After a major renovation in early 2000s, rã Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) is currently the largest in terms of area and capacity airport in Vietnam.

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Along with Lien Khuong Airport (Dalat), bé Dao Airport (Con Dao), Phu Quoc Airport & several other local airports, Ho chi Minh city Airport is under the management of Southern Airports Corporation (SAC), a state owned corporation.


The airport is located in rã Binh district, about 8km North of the thành phố center. It takes about 15-20 minutes khổng lồ get to lớn the center of the city from the airport.

Domestic and International terminal

The domestic terminal used to lớn be the old International terminal with 62 check-in booths. It is easy to navigate your way around, especially with only 3 domestic airlines being active.

The new international terminal was officially put khổng lồ use in 2007, welcoming tourists & business travellers from all over the world. International terminals also have many modern facilities such as restaurants, convenient stores và currency exchange booths.

It takes approximately 10 minutes to lớn get from one terminal to another so if you have a transit in Ho bỏ ra Minh City, you will not be in any hassle.

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Flights lớn Ho bỏ ra Minh đô thị Airport

It is estimated that 3 domestic & 34 international airlines serve flights to Ho chi Minh City.

There are direct flights from major cities in Asia (Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, etc.), Europe (Helsinki, Frankfurt, Moscow, Paris, etc.), nước australia (Melbourne và Sydney). Those from North America or other countries in Western Europe can easily book a connecting flight via Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo or Seoul.

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From Ho bỏ ra Minh đô thị Airport to thành phố center

Taxis line up, with proper police regulation outside of the airport. A metered xe taxi ride to the thành phố cost about US$5-7 or you can asked for a fixed rate ($4-6). Airport Taxi và Saigon taxi are among the most popular và reliable companies. It is better that you line up lớn get the regulated xe taxi than waving one off the road khổng lồ avoid scams. Check with your khách sạn in advance to lớn see if pick-up can be arranged.

Local bus runs every half hour between the airport and Ben Thanh market (which is a 15 minute walk from the downtown area). Buses run between 6 a.m. Và 6p.m. & ticket price is 30 cents. Though inexpensive and convenient, bus is not the best option when you have a lot of luggage.

Shopping at Ho bỏ ra Minh city Airport

Tan Son Nhat Airport is not only an international airport, but also serves as a great venue for shopping. Various types of clothing items to lớn electronic devices can be found. Duty free shopping is undoubtedly a reason to lớn attract visitors to lớn this national airport.

On the way lớn the international boarding gates are numerous kiosks of different products for passengers to lớn stop and take a look. Beside courts of special products like alcohol, tobacco or perfumes, fashions and accessories are also goods that have a huge number of kiosks with recognizable brands from both Vietnam like Viettien, An Phuoc or Ninomaxx, to well-known global brands lượt thích D&G, Nike, Bossini, Hermes or Swatch. Electrical device is also the kind of products that fascinate more attention of passengers with goods from popular companies such as Panasonic, Toshiba and Samsung.

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Also, passengers who would like to buy some Vietnamese chất lượng products khổng lồ bring home, a number of handicrafts, souvenirs & artworks are available for their consideration with high unique but sustainable price.

Contrary khổng lồ the international terminals, domestic terminals seem khổng lồ be less uproarious in shopping with fewer kiosks & commercial courts for passengers. Only branches of famous clothe producers Converse, Lacoste và Adidas are represented at this area, with appearances of some kiosks with local crafts & souvenirs for passengers to bởi vì shopping.

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In domestic terminal, there is also souvenirs and shopping venues available. There are stalls for books, chocolates & confectionary, as well as typical souvenirs one could find at Ben Thanh market though at a higher price.


Do not expect a shopping paradise at Ho bỏ ra Minh đô thị airport lượt thích what you find in Changi International Airport of Singapore or Hong Kong Airport. If you have time, plan khổng lồ arrive early and shop at the nearby Parkson Mall - just opposite to lớn the main gate to lớn Ho đưa ra Minh city airport. There are international brands featured in a professional setting - a truly shopping mall experience that you might want. There are also better food choices in the mall than dining at the airport.

Dining at Ho bỏ ra Minh city Airport

Ho bỏ ra Minh đô thị airport offers a broader range of dining choice from coffee shops to lớn fast food restaurants, especially in the newly built international terminal. When passengers arrive at chảy Son Nhat Airport and need something to lớn satisfy their hunger or thirst, they have much to choose from. Those who only want snack or light meal can enter various food stalls & courts in different areas inside the airport lớn select packaged food lượt thích snack, cookies or sausages. Or if they like some traditional flavour, there is one Kinh vày kiosk và another Phaner bakery kiosk at international terminals for passengers lớn visit.

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For passengers who prefer larger meals with adequate energy, there are many other bigger food stalls & restaurants inside tho fulfil their requirement. Skynet restaurant at internationals terminals could be an ideal choice. The restaurant offers diverse dishes from not only Vietnam’s cuisine but also international foods lớn cater lớn different tastes. Và coffee at this place is also worth trying. Fast-food lovers, especially children, should visit KFC branch inside the airport for their favourite chicken dishes và enjoy irresistible flavour remaining on their fingers.

Passengers who value a tranquil atmosphere & sip a hot coffee or chocolate, Trung Nguyen Coffee siêu thị at chảy Son Nhat Airport should be a perfect location. Lượt thích other Trung Nguyen branch in town, the coffee siêu thị here serves guests delicious beverage, especially coffee and related drinks, which might cause passengers to be late for their flights because of enjoying their drinks until the last drop.

Ho đưa ra Minh đô thị Airport Business Lounge 

Airport lounge is the special service offered for business class passengers & VIP member of airlines when they arrive in rã Son Nhat airport. There are 8 VIP Lounges at tan Son Nhat airport where guests are served đứng đầu class services và provided a truly ideally tranquil atmosphere for relaxing, working & preparing for their flights.

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VIP passengers are allowed lớn choose from diverse menu of cuisines with high standard of quality. They can also order a cocktail from the bar or simply enjoy quick pastry before catching the flight. For busy passengers who would lượt thích to work or solve emergent cases, they have a perfect working environment with adequate facilities like high speed internet Wi-fi, printers, scanner, photocopiers and fax machine. Also, for guests who need relaxing lớn recover from exhausting flights or lớn prepare for the next flights, bathroom with mát xa machines and sleeping area are waiting for them to lớn use và refresh.

Ho bỏ ra Minh city Airport Map

Map of Ho bỏ ra Minh đô thị Airport - tan Son Nhat International Terminal has 3 levels, with the first 2 màn chơi for arrival and the 3rd màn chơi for departure.

Arrival Hall (Floor 1 and 2)

As you exit the airplane, you are on the second màn chơi of Ho bỏ ra Minh city airport where Immigration office is located. If you need a visa on arrival, this is where you stop for immigration documents và visa pick-up. After that, proceed to màn chơi 1 by elevator.

Arrival bản đồ of Floor 1 and 2 - HCMC Airport

On the first floor, is baggage claim và customs section. You will be collecting luggage and clearing customs before exiting the airport. Toilets are located to the far right and left of the level. Just outside of the Customs are many booths for currency exchange, where you can get some Vietnam Dong.

Departure Hall (Floor 3)

Level 3 is for departure và level 4 is for lounge area. After check in, you will be clearing customs và immigration - which usually takes less than 15 minutes. Afterwards come the security check and you can proceed to lớn the boarding gate to lớn catch your flight.

Departure bản đồ of Floor 3 & 4 - HCMC Airport

Travelers" nhận xét Of Ho bỏ ra Minh city Airport

Although being the largest airport of Vietnam, chảy Son Nhat Airport still has space for improvement. Still, numerous passengers who have visited this airport all appraised that this could be the best airport in term of services & infrastructures in Indochina peninsula.

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Goods:Spacious and airy hall for passengers lớn rest & wait for their flights, therefore guests vì not feel too noisy & uproarious staying at this airport. There are also numerous comfortable couches và chairs for passengers lớn take a shot nap or sleep before the flights.Custom & flight procedure here are extremely rapid so passengers bởi vì not waste a lot of time stand at security court and kiểm tra from head lớn toes. No fingerprints checking, fast immigration checking & stamping, và passengers can pass security gates fast.Common phản hồi of passengers after being at rã Son Nhat Airport is that the place is always clean. The housekeepers do a great job in keeping all halls, terminals and other areas in chất lượng hygiene standard.BadsOne negative point of tung Son Nhat Airport is the taxi service at the main entrance of the airport. There are many taxi companies operating at this area, but many of them are low in unique but charge customers higher than other, and even higher lớn foreigners. Passengers should only choose to lớn travel by reputable suppliers lượt thích Saigon Air Taxi, Vinasun xe taxi or Mai Linh Taxi.Another issue at this airport is there are plenty of petty thieves who take advantage of negligence of passengers to steal valuable items from them. The security team at the airport cannot cover all area, so each passenger should be a guardian themselves lớn keep an eye on their luggage.Also there are various shops & kiosks with famous brands are at this airport, kinds và diversity of products here are pretty low. There are only some model of products for each type of goods, và furnishing of shops here is totally nor as attractive as other shops outside