How to find cheap flights to Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City Airport
Flights to Ho Chi Minh City arrive at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport (SGN). This IATA code derived from the city’s former name - Saigon. There are two passenger terminals at this airport, one for international flights and one for domestic flights. If you are connecting via another airport in Vietnam, you will arrive at the domestic terminal.
The main taxi rank is on the ground floor of the building of Terminal 3. Remember to tell the driver to turn on the meter. The fare to most hotels in District 1 should be around 150,000–170,000 VND (₪24-₪26), and you will have to pay extra 10,000 VND (₪1.60) airport surcharge.
The Mai Linh taxi company has a counter that is on your right after you clear customs. You can order and pay for a taxi from a staff member. The cost for a single trip from the airport to the city center is 300,000 VND (₪47) including all tolls. There are several other prepaid taxi services. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt have representatives at the airport. We can save you money on car rentals too, check the offers we have on Skyscanner Car Rental.
When to go to Ho Chi Minh City?
Temperature-wise, it doesn’t matter when you visit Ho Chi Minh City, it rarely goes below 30, and can get as high as 39. There are two distinct seasons: dry and wet. The dry season lasts from December to April, and this is the best time to search cheap flights to Ho Chi Minh City. Humidity is moderate in December it decreases between January and April.
What to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City?
Visit the War Remnants Museum; it houses unforgettable details of the 30-year long war between America and Vietnam. Here you can see amazingly preserved tanks, planes, and war machines. Some photographs and exhibits will break your heart. There are many other war-related attractions, such as the Cu Chi Tunnels, where you can experience the network of tunnels used by soldiers to move around undetected by their enemies.
Go to Bitexco Tower is for an ultra-modern Vietnam. Standing at 262 meters tall, this 68-story building has a sky deck offering 360-degree views of the city and surrounding area. For more oriental experience visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda and Cao Dai Temple.
Soak the energetic ambiance of the city that is rich with history and culture. Hidden alleyways are leading to mysterious temples, hawkers selling tongue-tingling street food, and bustling marketplaces where you can pick up everything: from knock-off designer jeans to meat for tonight’s dinner. But if you are looking for more glitzy shopping malls, high-end restaurants, and trendy cocktail bars - you’ll find it here too.
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This information is correct as of December 2017
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