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

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Though first operated in 2020, the hop-on hop-off bus has become popular in Vietnam as this is a fascinating way for travelers to get around and witness famous tourist attractions of the city.

Follow our article Hop-on hop-off Saigon bus, and you will find useful information there.

All You Need To Know About Hop On Hop Off Saigon Bus

About Hop On Hop Off Saigon Bus

Getting on a hop-on hop-off bus is a popular way to explore major cities in many countries, such as London in England, New York in the USA, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, etc. In Vietnam, this type of bus Vietnam first went into operation on May 30, 2018, in Hanoi. Since then, it has appeared in other cities like Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, and Halong.

Hop On Hop Off Bus Is Popular In Big Cities

Hop On Hop Off Bus Is Popular In Big Cities

Like other hop-on hop-off buses, the bus in Ho Chi Minh City picks up and discharges passengers at famous tourist spots in the city. The double-decker bus features 65 seats on both two floors, and all seats are equipped with audio equipment to bring passengers information about historical places and attractive spots when the car passes.

Facilities Of Hop On Hop Off Bus In Saigon

Facilities Of Hop On Hop Off Bus In Saigon

The first floor is low and flat, making it easy for seniors, children, or wheelchair users 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.

 

Itinerary

The hop-on hop-off bus in Ho Chi Minh runs every 30 minutes, and the operating time is from 08:30 to 15:30 daily. There is also a night sightseeing tour with departure times from 16:00 - 23:00.

The bus ticket includes 12 free services, including:

  • City map, free water, conical hat, raincoat
  • Free Wi-Fi & e-ticket with mobile acceptance
  • Audio guide in multiple languages (not available for night tour)
  • live guide support on the bus (only for 4-hour tour)
  • Insurance on bus

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

 

Ho Chi Minh Tour Hop-on Hop-off For 4 Hours

  • Pick-up point: 02 Cong Xa Paris, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Price: From 350,000 VND (US $15)

This hop-on hop-off bus takes you through 30 streets of Ho Chi Minh City, and you will have the chance to visit most of the tourist attractions in the city. You can get off the bus to visit the places you want (entrance fee is not included):

Stop 1

Central Post Office & Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral - No.2 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 (Bitexco Financial Tower) - No. 36 Ho Tung Mau Street

Stop 7

Bach Dang Pier -No.17 Ton Duc Thang Street

Stop 8

Majestic Hotel - Opposite Majestic Hotel - Intersection of Ton Duc Thang & Dong Khoi Street

Stop 9

Nguyen Hue Street - City Hall - No.92 - 96 Nguyen Hue Street

Stop 10

Independence Palace - No.135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street

Stop 11

Central Post Office - No.2 Cong Xa Pari Street

Route Map

Route Map

 

1 Hour Trip Around Ho Chi Minh City

  • Pick-up point: 02 Cong Xa Paris, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Price: From 150,000 VND (US $7)

Though the route of this 1-hour trip is similar to the 4-hour city tour above, you can only sit on the bus and admire the streets through the window or on the second floor, which is suitable for travelers who want to witness the bustling streetscapes of Sai Gon.

 

Night Sai Gon Tour For 1 Hour For Sightseeing

  • Pick-up point: 92 - 96 Nguyen Hue Street
  • Price: From 150,000 VND (US $7)

Like the 1-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour in the daylight, the bus on this night trip also goes around the city without stopping. However, you will join a different route below:

Stop 1

City Hall - 86 Le Thanh Ton Street

Stop 2

Notre Dame Cathedral - 01 Cong Xa Paris

Stop 3

Central Post Office - 02 Cong Xa Paris

Stop 4

Thu Thiem Bridge

Stop 5

Independence Palace - 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street

Stop 6

Bitexco Finance Tower - 36 Ho Tung Mau Street

Stop 7

Bach Dang Pier - 27 Ton Duc Thang Street

Stop 8

Majestic Hotel - 1 Dong Khoi Street

Stop 9

Nguyen Hue Walk Street

 

Local tips to do Hop on Hop off the bus

  • Summer in Ho Chi Minh can be hot and humid, so you should prepare a hat, sunscreen, fan before taking the bus (especially if you want to admire the city on the second deck)
  • When you are on the hop-on hop-off bus, do not forget to bring a camera, or phone to take pictures
  • 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 returning.

 

Hop-on Hop-off bus is a great way to catch a glimpse of the hustle and bustle in Sai Gon. However, it is an even more interesting way to learn about the city. Let’s have a look at our interesting Ho Chi Minh tours below to explore more of the ‘City that never sleeps’.

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Questions & Answers (4)

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16/04/2024

If I buy 24hrs ticket, does it include both the day and night trip? Suppose I buy a 24hrs ticket at 8pm and enjoy the single round trip, shall I get the next morning multiple trip?

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17/04/2024
@Swati naznin:

Hi! The 24hrs ticket is included both day and night trip and it only applies for the day you buy, you can't use it for the next day.

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23/11/2023

I will stay in Harmony Saigon spa hotel and I would like to know which station will be closest?If I ll buy online do I have to print out or Okey to show from phone ?

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27/11/2023
@Ellie Nice:

Hi! The nearest stop is at 187 Pham Ngu Lao St. (around 800 - 900 meters walking from your hotel). Pls note that, only the 4-hours bus stops on the way so you may have to wait quite long.

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14/11/2023

Can I pay for a HoponHopoff bus on the bus?

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14/11/2023
@Stephen Begley:

No, you have to buy the ticket online or directly at the selling spot.

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04/08/2023

We are planning to stay at the Ramada Encore By Wyndham SaiGon hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Could you please inform us about the nearest stop of the Hop on Hop Off Bus from which we can board the bus? We have come across contradictory information on the internet regarding the availability of an audio guide on the bus. Could you kindly provide clarification on this matter? What is the cost of the ticket?

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05/08/2023
@Pavlina Aleksieva:

Hi! The nearest stop from your hotel is at 92 - 96 Nguyen Hue St. About the audio guide; usually, it's available right on the 1st floor of the bus. Usually, there will be a guide accompany with the bus, you can ask him/her to get the audio guide. About the ticket, depending on the travel agency you choose, the price for a 24-hour ticket should be about 20 USD. 

Please note that for night tour, the Hop on Hop off bus runs "go-through" tour so it doesn't stop to pick-up and drop-off guest at any bus stops from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

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