TAN SON NHAT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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After a major renovation in early 2000s, chảy Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) is currently the largest in terms of area và capacity airport in Vietnam.

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Along with Lien Khuong Airport (Dalat), bé Dao Airport (Con Dao), Phu Quoc Airport & several other local airports, Ho bỏ ra Minh city Airport is under the management of Southern Airports Corporation (SAC), a state owned corporation.

Location

The airport is located in rã Binh district, about 8km North of the đô thị center. It takes about 15-20 minutes to lớn get lớn the center of the thành phố from the airport.

Domestic và International terminal

The domestic terminal used khổng lồ be the old International terminal with 62 check-in booths. It is easy khổng lồ navigate your way around, especially with only 3 domestic airlines being active.

The new international terminal was officially put to use in 2007, welcoming tourists and business travellers from all over the world. International terminals also have many modern facilities such as restaurants, convenient stores và currency exchange booths.

It takes approximately 10 minutes lớn get from one terminal lớn another so if you have a transit in Ho bỏ ra Minh City, you will not be in any hassle.

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Flights to Ho bỏ ra Minh city Airport

It is estimated that 3 domestic & 34 international airlines serve flights to lớn Ho đưa ra Minh City.

There are direct flights from major cities in Asia (Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, etc.), Europe (Helsinki, Frankfurt, Moscow, Paris, etc.), australia (Melbourne and Sydney). Those from North America or other countries in Western Europe can easily book a connecting flight via Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo or Seoul.

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From Ho bỏ ra Minh đô thị Airport to city center

Taxis line up, with proper police regulation outside of the airport. A metered taxi ride khổng lồ the đô thị cost about US$5-7 or you can asked for a fixed rate ($4-6). Airport Taxi & Saigon xe taxi are among the most popular và reliable companies. It is better that you line up to get the regulated xe taxi than waving one off the road lớn avoid scams. Kiểm tra with your hotel in advance khổng lồ see if pick-up can be arranged.

Local bus runs every half hour between the airport và Ben Thanh market (which is a 15 minute walk from the downtown area). Buses run between 6 a.m. Và 6p.m. Và ticket price is 30 cents. Though inexpensive và convenient, bus is not the best option when you have a lot of luggage.

Shopping at Ho chi Minh đô thị Airport

Tan Son Nhat Airport is not only an international airport, but also serves as a great venue for shopping. Various types of clothing items to lớn electronic devices can be found. Duty free shopping is undoubtedly a reason to attract visitors lớn this national airport.

On the way to the international boarding gates are numerous kiosks of different products for passengers to lớn stop and take a look. Beside courts of special products lượt thích alcohol, tobacco or perfumes, fashions và accessories are also goods that have a huge number of kiosks with recognizable brands from both Vietnam lượt thích Viettien, An Phuoc or Ninomaxx, lớn well-known global brands lượt thích D&G, Nike, Bossini, Hermes or Swatch. Electrical device is also the kind of products that fascinate more attention of passengers with goods from popular companies such as Panasonic, Toshiba và Samsung.

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Also, passengers who would like to buy some Vietnamese unique products to lớn bring home, a number of handicrafts, souvenirs và artworks are available for their consideration with high unique but sustainable price.

Contrary lớn the international terminals, domestic terminals seem khổng lồ be less uproarious in shopping with fewer kiosks và commercial courts for passengers. Only branches of famous clothe producers Converse, Lacoste & Adidas are represented at this area, with appearances of some kiosks with local crafts và souvenirs for passengers to do shopping.

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In domestic terminal, there is also souvenirs & shopping venues available. There are stalls for books, chocolates và confectionary, as well as typical souvenirs one could find at Ben Thanh market though at a higher price.

Tips:

Do not expect a shopping paradise at Ho bỏ ra Minh thành phố airport lượt thích what you find in Changi International Airport of Singapore or Hong Kong Airport. If you have time, plan to lớn arrive early and cửa hàng at the nearby Parkson Mall - just opposite to lớn the main gate to lớn Ho bỏ ra Minh thành phố airport. There are international brands featured in a professional setting - a truly shopping mall experience that you might want. There are also better food choices in the mall than dining at the airport.

Dining at Ho chi Minh thành phố Airport

Ho bỏ ra Minh city airport offers a broader range of dining choice from coffee shops to lớn fast food restaurants, especially in the newly built international terminal. When passengers arrive at chảy Son Nhat Airport & need something to satisfy their hunger or thirst, they have much khổng lồ choose from. Those who only want snack or light meal can enter various food stalls and courts in different areas inside the airport to lớn select packaged food like snack, cookies or sausages. Or if they lượt thích some traditional flavour, there is one Kinh vị kiosk và another Phaner bakery kiosk at international terminals for passengers to visit.

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For passengers who prefer larger meals with adequate energy, there are many other bigger food stalls & restaurants inside tho fulfil their requirement. Skynet restaurant at internationals terminals could be an ideal choice. The restaurant offers diverse dishes from not only Vietnam’s cuisine but also international foods lớn cater khổng lồ different tastes. Và coffee at this place is also worth trying. Fast-food lovers, especially children, should visit KFC branch inside the airport for their favourite chicken dishes and enjoy irresistible flavour remaining on their fingers.

Passengers who value a tranquil atmosphere and sip a hot coffee or chocolate, Trung Nguyen Coffee siêu thị at chảy Son Nhat Airport should be a perfect location. Like other Trung Nguyen branch in town, the coffee siêu thị here serves guests delicious beverage, especially coffee & related drinks, which might cause passengers lớn be late for their flights because of enjoying their drinks until the last drop.

Ho bỏ ra Minh thành phố Airport Business Lounge 

Airport lounge is the special service offered for business class passengers và VIP thành viên of airlines when they arrive in tan Son Nhat airport. There are 8 VIP Lounges at rã Son Nhat airport where guests are served đứng top class services and provided a truly ideally tranquil atmosphere for relaxing, working & preparing for their flights.

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VIP passengers are allowed to lớn choose from diverse thực đơn of cuisines with high standard of quality. They can also order a cocktail from the bar or simply enjoy quick pastry before catching the flight. For busy passengers who would lượt thích to work or solve emergent cases, they have a perfect working environment with adequate facilities lượt thích high speed mạng internet Wi-fi, printers, scanner, photocopiers & fax machine. Also, for guests who need relaxing to lớn recover from exhausting flights or to prepare for the next flights, bathroom with mas sa machines & sleeping area are waiting for them khổng lồ use và refresh.

Ho đưa ra Minh city Airport Map

Map of Ho chi Minh thành phố Airport - tan Son Nhat International Terminal has 3 levels, with the first 2 level for arrival & the 3rd màn chơi for departure.

Arrival Hall (Floor 1 và 2)

As you exit the airplane, you are on the second level of Ho đưa ra Minh city airport where Immigration office is located. If you need a visa on arrival, this is where you stop for immigration documents & visa pick-up. After that, proceed to level 1 by elevator.

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Arrival map of Floor 1 & 2 - HCMC Airport

On the first floor, is baggage claim và customs section. You will be collecting luggage and clearing customs before exiting the airport. Toilets are located to the far right and left of the level. Just outside of the Customs are many booths for currency exchange, where you can get some Vietnam Dong.

Departure Hall (Floor 3)

Level 3 is for departure và level 4 is for lounge area. After kiểm tra in, you will be clearing customs and immigration - which usually takes less than 15 minutes. Afterwards come the security kiểm tra and you can proceed to lớn the boarding gate to catch your flight.

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Departure bản đồ of Floor 3 & 4 - HCMC Airport

Travelers" đánh giá Of Ho chi Minh thành phố Airport

Although being the largest airport of Vietnam, tung Son Nhat Airport still has space for improvement. Still, numerous passengers who have visited this airport all appraised that this could be the best airport in term of services and infrastructures in Indochina peninsula.

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Goods:Spacious và airy hall for passengers lớn rest và wait for their flights, therefore guests vì chưng not feel too noisy & uproarious staying at this airport. There are also numerous comfortable couches and chairs for passengers to lớn take a shot nap or sleep before the flights.Custom và flight procedure here are extremely rapid so passengers vì chưng not waste a lot of time stand at security court and check from head lớn toes. No fingerprints checking, fast immigration checking & stamping, and passengers can pass security gates fast.Common bình luận of passengers after being at chảy Son Nhat Airport is that the place is always clean. The housekeepers vì chưng a great job in keeping all halls, terminals & other areas in unique hygiene standard.BadsOne negative point of chảy Son Nhat Airport is the xe taxi service at the main entrance of the airport. There are many taxi companies operating at this area, but many of them are low in chất lượng but charge customers higher than other, và even higher to foreigners. Passengers should only choose to lớn travel by reputable suppliers lượt thích Saigon Air Taxi, Vinasun xe taxi or Mai Linh Taxi.Another issue at this airport is there are plenty of petty thieves who take advantage of negligence of passengers to steal valuable items from them. The security team at the airport cannot cover all area, so each passenger should be a guardian themselves khổng lồ keep an eye on their luggage.Also there are various shops & kiosks with famous brands are at this airport, kinds & diversity of products here are pretty low. There are only some model of products for each type of goods, and furnishing of shops here is totally nor as attractive as other shops outside