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Airport Transportation for Family of Four to hotel

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Airport Transportation for Family of Four to hotel

Hello TA friends-

I am traveling with my family of four and will have approximately 6 luggage, we land around 11pm the evening of October 31st and would like some suggestions on which transport options we can arrange for airport pickup and drive us to the Sheraton.

Looking for safe, cost efficient option..as years ago when we were last there we encountered many "rip off" taxi's and shadey people upon exiting the airport. Some assumed we didnt know the dollar exchange and probably leveraged the fact that we did not have local currency, in addition to them knowing we came off a long 18 hour flight as part of their rip-off scheme quoting $50 US dollars etc.

Not wanting this to happen traveling with my wife and parents in the 80's..so would appreciate feedback and recommendations on setting a safe , honest drive back to the Sheration.

5 years ago a legitimate cab from the airport to Sheration was approximately 80,000 VND

Many thanks

pgh, pa
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1. Re: Airport Transportation for Family of Four to hotel

Get a taxi voucher at the counter before you exit the airport, tell them you need a 7 seater. There's an ATM just outside if you need quick Dong otherwise they will accept USD.

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2. Re: Airport Transportation for Family of Four to hotel

Thanks- what's the going rate nowadays for a ride to the Sheraton?

DO they charge a fixed rate, metered rate, and more of less whether it's a 7 seater or standard sedan?

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3. Re: Airport Transportation for Family of Four to hotel

more info

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293925-c30891/Ho-Chi…

Have you asked the cost of a pickup from Sheraton, you have a big group, you will need 2 taxis.

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4. Re: Airport Transportation for Family of Four to hotel

I will get two taxi or 7 seater, the Sheraton charge is ridiculous at $100 usd.

Thank you.

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5. Re: Airport Transportation for Family of Four to hotel

I used this once. on their website, you can see their rates, which can be used as a basis.

satsco.com.vn/service/detail/27/car-rental-i…

On my succeeding trips to HCM, I have used Vinasun or Mai Linh.

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6. Re: Airport Transportation for Family of Four to hotel

Standard 7 seater, which should be plenty for 4 people plus luggage will be no more than $15usd.....and that's total.... not per person......Go Vinasun or Mai Linh otherwise....no other taxi PERIOD!

Edited: 26 September 2013, 13:35
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7. Re: Airport Transportation for Family of Four to hotel

perfect thanks for confirming, the companies and rates

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8. Re: Airport Transportation for Family of Four to hotel

I see the Satsco site is stating $22 for a 7 seater but I've never paid more than 160k dong for a trip from the airport to dist#1, that's $8usd for a 7 seater. Ask the Vinasun or Mai Linh concierge to get thelarger one for you.

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9. Re: Airport Transportation for Family of Four to hotel

Thanks so much drifter ..,.

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10. Re: Airport Transportation for Family of Four to hotel

<<<5 years ago a legitimate cab from the airport to Sheration was approximately 80,000 VND

Now it's around 160.000, 20% inflation for 5 year, in another 5 NYC cabs will be cheaper.... :-(