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Ho Chi Minh City Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Ho Chi Minh City Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

I had to bribe my way out of a few situations in the baggage screening room. They will discretely bribe you for money. Once, I gave this guy some cash, he opened his wallet to put it away and I saw his wallet full of different currencies (US $, Canadian $, Euros). I'm certain bribes happen often. - Nicole

Airport Overview


International Terminal, Airside, 2nd floor hallway. Photo credit: Tan Son Nhat Airport

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Ho Chi Minh City Airport.

What to Expect

  • There are two terminals, an international and a domestic. T1 has been fairly recently renovated and is generally nicer than T2’s facilities.
  • Recent improvements have made security lines better than the past, and the staff doesn’t take issue with overnight guests.
  • Flights depart around the clock, so travellers are around all night.
  • Restaurants close by 11pm.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep


International Terminal, Airside, 2nd floor hallway. Photo credit: Tan Son Nhat Airport
  • Landside in the International Terminal has the most space for sleeping. The first floor doesn’t have much seating but it is quiet. The third floor’s Wellwishers Gallery has much more seating, and seems that many travellers overnight in this area - it is noisier though (Trvthseeker, March 2013).
  • There is sleep zone in the International terminal with sleep chairs and paid sleep pods. See Rest Zones in the airport guide below.
  • Once cafes and restaurants close, travellers had success moving chairs and benches around for more comfortable resting - some even saw airport staff doing this too.
  • The airport is hot and the air conditioner seems weak.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport that provide airport transportation. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below for more info.

Good to Know

  • Economy class travelers can buy a pass to a couple airport lounges; one has showers available. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and hours.

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Ho Chi Minh Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • Le Saigonnais Business Lounge - Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, in front of Gate 14. Hours: 4:30AM - 11:00PM (Daily). Lounge Access: Buy a lounge pass (£25 - 24 hour advance purchase is required)  •  Priority Pass.
  • Orchid Lounge - Location: International Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor, near Gate 9. Hours: 6:00AM - 2:00AM. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (USD 30 for 3 hours). Lounge Access: Buy a lounge pass (£25 for 3 hours or £30 for up to 5 hours - 24 hour advance purchase is required)  •  Priority Pass.
  • Lotus Lounge 1 - Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 1st Floor. Hours: 4:30AM - last scheduled flight. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (VND 350,000 or US$ 15 for 3 hours).
  • Lotus Lounge 2 - Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, opposite Gate 14. Hours: 4:30AM - last scheduled flight. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (VND 350,000 or US$15 for 3 hours).
  • Apricot Lounge - Location: International Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor, near Gate 9. Showers are available. Hours: 6:00AM - 2:00AM. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (USD 30 for 3 hours).
  • Lotus Lounge - Location: International Terminal, Airside, 3rd Floor. Hours: 6:00AM - 2:00AM. Showers are available. Pay at the Door (USD 30 for 3 hours).

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Tan Son Nhat Airport in the Domestic and International terminals. Connect to the “TSN Free Wifi Express" network.

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Airport Hotels