HO CHI MINH CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SGN ARRIVALS

Tip 1: Be aware of pickpockets, elbowing, & shoving when you exit the airport terminals. Be mindful of your wallet, phone, camera, và passport at all times. The airport a very crowded place & unfortunate events can happen.

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Tip 2: The airport has không tính tiền Wi-Fi access, so you don’t need khổng lồ buy an internet plan unless you have to. SIM cards và mobile internet plans are available for purchase at information kiosks, at VND 100,000. Read more on SIM Cards và Mobile Data Plan in Vietnam.

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SIM Cards at an information counter

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Tip 3: Transportations: when visitors arrive at the domestic or international terminals in Ho chi Minh thành phố (Saigon), there are several means of transportations out of the airport:

1. Taxi - When you exit the terminals with your luggage, there are designated xe taxi lanes that you can queue up to lớn catch a cab; they are all parked on the left-hand side upon exit. Many xe taxi companies are operating in the city và scams occasionally occur. Lớn lessen the chance of an unfortunate event, read our blog on “3 tips to lớn avoid taxi scams in Ho đưa ra Minh City”.

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Taxi parking lot is on the left end of the arrival hall when you exiting the hall gates

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Quoted xe taxi price

Note: When you are queuing up at the xe taxi lane, you can wait until you see a VinaSun or Mai Linh xe taxi hop on. You don’t have to hop onto the next available xe taxi of an unknown brand given by the attendant. Learn more on taxi fares & travel time from the airport to the city center.

2. Motorbike taxi – The cheapest method but not recommended for tourists who have luggage & are in groups. This pickup requires you khổng lồ walk out of the airport terminals as the motorbike drivers aren’t allowed to lớn go inside the airport for pick-up. The price khổng lồ get into the thành phố center is around VND 50,000 ($2.5 USD). If you want khổng lồ use a motorbike taxi, use them with caution.


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3. GrabTaxi/3rd tiệc nhỏ pick-ups - If you have a pre-arranged transport, you can either walk out of the airport lớn the parking lot to lớn catch your ride. Often, pick-up rides are not allowed lớn park & wait more than 5 minutes at the pick-up lanes as the roads need to be clear for loading và unloading. If this is your way out of the airport và into the city, make sure you have a local SIM card or a working 3G sản phẩm điện thoại plan to call the driver who is going lớn pick you up. At the arrivals, after you exit customs, some vendors sell local SIM cards that’ll work with an unlocked phone.

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Rental car providers inside the arrival hall và in public area

4. Public transport (buses): khổng lồ help with easing up traffic, the government now has dedicated shuttle transport. These are easy to take, và all you need is get some prior knowledge và tips before taking these. The buses are located on your right-hand side upon the terminal exit. You can find the bus information counters inside và outside of the arrival hall. Khổng lồ read more about taking shuttle buses from the airport lớn the city, read our blog on How to take shuttle buses from tan Son Nhat International Airport lớn Ho bỏ ra Minh city center.

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Airport bus 109

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Airport bus 109"s route

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Bus information counter inside the arrival hall

Tip 4: AIRPORT LUGGAGE STORAGE & DROP OFF - For those who are doing airport transits, there is an airport service counter that will keep your bags if you want lớn see the thành phố baggage-free. You can easily spot the counter after your arrival exit on your right & your left. There will also be signs pointing your way.

The fee is VND 27,500/bag/hour, which is about $1.40. If you leave your bag there for more than 10 hours, they will charge VND 275,000/bag/day, which is about $14.

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Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho bỏ ra Minh City) Map

1. Transfer counter - Landing Visa - Immigration

After getting off, follow the arrow to lớn the transfer counters if you have connectingflights, or go khổng lồ the arrival hall for check out procedures. If you have a visa ready, you can go straight to the immigration line, show your passport or e-visa paper to lớn get an immigration entry stamp.

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Transfer counter

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Immigration line

If you haven’t got a visa from the embassyin your country or an e-visa, you will need to lớn stop by the Landing Visa counter lớn submit a visa application form, pay for the fee, and get the visa stamped on your passport, before goingto the immigration. Even on your transit, you will still need khổng lồ have a visa if you want to lớn leave the airport. For more information, read our guide onVietnam visa on arrival.

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Landing Visa counter

2. Baggage Claim

After you have gone through the immigrationprocess, the baggage claim belts are one floor down the immigration hall (greeter hall). Before getting khổng lồ the custom, you can stop to lớn look around some of the shops in this area as well.

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Baggage claim conveyors

3. Customs Office

After getting your baggage and do the shopping, look to lớn the opposite, you can see the customsoffice with two gates: nothing to declare and goods to declare.

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Customs area

4. Lost và Found

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If you cannot find your baggage in the belts, you can go to lớn the lost and found areas on the left và right to make a report

5. Other facilities

When you are at the arrival hall, you can find the information counters, ATM, currency exchange, kiosks of SIM card providers (Mobifone và Viettel), lockers, post offices on the two sides of the hall ends - where you can send some packages khổng lồ your friends và family, transportation service provider counters lượt thích bus ticket sellers and car rentalto get lớn downtown Ho chi Minh City. In case of emergency, you can also find the medical service room on the right-side upon exit.

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Information kiosks andATM

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Exchange your money to Vietnamese currency

Outside of the arrival hall, in the public area, you can find many cafes, car rental booths, ATM, the parking lot, the xe taxi lot & bus stop. If you don’t know your way around, you can go lớn these maps and get to lớn where you need. The way to lớn the domestic terminal is the right-side upon exit.

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Cafes in the public area

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Tan Son Nhat Airport map

What to vì on Transit at tung Son Nhat International Airport

If you only arrive at Ho chi Minh city for only a couple of hours, you can stay and have a short break at the airport lounges or buying foods và souvenirsin the airport shops.

If you have more time, say 5+ hours, and want to explore the city, you can leave your luggage at the airports in the lockers & have a quick tour around Ho bỏ ra Minh City’s downtown. Famous attractions like Saigon Central Post Office & Notre Dame Cathedral và other things lượt thích Vietnamese foods and Vietnamese coffee are also available in many restaurants in District 1 and District 3. Check out the details here in our guide for things to bởi on a layover in Ho đưa ra Minh City.

Airport arrival tips at tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho chi Minh City)

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