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Flights to Ho Chi Minh City

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Washington Dulles
from $490.00
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Ho Chi Minh City

Getting around by air

Tan Son Nhat Airport

Ho Chi Minh City is served by Tan Son Nhat Airport. A number of airlines serve domestic routes from HCMC.

Jetstar Pacific Airlines Flies to/from Hanoi, Haiphong, Vinh, Hue, Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Buon Ma Thuot, Dong Hoi and Danang.

VietJet Air Flies to/from Hanoi, Haiphong, Vinh, Dong Hoi, Hue, Danang, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang, Dalat, Buon Ma Thuot and Phu Quoc Island.

Vietnam Air Service Company Flies to/from Rach Gia, Con Dao Islands and Ca Mau.

Vietnam Airlines Flies to/from Hanoi, Haiphong, Vinh, Dong Hoi, Hue, Danang, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang, Dalat, Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, Rach Gia and Phu Quoc Island.

Transport Options

Buses

Most economical is the air-con bus (route 152; 6000d, plus a variable fee for luggage) to/from the international airport terminal. Buses leave approximately every 15 minutes and make regular stops along Ð De Tham (Pham Ngu Lao area) and at international hotels along Ð Dong Khoi, such as the Caravelle and the Majestic. Buses are labelled in English, but you might also look for the words ‘Xe Buyt San Bay’. This service only operates between 6am and 6pm.

There are two new dedicated airport buses:

Route 109 (20,000d, 50 minutes, 5.30am to 1.30am, every 15 to 20 minutes) goes to the 'backpacker district' of Pham Ngu Lao via Ben Thanh Bus Station.

Route 49 (40,000d, 40 minutes, 5.30am to 1.30am, every 15 to 30 minutes) also stops at the Pham Ngu Lao area, via Ben Thanh Market.

Both are air-conditioned, modern, yellow buses that allow you to take luggage at no extra cost. Exit the international airport, cross to the centre platform and turn right to the marked stop with English-speaking staff selling tickets.

Taxis

  • Tan Son Nhat Airport is 7km northwest of central Ho Chi Minh City. Choose metered Mai Linh or Vinasun taxis and especially avoid similar-sounding and coloured imitations; Mai Linh Taxi has a counter in arrivals. Sasco Taxi has the concession for the domestic terminal. From the arrivals taxi rank, a taxi should cost around 170,000d to Dong Khoi, plus a 15,000d vehicle access ticket to the airport. You can pay in US dollars if you want.
  • Metered taxis will cost around 160,000d to District 1, so if you’re travelling light you can head upstairs to the arrivals area, or into the car park of the domestic terminal to try to catch a taxi.
  • To get to the airport from town, ask your hotel to call a trustworthy taxi for you. Most hotels will pick you up at the airport for US$5 to US$20. Some cafes in the Pham Ngu Lao area offer runs to the airport, and some have sign-up sheets where you can book share-taxis for around US$5 per person.
  • Consider a motorbike taxi only if you’re travelling light. Drivers can’t access the airport, so you will need to walk outside and negotiate: 90,000d to the city centre is the going rate.