Phu Yen is another hidden charm of Vietnam that not many people have a chance to discover. To describe Phu Yen in an adjective, there is nothing more accurate than astonishing! Mother Nature was a little biased in giving Phu Yen Da Dia Reef, a natural masterpiece that rivals the only four or five places in the world with similar scenery. We will reveal more about the beauty of Phu Yen in other articles. In this one, I’m going to focus on the transportation to get around Phu Yen. Let’s start!

Getting Around Phu Yen
Photo: Dulich24h.com.vn

Introduction

Phu Yen is a province in the south-central coast of Vietnam, its capital city is Tuy Hoa. To the north, Phu Yen borders Binh Dinh Province, the two provinces are separated by Cu Mong Pass. To the south, cross Ca Pass and you are in the territory of Khanh Hoa province. Since the tourism industry is still under development, Phu Yen still remains the wild and attractive beauty it was many years ago. The beach is still crystal clear, the air is not polluted, the hills and mountains are still green, people are friendly, and the food is incredibly cheap but delicious! As a result, when it comes to transportation to get around this province, you won’t have many options. Let’s take a look at the transportation picture in Phu Yen.

Transportation in Phu Yen

Just like the other parts of Vietnam, a motorbike is still the main vehicle used to get around. However, if driving a bike is something that does not tempt you, there are some more options such as a taxi or renting a car for you to consider. First, I will talk about renting a motorbike in Phu Yen.

Motorbike

We can separate places to see in Phu Yen into small groups. The distance from Tuy Hoa city to each group is totally doable by motorbike. The advantage of traveling by bike is you can manage your own schedule, it’s also cheap and adventurous. Meanwhile, there are also some disadvantages such as your bike might break down when you’re in the middle of nowhere.

transportation in phu yen
It’s perfect for hanging out!

The price depends on the type of bike (old or new) and the bike’s brand. The rental price can fluctuate from 80,000 VND to 120,000 VND (for a manual bike) and 100,000 to 150,000 VND (for an automatic bike). The price does not include gasoline, in fact, you usually rent the bike almost empty so get gas right away.

The renting hours are usually from 7 AM to 7 PM so if you want to take advantage of having the bike the whole day, get up early!

If you wish to rent a motorbike, the owner will request that you leave your passport and/or money as a deposit.

Renting a motorbike in Phu Yen

You can ask your hotel/hostel staff for motorbike renting services. You can also look below for the numbers of some local people with good motorbike services. Be mindful that they might not speak English so it’s better if you ask a local friend for help.

Mr. Sang: 0934 074 522
Mr. Chau: 0934 831 626
Mr. Hien: 0987 015 441
Mr. Tuan: 01266 508 613

Pro tip: Don’t forget to ask for the price and details before renting a bike. Otherwise, they might scam you by quoting a very high price at the end of the day.

Car Rental Service

If you are traveling with a group of people and don’t want to ride a bike under the tropical sun and heat, it might be better to hire a 7-29 seat car with a driver. The advantage of this service is that you don’t have to worry about the destination. All you need to do is enjoy the AC in the car.

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The road in Phu Yen

Depending on the capacity of your car, the price will be different. For a seven-seat car, it normally starts at 1,200,000 VND. After that, each hour will be 30,000 VND.

Renting a Car with a Driver in Phu Yen

Tien Sa Phu Yen
Address: 45-447 Truong Chinh, Binh Kien, Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen
Phone number: 0257 3686 868
Facebook: Tien Sa Phu Yen

Bay Hop
Address: 01 Pham Hong Thai, Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen
Phone number: 0905 158 114 – 0935 799 697
Website: Bay Hop

Anh Tuan
Address: 337 Nguyen Hue, Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen
Phone number: 0573 816 816 – 0573 823 569
Website: Anh Tuan

Taxi

Taxi is a less popular choice for longer routes because it’s not an economical option. However, if you want to get around Tuy Hoa city, you should consider using a taxi since it’s cheap and convenient.

Taxi numbers

Mai Linh: 0573 898 989
Thuan Thao Phu Yen: 0573 810 810
Sun Taxi Phuy Yen:  0573 797 979
Hoang Anh Phu Yen: 0573 666 666

By boat

Mai Nha Island, Vung Ro Bay, Hon Yen Islet, and Hon Noi Islet are some picturesque places in Phu Yen. You should take a boat trip to enjoy the wildness of these places, chill in the blue ocean, and feel the fresh air of the sea.

phu yen best beaches
These boats are making a matrix I believe!

Usually, a there-and-back ticket to the island costs around 190,000 VND per person. Here is a contact for your reference:

Du Lich Ong Giau
Hotline: 0941 796 560
Website: Du Lich Ong Giau 

Now you know how to get around Phu Yen! Coming up next on the Phu Yen series: where to go, must-try dishes, and top accommodation. I hope you will have a great time discovering this newly unveiled secret in Vietnam!

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Hey Eleanor, GREAT BLOGS!!
    We are arriving in the north [near Hanoi] mid June from China [though we are British]; we would like to hire a local person with heaps of knowledge especially commercial such as factories. Ideally this person needs to be a driver with reliable vehicle available for perhaps 2 or 3 days. Any ideas who could do this for a set price?

    Regards
    Will

    • Hi Will,

      Thank you for your compliment. I think it is quite tricky to find a driver with a reliable vehicle that can speak English as well as having knowledge about the topic that you wish to be covered. In this case, I would recommend you to consider hiring a car and an interpreter ^_^

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