How to get from Ho Chi Minh City Airport
to Vietnam resorts. Transport guide

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City Airport → Nha Trang

Any tourist in Vietnam can make this long trip by train, bus, or intercity taxi. Choose your own way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang together with Airguide.

Ho Chi Minh City → Mui Ne

You can get from Ho Chi Minh City to the quiet Mui Ne resort by train (one journey a day), bus (with a change in Phan Thiet), or direct transfer. Compare prices and travel times in our Airguide!

Ho Chi Minh City → Phan Thiet

You can get from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to the nice Phan Thiet resort by train (one journey a day), bus (from Ho Chi Minh City centre), or taxi. You can compare prices and routes in KiwiTaxi Airguide.

Ho Chi Minh City → Phu Quoc (island)

The route from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc is very uneasy. If you don’t take a plane, you’ll first have to get to Ha Tien Pier with several changes, and then get from it to the island by ferry. See prices for all kinds of transport in Airguide.

How to get from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Phan Thier or Phu Quoc
Ho Chi Minh City Airport (Tan Son Nhat International Airport)

Many tourists love Vietnam as an alternative to Turkey and Egypt. Cheap resorts, warm sea, and great service – all this makes Vietnam a wonderful place for autumn and winter seasons. If you arrive at the largest Tan Son Nhat Airport, then our Airguides will be useful for you – they will tell you how to get from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Vietnam resorts: Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Phu Quoc, and others. We will tell you about the transport serving this route and the peculiarities of Vietnam transport services in general.

The goal of KiwiTaxi Airguides is not to persuade you to choose some or other kind of transport, but to tell you about the advantages and disadvantages of different ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to the destination. Before making a guide for you, we thoroughly study different resources – it’s both tourist forums and travel blogs. This allows us to tell you some rare and unknown facts about the transport in Ho Chi Minh City. For instance, the whole layer of Vietnamese culture is represented by sleep buses (or “buses for sleeping”) – night buses in which there are beds instead of seats, and which make their long journeys at night. On the one hand, it is really great because travellers can get enough sleep instead of being bored in a 10-hour trip. On the other hand, many people don’t know that such buses are first meant for short Vietnamese people, and for people taller than 170-180 cm it would be hard to sleep on a short shelf. And trains from Ho Chi Minh City, though being frequent, fast and rather cheap, are of very low comfort level. Sometimes passengers have to travel in crowds because the third shelf – known to us as a luggage rack – in some vehicles is considered to be a full couchette.

Ho Chi Minh City Airport. Transport timetable

The peak season in Vietnam is in autumn and winter (approximately from November to February). And as the quantity of tourists is increasing, the transport is becoming more frequent. But you can also get from the airport to your destination out of season. The most important thing for you to do is to check the timetable for transport from Ho Chi Minh City Airport: you can do that either in our guides or directly on carriers’ websites.

How to get from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to the destination?

Any experienced traveller across Asia will tell you that to make your trip across Vietnam pleasant and easy, you should definitely take into account both transport peculiarities of this region (about which we told you above) and your own opportunities:

– note that on some routes you will need to exchange your currency right upon arrival. For most public transport services in Ho Chi Minh City you can pay only in the local currency – Vietnamese dong (VND);

– most bus drivers and train conductors speak only Vietnamese. So you won’t be able to ask about the route, ask for a stop, etc. Get ready in advance by thinking over the route and writing down the most important words from a phrasebook. On the contrary, private transfer drivers often speak English. But if they don’t, they always know which hotel they must take their passengers to. Besides, as in case with KiwiTaxi, all trip is supervised by an English-speaking operator;

– those who have a lot of suitcases should refuse the routes with many changes in the city, otherwise they risk to get lost in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City having large luggage with them and looking for a stop;

– if you travel with small children, take care about baby seats (in cars and buses) in advance, as well as about how to make the journey time shorter in order to save your children from tiredness after a long trip;

– all travellers who arrive in Ho Chi Minh City at night should know the night transport timetable. There are not many journeys, so check them before departure;

KiwiTaxi Airguide. How to get from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to the hotel or the resort?

Though each kind of transport has their own advantages and disadvantages, KiwiTaxi Airguides can classify recommendations for tourists who travel to Ho Chi Minh City Airport and then to their hotels or resorts. For young and energetic tourists who travel alone or in couples, have no large luggage, know foreign languages and can build their own route with the help of apps on smartphones, we recommend to save money and use public transport – trains and buses. This is the best way not only to get acquainted with bright and beautiful Vietnam, but also save a considerable amount of money.

If you travel with small children or aged people, orient yourself in unfamiliar places badly, are afraid to get lost or take the wrong route, have large luggage or arrive at night, we advise you to use local taxi or individual transfer services. This will help you save your energy and nerves, and get from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to the destination fast and in comfort.