WindFlower Beach Boutique Hotel • Mui Ne
Address. 76 Huynh Thuc Khang St., Ham Tien Beach, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet City, Vietnam
Tel. Vietnamese [+84 62] 374 3969 | English [+84] 902 91 3969
Fax. [+84 62] 374 3967 | Email. email@example.com
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HOW TO REACH MUI NE:
Many overseas visitors reach Mui Ne via “Open Tour” buses that run between Hochiminh city and Nha Trang city. Most depart from HCMC between 7:30 and 9:00AM or PM (7:30AM for Sinh Cafe in air-conditioned bus and arrive at Mui Ne at about 1:00 PM, same for night schedule). In the opposite direction, buses typically depart from Mui Ne around 2:00PM or AM and arrive in HCMC at 7:00PM or AM – five hours at night or in the morning. Joe’s Cafe is a good place to catch an outgoing night bus as it offers full service all night and you never know how late the bus will be. Outside HCMC, the coach will stop at a petrol station with a pretty large shop and stalls selling snacks, drinks and fruit.
Several companies run buses directly to Mui Ne, popular with both locals and travellers alike. In HCMC they depart from the Pham Ngu Lao area (where you can also find their ticket office) and in Mui Ne they’ll drop you off and pick you up from your hotel. Prices around 120,000 – 140,000 VND (March 2013), buses depart several times a day and the journey takes 6-7 hours. Both seats and sleeper buses are available, depending on the company.
A train runs daily from HCMC to Phan Thiet, departing at 6:50AM and arriving four hours later. The return trip leaves Phan Thiet around 1:30PM. The cost is 136,000VND per person each way for the air-conditioned chair car. The train station in HCMC (Saigon Railway Station) is in District 3, about 3 km from the center. The railway station in Phan Thiet is about ten km (200,000VND taxi ride) from the beginning of the Mui Ne resort strip, and taxis are abundant to take you there. There is a mid-sized red-color local bus from the station to Mui Ne for which tickets are sold on the train for 35,000VND per person. The announcement will likely be made in Vietnamese only, so you need to watch carefully for the uniformed staff selling the tickets to pass by. You can most likely purchase the ticket on the bus itself.
The train has regular carriages operated by the state railways, and sometimes other carriages booked and operated by private companies. The latter have somewhat larger seats for a higher price, but fall short of luxury. The regular carriages are a bit cramped for the western-sized body. The train gives a great view of the countryside and avoids the endless honking of horns and seemingly erratic driving. The dining car sells food and beverages, including hot soup and is comfortable to hang out.
You might considering coming from Saigon to Mui Ne by Taxi, instead of Open Bus. Not only the departure times of the Open Buses might not suit your schedule, they are also slow sometimes, because the driver makes various stops at rather bad restaurants where he receives commission. The ride by taxi takes 4 to 5 hours, depending of the road condition, and will cost 70-100 US-Dollar, depending on your ability to bargain. Talk with all taxi drivers in airport to get best prices.
There are few paid roads on the way to Mui Ne, so taking extra money is common way to increase the bill. Tell the driver, that you want fixed price with all fees included. Using taxi counter will usually increase the bill to more than 110$. Private transfer cost from Tan Son Nhat airport to Muine by SATCO: 100$/cab/trip. See their counter and book service.