Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam, making it a major transportation hub of Southern Vietnam. Being located in such a strategic location in the country’s southern region, it is only natural to expect that it shall be easy to get anywhere else in and out of this place. Coming from other major cities around the world, getting to Ho Chi Minh City can be done by airplane, boat, train or bus.
Getting to Ho Chi Minh City by air means that travelers will need to go through the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, which is the main gateway for flights arriving from other countries to Vietnam’s southern parts. The Tan Son Nhat Airport was previously one of the three busiest airports in the world during the late 1960s. Today, most major international pacific region airlines fly to the city such as Malaysia Air System, Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, Thai Airways, Philippine Airlines, Cathay Pacific, United, Bangkok Airways, Lao Aviation, Garuda Indonesia, Vietnam Airlines and Pacific Airlines. Alternately, visitors coming from Europe or the U.S. may fly to Bangkok or Hong Kong for an aircraft transfer to take them directly to Ho Chi Minh City via Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific or Vietnam Airlines. [Read more…]