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Arriving in Ho Chi Minh at 1230 am

  • nickolt

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    25th October, 2010
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    My bf and I will be travelling through SE Asia this Jan through May. We have a flight booked from Manila into Ho Chi Minh. The only problem is that our flight lands at 1230 am in HCM. How safe/advisable is it to take a taxi into the city at this time ? Would it just be better to hang out in the airport till daylight? We will be booking our hostel ahead of time so that it wont be a problem finding somewhere to stay. Just not sure if taking a taxi at that time is going to be safe or if the airport security will even let us stay in the airport until morning.

    Thanks for any advice and help !

    #1 Posted: 28/12/2010 - 13:39

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  • PhongVietnam

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    27th December, 2010
    Posts: 6


    Just ask your hotel to arrange a pick up. Should not stay at the airport until daylight as you might be tired after the long flight.


    #2 Posted: 28/12/2010 - 16:02

  • nickolt

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    hmm we are planning to stay in a hostel, dont think those would arrange airport pickup unless anyone knows of one that does ?

    #3 Posted: 28/12/2010 - 21:24

  • JiroIsCount-

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    23rd December, 2010
    Posts: 24

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Hello Nickolt,

    Seems you will be arriving from a cebu p. flight.
    I've tried that before and arrive around 1am in TSN Airport in HCMC (Saigon City) and ride a taxi going to Bui Vien,Dist. 1.....Taking a taxi will not be a major problem. I suggest you pick either Mai Lin or Vina Sun taxis. They have some staff outside the airport (at a taxi stand), ask for a taxi and they will radio one for you...Some taxis we really dont trust, due to many complaints we heard from others..... Write the address of the hotel in a paper, most of the taxi drivers dont speak english.... dont stay in the airport...it will not be convenient for you....one more thing i must add, if you ride those taxis i mentioned get the number of the taxi (the one posted infront of the window near the dashboard-incase you forgot something, your hotel can call the company and get your stuff back).....travel safe and enjoy staying in HCMC...

    #4 Posted: 29/12/2010 - 08:06

  • puretravel

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    30th December, 2010
    Posts: 1

    Phone ahead to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh and use their service or get them to recommend a taxi service. Don't stay in the actual terminal, its pretty sparse.

    #5 Posted: 30/12/2010 - 02:05

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