Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport is the largest airport in Vietnam and serves its most populous city and capital, Ho Chi Minh City. This city has a centuries-long history under various names and was known as Saigon for much of recent history. It's a popular metropolis with tourists, seeing roughly 6 million a year who come for the thriving theater and cinema scene, the rich food culture, and the beautiful architecture and museums.
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Best time to book a flight to Ho Chi Minh City Airport
This tropical city experiences high humidity and temperatures averaging 80 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. There are two seasons, a rainy season from May to October and a dry season from November to April. The rain can be quite extensive, making the dry season a better choice for tourists interested in perusing the many outdoor attractions in the city.
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Airlines that fly to Ho Chi Minh City Airport
There are no direct flights to Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport from the United States, but you can catch a connecting flight with one of the dozens of carriers that serve this airport. Most offer only one or two flights, with the most popular carriers offering more:
- Vietjet Air
- Vietnam Airlines
What to expect when arriving at Ho Chi Minh City Airport
There are a number of buses available to take you into the city proper. Bus routes 152 and 109 visit destinations throughout the city and its environs, while shuttle 49 makes stops at many hotels in districts 1 and 3. There are several taxi companies and car rental agencies located in the International Terminal. Ho Chi Minh downtown is just four miles away, a 16-minute drive in normal traffic.
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Facilities at Ho Chi Minh City Airport
Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport has a number of amenities perfect for winding down after a long trip. Showers and a foot spa are located in the International Terminal, while the Domestic Terminal offers massages at the Sen Viet Spa.
What to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City
Vibrant Ho Chi Minh City attracts millions of backpackers, sightseers and business travelers a year. District 1 is a great spot for viewing historic buildings constructed in the French Colonial style. The Museum of Fine Arts hosts an admirable collection of Vietnamese and Buddhist art, as well as local archeological finds. The Suối Tiên Amusement Park is a unique beachside attraction hosting a number of large-scale sculptures drawn from Vietnamese folklore.
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