The visa and Immigration procedures at Ho CHi Minh city airport (Tan Son Nhat Airport) is simple and straightforward. The process should take around 15 minutes. Photo service is available, however, it is strongly recommended that you have your visa photos taken in advance.


Tan Son Nhat Airport was first constructed in the 1930s by the French Colonial government as small unpaved airport. By mid-1956 United States of America foreign aid built a 7,200-foot (2,190 m) runway and terminal facilities to became South Vietnam's international airport. During the Vietnam War, Tan Son Nhut Air Base was used by both the United States and the South Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF).

Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport, a joint civilian and military airport, is located 4 miles (6 km) north of the center (District 1) of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

Airport Code

Tan Son Nhat International Airport IATA airport code is SGN and ICAO code is VVTS


Located at 10°49?08?N, 106°39?07?E, 33 feet (10 meters) above sea level, Ho Chi Minh City International Airport is located 4 miles (6 km) north of Ho Chi Minh City center.


15-17 million passengers per year

Two runways

Runway 07L/25R - 3,048 meters - 10,000 feet long - Concrete

Runway 07R/25L - 3,800 meters - 12,468 feet long - Concrete

Taxi to the city:

We recommend Mai Linh Taxis (08-38 38 38 38),  and Vina Sun Taxis (Tel: 08-38 27 27 27).

Tips for catching a taxi in Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City:
Ensure the driver turns the meter on and does not try to negotiate the fare with you.
Only catch a quality taxi such as Vinasun or Mai Linh Taxis.
As you get into the Taxi take note or write down the Taxi number as well as details of the driver, in case you leave something behind or need to make a complaint or compliment.
Passengers need to pay for tolls (Airport, Road, Bridge, Ferry Tolls) these tolls can vary from 5,000 Dong for the Aiport toll to 10,000 for most bridge and road tolls.