TAN SON NHAT SAIGON AIRPORT
Tan Son Nhat International Airport (IATA: SGN, ICAO: VVTS) is the largest airport in Vietnam and located 6 km north of the center (District 1) of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and from Phan Thiet, Mui Ne 214 km. Tan Son Nhat International airport has two terminals with separate sections for international and domestic flights. International Terminal 2 and Domestic Terminal 1 serving the Ho Chi Minh City as well as the rest of southeastern Vietnam. The French government built the airport in the 1930s and named it Tan Son Nhat International Airport and in 1950 the United States foreign aid built a 2,190 m runway to the airport. During the Vietnam War, Tan Son Nhat Air Base was used by both the United States and the South Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF). Today, Tan Son Nhat airport in South Vietnam’s main airport and one of the busiest airports in the world. The airport’s IATA code, SGN is taken from the city’s former name of Saigon. International airside has Burger King, a coffee shop with food, a restaurant/bar, a massage shop, a beauty shop, a couple of duty-free stores, a number of small stalls selling souvenirs, a money changer although all the airside shops have prices in USD and deal in USD. There is also free WIFI.
If you’re flying to Vietnam first time and want to get to Saigon city center then here you’ll find few tips on how to get from Ho Chi Minh – Tan Son Nhat airport to downtown Saigon. Transportation options from Saigon Airport
– Airport transfer
– Taxi service
– Motorbike taxi
– Shuttle bus
– Airport transportation service. Personal driver services. The quality airport transfer service provided by liveinmuine.com. Liveinmuine.com an International Team providing HCM City airport transfers, since 2008 and we are committed to continuous improvement in our performance. Well-priced airport transfers provided from HCM City (Tan Son Nhat International Airport / SGN) to Can Tho (Mekong Delta), Phan Thiet, Ke Ga, Mui Ne, Vung Tau or Saigon City center in clean, comfortable, well-maintained vehicles driven by courteous and experienced drivers. On arrival at HCM City airport, your personal driver will be waiting for you upon exiting the airport, he will hold a sign with your name. Payment in the local currency or in US dollars should be made directly to the driver upon reaching your destination or you can pay using your debit/credit card (Visa, MasterCard, JCB). Our online reservation form gives a price in USD & VND and allows you to select a fair price for your transfer, you will need only a few minutes to submit a form. Prices for a private transfer from the HCMC airport to Saigon cost $25 US. HCMC to Mui Ne $75 US. More info and reservations: Liveinmuine.com HCM CITY Airport transfers
– Taxi service. There are a lot of taxis at the Saigon airport and there is a lot of all kinds of taxi scams so be aware do not get scammed. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, you will see many taxi companies who are waiting outside of the airport terminal. We suggest two main tax service providers: Mai Linh (white and green taxis) and Vinasun (white taxis). Prices for taxis from the HCMC airport to Saigon should be around 200.000 VND ($10 US).
– Grab/Uber. Uber no longer offers taxi sharing services in Vietnam and their commitments in Vietnam took over Grab. If you have SIM card you can order a taxi from GRAB. Prices with GRAB taxi service from HCMC Airport to downtown of Saigon should be around $7- $8 US.
– Motorbike taxi. Outside of the terminal, you can catch a motorbike taxi in case, if you do not have a lot of luggage. Always, a price for a trip should be negotiated before you jump to a motorbike as they do not have taximeters.
– Shuttle bus. The buses running from HCMC Airport to Saigon downtown daily and on average you will reach Saigon within 50 minutes. The buses what going to Saigon from HCM City airport are 109 and 49.
— Bus 109 leads from Ho Chi Minh Airport directly to Saigon city center where can be found a street of Pham Ngu Lao. Pham Ngu Lao Street’s most popular nightlife spots in Saigon and it’s a great spot for meeting friendly tourists and expats from around the whole world where you can exchange experiences, eat and drink. Bus ticket costs around $1 US. All buses are air-conditioned, which is pleasant as you need around 50 minutes to reach Saigon. Buses run from 05:45 am to 01:30 am
— Bus 49 is a bit more expensive because they have newer buses and drivers speak English as well. Bus number 49 will also take you to the Saigon downtown within 30-40 minutes and it’s a little bit faster than 109 do. The bus ticket costs around a few dollars. Buses run from 05:00 am o 02:30 am.
IBIS SAIGON AIRPORT HOTEL: Located in the dynamic Tan Binh district, 6 minutes complimentary shuttle transfer from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and 6km from many tourist attractions, the hotel features 274 signature rooms combining design, comfort, and connectivity. Facilities include open all day dining restaurant, The Hub Saigon rooftop bar with panoramic views of Tan Son Nhat runway. The hotel also has free WIFI, swimming pool, fitness center, Steam & Sauna and high tech meeting venues able to host up to 200 guests. Address: 2 Hong Ha Street, 70000, Ho Chi Minh, VIETNAM. Tel: (+84)28/3848 5556. Fax: (+84)28/3848 5558
SAIGON BEST HOTELS
We have made a brief overview of the preferences of Liveinmuine.com and Vietravel.ee travelers in Saigon, which may also be helpful for tourists who are visiting Saigon first time. Each hotel name includes a direct link to the hotel website, so stay up to date with hotel special offers and discounts.
SOFITEL SAIGON PLAZA. Sofitel Saigon Plaza is located on peaceful tree-lined Le Duan Boulevard just a moment from the city commercial center with its fabulous shopping dining and landmark attractions like Notre Dame Cathedral and Reunification Palace. Address: 17 Le Duan, District 1 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
CARAVELLE SAIGON HOTEL. Since 1959, Caravelle Saigon has been Ho Chi Minh City’s landmark 5-star address in the heart of the business, shopping and entertainment district. Located 8 km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the hotel has a fleet of Mercedes available for personalized transfers. Caravelle Saigon offers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Hotel. Address: 19 – 23 Lam Son Square, District 1 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
SAIGON HOTEL NIKKO. Located within the Central Business District of Ho Chi Minh City, Hotel Nikko Saigon delivers utmost relaxation to business and leisure travelers. Only 20 minutes from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, the hotel is also a gateway to many of Ho Chi Minh City’s most popular attractions such as Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Thanh Market and the City’s Opera House. The hotel is connected to Now Zone Fashion Mall, a leading department store offering various shops for shopping. Address: 235 Nguyen Van Cu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
SAIGON LE MERIDIEN HOTEL. Situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City alongside the Saigon River offering 343 guest rooms and suites, Le Méridien Saigon is your entry point to the many attractions of this storied city. Ben Thanh Market, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Reunification Palace are all located within two kilometers of our front door. Address: 3C Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
PARK HYATT SAIGON HOTEL. One of the Best Ho Chi Minh City Hotels. Discover urban luxury with a combination of sophisticated design, handcrafted details, and modern-day comforts at Park Hyatt Saigon. Enjoy the world-class restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City and our tranquil spa. Park Hyatt Saigon looks forward to welcoming you with warm and dignified service for the ultimate personalized luxury experience. Address: 2 Lam Son Square, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
REX HOTEL SAIGON. The leading luxury hotel symbolizing Vietnamese hospitality. REX HOTEL SAIGON – Your Vietnam Home. Rex Hotel is a traditional venue in Ho Chi Minh City close to an opera house, a museum and a palace. This art deco building was refurbished in 2008. Address: 141 Nguyen Hue Boulevard, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
THE REVERIE SAIGON. The Reverie Saigon has debuted as the most spectacularly extravagant hotel in Vietnam and as the one and only member property of The Leading Hotels of the World in all of Vietnam. Taking pride of place on the topmost floors of the landmark Times Square Building in prestigious District 1, the much-lauded hotel presents world-class hospitality with its impeccable service and its unique celebration of haute Italian design and inimitable luxury. Transcending expectations of place to a modern-day exploration of fanciful splendor, the sky-high Reverie Saigon offers an incomparable perspective on the city with its spectacular views. There is only one Saigon, and there is only one Reverie – culminating in one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic and colorful destinations. You’ve never seen or experienced Vietnam like this before. Address: 22 – 36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard
& 57 – 69F Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
FUSION SUITES SAIGON. Located in the heart of District 1, just steps from one of Ho Chi Minh City’s oldest parks and a 15-minute walk from the famous Ben Thanh Market, Fusion Suites Sai Gon is a down-to-earth “all-suite hotel” designed to bring peace and harmony to the modern urban adventurer. With a daily spa treatment included in the room rate, plus Fusion’s unique “breakfast anywhere, anytime” service, and minimalist contemporary design throughout, it’s the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of Vietnam’s most energetic city. Address: 3 Suong Nguyet Anh Street District 1 Ho Chi Minh City 70000 Vietnam
PRAGUE HOTEL SAIGON. Excellent location in District 1. Walking distance to everything you need but quiet and private. Very clean, well maintained, modern hotel. Breakfast was very, very good in nice setting with beautiful city view. Small roof pool if you have time to enjoy it. Staff friendly and accommodating, always ready to help. I would highly recommend this hotel and come back any time! Address: 175/10-12 Pham Ngu Lao, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
ROSELAND CENTA SAIGON HOTEL. Conveniently situated in District 1, Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa offers modern accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel is 400 m from Parkson and operates 24-hour front desk. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Vincom Shopping Center and Opera House are within 500 m from Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa, while General Post Office and Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral are within 650 m away. The nearest airport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport, 7 km from Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa. Address: 15/1A-15A/57A Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
SAIGON MILLENNIUM BOUTIQUE HOTEL. Millennium Boutique Hotel, a business hotel features 80 rooms and suites, fully equipped with comfortable, sophisticated and cozy guest rooms, stylish restaurants, rooftop pool bar, meeting room. It is perfect for business and leisure travelers. All of the guest rooms have the fantastic view to the city and Saigon River. Each room features premium bathroom amenities, deluxe facilities, quality bedding, high-speed Internet access. Address: 7A Thai Van Lung St., Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
EDENSTAR SAIGON HOTEL. 4-star standard hotel, EDENSTAR SAIGON HOTEL & SPA is located right in the center of business, shopping, commercial and entertainment of Ho Chi Minh City. It takes only 07 minutes by walking from Ben Thanh Market. From the very beginning, the Hotel targets the customers for business and leisure purposes. Address: 38 Bui Thi Xuan, Ben Thanh Ward, Dist. 1, HCMC
SAIGON SUNRISE CENTRAL. Conveniently located on a busy street in downtown Saigon, Sunrise Central Hotel is just a few steps away from the historical Ben Thanh Market, commercial buildings, entertainment outlets and other sightseeing destinations. It is beautifully designed in modern architecture in a cozy setting and fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that provide utmost convenience and ultimate comfort. Whether you are on business or leisure Sunrise Central Hotel is absolutely a venue of choice for a memorable stay. Address: 135-137 Ly Tu Trong Str., Ben Thanh Ward, Dist.1, HCM City
SUNLAND SAIGON RIVERSIDE. Located in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City’s vibrant business and entertainment district, the SUNLAND Hotel is luxury 3-star-hotel and one of the most beautiful hotels in the center of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). It is very close to Ben Thanh market, historical sites, old architectures as well as modern architectures in the city. Besides, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the city anyplace when you stay at SUNLAND Hotel. Moreover, it takes about 35 minutes to Tan Son Nhat airport. Our 90 spacious hotel rooms and suites are designed to provide comfort and style with personalized service and convenient amenities. Address: 302-304 Vo Van Kiet Str, Co Giang Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city