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How to travel from Ho Chi Minh Airport to city

Wed, 17 Jun 2015. Last updated Tue, 04 Dec 2018 16:51

Traveling to Saigon by plane is a prominent way at present. For tourists coming to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time, how to travel from Ho Chi Minh Airport to city is a concern. Passengers may be confused by some ways to enter the city center.

Unlike the long distance from Noi Bai International Airport to Hanoi City center, the distance from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to city center is short, about 6km (4 miles). The airport is located in the north of city center, near District 1. From Ho Chi Minh Airport, there are several means of transportation to the city center. The popular ones are traveling by taxi, bus, cycle, motorbike, and bike.

Taxi from Tan Son Nhat Airport to District 1

Mai Linh Taxi at Tan Son Nhat International Airport

This is the most convenient and fastest way to travel from the airport to Ho Chi Minh City center. With the route of some kilometers, it takes about 5-10 minutes (depending on traffic) to get to the city center from the airport. It is recommended that passengers should choose reputable taxi brands such as Mai Linh Taxi, Sai Gon Taxi, Airport Taxi, and Vinataxi... These taxis have an equipment of counting kilometers and calculating fee in each. It is very convenient for passengers to follow. Beside, to avoid being cheated, passengers can bargain for the destination before getting on. The average taxi price from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to center is about 50,000 - 60,000 VND (2.29 - 2.75USD).

Bus from Ho Chi Minh Airport to city center

152 Airport Bus at Tan Son Nhat Airport

Bus is the cheapest means of transportation from Tan Son Nhat International Airport. It is an ideal choice for a budget trip. Economically, traveling by bus is the best choice, despite the fact that the facility is not as good as that in taxi. However, the rate is much cheaper than traveling by taxi. In addition, passengers can avoid the change in weather in the city and higher safety. Moreover, traveling by bus has its own interesting points. It makes tourists be more social to local people and gain more interesting information about the city. Bus from Tan Son Nhat International Airprt to the city center is Bus No.152 equipped with air conditioner, automatic ticket machine, and politeness. The bus works from 6:00 to 18:00. The fare is 5000 VND/turn/pax (0.23USD/turn/pax). Passengers as foreign tourists can ask for help from local people at the bus station about the route of each bus.

Rickshaw from Tan Son Nhat Airport

A rickshaw in Ho Chi Minh City

Rickshaw service from SGN airport to city center is available; yet, it is more suitable to getting round the city center. It is noted that rickshaw is not allowed to operate near terminal. If passengers want to use the service, they have to walking along Truong Son Street to the end. The rate of traveling by rickshaw is one third less than taxi fee. Passengers should bargain before getting on. The service can hire the service for hours. Remember to bargain first and pay later.

Motor-taxi from Tan Son Nhat Airport

Ho Chi Minh City

Like rickshaw, motor-taxi is not allowed to pick passengers around the terminals. Passengers should reach to the end of Truong Son Street to order the service. Do not forget to bargain first. Also, passengers can hire motorbike from the airport to and get round the center. It costs about 100,000VND per day (nearly 5USD). It is considered the most active and convenient means of transportation from Tan Son Nhat Airport to city center, and around the city. The procedure to rent a motorbike is simple. Passengers need to register with an ID card and some deposit. Passengers should prepare a map to choose the best route.

In case, if passengers do not have too much bagage, it is a good idea to walk from the airport to city center. It will be an interesting experience. It is also a good way to explore more about the local life. If not, passengers can hire a bike with rate from 60,000 - 100,000 VND/day. It will be a good chance to wander along streets and admire the scenery. What are you waiting for? Let's book flights to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy your holiday in the most dynamic city in Vietnam.

Popular airlines operating in Ho Chi Minh

Hahn Air -> 214 USDSichuan Airlines -> 116 USDDragon Airlines -> 180 USDJeju Air -> 72 USD
Siberia Airlines -> 367 USDKorean Air -> 321 USDAir Astana -> 416 USDTarom-romanian Air Transport -> 1,186 USD
Qantas Airways -> 298 USDJC International Airlines -> 311 USDAir Tahiti Nui -> 1,893 USDSaudi Arabian Airlines -> 571 USD
Mongolian Airlines -> 678 USDUzbekistan Airways -> 468 USDSingapore Airlines -> 91 USDFlydubai -> 1,703 USD
Air Caraibes <-> 4,738 USDMandarin Airlines -> 166 USDBrussels Airlines -> 4,570 USDDeutsche Lufthansa -> 529 USD

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