How to get from Ho Chi Minh (Tan Son Nhat) airport to city center?

Updated: 6/3/2018                1465 words            ⏰ 6 minutes 

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Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) is Vietnam's largest international airport located in Ho Chi Minh city. It has 2 passenger terminals, which are International passenger terminal and Domestic passenger terminal, then Tan Son Nhat Airport serves both domestic flights and a few international flights. It is able to accommodate the scheduled flights, unscheduled flights, personal aircrafts, charter flights, commercial flights, technical flights, and serves 24/24h.

Ho Chi Minh – Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Source: Internet)

Today, many people travel by plane through Tan Son Nhat International airport when they come to Ho Chi Minh city.
The distance from Ho Chi Minh (Tan Son Nhat) Airport to city center (District 1) is only about  7 kms (Google Map). This is convenient for visitors after flight to transfer to city center.

If this is the first time you come here, you may wonder "How to get from Ho Chi Minh (Tan Son Nhat) airport to city center?". Then let DichungTaxi show you transport from ho chi minh airport to city centre.

From Tan Son Nhat International Airport to city center
From Ho Chi Minh Tan Son Nhat  Airport to city center : 7,2 Km

There are 3 main transport to go from Ho Chi Minh airport to city center:
> Taxi
> Bus
Shuttle Bus


Taxi from Ho Chi Minh (Tan Son Nhat) Airport to city center

Taxi is possibly the fastest and the most convenient way to travel from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to city center.
If you intend to move to the city center by taxi, you can refer to the phone numbers of the taxi companies below. 

  • Taxi Mai Linh                  : 028 38 38 38 38

  • Taxi Tan Son Nhat          : 09 222 42225

  • Taxi Savico                     : 028 38 21 21 21

  • Vina Taxi                         : 028 38 111 111

In addition, if you do not want to negotiate on motor or taxi fare, you can book online a taxi from the webiste of Dichungtaxi.

Taxi Fare From Ho Chi Minh (Tan Son Nhat) Airport – City Center (District 1, 3) (Price for one way)

airport to center Taxi-sharing (rideshare) Private car (taxi)

 4-seat car






 7-seat car






Taxi Fare From City Center (District 1, 3) to Ho Chi Minh (Tan Son Nhat) Airport  – (Price for one way) 

center to city transfer Taxi-sharing (rideshare) Private car (taxi)

 4-seat car


80.000đ *




 7-seat car






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Information about Vehicles:

– Sedan or Vios :      3 people      &       3 luggages + handbags
– SUV or Innova:        5 people     &       5 luggages + handbags
– Minivan :                12 people    &       16 luggages + handbags

Bus  from Ho Chi Minh (Tan Son Nhat) Airport to city center

Most people choose bus for the cheapest price, safety and because

bus to ho chi minh airport is quite developed, which set up variable trips. 
You can refer to the numbers of routes below to travel to city center.

Roadmap of Bus No.152 | Tan Son Nhat Airport – Ben Thanh Market – Trung Son residential area. 

  • International Terminal – Domestic Terminal – Hoang Van Thu – Nguyen Van Troi – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia – Cach Mang Thang Tam – Ben Thanh Market – Tran Hung Dao – Trung Son residential area and vice versa.

  • Time: 5:45 am to 18:15 pm.

  • Waiting time: 12 – 21 minutes

  • Ticket price: 5,000 VND/person.

Bus 152
Bus No.152 (Source

Roadmap of Bus No.119 | Tan Son Nhat Airport – Western Bus Station

  • International Terminal – Truong Son – Tran Quoc Hoan – Hoang Van Thu – Xuan Dieu – Xuan Hong – Truong Chinh – Ly Thuong Kiet – Bac Hai – Thanh Thai – Nguyen Tri Phuong – Nguyen Chi Thanh – Nguyen Thi Nho – Hong Bang – Kinh Duong Vuong –  Western Bus Station and vice versa

  • Time: 4:00 am to 9:00 pm.

  • Waiting time: 15 – 30 minutes.

  • Ticket price: 12,000 VND/person (under 5km) and 20,000 VND/person (above 5km)

Roadmap of Bus No.109 | Tan Son Nhat Airport – 23/9 Park

  • International Terminal – Domestic Terminal – Truong Son – Tran Quoc Hoan – Hoang Van Thu – Nguyen Van Troi – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia – Ham Nghi – Ben Thanh  Market – Pham Ngu Lao – 23/9 Park and vice versa.

  • Time: 5:30 am to 1:30 am.

  • Waiting time: 30 minutes

  • Ticket price: 12,000 VND/ person (under 5km) and 20,000 VND/ person (above 5km).

Bus No.109
Bus No.109 (Source Satsco)

*Bus No.109 and Bus No.119, which installed "5 stars" high standard equipments for a bus, are two new bus route from Tan Son Nhat Airport to city center. They are expected to bring convenience, safety and friendliness to passengers. 

Shuttle Bus  from Ho Chi Minh (Tan Son Nhat) Airport to city center

Roadmap of Bus No.49 | Tan Son Nhat Airport – Ho Chi Minh City Center (District 1 and District 3)

  • International Terminal – Domestic Terminal  – Truong Son – Tran Quoc Hoan – Hoang Van Thu – Nguyen Van Troi – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia – Le Duan – Cong Xa Paris – Dong Khoi – Dong Du – Hai Ba Trung – Ton Duc Thang – Ham Nghi – Ben Thanh  Market – Pham Ngu Lao – Nguyen Trai – Le Lai – Nguyen Thi Nghia – Cach Mang Thang 8 – Dien Bien Phu – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia – Nguyen Van Troi – Phan Dinh Giot – Truong Son-  International Terminal

  • Time: 5:30 am to 1:30 am (next day).

  • Waiting Time: 30 minutes.

  • Ticket Price: 40,000 VND/person.

Shuttle Bus 49
Shuttle Bus No.49 (Source: Satsco)


* The biggest difference between bus route No.49 and the others is that the bus will not stop at any stations like regular buses. They will pick up passengers directly from Tan Son Nhat airport to the District 1 and District 3 as well as attractive places in the center of Ho Chi Minh City such as Sai Gon Notre Dame Cathedral, City Opera House, depending on passenger's demand.

*Usefull Information you should know at Tan Son Nhat Airport.

If you drive to Tan Son Nhat airport by motorbike, you have to park your motorbike at Tan Son Nhat Airport's motorbike parking lot; There is only a parking lot in front of the Tan Son Nhat International Airport. After parking you walk into Domestic Passenger Terminal or turn right to walk to the International Passenger Terminal by the internal corridor connecting two stations.

Prices for parking motorbikes at Tan Son Nhat Airport are listed as follows:







2,000 VND/ turn 

4,000 VND/ turn 

50,000 VND/ month

Electric Bicycle

3,000 VND/ turn 

6,000 VND/ turn 

50,000 VND/ month


5,000 VND/ turn 

10,000 VND/ turn 

120,000 VND/ month

* The above rates apply for each turn not more than 8h.
Day: 5h – 21h, Night: after 21h to before 5am the next day.

If you move to the airport by car, please note that the stop time in front of the terminal is no more than 3 minutes.

For cars entering the domestic terminal.

  • Passenger traveling Vietnam Airlines: stop at the door area D1

  • Passengers traveling Jetstar and Vasco flights: stop at D2

  • Passengers traveling Vietjet: stop at D3

  • Passengers arriving at: Arrival at A2 or A3

For entering the international terminal of Tan Son Nhat Airport, cars will run toward the 1st floor and cars will stop at the ground floor.

In case of parking longer than 3 minutes, you have to park your car at Tan Son Nhat airport's parking lot, which located in front of 2 International and Domestic Passenger Terminal.
Please refer to
the price list of cars in Tan Son Nhat airport below:



60 minutes 

Next 30 minutes 

4 to 8 seats

15,000 VND

8,000 VND

9 to 16 seats

20,000 VND

10,000 VND

over 16 seats

25,000 VND

15,000 VND

If you've read this far, DichungTaxi hopes that you have found useful information for your arrival to Ho Chi Minh city center . With package rates only from 110.000 VND/ person


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