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Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)

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Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
AddressPhường 2, Tân Bình, Vietnam
Telephone(8) 3848 5383.
Websiteen.vietnamairport.vn
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT Indochina Time: GMT/UTC +7
LocationThe airport is located within the Hồ Chí Minh city limits, about 8km (5 miles) north of the central business district.
Airport codeSGN
Airport newsThe airport is due to be replaced as the country’s main international gateway by 2020 when a new airport, Long Thành, is scheduled to open. However, Tân Sơn Nhất is likely to remain operational, serving mainly domestic flights.
Transfer between terminalsThe terminals are adjacent to each other; just a short walk separates them.
Driving directionsFrom the centre of Ho Chi Minh city head northwest along Nam Ky Khoi Nghia road, bearing right on to Truong Son, which leads directly to the airport entrance.
Car rentalCar rental is available at the airport, but in order to drive in the country a Vietnamese driving licence is required. It is possible, however, to rent a car with driver provided.
Public transport and taxisBus: Bus 152 runs from the airport to the city centre, terminating at Ben Thanh Market. The fare is about VND5,000, but an additional charge is made for large items of luggage. Some hotels will arrange pick-ups from the airport for a fee.
Taxi: Beware of touts and unofficial taxis. It is generally recommended to use cabs operated by Mai Linh (www.mailinh.vn – Vietnamese only) or Vinasun (www.vinasuntaxi.com), but bear in mind that English is unlikely to be understood by the driver. Journey time into the central area is 20 to 30 minutes depending on traffic, and the fare starts at about VND180,000-200,000. There is a Mai Linh taxi desk inside the terminal’s Arrivals area.
Car parkingLong-term and short-term parking is located immediately opposite the airport entrance.
Information and help desksThere are information desks in International Arrivals and outside the Domestic terminal.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: ATM service and bureaux de change are available.
Communications: Public telephones are provided, but internet access is only available in the business lounge and in one or two cafés after security.
Food: There is a range of food stalls, cafés and restaurants in public areas serving a range of Vietnamese and international food and drink. Choices are more limited after security.
Shopping: There is a range of shops offering all types of goods from electronic items to duty-free, but owing to the relatively small size of the airport the choice is not huge.
Luggage: A left luggage facility is available in Arrivals in the International Terminal.
Conference and business facilitiesThere are no meeting facilities in the airport, but these are available at nearby hotels, including the Mövenpick Hotel Saigon (tel: (08) 3844 9222; www.moevenpick-hotels.com) about 10 minutes’ drive away.
Disabled facilitiesThe airport is equipped with escalators between levels, but persons with reduced mobility are advised to contact their airline to arrange assistance prior to travelling.
Airport hotelsThere are no hotels on the airport site, but there is a reasonable choice within a short distance. Prices are often low by western standards. Most major international hotels are to be found in the central city district a few kilometres to the south.

Mövenpick Hotel Saigon
Just 10 minutes from the airport on the way into the city centre, the 5-star Mövenpick offers 278 rooms, five restaurants gymnasium with pool and conference rooms for groups of up to 450 delegates. Airport transfers can be arranged for a fee.
253 Nguyen Van Troi
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: (8) 3844 9222.
Web: www.moevenpick-hotels.com

Sunflower Saigon Hotel
Airport transfers are available at the 3-star Sunflower, which offers a range of accommodation options to suit most budgets. The hotel also features a gymnasium and a restaurant serving buffet breakfast and Asian/Vietnamese cuisine.
Ben Nghe Ward, 11B Thai Van Lung
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Tel: (8) 6291 8205.
Web: www.sunflowerhotel.vn

Tan Son Nhat Hotel
Another 5-star option located near the airport, the Tan Son Nhat Hotel has 208 rooms, several restaurants and bars, plus meeting rooms. It even features a rooftop helipad – together with open-air swimming pool.
Phu Nhuan District, 202 Hoang Van Thu Street
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Tel: (8) 3510 1111.
Web: www.tansonnhathotelsaigon.com
Full airport nameTân Sơn Nhất International Airport
CityHo Chi Minh City
CountryVietnam
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