Use Grab Bike Vietnam to Get Around Vietnam’s Cities Cheaply
My first thought on arrival is how to use Grab Bike Vietnam to move around the city.
“Vietnam has a great motorbike culture.”
You can’t argue with a population of 92 million people and 45 million registered motorbikes as the most popular transportation mean in Vietnam.
My first encounter with the kingdom of motorbikes was in Hanoi. I was right to think that there are as many motorbikes as there are humans in the city. Hanoi is a city of more than 10 million people, with more than 5 million bikes!
According to the Vietnam Auto, Motorcycle and Bicycle Association (VAMM), 3.2 million motorcycles were sold in 2017.
Grab Bike Vietnam Uses Motorbikes
According to the Ministry of Transport, motorbikes remain the most popular means of transportation in Vietnam, with around 92 million people and 45 million registered motorcycles.
Traffic congestion has become a real headache in Vietnam’s city in recent years.
Most Vietnamese now use Grab Bike to cheaply get around Vietnam’s cities with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Grab.
Grab helps provide cheaper, safer motorbike taxis.
Young and tech-savvy Vietnamese and tourists increase in using this mode of transportation.
With the expansion of the use of ride-hailing apps.
Vietnamese now make a decent living shuttling customers around town on their motorcycle.
Why use Grab Bike in Vietnam?
Taking a Grab Bike is like getting on my first Uber ride.
The only difference is that the vehicle is a motorbike. Taking a Grab Bike is MUCH cheaper and speedier than a taxi.
Grab Bike has fixed upfront prices based on demand/supply in the area.
They will apply dynamic pricing to the basic fare during peak hours.
The best way to roam around the city is sitting on a motorbike as the traffic congestion is quite horrendous.
Once you arrived at your destination, you pay cash.
Grab Bike provides fixed fares through the app. There is no more bargaining or haggling.
Are Grab Bike Riders safe?
Grab Bike riders are qualified and put through training before they can take passengers.
The riders’ conditions are
- a motorcycle less than five years old from registration, a valid motorcycle license, and
- other conditions as imposed by the Ministry of Transport.
Riders are first accepted into the trial program and trained.
They are provided with a Grab jacket and a pillion passenger’s helmet.
What is Xe Om?
Before Grab Bike, Vietnamese are used to zoom around in the locally grown motor taxi “Xe Om” (pronounced “say ohm”).
They regard Xe om drivers as live maps who seem to know every single corner, every shortcut in the city they live in.
Travellers even ask Xe om drivers for direction and help when lost and have no idea where they are.
How much is the Grab Bike Fare?
First 2km fare – 12.000 VND
Basic fare/km (after the first 2km) – 3.800 VND/km
Where is the Grab Bike available?
- Ha Noi
- Nha Trang
- Can Tho
- Vung Tau
- Bac Ninh
- Hai Phong
- Da Nang
- Buon Ma Thuot
- Phan Thiet
- Quy Nhon
- Da Lat
- Vinh Phuc
- Quang Ninh
- Hoi An
- Ben Tre
- Vinh Long
- Rach Gia
This is a way to use Grab Bike to get around Vietnam’s cities cheaply!
How to use Grab Bike?
Choose the Grab Bike icon in the Grab app.
- Book in just 2 Taps
Key in your pickup and drop-off locations to get your estimated fare.
- Get a Driver
GrabBike will find the nearest available driver for you.
- Track Your Driver
Know your driver’s location and ETA in real-time.
- Arrive Safely
Are the riders of Grab Bike Vietnam professional?
In Vietnam, Amazing Things post this on their FB Page, a testimonial from Albany Owens, who was very touched when the GrabBike drivers went the extra mile to retrieve her Vietnamese bank card, which fell into a drain.
Use Grab Bike Vietnam to Get Around the Cities Cheaply – They are safe and reliable!
“Reasons to love Vietnamese people: I was getting off my Grab bike. I dropped my purse, and all my money and bank cards came out.
My Vietnamese bank card went down the intense and dirty drain, and I was gutted.
I told the guys not to bother getting it for their safety, and it was only a card. 2 mins later.
I heard them shout, HELLO.
My driver and his mate had opened the grid, and my driver got in the grim hole and fished out my card.
He even tried to give me my taxi fare back. I gave him what I have in my purse and a big hug 😂”~ Albany Owens.
I will give this a try when I’m in Ho Chi Minh City tomorrow.