In recent years, taxi has becoming more and more popular means of transportation because of its convenient and safety. However, it is more common in urban areas due to having higher price than other transportation methods such as “xe om” (a typical means of transportation in Vietnam including a driver who takes you to anywhere you want on a bike) or other private transportation. Basically, taxi services in Vietnam has 2 types which are official and unofficial taxi. Taxi corporations are considered as official taxi because they have reputation and offer high quality in a good price for customers. As for unofficial ones, they are belonged to small and private taxi companies who have poor-quality services and offer unreliable price. These taxi also can not ensure the safety for customers because the drivers usually drive the cars very fast and carelessly.

There are several big and well-known taxi brands in Vietnam that are highly recommended for international tourists:
– Mai Linh Taxi: this taxi company has a huge number of cars offering high quality and services for customers and readily serving them in many tourism destinations. They also offer various types of products that are very flexible for each target customer such as Mai Linh Limousine (Tel: 38.36.36.36) for high class, Saigon Taxi (Tel: 38.23.23.23) for customers in Saigon, etc. Mai Linh Taxi is recognized by the cover of white and green.

Mai Linh Taxi in green

Mai Linh Taxi in green color

– Vinasun Taxi (Tel: 38.27.27.27): this is a well-known taxi brand in Ho Chi Minh City having over 3,500 cabs with high quality in services. It has the cover of white with one red strip and green strip below.

Vinasun is the most popular taxi group in Saigon

Vinasun is the most popular taxi group in Saigon

– Taxi Group (Tel: 38.53.53.53): This taxi was established since 1993 and nowadays it is one of the biggest taxi corporation in Vietnam with high-quality services and reasonable price. It can be recognized by its painted white color.
A part from those long-standing taxi brands above, tourists can experience a new form of taxi transportation in Vietnam. Inspite of appearing only 1 or 2 years, Uber and Grap taxi gradually have its position in taxi market because of their convience, high quality and cheaper price. In order to use these kinds of taxi, you must download the Uber and Grabtaxi applications from the Internet that have available versions for Andoid and ISO users. Other next steps such as registing an account, calling for a cab and paying fee will be totally implemented on your phone.

Hanoi taxi group

Hanoi taxi group