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About Flights to Ho Chi Minh City

Summary info about Ho Chi Minh City flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$349

Best Round-Trip Price

$732

Fastest flight time

20h 15m

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3 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Ho Chi Minh City from United States in the last 72 hours is $349 (Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh City).
The best round-trip flight price to Ho Chi Minh City from United States in the last 72 hours is $732 (San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City).
The fastest flight to Ho Chi Minh City from United States takes 20h 15m (San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City).
There are 3 airlines operating flights to Ho Chi Minh City, including American Airlines, Japan Airlines and Korean Air.

Cheapest flights to Ho Chi Minh City airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Ho Chi Minh City airports from your nearest city or airport
Los Angeles
Ho Chi Minh City

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Ho Chi Minh City

Los Angeles (LAX) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

Typically, flights to Ho Chi Minh City from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh City, which has an average price of $997

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY FROM LOS ANGELESAugust25% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh City costs on average just $744 in August
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY FROM LOS ANGELESFebruary38% more expensiveIt costs about $1,376 for flights to Ho Chi Minh City from Los Angeles in February
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY FROM LOS ANGELESMay353% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Ho Chi Minh City from Los Angeles in May than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Ho Chi Minh City?

Any time of the year is nice to visit Ho Chi Minh City. Once referred to as the “Pearl of the Orient,” this breathtaking destination has pleasant year-round climate and rarely sees harsh storms. If looking for the best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City, go for the dry season over the wet. The dry season runs from December – April, but it is also the hottest. You can expect average temperatures of 82 degrees Fahrenheit and peak temperatures of 102 degrees Fahrenheit in April. December experiences high humidity; therefore, if you are not one for heat and sticky weather, stick to January – April when the moisture in the air gradually declines. For the activity calendar, you see peaks of events for Christmas and New Year’s in the city. Hotels have colorful decorations during this time of year. Lunar Year, which is January – February, is when most stores close down and airlines are overbooked. Therefore, you must plan and book ahead of time if you are eager to visit during this time.

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Ho Chi Minh City for $19/person, which is 98% cheaper than the average flight to Ho Chi Minh City. To find the cheapest price to Ho Chi Minh City from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

In general, August is the cheapest month to fly from United States to Ho Chi Minh City. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $856. If you’re not able to fly to Ho Chi Minh City in August, then November is your next best option. Flight prices from United States to Ho Chi Minh City during November average around $859.

The ideal time to book your flight to Ho Chi Minh City is 60 days in advance when prices tend to average $1,046. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as $732.

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Ho Chi Minh City is on a Monday when prices can be found for as low as $1,028. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Sunday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday is $1,217.

Our data shows that the cheapest United States to Ho Chi Minh City flights are usually those with departure times in the evening. Our users have found flights to Ho Chi Minh City in the evening for as low as $1,021. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Ho Chi Minh City is in the afternoon when prices are around $1,286.

When planning your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, it is important to be aware that some months are not as ideal as others. Specifically, the months of May, June, or July could carry a higher chance of rain, as Ho Chi Minh City sees up to 5.1 inches or more. There are still things to do in Ho Chi Minh City even when it's raining, but be aware that rain is highly probable in the area. Those looking for a great museum with interesting exhibits should take time out of their trip to Ho Chi Minh City to go see War Remnants Museum. War Remnants Museum is particularly popular with tourists when the weather in Ho Chi Minh City is not ideal. Shopping centers like Ben Thanh Market are very popular destinations for those visiting the Ho Chi Minh City area. Ben Thanh Market is a great place to go if you’re looking to spend some time inside.

San Khau Kich Hong Van Superbowl is a great amusement park that is often visited by tourists and locals in Ho Chi Minh City. Amusement parks and waterparks are often most enjoyable when the weather is 70 degrees fahrenheit or more and the chance of rain is moderate at most. With that in mind, consider planning your flight to Ho Chi Minh City for November if these attractions interest you or your family.

Can Tho Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

The cheapest airport near Ho Chi Minh City is typically Can Tho Airport with an average price of $965/person. These prices vary based on where travelers are coming from. It is suggested that travelers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.



Ho Chi Minh City flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Ho Chi Minh City found recently by users on momondo
Korean Air
Sep 28
SFO8:40 amSan Francisco
34h 00m
1 stop
SGN6:40 pmHo Chi Minh City
Oct 25
SGN9:55 amHo Chi Minh City
34h 45m
1 stop
SFO8:40 pmSan Francisco
Korean Air
Oct 6
SFO8:40 amSan Francisco
19h 25m
1 stop
SGN4:05 amHo Chi Minh City
Oct 27
SGN7:45 pmHo Chi Minh City
24h 55m
1 stop
SFO8:40 pmSan Francisco
Korean Air
Sep 13
SFO8:40 amSan Francisco
34h 00m
1 stop
SGN6:40 pmHo Chi Minh City
Sep 20
SGN9:55 amHo Chi Minh City
34h 45m
1 stop
SFO8:40 pmSan Francisco
Korean Air
Nov 17
SFO6:30 amSan Francisco
20h 20m
1 stop
SGN2:50 amHo Chi Minh City
Nov 26
SGN3:15 amHo Chi Minh City
16h 10m
1 stop
SFO7:25 pmSan Francisco
Korean Air
Oct 31
SFO8:30 amSan Francisco
20h 20m
1 stop
SGN4:50 amHo Chi Minh City
Nov 30
SGN3:15 amHo Chi Minh City
16h 10m
1 stop
SFO7:25 pmSan Francisco
Korean Air
Oct 25
SFO8:40 amSan Francisco
20h 15m
1 stop
SGN4:55 amHo Chi Minh City
Nov 15
SGN3:15 amHo Chi Minh City
16h 10m
1 stop
SFO7:25 pmSan Francisco

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Ho Chi Minh City

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Ho Chi Minh City, view some of our deals below provided by American Airlines and Japan Airlines
Japan Airlines
Dec 7
LAX7:30 amLos Angeles
26h 20m
1 stop
SGN9:50 amHo Chi Minh City
Japan Airlines
Oct 11
SFO7:50 amSan Francisco
27h 25m
1 stop
SGN11:15 amHo Chi Minh City
Japan Airlines
Sep 13
SFO8:05 amSan Francisco
27h 10m
1 stop
SGN11:15 amHo Chi Minh City

Which airlines fly to Ho Chi Minh City?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Ho Chi Minh City

Which airlines fly to Ho Chi Minh City?

Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Korean Air and China Eastern are the most popular airlines that fly from United States to Ho Chi Minh City on a routine basis, according to our data. You should be able to find flights to Ho Chi Minh City with these airlines and other airlines flying from United States.

Emirates Flights to Ho Chi Minh City

5 Emirates flights head to Ho Chi Minh City on average each week. Most will be flying from Dubai Intl to Ho Chi Minh City, the most popular route that Emirates operates to Ho Chi Minh City. Prices vary based on when and where you fly from - the cheapest Emirates flight to Ho Chi Minh City found in the past 3 days on momondo was $1,026, departing from Boston Logan Intl. Emirates is the most popular choice on momondo for this route and has been scored 8.6/10 by 122 of our users.

Turkish Airlines Flights to Ho Chi Minh City

Turkish Airlines (8.3/10, 128 reviews) is also a popular choice for flights to Ho Chi Minh City, with deals from as low as $643 from Boston Logan Intl, round-trip. With 2 Turkish Airlines flights to Ho Chi Minh City on average each week, prices can vary significantly by origin and availability.


Airports near Ho Chi Minh City

Below you will find all the airports in Ho Chi Minh City along with the distance from the city center

Tan Son Nhat International Airport (HCMC)

Tan Son Nhat International Airport is the gateway into Southern Vietnam. It is just 4 miles from city center and has an astounding flight capacity that can take on as many as 10 million passengers annually. The Arrivals terminal at the airport has an information desk, currency exchange counter, and access to public transportation. While staffers here are friendly, many do not speak English; therefore, you may want to pick up a few basic local words in case you have questions as you land and find your way out of the airport into the city.

Taxi

The main taxi queue is on your left, immediately after you exit the main doors and onto the ground floor of the airport. When you get into the vehicle, make sure to request that the driver starts the meter. On average, you will pay 150,000 – 170,000 VND for District 1, which is the city center and where most hotels are located in the city. You will need to pay 10,000 VND for the airport surcharge. The Mai Linh taxi company offers a single city center trip at approximately 300,000 VND, which includes all tolls.

Bus

The air-conditioned airport bus, #152, is the most affordable and safest way to get into city center, which is Pham Ngu Lao Street. It costs 5,000 VND per person with a 5,000 VND fee per bag. The bus leaves every 15 minutes and you need exact change to board.

Ride Share

Uber operates in the city and is generally cheaper than taxi services. Rates during low traffic times cost approximately 100,000 VND and include the airport fee.

Car Rentals

Car rental agencies in the area come with a driver, because no rental services can legally allow self-driving for international visitors. You are required to pay for all fuel, which costs approximately 20,500 VND per liter of unleaded gasoline. Given the traffic, you will appreciate having an experienced driver help you move around the city center area.


Popular routes to Ho Chi Minh City

Most frequently searched flights to Ho Chi Minh City along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time19h 55m
Cheapest price$743
San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time15h 30m
Cheapest price$732
Houston to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time25h 55m
Cheapest price$861
San Jose to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time23h 45m
Cheapest price$749
Seattle to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time21h 50m
Cheapest price$781
Dallas to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time28h 25m
Cheapest price$912
New York to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time20h 55m
Cheapest price$760
Ontario to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time24h 30m
Cheapest price$878
Chicago to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time21h 15m
Cheapest price$856
Boston to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time22h 30m
Cheapest price$826
Atlanta to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time24h 00m
Cheapest price$1,021
Washington, D.C. to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time24h 52m
Cheapest price$877
Portland to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time23h 20m
Cheapest price$938
San Diego to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time18h 25m
Cheapest price$748
Honolulu to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time23h 40m
Cheapest price$857
Phoenix to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time24h 00m
Cheapest price$755
Charlotte to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time26h 00m
Cheapest price$937
Minneapolis to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time25h 10m
Cheapest price$1,007
Denver to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time25h 45m
Cheapest price$877
Tampa to Ho Chi Minh City Flights
Fastest flight time26h 55m
Cheapest price$1,104

How to travel around Ho Chi Minh City

Like most cities in Vietnam, the traffic is heavy in Ho Chi Minh City. Luckily, you can still get around, explore the major attractions, and not spend hours waiting in lines.

Taxi

Taking a taxi is one of the easiest ways to get around the city, and in District 1 you can usually travel to anywhere for approximately 10,000 – 15,000 VND and 6,000 VND per kilometer thereafter. Popular taxi companies in the area include Mai Linh Taxi and Vinasun.

Motorcycle Taxi

If you are up for the adventure, the motorcycle taxi lets you weave in and out of the traffic, skip the lines, and get from one point to another much faster. It is also an inexpensive way to travel in the city, costing approximately 25,000 VND per hour. Rental companies provide you with a helmet for safety.

Cyclo

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the city on the cyclo. While a slowly diminishing form of travel in the city, you can find them near landmarks, temples, and other tourist attractions. The hourly rental rate is approximately 20,000 VND. Cyclos can seat 1 – 2 people per bike.

Bus

Air-conditioned and non-air conditioned buses are available throughout the city center. Look for the buses with the white and green exterior, which have air conditioning and tickets for as little as 300 VND. Major bus terminals are close to the main attractions too.

Metro

In the future, the HCMC Metro will let you avoid the chaos above ground and quickly get from one area to another. While not functional yet, it is expected to open its doors in 2020.


Visa requirements for visiting Ho Chi Minh City

U.S. nationals require a visa to visit Ho Chi Minh City. For details, please check the Vietnam Visa website.


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Best things to do and see in Ho Chi Minh City

Things to do and places of interest in Ho Chi Minh City

No matter how long you are planning to stay, you will see very easily that Ho Chi Minh City has earned its name and tourist popularity for a reason. While small, it is incredibly packed with activities and attractions. While you are here, try as many foods as possible and taste the local cuisine. You are exposed to authentic, real-deal Vietnamese fare. As far as sightseeing goes, here are a few attractions to prioritize on your itinerary:

  • Shopping is a popular activity in the city, especially if you are enthusiastic about bargains. Make a trip to the famous shopping malls, including Parkson and Diamond Plaza. Then, head over to the Ben Thanh Market where you find souvenirs, local goods, and a variety of items available for bargain shopping.
  • For a small city, the art and museum culture is plentiful. The War Remnants Museum details the effects of the 30-year war between the U.S. and Vietnam, and is a popular tourist attraction. You must also check out the Cu Chi Tunnels, which let you experience what it was like as a soldier in the elaborate, winding underground network.
  • The temples of Vietnam are breathtaking in their colors and distinct architecture. The Cao Dai Temple is the revered center for Cao Dai faith (a combination of Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism). You also have the Jade Emperor Pagoda, which is one of the most revered temples of the city. The Mariamman Hindu Temple is a community base for those practicing Hinduism, and it is open daily. Lastly, you have the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, which was constructed in the 1880s by French colonists and is beautifully preserved to this day.
  • You might not think much of it at first, but the Central Post Office in the city is quite the sight. It boasts a combination of French and Vietnamese architecture and still functions as the city’s main post office.
  • Visit the Reunification Palace, which is the place where the North Vietnamese claimed their victory over the United States. The Palace almost appears frozen in time, and you can take tours of the Palace to find secret rooms, command bunkers, and many other exciting features from its adventurous past.

Tips and tricks for visiting Ho Chi Minh City

Street vendors are seen throughout the city and can be quite pushy. For the most part, Ho Chi Minh City is quite safe for American tourists. However, there are a few important tips to keep in mind while visiting this city:

Avoid certain areas

While small, there are some neighborhoods in the city it may be best to avoid, especially at night. Avoid the Tan Binh District, 23rd September Park, and Hoa Binh Park at night. Prostitution and drug use along with robbery are the type of crimes that thrive in these neighborhoods.

Avoid the heavy traffic times

Traffic runs heavily from 7 – 9 am and 5 – 7 pm, much like in the U.S. when people are heading to and returning from work. As a tourist, you want to avoid taking taxis or riding bikes during these hours, because locals are in a hurry and rarely keep an eye out for you as they wind their way through the busy roads.

Be prepared for some smells

The eating and drinking places of Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe Canal are exciting, but also tend to have a foul odor that can be quite overwhelming if you are not used to it. While the HCMC Zoo is exciting, be aware that the facilities are outdated and some tourists have reported poor conditions for the animals and their cages, along with smells that can be quite unpleasant.


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