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Ho Chi Minh City Guide

A Guide to Ho Chi Minh

Know Before You Go

  • Practice your haggling skills. If you plan on doing some shopping at the local markets, get ready to practice your negotiation skills. It's part of Vietnamese culture never to accept the first price you're given. If you're unsure how much an item should cost, ask the staff at your hotel to ensure you're not ripped off.
  • Save on drinks by going to the bars in the Pham Ngu Lao area. The Happy Hour specials range from half-price cocktails to buy one get two free.
  • Eat the street food. It's inexpensive and delicious. You'll find street stalls all across the city as well as at the markets that attract foodies from all around the world.
  • You'll need US dollars to pay for your visa on arrival. Before leaving New Zealand, make sure you have exchanged some of your money and have the exact amount ready for the immigration officials.
  • Buy a local sim card. You can get an expensive one at the airport that will give you unlimited data for up to 30 days.
  • Avoid drinking the tap water. If you don't want to get sick, it's best to stick to bottled water and skip the ice as it may not be safe.

Getting Around Ho Chi Minh

Use Grab to find a motorbike taxi. It's a cheap and quick way to get around Ho Chi Minh's chaotic traffic. Short rides within the city start at VND 12,000, and you can confirm the cost before the driver arrives. But if you don't have a WiFi connection, you can flag down a motorbike taxi and negotiate a rate to your next destination.

Try a cyclo. It's not the fastest option, but it's an icon of the city's past. You can negotiate a day rate with a driver and have him take you around to all of the city's top attractions at a much slower pace.

Hail a taxi. If you're going to the airport with big bags or don't feel safe on the back of a bike, you can flag down a regular cab. Don't forget to make sure the meter is turned on, or use Grab to find a driver if you want to avoid any problems.

Best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City

When is The Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh?

The best time to visit Vietnam is during the dry season. From December to April, the temperatures are warm, humidity levels are low, and there's less chance of a thunderstorm ruining any outdoor activities.

If you can, try plan your visit around the city's biggest celebration. Vietnamese Lunar New Year takes place in the middle of February, and will make the much higher accommodation prices worth it.

May to November is Ho Chi Minh's monsoon season. Tropical storms are frequent, but luckily the rain doesn't last the entire day. The showers keep most travellers away, so if you're travelling on a budget, you'll find cheaper flights, tours and hotel prices during this period.

Airports

Airports in Ho Chi Minh

Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Tan Son Nhat International Airport is the busiest airport in the country. It served 32.5 million passengers in 2016 and is a hub for domestic carriers VietJet Air and Vietnam Airlines.

Getting to and from Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Take a taxi. It's the most direct way to get to your hotel, but also the most expensive option. You can expect to pay around VND 150,000 for a trip to District 1, and you'll need to cover the VND 10,000 airport surcharge.

If you want to avoid being ripped off by drivers, it's a good idea to book your ride with one of the prepaid taxi counters inside the arrivals terminal. Alternatively, if you buy a local SIM card, you can use the local ride-sharing service, Grab, which offers more favourable rates.

For budget travellers, the best way to get into the city is with the airport shuttle bus. Routes 109 and 49 operate every day from 05:15 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and tickets cost as little as VND 20,000. The buses are air-conditioned, and it can take between 30 to 90 minutes to reach your destination.

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A Guide to Ho Chi Minh

Know Before You Go

  • Practice your haggling skills. If you plan on doing some shopping at the local markets, get ready to practice your negotiation skills. It's part of Vietnamese culture never to accept the first price you're given. If you're unsure how much an item should cost, ask the staff at your hotel to ensure you're not ripped off.
  • Save on drinks by going to the bars in the Pham Ngu Lao area. The Happy Hour specials range from half-price cocktails to buy one get two free.
  • Eat the street food. It's inexpensive and delicious. You'll find street stalls all across the city as well as at the markets that attract foodies from all around the world.
  • You'll need US dollars to pay for your visa on arrival. Before leaving New Zealand, make sure you have exchanged some of your money and have the exact amount ready for the immigration officials.
  • Buy a local sim card. You can get an expensive one at the airport that will give you unlimited data for up to 30 days.
  • Avoid drinking the tap water. If you don't want to get sick, it's best to stick to bottled water and skip the ice as it may not be safe.

Getting Around Ho Chi Minh

Use Grab to find a motorbike taxi. It's a cheap and quick way to get around Ho Chi Minh's chaotic traffic. Short rides within the city start at VND 12,000, and you can confirm the cost before the driver arrives. But if you don't have a WiFi connection, you can flag down a motorbike taxi and negotiate a rate to your next destination.

Try a cyclo. It's not the fastest option, but it's an icon of the city's past. You can negotiate a day rate with a driver and have him take you around to all of the city's top attractions at a much slower pace.

Hail a taxi. If you're going to the airport with big bags or don't feel safe on the back of a bike, you can flag down a regular cab. Don't forget to make sure the meter is turned on, or use Grab to find a driver if you want to avoid any problems.

When is The Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh?

The best time to visit Vietnam is during the dry season. From December to April, the temperatures are warm, humidity levels are low, and there's less chance of a thunderstorm ruining any outdoor activities.

If you can, try plan your visit around the city's biggest celebration. Vietnamese Lunar New Year takes place in the middle of February, and will make the much higher accommodation prices worth it.

May to November is Ho Chi Minh's monsoon season. Tropical storms are frequent, but luckily the rain doesn't last the entire day. The showers keep most travellers away, so if you're travelling on a budget, you'll find cheaper flights, tours and hotel prices during this period.

Airports in Ho Chi Minh

Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Tan Son Nhat International Airport is the busiest airport in the country. It served 32.5 million passengers in 2016 and is a hub for domestic carriers VietJet Air and Vietnam Airlines.

Getting to and from Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Take a taxi. It's the most direct way to get to your hotel, but also the most expensive option. You can expect to pay around VND 150,000 for a trip to District 1, and you'll need to cover the VND 10,000 airport surcharge.

If you want to avoid being ripped off by drivers, it's a good idea to book your ride with one of the prepaid taxi counters inside the arrivals terminal. Alternatively, if you buy a local SIM card, you can use the local ride-sharing service, Grab, which offers more favourable rates.

For budget travellers, the best way to get into the city is with the airport shuttle bus. Routes 109 and 49 operate every day from 05:15 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and tickets cost as little as VND 20,000. The buses are air-conditioned, and it can take between 30 to 90 minutes to reach your destination.

See more of Ho Chi Minh City