Getting there and away
Any bus travelling along route 1A between Saigon and Nha Trang is a candidate for a stop at Cam Ranh, though express buses may not stop here.
Cam Ranh's bus station is located north of most of the accommodation along route 1A, just past the roundabout on the east side. There is only one company running buses here.
CLC Minh Dung Transport: Street No. 7 (along route 1A), Cam Ranh. T: (058) 854 119, (085) 190 519
Sample destinations include:
Phan Rang-Thap Cham: Any Saigon-bound bus, costs 15,000 VND and takes one hour.
Da Lat: Departs at 15:00, costs 40,000 VND and takes 4 hrs.
Saigon: Departs at 08:00, 22:00, costs 95,000 VND and takes 8 hrs.
Can Tho: Departs at 22:00, costs 120,000 VND and takes 10 hrs.
Nha Trang: Departs at 05:00, 12:25, 14:20, 14:55, 17:45, costs 20,000 VND and takes one hour.
There are also regular departures from the bus station throughout the day of local, 16-passenger vans which also pick up anywhere along the main road. These are slow and mercilessly over-packed, but slightly cheaper.
Moto-taxis are available throughout the town but motorbike rentals are extremely difficult to come by. We only had success by asking at every repair shop and motorbike dealership, and then asking every xe om driver we met, carefully explaining, in Vietnamese, that we wanted to rent a motorbike, not a driver. After hearing no, it's impossible, twenty times, we finally found someone willing to give us a rental for 150,000 VND per day. Given that motorbike rentals in Nha Trang costs US$4 per day, it makes a lot of sense to rent one there and ride it to Cam Ranh.
For taxis, trying calling Mailinh, at (058) 959 595
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