Car rentals are available nationwide with the price of US$ 30 to US$ 40/day.
There is a regular train service between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and most cities in between. Many people like to travel the length of the country this way. Tickets allow passengers to break their journey at the major regional cities like Hue , Danang and Nha Trang. The trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes between 32 and 45 hours non-stop, depending on which service is used. Passengers can book a sleeping compartment, soft seat, or economy class. Reservations should be made one day or more in advance.
The bus system runs almost everywhere within the country, with stations built around the country dividing the territory into regions. Bus is very cheap but uncomfortable and unreliable.
In the major cities the easiest method of transport are taxis. Most are relatively new models of car and are air-conditioned. Prices are cheap and most trips within a city cost between US$2 and US$5. Contrast this with the price of a cyclo trip (about the same), and except for the novelty of the transport, taxis provide a better service. Tourism authorities advise tourists not to take cyclos at night.
Honda “ Om ”
On any street corner in Vietnam, you will find men with motorcycles willing to carry you anywhere. This mode of transport is known as “Honda Om” or Honda Embrace. It is usually cheap and reliable although the fare should be negotiated before commencing the journey.