For foreigners living in District 7 that do not have the luxury of having their own car or motorbike, finding the cheapest and quickest mode of transportation is important. Hiring a taxi cab from District 7 to District 1 will most likely cost you a little under 100,000 VND or around 5 USD. That’s too much compared to riding a public bus at 3,000 VND or hitching a ride in a xe om at probably around 50,000 VND. Now the bus can really take a long time to get to your destination and riding a xe om is not for the faint of heart (at least for me).
But here’s the tip. There are Phu My Hung Shuttles with two (2) routes from District 7 to District 1 (and back) at only 10,000 VND (50 cents). It’s comfortable, air-conditioned and doesn’t make a lot of stops compared to a bus. You just have to know two things: route and schedule. Download the Shuttle Route.
Here’s the schedule: