Ho Chi Minh Airport Arrivals SGN

  • Address: Trường Sơn, Phường 2, Tân Bình, Hồ Chi Minh, Vietnam
    IATA Airport Code: SGN
    ICAO Airport Code: VVTS
    Alias: Tan Son Nhat International Airport and Saigon Airport

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Explore Ho Chi Minh City Airport Arrivals

It the largest airport in the country of Vietnam. It is situated near Ho Chi Minh City and also called Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport. Saigon Airport, as it was previously known, was the busiest airport in the world with the most aircraft Tan Son Nhat arrivals during the Vietnam War. You can fly to Ho Chi Minh City from Europe or the USA with usually one transfer.

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About Ho Chi Minh City Airport

Around 1930 is the airport of Ho Chi Minh City built by the French settlers to process the first SGN arrivals. It was built near the place Tan Son Nhat from which the name of the airport was derived. Saigon Airport was a small airports with sandy runways to process Ho Chi Minh arrivals. It was until the Vietnam War in 1956 that the airport was given a more serious status. The runway was considerably extended and asphalted by the Americans. During the Vietnam War, thousands of American and South Vietnamese military aircraft took off to carry out bombings or napalm (agent orange) flights. It was therefore the busiest airport in the world in terms of flight movements at that time. There are still many buildings at the airport that are reminded of the Vietnam War. You will find bunkers and defense structures and large concrete hangars.

After a new terminal was built in 2007 to handle international Ho Chi Minh airport arrivals, the old terminal become only available for  domestic flights. The old and new terminals are a few hundred meters apart.

Old domestic terminal

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New international terminal

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Today, the airport still plays a major role with more than 41,000,000 passengers transported in 2019. For example, the airport of Ho Chi Minh City serves as a hub in the Southeast Asia region, Vietnam and the Mekong Delta (Southern Vietnam).

Transport to/from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ho Chi Minh arrivals by taxi: The taxi is a pleasant and safe way to travel to or from Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport. If you want certainty about the price on Ho Chi Minh airport arrivals, a courteous driver, no hassle with paying in the taxi and be sure that a taxi is ready for you, you can book a taxi in advance via TaxiTender. The taxis at Ho Chi Minh Airport are often affiliated with official companies such as Saigon Airport Taxi or Vinasun Taxi. Vinasun has a good reputation, and their taxis are easiest to find at floor 2 at the International Terminal. Mai Linh Taxis also has a very good reputation. At the Domestic Terminal, Sasco is currently the only official company that is allowed to pick up customers directly at the terminal. Taxis at this terminal are often more reliable. The taxis that are 100 meters away usually charge a lower price. Taxis don’t have as bad a reputation here as they do at the airport in the capital Hanoi. Of course it can happen here as well. With unofficial taxis, and if the meter is not used, that you are forced to pay a lot of money when you arrive at the destination. A ride to the city should cost 100’000 Dong, plus 10’000 Dong airport surcharge. This is about 5 USD.
  • SGN arrivals by bus: The recently opened bus line 152 will drive you for 4000 Dong per person to the west side of the Pham Ngu Lao district in the center of the city. This side of the green belt is a busy arrival point for national bus services. The bus is available until 6:00 PM. Don’t believe the taxi drivers who tell you that the buses don’t exist (anymore). You will find the bus when you turn right after exiting the Domestic or International Terminal.