How to get to Ben Tre: From HCM city or Can Tho city
Ben Tre is one of 13 provinces in the Mekong Delta, located at the end of the Mekong River, next to Bien Dong (the East Sea) and Tien Giang, Tra Vinh, and Vinh Long.
Let’s explore how to get to Ben Tre province in our latest Ben Tre Travel Guide.
Geography of Ben Tre
Geographically, Ben Tre is wedged between the two main branches of the Tien River, which is itself one of the two Mekong River’s main branches. The surrounding region is devoted largely to irrigated rice and coconuts because of the rich waterways.
Quick Fact: The local people named this land a nickname “Xứ Dừa” (The coconut land) because this is the place with the largest coconut growing area in the country. According to the Ben Tre Coconut Association, the province has more than 77 thousand hectares of coconut plantations, accounting for 40% of the country’s coconut area; output is about 600 million coconut/year.
Find out more: Discovering Geography of Vietnam’s 13 Mekong Delta Provinces.
Moreover, this place is also renowned for having many traditional craft villages and special festivals. All the above factors have created extremely favorable conditions for Ben Tre to develop eco-tourism associated with craft villages.
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/cAgu3L3R4qNNQnMNA
How far is Ben Tre to Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City?
The driving distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Ben Tre is around 86 km. Every trip usually takes about 1-2 hours, if you go by passenger buses or scooters.
Whilst, approximately 129.4 km is the distance between Ben Tre and Can Tho. You can reach Ben Tre after 1-hour driving if you ride your car with an average speed of 112 kilometers/hour. You may take around 3-4 hours traveling by passenger buses or scooters to get to Ben Tre.
How to get to Ben Tre?
How to get to Ben Tre from Ho Chi Minh city
There are several means of transportation from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre such as passenger buses, limousine luxury buses, and private cars. The shuttle bus is the cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre. Most buses from Ho Chi Minh to Ben Tre depart from Mien Tay bus station and drop off at the city center of Ben Tre.
Passenger Bus at Ben Xe Mien Tay (Western Bus Station)
You can book a passenger bus at Bến xe Miền Tây by visiting the bus station in person. You can also book tickets directly from the bus companies’ websites.
Futa Bus, for example, is a reputable and reliable bus branch for tourists. Costing can vary from 70,000 VNĐ – 90,000VNĐ / guest (about $2.98 – $3.84).
Google Maps Mien Tay Bus Station: https://goo.gl/maps/hvYzSoSEv3aY3rcB6
Scooter Rentals in Ho Chi Minh City
To rent a scooter in Ho Chi Minh City, you can find many rental companies that offer scooter rentals. The rental price can be various due to your wish rental duration. Below is an example price list of a scooter rental company in Ho Chi Minh City:
Join Ben Tre tour
Sometimes the simplest, and most effective, is to join a Ben Tre tour from Ho Chi Minh City. You will not need to worry about food services, cars, sightseeing or problems such as directions or scams.
Join FME Travel to discover attractive tourist routes in Ben Tre: My Tho & Ben Tre full-day tour.
How to get to Ben Tre from Can Tho
The driving distance between Ben Tre and Can Tho is around 115 km. Every trip from Can Tho to Ben Tre usually takes about 3-4 hours if you go by passenger buses or scooters.
Passenger Buses at Can Tho Bus Station
The most cost-effective way to travel from Can Tho to Ben Tre is by buses. There are several bus companies that operate on this route, and tickets can be purchased at the bus station in Can Tho or online in advance.
The journey takes approximately 2-3 hours, depending on the traffic and the bus company, and the fare is typically around 50,000-100,000 VND (2-4 USD) per person.
Car Rentals in Can Tho
Various car rental options are available in Can Tho. You can choose from a wide selection of car rental packages including easy airport pickup, private transfers, car rental with a driver, and private car hire.
Fabulous Mekong Ecotours supplies private transfer services with modern 4-seater and 7-seater cars and professional drivers at a reasonable price. You can check it out and book a car: Car rental in Can Tho.
Boats and Ships
You can travel from Can Tho to Ben Tre by boat. However, it is not a direct route and you will need to take a combination of boats and buses.
You can choose to travel a boat from Can Tho to My Tho and then take a bus from My Tho to Ben Tre, taking you 2-3 hours to arrive at Ben Tre. Alternatively, you can hire a private boat that will take you directly from Can Tho to Ben Tre for around 1 hour.
Scooter Rentals in Can Tho
If departing from Can Tho, you may choose to rent a scooter also. You can pick among various scooter rental services in Can Tho such as Scooter Mien Tay or FME Travel.
Fabulous Mekong Ecotours supplies different packages of scooter rental in Can Tho for your monthly, weekly, daily, and hourly scooter rental, including necessary safety equipment at a reasonable price.
You can find out more information about vehicle scooter rental in Can Tho with FME Travel: Motorbike rental in Can Tho.
How far is Ben Tre from Can Tho?
Ben Tre is a province located 129.4 km from Can Tho. You can travel to Ben Tre from Can Tho by various means of transport.
What is a cost-effective way to get from Can Tho to Ben Tre?
The cost-effective way to travel from Can Tho to Ben Tre is by bus. The fare is typically around 50,000-100,000 VND (2-4 USD) per person.
What is the fastest way to get from Can Tho to Ben Tre?
The fastest way to get from Can Tho to Ben Tre is by taking a taxi or private car. The journey takes about 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on traffic conditions.
How far is it from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre?
The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Bến Tre is 69 km. However, the road distance is around 86 km.
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