What are the Main Airports in Vietnam? Know the nearest airport to your destination!
Vietnam is equipped with several airports that offer both international and local flights for everyone. However, depending on where you’re going, there are airports that will surely shorten your travel time.
Considered as one of the largest airports in Vietnam after a major renovation in the early 2000s. The airport is based in Ho Chi Minh. Currently, the Tan Son Nhat International Airport offers nonstop passenger flights to 61 destinations in 22 countries. At present, there are 19 domestic flights from Ho Chi Minh City.
The airport is located in Tan Binh district, about 8km North from the heart of the city and takes about 15-20 minutes to get back from the airport.
Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) features two terminals (T1 domestic, T2 international) connected by a 500m covered walkway.
The domestic terminal is separated by two boarding lobbies wherein one lobby is dedicated for Vietjet.
The line-up for the security check in Ho Chi Minh City can get clogged, so be sure to set aside enough time to reach your gate.
Outside the domestic terminal is a retail area with Starbucks and McDonalds. The international airport is a modern building with duty-free shops, airline lounges and restaurants in the departure lobbies.
The Noi Bai International Airport sits 30 km north of the city centre. Basically, the airport is considered the largest in Northern Vietnam.
Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) features two airport terminals: T1 for domestic flights and T2 for international flights.These terminals are 850m apart thus there’s a free shuttle bus that runs every 10 – 15 mins from 6am to 1am between the 1st floor of T2 on western side, and the 2nd floor of T1 (departures.)
The check-in counters in the domestic terminal are divided into three lobbies: A, B, and E (for Vietjet flights.) All boarding gates are accessible once you’re through the security checkpoint, no matter which lobby you enter from.
The international terminal is a newer construction. There is an ATM within the immigrations area for those who need to pay visa fees in Vietnamese Dong.
The terminal also has a left luggage or locker room, and duty-free stalls.
Da Nang Airport is the third largest international airport in Vietnam. The airport is approximately a 10 minute from Da Nang City.
This is the best airport to land if you’re planning on visiting the famous My Khe Beach or the UNESCO-listed Hoi An.
Da Nang International Airport (DAD) has two terminals: T1 for domestic flights and T2 for international flights. Both terminals are in easy walking distance of each other via a covered walkway.
The Da Nang airport is modernized and you can expect less crowd despite being an international airport.
The arrivals hall in the domestic terminal has lounges from major resorts, as well as shops and ATMs just outside the exit.
The international arrival visa desk is less busy than those in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, but there is no ATM in the immigration area so be prepared to pay fees with USD or VND.
Nha Trang Airport or officially known as the Cam Ranh International Airport is the fourth largest airport in Vietnam. It handles both domestic and international flights to Nha Trang, which is 35 km away.
Cam Ranh International Airport is located in Cam Ranh Ward, Khanh Hoa city. The Cam Ranh Airport’s terminal sports a modernized facility with a whisk of traditional aesthetics.
The airport spans about 750 ha. The station of Cam Ranh International Airport has the 4th largest area in Vietnam with an area of about 13,995 square meters.
The airport was built and established in 2009 and can reach a maximum capacity of 800 passengers per hour at rush hours.