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
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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