Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport
The airport of Ho Chi Minh City is with its approximately 40 million passengers per year, the busiest airport in Vietnam. The airport is designated with the IATA airport code SGN which is short for Saigon, the former name of the city.
Despite the airport expansion plans, growth opportunities are limited given the location of the airport inside the city limits. To overcome this restriction, some 40 kilometres to the east of Ho Chi Minh City, a new airport is being constructed named Long Thanh International airport.
Where is Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport situated?
The airport of Vietnam’s largest city Ho Chi Minh City is called Tan Son Nhat Airport and located to the northwest of the city centre. The centre of Saigon, known as District 1 (Quận 1) is made up of the Da Kao, Ben Nghe, Ben Thanh and Pham Ngu Lao wards.
How many terminals does Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport have?
The airport currently uses two terminals to handle all passenger flights. One is used for international flights and the other for domestic flights. The modern International Terminal T2 is situated to the north-east of the Domestic Terminal T1. In the coming years at least one additional terminal will be opened. It is expected that in 2020 Terminal 3, capable of handling 10 million passengers per year, will be operational. Plans exist for an additional 4th terminal capable of handling 15 million passengers each year.
The distance from Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport to the centre of Ho Chi Minh City is 8 kilometres. By car, it takes 35 minutes to get to the centre of Ho Chi Minh City.
From SGN Airport to Ho Chi Minh City City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport by public transport. Visit the Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Ho Chi Minh City is about ₫ 160.-. Book your taxi at Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From SGN Airport to Ho Chi Minh City City centre by Taxi
At Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Vietnam Airlines
- VietJet Air
- Jetstar Pacific
- Qatar Airways
- Air France
Hotels near the airport
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Things to do
It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
Bitexco Financial Tower: Saigon Sky Deck - Fast Track Ticket
Ascend to the Saigon Skydeck on the 49th floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower. Enjoy panoramic views of Ho Chi Minh City from one of the city's most iconic buildings. See traditional Vietnamese costumes at the Saigon Skydeck's Ao Dai Museum.
Unique Mekong Delta & Cai Rang Floating Market 2-Day Tour
Cai Rang is the biggest floating market in Mekong Delta where people can buy fruit & vegetables from locals. A good time to visit is early in the morning when they are very lively and colorful. The tour includes an optional stay in a 5-star hotel.
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