A Practical Guide to Vietnam Airports
When traveling abroad independently, I am most afraid of being lost in the language barrier, getting lost, missing a place because of lack of understanding of the local airport, etc.; this time I have carefully sorted out the details of several important airports in Vietnam, airport buses, airports The location, etc. have been introduced
First of all, let’s introduce the important tourist city airports in Vietnam.
Nha Trang Airport
Nha Trang Cam Ranh Airport is a suburb about 35 kilometers from the city
Nha Trang Airport – Arrival
There is only one terminal in Nha Trang Airport, both international and domestic are the same terminal (gate 4 for international flights and gate 2 for domestic flights).
After going through the immigration formalities, pick up your luggage, and come out of the airport hall, there is a foreign currency exchange counter (open 24 hours), the exchange rate is good (the exchange rate is different every day according to the market), you can exchange some Vietnamese dong cash here, in RMB and dollars can be exchanged.
Nha Trang Airport is far from the city. There is an airport bus (50,000 VND/person) to return to the city. There is a bus every 30-40 minutes. There is a designated route, but it is not delivered to the hotel.
Nha Trang Airport also has airport minibuses (16-seat minibuses, 55,005 VND/person), return to the city, and leave as soon as it is full.
If you have a lot of luggage, you can also choose a taxi from the airport. It is best to negotiate the price before getting on the bus (about 300,000 VND/4-seater can return to the hotel in the city). If you don’t talk about the price, the price is about 50. -600,000 VND.
The regular taxi fleet in Nha Trang is green mailinh, blue and white quocte, and yellow asia.
You can also book an airport pick-up service. After arriving at Nha Trang Airport, you can walk out of gate 4 and have a driver holding a sign waiting for you, which is very convenient. When booking the pick-up service, please note that drivers are not allowed in the Nha Trang Airport lobby. Please move outside the door to find the driver.
Nha Trang Airport – Departure
Nha Trang Airport is both in the same terminal building for international and domestic departures. When you enter the airport terminal, you will find the check-in counter for domestic departures in Vietnam on the left and the check-in counter for international departures in Vietnam on the right. If you are purchasing a Vietnam Airlines flight, no For luggage check-in, you can use self-service check-in to check in. If you need to check in luggage, please go to the counter to queue up.
Nha Trang Airport is 35 kilometers away from the city, and the driving time is about 50 minutes. It is recommended to leave 3 hours in advance to avoid missing the plane.
Da Nang Airport
Da Nang Airport is the largest airport in central Vietnam.
Da Nang Airport – Arrivals
The international and domestic departures of Da Nang Airport are not in the same terminal. The following picture is the international terminal, and the first floor is the arrival hall.
Da Nang’s airport is located 2 kilometers west of the city center. Due to the local government policy, there is no bus from Da Nang Airport to return to the city, and it is not far from the airport to return to the city, so it is generally a taxi or a scheduled pick-up service. It is recommended for inexperienced children’s shoes to book a regular car in Mafengwo in advance, which is more worry-free.
Da Nang Airport – Departure
The departure check-in counter is located on the second floor of Da Nang Airport.
The airport is not far from the city, and the airport is very small. It is recommended to leave 2 hours in advance for domestic flights and 3 hours in advance for international flights.
After the check-in procedure, there are shopping shops in the terminal building, which sell many local specialties, as well as duty-free shops. Although there are not many luxury goods, the price is still good.
Ho Chi Minh Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Ho Chi Minh Tan Son Nhat Airport is currently the largest airport in Vietnam with many flights, but many people choose Ho Chi Minh as a transit point to transfer to other tourist cities.
The airport is divided into two terminals, the domestic arrival terminal and the international arrival terminal. There is a special passage between the two terminals. It is only a 5-minute walk away, and no shuttle is required.
Ho Chi Minh Airport – Arrivals
Entry at Ho Chi Minh Airport: If you enter the country with a Vietnam visa on arrival, please go to the visa office to get the form after getting off the plane, fill in the form, pay the money, apply for the visa on arrival, and then go through the entry procedures.
If you apply for a visa in advance, then go directly to the immigration counter to complete the formalities.
After entering the country and picking up luggage, there is a foreign currency exchange office in the airport hall. If you need to exchange Vietnamese dong for cash, you can exchange it at the airport, or use your bank card to directly withdraw Vietnamese dong cash from the ATM.
If you need a Vietnamese phone card, you can also go to the communication counter at the airport to apply for a phone card. There are several types: those with Internet access but not phone calls, and those with Internet access and phone calls.
Some operators in Vietnam do not have 4G communication yet. Commonly used communication companies are: viettel, vinaphone and mobiphone
Ho Chi Minh Airport is only 7 kilometers away from the city. The transportation is very convenient. There are bus lines 109 and 152 to reach the city. The fare is about 100,000 VND. It is not expensive to take a taxi, and the local taxi software: uber and grab .
Ho Chi Minh Airport – Departure
There is a rest area (SLEEPZONE) on the 2nd floor of the International Terminal of Ho Chi Minh Airport for long-distance passengers. It is very suitable for travelers who are waiting for a long time but it is inconvenient to stay in a hotel.
Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport
It is the second largest airport in Vietnam and the capital airport of Vietnam, about 45 kilometers away from the city center.
Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport also distinguishes between the domestic departure terminal and the international departure terminal. The two terminals are not far apart. There is a free shuttle bus, which usually takes 5 minutes.
Hanoi Airport – Arrivals
Hanoi Airport Entry: If you enter with a visa on arrival, please go to the visa office to collect the form, fill in the form, pay the money, apply for the visa on arrival, and then go through the immigration procedures.
(Please prepare a 2-inch standard photo of the pen in advance for the visa on arrival, the handling fee for the visa on arrival, it is best to download the form of the visa on arrival in advance on the Internet so that you can save the time to fill out the form after getting off the plane, and directly submit the information).
If you have applied for a visa in advance, please go directly to the immigration counter.
After baggage collection, there is a foreign exchange office in the airport lobby, and those who need to exchange VND cash can change at the airport, or use the bank card to withdraw VND cash directly at the ATM machine.
The communication counter of Hanoi Airport can also handle communication mobile phone cards, or the same, commonly used communication companies are: viettelvinaphone and mobiphone.
Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport is 45 kilometers away from the city, the international terminal has 86 buses directly to the city, the terminal station is Hanoi Railway Station (06:30-23:30), the fare is about VND 300,000.
The domestic terminal also has no. 7, 17, 90 buses to reach, the price is about 9000 VND, the whole journey is about 50-60 minutes, the average Vietnamese like to take these buses.
In addition to the above buses, Hanoi Airport also has airport shuttle buses from various airlines that go directly to the city, the ticket price is about VND 40,000 per person, which can be directly delivered to the Daewoo Hotel or the Gujie area of Hanoi, but it is not delivered to the hotel, and you need to transfer a taxi again.
There is a duty-free shop on the first floor of the arrivals hall of Hanoi Airport, and if you like to shop, buy and buy, you may wish to pay attention to it if you have time.
Hanoi Airport – Departures
If you take a bus to the airport, then Hanoi Railway Station has bus No. 86 that can go directly to the airport (05:10-22:30);
If you don’t want to wait for the bus, you can also take the Vietnam Airlines airport bus, which can be sent to Hanoi Airport at any time (search address: số1 phố Quang Trung), the airport bus fare is about VND 40,000 per person.
In addition to Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Also has an airport bus from the city to the airport, the fare is also 40,000 VND / person, the bus address search: 204Trần Quang Khải.
However, if you are not experienced enough to be safe, it is still recommended to book a shuttle bus, and the driver will come directly to the door to pick up.
Hanoi Airport Duty Free Shop
As the vietnamese capital airport, noi Bai International Airport international terminal departure hall, after checking in and leaving the formalities, there are duty-free shops, the types of goods are the same as most of the domestic duty-free shops, the goods are perfumes, tobacco and alcohol, leather bags, etc., the shop is larger than Ho Chi Minh Airport, the types are also more, but the price is not cheaper than the domestic daily duty-free shops.
Vietnam Airport Tips
- There is free WIFI at all airports in Vietnam, which can be used by clicking connect when logging into the webpage (no mobile phone number verification is required).
- Free trolleys are available at various airports in Vietnam.
- There are luggage packing services at all airports in Vietnam, generally in front of the check-in counter in the departure hall of the airport, and the service is charged according to the luggage needs of the guests (80,000-100,000 VND).
- Hanoi Airport provides overnight luggage storage service (next to the airport infirmary) at 08:00-21:00, charged according to the size of the guest’s luggage, the general price is 25,000 VND – 80,000 VND / day.
- The Foreign Exchange Office at Ho Chi Minh Airport is located next to check-in counters 17-18 of the International Departure Terminal.
- Luggage storage at Ho Chi Minh Airport next to pillar 13-14 in the International Arrival Hall, service hours 07:00-23:00, storage service below 10 hours charge VND 25,000 / hour / piece. More than 10 hours of storage service cost VND 253,000/piece/day.
- If baggage is accidentally lost at Ho Chi Minh Airport, the airport will compensate according to the situation, up to a maximum of VND 4.2 million per piece.