Located only about 7km from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, moving from Tan Son Nhat airport to the center does not take much time. For those who stay at the hotel in the central area, it is convenient to go back to the airport quickly if needed. From the airport terminal, you can use one of the transportation services below for a reasonable price.

Airport transfer booking app

Using a smartphone connected to the airport’s free Wi-Fi, you can book a car through easy online platforms such as: Grab app, GoViet app, Be app,…

Last price is displayed before you confirm, usually from 110,000 – 250,000 VND (5 – 11 USD) for a trip, depending on whether the vehicle is a car or a bike. You will need to walk to the outside lane to be picked up, memorizing the license plate so you don’t get confused.

Taxi

Taxis in Ho Chi Minh City will cost about 200,000 VND (9 USD) for the distance from the airport to District 1. Airport taxi drivers can charge a flat rate or charge by the meter. Always ask the price before getting in the car and use reliable taxi companies such as:

Taxi at Tan Son Nhat airport

  • Vinasun Taxi: 028 3827 2727
  • Mai Linh Taxi: 028 3838 3838
  • Saigon Taxi 028 3823 2323.
  • Vina Taxi: 028.38.111.111
  • Hoang Long Taxi: 0283.830.2514

Ho Chi Minh airport bus

An economical choice for transportation from Tan Son Nhat airport to the center but it will take 2-3 times longer than other vehicles. Buses are always crowded so remember to keep an eye on your luggage. You can ask the driver to drop you off near your address because sometimes they leave the station if no one asks to get off. And the bus stop in both domestic and international zones.

Here are some bus routes that go into the center:

Bus route 152: Tan Son Nhat Airport – Ben Thanh Market – Trung Son Residential Area

The route moves through the following points: International Arrival Terminal – Domestic Arrival Terminal – Hoang Van Thu – Nguyen Van Troi – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia – Cach Mang Thang Tam – Ben Thanh Market – Tran Hung Dao – Trung Son Residential Area.

  • Running hour from: 5:45 am to 18:15 pm, every day
  • Waiting time between each bus: 12-21 minutes.
  • Ticket price: 6,000 VND/person.

Bus route 109: Tan Son Nhat Airport – September 23 Park.

Itinerary for one-way transportation through the following points: Tan Son Nhat Airport (international terminal) – Tan Son Nhat Airport (domestic terminal) – Truong Son – Tran Quoc Hoan – Hoang Van Thu – Nguyen Van Troi – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia – Ham Nghi – Ben Thanh Station – Pham Ngu Lao – September 23 Park.

The return trip passes through the following streets: September 23 Park – Le Lai – Quach Thi Trang Roundabout – Pham Ngu Lao – Yersin – Tran Hung Dao – Ben Thanh Station – Le Loi – Pasteur – Vo Thi Sau – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia – Nguyen Van Troi – Phan Dinh Giot – Truong Son – Tan Son Nhat Airport (international terminal).

  • Running time from 5:30am to 1:30am (next day).
  • Waiting time between each bus is about 30 minutes.
  • Bus ticket fare: 12,000 VND/person (under 5 km) and 20,000 VND/person (over 5 km).

 

In addition to the above two normal bus routes, Tan Son Nhat Airport has expanded two more Shuttle Bus routes with modern design, including a safety system for passengers. Those two bus lines are:
–   Bus route 119: Tan Son Nhat Airport – Mien Tay Bus Station.A special feature is the bus route passes through major hospitals in the city such as: Cho Ray Hospital, Thong Nhat Hospital, Hoa Hao Hospital, Nhi Dong 1 Hospital, Nhan Dan 115 Hospital, Tu Du Hospital, etc. … This helps people who need medical examination and treatment to move to Ho Chi Minh City more easily.
The bus route moves through the following points: Tan Son Nhat International Airport – Truong Son – Tran Quoc Hoan – Hoang Van Thu – Xuan Dieu – Xuan Hong – Truong Chinh – Ly Thuong Kiet – Bac Hai – Thanh Thai – Nguyen Tri Phuong – Nguyen Chi Thanh – Nguyen Thi Nho – Hong Bang – Kinh Duong Vuong – Mien Tay Bus Station and vice versa.

  • Bus operating hour from: 4:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.
  • Waiting time between each bus is about 15 – 30 minutes.
  • Bus ticket fare: 12,000 VND/person (under 5 km) and 20,000 VND/person (over 5 km).

Bus route 49: Tan Son Nhat Airport – Ho Chi Minh City Center District 1, District 3.
The bus route goes through the following points: International Arrival Terminal – Domestic Arrival 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 Market – Pham Ngu Lao – Nguyen Trai – Le Lai – Nguyen Thi Nghia – August Revolution – Dien Bien Phu – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia – Nguyen Van Troi – Phan Dinh Giot – Truong Son and vice versa.

  • The operating time of the bus from: 5:30 am to 1:30 am (next day).
  • Waiting time between each bus is about: 30 minutes.
  • Bus ticket fare: 40,000 VND/person.

Airport pick up services

Experience Saigon handbook for those traveling who have booked a tour or booked a room in advance, there will be included pick up services. A driver will wait at the arrivals hall with your name on the sign.

They will be happy to assist you with your luggage arrangements and drive you to your pre-booked hotel address. The price is affordable, only about 10 – 20USD/group for a 4 – 7-seater car.

Private car/bus for rent with a driver 

Surely for many people when coming to Saigon, a private car is the most convenient means of transportation. Car rental services will deliver and pick up where you need it very easily. Moreover, you should rent a private car if you want to move directly to the most beautiful beaches in the South of Vietnam such as Vung Tau, Mui Ne,Phan Thiet or visit Mekong Delta after arriving. If the car enters the domestic terminal area, it will move to the area.

  • Vietnam Airlines flight: gate area D1.
  • Jetstar and Vasco flights: gate area D2.
  • Vietjet flights: D3 gate area.
  • Flight arrivals: gate area A2 or A3.

With countless means of transportation from high-class to public. Moving from Tan Son Nhat airport to the center is always very easy. Depending on the number of people to choose the right way to go, hope you will have memorable and smooth trips.