Vietnam Taxi: Best Brands & Prices [Updated]

January 11, 2022 - 4398 views

Currently, there’re a large number of vehicles in Vietnamese streets. As a result, traffic jams and hazards for traffic participants often occur. To limit the density of vehicles on the street and reduce the risk of traffic accidents, you can use public transport such as taxis and buses, etc. while travelling to Vietnam. The following article would like to list for you some of the best taxies in Vietnam so you can move around easily when you come here.

Traffic on Vietnamese streets is always hectic. It is not safe for tourists to drive around on your own, especially if you do not know the rules and the area well. It is why many people opt for a taxi in Vietnam. If you are looking for a taxi service, there are some popular brands that you should take note of.

Average Vietnam Taxi prices

Vietnam taxi prices are calculated based on fare per km. When the taxi picks you up, the meter starts counting. The “open-door-fare” or starting fare is set from 8.000VND ($0.34) to 15.000VND ($0.64), depending on the provider and model of the car. If your distance is longer, you will get a cheaper fare. The fare will be lower for long-distance routes.

For example, Mai Linh Taxi’s starting fee for a 4-seater Kia Morning is 5.000VND ($0.22) for the first 300 meters. The fare is 17.100VND/km ($0.74) from there to the second km, then 12.800VND/km($0.56) from the third km to the 10th km. From the 11th km to the 25th kilometer, you are charged 14.100VND/km ($0.6) and 11.400VND/km ($0.49) from the 25th kilometer. You can find a price chart inside every taxi that shows detailed information and fare.

To know the exact average Vietnam taxi prices for your rides, you can call the hotlines or check via Grab or Be. These apps are similar to Uber and Lyft in Western countries.

Top 5 Vietnam taxi brands for you

1. Mai Linh Taxi

Mai Linh Group Joint Stock Company (Mai Linh Group for short) was Mai Linh Passenger Transport and Tourism Company Limited in the past. It was founded on July 12th, 1993, by Mr. Ho Huy in Ho Chi Minh City.

Mai Linh Group has affirmed its leading brand position in the passenger transport industry in Vietnam.

Mai Linh Group has affirmed its leading brand position in the passenger transport industry in Vietnam.

The mission of the company is to "Bring satisfaction to each person, contribute to the development and enhancement of Vietnamese culture, for a better life!"

Since its establishment, Mai Linh Taxi has been continuously expanding its location, improving the quality of vehicles, developing services, coaching drivers, and applications are continuously updated to serve customers.

With constant efforts, Mai Linh Group has affirmed its leading brand position in the passenger transport industry in Vietnam. It is the first taxi enterprise in Vietnam that was granted by Tuv Nord "ISO Road Traffic Management System according to International Standard ISO 39001:2012". Besides, at present, you can book a Mai Linh taxi easily through the "Taxi Mai Linh" app instead of calling to their hotline and have to wait for a very long time to get support from the taxi operators.


2. Taxi Group

Taxi Group was officially launched on the market on October 10, 2010. Taxi Group is the merger of 05 member Taxi units in Hanoi and 01 taxi unit in Bac Ninh, all of them are well-known in the Vietnam Taxi industry. The fact of the matter is that this company is gaining a great position in the Vietnamese market. Taxi Group includes Hanoi Taxi, Taxi CP, Hanoitourist Taxi, Taxi 3A, Taxi JAC, and Hanoi Bac Ninh Taxi.

Taxi Group has affirmed its position in Vietnam market.

With many years of experience and good services, Taxi Group has affirmed its position in the Vietnam market.

Taxi Group always provides the most luxurious and classy Taxi services with Toyota cars (large-scale covering all areas of Hanoi and neighboring provinces). Taxi Group's professional driver team always takes customers’ safety first. Their operating management system is equipped with modern equipment to serve the distribution of vehicles. The regional system of vehicle quality assurance always meets when needed.


3. ABC Taxi

It is true to say that ABC International Group is a reputable transport corporation in Vietnam. ABC is known as a leading brand providing passenger transport services in Hanoi. ABC International Group includes Vgoldsun Investment Company Limited, ABC International Joint Venture Company, ABC Taxi Service Joint Stock Company, and ABC Bac Ninh Joint Stock Company.

ABC International Group is a reputable transport corporation

ABC International Group is a reputable transport corporation

ABC taxi offers professional, luxurious, high-class, and modern services. ABC has a professional staff, modern facilities and it is affirming its quality and prestige in the Hanoi market in particular and the North in general.

For over 8 years of operation, Taxi ABC has gradually developed its brand with thousands of visitors using its services every day. ABC always appreciates the safety and comfort of customers, and it meets the needs of all customers so that customers always feel most satisfied.


4. Vinasun taxi

Seeing the increasing demand for the public transport of people, Vinasun taxi service was born with Toyota cars including Vios, Innova G, and Innova J. This company has the current number of vehicles over 4,500 cars. Vinasun promises to bring people the best, most professional, and quickest service.

Besides, in order to bring customers a new communication channel with the combination of modern sound, images, and techniques in a discreet space environment, Vinasun is implementing advertising on LCD screens that are attached in its taxi nowadays.

In addition to the service of deploying advertising via LCD, from July 1, 2010, Vinasun officially exploited the advertising service of decal stickers on the taxi glasses. This brand has realized that this is a new form of advertising, low cost and will attract the attention of many people, so this form of advertising will help the company convey the message to everyone immediately.


5. Vina taxi

Vina taxi was established on October 8, 1992. It is a Joint Venture company formed by the combination of TECOBEST Company (Hongkong) and TRACODI Company. In 2003, Tecobest transferred management rights to ComfortDelGro Group - Singapore, one of the world's largest road transport groups, and Tracodi Company under the Ministry of Transport of Vietnam.

Vina Taxi

Vina Taxi on street

In 2008, VINATAXI tested and put into use a GPS navigation system to better serve the practical benefits of customers. Because of efforts to improve that service, VINATAXI was honored to receive many prestigious awards.


Tips while using a taxi in Vietnam

Here are some things you need to keep in mind to ensure a safe and convenient ride.

Identify a licensed taxi: Before getting on any taxi in Viet Nam, you should check whether it is licensed. The car should have a lightbox that says “TAXI” on top. The brand name, operating phone number, and logo on both sides of the cars are visible. There should be a price chart, a working meter connected to a receipt printer, and a name card of the taxi driver inside of the vehicle. 

Tipping: In Vietnam, customers are not required to leave a tip for a taxi driver. So you are not considered being rude for not doing so. However, you can tell the driver to keep the change if it is small.

Make sure that you take note of this information to avoid any unnecessary problems. Hopefully, you will have enjoyable rides in a taxi in Vietnam. If you are looking for Vietnam Tours and don't want to worry much about scam taxi please do not hesitate to contact us, we will arrange a memorable trip for you.


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Can we get a bus for 15 persons in Hanoi for site seeing in and around Hanoi.


Yes we can arrange the bus for you, please give me date and schedule.

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How much from phi Truong tan San nhat To 233 hau giang p5 q6 cho lon

@Phuong Nguyen:

Cost about 300,000 - 500,000 VND

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