Cheap flights from Penang to Ho Chi Minh City
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Flight information Penang to Ho Chi Minh City
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Average flight time, total distance 934 kilometres
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Ho Chi Minh City
Frequently asked questions
Flying from Penang to Ho Chi Minh City
Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam by population with over 13 million people. Not only is the city rich in history with post Vietnam War remains, culture and museums, the food is delicious, packed with flavoursome spices that will delight your tastebuds.
Ho Chi Minh City is served by one airport called Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN). Penang to Ho Chi Minh City flights take an hour and 50 minutes.
Airlines that fly from Penang International Airport (PEN) to Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
AirAsia is a great option for travellers searching for cheap flights from Penang to Ho Chi Minh City. Alternatively, JetStar, Scoot, Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines also serve the Penang to Ho Chi Minh City flight route with a minimum of one layover.
Departure from Penang International Airport
The most convenient way of getting to the airport is either by taking a public taxi or pre-booking a private airport transfer from Skyscanner. The journey will take approximately 35 minutes depending on traffic conditions. The ride should cost RM40 if you are departing from George Town and RM80 from Batu Ferringhi.
Taking the Rapid Penang Bus to the airport is an alternative choice for those on a tighter budget. Departing from Komtar Shopping Centre in George Town, the bus fare will cost travellers only RM3. However, travellers should set aside enough time as it will take on average 45 minutes to reach the airport depending on traffic conditions.
Penang International Airport information
Penang International Airport is located 16km away from George Town and is a single terminal airport serving all flights. Being a small airport, choices for both duty-free and dining are extremely limited. It is recommended for travellers to grab a bite to eat before heading to the airport for your Penang to Ho Chi Minh City cheap flights. There is complimentary WiFi available for travellers to use in most public areas of the airport. A prayer room is also available.
Arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
Upon arrival, you can take a pre-arranged private or shared airport transfer via Skyscanner to reach the city centre. Alternatively, if you decide to take a taxi, Mai Linh is a reputable private taxi company. The fare to hotels located in city centre (District 1) should cost a maximum of VND 300,000 (RM 54) which includes all road tolls and airport surcharge of VND 10,000 (RM2). The journey should take on average 45 minutes depending on traffic situation.
If there are no taxis from Mai Linh company available and taking a public taxi is your only option, ensure that the taxi run on meter-fare to avoid being scammed. An approximate cost for public taxis to take you from the airport to District 1 should be between VND 170,000 - VND 200,000 (RM 30 - RM 35), exclusive of airport surcharge and road tolls.
Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) Information
Tan Son Nhat International Airport has two terminals dedicated to their domestic and international flights respectively. There is a wide variety of restaurants and duty free options available. However, travellers should take note that there are no 24 hours dining or convenience stores open as most shops close at 11pm. There is complimentary unlimited WiFi offered in both terminals. No prayer rooms are available for travellers in the airport.
Ho Chi Minh City Recommendations
While in Ho Chi Minh city, be sure to check out places like the reunification palace, the war remnants museum, Saigon opera house and Notre Dame cathedral. Another must-see is the Cu Chi Tunnels and we recommend dedicating a day to this to fully immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture and history.
Useful Ho Chi Minh City Travel Information
What is the time difference between Penang and Ho Chi Minh City?
Ho Chi Minh City (UTC+07:00) is an hour behind Penang (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. Travellers planning a trip from Penang to Ho Chi Minh City should take note that between June to October is the city’s rainy 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 5,574.64 (As of 26 November 2018)
What is the average cost of a hotel room in Ho Chi Minh City?
The average cost of a hotel room is between RM150 - RM500 per night. Looking for hotel rooms after booking your Penang to Ho Chi Minh City cheap flight? Look no further, Skyscanner also helps travellers when searching and comparing hotel rooms in Ho Chi Minh City.
Ho Chi Minh City visa requirement for Malaysians
Citizens of Malaysia planning a trip from Penang to Ho Chi Minh City for tourism reasons are not required to apply for a visa for a stay of less than 30 days. Your passport will be required to have a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of entering.
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Information is accurate as of 26 November 2018
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