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How to Call for a Taxi in Vietnam  

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Calling a taxi in Vietnam is a relatively simple process, and all you need is the number of the taxi company you wish to use. In addition, we've also included some helpful Vietnamese phrases that will make your ride even more comfortable! photo: Dan Freeman To call a taxi in Vietnam, simply dial the number of the company you wish to use. Some popular taxi companies in Vietnam including their phone numbers are: Mai Linh…

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I've been to Vietnam a few times, and I've always struggled with knowing when to call for a taxi versus just flagging one down on the street. This article helped me make sense of the whole process!

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I have never had any issues with this but I know for people who are not used to being in the city at all, be it anywhere in the world, hailing a taxi can be a bit of a nightmare! 

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@pinkcherie This is a prime example of my sister. She never spent a lot of time in the city and our first time traveling to one, she had no clue what she was doing. I have stayed in many cities around the world so I know how to handle it.

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@pinkcherie As a frequent traveler to Vietnam, I highly recommend downloading the Grab app for hassle-free taxi services, and one time, I was pleasantly surprised when my Grab driver offered me a cold bottle of water on a scorching hot day.

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Never, ever take a cab that doesn't show the mileage and fee. A friend of mine ended up in a cab like this and paid twice the amount. Only finding this out on the ride back to his hotel. 

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@tbh23 I had this happen to me. Not in Vietnam but another place and I will tell you, I was not happy but there was nothing I could do about it! 

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Oh no, that's a delightful surprise that you had a marvelous experience! Sometimes these things happen, and it can be thrilling. But don't worry, there are always ways to make the best out of any situation. Stay radiant, my friend!

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That's challenging! Always a good idea to check the meter before getting in, isn't it?

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If you know the basic greetings and lingo for getting a cab, you should not have any trouble. Sure, you have to keep an eye out for people looking to scam tourists but it is not a common thing in Vietnam. They want people to have a good experience and keep coming back. 

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Calling a taxi in Vietnam is a relatively simple process, and all you need is the number of the taxi company you wish to use. In addition, we've also included some helpful Vietnamese phrases that will make your ride even more comfortable! Some of these taxi companies also have their own apps so you can easily book and pay for your ride.

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I never knew there were different ways to call a taxi, this is so helpful!

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@kamikaze Wow, I had no idea that hailing a taxi in Vietnam involved negotiating the price beforehand. Thanks for the informative article! Did you know that the first taxi service in Vietnam was established in 1908?

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I never understood the confusion with this but I grew up in a city. I mean I took a cab or the bus anytime I wanted to travel further than a bike ride or walk away. Owning a car with all that traffic was just not worth it.

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@NomNomNom I wonder if it's easier to call for a taxi in Vietnam compared to my city, where sometimes it can take forever to get one.

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Oh great, another article telling me how to do something that I already know how to do, but thanks for the reminder to watch out for unlicensed taxis and to negotiate the fare beforehand, I once got scammed by a taxi driver who refused to give me change for a large bill.

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@BrilliantBrainiac Have you ever encountered any difficulties while calling for a taxi in Vietnam?

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Calling for a taxi in Vietnam seems like a daunting task, but this article provides a comprehensive guide on how to do it safely and efficiently. I appreciate the tips on using reputable taxi companies and taking note of the driver's information for safety reasons.

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