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How to get to Can Tho? Best way to travel to Can Tho

How to get to Can Tho? Best way to travel to Can Tho

Transportation to Can Tho

Can Tho – a modern city but still retains the inherent rustic features of the countryside will give visitors great experiences when coming here.

However, when traveling to Can Tho, tourists still face many difficulties in moving such as currently there is no train route to Can Tho, or there are some places where there is still no direct means of transportation to Can Tho, etc.

Boat river in Can Tho, Mekong Delta
Boat river in Can Tho, Mekong Delta

Therefore, this blog of Fabulous Mekong Eco-tours will provide you with information about the reasonable means of transportation to Can Tho: How to get to Can Tho?

Where is Can Tho? 

Can Tho is a city located in southwestern Vietnam, south bank of the Hau River (Bassac River) and 90 miles (145 km) from Ho Chi Minh City. This city is known as the capital of the Mekong Delta. It has an interlaced network of canals combining the bustle of the Cai Rang floating market in the early morning, fruit-laden fruit gardens, and the unique architecture of ancient houses, all creating the beauty of the river in the West of Vietnam.

Visit ficus garden in Can Tho
Visit ficus garden in Can Tho

In addition, Can Tho city also fully converges cultural elements, Vietnamese cuisine, etc. Giving tourists the opportunity to experience wonderful things about Vietnamese traditions. 

How to get to Can Tho – Coming from other countries.

Now Can Tho has an international airport so foreign tourists can travel to Can Tho more easily.

General information about Can Tho Airport (VCA) 

Cần Thơ international airport
Cần Thơ international airport

Can Tho International Airport (also known as Tra Noc Airport) is located at 179B Le Hong Phong Street, Tra An Ward, Binh Thuy District, Can Tho City. Can Tho Airport is about 8km northwest of Can Tho City center.

The Tra Noc Airport includes an international and domestic terminal, 24 check-in counters (counters number 1 to number 12 for international flights, counters 13 to 24 for domestic flights).

Currently, there are 8 domestic flights to Can Tho International Airport (VCA): Hanoi (HAN), Da Nang (DAD), Phu Quoc (PQC), Da Lat (DLI), Con Dao Island (VCS), Vinh (VII), Hai Phong (HPH), Thanh Hoa Province (THD). Popular airlines at Can Tho airport are Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, VASCO, and Bamboo Airways.

FlightsTimePrice (USD)
Phu Quoc (PQC) → Can Tho (VCA)1 hour$34
Da Lat (DLI) → Can Tho (VCA)45 minutes$33
Con Dao Island (VCS) → Can Tho (VCA)50 minutes$76
Vinh (VII) → Can Tho (VCA)1 hour 50 minutes$31
Hai Phong (HPH) → Can Tho (VCA)2 hours 05 minutes$60
Thanh Hoa Province (THD) → Can Tho (VCA)1 hour 55 minutes$62

Note: Reference price.

International flights directly to Can Tho

At present, there are international flights directly to Can Tho such as Taipei – Can Tho, Bangkok – Can Tho, Kuala Lumpur – Can Tho, Seoul – Can Tho. 

  • Taipei – Can Tho route: with the participation of 16 major airlines such as Vietnam Airlines; China Southern Airlines; China Airlines; H1, etc. On average, there are 27 flights per day with fares ranging from 293 USD to 561 USD.
  • Bangkok – Can Tho route: operated by 9 airlines such as Vietnam Airlines; H1; China Southern Airlines; Thai Airways; Cathay Pacific Airlines, etc. On average, there are 20 round-trip flights per day with fares ranging from $162 – $1,869.

International flights indirectly to Can Tho

Although there are direct flights to Can Tho, there are still no direct flights from Europe, America or Australia to Can Tho. Flights from cities such as Sydney, New York, Frankfurt, etc. must fly to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City first, then you can take flights from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho. 

StopsFlightsTotal timePrice
2 stopsSydney (SYD) → Singapore Changi (SIN) – Singapore Changi (SIN) → Hanoi (HAN) – Hanoi (HAN) → Can Tho (VCA)28 hours 30 minutes$331
2 stopsNew York (JFK) → Seoul (ICN) – Seoul (ICN) → Hanoi (HAN) – Hanoi (HAN) → Can Tho (VCA)44 hours 45 minutes$590
1 stopsFrankfurt (FRA) → Hanoi (HAN) – Hanoi (HAN) → Can Tho (VCA)18 hours 30 minutes$660

Note: Reference price.

How to get to Can Tho – Coming from other cities in Vietnam

Cities far from Can Tho

From Hanoi to Can Tho

By air: Flying from Noi Bai International (HAN) to Can Tho (VCA). Hanoi is very far from Can Tho; therefore, traveling by air is the most convenient and fastest way. The flight time from Noi Bai International (HAN) to Can Tho (VCA) is around 2 hours – 3 hours, covering a distance of approximately 1238 kilometers.

This includes a 53-minute stopover time on average. Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways, and Vietnam Airlines provide services. The ticket price is about $46. 102 flights run weekly on average, but timetables might change on weekends and holidays, so check beforehand. 

Another option for tourists is flying from Noi Bai International (HAN) to Tan Son Nhat International (SGN) and then going from Ho Chi Minh city to Can Tho by bus.

Flying from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes about 2 hours and the route from Mien Tay Bus station (Ho Chi Minh City) to Can Tho Bus station (Can Tho) takes about 3 – 4 hours.

From Da Nang to Can Tho

The best and most time-saving means of transportation from Da Nang to Can Tho is by air because the distance between these two cities is quite far. The flight time from Danang (DAD) to Can Tho (VCA) is around 2 hours and covers a distance of approximately 717 kilometers. This includes a 13-minute stopover time on average.

Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air provide services. The ticket price is about $61. There are typically 22 flights each week, but schedules might change on weekends and holidays, so check beforehand.

Other alternatives that visitors can choose are to travel by bus. However, this means of transportation takes a lot of time.

Cities close to Can Tho

From Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho

The travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho in the South of Vietnam is about 170km, so the reasonable means of transportation that tourists can choose is the bus (from Mien Tay Bus station to Can Tho Bus station). The bus journey time between Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho is about 3-5 hours.

Bus companies that have routes from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho are Thanh Buoi, Phuong Trang (Futabus), Vu Linh Buslines. The ticket price is about 160.000 VND (about $6,5). Typically, 119 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules are subject to change, so check in advance. 

Other alternatives that visitors can choose are to travel by renting a car. However, the price for this means of transportation may be higher than going by bus. 

From other provinces to Can Tho 

When traveling from provinces with a close distance to Can Tho, tourists can take a bus. Bus routes from other provinces/cities to Can Tho:

Bus from Da Lat to Can Tho

  • Travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho is about 470km by bus.
  • This route takes about 10 – 13 hours.
  • Bus companies from Da Lat to Can Tho: Thanh Buoi, Phuong Trang (Futabus), etc.
  • Ticket price: 400.000 VND (about $16,5).

Bus from Ca Mau to Can Tho

  • Travel distance from Ca Mau to Can Tho is about 140km by bus. 
  • It takes about 4 hours.
  • Bus companies from Ca Mau to Can Tho: Phuong Trang (Futabus), Vu Linh Buslines, etc.
  • Ticket price: 160.000 VND – 180.000 VND.

Bus from Chau Doc to Can Tho

  • Travel distance from Chau Doc to Can Tho is about 125km by bus.
  • This route takes about 3 – 4 hours.
  • Bus companies from Chau Doc to Can Tho: Phuong Trang (Futabus), etc.
  • Ticket price: 120.000 VND.

Bus from Rach Gia to Can Tho

  • Travel distance from Rach Gia to Can Tho is about 105km by bus.
  • This route takes about 3 – 4 hours.
  • Bus companies from Rach Gia to Can Tho: Phuong Trang (Futabus), etc.
  • Ticket price: 145.000 VND.

In addition, if you do not want to use public buses or want to have your own space, you can rent a car with a driver, or simply hire a taxi for the day is not a bad option.

Information about bus companies to Can Tho

There are popular bus companies with routes to Can Tho that travelers can consider choosing:

Thanh Buoi bus company

Thanh Buoi bus
Thanh Buoi bus

Thanh Buoi is one of the top choices for people across the country every time they travel by bus. The departure time of Thanh Buoi bus is flexible from 2 am to 12 am. Each bus will be about 30 minutes apart.

Currently, the fare for Thanh Buoi bus ticket ranges from 140.000 VND – 360.000 VND (about $6 – $15).

Thanh Buoi bus company has 2 bus routes from/to Can Tho: Ho Chi Minh City ⇄ Can Tho, and Da Lat ⇄ Can Tho.

Thanh Buoi Company also has a pick-up service in the center of Can Tho.

Phuong Trang (FUTA) bus company

Futa bus
Futa bus

Phuong Trang Company was established in 2001. Currently, the company has become one of the most famous bus companies in the country. Now, customers can easily buy tickets and call a car with just a few simple steps on the app.  

Currently, the company has branches and ticket offices in 23 major provinces/cities across the country such as Hanoi, Thua Thien Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Dak Lak, Hau Giang, Ca Mau, Dong Thap, Soc Trang, etc.

There are 8 trips a day through all Southern bus stations (Nha Trang) and big bus stations in Saigon such as Eastern and Western bus stations, etc. with a commitment to run on time, without leaving customers. The departure time of Phuong Trang buses ranges from 8 am to 12 am.

Currently, Phuong Trang bus fare ranges from 140.000 VND – 380.000 VND (about $6 – $16).

Thanh Buoi bus company has 7 bus routes from/to Can Tho: Ho Chi Minh City ⇄ Can Tho, Da Lat ⇄ Can Tho, Nam Can ⇄ Can Tho, Vung Tau ⇄ Can Tho, Ca Mau ⇄ Can Tho, Rach Gia ⇄ Can Tho, and Chau Doc ⇄ Can Tho.

Phuong Trang Company also has pick-up service in the center of Can Tho city

Vu Linh Buslines

Vu Linh Buslines
Vu Linh Buslines

Vu Linh Buslines. Although it has not been established for a long time, the company is still one of the prestigious choices of customers. Currently, the company has branches and ticket offices in major cities in the Southwest region such as Can Tho, Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, etc. 

The departure time of Vu Linh buses ranges from 4 am to 7 pm. 

Currently, Vu Linh bus fare ranges from 120.000 VND – 350.000 VND (about $5 – $14,5).

List of pick up and drop off locations:

  • Can Tho City new bus station, National Highway 1A, Hung Thanh Ward, Cai Rang District.
  • Transfer from Can Tho Airport.
  • Transfer within 10 km radius of Can Tho.

Can you travel to Can Tho by train?

Now, there is no direct transportation to Can Tho by train. Therefore, tourists can take the train to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City and then choose other transportation to go from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho.

Can you visit Can Tho by cruise?

Is there any cruise company in Can Tho?

There are some cruise companies in Can Tho such as Bassac Cruise, and Victoria Mekong Cruise.

Where can you go by cruise from Can Tho?

These are just sample prices, you can contact directly to the company to get further information about the boat company.

Bassac cruise

Bassac cruise
Bassac cruise
  • Tour 3 days 2 nights: Can Tho → Cai Be → Can Tho. Price: from $698/pax
  • Tour 2 days, 1 night: Can Tho → Cai Be. Price: from $352/pax
  • Tour 3 days 2 nights: Can Tho → Thot Not → Can Tho → Cai Be. Price: from $698/pax

Victoria Mekong cruise

Victoria Mekong cruise
Victoria Mekong cruise

Tour 3 days 2 nights: Can Tho → Chau Doc → Can Tho. Price: 11.990.000 VND/pax

How do you go to Cambodia from Can Tho

Bus from Can Tho to Cambodia

To go from Can Tho to Cambodia, you will first take a bus from Can Tho to Ha Tien. The ticket price is 180.000 VND. After that, you will go to Ha Tien international border gate. Price: 120.000 VND.

When arriving at the border gate, you will pay the fee to cross the border by yourself. Finally, you will go from Ha Tien to Kampot. Price: $30/ticket.

Speed boat from Can Tho to Cambodia

First, visitors will move from Can Tho to Chau Doc or Ha Tien by renting a 4-seater or 7-seater car. Then take a high-speed boat from Chau Doc to Cambodia. 

Car service table

Route4-seater car7-seater carNote
Can Tho – Chau Doc (one way)$90$98Return: $43 extra
Can Tho – Ha Tien (one way)$128$140

High-speed boat service table

RouteTimePrice
Chau Doc – Phnom Penh5 hours$30

Flight

Now, Can Tho has no direct flight to Phnom Penh. But you can travel to Sai Gon, then take 1 hour flight from there with the ticket price is about $200.

How to go around Can Tho?         

Scooters rentals in Can Tho

Traveling to Can Tho, the most convenient means of transportation is scooters, which both save costs and take the initiative in the schedule. The price of scooter rental in Can Tho ranges from 150.000-200.000 VND depending on the type of vehicle you choose, motorbike or scooter. 

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Getting around Can Tho by taxi

In addition to motorbikes, visitors can choose to take a taxi when traveling to Can Tho, suitable for families or groups of friends of about 3-4 people. There are many taxi companies that tourists can choose from such as 

Khanh Cuong Taxi

Khanh Cuong Taxi is a large Can Tho taxi company, familiar to locals. 

  • Call center: +84 29 23 86 86 86
  • Fares: from 10.700 VND/km (about $0,41)

Mai Linh Taxi

Mai Linh Taxi Can Tho provides door-to-door shuttle services with affordable rates and a variety of vehicles from 4 seats to 7 seats.

  • Call center: +84 292 3 65 65 65
  • Fares: from 12.000 VND/km (about $0,5)

Getting around Can Tho by Grab

Grab is a technology vehicle application with diverse services such as booking cars, motorbikes, taxi, ordering food and delivering, etc. It is a completely free application that is compatible with many platforms and devices.

After downloading the application and creating a Grab account, when you need to make a reservation, you just need to sit in one place to open the network, locate GPS and book a car.

Getting around Can Tho by electric sightseeing car

Now you can explore Can tho city with eco-friendly transport. Going around Can Tho city by electric sightseeing car could be a nice experience for you.

ArrivalPrice
City tour200.000 / hour / roundtrip (about $8)
Cai Khe night market10.000 VND/customer (about $0,4)
100.000 VND/trip (about $4)
Binh Thuy courtiers / Binh Thuy ancient house400.000 VND / trip (about $16)
My Khanh tourist village500.000 VND / trip (about $20)
Renting per hour200.000 VND / hour (about $8)

If you need further information, you can contact My Khanh Ecotourism Company Limited: +84 2923 738 738.

Tips to book transportation to Can Tho

  • When taking the bus, tourists should keep important things and documents such as money, identity papers, phones, etc., and always carry them with them.
  • When renting a car, you should ask clearly about the price of the car.
  • If you take a taxi, you should call the operator directly to rent a car. Visitors should not wait because there will be very few places with taxi available.

We hope that the above information can help you get to or around Can Tho more easily. We also offer free bus booking service.

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