Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Delta: Absolute Guide for First time Travellers
Traveling from Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Delta is an option route that many people are looking for doing a tour. Our article will show you detail the distance and transfer option so you can find the best one for you.
Whether you are a Ho Chi Minh City tourist who wants to travel to the Mekong Delta or consider it a business trip, you need to know how to travel from Ho Chi Minh to the Mekong Delta, including the length of the trip, time, and transportation to be the most suitable and safe. Here will be some information you need.
1. Where is Ho Chi Minh and Mekong Delta
Mekong Delta is a very large area that included 12 provinces heading to the south of Ho Chi Minh city. 5 most famous provinces which are popular for tourist visits are: Ben Tre, Cai Be, Can Tho, Chau Doc, My Tho. To plan the trip to Mekong Delta, you should know exactly where you would like to visit and how long you plan to stay here.
2. Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Detla Distance and Travel Time
The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta depends on the destination you would like to visit. The shortest distance is about 60km and the longest distance can come up to 210 KM. The time transfer from Saigon to Mekong Delta also different, let's learn some main routes below:
- Ho Chi Minh to My Tho, Mekong delta: 67 km, 1 hour 25 min transfer
- Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre, Mekong delta: 84 km, 1 hour 50 min transfer
- Ho Chi Minh to Cai Be, Mekong delta: 109 km, 2.5 hours transfer
- Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho, Mekong delta: 166 km, 3.5 hours transfer
- Ho Chi Minh to Chau Doc, Mekong delta: 209 km, 5.5 hours transfer
Ho Chi Minh to Mekong delta route maps
3. Best ways to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Delta
There are many options for you to travel from Ho Chi Minh to the Mekong Delta like Car, bus, boat, motorbike or booking a tour. We will learn detail about each option below:
3.1 Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Delta Private Car
Taking a private car transfer to the Mekong Delta from Saigon is the best option because it's convenient and comfortable. The price for a private car is not too expensive and depend on your arrival destination, you can refer table detail below:
|Routes||4 seat car (max 2 pax)||7 seat car (2-3 pax)||minivan 16 seats (4 - 10 pax)|
|Ho Chi Minh to My Tho||$55 US||$65 US||$105 US|
|Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre||$60 US||$70 US||$110 US|
|Ho Chi Minh to Cai Be||$70 US||$80 US||$120 US|
|Ho Chi Minh to Can Tho||$90 US||$100 US||$140 US|
|Ho Chi Minh to Chau Doc||$130 US||$ 140 US||$ 180 US|
To book a private car from Saigon to Mekong Delta, you can ask the support from hotel staff or a travel agents. BestPrice Travel is one of the best suppliers for car transfers in Saigon, please feel free to contact us.
3.2 Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Detal Bus
Getting to the Mekong delta from Ho Chi Minh by bus is also a good option which many tourists choose. There are many bus leaves daily from Saigon to Mekong Dental every 30 - 60 min/ trip.
Bus price from Saigon to Mekong Delta from $5US to $15 US depending on your arrival destination and bus type.
There are some famous bus brands you can refer to Phuong Trang Bus (Futa Bus), Mai Linh Express Bus, Thanh Buoi Bus, The Sinh Tourist bus ...
If you decide to travel by bus, you should look for information carefully included:
- Your arrival destination
- Bus schedule (you can easily find on each bus operator website)
- Pick up point (where you need to catch the bus to avoid missing it).
3.3 Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Delta Boat
There are some companies that offer Mekong Delta boat tours from Saigon by speed boat. You will be picked up at the pier in Saigon Center and heading to Mekong Delta by waterway. After a day visit Mekong Delta you will be brought back by boat.
The price for Mekong Delta boat tours from Saigon is quite expensive, it is from $110 US /person join full-day included: boat transfer, guide, visiting, and lunch.
3.5 Ho Chi Minh to Mekong Delta Motorbike
Some adventure tourist wants to discover Mekong Delta in a different way, you can think about renting a motorbike to travel from Saigon.
The price of renting a motorbike from Saigon is about $20 US/days, you can refer to some places where you can rent below:
- Tigit Motorbikes Hanoi
- Gia Hưng Motorbike Rental
- Hiep Motorbike Rental
- Vietnam Motorbike Tours & Rentals
If you decide to travel to Mekong Delta from Saigon by motorbike, you should notice some main point below:
- You have your own driver license
- Vietnam drive in the right hand if your country drive in the left hand you should consider carefully
- Traffic in Vietnam is quite complicated, most people do not ride in the right lane, if you are not familiar accident might happen.
- Traffic jams always happen during rush hours with thousand of a motorbike on the road.
3.6 Mekong Delta tour from Ho Chi Minh
Book a tour to Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh is the best option, you don't need to find the transport and finding the pickup & drop off point. Most of the Mekong Delta tours already included a transfer round trip from/ to Ho Chi Minh. Depend on your travel plan duration you can choose 1 day, 2 days, or a longer trip to Mekong Delta.
BestPrice Travel is one of the best local operators in Vietnam who operates the Mekong delta tour, you can feel confident to book your Mekong delta tour with us.
Above is some information shared so that visitors can choose a trip from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta. Hope that will help you gain more experience and knowledge to have a more meaningful trip. You can travel with friends or family members to get full pleasure.
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Questions & Answers (3)
Hi I would like to travel to the Mekong delta from Ho chi min and then travel to Phu quoc. We arrive in Ho chi min on the 21 Feb and thinking of spending 2 nights in Ho chi min , then about 3 nights in the Delta, before travelling to Phu Quoc Regards S Honnor
I would like to suggest you the program below:
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 3: HCM Cooking Class
Day 4: Heading to Mekong Delta & Visit Ben Tre
Day 5: Tan Phong Island and Cai Be
Day 6: Visit Cai Rang Floating Market - Sadec - Can Tho
Day 7: Heading to Phu Quoc - Relax
Day 8 - 10 Free day & Depart
How do you think about this?
Hi, We're a family, 3 adults and 2 kids (3&5 years old) that are planning a trip from HCMC to Phu Quoc through Mekong delta. We would like to spend 2-3 nights at two stops in the Mekong Delta from the 11th-16th of January 2023. Can you recommend the best way of us doing this? Then we'll take the ferry across to Phu Quoc. Thank you!
There are 2 options for doing this:
1. Taking the land tour -> you can take 2 days or 3 days Mekong Delta package that ending in Can Tho, then from there you can flight to Phu Quoc or transfer to Rach Gia for speedboat.
2. Taking the Mekong Delta Cruise to Phu Quoc with Mekong Eyes.
Please let me know your prefer option then i will arrange the trip for you.
Is it possible to hire a private car transfer to drop you off in Ben Tre and then have the car come back the next day to pick you up and bring you back to Ho Chi Minh?
Yes but price depend on your date and number of person, please give more detail.