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Change needed for bus from HCM airport to HCM?

vancouver
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Change needed for bus from HCM airport to HCM?

Hi

How do you pay for the bus from HCM airport to HCM - do you need to buy a ticket before getting one, or pay the driver, or put money in a machine when boarding etc.?

Is the correct change needed or will the driver give change if you don't have small bills?

How much is it.

Thanks

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1. Re: Change needed for bus from HCM airport to HCM?

You'll need Dong as the amount required is very small.

Milan, Italy
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2. Re: Change needed for bus from HCM airport to HCM?

Get some 5000/10.000 dong notes....

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3. Re: Change needed for bus from HCM airport to HCM?

The bus fare is 5000 Vnd and if you have a big luggage you will have to pay another 5000 Vnd for it. The driver will give change but it will likely be in coins.

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4. Re: Change needed for bus from HCM airport to HCM?

No coins in Vietnam.....

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5. Re: Change needed for bus from HCM airport to HCM?

Maurizio04 .... Surprised you've never been given any. 1k.2k and 5k certainly exist - I have a collection with me in the UK now. I also seem to remember being given either a 200 or 500 dong coin but wouldn't swear on it. But the Vietnamese really like to use notes, tatty and crumpled ones at that.

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6. Re: Change needed for bus from HCM airport to HCM?

A friend who took the Bus No 152 Airport Bus recently

was given change in coins. Generally most vendors / shops refused to accept coins. He was told by the locals, to use the coins for buses.

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7. Re: Change needed for bus from HCM airport to HCM?

Yes coins are in use but I have only seen it on the 152. The bus rotates every 20 minutes so if you cant get small Dong at the airport ( have a coffee once through and used the ATM) then Parkson shopping centre over the road should be an alternative. Remember the 152 ceases running at 6pm.

Cheers Ross

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8. Re: Change needed for bus from HCM airport to HCM?

Yes, agreed. Have used coins on Bus No. 1 to Binh Tay Market -to / from the bus station near Ben Thanh market. Fare : 5,000 Vnd.

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9. Re: Change needed for bus from HCM airport to HCM?

Never seen a coin in Vietnam.

Do they make them just for the bus? ^^__^^

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10. Re: Change needed for bus from HCM airport to HCM?

Thanks for the replies folks.

Is it obvious where/how to catch the bus after coming out of the airport, and once on the bus is it obvious when to get off at Ben Thanh market, and also where to catch the bus again to go back to the airport?

Thanks