Vietnam Airports

Most travelers arrive in Vietnam by plane. Southeast Asia has well-connected low-cost airline networks. Vietnam also boasts 3 international airports that have plenty of connections with other continents.

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Airports in Vietnam

Vietnam is served by three main international airports: Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) located in Hanoi, Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang International Airport (DAD) in Da Nang.
The size of each airport is relatively small and you will easily find your way around the airport without being afraid of getting lost or being late for your flight.
Want to have an easy arrival and transportation to your accommodation? Then ask for a private airport pick-up from one of our locals. Easily ask for a personalized offer to make sure the pick-up suits you perfectly.

Ho Chi Minh City Airport

There are a several option for getting to the city center from the airport:
Public bus
The cheapest and safest way to go to city centre is to take the public city bus #152. Once you exit the terminal, turn right. There is no official bus sign, but you will see the bus waiting on the road opposite of the Burger King. The bus is only available until 18.00 p.m and a ticket costs around 10.000 dongs.

If you decide to take the taxi to the center of Ho Chi Minh City, make sure to hop in a green Mai Linh taxi or white Vinasun taxi. The taxis can be found on the left of the terminal building and a ride to District 1 is approximately between 150,000 and 170,000 dong. Our locals recommend to use the local currency as using USD might be an opportunity to get ripped off.

Hanoi International Airport

If you need a ride from the airport, you have three options:

Public bus
Make your way from the airport to the city center of Hanoi by taking bus 7 or 17. Bus 7 goes to the Kim Ma bus station while bus 17 goes to the Long Bien bus station. After exiting the terminal, turn right to find the bus stop. The price for this 1 hour journey is approximately 5.000 dongs. Busses run every 15-20 minutes from 5am till 10.00 p.m.

The minibuses to Quang Trung in Hanoi city center costs around 32.000 dongs and they leave once they are completely full.


You can decide to let a taxi bring you to the city center for 160.000 VND or 190.000 VND, depending on the car (a Sedan or SUV). The drive from the airport to the city center takes approximately 30 minutes.

Best offers when you get to Vietnam

Evening Vietnamese Food Tour with a Local


€38.00 p.p.

Around Saigon


€15.00 p.p.

The Only Authentic Cu Chi Tunnels Tour With a Local



€47.50 p.p.

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Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Ruth Elise

Local Vietnamese Cooking Class

Elise and her Mum were a treat to be with. They taught us how to make some delicious food- lemon grass chicken, sweet and sour soup with prawns and an eggplant dish. We are not very fond of eggplant 🍆, but to our surprise this was an outstanding dish and was the dish of the day. We loved the food and their company. After the class we found it extremely difficult to get a cab ( due to the football match) and Elise went out of her way to get us a cab to return to our hotel. Her concern really touched us and both she and her mother were marvelous hosts. We would love to do a repeat class with her and we highly recommend her cooking class.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Charles Elise

A customized trip with Elise

I had such a great time exploring the market and learning about local foods and ingredients, including influences on Vietnamese cuisine from surrounding areas. Elise and her mom were delightful during the cooking portion. I made sure to take as many photos and notes as possible so I can hopefully do the sauces justice when I try to recreate them. I left with a stomach so full I didn't need to eat till the next day, and I left at 1pm.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Caroline Tong

A customized trip with Tong

Do Tong showed us around Saigon for w whole day in august. I can recommend Tong 100 % to other international travellers. He had great communication the days before his tour customising the stops after our interest.
The tour was very well planned, location, point of interest and getting around the busy city.
In addition, he was very knowledge about everything from history, food, the country in general!