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1.2 Arriving In Vietnam - Where To Go

You arrived at the airport in Vietnam, welcome! But what now? You have to go to your next destination. There are a few options you can consider. 
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From Tan Son Nhat International Airport (HCMC) to central districts

  • Taxi
    You can order a taxi at the airport, but you can also walk outside and find a driver. They drive mostly with the meter, but sometimes you can discuss about a price.
    Average price: 180.000
    Time: 30 minutes
  • Local bus
    * Bus 152 - to city center
    A cheap option is to take the local bus. It has a green color. You can find the bus right in front of the arrival’s entrances. Turn right when you walk out of the terminal arrival and walk across the median. You see the car pick up lines and also the Vietnamese and English signs pointing your way.
    Average price: 5.000 + luggage
    Time: an hour (more stops) 
  • Mini bus
    There are new dedicated airport shuttles going straight to District 1 and the Ben Thanh Market. There are different colored busses, but take the yellow bus.
    Bus 109 - to district 1 - departs every 15 - 20 minutes from 5.30 a.m. to 1.30 a.m.
    Average price: 20.000
    Time: 45 minutes
    Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi) to central districts Bus 49 - drops you at your accommodation
    Average price: 40.000
    Time: 45 minutes

 From Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi) to central districts

  • Taxi
    You can order a taxi at the airport, but you can also walk outside and find a driver. They drive mostly with the meter, but sometimes you can discuss about the price.
    Average price: 320.000
    Time: 40 minutes
  • Local city bus
    The bus stops in front of the airport and departs every 15-20 minutes from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. You can take bus number 90 and 17 to the city. Number 90 connects the airport to Kim Ma bus station and number 17 to Long Bien bus station.
    Average price: 9.000
    Time: one hour
  • High quality bus - number 86
    This is a bus from higher quality if you don’t want to go with the cheap local busses. It brings you to Hanoi Train Station so you have to walk or take a taxi to the Old Quarter.
    Drives from 05:05 AM to 09:40 PM and leaves every 25 minutes. 
  • Mini bus
    Stops in front of the airport and brings you to your the Old Quarter in Hanoi. Bus will leave when it’s full.
    Average price: 90.000
    Time: about 40 minutes

TIPS: Don’t accept rides from random people who offer you to take you to the city center. They will rip you off.