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Can Tho Travel Expenses: How much does it cost?

Can Tho Travel Expenses: How much does it cost?

Can Tho travel cost

Can Tho, often known as “a river delta city,” is well-known for its poetic beauty of the waterways, rich culture, and extraordinary local cuisine. As locals in Can Tho, We recommend for you a trip 3 days 2 nights in Can Tho. This city is not too large, so for you to experience Can Tho tourism to the fullest. Let’s find out what a trip to Can Tho will cost.

Can Tho travel expenses
Can Tho travel expenses

How much money will you need for your trip to Can Tho? For your vacation in Can Tho, you should budget around $60 per day, which is the average daily cost based on what previous tourists spent here.

On average, previous visitors have spent $10 on local transportation and $12 on food for one day, $12 for budget accommodation.

These average travel costs were compiled from feedback from previous travelers to assist you in creating your own trip budget.

Tourists visit Cocoa farm in Can Tho
Tourists visit Cocoa farm in Can Tho

In order to better understand prices and costs while traveling in Can Tho, here is a preliminary breakdown of a daily budget for a trip to Can Tho per person per day.

SpendingAverage daily cost on budget
Local transportation$10
Sightseeing tours fee$26 – $42
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Typically, a vacation to Can Tho for 3 days 2 nights costs around $150 for one person. So, a trip to Can Tho for two people costs around $300 for 3 days 2 nights. A trip for 1 week for two people costs $700 in Can Tho.

If you’re traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often decreases because child tickets are less expensive and hotel rooms may be shared.

Per person3 days 2 nights$150
Per person1 week$350
For two people3 days 2 nights$260
For two people1 week$600

This is a preliminary breakdown of the cost of going to Can Tho 3 days 2 nights: 

Day 1Thanh Buoi Bus (Ho Chi Minh City → Can Tho)$6,74
Day 1Hotel$15
Day 2Cai Rang floating market tour$28
Day 2Lunch$4
Day 2Dinner$4
Day 2Drink/Snack$3
Day 2Renting a scooter$9
Day 3Hotel$15
Day 3Son Islet tour$46
Day 3Breakfast$2
Day 3Dinner$4
Day 3Drink/Snack$3

How much does it cost to move to Can Tho?

Can Tho traffic is growing day by day, so traveling to Can Tho also becomes easy. You can go to Can Tho by plane or bus. Other alternatives that you can choose are to travel by renting a car. However, the price for this means of transportation may be higher than going by bus. 

Airfares to Vietnam

RouteCabin ClassPrice
Europe → VietnamEconomy$499 – $563
Europe → VietnamBusiness Class$1,466 – $2,162 
Sydney → VietnamEconomy$289
Sydney → VietnamBusiness Class$1,176
Singapore → VietnamEconomy$140
Singapore → VietnamBusiness Class$417
Israel → VietnamEconomy$533
Israel → VietnamBusiness Class$2,363

Note: Reference price.

Airfares from other provinces to Can Tho

RouteCabin ClassPrice
Ho Chi Minh → Can ThoEconomy$66
Ho Chi Minh → Can ThoBusiness Class$228
Hanoi → Can ThoEconomy$46
Hanoi → Can ThoBusiness Class$191
Da Nang → Can ThoEconomy$40
Da Nang → Can ThoBusiness Class$111

Note: Reference price.

Price traveling from other provinces to Can Tho by bus

When traveling from provinces close to Can Tho, tourists can take a bus. The travel time can take 3 to 13 hours depending on the route. Bus routes from other provinces/cities to Can Tho.

RoutePriceTravel time
Ho Chi Minh City → Can Tho$6.53 – 5 hours
Da Lat → Can Tho$16.510 – 13 hours
Ca Mau → Can Tho$7.44 hours
Chau Doc → Can Tho$4.953 – 4 hours
Rach Gia → Can Tho$6.193 – 4 hours

Note: Reference price.

Looking for more information: How to get to Can Tho.

Accommodation prices in Can Tho

Accommodation options in Can Tho vary according to your budget, preferences, and location, but all follow the general rule that accommodation prices are very reasonable and affordable for travelers. Can Tho has accommodations ranging from cheap, and mid-range to luxury.

Victoria Can Tho Resort
Victoria Can Tho Resort

Here is a price list and some accommodations in Can Tho that you can refer to.

Hotel$15 – $20$28 – $35$62 – $108
Hostel$11$14 – $18$20 – $26
Resort$35$46 – $50$95 – $200
Homestay$8$12 – $20$28 – $42

Find out more about some good accommodations in the heart of Can Tho: Best accommodation in Can Tho.

The average cost of accommodation for one person in Can Tho is $15. The average cost of a hotel stay in Can Tho is $30 for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy room

Price of traveling around Can Tho

In general, the cost of traveling in Can Tho by public transport is not too expensive. Past visitors to Can Tho have on average spent $10 per person, per day, on local transportation.

Scooter in Viet Nam
Scooter in Viet Nam

The cost of traveling between locations in Can Tho will depend on the length of the route, the type of transport used, and the date.

Renting vehicle by the day in Can Tho

Renting a scooter: The average price of a scooter rental is about $9 per day

If you want to know more details, you can refer here: Scooter rental in Can Tho.

Renting a car: On average, a rental car in Can Tho costs between $51 and $150 per day, depending on the destination and the size and style of the car.

If you want to know more details, you can refer here: Car rental in Can Tho.

Getting around Can Tho by taxi

Visitors can choose to take a taxi when traveling to Can Tho, suitable for families or groups of friends of about 3-4 people. 

The average cost of traveling by taxi is about: $0,5 / km.

You can choose Grab, a ride-hailing app similar to Uber: Grab App Download.

Walking to save money

If the road is not too far, shopping places and supermarkets are nearby, you can choose to walk. In Can Tho, there are many small markets, convenience stores, and coffee shops around the hotels.

Therefore, you can choose to walk to save money. In addition, this walk helps you relax, enjoy the scenery, and breathe fresh air, and at the same time good for your health.

Are buses popular in Can Tho? 

In Can Tho, buses are not popular in the inner city yet. Currently, there are only out-of-province bus routes (from Can Tho to other provinces and cities).

Food prices in Can Tho

Although meal costs in Can Tho can vary, the average cost of food is $12 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous tourists, an average meal in Can Tho cost around $4 per person.

Guest get to know Vietnamese dishes in Can Tho
Guest get to know Vietnamese dishes in Can Tho

Prices for breakfast are often a little lower than those for lunch or dinner. In Can Tho, the cost of meals at sit-down restaurants is frequently more expensive than the cost of fast food or street food.

Prices of fast food in Can Tho:

  • KFC: 35,000 – 250,000 VND ($1,4 – $8).
  • Pizza: 109,000 – 169,000 VND ($4,3 – $6,7).

You can check some of our recommended local food prices here

  • Noodle dishes in Can Tho: 20,000 – 40,000 VND ($0,8 – $1,6).
  • Banh Xeo (Vietnamese traditional pancake):  50,000 – 110,000 VND ($2 – $4,4).
  • Banh Trang Tron (Vietnamese Rice Paper Salad): 10,000 – 15,000 VND ($0,4 – $0,6).
  • Nem Nuong (Grilled Meat Rolls): 5,000 – 100,000 VND ($0,2 – $4).
  • Banh Hoi (Hammock-shaped fine rice vermicelli): 100,000 VND.

Culinary inspiration through Can Tho street food:

Tipping culture in Can Tho

In Vietnam, tipping is optional. Tipping or not depends on many factors. You can tip the waiter, driver, or tour guide about 20,000 – 50,000 VND (about $0.86 – $2.15) or even more if you feel satisfied with the trip.

Local make soya milk in Can Tho
Local make soya milk in Can Tho

Entrance fees at some attractions in Can Tho

Most attractions in Can Tho are free to enter; However, there are still some places where you need to pay a fee. The cost for tours to visit tourist sites in Can Tho usually costs an average of $28 – $46 per person per day depending on the tour. This includes fees for admission to attractions, transportation, meals, and other sightseeing costs.

  • Graden Orchard fee: 20,000 VND / ticket ($0,8) ( this price is popular in most of the gardens but it could be depended on where you wanna visit).
  • Binh Thuy ancient house: 15,000 VND / ticket ($0,6).
  • Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary: 10,000 VND / ticket ($0,4).

Prices of tours in Can Tho

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Explore Mekong Delta tours

Son Islet tour

Opposed to the bustling life in the city center, Son islet has a very different atmosphere with the beauty of the Southwest countryside.

Cai Rang floating market tour

The market always opens very early in the morning. When you come here, you can watch the sunrise and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of the market.

Food Tour in Can Tho

When you are in Mekong delta, trying local foods could be seen as a must-do thing to deeply discover and feel the place as well as the culture, especially on foot.

SUP Tour In Can Tho

What an amazing experience when you get up early and surf on the Mekong River as well as enjoy watching the sunrise coming up on the Mekong River.

Can Tho Tour 2 Days 1 Night

Can Tho tour 2 days 1 night is a great choice for those who would love to explore further Mekong delta culture With English-French speaking local tour guides.

Drink and cocktail prices in Can Tho

We would like to recommend some local coffee shops so that you can experience the taste of original Vietnamese coffee. In addition, there are a few bars in Can Tho where you can have fun. 

  • The local coffee price could be around 15,000 – 30,000 VND ($0,6 – $1,2).
  • Branded coffee shop: 40,000 – 80,000 VND ($1,6 – $3,2).
  • Cocktail in the bar: 100,000 – 250,000 VND  ($4 – $10).
  • Local beers will be around 15,000 VND in the supermarket ($0,6).

Getting a Vietnamese SIM card

It is recommended to get a SIM in Vietnam so that you can access the internet continuously. A Vietnamese SIM card and prepaid data package should cost you between 150,000-350,000 VND ($6.50-$15 USD). It depends on how long you want to remain in Vietnam and how much mobile data you want.

Firstly, you need to buy a SIM card, which should cost between 50,000 and 60,000 VND (about $2.50 USD). After the SIM card is registered and enabled, you may add credit and buy a data package.

Reference data packages for 1 month for you:

High-Speed Data (LTE/4G)Price
5GB90.000 VND (~$4 USD)
8GB125.000 VND (~$5.50 USD)
15GB200.000 VND (~$9 USD)
30GB300.000 VND (~$13 USD)

You can buy a Vietnamese SIM card at the airport, travel agencies, or hotels. Keep in mind to carry your passport because you will need it to register your new SIM card.

How to budget for a trip in Can Tho

Take into account some tips to distribute your budget properly.

Planning ahead

Planning is possibly a basic rule of any trip. Drawing up a plan that allows you to spend the least amount of money possible on your necessities when traveling. It is essential if you want to keep your expenses low.

Everything should be planned, including your plane tickets, vacation dates, the accommodations you’ll book, and the things you’ll buy. 

Tourists try making clear rice noodles
Tourists try making clear rice noodles

When your main objective is to just soak in the atmosphere of your destination, you don’t necessarily need to eat at upscale restaurants or buy in upscale malls while on the trip. You can consider visiting the local food stalls or night bazaars where the cuisine is freshly prepared in front of you. 

Searching for discounts

Search for information about your flight or the accommodation you plan to book. Discounts help you spend less money than you initially planned to, and preparing ahead will help you find the best discounts.

Search for transportation options

Before going to a tourist destination in Can Tho, you should check the distance and route to make suitable transportation options. This will help you get more value in terms of moving costs

Tips to avoid money scams in Can Tho

When traveling to Can Tho or anywhere, you should also keep in mind some of these tips to avoid money scams.

Keep your property carefully in crowded places

Always be careful with crowds. All crowded places including streets, fairs, buses, and tourist areas are prone to thefts. Therefore, if your backpack is not too big, you should carry it in front of your chest and not keep your wallet or phone in or behind your pants pocket. Bad guys can pretend to bump into you on the road and quickly take your wallet or phone.

Check the information carefully when buying online

When you order food or supplies through online apps or websites, make sure you always use the services of trusted vendors. To make sure your transaction is protected, check that the applications you order are highly reliable and popular. Some reputable home delivery food ordering apps that we recommend to you are Grabfood, Shopeefood, Baemin, etc. Also, check the website address. If the URL has a padlock icon and starts with the “https//” protocol, it’s a safe and secure site.

Check your bills and the change carefully

Billing is a scam in places crowded with tourists, so you must exercise extreme caution. Please check your bill before paying. However, there will be a few cases where the seller makes a mistake and unintentionally leads to a wrong invoice such as overcharging an item on your invoice. Then just ask them to double-check and say you didn’t buy the item.

Also, when you get the change that you receive, make sure you got the correct change before you leave.


How much should I budget for a trip to Can Tho?

Average budget each day: $50 to $100 USD. You may enhance your Can Tho travel budget to include more enjoyable activities if you’re ready to spend a little more money than the typical. Even though they may cost a little more, visit all the best attractions.

Is Can Tho expensive to travel?

Overall, Can Tho is not an expensive place to visit. The cost in Can Tho is quite cheap. If you don’t go to high-end restaurants, a meal at a roadside eatery costs only about $2 – $6.

How much money do you need per day in Can Tho?

The total cost of traveling to Can Tho per day for those who want to save money but still prioritize comfort can be about $50, excluding major expenses such as long-distance transportation.

This fee covers basic accommodation, casual restaurants and street food, a beer or two at dinner, transportation, and cheap tourist attractions.

For those with a tight budget, it is possible to spend about $33 for a day tour in Can Tho. As for those who want to enjoy luxurious services in Can Tho, the total cost will be under $100 per day.

Is 100 dollars a lot in Can Tho?

In short, $100 is a lot of money in Can Tho because you can survive with this amount for a few days. However, this sum can appear insignificant to you if your lifestyle is pricey. In Can Tho, $100 could seem like a lot of money to some.

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