Ho Chi Minh City Airport

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4/10

Ho Chi Minh City Airport customer review

(New Zealand)

Arriving in SGN off a SQ flight no hassles. Breeze through immigration bags came out quickly and efficiently and security screening was fine. Only downside no shops open at midday. Departing SGN domestic to Da Nang was a pain delayed half an hour then an hour and so on until it got to two hours! Luckily the air con was working and a gentleman gave our group free meals for being delayed so long.
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2/10

Ho Chi Minh City Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

Arriving and departing from this airport can only be described as total chaos. Waiting for 2 hours for a visa on arrival to transfering to domestic departures. If transferring to a domestic flight give yourself 4 hours or you could quite easily miss your connection.
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4/10

Ho Chi Minh City Airport customer review

(Australia)

Check in at SGN with EVA Air was okay. Waited at the gate in the new terminal which has come along way since 2005 when I was last there. Big glass windows let you see all the action out on the tarmac. I like that they make all the greeters and well wishers wait outside the airport so only passengers are in the terminal. The space between the x-ray machines on exit is far too small and creates a bottleneck of people trying to leave the terminal after collecting luggage.
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4/10

Ho Chi Minh City Airport customer review

(Vietnam)

The airport has two terminals: International and Domestic which are not connected so any connection forces you to leave the building and go to the other one using a sheltered walkway which is sufficient protection from the rain but not airconditioned. The queues for Passport control and security check are reasonable I have never waited longer than 10 minutes. Friendliness is a different issue. Once outside the taxi-mafia is a real pain especially late evenings (after 9PM) when it becomes more difficult to catch a decent taxi. The taxis from "Saigon Airport Taxi" company are usually available in abundance but the local Expat community avoids them like a plague and for good reason. Queuing for Taxis is a unheard-of concept in Vietnam so don't even try to be polite it is catch as catch can. Departures are ok not much to do airside but at last some decent (but overpriced) food options and a massage place (also overpriced). Again no long queues for passport control and security check.
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3/10

Ho Chi Minh City Airport customer review

Very shiny and big and new - really much too big considering the number of passengers and the new terminal seems a bit of a white elephant given that they're planning a brand new airport for HCMC in the medium term. I can't say anything about arrivals but processing was pretty speedy for departures - I even got a smile and some friendly conversation from the guy at the immigration desk which are rare in the typically glum and/or stern world of Vietnamese officialdom. As other travellers have commented the duty-free and food in the airside section are pretty expensive - 3 USD for tiny little cakes at one of the cafes for instance and I paid 4 USD for a pretty but not incredibly remarkable fridge magnet. What it is really lacking is a newsagency - there's precious little to do if you have to wait there for a couple of hours (if you don't fancy paying through the nose to dine at one of the restaurants upstairs) and grabbing a decent magazine or book would be a good way to cope. At the moment all that seems to be available are the propagandist Vietnamese English-language papers - not exactly a substitute for The Economist. Overall it's hardly going to compete with KLIA Changi or Bangkok as a SE Asian hub but it's clean and efficient enough not to be the complete nightmare you might expect in a communist country.
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3/10

Ho Chi Minh City Airport customer review

Departing for London via Bangkok was quick and easy check in and passports also quick. Very pricey food (seven US dollars for a basic poor quality sandwich) and drink.
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4/10

Ho Chi Minh City Airport customer review

We recently returned from Saigon. Unfortunately we missed our connecting flight to Da Nang and had to stay in the airport 10 hours overnight. We found the staff very friendly and re- arranged our flight for us. Domestic airport closed at 1 am and our flight was 6 am so we could do nothing but lounge on the seats. We found the airport very clean and staff very friendly.
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4/10

Ho Chi Minh City Airport customer review

I found this airport (International terminal) excellent. Very impressive big clean. Don't expect much friendly service though; particular as you exit on arrival. I was ill leaving the airport but had a very comfortable experience. Shops are expensive.
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4/10

Ho Chi Minh City Airport customer review

Nice clean very modern airport with efficient check in & security for international flights. Catering airside is very pricey even by airport standards. Immigration was not exactly speedy but acceptable (but then I had a proper visa - the queue for "visa on arrival" looked horrendous) and the luggage beat us to the hall despite being one of teh first off the plane. Bit of a scrum outside arrivals - lots of taxi touts etc - but felt safe and secure (like the rest of Vietnam really). Note that if you need to change money you need to do it before you leave arrivals though USD seem to be equally accepted as local currency - the rates offered by some of the moneychangers varied fairly significantly - you could get 5% more by walking 20 yards down the hall!.
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4/10

Ho Chi Minh City Airport customer review

The airport at first appearance looked spacious though the duty-free shopping areas were congested and very few seats were available in the check-in lounges. However it was clean and modern in all aspects.
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