Located approximately 60 km from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, the Cu Chi tunnels are part of the six most special artificial structures in the world. The tunnels span over 200 km in length, contributing to the resistance war and national reunification of the Vietnamese people.
So, do not miss your chance to explore this legendary tunnel system if you are in Ho Chi Minh City.
Distance between Ho Chi Minh and Cu Chi tunnels
The Cu Chi tunnels, a notable historical site, are located 60 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. From the bustling city center, there are several convenient modes of transportation to get there.
How to get there?
Whether you prefer the freedom of a car or a motorcycle, the economical convenience of a bus, or the tranquility of a boat trip, all these means of transport will take you to this must-see destination.
1. Saigon to Cu Chi tunnels by boat
For a unique travel experience, consider taking a boat from Tan Cang Pier and sail through the picturesque Saigon River to Cu Chi. This approximately 1h30 journey offers an unmatched opportunity to discover the beautiful landscape that borders both banks of the river.
The early departure at 7:30 am is particularly recommended to fully enjoy the tranquility of the river and the morning beauty of the landscape. It is an unforgettable way to start your day.
For a perfect boating experience, opt for Les Rives Experiences. For a fee of 1,999,000 VND per adult, you can enjoy a well-organized trip and exceptional service. Book now and prepare for a memorable adventure.
2. Saigon to Cu Chi tunnels by motorcycle
Whether you prefer your own vehicle or a rental, you have the option to drive to Cu Chi by motorcycle. Although the road can be a challenge with its complexities, it offers breathtaking panoramas throughout the route that are worth it.
If your starting point is Ben Than, take Cach Mang Thang Tam Street towards the An Suong overpass. Once you reach this point, Highway 22 opens up to you, leading directly to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. Plan about two hours for this trip by car or motorcycle.
3. Saigon to Cu Chi tunnels by private car
Whether you are a fan of two wheels or a boating enthusiast, motorcycles and boats are excellent means of transportation. However, for a stress-free travel experience, I highly recommend choosing private car transport. Unlike taxi services where fares vary, with a private car, you benefit from a fixed price. Moreover, it offers unmatched flexibility, allowing you to plan your departure at the time that suits you best.
For only 1,500,000 VND, you can enjoy the comfort and space of a 4-seater car. Make your reservation today and discover the difference.
4. Saigon to Cu Chi tunnels by taxi
For a comfortable and convenient trip, especially if you have a lot of luggage, the taxi presents itself as the ideal means of transport. It is a wise choice for those who value convenience and comfort during their journey.
However, it is important to consider the costs. A taxi ride covering the 60 km from the city center to the historic Cu Chi tunnels can cost between 800,000 and 900,000 VND one-way (not including the return). This is an investment to consider when planning your visit to Cu Chi.
5. Saigon to Cu Chi tunnels by public bus
Traveling by bus is the most economical option to reach the historic Cu Chi tunnels. With a ticket cost of about 1 USD, you can expect a journey of about 2 hours. The route consists of two parts: from Saigon to Cu Chi bus station, then from this bus station to the Cu Chi tunnels.
Two buses, numbers 13 and 94, serve the Cu Chi bus station.
If you are coming from Ben Thanh market, take bus number 13.
If you are departing from Cho Lon bus station, bus number 94 is your best choice. Once you arrive at the Cu Chi bus station, bus number 79 will take you directly to the Cu Chi tunnels.