Most Vietnamese people get around on a motorcycle/scooter. A lot of expats in Vietnam choose to get their own bikes. If you choose to do so, you will need to have a helmet and a licence - we can advise on how to go about doing this.
If riding through traffic is not your thing, you may choose to take a taxi (refer to taxi and direction guide). Alternatively, the local motorbike taxi service grabbike app is also quite cheap, or a regular motorbike taxi (xe ôm), which is even cheaper. Public transport system/bus is also available in Vietnam.
If you have a driving license from your home country and wish to drive around Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi yourself, you can refer to the driving licence exchange procedure on how to exchange your driving license to be used in Vietnam.
If you decided on public transportation, you can download BusMap application at busmap.vn to help you get around Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi.