As the largest airport in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport lies just 6km and 20 minutes northwest of the city centre in District 1. There are two terminals in operation at Tan Son Nhat airport: Terminal 1, serving domestic departures and arrivals and Terminal 2, serving international departures and arrivals. The international Terminal 2 was built in 2007, and currently processes about 10 million tourists per year, contributing over half of the 17 million tourists processed by the whole of Tan Son Nhat airport.
The construction of Tan Son Nhat airport and its Terminal 2 are very modern, helping to alleviate some of the culture shock felt by some tourists upon arrival to Asia for the first time. With an airport transport from Tan Son Nhat airport to Ho Chi Minh City Centre, you will be driven through the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City, catching your first glimpses of the sometimes-chaotic traffic, and crossing the Ben Nghe River on our way to the city’s centre at District 1.
During your booking of a Ho Chi Minh City airport transfer, you will need to provide us with your accommodation details and your flight details. Your airport transfer will be affirmed after a maximum of one day.
Continue to the arrival hall once you have landed at Tan Son Nhat airport. A driver or an Incredible Asia Journeys representative will be holding a sign comprised of our logo and your name.
Please wait in your hotel lobby for the driver to arrive. You will be contacted by Incredible Asia Journeys and given a pre-arranged time for collection – we advise waiting at least 5 or 10 minutes prior to this time.
For air-conditioned transport in comfortable conditions
For a ride free of stress, either from or to the airport
For experienced drivers with safety as their main priority
For timely collection of travellers in large groups (we have extra-large spaces for luggage)
We have a fleet of six different types of vehicles in Ho Chi Minh City for comfortable transportation between the airport and your hotel.
***The amount of seats exceeds the maximum capacity of our vehicles as some spare seats must be reserved to store luggage. Please contact Incredible Asia Journeys for advice on which vehicle to book for your group.
- Taxi drivers have been known to overcharge tourists at Tan Son Nhat airport. Please be careful when leaving the airport and don’t give in to peer pressure.
- If, for some reason, our driver is not present upon your landing, please head to the Information Desk of the airport and call our office on +84 24 3247 4488
- Tipping is not customary in Vietnam, but if you are happy with the services provided by the driver, then you are free to tip whatever you think is fair – it will always be graciously received.
- The price quoted above if for the entire car, not the individual price of each passenger.
Prior to arriving in Vietnam, it is essential that you either have a visa letter already in your passport (these can be attained through a foreign Vietnamese embassy) or a ‘letter of introduction’ supplied by a company or tour operator, such as Incredible Asia Journeys . The tour operator will also provide an application form, which you must fill out in full before arrival.
Upon arrival to Tan Son Nhat airport, there will be a station named ‘Visa Application’ or ‘Visa on Arrival’, where you will hand in your application with two passport photos, as well as your letter of introduction. Once your visa is approved, you must pay the stamping fee and proceed through the rest of the airport.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is the distance between the airport and the city centre, and how long will it take?
A: It is about 6km to Tan Son Nhat Airport from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City and will take just 20 minutes to complete the journey.
Q: For how many people is it possible to book an airport transfer?
A: Solo transfers of 1 and big group transfers up to 40 are possible with our vehicle fleet. There are six types of vehicles for your and your group’s specific needs.
Q: What is the price of a transfer to Ho Chi Minh City’s airport?
A: All of our vehicles incur different prices depending on their capacity. Please see the table above for more information.