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This non-stop energy and graceful collision of the past and the present are what make Ho Chi Minh City so utterly enthralling...
Book cheap flights to Ho Chi Minh City to throw yourself into this energetic tumble of people, shops, restaurants and monuments, and when you find yourself a little dizzy, wander into an incense-scented and candle-lit temple complex, where serenity rules.
Flights to Ho Chi Minh City arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN), which is Vietnam's largest airport and is conveniently located only 8km from the heart of the city.
Situated in the south of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon and Paris of the Orient, is easy to reach following your flight. Make life easy and use our helpful information below on getting to and from the airport.
Once you have arrived, you can visit Cholon, the largest Chinatown in Vietnam with the famous Cholon Market at its centre. For a slice of French colonial history both the Old Post Office and Notre-Dame Cathedral are perfect examples. The War Remnants Museum, the former presidential palace - now called the Reunification Palace - and the Cu Chi tunnels all reflect the impact of the war on Vietnam.
Those arriving on Ho Chi Minh City flights also often visit places beyond the city. Nearby Tay Ninh is the home of the famed Cao Dai Temple. Vung Tau is renowned for its beautiful beaches. The Can Tho floating market on the Mekong River is also a unique experience. With such an array of attractions, visitors really are spoilt for choice.
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Find out how to reach Ho Chi Minh City from the UK. We'll tell you when, where and how...
There are twice weekly flights with Vietnam Airlines from London Gatwick to the Vietnamese city, taking around 11 hours to reach the country from the UK. Otherwise you will need to make a connection. For most UK travellers this could mean a departure from their local airport via Paris with Air France.
Otherwise you will be connecting via the Far East through hubs such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur with airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Malaysian Airlines or via the Middle East with carriers such as Emirates, Etihad and Qatar.
Don't waste any time when you land in Ho Chi Minh City; use our guide to discover the best ways to travel between the city and the airport...
Taxis are the most common form of transport from the airport, with a number of official companies offering their services. Make sure to agree a price with the driver or ensure the meter is reset. For those willing to splash out a little more, a private chauffeured car can be hired from the airport to your destination.
The cheapest way to travel from the airport to the city centre is by public bus, which drops passengers by Ben Thanh Market in the downtown part of the city.
Where will you stay in this vast city? Let us help you explore the options...
There are plenty of hotels to choose from in Ho Chi Minh City. From cheap hotels with basic facilities to world-class, five-star hotels, often overlooking the Saigon River, you are spoiled for choice in this great value destination.
The districts are numbered in Ho Chi Minh City. District 1 is on the banks of the river and is a central location with a wide range of accommodation options. Hotels in the central districts of 3, 4, 5 and 10 are also worth considering. Wherever you decide to unpack your holiday wardrobe, be sure to check if your room is air conditioned as daytime temperatures linger at around 25C throughout the year, often accompanied by intense humidity. With the help of TravelSupermarket, you can find the ideal hotel for you after you've booked your flights to Ho Chi Minh City.