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Ho Chi Minh highway, going through the highlands, more scenic, some parts have very light traffic or bad roads.
 
Ho Chi Minh highway, going through the highlands, more scenic, some parts have very light traffic or bad roads.
  
Bus 43 goes to the beginning of [https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ho+Chi+Minh+City,+District+7,+Ho+Chi+Minh,+Vietnam/@10.7907948,106.7501096,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x317529292e8d3dd1:0xf15f5aad773c112b this highway]. Get off at Nguyễn Thị Định. User [[User:Jans|Jans]] spotted bus 15 and bus 22 on the [https://www.google.com/maps/place/12+B%E1%BA%BFn+Ph%C3%BA+%C4%90%E1%BB%8Bnh,+Vietnam/@10.8518188,107.00924,12z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x31752e7440f63119:0x248b6f95f08e456c other end of the highway], but has no idea about the further route of these buses. [[User:Mexicocamboya|Mexicocamboya]] knows bus 15 follows approximately [https://www.google.com/maps/dir/%C4%90%C6%B0%C6%A1%CC%80ng+44/B%C3%83I+XE+BU%C3%9DT+%C4%90%E1%BA%A6M+SEN/@10.7414915,106.5931775,11938m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m54!4m53!1m45!1m1!1s0x31752de6b632b695:0x50727464a9254287!2m2!1d106.622685!2d10.723932!3m4!1m2!1d106.6295547!2d10.7236922!3s0x31752de1dbfb23c5:0x889d0555510a80ff!3m4!1m2!1d106.6188869!2d10.7141795!3s0x31752dfa5de701bd:0xc463c3de1bfbe13b!3m4!1m2!1d106.6117415!2d10.7210734!3s0x31752dee86a024f3:0x869cd0d0ac82d895!3m4!1m2!1d106.607853!2d10.727254!3s0x31752deaed51e955:0x435356ecf0cbde90!3m4!1m2!1d106.603191!2d10.7347967!3s0x31752db8d2bdd127:0x5f44ca84b29fbc85!3m4!1m2!1d106.6063907!2d10.7295913!3s0x31752dc00fd300e9:0x8a50fce4de26dea0!3m4!1m2!1d106.5920123!2d10.7563142!3s0x31752c525d5ec43f:0x9a44c048eb35eb4b!3m4!1m2!1d106.5923836!2d10.7695968!3s0x31752c5ce9e04c75:0x6559a3021447e0d5!1m5!1m1!1s0x31752e99cd9933d5:0x652a5087c60ccad0!2m2!1d106.6401679!2d10.7676425!3e0 this route] and bus 22 [https://www.google.com/maps/dir/B%E1%BA%BFn+Xe+Qu%E1%BA%ADn+8,+T%E1%BA%A1+Quang+B%E1%BB%ADu+%2F+QL50/KCN+L%C3%8A+MINH+XU%C3%82N,+T%C3%A2n+Nh%E1%BB%B1t,+B%C3%ACnh+Ch%C3%A1nh,+H%E1%BB%93+Ch%C3%AD+Minh,+Vietnam/@10.7179324,106.5663445,11928m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m34!4m33!1m25!1m1!1s0x31752e43b6f51d43:0x2eb8fcfae3cd3c15!2m2!1d106.6565787!2d10.7335237!3m4!1m2!1d106.6083792!2d10.7017538!3s0x3175320c8013f97f:0xfec7191506a61882!3m4!1m2!1d106.5954819!2d10.6926031!3s0x3175326f35ee8f11:0x2e2fcededcbe3be4!3m4!1m2!1d106.589508!2d10.6957764!3s0x31753264dd4ae423:0xc50cef574809088b!3m4!1m2!1d106.5367856!2d10.7214099!3s0x31752d528542ee6b:0x6b5ae6344e9241ec!1m5!1m1!1s0x31752d2ded8df789:0x2c013a55ed44b337!2m2!1d106.539513!2d10.744208!3e0 this route]. Probably the best bus to take is 19 which starts at Phạm Ngũ Lão and goes out to the New Eastern Bus Station (the furthest point on AH1 that any local bus goes), which is perfect for hitchhiking.
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Bus 43 goes to the beginning of [https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ho+Chi+Minh+City,+District+7,+Ho+Chi+Minh,+Vietnam/@10.7907948,106.7501096,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x317529292e8d3dd1:0xf15f5aad773c112b this highway]. Get off at Nguyễn Thị Định. User [[User:Jans|Jans]] spotted bus 15 and bus 22 on the [https://www.google.com/maps/place/12+B%E1%BA%BFn+Ph%C3%BA+%C4%90%E1%BB%8Bnh,+Vietnam/@10.8518188,107.00924,12z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x31752e7440f63119:0x248b6f95f08e456c other end of the highway], but has no idea about the further route of these buses. [[User:Mexicocamboya|Mexicocamboya]] knows bus 15 follows approximately [https://www.google.com/maps/dir/%C4%90%C6%B0%C6%A1%CC%80ng+44/B%C3%83I+XE+BU%C3%9DT+%C4%90%E1%BA%A6M+SEN,+ph%C6%B0%E1%BB%9Dng+3,+Qu%E1%BA%ADn+11,+Ho+Chi+Minh+City,+Vietnam/@10.753746,106.5892871,22992m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m34!4m33!1m25!1m1!1s0x31752de6b632b695:0x50727464a9254287!2m2!1d106.622685!2d10.723932!3m4!1m2!1d106.6291642!2d10.7228299!3s0x31752e0a0845325f:0xf4fd62f783fbeac6!3m4!1m2!1d106.6199189!2d10.7188836!3s0x31752de4dd83a74b:0x20fe414a23902b38!3m4!1m2!1d106.616065!2d10.7141416!3s0x31752df096fafe7f:0x9e201991df9c6dd6!3m4!1m2!1d106.5909052!2d10.7677024!3s0x31752c5b78855f7d:0xa646e1931db2c0f0!1m5!1m1!1s0x31752e99cd9933d5:0x652a5087c60ccad0!2m2!1d106.6401679!2d10.7676425!3e2 this route] and bus 22 [https://www.google.com/maps/dir/B%E1%BA%BFn+Xe+Qu%E1%BA%ADn+8,+T%E1%BA%A1+Quang+B%E1%BB%ADu+%2F+QL50,+397+QL50,+Ph%C6%B0%E1%BB%9Dng+5,+Qu%E1%BA%ADn+8,+5,+Vietnam/KCN+L%C3%8A+MINH+XU%C3%82N,+T%C3%A2n+Nh%E1%BB%B1t,+B%C3%ACnh+Ch%C3%A1nh,+Ho+Chi+Minh+City,+Vietnam/@10.7708064,106.5789557,23006m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m39!4m38!1m30!1m1!1s0x31752e43b6f51d43:0x2eb8fcfae3cd3c15!2m2!1d106.6565787!2d10.7335237!3m4!1m2!1d106.6105688!2d10.6945845!3s0x31753205410fd27d:0xeb3b67cf2b09f0d9!3m4!1m2!1d106.6080753!2d10.702994!3s0x3175320b76c91673:0x939a532dffd1adb6!3m4!1m2!1d106.598239!2d10.6912794!3s0x317532694ac43d5f:0xd335a9f948555733!3m4!1m2!1d106.5921312!2d10.6961303!3s0x31753265467108dd:0xc03d1d4dab90f6c6!3m4!1m2!1d106.5367856!2d10.7214099!3s0x31752d528542ee6b:0x6b5ae6344e9241ec!1m5!1m1!1s0x31752d2ded8df789:0x2c013a55ed44b337!2m2!1d106.539513!2d10.744208!3e2 this route]. Probably the best bus to take is 19 which starts at Phạm Ngũ Lão and goes out to the New Eastern Bus Station (the furthest point on AH1 that any local bus goes) along [https://www.google.com/maps/dir/10.8736438,106.8020248/T%C4%90H+xe+bu%C3%BDt+S%C3%A0i+G%C3%B2n/@10.8490028,106.6344858,45465m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m49!4m48!1m40!3m4!1m2!1d106.7999119!2d10.8751017!3s0x3174d8a6cb3a861d:0x5d1cc668b24ecc69!3m4!1m2!1d106.8050037!2d10.8756296!3s0x3174d8a60ea82669:0x472f70d492cc56a7!3m4!1m2!1d106.813644!2d10.8800064!3s0x3174d8adc0203317:0x5181ab6342b236d9!3m4!1m2!1d106.7875601!2d10.8658802!3s0x31752763f7787305:0xef8da178664f9a1e!3m4!1m2!1d106.7240192!2d10.865585!3s0x317527fd5d730def:0xc83b4ca7348dd358!3m4!1m2!1d106.7000736!2d10.7820058!3s0x31752f49de796ce3:0xf92b59b7b0b72900!3m4!1m2!1d106.7053347!2d10.7694258!3s0x31752f417e0271ab:0x65fa4ca51945e81b!3m4!1m2!1d106.6960267!2d10.7688159!3s0x31752f3e39654711:0xaa39ce6bb0869ab8!1m5!1m1!1s0x31752f17e126fe39:0xe2358388d6c917d5!2m2!1d106.6893916!2d10.7678368!3e2 this route], which is perfect for hitchhiking.
  
 
AH1 is QL1A on some maps. To go to the north, like Nha Trang, Da Nang or Ha Noi, you could try going to junction of QL1A and DT43. It's a highway, where lots of cars, buses and some tracks are passing by. And this place is easily reached by bus from the city centre, check out google maps directions for public transport.
 
AH1 is QL1A on some maps. To go to the north, like Nha Trang, Da Nang or Ha Noi, you could try going to junction of QL1A and DT43. It's a highway, where lots of cars, buses and some tracks are passing by. And this place is easily reached by bus from the city centre, check out google maps directions for public transport.

Revision as of 20:24, 29 April 2018

<map lat='10.771928557041234' lng='106.68617248535156' zoom='11' view='0' float='right'/> Saigon, currently better known as Ho Chi Minh City, is the largest city in Vietnam.

User Worldhitch mentioned that in Saigon you won't have the feeling of being out of the city for a very long time... But don't panic!

Public Transport

Saigon is covered by an extensive bus network, which reaches well into the suburbs. You can get the map on paper for free at Ben Thanh market.

Hitchhiking out

Towards Hanoi

There are 2 main roads: AH1, super busy road along the coast, crowded and in good shape. Ho Chi Minh highway, going through the highlands, more scenic, some parts have very light traffic or bad roads.

Bus 43 goes to the beginning of this highway. Get off at Nguyễn Thị Định. User Jans spotted bus 15 and bus 22 on the other end of the highway, but has no idea about the further route of these buses.

Towards Hanoi

There are 2 main roads: AH1, super busy road along the coast, crowded and in good shape. Ho Chi Minh highway, going through the highlands, more scenic, some parts have very light traffic or bad roads.

Bus 43 goes to the beginning of this highway. Get off at Nguyễn Thị Định. User Jans spotted bus 15 and bus 22 on the other end of the highway, but has no idea about the further route of these buses. Mexicocamboya knows bus 15 follows approximately this route and bus 22 this route. Probably the best bus to take is 19 which starts at Phạm Ngũ Lão and goes out to the New Eastern Bus Station (the furthest point on AH1 that any local bus goes) along this route, which is perfect for hitchhiking.

AH1 is QL1A on some maps. To go to the north, like Nha Trang, Da Nang or Ha Noi, you could try going to junction of QL1A and DT43. It's a highway, where lots of cars, buses and some tracks are passing by. And this place is easily reached by bus from the city centre, check out google maps directions for public transport.

Towards Cambodia

Take a bus to Bến Xe An Sương. This is a huge bus station, so there are about 15 lines from somewhere in the centre going there. Walk out of the bus station and you'll be standing right on the motorway that leads straight to the border.