Cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City
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Flight information Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City
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Average flight time, total distance 1038 kilometres
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Flying from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam by population with 13 million people. This destination is rich in history, culture and food having endless museums and remnants from the Vietnam War for you to immerse in. A flight from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City takes an approximate time of two hours.
Airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur International (KUL) to Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
For those looking for a cheap flight from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City, budget airlines that serve this route are AirAsia, Jetstar, Scoot and Thai Lion Air. Other full-service airlines that have direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City are Malaysian Airlines, Malindo Airlines and Vietnam Airlines. Airlines such as Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways also have flights from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City but you will be required to transit.
Airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) to Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
There are no direct flights from Kuala Lumpur SZB airport to Ho Chi Minh City. Travellers planning to fly from KL to Ho Chi Minh City through SZB is required to transfer at least once.
Departure from Kuala Lumpur International Airport
We recommend using the KLIA Express train which is the fastest mode of transportation to the airport to get to your flight from KL to Ho Chi Minh City. Not only does the train provide complimentary WiFi on-board, the train ticket only costs RM55 one way and takes 30 minutes.
An alternative choice would be taking the KL Airport Coach/ Skybus which depart from the main train station in Kuala Lumpur, KL Sentral for RM10 per ticket. The journey on the airport coach will take a minimum of 45 minutes depending on the traffic conditions. If you would like a more direct and convenient journey, taking a private or shared airport transfer from Skyscanner or public taxi that will cost between RM65 to RM100 can also be an option.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport information
Once arriving at the airport for your flight, dining and shopping options are available after checking in. Complimentary WiFi is provided in most public areas of the airport and prayers rooms are located in both terminals if required. A complimentary shuttle bus is provided for passengers needing to travel between the terminals.
For passengers with a long layover waiting for your flight from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City, Concorde Inn KLIA, Sama Sama Hotel, and Tune Hotel Aeropolis are located just minutes away with a complimentary shuttle bus to and from the airport.
Arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
Upon arriving from your Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City flight, you can easily get to any point in town by pre-arranging a private or shared airport transfer via Skyscanner. Alternatively, Mai Linh is a private taxi company which is another convenient and reliable way of getting from the airport to your hotel. The journey should cost a maximum of VND 300,000 (RM54) inclusive of all tolls and the airport surcharge of VND 10,000 (RM2) to most hotels in the city centre (District 1) and should take 45 minutes without traffic.
When taking public taxis from the airport, ensure that their meter is on. If not, ask the driver to turn on the meter before getting in. The cost of public taxis to District 1 from the airport should be between VND 170,000 – VND 200,000 (RM30-RM35) not including toll charges and the airport surcharge of VND 10,000 (RM2). If you are on a budget, there are buses available. Depending on where your hotel is located, bus fares range from VND 5,000 – VND 40,000 (RM1- RM7).
Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) Information
Tan Son Nhat International Airport has two terminals that serve as their domestic and international terminal. There is free unlimited WiFi available in both terminals for your convenience upon arriving. Restaurants and duty-free shops close at 11pm and there are no prayer rooms located in either terminal.
Ho Chi Minh City Recommendations
Once arriving from KUL to HCMC, you should definitely check out the Cu Chi Tunnels. We recommend setting aside a day trip for this as there is many things to enjoy there. Checking out places like the reunification palace, the war remnants museum, Saigon opera house and Notre Dame cathedral should also be on your to see list! On this KUL to HCMC trip, spending at least 3 days there will be sufficient to fully immerse yourself in their culture to enjoy everything.
Useful Ho Chi Minh City Travel Information
What is the time difference between Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City?
Ho Chi Minh’s (UTC+07:00) is an hour behind Kuala Lumpur (UTC +08:00)
What is the weather like in Ho Chi Minh City?
The average temperature in Ho Chi Minh City is 29°c all year round with June – October being their rain season.
What is the currency and exchange rate for Ho Chi Minh City?
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam uses the Vietnamese Dong.
RM 1 = VND 5,641 (As of 24 September 2018)
What is the average cost of a hotel room in Ho Chi Minh City?
The average room rate in Seoul, South Korea is RM200 - RM450
Ho Chi Minh City visa requirement for Malaysians
Malaysian citizens travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City for tourism do not require a visa and can stay there for up to 30 days. However, your passport needs to be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of entering.
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Information is accurate as of 24 September 2018
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