HCMC-Long Thanh – Dau Giay Expressway

 photo 20140130_092620_zps67dcec22.jpgDid you hear about the HCMC-Vung Tau hydrofoils suspension following an accident last January 20 when a hydrofoil caught fire?

I personally haven’t been on a hydrofoil but have heard enough stories that most are not well-maintained. When travelling with kids, you can’t help but think about safety foremost. I don’t know how I could have handled the fire with 2 kids.

On our most recent trip to Vung Tau for the Tet holiday, we were very happy to know that the HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway is already open to public minus motorbikes!

From HCMC to Long Thanh, Vung Tau, it only takes 15 minutes. And I am so not kidding! What could have been an hour long trip was cut short drastically!

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Toll fees are 40kVND, 60kVND, and 80kVND. We rode the bus and the toll fee was at 80kVND. Not bad. 80kVND for what could mean hundreds of VND to pay for the gas.

If we had our own car, getting to Vung Tau is much shorter as the Phu My Bridge is just 7 kilometers away from the entrance of the expressway. No need to go to District 1 at all!

Here’s to more road trips! 🙂

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3 Responses to HCMC-Long Thanh – Dau Giay Expressway

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  2. Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular article!
    It’s the little changes that produce the largest changes.

    Thanks a lot for sharing!

  3. Mark says:


    A day after this highway opened, I went from Phu My Hung to Vung Tau via the Phu My bridge then this new road. It took 1 hour 45 minutes going and 1 hour 40 minutes coming back. It used to take about an hour longer than this.

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