Guide to Driving In Vietnam - Drive Safe in Vietnam

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Vietnam and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

30-40 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

40-60 kph

rural
More info  

motorway speed limit

60-80 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 0mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Vietnam on the Right side  
urban
The currency in Vietnam is VND
urban
To rent a car is  18 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Vietnam 0.98 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Vietnam

Driving in Vietnam
Pocket guide to driving in Vietnam
Profile:
Vietnam
Hanoi
VND
Driving in Vietnam
SPEED: (kph)
30-40
40-60
60-80
Speed limit in Vietnam
Holiday:
Rush hour in Vietnam
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Vietnam
FUEL:
0.98
1.00
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Vietnam
See World Fuel Prices for full statistics
DRIVE:
Drive  in Vietnam
MIN AGE:
18
18
Min driving age in Vietnam
DRINK:
0mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Vietnam
EMERGENCY:
113,114,115
Emergency phone number in Vietnam
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Vietnam
PHONES:
YES
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Vietnam
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Vietnam
See here for current child seats law in Vietnam

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Vietnam?

In Vietnam you drive on the right and seat belts are compulsory for all car occupants. In general most major roads and highways are well-paved and maintained in Vietnam, however many intercity roads networks can be dangerous and head-on collisional are standard on the main roads. If you do need to overtake another vehicle the driver must use their horn first or give a light signal before overtaking, horns are not allowed to be use between 10pm and 5am.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 113

Police Fire: 115

Police Ambulance: 114

Notes:

DieselUnleaded
Dec , 2022

€ 1.00

€ 0.98

Nov , 2022

€ 1.01

€ 0.94

Oct , 2022

€ 0.94

€ 0.92

Sep , 2022

€ 1.09

€ 1.06

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking Information
Most people in Vietnam drive motorcycles so there is often a lack of parking for larger vehicles. Parking is prohibited where no-parking signs are posted, on bridges, at bus stops, within five metres of crossroads, on curves, on pedestrian crossings and over manholes or sewers.

Paid Parking
Most shopping centres having parking garages and generally charge a daily rate of a few thousand Vietnamese dog.

Parking Enforcement
Fines for parking violations usually cost VND 100,000 which will need to be paid at the local police station. Police may impound illegally parked vehicles and the fine will be higher due to impound and administrative costs.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 113

Police Fire: 115

Police Ambulance: 114

In case of emergency in Vietnam, please contact the following;
 Police Department - 113
Fire Department - 114
Ambulance - 115
 

What to do in an emergency

When a traffic accident occurs it is the Vietnam's law that the individuals directly involved with the accident should immediately stop and give first aid to the victims. All people invoiced should remain on the scene until the police arrive.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

How can I get…? - Làm thế nào tôi có thể nhận được?
Excuse me, could you please tell me the way to the airport? - Chị ơi! Chị làm ơn cho hỏi dường nào đi ra sân bay?
Hospital - bệnh viện / nhà thương
Parking - bãi đỗ xe
Call the police - Gọi cảnh sát
Where is the nearest petrol station - Trạm xăng gần nhất ở đâu
There has been an accident - Đã có một tai nạn

Vietnam Fuel Price History

DieselUnleaded
Dec , 2022

€ 1.00

€ 0.98

Nov , 2022

€ 1.01

€ 0.94

Oct , 2022

€ 0.94

€ 0.92

Sep , 2022

€ 1.09

€ 1.06

Aug , 2022

€ 1.01

€ 1.09

Jul , 2022

€ 1.23

€ 1.37

Jun , 2022

€ 1.07

€ 1.30

May , 2022

€ 1.12

€ 1.27

Apr , 2022

€ 1.00

€ 1.13

Mar , 2022

€ 0.95

€ 1.18

Feb , 2022

€ 0.84

€ 1.07

Jan , 2022

€ 0.75

€ 0.98

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Dec , 2022 1.00 0.98
Nov , 2022 1.01 0.94
Oct , 2022 0.94 0.92
Sep , 2022 1.09 1.06
Aug , 2022 1.01 1.09
Jul , 2022 1.23 1.37
Jun , 2022 1.07 1.30
May , 2022 1.12 1.27
Apr , 2022 1.00 1.13
Mar , 2022 0.95 1.18
Feb , 2022 0.84 1.07
Jan , 2022 0.75 0.98
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