Things you should know about Can Tho International Airport

Recently updated on December 8th, 2020 at 05:18 pm

Located in Can Tho, Tra Noc airport is an important gateway connecting the southwestern region with provinces in the country and many countries around the world for many years. However, residents and passengers often call this Can Tho International Airport.

Can Tho International Airport

General information

Can Tho International Airport or Tra Noc Airport is located in Binh Thuy District, Can Tho City.

Holds a strategic position because it is located in the largest economic center of the southwestern region and contributes to promoting tourism in the provinces along the Mekong Delta. Therefore, the quality of this international airport also meets many of the strict international standards.

The surrounding landscape of this airport is wonderful as it is built next to the poetic and lyrical Hau Giang river. From this airport, you only need to move about 700m to the east to reach the Hau Giang river bank.

In addition, besides this airport, there are Tra Noc canal and Ba Ly canal with many interesting entertainment and dining areas for first-time visitors to the southwestern region of Vietnam to experience.

History of Can Tho International Airport

Established in February 1961, Tra Noc Airport is one of the international airports in Vietnam; built under the funding of the US Government. Not only is a civil airport, this is also a military airport of the Vietnam Air Force.

After the liberation year of 1975, the country was reunified, this airport was reassigned to the military for management. In the following years, this was an important base for the Vietnamese to attack the Khmer Rouge team in the southwestern border war. Therefore, Can Tho airport is not just an airport but also a building that witnesses many important historical events.

In 2001, Tra Noc airport was restored to become a civil airport to welcome domestic and foreign tourists to the southwest of Vietnam. After more than 4 years of construction, in 2009, this airport has officially become the leading airport in the Mekong Delta region. In 2011, Can Tho airport just became an international airport.

About the name, the official name of this airport is Tra Noc airport, however, many people call it Can Tho International airport.

How far from Can Tho International airport to the city center?

The address of Can Tho airport is 179B Le Hong Phong street, Binh Thuy District, Can Tho. From the airport, it only takes about 30-40 minutes by car to get to the center of Can Tho city. Tra Noc airport is only 22km northwest of the city center.

How far from Can Tho airport to Ninh Kieu wharf?

From airport to Ninh Kieu wharf is about 10-13km long, about 10-15 minutes by car or motorbike. This is a close distance, so after landing at the airport, you can take the bus to visit the scenery around the Ninh Kieu wharf before returning to the hotel to save time spent visiting other locations.

How to move from Can Tho International airport to Can Tho city?

Like other international airports across the country, this airport also has 4 main means of transportation: taxi, bus, shuttle bus and motorbike taxi.


The distance between Can Tho airport and the city center is not too far, so a taxi is considered the most reasonable means of transportation; because it is a fast, convenient, reasonable price and can carry a lot of luggage.

Moving about 20-22km to the center from the airport, you only lose about 250,000 – 400,000 VND; Going in groups of 4-7 people, the price will be even lower. Therefore, this is the most sensible vehicle you should choose.

At Can Tho airport, technology taxis are also active, so you can choose this to save a little more travel costs.


When you land to Can Tho during the day, during office hours and only travel about 1-2 people, you can go to the city by bus to save maximum travel costs.

Each bus is only about 5,000 VND per person; but because it is public transport, it is crowded with passengers and the travel time will be longer.

Buses from the airport to Can Tho city center operate from 5:30 to 18:30 every day.

Airport shuttle

In addition to taxis, in front of the airport gate, there are also many cars from tour operators and transport passengers under contract so that passengers can choose during their travel itinerary.

This means that you can contract transfer from the airport to the hotel; or rent a car during the days of Can Tho with the price listed. This costs more but the advantage is convenience, and you can ask the driver to take any of your favorite attractions.

The average price for a passenger from Can Tho airport to the city center is 200,000 VND.


Current motorbike taxi is no longer in favor, but at Can Tho airport, this still works very well; with the price from 7,000 VND / km to bring passengers to the center of Can Tho city.

If you are alone, with little luggage, you can take a motorbike taxi to have a space to see the scenery of this famous beautiful city in the southwestern region.

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