Getting Around Hoi An

Hoi An

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Getting Around Hoi An

Cycling is by far the easiest and cheapest way of getting around Hoi An during daylight hours, especially if your destination is not within walking distance (although this is rarely the case within town limits). When heading further afield (or after dark) you will most likely require a cab. There have been reports of local drivers refusing to turn on the meters or even refusing trips altogether for short distances, in which case you can either walk further down the road and try a different cab or call an operator to order the cab to come pick you up (although this may be difficult if you don't speak the language). You could also try negotiating a fare that suits both in advance. Mai Linh is known to have been a reliable company, although they have been getting mixed reviews lately. Grab is the local equivalent of Uber and is another option for getting around, but not speaking then language can be an obstacle here, too: it's best if you have your hotel's business card and/or a working map on your mobile to ease communication with drivers. As a last resort there are the 'xich lo' pedicabs, although these are much better suited for leisurely sightseeing tours rather than a functional way of getting from point A to B. This one is exclusively used by tourists.

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