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    Ho Chi Minh City airport Vietnam

    by gwened Updated Feb 24, 2015

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    a nice built airport , friendly staff,and helpful. I was here twice already so cant tell you about everything, just in and out stuff; it is the main airport in the country the biggest and it handles now about 17 millions passengers. Terminal 1 and 2 and I was pickup by local driver.

    the airport was first built by the French in the 1930's, then the USA enlarge it and had military uses too, then Vietnam has has it as the main airport for passenger and military uses today. Vietnam airlines is the country airlines with connections in Asia that are convenient to me.

    arriving by car to domestic terminal 1 arriving domestic terminal at airport going out from HCMC airport A2 gate 8 HCMC airport just leaving it coming out waiting for ride to hotel
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    Hanoi airport

    by gwened Written Feb 16, 2014

    This was just my exit airport from Vietnam, it is a good size two tier airport and easy to navigate. I came from Da Nang for transfer to Paris CDG, and it was smooth.

    Was the air force airport before 1975 and then it was open to commercial use by 2001. you have a public bus line, shuttle bus and taxis plentyful at curbside.gate 7 was my departure area and the processing was smoother than on European airports.

    business salon VN entrance at Hanoi airport 2fl
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    Da Nang airport

    by gwened Written Feb 16, 2014

    This is a busy airport especially in summers as it is a tourist center with plenty of beaches, and casinos, great town very lively even if off periods like now.

    I was staying at a cheap beach hotel and had lunch and time to drive around town, very nice place. The beach area is good and very inexpensive.

    arriving Da Nang airport VN business salon at Da Nang by gate 7 Da Nang airport domestic departure terminal Da Nang
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    Chu Lai airport

    by gwened Written Feb 16, 2014

    This was done as a B52 air force base by the US during the war, and finally in about 2004-5 it was open to commercial traffic by Vietnam, the US help with the recontruction. I took an easy flight from Saigon here on VASCO the domestic airline of Vietnam Airlines and it was easy, the airport is just basic ,and had driver waiting outside with a car.

    it is about 90 kms from Danang so if want to take a ride along the coast it might do, nice beaches here and less crowded than Da Nang.

    Chu Lai airport arriving chu lai airport waiting public area
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    Airport Bus # 152

    by shavy Updated Oct 12, 2013

    Bus no.152 from the airport is the cheapest way to get into the city center of Ho Chi Minh, for only 5000 dong per person and plus another 5000 dong if you have luggage

    Taxi cost us more than 300,000 dong from the city center to the airport, as we have no time catching the bus going back to the airport

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    Taxis

    by shavy Written Oct 8, 2013

    Taxis are not cheap to get around the city, but they're certainly good and better than those bicycle and motorbikes in big cities like Hanoi and HCMC

    We figured out some of taxi drivers are smart ! they can make your ride longer to appear at their running meter
    Be sure you remember some any streets on the way to your hotel
    It happened to us while we took a cab in Danang he drove around while we already passes twice in our hotel.

    Comparing the taxi's with Mailinh, Vinasun & Saigon air taxi
    Saigon Air taxi is cheaper than those two

    But there no many of this taxi running around the city. We took Saigon air taxi going to the airport in Hanoi it only cost 145.000 Dong, while with Vinasun we have paid 300.000 dong

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    Mailinh taxi

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    友谊关 - Travel to/from China

    by view.finder Written Feb 28, 2013

    Border crossing by car, bus or other whilst traveling by bus from Hanoi all the way through to Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Province in south-west China. From Nanning I was able to fly back to Ganzhou where I currently work.

    The service was very good, taking about eight hours from start to finish. The Chinese border crossing was simple enough. The service providers where very efficient, the buses safe and with complimentary water.

    I was able to purchase tickets with the help of my hotel whilst staying in downtown Hanoi for the final week of my trip.

    Friendship Gate Bus from Hanoi Bus from Hanoi (Vietnam) to Nanning (China) Chinese border, view from Guangxi Province
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    Cheap airport transfer and shuttle bus

    by lethivananh Written Nov 29, 2012

    Hoian Express offer quality Airport Transport service:
    - Only $5.5/ person for airport transfer for Hoian, Vietnam to Da Nang Airport, Vietnam
    - 16 seats van, 8 pax max.
    - Run everyday, any time.
    Plus cheap CAR RENTAL & DAILY TOUR in Hoian and Ho Chi Minh.

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    Visa on Arrival

    by plbk Written Jul 15, 2012

    Hi Larahelen,

    As an Australian citizen, you can get a visa on arrival in HCMC. I used http://www.myvietnamvisa.com and got the visa approval letter within 24 hours. You take this letter, a photo and a visa on arrival form to the visa office on arrival and with US$25 and we had our visas within 15 minutes. I have an aversion to mailing my passport anywhere, especially with Australia Post so the VOA is a great way to go. Cheap, easy and secure. The website above has all of the answers. Cheers, Peter

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    Ho Chi Minh City International Airport

    by hopang Updated Jul 14, 2012

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    Tan Son Nhat International Airport is the only international airport in Ho Chi Minh City. It is situated just seven kilometers northwest of the city center of Ho Chi Minh City. It is the largest and busiest airport in Vietnam. The international airport has the capacity to handle at least 15 million passengers per year. Today it handles nearly two third of all passenger traffic among all airports in Vietnam.

    Ho Chi Minh City International Airport has two terminal buildings, one old and the other is relatively new. It was constructed by the French in the early 20th century and has been expanded several times since. It has two runways for the time being. The international airport is managed by Southern Airports Authority.

    Tan Son Nhat International Airport Ho Chi Minh City International Airport
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    Transportation by motorbikes

    by hopang Updated Jul 14, 2012

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    Motorcycle or motorbike is the most common sight on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City. Locals certainly prefer motorbikes than other means of transportation as it is easy to move around town. Motorbikes are available for hire in cities in Vietnam especially Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Visitors can also get a lift from the locals on the back of their motorbikes for a fee of course as the locals want to earn extra income.

    Streets of Ho Chi Minh City A city full of motorbikes Riding motorbikes at night, Ho Chi Minh City Do not try this with your children in Vietnam!
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    Transportation by trishaw or cyclo

    by hopang Updated Jul 14, 2012

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    Trishaw or cyclo as locals call it, is a common sight on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City or anywhere else in large cities in Vietnam such as Hanoi and Da Nang. Cyclo is an ideal and inexpensive means of transportation to see the city in Vietnam. Locals even use it to transport goods along the streets. It is also comfortable to ride on it. Most of them are single seater which can only carry one passenger at a time.

    Nevertheless the local driver of a cyclo must be strong and healthy. Foreign tourists must take the opportunity to ride on a cyclo at least once whenever they visit such cities as Ho Chi Minh City. We certainly recommend such means of transportation in Ho Chi Minh City as we thoroughly enjoyed the ride.

    A cyclo driver waiting for passengers Enjoying a cyclo ride at Ho Chi Minh City Great way to see the city especially at night
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    Transportation by boat

    by hopang Updated Jul 14, 2012

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    Travelling by boats is an excellent way to visit and explore the various tourist attractions in and around Ho Chi Minh City. Large and small boats such as sampans and canoes are used especially for Mekong Delta and Mekong River cruises. We certainly had a great boat tour at Mekong Delta to visit among others honey making bee farm and candy factory along the muddy Mekong River. Locals also use boats for goods transportation as well as for passenger traffic along Mekong River. Travelling by boats is inexpensive, it has to be said.

    Transportation by boat at Ho Chi Minh City Mekong canal cruise
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    Flying Vietnam Airlines.

    by cachaseiro Written Mar 12, 2012

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    Vietnam Airlines is the nationalæ carrier of Vietnam and i have flwon them many times.
    The airline used to be a rin down airline with old russian planes and endless delays, but these days it has been modernised and the planes are new and the service is good.
    They are also a member of the Skyteam alliance so you can collect frequent flier points if you are a member of that alliance and flying them.
    Personally i have only flown them domestic, but they have been excellent there and i have never had a serious delay.
    Legspace is also better than on most other airlines.

    Vietnam Airlines. Vietnam Airlines.
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    Vietnam Airlines

    by martensd Written Feb 29, 2012

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    I just recently booked our flight to Nha Trang from HCMC for March 14th.
    We shall see what happens this time
    It is more costly than in the past but the cost break down was the ticket was 1,100,000 dong but after taxes it came to 2,508,000. The translates to about $120.00 USD round trip. It is the tzxes that get you more than the amount of the fare.

    One thing I need to warn people about especially if traveling with Vietnamese Nationals.
    Make sure you put both their first and Middle names on the reservation when booked on line.
    Two years ago I booked my wife and I and only put down her first name (as was required on the website). We were on four flights and had trouble with each one because her middle name was not on the ticket.
    It seems Vietnam Airlines is a bit touchy about this. We had to get a number of managers involved before they would let her on the flight.
    I on the other hand had no problem with my middle name left off.
    Now I see that the airline has stated that you should put both first and middle names in the block for first name same as on your passport.
    Otherwise we have always had great flights with Vietnam Air.

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