How to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre

January 11, 2022 - 5523 views

Ben Tre is one of the famous tourist attractions in the Mekong Delta. Many tourists in Ho Chi Minh want to visit this beautiful province for a one or two days' trip to Ben Tre. If you do not know How to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre, find more information in this article. 

Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre distance and travel time 

The distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre city is about 80 kilometres, and it takes from 1.5 to 2 hours to travel between these two places. Currently, there are 2 main roads to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre city

Route 1: Ho Chi Minh city centre – Binh Chanh district - Binh Thuan intersection - National Highway 1 - My Yen - Vinh Loc - Ben Luc bridge - Tan An bridge - Tan An city - Tien Giang province - My Tho city - Rach Mieu Bridge - National Highway 60 – Ben Tre city

Route 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Binh Chang district – Binh Thuan intersection - National Highway 1- Ho Chi Minh City - Trung Luong highway- to National Highway 1A - My Tho city of Tien Giang province - Highway 60 - Rach Mieu Bridge – Ben Tre city

From Ben Tre city, you can travel to tourist attractions such as Con Phung tourism area (12 kilometres from Ben Tre city), Vam Ho bird sanctuary (45 kilometres from Ben Tre city), Con Quy (13 kilometres from Ben Tre city) …

Ho Chi minh to Mekong Delta


3 best ways to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre 

Shuttle bus

Shuttle bus is the cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre. Some bus companies provide free pick up to the bus station which is not further than 5 kilometres. Some charge you 1 USD for the transit to the bus station. Most buses from Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre depart from Mien Tay bus station and drop off at the city centre of Ben Tre. From Ben Tre bus station, you will need to catch another bus to your destination.

Buses to Ben Tre from Ho Chi Minh city run every 15 minutes from 6:00 to 19:00. The bus ticket ranges from 3 USD to 5 USD, depending on the kind of seat or transportation. There can be a surcharge of 7USD if you travel on public holidays.

Some recommended bus services are listed as follows: 

Bus providers Departure time Price (VND)
Cong Tao 6:00  80,000
Duy Phuong  5:00  70,000
Dong Khoi  11:30, 11:45  100,000
Hiep Than  13:00  80,000
Hoang Khai  5:00 every 30 minutes  70,000
Hong Phuong  7:00  90,000
Kim Hoang  5:00 every 60 minutes  110,000
Tam Minh  4:30  80,000


HO Chi Minh to Ben Tre bus


Limousine Luxury Bus

Travelling from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre can become more relaxing when you choose to take the Limousine Luxury bus. The limousine Luxury bus can be a 9, 16 seat car, which means you will share the bus with a small number of passengers. Taking a limousine bus, you will be able to relax on a luxury vehicle equipped with a minibar, LCD screen, stereo, system automatic doors, working desks, Wi-Fi, 3G system.  Drivers on this kind of transfer are experienced, careful, polite, hard-working, so your travel trip becomes more comfortable. 

Ho Chi Minh to Ben tre luxury bus


Private car 

The private car is the best way to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre, traveling time is shortened to 1.5 hours. However, it is also the most expensive way to travel. You need to pay  10 times more than travelling on a shuttle bus.

Please see the price for the private car below:

Service  4 seat (USD) 7 seat (USD) 16 seat (USD) 29 seat (USD)
One way 79 79 109 138
Two way 149 159 199 169 

Please note:

  • 4-seater: 1 – 2 people plus luggage
  • 7-seater: 3 – 4 people plus luggage
  • 16-seater: 4 – 6 people plus luggage
  • 29-seater: 7 – 12 people plus luggage

Ho Chi Minh to mekong Delta private car

Recommended tour itinerary from Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre 

Insight Mekong Delta Full day: It is a full day to Ben Tre which gives you the great experience to explore the amazing local life of people here. You will be visiting local workplaces to see how they make bricks or food from coconut. There is also a chance for you to visit fruit orchards, taste the local specialities: elephant-ear fish and river shrimp...

Mekong Delta Explore at Ben Tre Homestay 2 days: If you have more time for Mekong Delta, you should take a two-day one-night tour. You will have more time to enjoy the serene peacefulness of the countryside, experience the countryside lifestyle, and engage in garden work and other fun activities.

Mekong Delta Gateway 3 days: This tour allows you to explore the Mekong Delta in deep. Besides Ben Tre, you will be visiting other places in the Mekong Delta like Can Tho, Sa Dec, or the floating market in Cai Rang.

Ho Chi minh to mekong Delta


Local tips to get to Ben Tre from Ho Chi Minh City

  • On the way from Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre, you will stop at a place for a toilet or meals, do not forget to check prices before eating, shopping, or using services.
  • Prepare in luggage with light clothes and sneakers. Wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees, if you intend to visit sacred areas such as communal houses, temples, pagodas, shrines.
  • You should be careful and stay away from ponds and lakes if you come there
  • Ask the boat owner to carry a moderate number of passengers and fully equip the passengers with life jackets if you travel on the boat.
  • Do not carry a lot of cash in you as there are many ATMs in Ben Tre to withdraw money.

Travelling from Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre is easy. The trip is more fun if you are able to choose the one which is best for you. Hope that this article is able to give you some useful information and tips to travel. If there is anything you need to know, do not hesitate to let us know. 

Jenny Tran

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Hey we would like to go to Thị trấn Mỏ Cày Số 66, ấp Tân Phước, thị trấn Mỏ Cày, huyện Mỏ Cày Nam, Bến Tre, Vietnam as soon as possible can you make us an offer. Thanks in advance!

@Gaby Zelter:

Hi! There are buses from Mien Tay Bus Station to thị trấn Mỏ Cày. You should try to contact some bus providers to check the schedule and book in advance, such as: Kim Hoang (phone: 1900888684 – 1900633720), Hiep Thanh (phone: 1300276755), and Cong Tao (phone: 1300229674).

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