Taxi is the preferred mean of transportation in Mui Ne for many tourists as there are several taxi companies in Phan Thiet and they are often passing by the resort area. As taxi scams are not uncommon here as elsewhere in Vietnam, knowing what the normal Mui Ne taxi fare is might help you to avoid being overcharged.
Mui Ne Taxi
Several taxi companies operate in Phan Thiet in Mui Ne but the best known and the most reliable of them is Mai Linh, which is one of most reputable taxi companies in Vietnam.
Another Vietnamese taxi company that is trusted by many people is Vinasun and they started operating in Phan Thiet and Mui Ne in 2017.
Like everywhere in Vietnam, in Mui Ne is also better to take a taxi of the reputable company like Mai Linh to lower the chance of possible extra costs. In any case, it is recommendable to check the direction and rough distance on Google Maps before getting on the road to get an idea about how much your trip by Mui Ne taxi should cost.
Mui Ne Taxi Fare
Taxi fare should be clearly displayed on the side of the car. If the taxi you are planning to take doesn’t have one, better skip it for not getting into trouble.
Mai Linh Binh Thuan is the company operating in Binh Thuan Province, including Mui Ne. Their green-colored cars are easy to notice in the resort town. Mui Ne taxi fare charged by the local Mai Linh during our last visit in Vietnam was the following:
- First 0.5 km – 5,000 VND (~0.22 USD) for 0.5 km
- From 0.6 km to 30 km – 12,500 VND (~0.54 USD) for 1 km
- From 31 km and above – 10,500 VND (~0.46 USD) for 1 km
Taxi fare in Mui Ne is really affordable but don’t forget that even if the resort area has only one street, the road is quite long and the total fare might be not that little.
Several examples of taxi fares on the most popular routes in Mui Ne:
from Phan Thiet Railway Station to the hotel in Mui Ne (distance about 20-30 km) taxi fare should be around 250,000-375,000 VND (~10-16 USD);
from Binh Thuan Railway Station to the hotel in Mui Ne (distance about 30-40 km) taxi fare should be around 350,000-500,000 VND (~15-22 USD);
from Phan Thiet City center to the hotel in Mui Ne (distance about 15-20 km) taxi fare should be around 190,000-250,000 VND (~8-10 USD);
from Ham Tien beach area to Mui Ne town (distance about 5-10 km) taxi fare should be around 70,000-125,000 (~3-5.5 USD);
from Ham Tien beach area to Red Sand Dunes (distance about 10-15 km) taxi fare should be around 125,000-190,000 VND (~5.5-8 USD);
from Ham Tien beach area to White Sand Dunes (distance about 30-35 km) taxi fare should be around 350,000-450,000 VND (~15-20 USD).
At least at the daytime, there is another way for traveling around Mui Ne as instead of taking a taxi you can jump on one of public buses running on the main seaside road. Mui Ne Bus No. 1 and Mui Ne Bus No. 9 let you reach not only Mui Ne Fishing Village but also Red Sand Dunes and beaches in the area around Suoi Nuoc Resort. These public buses can also be used when traveling from Phan Thiet City to Mui Ne or vice versa. In Phan Thiet City you can change buses and explore Binh Thuan Province even further. For the current list of public bus routes in the province check Phan Thiet Public Bus Routes.