Flights To Ho Chi Minh City
What to know before you fly to Ho Chi Minh City?
To help you find your feet in Ho Chi Minh City, here are a few travel tips to bear in mind. Make sure you have plenty of bottled water with you because it’s not advisable to drink the water here.
The currency in Vietnam is the dong. You'll need to have banknotes on hand during your holiday as most retailers don't accept coins anymore, and you can withdraw these from most ATMs. You can also pay with your credit card, but only at big hotels and restaurants in Ho Chi Minh. And finally, it’s a courtesy to the local people if you learn some basic phrases such as xin chao (hello) and xin cam on (thank you) before you go.
Airports in Ho Chi Minh City
Tan Son Nhat International is the name of Ho Chi Minh's airport, with airport code SGN reminiscent of the city’s previous incarnation: Saigon. The airport is located just 6km north of the city centre, with Terminal 1 dedicated to domestic flights and Terminal 2 servicing international arrivals and departures. You can get a taxi from the main queue or from pre-paid taxi counters after clearing customs. There are also car rental services available.