There are two main bus stations in Ho Chi Minh city which departs to other cities and surroundings. Backpacker tourists can use this below guide to make plan for your trip to save cost. Those are Mien Dong bus station and Mien Tay bus station, nowadays traffic is much is quite convenient for moving around without having to wait a long time.
1. Mien Dong bus station (Eastern bus station)
Address: No.292 Dinh Bo Linh, Ward 26, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Tel: (08) 899 1607
It was built in 1985 with total area of 67,857m2. Nowadays, Mien Dong Bus station is the busiest terminal in Vietnam. Bus going to Southern, Northern or Centre provinces can be found here. For example, if you want to go to Hanoi from there, you can catch a bus of Hoang Long, Tuan Duyen, or Phuong Hoang. The price can be from 650,000 – 900,000 VND ($30-$40) depending on different brands. Getting to Da Nang, you can consider to Phuong Trang, which is a trusted brand, and the price is around 450,000 VND ($22).
2. Mien Tay bus station (Western bus station)
Address: No. 395, Kinh Duong Vuong Street, Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (84-8) 38 776 594; (84-8) 37 521 517
Mien Tay bus station has opened since 1975. Currently, it focuses on routes to Mekong Delta provinces such as Can Tho, Vinh Long, An Giang, Ca Mau and so on. Trusted brands for passengers include Phuong Trang, Mai Linh and Kumho Samco. Besides, there are many other brands and different brands have different prices. For example, it might take from 100,000 VND to 350,000 VND ($5-$15) for the same route Saigon-Can Tho. Getting to Ca Mau, it is from 120,000-300,000 VND ($5-$13). Meanwhile, it is around 100,000 VND ($5) to move from Saigon to Vinh Long.