Friday, 27 January 2017 06:27

The Last Hydrofoil?

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With licenses awarded on a temporary basis until the various companies operating the route between Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau could prove the safety of their boats, one company effectively went out of business on Dec. 31, 2016 with the sailing of their last hydrofoil from Vung Tau to Ho Chi Minh City.


VinaExpress, the operator who had been sailing the route down the Saigon River for well over 20 years, finally closed shop on Dec. 31. Another operator, Petro Express, is also no longer running the service.


However, for those of you who both like and take advantage of the 80-minute commute between the two cities, all is not lost.


A third operator, Greenlines, recently launched spanking new boats and have been awarded a new operating license. Running three times a day, the price per ticket is VND200,000 (adults) and VND120,000 (children aged six to 11), with under-fives going for free.


For information on the Greenlines service call (08) 6258 1136. The boat in Ho Chi Minh City departs from Nha Rong Port (Ben Tau Khach Nha Rong), 5 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Q4, HCMC

Last modified on Friday, 27 January 2017 06:35
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