Ho Chi Minh Travel Guide
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Cheap Flights to Ho Chi Minh City Airport
Cheap Flights to Ho Chi Minh City Airportp>Ho Chi Minh City Airport (SGN) is the largest airport in Vietnam. Located a short 6 kilometres from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, the international airport comprises two terminal buildings. The new terminal, International Terminal 2, opened in September 2007 and sees 8 to 10 million passengers each year. You can use Skyscanner's flight search to find the lowest airfare to Ho Chi Minh City airport. Simply enter the airport name and the dates you'd like to fly, and we'll find you the cheapest ticket available. If you're flexible with dates, our Cheapest Month Search tool will show you which months have the lowest airfares.
The most budget-friendly time of year to fly to Vietnam is between March and April, or September and October. During these months, you can expect to save up to 30 percent on airfare compared to ticket prices during the peak tourism season. If you're planning to visit Ho Chi Minh City during the Lunar New Year celebrations (from late January to mid February), keep in mind that many attractions will be closed and flights will fill up quickly. You can use our Price Alert tool to monitor ticket prices and ensure you get the best deal on airfare.
What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport
Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City Airport, you'll be required to preset your passport and visa to immigration and customs. If you need a visa, you an obtain one from the Landing Visa kiosk, which is located to the left of the immigration control queue. After going through customs, you'll have several options for getting to the city centre. The local bus is the cheapest and most convenient option, but if you're travelling with a lot of luggage, a taxi is your best bet. If taking a taxi, be sure to choose a reputable service, such as Airport Taxi or Saigon Air Taxi. Car rental companies that operate out of Ho Chi Minh City include Budget, Hertz, Avis and Europcar. For more information on renting a car in Ho Chi Minh City, click here.
In addition to retail stores, restaurants, and a duty-free shop, Ho Chi Minh City Airport has three private lounges for economy-class passengers. The airport also has mobile charging stations, a post office, a relaxation zone, a sleeping zone, showers, a foot spa, and a smoking room. Free unlimited WiFi is available throughout the airport.
What to See and Do in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is a vibrant metropolis that blends ancient history with modern entertainment. From night clubs and museums to ancient pagodas and winding alleys teeming with living history, there's always something to see and do in Vietnam's largest city. Feasting on local cuisine -- whether at simple food stands or at the city's finest restaurants -- is a popular activity among tourists. To ensure you get the most our of your visit to Ho Chi Minh, check out our city guide.
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