From Mar 11, 2018 to Mar 14, 2018
Duy Tan University, Đà Nẵng, VIET NAM

Getting around in Danang

Getting around in Da Nang is fairly convenient compared to other cities in Vietnam thanks to its spacious roadways, bridges, and walkways as well as budget-friendly public transportation. Known as the "tourist capital" of the South Central of Vietnam, there are plenty of sightseeing, dining, and shopping opportunities available within the city center. However, no trip to Da Nang is complete without making your way to its pristine beaches, breath-taking mountains, war memorial sites and ancient pagodas, all of which simply require the use of motorised vehicles such as motorcycle taxis, buses, taxis, Grab, and private cars.
Specialty
#1Uber/Grab/Taxi
It is fairly easy to get an Uber or Grab car anywhere in Da Nang. This will save you a bit of money compared to a taxi. You just need to get the app ready for your smartphone before your travels. If you have a hard time using Uber or Grab, then you should resort to using taxis. From the city center or the airport, you can effortlessly catch a taxi without making prior arrangements. Every one of them is equipped with a reliable meter, and rarely a scam occurs, so expats appreciate them. Have your destination address written down to show to the driver, avoiding miscommunication. To avoid high rate taxis, you should choose a well-known taxi brand: Mai Linh Taxi (green taxi with Mai Linh Group logo): +84 236 352 5252 Vinasun Taxi (white taxi with Vinasun Taxi logo): +84 236 368 6868 Tien Sa Taxi (yellow taxi with Taxi Tien Sa logo): +84 236 379 7979 There is a new shared taxi service, like Blablacar in Europe, that recently launched and is available in Da Nang – Dichungtaxi. Book your taxi online and the system will send the booking information to their drivers for pickup. To save money, you can share the taxi with travelers heading the same way by choosing the “share” option. If not, you can always take the “private” taxi. This new service is potentially cheaper than other options and it lowers the probability of being scammed since their pricing is fixed based on the package you select.
#2Bus
It is fairly easy to get an Uber or Grab car anywhere in Da Nang. This will save you a bit of money compared to a taxi. You just need to get the app ready for your smartphone before your travels. If you have a hard time using Uber or Grab, then you should resort to using taxis. From the city center or the airport, you can effortlessly catch a taxi without making prior arrangements. Every one of them is equipped with a reliable meter, and rarely a scam occurs, so expats appreciate them. Have your destination address written down to show to the driver, avoiding miscommunication. To avoid high rate taxis, you should choose a well-known taxi brand: Mai Linh Taxi (green taxi with Mai Linh Group logo): +84 236 352 5252, Vinasun Taxi (white taxi with Vinasun Taxi logo): +84 236 368 6868, Tien Sa Taxi (yellow taxi with Taxi Tien Sa logo): +84 236 379 7979, Masco airport Taxi (white and blue taxi with Masco Taxi logo).
#3Motorcycle Taxi
Travelling by motorcycle taxi or xe om is a good way of exploring outside the city centre on a budget. You can easily find several parked at the tourist-friendly Bach Dang and Tran Phu Street as well as popular attractions such as My Khe Beach, and Marble Mountains. Do note that the fare is based on your bargaining skills, so make sure you have finalised the price with your driver before hopping on a motorcycle taxi.
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