Airports in Ho Chi Minh City and Southern Vietnam

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Tan Son Nhat International Airport is the main airport in Ho Chi Minh City and the southern region of Vietnam, with a domestic and international terminal within walking distance from each other. It is approximately 8 Km from the city centre, and depending on the time of day and traffic congestion, takes between 30 to 60 minutes by car. There are separate vehicle access roads to the domestic and international terminals and if in a taxi, care should be taken to ensure the driver goes to the correct terminal.

Transport to and from Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Taxis are usually available at designated taxi stands. There is no organised waiting line, however, at peak times taxi companies have a person in uniform that can find and organise a taxi. These taxi assistants give a voucher with the taxi number and telephone number on it for taxi and driver identification should it be needed. The authorities do register taxi companies for entry into the airport set down and pick up areas. All approved taxis have registered meters and drivers should use the meters rather than negotiate a set fee. Taxis charge the security entry gate toll on top of the metered trip amount. A receipt can be provided on request.

Main taxis are:

  • Airport Taxi: (08) 3844 6666
  • Vina Taxi: (08) 3811 1111
  • Vinasun Taxi: (08) 38272727
  • Mai Linh Taxi: (08) 38383838
  • Hoang Long Taxi: (08) 3686868

Bus Services

Bus number 152 goes from Ben Thanh Market bus station to Tan Son Nhat airport and vice versa.


There is limited short-term parking inside the Tan Son Nhat terminal ground entry gates. Parking outside is not secured, so it is not advisable to leave motorcycles or automobiles.

Facilities at the Airport

  • Restaurants and coffee shops: Trung Nguyen Coffee Shop, KFC, Baby Spoon, Skynet Restaurant, Hoa Mai of Sassco, Confetti of Song Viet, Kinh Do Bakery
  • Shopping and Duty Free: There are several brand shops and duty free shops selling cosmetics, confectionery, gifts, cultural goods, electronic goods, garments, wines and spirits and other products
  • Money Exchange and ATMs: There are foreign exchange services at the international terminal and ATMs at each terminal

Lost property or luggage

  • Tel: (08) 38446665

Airports in Southern Vietnam

Domestic flights

The following airports have domestic flights to Ho Chi Minh City and other cities in Vietnam: