City Bus Service

There are benefits to taking localbuses around Ho Chi Minh City, especially if you are an adventurous person and appreciate gliding around the city in air conditioned comfort. During heavy traffic periods, the bus can actually be faster as they have an informal right of way on the streets. Some of the city buses departing from Ben Thanh Market area do short looped runs between key sights of interest. Do your research first.

While schedules on the internet are written in Vietnamese only, there are colour-coded route maps that will at least give you a rough idea of the routes. A map of Saigon’s bus routes can be found at the Ben Thanh Bus Station but to be warned, it is more confusing than the London Tube map. There are numerous privately operated bus companies that run mid length routes to destinations outside Ho Chi Minh City.

What's Nearby

Le Spa des Artistes - Hôtel des Arts Saigon

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The Spa at New World Saigon Hotel

The Spa at New World Saigon Hotel understands their customer base. The know the high-tension businessmen and women that stroll through th...

Chats Slot Gaming Center - ITC

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Indochine Spa

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Walking Tours

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Beer from an Altitude: The World of Heineken at Bitexco

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Vietnam Vespa Adventures

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Galaxy Cinema

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Vietnam Bike Tours

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Blue Space Contemporary Arts Center

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Maison Marou Saigon

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Ginkgo T-Shirts Ho Chi Minh City

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Saigon Square

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Ipa Nima HCMC

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XQ Hand Embroidery

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Thai Tuan Silk

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Sushi Tei

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San Fu Lou

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Parkview Restaurant

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Dynasty Chinese Restaurant

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Di Mai Restaurant

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Fine Arts Museum

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Ho Chi Minh City Museum

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23/9 Park

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City Hall

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L'Usine Café

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East West Brewing Co.

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The Saigon Cigar Club

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Catwalk Club, Karaoke and Casino

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The Lounge at New World Saigon Hotel

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Chill Skybar

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Phatty's

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Starbucks Coffee

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Sanouva Saigon Hotel

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New World Saigon Hotel

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Bong Sen Hotel Saigon

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Sheraton Saigon Hotel And Towers

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Caravelle Hotel

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Grand Hotel

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Contact

Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam