Vũng Tàu (Hanoi accent: [vuŋ˧ˀ˥ taʊ̯˨˩] ( listen), Saigon accent: [vuŋ˧˩˧ taːw˨˩] ( listen)) is the largest city and former capital of Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province in Vietnam. The city area is 140 square kilometres (54 square miles), consists of thirteen urban wards and one commune of Long Son Islet. Vũng Tàu was the capital of the province until 2 May 2012, and is the crude oil extraction center of Vietnam.
If you’re planning this same drive and want to know all about it – how long it is, how long it takes, and where to stop along the way – read on. By the end of this post, you’ll know everything about the drive between Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau.
As the crow flies, it’s roughly 44 miles between Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau. Luckily, we can’t skip over all the good stuff and have to drive – that means seeing some of the sights and countryside between these two points.
For driving, it is roughly 65 miles or 104 km between Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau. This may vary slightly depending on your start and end points.
In terms of travel time by car, the 65 miles drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau takes 1 hour 34 minutes. Again, your final drive time depends on where you start in Ho Chi Minh City and end in Vung Tau.
As 65 miles is roughly one tank of gas, you may or may not need to stop for gas along the way; there are plenty of options along these major roads.
Realistically, you're not going to want to drive without stopping all the way from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau, especially if you're the main driver. So let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Vung Tau, and you need to stop along the way to rest. Plus if it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting stops along the way, eat at great restaurants, and find a hotel to stay overnight. That's what we are perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.
Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Andorra, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what we are perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.
Road trip: 1 days of driving
With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.
Travel time: 1 hour 34 minutes on the road
Start at Ho Chi Minh City.
Drive for about 1.6 hours and arrive in Vung Tau
Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.
Flight time from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province is 5 minutes under avarage conditions.
Our flight time calculator assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/hr or 434 knots.
Actual flight times may vary depending on aircraft type, cruise speed, routing, weather conditions, passenger load, and other factors.