Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saigon * Car and Bike Hire

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There is no self-driven car hire service in Vietnam. International driving licenses are not accepted. Visitors can hire a car with a local driver. Only long-term foreign residents are allowed to drive. Most companies require a debit/credit card, as well as identification. Almost all hotels and travel agencies in Saigon offer car rental services. The travel offices in the Pham Ngu Lao area offer the lowest prices.

The average price for renting a car that comes with a driver is about $50 or $60 per day. Prices are sometimes negotiable.

Car Motorbike Rental Office, 32-34, Ngô Đức Kế, P.Bến Nghé, District 1

Budget Car Rental, 198 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia St., District 3, Ph: (08) 3930 1118, [English-speaking drivers and reasonable prices]

Chaocom, Ph: 091 2727 700,,

SaigonLimo, 2 Pham Van Hai, Phường 2, quận Tân Bình, Ph: (08) 3844 7989,


Southern Airport Transportation Enterpise, Gate no. 13, Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ph: +84 66515956 - 3 8441704 (from Mon to Sat), Cell ph. no.: +84 977847893 (24/24),, [English-speaking drivers and reasonable prices], Branch Office, Suite R10, IBC Building, 1A Me Linh Square, District 1, Ph: (848) 3823 3771 (6 lines), Fax: (848) 3823 3787,

VN Rent-a-Car,,

Way to Vietnam, A8 - Vietnam Economic Times Villas, Mai Dich str, Cau Giay Dist, Hanoi [they offer car rentals both in Saigon and Hanoi],, 312 Lạc Long Quân, 5th Ward, District 11, [website in Vietnamese only]

Flickr. (c) William Cho

Bikes are available for approximately $5-$10 per day. Standard bikes cost around $50/month, while automatic bikes are $75/month. Most rental companies will not ask for your driver’s license. If you are in Saigon, Motorbike for Rent signs are lined up all along Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham, and Bui Vien streets.

Chi’s Café, 40/27 Bui Vien, Q1, Ph: 0903 643446

Motorcycle Rental Service, Mr. Ly (Lee), Ph: 0903612950,,,

MotorVina, Ph: 093 2009 394 (English/Vietnamese),

Ms. Mai, 217 Pham Ngu Lao St., District 1 [Honda Dream, Waves]

Ms. Trinh, 207 Pham Ngu Lao St., District 1 [Honda Dylan, SH]

Paul Simos, Ph: 0128 6305982,

Saigon Bike Rentals, Ph: 0979 992983,,

Saigon Scooter Centre, 25/7 Cuu Long, Tan Binh, Ph: 3848 7816,,


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