Getting there and away
Buses leave from the Mien Dong Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh City from 07:00 and run throughout the day. The tickets cost 32,000 dong.
Unless you're travelling alone and on a desperate budget, the boat or private car might make a lot more sense for some.
The trip takes around three hours.
Boats depart from Bach Dang Wharf in Saigon. The ferry terminal is on the Saigon River, by the intersection of Ton Duc Thang St and the bottom of Nguyen Hue St. Journey time is one hour 30 minutes via the Vina Express hydrofoil service (or GreenLines, who run the same service). The boat departs six times daily starting from 06:00, the last return trip being at 16:00. A ticket costs 120,000 dong (US$7.50). Pick up tickets in Saigon from 2 Nguyen Hue St, the ferry terminal on Ton Duc Thang or see http://www.vinaexpress.com.vn/?l=en for details.
If travelling in a group it may be easier to hire a car and driver to travel to Vung Tau. These can be arranged via one of the numerous travel agencies on Pham Ngu Lao. The drive should take between one and a half and two hours.
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