Airports in Vietnam

Noi Bai - HAN (Ha Noi - Capital)

Tan Son Nhat - SGN (Ho Chi Minh City)

Da Nang - DAD (Central Vietnam)

Airlines: Vietnam Airlines

Arriving Vietnam: The white and yellow duplicate customs form must be kept.  It will be used again on your departure.


Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam

General Information:  Even thought Noi Bai is the biggest airport in Northern Vietnam. The airport is small compared to the other two international airports in Vietnam, but it is newer and more modern.  The airport is 28 miles (45km) from downtown Hanoi. Approximate travel time is 25-30 minutes.  There are direct flights from Bangkok and Hong Kong (1 1/2 hours long) to Hanoi.

Departure Tax: US$14 for adults. $7 for children under 12. Payable in dollars or dong

Transportation: There are meter taxi available at the airport.

Transfer to the city: Airport minibuses and metered taxis are available outside arrivals for transport to the city center. Make sure the meter is on. 


Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)


Tan Son Nhat International Airport has its origins in the early 1930's when the French Colonial government constructed a small unpaved airport, known as Tan Son Nhat Airfield in the village of Tan Son Nhat. By mid-1956, United States foreign aid built a 7,200-foot runway and the facility became South Vietnam's International Airport. Before 1975, Tan Son Nhat International Airport has been one of the busiest airbases worldwide. On December 9, 2004, United Airlines became the first U.S. airline to fly to Vietnam since Pan Am's last flight during the Fall of Saigon. UA869 (a Boeing 747-400) landed at Ho Chi Minh City, which was a continuation of United Airline's services (San Francisco - Hong Kong). In 2005, this airport served approximately 7 million passengers (of the total 14 million passengers in Viet Nam's airports). Tan Son Nhat International Airport has recently accounted for nearly two thirds of the international arrivals and departures in Vietnam's all airports. Due to the increasing demand (about 15% per annually), this airport has been continuously expanded by the Southern Airports Authority.

The New International Terminal: The invested capital for this Terminal is around $260 million funded by Japan Government Official Development Assistance (ODA). Upon completion at the end of 2006, this four-story Terminal covers 100,000 square meters, with 8 air-bridge and state-of-art equipments have a capacity of 8 to 10 million international passengers per year.

General Information:  the airport is about 4 Miles (7 km)  from downtown Ho Chi Minh City.

Airport Layout: 1. Area to clear immigration for entry into Viet Nam. 2. Area to get back your checked baggage. 3. Area to clear Customs for passengers' baggage.  


Departure Tax: Domestic flight: VCD 15,000 (Approimately. $1),  International flight: $7.00 (1 US Dollar is approximately 15,900 VND)

Transportation: Meter taxis and busses are available.

Services in Tan Son Nhat International Airport:

Da Nang International Airport, Da Nang, Vietnam (DAD)

Da Nang International Airport is located in Da Nang and is an important gateway to access central Vietnam. It has two runways with a length of 3045m and a width of 45m with modern equipment system. There are flights to large and small cities in the country such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Haiphong, Nhatrang, Dalat Hue Buon, Me Thuot.   In 2000, the estimated number of passengers is 1.5 million and estimate to be 4 million in 2020.


- Thailand
    Bangkok (Bangkok International Airport, BKK) (by PB Air)
- Russia
    Moscow (Domodedovo International Airport, DME) (by Thai Airways International codeshare with PB Air via Bangkok)
- Singapore
    Singapore (Singapore Changi Airport, SIN) (by SilkAir and by Tiger Airways from Jan 10, 2006)
- and domestic Vietnam

Operating Airlines

- Pacific Airlines (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City)
- PB Air (Bangkok)
- Singapore Airlines
    SilkAir (Singapore)
- Tiger Airways (Singapore)
- Vietnam Airlines (Buon Ma Thuot, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Pleiku, Qui Nhon)

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