Travel from Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City

By bus it takes 3 hours 30 minutes to travel 176 km from Can Tho to Saigon, which is also known as Ho Chi Minh City. The Southern city of Can Tho in the Mekong Delta is not connected to Vietnam’s railway network. There are currently no scheduled direct flights from Can Tho International Airport to Ho Chi Minh City.

Bus Times: Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City

There is a single bus service a day from Can Tho to Saigon which you can book online.

Can ThoSaigonCostCompany
17:3021:00$ 8.64Hoang Long

  • The Hoang Long Bus Company uses 36 seat VIP buses with 3 rows of reclining seats arranged bunk bed style.
  • Hoang Long VIP buses have an on board toilet and TV.

Buy Tickets to Saigon

Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Can Tho to Saigon.

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After booking you will be sent an electronic booking receipt which needs to be printed out and presented at the bus station. The receipt has instructions to the bus operator written in their local language to assist you.

Can Tho Bus Stop

  • Hoang Long Bus services to Saigon depart from QL91B Bus Station located at Đường Nguyễn Văn Linh, Phường An Khánh, Bình Thủy, Cần Thơ, Vietnam.

Saigon Bus Stop

  • Hoang Long Bus services from Can Tho terminate at Mien Dong Coach Station located at Đinh Bộ Lĩnh, Phường 26, Bình Thạnh, Bình Thạnh Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam.

About Buu Long Pagoda

Buu Long Pagoda is located on the Eastern outskirts of Saigon near the Dong Nai River about 24 km by road from the popular backpacker area around the Ben Thanh Market. To get there you need to take a taxi or drive yourself. Public transport option are limited in this part of Saigon. Buu Long Pagoda is one of Saigon’s lesser known attractions, partly because of its difficult location, and few foreign visitors come here although the temple is well known amongst Vietnamese people.

Buu Long Pagoda in Saigon
Buu Long Pagoda in Saigon

Buu Long Pagoda is a Buddhist temple constructed in 1942 by the Nam Tong Zen Buddhist sect. The temple under went extensive renovation in 2007 and is currently in a good state of repair. The two main attractions of this temple are the Pagoda itself, and the views of Saigon which get from the temple’s hill top location. The Pagoda has 4 levels. The top level contains Buddha relics and is considered an important temple by some Buddhists for this reason. The design of the temple is also interesting, unlike many of the other temples in Vietnam which have been influenced by the architecture of China or the earlier architectural style of the Hindu worshipping Cham people, this temple has distinctive Thai features and bears a striking similarity to temples in Thailand such as Wat Traimitr which is in Bangkok near to Bangkok Train Station. The Pagoda is surrounded by gardens, and beyond that forest and the large meandering Dong Nai River. The area around the temple is very flat making which enhances the views. This is a beautiful temple in a peaceful and scenic location which is well worth making the effort to go and visit.

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