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Transportation to and from Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport


What is the distance from Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat Airport to the centre of Ho Chi Minh City?

The airport of Ho Chi Minh City is not far from the city centre. The distance to September 23 Park in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City is 8 kilometres / 5 miles. Travel time by car is usually just over half an hour. When you drive to the neighbourhood of Bến Thành you will pass the famous landmark Reunification Palace (Dinh Độc Lập), also known as Independence Palace.

From SGN Airport to Ho Chi Minh City City centre by Car
8 km
35 min

Public transport

Bus to Ho Chi Minh City

There are several bus companies servicing the route between the airport and city centre. Bus number 109 and shuttle bus 49, both operated by SATSCO, are generally considered the best options for tourists since they are a bit more modern and more spacious than the alternatives. The buses depart from both the International Terminal and Domestic Terminal, you will find a bus stop immediately in front of both terminal buildings. Buses operate every day of the week starting from 05:30 hours to 01:00 hours. Bus number 109 leaves every 15 to 20 minutes to and from the airport, travel time to the end-station 23/9 Park is 45 minutes. Shuttle bus 49 departs every 20 to 30 minutes and the trip takes around 30 minutes.

Bus number 109 to 23/9 Park is the popular choice of backpackers due to its low price of 20,000 VND. Bui Vien Street, popular by the younger generation of travellers, can be reached from September 23 Park on foot. Shuttle bus 49 to Pham Ngu Lao is the faster option and stops at many popular hotels. A ticket will cost you 40,000 VND. Both buses pass the impressive Independence Palace and stop at the Benn Thanh Bus Station that is close to the well-known Benn Thanh market. The airport bus services are known for being reliable and safe and can be easily recognized by their yellow colour. Please consult website SATSCO, timetable bus number 109 and timetable shuttle bus 49.

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Saigon Opera House: Tickets to A O Show or Teh Dar Show

Experience the richness of Vietnamese culture with this spectacular hour-long show mixing the acrobatics of contemporary circus with the theatricality of the stage, the musicality of a moon string instrument, and, above all, poetry.


Teh Dar-Vietnamese Tribal Culture at Saigon Opera House

Teh Dar is cultural show at Saigon Opera House with jaw-dropping flights, extraordinary acrobatics, and contortion performed by skilled artists.


Hanoi Opera House: Lang Toi (My Village) Show Ticket

See activities of northern village life recreated by dance, acrobatics and bamboo props in the Lang Toi show. Enjoy traditional Vietnamese music.



Mekong Delta Tour W/ Row-Boat, Kayak & Small Floating Market

Immerse yourself in the everyday life of the Mekong Delta on a 9-hour tour from Ho Chi Minh City. Get off the beaten path to kayak, cycle and take part in a cooking class.


Twilight Tour by Motorbike: See Saigon with Tiger Eyes

Saigon comes alive at night, and you’ll experience this for yourself as you cruise the city streets on a motorbike with a Tiger guide. Get an insider’s view of Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy delicacies of this 300-year-old city.


Saigon: 3-Hour Nightlife Tour by Motorbike

On this nightlife tour you’ll visit many popular attractions and see what happens in Saigon at night. A local Tiger guide will take you on a motorbike tour around the city, to a market and along the Saigon River. Enjoy an authentic local meal and a drink.

Tours and transport

Tour & transport

War Remnant Museum, Central Post Office, Notre Dame on Cyclo

The cyclo is a three-wheel bicycle taxi that appeared in Vietnam during the French colonial period after a failed attempt to introduce rickshaws. A double seat is supported by the two front wheels, with the driver sitting behind.

Tour & transport

Hidden Treasures of Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour

Head off the beaten path in Saigon, beyond tourist attractions. Experience local life as you check out popular markets and discover hidden gems.

Tour & transport

Ho Chi Minh City: Private Guided Sightseeing & History Tour

An 8-hour guided tour combining the history, shopping and local gastronomy of Ho Chi Minh City.


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