Airports in Vietnam - Main airport in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang

Updated: Dec 24, 2019

Which are some important airports in Vietnam that you should not miss? Which kinds of means of transportation you can use to go from airports to city centers and vice versa? Let's check it out!

The means of transportation from some main airports in Vietnam to city centers are always a big concern for tourists when visiting Vietnam for their first time. It is proud to say that Vietnam has been becoming more and more famous when it comes to travel. Friends from all over the world thankfully stop by Vietnam when they do a trip around Southeast Asia. Therefore, I want to help my friends out by writing this blog about some important airports of Vietnam and how to travel between them to the city centers.  


However, the means of transportation is always a big concern for tourists when visiting Vietnam for their first time. Therefore, I want to help my friends out by writing this blog about some important airports of Vietnam and how to travel between them to the city centers.


Nội Bài Airport - One of the main airports in Vietnam

Nội Bài Airport

First of all, Nội Bài Airport belongs to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. It should be highly noted that this airport is located quite far away from the city center, taking around 40 minutes to 1 hour depending on the traffic.


How to travel between the airport and the city center


There are 3 ways to get the city center from the airport and vice versa including motorbike, bus, taxi.


Of course you can ride a motorbike to get to the airport from the city center or catch some motorbike taxis from the airport. However, it’s a good way in case you are familiar with riding motorbikes or your stuffs are small or you travel alone.


Otherwise, using buses is a good idea for you to save money and it’s safer. You can use some airport buses such as Vietnam Airlines’ buses, Vietjet Air’s buses, Jetstar Pacific buses. The rate is around 40.000 VND for 1 ticket. They normally departs around 35-40 minutes. One more option is taking the bus No. 86 - a local bus brand.


Taxi is your second option. Well, this way is the most convenient and of course, costly. Here are some taxi brands you can trust. The fee for the airport taxi costs around 330.000 VND to 360.000 VND (toll fee is included). Hanoi transfer service, Noi Bai airport taxi, Vietnam transfer service, Hanoi Airport Taxi… are the ones you can use. However, you should be highly aware of some scam taxi brands that might make your trip annoying.


The last one is some personal services. You can contact your accommodation about picking up services from and to the airport. Otherwise, you can find some picking up services if you travel with your big group. Or you can use Grab for your trip from and to Nội Bài Airport.


Tân Sơn Nhất Airport - One of the main airports in Vietnam

Tân Sơn Nhất Airport

Well, Tân Sơn Nhất Airport includes two terminals, domestic and international and both of them are located in the same area. Nevertheless, the international terminal is a little bit further than the domestic one. I mean, you can walk from the domestic terminal to the international one, taking you around 5-10 minutes.


How to travel between the airport and the city center


Again, there are 4, actually 5 ways including using Grab motorbikes or taxis to go from the airport to the city center. It depends on where you want to drop off in the city center that you flexibly take which means of transportation.


It is easy to go from and to Tân Sơn Nhất Airport by motorbikes or motorbike taxis (such as Grab, Goviet or traditional motorbike taxis). However, you can only be dropped off and picked up outside the airport since motorbikes are not allowed in the airport. The price is depended on where your accommodation is in the city. If you use an app, check the price before booking.


The next option is using local buses including bus No. 109, bus No. 152, bus No. 49 and bus No. 49. The most common ones are No. 109 and No. 152 going from and to the city center, I mean District 1. Of course the price for one ticket is quite cheap, around 5.000 VND to 20.000 VND and you can check the schedule online if you want to use the bus.


Otherwise, taxi is what you need. It should be highly noted that you might be cheated by some fake taxi brands if you don’t which ones you can trust. Here are some truthful brands you should keep in mind: Vinasun Taxi (tel: 028 38 27 27 27) and Mai Linh Taxi (tel: 028 38 38 38 38). Or you can download the apps of these two companies and check the rates before taking.


The last option is using the personal services such as hotel picking up and car rental services. You can contact us for the Car Rental Service via https://www.hahatours.com/car-rental


Đà Nẵng International Airport - One of the main airports in Vietnam

Đà Nẵng International Airport

All the domestic (T1) and international (T2) terminals are located in this airport, so no matter you take domestic or international flights, you will be landed at the same place. This is the most important transportation hub in the central Vietnam located 3-km away from the city center.


How to travel between the airport and the city center


One of the best ways to save money when visiting Đà Nẵng is taking the bus from and to the airport. It depends on where you want to be dropped off to choose the suitable bus line. Your option includes bus No. 1,2,3,4,6, 11 and 12. You can download the app DanaBus of Google Play Store or visit the web danangbus.vn to check the bus lines.


Meanwhile, the most convenient way is taking the taxi since it only takes you 10 or 15 minutes to get to the city center from the airport and vice versa. It takes you around 60.000 VND - 100.000 VND for one way depending on the traffic.


There are some truthful taxi brands you can choose for your trip. You can call via phone or directly at the airport. Mai Linh Taxi (tel: 0236.3.56.56.56), Vinasun Taxi (tel: 0236.3.68.68.68), Airport Taxi (tel: 0236.3.27.27.27).


And of course motorbike should be listed here since it saves time and money for you. Otherwise, contact your accommodation whether they do picking up service or not.


How to travel between the airport and Hội An


Hội An is nearby Đà Nẵng; therefore, if visiting Đà Nẵng, people will do a trip to Hội An too. It’s about 30 km from Đà Nẵng to Hội An.


First option is taking the bus, exactly Đà Nẵng - Hội An bus from the bus station in Đà Nẵng to the bus station in Hội An. It departs every 20 minutes from 05:30 AM to 18:00 PM. It only costs you 16.000 VND/1 way.


The next option is taking the taxi, well, it’s costly but convenient. It might cost you 250.000 VND - 400.000 VND for just one way. If you travel in a group, you can share to make it cheaper.


If you are adventure-lovers, don’t hesitate to rent a motorbike and do a trip to Hội An by your own. It sounds good, friends. Since the scenery from Đà Nẵng to Hội An is not bad to admire.

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