Ho Chi Minh City Airport (SGN)
Flights from Australia to Ho Chi Minh City will disembark at Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
Tan Son Nhat International (SGN) is Vietnam's largest airport serving Ho Chi Minh City. Formally known as Saigon Airport, Tan Son Nhat International takes its name from the neighboring village of Tan Son Nhat.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Tan Son Nhat International Airport Book your Ho Chi Minh City Airport accommodation.
Getting to Ho Chi Minh City
There are many airlines that offer flights to Ho Chi Minh City from Australia. Flights from Sydney via Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Singapore, Guangzhou or Bangkok take between 13 and 15 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Melbourne via Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Singapore or Bangkok take between 11 and 14 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Singapore or Bangkok take between nine and 12 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Brisbane via Taipei or Singapore take between 12 and 14 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Ho Chi Minh City
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Ho Chi Minh City from Australia include:
For more information on Ho Chi Minh City vacations check out our Ho Chi Minh City travel guide.
The first thing you'll notice about Saigon is the sheer quantity of scooters driving around the city's streets. Aptly nicknamed \Motorbike City", Saigon can initially be a little daunting, especially when crossing the road for the first time. The best thing you can do is watch how a local does it, and copy.
For an enthralling and indeed educational experience, take a half day tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels, about an hour's bus trip out of the city. This preserved network of tunnels is where the Viet Cong hid out during the Vietnam War. If you're not claustrophobic, have a go at crawling through a narrow, 100 meter long tunnel to experience what it was like for the soldiers.
For a great bargain, head along to the Ben Thanh Markets and try your hand at haggling. Here you'll find everything from 'designer' label clothing, suitcases, arts and crafts, jewellery, footwear and much more. Start your haggling at about a third of the asking price to ensure you get a great bargain.