HCMC is legendary for its chaotic and frenetic traffic.

At first glance, the sheer numbers and chaos on the roads can be intimidating. Observing the street from one of the many high rise buildings in the city, it appears as an army of ants scurrying around without any rhythm or valuable reason to do so.

However, once you enter the biomass and spend some time learning the traffic’s rhythm, getting around town isn’t as difficult as it initially seems. The principal means of transportation include walking, motorbikes, buses, cars, taxis, xe ôm, and bicycles.

However, mass transit takes a back seat to personal transport. HCMC has some of the highest personal transportation market shares outside of North America and it is estimated that personal vehicle travel is 92%, leaving just 8% for mass transit. Motorbikes remain the most popular mode of transportation but cars are becoming more popular among the population.

Car ownership is rising 20% annually, which is more than twice the growth rate for motorbike ownership. If this trend continues, the city’s infamous traffic jams will be even more congested.

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Saigon Scooter Centre

This shop specialises in the restoration and export of classic vintage Italian motor scooters. You can also rent bikes here.

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Chi’s Café

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An Phúc Co., Ltd.

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Powder Scooter

Powder Scooter is a family outfit that has deep roots in HCMC’s Vespa scene. The sons run the business side ...

Vespa Scooter Guy at Cafe Zoom

This outfit restores and sells Vespas and has sold over 500 restored Vespas since 1999. They also run Vespa food ...

fanfan.vn - The Travel Shop

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Hồng Thành PTE

This shop is dominated by drying pieces of metal and the sound of compressed air. The owner speaks English and ...

Joe Creazzo’s Professional Car Tuner

The owner is best known as Dr Joe and this shop is where the nouveau riche of the city customise ...

Green World Car Rental

To date, they provide a wide variety of vehicles from Luxury Sedan class five seaters such as Mercedes C-Class, BMW ...

Saigon Tourist

Types of taxis: Toyota Vios 1.5E (seats four), Toyota Zace (seats seven), Toyota Innova G (seats seven) Initial fare: VND16,000 ...

Vinasun

Types of taxis: Toyota Vios (seats four), Toyota Innova J & G (seats seven) Initial fare: Toyota Vios - VND11,000, ...

Saigon Airport

Types of taxis: Toyota Vios (seats four), Toyota Innova G (seats seven) Initial fare: VND13,500 Fare per 0.7km: VND18,500 (after ...

Hoàng Tiêm

This shop sells bikes on the cheap. However, they stand by their bikes and offer a set of bike warranties ...

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