Getting there & around
My Tho is served by buses leaving HCMC from Mien Tay bus station and from the bus station in Cholon. Buses from Cholon have the added advantage of dropping passengers right in My Tho, as opposed to the bus station outside of town. The trip takes 1½ hours.
The My Tho bus station (Ben Xe Khach Tien Giang; 4am-5pm) is several kilometres west of town. To get there from the city centre, take Ð Ap Bac westward and continue on to Hwy 1 (Quoc Lo 1).
Buses to HCMC (18, 000d, two hours) leave when full from the early morning until about 5pm. There’s also daily bus service to most points in the Mekong Delta.
The drive from HCMC to My Tho along Hwy 1, by car or motorbike, takes about two hours.
The car ferry to Ben Tre province leaves from Ben Pha Rach Mieu station about 1km west of My Tho city centre, near 2/10A Ð Le Thi Hong Gam (the continuation west of Ð 30 Thang 4). The ferry operates between 4am and 10pm and runs at least once an hour (per person/motorbike 1000/5000d). Ten-person trucks shuttle passengers between the ferry terminal and the bus station. A new bridge under construction (due for completion in early 2009) will link My Tho with Ben Tre by road, greatly diminishing travel time between the two towns.