At this point arises the question, how much does it cost the taxi from the airport in Vietnam?
Taxi from the airport
In Vietnam, taxis are private companies, unlike Spain that taxi drivers depend on the autonomous community. It is therefore important to choose with good rates and Vietnamese safe, reliable taxi companies.
We recommend Vietnamese Mailinh and Vinasun taxi companies (Mailinh for Hanoi and Vinasun to Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City).
At the door of the airports of Vietnam we can find multitude of taxis, regardless of whether the airport terminal is the international terminal or the domestic terminal. We find smoothly taxis free at any hour of the day and night in Hanoi airport in the city of Ho Chi Minh City, taxis in Vietnam are also safe.
Airports in Vietnam
In Vietnam there are two international airports are the gateway for most tourists.
Airport Hanoi - Noi Bai
Noi Bai airport is located on the outskirts of Hanoi, in the North of the city. Hanoi Noi Bai airport is 45 kilometres from the center of Hanoi.
Transportation from the airport to Hanoi
Transportation options from Hanoi airport to the city center are reduced to taxi, chauffeured car and bus.
Our recommendation is to take a taxi from the airport to move us to Hanoi (can share the taxi with other travellers so the price is cheaper).
Taxi from the airport in Hanoi
The taxi from the airport in Hanoi to the city centre takes 1 hour. Price of the race from the airport will be around from 45€ to 60€ (in Vietnam, Dong, currency will be among 1,200. up to 2,000 000VND. 000VND), depending on the traffic and our destination in the center of Hanoi.
Train from Hanoi
A much more economical option is to use the bus of the airline JetStar to move us to the center of Hanoi. The Jetstar (orange color) bus departs from the domestic terminal (important, is not the international terminal). It takes little more than one hour to get to the center of Hanoi, and its stop is the Head Office of JetStar (East side of Hoan Kiem Lake).
The price of the bus is 30. 000VND to change 1€.
Airport Ho Chi Minh City - Tan Son Nhat
Unlike Hanoi, the Tan Son Nhat airport in the city of Ho Chi Minh City (the city formerly called Saigon) is located in the city, or rather, Saigon airport was on the outskirts, but the development of the city has swallowed up to the airport.
Ho Chi Minh City Airport is far from the center of Saigon just 8 kilometers.
Taxi from the airport in Ho Chi Minh City
A taxi takes from the airport of city Ho Chi Minh City about 15 minutes to the center of the city. The price of the race from the Tan Son Nhat airport is around 15€ (in the currency of Vietnam, some 400,000 VND).
Outside the airport in Ho Chi Minh
Train from Ho Chi Minh City
Although there are bus lines from the airport in Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat to downtown Saigon, for convenience and the cheap price, we recommend taking a taxi.
It is an international airport and the airport normally used to travel from Hanoi to Hue and Hoian, or from central Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh city.
As an alternative to the Danang international airport, have small domestic hue airport, called Phu Bai (HUI code).
Da Nang international airport is 100 km from hue city and 40 km from Hoian.
Taxi from Danang airport
Danang airport to be an airport halfway between the cities of Hue and Hoian, the taxi is an expensive option. The price of the journey from Danang to Hue will be around 150€ (in Dongs approx. 4,000,000 VND) and the price for the taxi from Danang to Hoian will be 50€ (2,000,000 VND).
The time required to travel by taxi journey from Danang airport up to Hue is 2 hours, and time to go by taxi from Danang to Hoian will be 50 minutes.
Taxi operation in Vietnam
At the exit of the airport in Vietnam, whether the airport in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, we find several lanes for the circulation of buses, cars and taxis. The farthest lane is the lane where they often stop taxis, we will have to put ourselves in the queue and take the first taxi free (important to use company Mailinh or Vinasun taxi to avoid problems).
It is not necessary to hire the journey in advance, nor have any special company membership card. Taxis in Vientam work with taximeter, as well as in the West. The great advantage of taxis with respect to Spain is that there are no supplements, the final price is the price that marks the taximeter.
Tan Son Nhat - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Cab fare in Vietnam
Taxis in Vietnam are very cheap, the price of the taxi in Vietnam is half 4 times less than in Spain. The race price is calculated with the minimum fare more distance traveled and time stopped.
All taxis have a meter where we can see the current value of the race, the distance traveled and the time that the taxi has been detained.
The larger cab, greater is its price. Vietnam has taxis for 4, 5 and 7 people, therefore if we want career to be as economic as possible, try to get the smallest taxi that we see.
It average taxi in Vietnam price is: descent flag 12,000 VND (40 euro cents), each 1 minute taxi is stopped 10,000 (35 cents) and for each kilometre 12,000 VND (40 cents).
Reliable taxi companies in Vietnam
To move from any Vietnam airport to the center of the city's best taxi companies are Vinasun and Mailinh.
Vinasun taxis are white with a green stripe and logo Vinasun visible on the sides of the cab.
The cab company painted his taxis Mailinh green and yellow, plus Mailinh logo is visible on the sides of the cab.
We recommend fijaros well in the logo, as there are several taxi companies whose logo and colors are similar, however the price is much higher.
Tips for taxis at airports in Vietnam
The best advice we can take to travel from the airport by taxi Vietnam are:
- Use reliable companies as Mailinh and Vinasun.
- It is also important to focus on taxi fares (minimum fare, price and price per kilometer standing).
- A legitimate taxi must be equipped with taximeter and the taxi driver must use it, although if the taxi driver is willing, we can negotiate the price in advance instead of the taximeter.
- Taxi in Vietnam does not accept credit card, but that you have to pay in cash. Although dollars and euros are accepted, it is best to pay with the local Dong currency. For this reason, we recommend removing Dongs in any of the ATMs of the airports in Vietnam just landing in the country.
- Taxis in Vietnam not give receipt or invoice (important if we traveled on business trip to Vietnam).
- On the dashboard of the car is licensed taxi car and driver, but the driver does not have to be the driver of the license.
- You do not have to pay supplements.
- It is not obligatory to leave tip a taxi driver, but if we want to give a tip, 10% of the race will be more than enough.
- Taxi drivers not have why speak neither English nor have why knowing the hotel or address. We recommend you write the address of the hotel in paper or some reference point. As a reference to Hanoi is the central Hoan Kiem Lake and the city of Ho Chi Minh City Ben Thanh market.
Summary of taxis from the airport in Vietnam
To summarize the taxis to travel from the airport to central Vietnam city or our hotel in any city in Vietnam say that is the fastest, most comfortable and not overly expensive. In Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) the taxi is the quickest and inexpensive enough to move from the airport to our hotel in Vietnam without losing much time and without paying a lot of money.