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 Official Ho Chi Minh Airport Taxi Service

 

Official Ho Chi Minh Airport Taxi Recommendations


 
IHateTaxis.com recommends the official Ho Chi Minh Airport taxi service.

For your Ho Chi Minh Airport transfers, go for the trusted taxi operators namely Vina-Sun (White-coloured taxis), Vina Taxi (Yellow-coloured taxis), Saigon Taxi (Green and White-coloured taxis), or Mai Linh Taxis.

(Read More about Official Ho Chi Minh Airport Taxis Below)
** Be aware that unofficial or pirate taxis operate at Ho Chi Minh Airport and we have given them different safety recommendations as discussed below.


Official Ho Chi Minh Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Ho Chi Minh Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (VND or Vietnam Dong). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that Ho Chi Minh Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different. Drivers may also accept USD, but make sure to confirm.


  • A taxi from Ho Chi Minh Airport to the city centre usually take as little as 15 minutes in lighter traffic which only happens between 9:00-11:00 and 14:00-16:00. This should cost about VND 100,000-160,000 if the meter is used or expect to bargain hard to get close to this price if no meter is used.



 
Ho Chi Minh Taxi Payment: Cash only
Drivers may also accept USD, but make sure to confirm
Ho Chi Minh Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping optional, Round up to next bill/large coin



Official Ho Chi Minh Airport Taxi Details

 Ho Chi Minh Airport Taxi

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A myriad of marked and metered Ho Chi Minh Airport taxis and unmarked cabs await each arrival at the SGN Ho Chi Minh International Airport and are willing to take you anywhere in or around Ho Chi Minh City. Be wary of unmarked Ho Chi Minh Airport taxi cabs, although these do double as chauffeur-driven 'rental cars' if you want a car and a driver for the duration of your stay. Note that there is a Ho Chi Minh Airport taxi counter where you can pre-pay your ride to town and receive a voucher to take outside, but this is more expensive than using the meter.


The taxi stands are located just outside the Arrivals building at SGN Ho Chi Minh International Airport. There are 3 types of Tan Son Nhat Airport taxis: Yellow taxis, White Airport taxis, and Saigon taxis. Most taxis are metered, but be careful of overcharging which is common. Expect the driver to insist that the meter is not used and to negotiate a fixed price (never in your favour). Many travellers will insist on the meter or get out and find another taxi from Ho Chi Minh Airport (don't worry, there are lots). Metered rate are for the taxi, not per person.


Note that there is a toll of VND 5000 outside the airport that will be paid by the driver and should not be added to your bill (hidden in the metered or fixed fare rate).


Having your destination written down in Vietnamese really helps too to avoid misunderstandings.





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 Unofficial Ho Chi Minh Airport Taxi Service or Hire Points

 

For an unofficial Ho Chi Minh Airport taxi, head to the departures level by turning right and walking to the far end of the building near the ATM's and then head up the stairs or escalator. Grab an incoming taxi that is dropping off a passenger. Airport officials know that smart travellers are doing this, but it is not discouraged and you might even receive help from officials in getting a taxi!


 
IHateTaxis.com recommends the unofficial Ho Chi Minh Airport taxi service.

This is a great way to skip the taxi lines.



 Pirate Ho Chi Minh Airport Taxi Serivce

 

Ho Chi Minh Airport taxi touts will approach you as you exit security and ask if you need a taxi. Many of these 'drivers' are found standing at the glass-door exit of the Ho Chi Minh Airport. This is a pirate taxi operation and they are not legally allowed to operate here.



 
IHateTaxis.com does not recommend the pirate Ho Chi Minh Airport taxi service.

Avoid talking to touts, you will be ripped off.



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Good Cheap Hotels


Beware that Ho Chi Minh Airport taxi drivers will probably recommend "a good cheap hotel", and deliver you to a hotel for commission. If you do not have accommodation booked, then this might be a good idea to allow the driver to "recommend" something. Problems may arise, however, when you ask a taxi driver to take to you to a hotel that does not pay commission. The driver may tell you the hotel has burnt down or it is dirty and dangerous. They will say anything to steer you somewhere else where a commission awaits.


Ridiculous Fixed Prices



Be on the watch for taxi touts who also dress in white shirt uniforms and brandish laminated "fixed prices" cards at a ridiculous VND 440,000 (or more) per car to the city hotels. They will be prepared to drop the price to VND 270,000 but it is still a rip-off. Ignore them and stick to the metered taxis.


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Also be cautious of taxis which resemble the above mentioned reputable companies. To the unsuspecting visitor, they will charge absolutely outrageous fares and have been known to take off with your belongings still in the trunk. Use caution when hiring a taxis from the Ho Chi Minh Airport.




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Last Updated: 12 Feb 2019