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All You Need to Know about Hop on Hop off Saigon bus

December 20, 2022 - 773 views

Hop on Hop off bus is quite familiar in many countries, but it is still new in Vietnam. The country uses that kind of bus to travel the long distance from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, or within big cities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang… for sightseeing. Hop on hop off bus for sightseeing was first operated in 2020, and it has become a popular way for tourists to get around and visit famous tourist attractions in the city. Follow our article Hop on Hop off Saigon bus, and you will find useful information there.

About Hop on Hop off Saigon bus

Using a Hop on Hop off bus is a popular way to explore some major cities in many countries such as London in England, New York in the USA, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia... In Vietnam, this kind of bus Vietnam first went into operation on May 30, 2018, in Hanoi. Since then, it appears in other cities like Ho Chi Minh city, Danang and Halong.

Like the hop on hop off bus in other cities, this bus in Ho Chi Minh city picks up and discharges passengers at famous tourist spots in the city. It is a double-decker bus, equipped with GPS global positioning navigation technology, free wifi, USB charging port, refrigerator, monitor, CCTV, headset, and automatic card payment machine.

The bus consists of 65 seats, and two floors. All seats are equipped with audio equipment to help passengers hear information about works and amusement spots when the car passes. The first floor is low and flat, making it easy for the elderly, children, or wheelchairs of people with disabilities to get on and off the bus. The second floor is designed with a convertible suitable for tourists to walk around and admire the streetscape.

Hop on Hop off Saigon

Hop on Hop off Saigon


Hop on Hop off schedule & Price

The Hop on Hop off bus in Ho Chi Minh runs every 30 minutes with 22 trips per day. Its operating time is from 8:30 to 17:45 daily. You can start & end the trip on the hop on hop off bus at any among its 12 bus stops. If you do not stop at any bus stop, the entire loop lasts approximately 1 hour.

The ticket prices are VND330,000 (US$14) for adults and VND250,000 (US$10.8) for children from six to 12 years old. Tickets are free for children under five years old.

In particular, the bus ticket includes 12 free services on board such as trip records, city tourist maps, headsets with multi-language voiceovers, free wifi network, live guides..., visitors will enjoy the convenient values ​​​​when using the bus route.

Enjoy saigon hop on hop off bus

Enjoy Saigon hop on hop off bus


Hop on Hop off bus itinerary

Hop on Hop off bus allows you to explore the sights of Ho Chi Minh City at your own pace, and you will have the chance to visit most fo tourist attractions in the city such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, Independence Palace, War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Nguyen Hue Street walking street, Bitexco Financial Tower, Underground cuisine Taka Plaza, Huyen Si Church, Bach Dang Pier, and Opera House

The route will start and finish at the Saigon Central Post Office on Cong Xa Paris Street. The itinerary for the bus is as followed

  • Stop1: Central Post Office – No.1 Cong Xa Pari Street
  • Stop 2: History Museum – Sai Gon Zoo – No.2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street
  • Stop 3: War Remnants Museum – No.28 Vo Van Tan Street
  • Stop 4: 187 Pham Ngu Lao – in front of Liberty Central Hotel – No.187 Pham Ngu Lao Street
  • Stop 5: Ben Thanh Market – No.129-133 Ham Nghi Street
  • Stop 6: Skydeck – No. 67 Ham Nghi Street
  • Stop 7: Bach Dang Pier -No.17 Ton Duc Thang Street
  • Stop 8: Majestic Hotel – opposite to Majestic Hotel – Intersection of Ton Duc Thang and Dong Khoi Street
  • Stop 9: Nguyen Hue st – City Hall – Opera House – No.92-96 Nguyen Hue Street
  • Stop 10: Independence Palace – No.135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street
  • Stop 11. Central Post Office – No.1 Cong Xa Pari Street’

If there are events occurring on Nguyen Hue Street, the route will be adjusted to avoid the area.

Besides, hop on hop off sightseeing tour, the bus provider offers some attractive combos where you will be visiting other places and joining interesting activities such as 1 hour around Saigon & Saigon Skydeck, one trip around Saigon and Dinner on the cruise, Independence Palace & Ho Chi Minh city one round trip…They even have tour combinations between hop on hop off bus and Mekong or Cu Chi.

Hop On Hop off Saigon bus route maps

Hop On Hop off Saigon bus route maps


Local tips to do Hop on Hop off the bus

  • Summer in Ho Chi Minh can be hot and humid, so you can prepare a hat, sunscreen, fan before taking the bus.
  • When on the hop on hop off bus, do not forget to bring a camera, or phone to take pictures.
  • If you are short on time, you can sit on the bus to pass most of the tourist attractions in the city, which only lasts for 60 minutes.
  • If you have time, stay as long as you want at each sightseeing stop, then catch any of the Hop-On Hop-Off buses making the loop when you are ready to go.
  • Keep the ticket until the end of the trip as you need to show it to the bus staff when getting back.

Saigon hop of hop off bus

Saigon hop of hop off bus

Hop on Hop off bus is a great way to see Ho Chi Minh city, however, there is even another interesting to learn more about the city. It is to join a city tour where you have a knowledgeable tour guide who is willing to share with you everything about the city. Not only the history, the culture of the place you will be visiting, but also he will be able to advise you about places to visit, where to eat during your free time. We will be able to help you with booking a Hop on Hop off bus ticket, Ho Chi Minh city tour, or Vietnam package tour within the whole country, so do not hesitate to email us. 


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