Ho Chi Minh City shuttle to the airport
Domestic and International terminal
The domestic terminal used to be the old International terminal with 62 check-in booths. It is easy to navigate your way around, especially with only 3 domestic airlines being active.
The new international terminal was officially put to use in 2007, welcoming tourists and business travellers from all over the world. International terminals also have many modern facilities such as restaurants, convenient stores and currency exchange booths.
It takes approximately 10 minutes to get from one terminal to another so if you have a transit in Ho Chi Minh City, you will not be in any hassle.
Flights to Ho Chi Minh City Airport
It is estimated that 3 domestic and 34 international airlines serve flights to Ho Chi Minh City.
There are direct flights from major cities in Asia (Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, etc.), Europe (Helsinki, Frankfurt, Moscow, Paris, etc.), Australia (Melbourne and Sydney). Those from North America or other countries in Western Europe can easily book a connecting flight via Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo or Seoul.
From Ho Chi Minh City Airport to city center
Taxis line up, with proper police regulation outside of the airport. A metered taxi ride to the city cost about US$5-7 or you can asked for a fixed rate ($4-6). Airport Taxi and Saigon Taxi are among the most popular and reliable companies. It is better that you line up to get the regulated taxi than waving one off the road to avoid scams. Check with your hotel in advance to see if pick-up can be arranged.
Local bus runs every half hour between the airport and Ben Thanh market (which is a 15 minute walk from the downtown area). Buses run between 6 a.m. and 6p.m. and ticket price is 30 cents. Though inexpensive and convenient, bus is not the best option when you have a lot of luggage.
Ho Chi Minh
Tan Son Nhat International Airport (IATA: SGN, ICAO: VVTS), is the largest airport in Vietnam. It is located 4 mi (6 km) north of the center (District 1) of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Tan Son Nhat International Airport operates from two terminal buildings - Domestic Terminal 1 and International Terminal 2. The new international terminal opened in September 2007 with the capacity of 8 to 10 million passengers per year, giving the airport a total capacity of 15-17 million passengers per annum.
HCMC Airport pickups provide chauffeur driven cars. HCMC Airport pickups provide an airport minicab service and an airport taxi service.
HCMC Airport pickups offer a 24 hour online booking service giving you the flexibility to book your transfer at your convenience.
Why our rates are more expensive than normal taxi fares:
1/ The hotel personnel receives guests at the airport with their names written on the “Welcome Board”. We are at your services on request and use private vehicles from our hotel chain to ensure the good services.
2/ Price includes: driver, transfer, gas, toll, parking fee.
3/ Parking fee is charged per hour at the airport. Normally, we have to send the car to the airport 30 minutes before your arrival flight. Who cares ? When the driver has to wait 2,3 hours later due to their late arrival but they do care the difference in the price between the private pick up and taxi fares !!
Please make sure that you have read our service information before you book our pick up and transfer services.
Beside transfer service, our hotels also offer other entertainment service so guests can enjoy hochiminh city attractions.
For Ho Chi Minh City travel, if you love to explore the local area or suburb, our tour desk will help you. As a the biggest tourism center in Vietnam, attracting a large number of visitors annual, Ho Chi Minh City has many attractions as Dragon House Wharf, Cu Chi Tunnels, system of museums, theatres, cultural houses… Recently, many tourist areas are invested such as Thanh Da, Binh Quoi Village, Dam Sen Park, Saigon Water Park, Suoi Tien, Ky Hoa…, which draw numerous tourists. When you would like to enjoy the quiet and peaceful environment far from the crowded city, western provinces such as Can Tho, Tien Giang, Vinh Long… will be the best choices. Please refer to our tour information for detailed programs.
Ho Chi Minh City shopping can be a “dangerous” pleasure for travelers because you will likely to buy more than expected once you see the price. You can find absolutely everything in Ben Thanh market – an commercial center in Saigon, from paintings on rice paper, ao dai, lacquerware, embroidered cloth, to musical instruments and ethnic garments… Please note that you need to bargain before purchasing.
At night, the area which Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group located is the paradise for entertainment. Numerous of bars, clubs, cafes, restaurants here stay up very late. But the best local nightlife is out on the street at the city’s many bia hoi stands. You can find many on Dong Khoi, Hai Ba Trung, Pham Ngu Lao, Nguyen Thai Hoc or other streets. All of them make an unforgettable Ho Chi Minh City nightlife.
Tan Son Nhat airport Transfer
Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Son
International Airport is the largest and the most crowded airport in Vietnam. To save time, money, avoid the fuss at the airport, Please contact our ‘’Saigon Budget Car Rental’’ which is located at Tan son nhat Airport arival terminal for booking this transfer. This counter is just located right after Custom check, please visit our counter below:
Here our friendly staff will welcome you and process your payment then escort you to our vehicle
fleet that is just parked outside the arrival terminal. Our driver will take you to the place you need. Why barter for a taxi when you can book Saigon Car Rental private transfer.
Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
With the total capacity to handle 15–17 million passengers per year, Tan Son Nhat International Airport is the largest airport in Vietnam. Its work load is split in two buildings destination-wise - Terminal 1 for domestic flights and Terminal 2 for international flights. Modern and efficient, it offers quick service, a variety of facilities, eateries and shops, and special spacious areas where travelers can access free wi-fi.
Direct flights to Tan Son Nhat International Airport are operated from Kiev, London, Istanbul, Seattle, Melbourne, Sydney, and the neighboring Asian countries.
Transportation from the airport to the city is relatively easy as Tan Son Nhat Terminal is located only 6 km from the city center of Ho Chi Minh.
Getting Around in Ho Chi Minh City
Despite its notorious traffic, getting around in Ho Chi Minh City is a fairly easy task once you’ve done a bit of research before making your way to this lively city. Ho Chi Minh City is made up of 24 districts, with District 1 to 5 hosting the highest number of attractions, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and shopping venues in the city. Travelling via the iconic (and diminishing) cyclo is a tourists’ favourite way of getting around, but there’s also an efficient network of motorcycle taxis, public buses, and private taxis connects you to the city centre and beyond. Travellers can also rent a bicycle or motorbike, though navigating through the city’s busy (and dangerous) traffic might be quite the challenge for the inexperienced. For a hassle-free way of navigating through the city, check out our guide to Saigon public transportation. Most Booked Hotels Rating Hotel Nikko Saigon 4.7/ 5 Rex Hotel 4.3/ 5 Grand Hotel Saigon 4.2/ 5 Hotel Majestic Saigon 4.3/ 5 Pullman Saigon Centre 4.4/ 5 Liberty Central Saigon Riverside 4.3/ 5 New World Saigon Hotel 4.2/ 5 Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint 4.4/ 5 Caravelle Saigon 4.5/ 5 Liberty Central Saigon Centre 4.2/ 5 Most Booked Tours Small-Group Full-Day Mekong Delta Cruise Admission to A O Show Saigon Chinatown Cyclo Tour with Lunch Private Evening Tour of Ho Chi Minh City Lady Hau Dinner Cruise on the Saigon River The Mist Dance Show with Private Transfer Taxi Travelling by taxi is one of the easiest ways to get around Ho Chi Minh City as you can find several vehicles parked outside renowned hotels, landmarks, bars, and restaurants. The standard taxi fare is between VND 10,000 and VND 15,000, with every kilometre priced at VND 6,000. In District 1, you should be able to get to most places for less than VND 80,000. Do note that taxi scams are quite common in Saigon, so stick with legitimate taxi companies such as Mai Linh Taxi (+84 83 925 0250), or Vinasun (+84 83 272-727). Xe Om (Motorcycle Taxi) A common yet interesting mode of transportation in Vietnam is xe om or motorcycle taxis, where you will be weaving through the bustling traffic with an experienced driver. It’s also fairly inexpensive as it’s priced between VND 10,000 and VND 15,000 depending on your destination (and haggling skills). You can also opt for an hourly booking fare of VND 25,000, which is quite the steal since you’re able explore an entire district within a short amount of time. You’re also provided with a helmet for safety; just make sure to keep your knees in and most drivers appreciate you looking out for traffic and hand-signalling a turn. The only downside to xe om is the language barrier, as most locals can’t converse in English. Cyclo The three-wheeled cyclo is a diminishing transportation in Saigon, mostly found nearby popular landmarks, temples, restaurants, and bars. With an hourly rental of VND 20,000, most travellers opt for cyclo to travel between the city sights or short trips within the Dong Khoi district. Due to the rather bustling traffic in Ho Chi Minh City, we suggest against all-day cyclo tours. However, travelling via cyclo can be quite the memorable experience for thrill-seeking travellers. Bus Serving more than 100 routes around Ho Chi Minh City, buses are great for exploring the city on a tight budget. Easily distinguished by its white and green exterior, all buses are fitted with comfortable seats and air-conditioning, with tickets priced as low as VND300. Major bus terminals within the city include Ben Thanh Station (where you can get a free map of the Ho Chi Minh Bus Route), Cholon Station, and Mien Dong Station. If you’re looking to take the bus from the airport to the city centre or vice versa, look out for the #147 (Cho Lon Bus Station – Tan Son Nhat) and #152 (Trung Son Resident – Tan Son Nhat) buses. Bus#147 takes you to Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown area while bus #152 will go to the Ben Thanh Market, which is less than five minutes away from the backpacker district of Pham Ngu Lao. Bicycle & Motorcycle Rentals Bicycle and motorcycle rentals are available all over Vietnam, though most travellers decide against renting one in Saigon due to the city's chaotic traffic. Most hotels can help arrange for bicycle and motorcycle rentals, but these come with very inflated prices, so your best bet is heading to the Pham Ngu Lao disrict, where a full-day bicycle with helmet costs from VND 20,000 while motorcycles are about VND 120,000.
Ho Chi Minh City Airport Shuttles
You can reserve a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City or you can make discount airport transportation reservations. Tan Son International Airport is Vietnam’s largest airport. The airport code is (SGN), and it is situated a short 4 miles from the city center.
Green Path Transfers is another highly reputable luxury option for transfers to hotels and Saigon. Mai Linh Taxis offers reasonably priced transport to and from the city and it can be found just outside the International Arrivals Area. Air-conditioned buses can also be found just outside the airport terminals; they are cheap but there is a separate fee for luggage which varies.
About Ho Chi Minh City Airport
SGN handles approximately 20 million passengers annually catering for over 46 percent of Vietnam’s air passenger travel. The airport caters for Saigon and other areas of southern Vietnam.
Following recent decisions by Vietnamese authorities, a new International Airport will be constructed to replace the current Tan Son Airport. The airport will be built some 30 miles from Saigon and will have the capacity to handle the Airbus A380. The first terminal will be completed in 2020 and will have an annual capacity of 20 million passengers and the second stage will be completed by 2035 providing the airport with three terminals as well a cargo terminal estimated to handle over five million metric tons of cargo annually. The project is worth $8 billion.
SGN serves as a hub for Vietnam Airlines and a popular destination for other large regional and international carriers like Singapore Airlines, All Nippon Airlines, Continental Airlines as well low-cost carrier airlines. It’s also a gateway for passengers intending to visit nearby southeast Asian countries like Cambodia, Burma and Laos.
Hotels near SGN
If sleeping at the airport doesn’t appeal much to you, there are several hotels located in proximity to the airport. You can select your preference based on reviews, star ratings and distance from the airport.
Peal Palace Hotel, which is located in the city is a nice and tidy place. Staff is friendly and there is a variety of breakfast options. The hotel is located near convenient stores, but it’s also near a busy street which can become noisy. Thanh Thu Hotel is another budget friendly hotel situated about 5 miles from the airport. The hotel has a swimming pool, free Internet access and varied breakfast options.
Hung Vuong Hotel and Truong Hai Hotel are also located near the airport and they offer a convenient stay for weary passengers. Staff is friendly and helpful and there are several amenities to keep passengers intrigued.