Ho Chi Minh City

By | 16th January 2018

Do you need a car in Ho Chi Minh City?

Do you need a car in Ho Chi Minh City > Should you rent a car in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City ( SGN )

Do you need a car in Ho Chi Minh City? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Whereas our car hire advice for Hanoi tended towards saying that a car wasn’t really necessary there, our Ho Chi Minh City car advice is that the sheer range of national parks and other places to visit nearby mean that hire car is certainly something to think about here.

Why should you rent a car in Ho Chi Minh City?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Ho Chi Minh City?

Ho Chi Minh City Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

00%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€X

 #299/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €X

300/300

 

Free parking score

Total 659 - of which 215 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

33%

#191/300

 
  • To follow.
 

Why not? Visiting Ho Chi Minh City without a car

 
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Ho Chi Minh City public transport quick facts

Train score

 

10%

Water travel score

40%

Overall public transport score

20%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Ho Chi Minh City. 

30%

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Do you need a car in Ho Chi Minh City? Maybe!

Ratings

Car rental in - Ho Chi Minh City Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Ho Chi Minh City?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Ho Chi Minh City?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in Ho Chi Minh City?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Ho Chi Minh City if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Ho Chi Minh City if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Ho Chi Minh City if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Ho Chi Minh City on the Carornocar scale?

5

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Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Would you hire a car in Ho Chi Minh City?

Have you driven in Ho Chi Minh City? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Ho Chi Minh City?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

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