Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)

Recently updated on May 10th, 2021 at 10:06 pm

Tan Son Nhat International Airport (official transaction name: Tan Son Nhat International Airport; IATA: SGN is the abbreviation of Saigon – Tan Son Nhat) is the largest international airport in Vietnam.

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Tan Son Nhat International Airport with an area of ​​850 hectares ranks first in terms of area and terminal capacity (with a designed capacity of 28 million passengers/year in 2018, compared to the airport’s current capacity). Noi Bai International Airport is 20-25 million, Da Nang International Airport is 13 million) and is also the airport with the largest number of passengers in Vietnam.

Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City)

This airport is the main office of operations for all Vietnamese airlines, and is home to the Vietnam Airport Corporation, which manages all civil airports in Vietnam.

The international terminal with 10 aerospace bridges (six more than the domestic terminal) can accommodate long-range widebody aircraft such as Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-200 / 300, Airbus A350, Boeing 767, Airbus A330, Boeing 787, Airbus A380, …

General information about Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Located 8 km north of the center of Ho Chi Minh City, in Tan Binh district, Tan Son Nhat international airport is an important traffic hub of the whole South of Vietnam.

The airport has two parallel runways, of which the 07L / 25R runway is 3,048m long, 45m wide, the 07R / 25L runway is 3,800m long and 45m wide; The airport can accommodate the flights of a variety of aircraft. However, because these two routes are parallel and close together, the two planes cannot take off or land together. This has led to the delay of the airlines. On peak occasions, Tan Son Nhat airport reaches 900 flights per day.

The infrastructure of Tan Son Nhat International Airport

The terminal at Tan Son Nhat airport is divided into two separate zones, the domestic and international terminal.

Domestic terminal

Tan Son Nhat domestic terminal has an area of ​​40,048 square meters and can accommodate about 2,100 passengers during peak hours.

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Up to now, the domestic terminal has:

  • 111 check-in counters
  • 1 transfer procedure counter
  • 6 sets of conveyor belts for arrival and departure
  • 22 Boarding doors
  • 5 entrance ports
  • 3 output ports
  • 10 magnetic ports
  • 2 lifts
  • 10 metal testing equipment
  • 8 portable luggage screening machines
  • 1 oversized baggage check-in counter.

In addition, the airport also has airline lounges for passengers to check in and take advantage of before boarding time.

International terminal

The international terminal is built to be more modern and spacious than the domestic terminal. This station has an area of ​​115,834m2 and is estimated to be able to receive about 15-17 million passengers per year.

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The international terminal has facilities such as:

  • 80 check-in counters
  • 10 double cages leading passengers to large aircraft
  • 18 lifts
  • 20 escalators
  • 43 scanners
  • 10 magnetic ports
  • 8 pedestrian conveyors
  • 8 luggage conveyors
  • 19 aircraft exit ports
  • 18 exit check-in counters
  • 20 immigration counters
  • 6 customs scanners arrived
  • 2 customs scanners.

Tan Son Nhat International Terminal divides the arrival and departure area into two separate floors, so passengers should go to the correct floor for procedures. It is estimated that during the peak tourist season, the international terminal area can receive 20 flights at a time.

Security area and outside area

Tan Son Nhat International Airport is also equipped with a terrorist prevention system, surveillance camera, fire alarm, door control … fully meeting safety requirements for each passenger at the airport. Outside the airport is the parking lot, garden, and road system of 140,000m2 wide.

Directions to/from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, HCMC

There are many types of transportation from the airport to the city center, because the distance is not too far, so it only takes about 10-15 minutes to move. To help you with a detailed flight plan, we will update the vehicles currently applied at Tan Son Nhat International Airport right below.


The bus is a popular and popular means of transportation in Saigon. Especially for those who travel on a budget and do not carry much luggage, you can prioritize this vehicle.

Public bus at Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Bus No.109

Right after landing at Tan Son Nhat airport, passengers can choose from four bus routes 152, 109, 119, and 49 to move to the city center.

In addition, these bus routes also go through many famous attractions in Saigon such as Independence Palace, City Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Nguyen Hue Walking Street, … You can also choose a bus. bus to explore the city named Uncle Ho during the traveling days.


At the airport, there are a lot of taxis available, so immediately after landing you can easily choose a car to move to the city center after 5-10 minutes. There are many famous car companies such as Mai Linh, VinaSun, Airport, Vita Taxi, … all have listed prices so please rest assured.

Taxi at Tan Son Nhat International Airport

The average price for a car ride from the airport to the city center is only from 50,000 – 60,000 VND / way. If you are traveling for 4-5 people or bring a lot of luggage, this form of transportation can be used.

Car shuttle

If you are traveling in a group or a large group, choose the most convenient way to book a shuttle. There are many types of cars such as Limousine, 7-seat car, 13-seat car, … depending on the number of people moving, please contact to book accordingly.

Please inform the driver in advance so that they can time to the airport on time. Note, the car stops in front of the terminal lobby for a maximum of 3 minutes, if you want to stop longer, you should park the car in the parking lot so that you will not be prompted.

Passengers traveling on domestic flights can be allowed to stop in zones D1 to D3 and A2 to A3. Depending on each flight of the airlines, the driver will remind you to wait in that area. Choosing the form of shuttle bus will save you time and travel costs.

Rent motorbikes, self-driving cars

Renting a motorbike or self-driving car is a form that many young people love. However, there are no rental cars in the airport area, but you must move outside of residential areas.

There are quite a few shops to rent motorbikes with prices from 100,000 – 150,000 VND / day, 4-seat cars from 500,000 VND / day excluding gasoline. You only need a deposit of your ID/passport to easily have a car in Saigon.

In addition, passengers with relatives in Saigon can ask them to pick them up to save travel costs. The hours between 07:30 – 09:00 and 16:00 – 17:30 are the “golden hour” of congestion, so choose the right means of transportation.

Utilities at this airport

Tan Son Nhat International Airport meets international airport standards, so there are many modern and fully equipped services. Specifically:

  • Banking and ATM services.
  • Free trolley service.
  • Luggage packing service.
  • Free drinking water service.
  • Wifi internet service for free
  • Free battery charging service.
  • Luggage storage service.
  • Health services.
  • Children’s play area.
  • Duty-free sales.
  • Food Service.
  • Rest service.

Some tourist attractions near Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN)

Entertainment areas near the airport such as:

  • Funny Land is located at 60A Truong Son, Tan Binh District.
    This is an amusement park with a lot of games for kids, including games such as Painting, painting, and Lego. With decorations in many colors, spacious and fun space, helping children practice their ability to react quickly, be patient, and smart.
  • Watching movies on the 10th floor of Center C.T Plaza Tan Son Nhat
  • Hoang Van Thu Park located on Phan Dinh Giot Street, Ward 1, Tan Binh District is an ideal place to relax because there are many trees and lakes. Besides, this is also a place where entertainment and cultural activities are regularly held to serve a large number of public objects, attracting tourists.
  • Gia Dinh Park is known as the green lung of Ho Chi Minh City located in Go Vap, Tan Binh, and Phu Nhuan districts.

Tre Viet tourist village

Address: 25 Phan Van Dang, Phuoc Luong Hamlet, Phu Huu Commune, Nhon Trach District, Dong Nai Province.

Tre Viet tourist village

From the center of Ho Chi Minh city, you go about 15km more towards Cat Lai ferry, Dong Nai, meet Phan Van Dang intersection and turn right, you have arrived at Tre Viet Tourist Village.

Coming here, you will experience modern games such as kayaking, self-driving basket boat, river cycling, experience the game of banana float and join the complex system playing on the river.

In addition, if you go with children, the Tre Viet Tourist Village has a dedicated area for children, parents should rest assured.

Cu Chi Tunnels

Address: Phu Hiep Hamlet, Phu Hiep, Phu My Hung, Cu Chi, Ben Tre
Cu Chi Tunnel is a special national relic, located in the Cu Chi district, about 70km from Ho Chi Minh City to the Northwest.

Cu Chi tunnels, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

At this point, you will visit the tunnel, learn about the entrenched ways of our army in the past, see the weapons, the royal stove, the ambulance, … has been restored.

In addition to visiting the historical relics, you also experience in games such as shooting sports and defense, instructions to disassemble guns, … Become real soldiers and feel the hardship, a fierce war of days ago.

Thanh An Island

Address: Thanh Binh Hamlet, Thanh An Commune, Can Gio, HCMC
Thanh An Island in Can Gio district, although you want to go to the island, you have to go by boat but you can completely go in 1 day.

Thanh An island - Ho Chi Minh City

The island is peaceful, the waves are cool and the fresh air will dispel all your fatigue. Walking around the beach, watching the stretch of white sand on the island, immersing in the gentle rhythm of the people here will help you recharge enough for a new week.

Tu Phuong That Dao eco-tourism area

Address: At Phuoc Huu hamlet, Long Phuoc commune, city. Ba Ria, Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province.

Tu Phuong That Dao eco-tourism area

Tu Phuong That Dao eco-tourism area is one of the places to visit, have fun, and ideal camping for weekends near Saigon. Along the way to Tu Phuong That Dao tourist area, there are many beautiful vines, creating a romantic scene. Very suitable for those who love to take pictures of wildflowers on the roadside.

With 3 sides surrounded by immense rice fields, 7 artificial islands lying on a trapezoidal strip of land and an orchard of fruit trees, clean vegetables and livestock with a total area of ​​22,000 m². Visitors to Tu Phuong That Dao will experience and enjoy the fresh and cool atmosphere of the countryside.

In addition to entertainment services, this resort also serves many extremely rustic dishes. Picking and catching from the field such as grilled snakehead fish, roasted shrimp, grilled chicken, stir-fried field frog, braised carp with melon, baked potatoes, grilled corn, snails cooked with banana, …

Another feature compared to the tourist attractions above is that visitors get free entrance as well as free hut rental.

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Long Hai Beach

Address: Long Dien district, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province

Long Hai Beach, Vung Tau, Vietnam

This is a suitable place for families who want a peaceful vacation on holidays or weekends. Long Hai beach is long and wide, smooth waves, white sand, one side is forest and the other is the sea which is very suitable for swimming lovers.

There are many reasons for you to choose to travel to Long Hai rather than to Vung Tau. Lower cost, deserted, and not crowded during the holidays. Plus there is a convenient area for setting up and setting up a campfire overnight, very convenient.

Tan Son Nhat International Airport Faq’s

Is the Tan Son Nhat International Airport near the center of Sai Gon – Ho Chi Minh city?

Tan Son Nhat Airport is about 8km from the center of Ho Chi Minh city.

Is there a taxi at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Tan Son Nhat) on 24/24?

According to the experience of people who regularly travel to HCMC by plane, after 23 pm, it will be difficult to catch a taxi directly, instead of having to choose a Grab taxi.

Is Tan Son Nhat International Airport during the covid-19 epidemic dangerous?

In fact, it is not possible to foresee any problems that arise, but basically, Tan Son Nhat airport is still a safe place because of the strict control of health problems for passengers going and coming. Besides, foreign visitors flying to Vietnam are immediately quarantined, so it is not a big concern.

Is Sai Gon (SGN) airport open on 24/24?

The airport is open 24 hours.

Is there only one airport in HCMC?

HCMC has only one international airport serving domestic and foreign passenger transportation.

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