One of the biggest airports in Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh Airport or Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN). It is located in Ward 2, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
International Terminal – Ho Chi Minh airport was put into use since 2007 with a total area of 92.000m2, designed capacity of 10 million passengers per year. The station is equipped with modern equipment and advanced avionics technology, including: 80 counters, 01 counters transfer procedures, 12 doors to the aircraft, 08 passenger bridges, 06 arrival luggage, 04 travel luggage, 18 exit counters, 20 counters of entry procedures, 02 customs clearance machine, …, has contributed to improve the quality of services and provide a variety of new services, high quality to meet the growth of passengers and goods in the past years.
The domestic terminal – Ho Chi Minh airport with total area of 40.048m2, capacity 13 million passengers / year with modern equipment system, many advanced facilities, including: 111 counters, 01 counters transfer procedures, 01 oversized luggage rack, 19 doors to the aircraft, 04 passenger bridge, 06 arrival luggage, 06 luggage carts …
Ho Chi Minh Airport is currently the busiest airport with the highest transport volume in the country.
At present, at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, there are 04 domestic airlines (Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar and VASCO) operating domestic and international flights ,and 43 international airlines operating. Including passenger carriers and cargo carriers.
The busiest international frequency in terms of the number of trips from Tan Son Nhat:
|13||Shanghai – Pudong||14|
|16||Cao Hung – China||10|
|17||Pakse – Laos||10|
|21||Doha – Qatar||7|
|23||Melbourne – Australia||7|
|24||Osaka – Japan||7|
|30||Johor Bahru -Malaysia||3|
|31||Penang – Malaysia||3|
|33||Almaty – Kazakhstan||2|
|34||Helsinki – Finland||1|
Ho Chi Minh airport or Tan Son Nhat airport is located around 6km north from the center (district 1) of Ho Chi Minh City. Go to and from Tan Son Nhat airport, you can travel by taxi, bus, or rent a car.
• Taxi: Because it is few kilometers so you only take 5 – 10 minutes to travel between Ho Chi Minh center and Tan Son Nhat airport. Taxi seems to be the most convenient way. Popular taxi brand names are Mai Linh, Vinasun, Saigon Tourist, Saigon Air and etc. The taxi rate is often about 70,000 – 80,000 VND.
• Bus: This way is the most suitable for budget tourists. There are four routes to and from Tan Son Nhat airport to the center, include bus no.152, bus no.109, bus no.119 and bus no.49. The price ranges from 6,000 VND to 40,000 VND (30 cent to 2 dollar) depending on different bus and the length of road. For instance, a bus ticket of bus no.152 is only 6,000 VND but a ticket of bus no.49 is 40,000. Although it is cheap, bus is not the best option when you have a lot of luggage.
• Rent a car: When you are from Tan Son Nhat airport to the center, you can book a private car at their counter at arrival terminal. It may cost 250,000 VND to 1,500,000 VND depending on types of cars. For example, it is 250,000 VND ($12) for a 4 seat car while 900,000 VND ($40) for renting a 25 seat car. This service is suitable for business, family or a large of group.
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