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Best ways to get to downtown from Ho Chi Minh City international airport

Monday, 06/01/2020, 12:22 GMT+7
Best ways to get to downtown from Ho Chi Minh City international airport

Best ways to get to downtown from Ho Chi Minh City international airport

Ho Chi Minh City Airport Transportation

  • HCMC's Tan Son Nhat International Airport is located 7km northwest of downtown
  • At the moment there is no train that serves the airport. In the future, metro line 4 will serve the airport but this line is not scheduled to be completed until 2025, plus delays
  • For now, the best way to get into the city is by taxi, which is what most foreigners do
  • Taxi from the airport:
  • Fare: 150,000 - 230,000 VND ($6.5-$8.5 USD) to get to District 1, which is the main commercial area at the very center of the city. Payment is cash VND or book online and pay by your credit card
  • How long does it take: 30-40 minutes in normal traffic to district 1; can take as much as 1 hour during rush hour of 7-9am and 5-7pm
  • When are taxis available: any time when airport is open
  • Where and how to take a taxi:

Book transfers from Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) through several options, it’s convince, reliable and easy to use!

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International terminal

There are several options for getting a taxi from the airport to the city

Main taxi queue. The main taxi queue is on your left when you exit through the main door on the ground floor of the terminal building. When you get in the car, ask the driver to turn the meter on.

SASCO counter in the terminal building. The SASCO Travel has a counter that is on your left after you clear customs. You can order and pay for a taxi from the staff member there or just book online beforehand. The cost will be display on the website and you know exactly how much you have to pay. After that, our person will then lead you out of the terminal building to the taxi queue and arrange a SASCO Travel car for you.

Other pre-paid taxi counters at the airport. There are also quite a few other counters after clearing customs, though still within the airport building, where they sell prepaid taxi vouchers.

Domestic terminal

At the domestic terminal, SASCO Travel also has the airport taxi concession and is the only company allowed to pick up passengers directly adjacent to the building. Their cars are the first you will see as you exit the terminal.

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source: SASCO Travel - Taxi airport transfer, 4G SIM car, tour booking and more