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Cost from Airport to Ho Chi Minh City?

Toronto, Canada
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Cost from Airport to Ho Chi Minh City?

Just wondering what the cost is from the airport to the city is and the best way to get there?

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1. Re: Cost from Airport to Ho Chi Minh City?

you are looking at about 65,000 dong (approx 4 USD)to Pham Ngu Lao from the airport with a metred taxi

ho chi minh city
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2. Re: Cost from Airport to Ho Chi Minh City?

Hi,

You can try pick up and transfer service through saigonskytravel.com

Cheers !!

sydney
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3. Re: Cost from Airport to Ho Chi Minh City?

Sasco taxi counter just before you leave the airport - US$5-6

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4. Re: Cost from Airport to Ho Chi Minh City?

Sasco taxi can sometimes be a nuisance like telling you he will charge a fixed fee, of course normally higher than usual (VND60,000 - 65000 - from airport to dist 1).

What I always do is to get of the arrival hall and walk to the departure hall and hailed a Mai Linh (white & green) or Vina taxi (yellow) and off, I go to dist 1.

Because these taxis normally turn on their meter and the passengers just alighted and it is still cool in it. Double C : cheaper & cooler.

Those Sasco taxi under hot sun will be like a sauna when u hop in. Besides. they may try to cut your throat if you dont speak Vietnamese.

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5. Re: Cost from Airport to Ho Chi Minh City?

Whatever you do, don't walk out of the airport into the arms of the uniformed taxi handlers outside the door. They will quote you $10 or $15 and put you in a taxi which would otherwise make it for 6 or 7 bucks. And make sure you clear the price with the driver before you set off - they don't always set the meter.

Semporna, Malaysia
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6. Re: Cost from Airport to Ho Chi Minh City?

In May 2007 we took Mai Linh Taxi many times and had no problem. They have many names Gia Dinh Taxi, M-Taxi, Cholon Taxi, etc. but all has the Mai Linh lodo & the car is green. A driver told us they must wear tie when working.

If you see any driver without a tie, maybe you should not go with him.

Sittingbourne...
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7. Re: Cost from Airport to Ho Chi Minh City?

Has anyone taken the bus to town?

Singapore,Singapore
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8. Re: Cost from Airport to Ho Chi Minh City?

I was quoted USD12 (3 adults) @ Sasco taxi counter. The average price is USD5 (as per the information I gather from this forum). Luckily the hotel that we booked made a mistake by arranging the airport pickup transfer for us. I bargain with the driver that we are only willing to pay USD5. We are happy.

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9. Re: Cost from Airport to Ho Chi Minh City?

we took a petrol taxi( i forgot the complete name- ill check again tom) , we agreed on 80, 000 dong but when we alighted the driver added another 5000 dong as toll fee i think. i dunno if the driver should shoulder it or the passenger? any forumer could ans. so ill know when i will take the taxi to the airport again thanks!

Semporna, Malaysia
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10. Re: Cost from Airport to Ho Chi Minh City?

Farrowp,

When I just arrived, I had to take taxi as my luggage was very big. I took the airport bus many times, but that was for going around the city for fun. It has space in the middle for luggage and very few seats.