The bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam is a destination that attracts tourists from all over the world. Despite its image of chaotic streets and traffic, the city will pull you in with its vibrant energy, history, mouth-watering cuisine, and nightlife.
Domestic airlines that fly to Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh’s main airport is the Tan Son Nhat International Airport. It is the largest and busiest airport in Vietnam serving over 38 million passengers every year. Currently, the most popular domestic airlines that fly from Ho Chi Minh City to other cities in Vietnam are Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways, Vietravel Airlines, Pacific Airlines, and VietJet Air.
Popular flight routes to Ho Chi Minh City
The most popular flight routes to Ho Chi Minh City are:
- Hanoi (HAN) - Ho Chi Minh City (SGN): Starting from 700,000 - 1,600,000 VND. Flight time: 2 hours
- Da Nang (DAD) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN): Starting from 600,000 - 1,300,000 VND. Flight time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
How to travel from Tan Son Nhat airport to the city center?
Ho Chi Minh city is a 30-45 minute ride away from Tan Son Nhat International Airport. To get to the city center you can take airport bus 109, 49 or public bus 152. The buses are color-coded so that tourists can easily find them.
Yellow bus no. 109- It costs 20,000 VND for a one-way trip. The bus runs every 30 minutes between 5:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m from Column 12 (International Terminal) or Column 18 (Domestic Terminal).
Route: Tan Son Nhat Airport Terminal - Truong Son St. - Tran Quoc Hoan - Hoang Van Thu St. - Nguyen Van Troi St. - Nam Ky Khoi Nghia St. - Nguyen Dinh Chieu St. - Cach Mang Thang Tam St. - Pham Hong Thai St. - Le Lai St. - Ben Thanh bus station - Pham Ngu Lao St. - 23/9 Park.
Yellow bus no. 49- It costs 40,000 VND for a one-way trip. The bus runs every 30 minutes between 5:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m from Column 12 (International Terminal) or Column 18 (Domestic Terminal).
Route: Tan Son Nhat Airport Terminal - Truong Son - Tran Quoc Hoan - Hoang Van Thu - Nguyen Van Troi - Nam Ky Khoi Nghia - Le Duan - Cong Xa Paris - Dong Khoi - Dong Du - Hai Ba Trung - Ton Duc Thang - Ham Nghi - Ben Thanh - Pham Ngu Lao - Nguyen Trai - Le Lai - Nguyen Huu Canh - Cach Mang Thang 8 - Dien Bien Phu.
Green Bus no. 152- It costs 6,000 VND for a one-way trip. The bus runs 20 minutes between 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day.
Route: Tan Son Nhat Airport International Terminal - Ben Thanh Market.
Another method of getting from the airport to the city center is through taxis. You can book a taxi from online apps like Grab or Bee. You can also book a car pickup through BDATrip’s airport shuttle service.
Best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City can be visited year-round. The weather is consistent throughout the year. The average temperature is around 25-26 degrees celsius. However, there is an ideal time to visit Ho Chi Minh City- during the dry months of December to March. The weather during these few months is pleasant and warm without any worry of rainfall. The rainy season lasts from around May to November.
When is the best time to book a flight to Ho Chi Minh City?
The best time to book a flight to Ho Chi Minh City is during the month of February. You can also get great deals any time of the year. For the best chance to get the cheapest flight tickets it is recommended to book your flight at least 40 days in advance.
Places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is not just tall concrete buildings and rush hour traffic. The city has so much more to offer. From stunning cathedrals to war museums to quaint markets and streets.
Some of the top attractions in Ho Chi Minh City are:
- Notre Dame Cathedral
- Independence Palace
- Nha Rong Harbor
- Nguyen Hue Walking Street
- Ben Thanh market
- War Remnants Museum
- Ho Chi Minh City Museum
- Saigon Central Post Office
Learn more about the top things to do in Ho Chi Minh with this beginner’s travel guide to Ho Chi Minh City.
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