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Flights to Ho Chi Minh City in 2023

Find the latest flights to Ho Chi Minh City in 2023, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 623,358 searches and data was last updated on 8 December 2023.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

August

Average price

$1,369

Return from

$427

One-way from

$233
High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average for return flights in December 2023
From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Ho Chi Minh City
One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

Average price of flights to Ho Chi Minh City by month

Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh City by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Ho Chi Minh City is currently 0 while a return flight costs 0. Price data was last updated on 3 December 2023.

Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Ho Chi Minh City (average of $381). Flying to Ho Chi Minh City in December will prove the most costly (average of $688). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

$913

February

$745

March

$688

April

$662

May

$662

June

$803

July

$747

August

$650

September

$724

October

$580

November

$650

December

$1,047

Reviews of airlines servicing Ho Chi Minh City

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Ho Chi Minh City. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Reviews last updated 8 December 2023.
See what other customers who have flown with VietJet Air, Malaysia Airlines and Scoot to Ho Chi Minh City have to say. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.5
Very Good
4 reviews

Overall

8.5

Boarding

9.0

Crew

9.0

Food

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Entertainment

8.5

Reviews

1 / 1

Pros: It was a newer model of the plane that I flew out with and it showed. Excellent interior, food was better than the previous flight. Very comfortable and functional for each individual . Crew were fantastic in there dealings with the passengers Overall a very pleasant experience

Cons: The inflight entertainment was not as good as I expected. To the extent there wasn’t anything that I wanted to watch as I’d seen the only 2 films that I wanted to watch in my previous long haul leg. TV series were severely lacking in choice as was the latest movies.

8.5
Very Good
4 reviews
8.5
Very Good
4 reviews

Overall

8.5

Boarding

9.0

Crew

9.0

Food

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Entertainment

8.5

Reviews

1 / 1

Pros: It was a newer model of the plane that I flew out with and it showed. Excellent interior, food was better than the previous flight. Very comfortable and functional for each individual . Crew were fantastic in there dealings with the passengers Overall a very pleasant experience

Cons: The inflight entertainment was not as good as I expected. To the extent there wasn’t anything that I wanted to watch as I’d seen the only 2 films that I wanted to watch in my previous long haul leg. TV series were severely lacking in choice as was the latest movies.

8.4
Very Good
15 reviews
8.5
Very Good
4 reviews

Overall

8.5

Boarding

9.0

Crew

9.0

Food

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Entertainment

8.5

Reviews

1 / 1

Pros: It was a newer model of the plane that I flew out with and it showed. Excellent interior, food was better than the previous flight. Very comfortable and functional for each individual . Crew were fantastic in there dealings with the passengers Overall a very pleasant experience

Cons: The inflight entertainment was not as good as I expected. To the extent there wasn’t anything that I wanted to watch as I’d seen the only 2 films that I wanted to watch in my previous long haul leg. TV series were severely lacking in choice as was the latest movies.

8.0
Very Good
1 review
8.5
Very Good
4 reviews

Overall

8.5

Boarding

9.0

Crew

9.0

Food

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Entertainment

8.5

Reviews

1 / 1

Pros: It was a newer model of the plane that I flew out with and it showed. Excellent interior, food was better than the previous flight. Very comfortable and functional for each individual . Crew were fantastic in there dealings with the passengers Overall a very pleasant experience

Cons: The inflight entertainment was not as good as I expected. To the extent there wasn’t anything that I wanted to watch as I’d seen the only 2 films that I wanted to watch in my previous long haul leg. TV series were severely lacking in choice as was the latest movies.

7.5
Good
184 reviews
8.5
Very Good
4 reviews

Overall

8.5

Boarding

9.0

Crew

9.0

Food

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Entertainment

8.5

Reviews

1 / 1

Pros: It was a newer model of the plane that I flew out with and it showed. Excellent interior, food was better than the previous flight. Very comfortable and functional for each individual . Crew were fantastic in there dealings with the passengers Overall a very pleasant experience

Cons: The inflight entertainment was not as good as I expected. To the extent there wasn’t anything that I wanted to watch as I’d seen the only 2 films that I wanted to watch in my previous long haul leg. TV series were severely lacking in choice as was the latest movies.

7.3
Good
65 reviews
8.5
Very Good
4 reviews

Overall

8.5

Boarding

9.0

Crew

9.0

Food

9.0

Comfort

8.5

Entertainment

8.5

Reviews

1 / 1

Pros: It was a newer model of the plane that I flew out with and it showed. Excellent interior, food was better than the previous flight. Very comfortable and functional for each individual . Crew were fantastic in there dealings with the passengers Overall a very pleasant experience

Cons: The inflight entertainment was not as good as I expected. To the extent there wasn’t anything that I wanted to watch as I’d seen the only 2 films that I wanted to watch in my previous long haul leg. TV series were severely lacking in choice as was the latest movies.

Average temperature in Ho Chi Minh City by month

Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh City by selecting the month that matches your preferred temperature. April sees the highest average temperature while January sees the lowest average temperature. Temperature data was last updated on 3 December 2023.

SGN

Temperature

26 - 30 °C

Average rainfall in Ho Chi Minh City by month

Keep in mind the precipitation totals in Ho Chi Minh City by selecting the month that matches your preferred temperature. Ho Chi Minh City sees an average of 157.50 precipitation per year with the most occurring in September. Precipitation data was last updated on 3 December 2023.

SGN

Rainfall

0 - 340 mm

When is the best time to book a flight to Ho Chi Minh City?

The best time to book flights to Ho Chi Minh City is 15 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Ho Chi Minh City?

At the moment, Thursday is the most economical day to take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Ho Chi Minh City?

Flights at midday are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Flights in the morning are usually the most expensive.

When to fly

Peak Season:

The dry season December through March, is the best time to book flights to Ho Chi Minh City as the rainfall is significantly less. The crowds start arriving in November and stay until April.

Reservations for Tet, the lunar New Year, must be made far in advance. Even though most businesses close for the holiday, including museums and shops, it is the most celebrated event in Vietnam. A running of events take place to celebrate the occasion through grand and impressive displays such as fireworks and street processions. It is tradition in Vietnam for the locals to dress in their finest clothing and visit relatives and friends. The holiday lasts for a week and falls between January 19 and February 20.

Off Season:

The wet season is humid and hot, but the showers tend to be short. If you book your flights to Ho Chi Minh in May, the city will be celebrating their former president, Ho Chi Minh’s, birthday as he was a crucial figure of authority in helping gain freedom for the natives of Vietnam. On 19th May the city hosts an array of events throughout the day which will see large crowds gather in the streets on this special and key national holiday.

Late autumn is a particularly nice time to visit southern Vietnam. The end of the high season, March to April, can also be somewhat less crowded.

Why visit

Travellers booking cheap flights to Ho Chi Minh City are sometimes taken aback once they land. The city, often called HCMC, is bustling and buzzing and sometimes feels as if it is bursting at the seams. The city centre is filled with street vendors, cafés and family-owned souvenir shops all eager to make a living and stay afloat. But stay alert while you’re wandering between them or you’ll wind up flat on the street: Ho Chi Minh City’s chaos is fuelled by some three million motorbikes that run the streets on a daily basis.

Located on the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City is home to more than eight million people and is Vietnam’s commercial and industrial centre. Known as Saigon until 1970, its old name is still frequently used by tourists and locals. The city has a turbulent past, and evidence of its many periods can be seen in the architecture: a mixture of French-colonialism, pagodas and temples and Communist-style concrete blocks. The city is much younger than the venerable Hanoi, only growing to a significant size in the 17th century. It is an expansion that carries on today; the erection of modern blocks and skyscrapers constantly takes place throughout the city, adding to the general noise, chaos and sense of movement.

Ho Chi Minh City climate

Ho Chi Minh City is in the tropics and close to the ocean, making the city hot and humid year-round. November through January are the coolest months with temperatures reaching the low to mid-20s. February through April the temperature rises to 32 degrees. Then it goes down to the high 20s during the rainy season.December to March is the dry season with the least amount of rain and humidity. The rain starts in May and is heavy from June to August with sudden but short showers. The typhoon season is July to November.

Getting around Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is considered by many visitors to have the world’s worst traffic… Deal with it as little as possible by taking a taxi. Just make sure the meter is running. Agree to a fare ahead of time if the meter is nowhere to be found. 

Motorcycle taxis can also be hailed. They run off of an hourly rate which you can negotiate. Tour operators or travel agents can help you arrange for a car and driver to take you around for the day. If you’re taking a short trip, a cyclo (pedicab) is a good way to get around. There are no meters though, so negotiate a fare before you board. Many drivers speak English and are available for hire as tour guides as well. They will wait for you at your destination and can pick you up the next day, too. 

If you’re really feeling brave, you can rent bikes, mopeds or motorcycles, but you’ll be on your own with the chaotic traffic. 

A nice way to slow down and escape from the chaos is to hire a boat and view Ho Chi Minh City from the river.

Getting downtown from the airport

Minibuses and metered taxis are available for transport from the Ho Chi Minh City airport (SGN) to the city centre. Make sure the driver is wearing an official name badge and that the meter is on. Most hotels can arrange transport for arriving passengers, but visitors should organise this in advance.

What is good to know if travelling to Ho Chi Minh City?

Things to do in Ho Chi MinhOne of the first things most travellers mention about Ho Chi Minh City is the fantastic food. From street sellers to gourmet restaurants, the choices are endless. Buying food from street stalls can be intimidating at first, as it’s so different from the food experience in the West. Take a stroll round the area, have a look to see what food looks fresh and well cooked, follow your nose to the best smells and – as a fail-safe option – see where the locals are eating. Then order, sit down on a small plastic chair and enjoy. Pho – a thin soup – is one of the most popular dishes.The Chu Chi tunnels are a short trip from Ho Chi Minh City and certainly worth visiting. The series of tunnels were used in the Vietnam War to make surprise attacks and to hide. The tunnels stretch out over more than 241km.The Ben Than market is the biggest in the city and has everything under the sun for sale. It is distinguished by its clock tower, with clocks facing in four directions, which has become a symbol of the city.  Come early in the morning to browse or buy food, clothes, jewellery, cooking utensils, arts and crafts or pretty much anything else you can think of. The busiest days at the market are Friday and Saturday when the crowds can become intense and the prices you’re charged may be higher than the rest of the week. Whenever you visit, though, make sure you haggle hard for your purchases.Ho Chi Minh City is a city on wheels. It can seem as if everyone is on a motorbike or cyclo. Crossing the road may seem terrifying – make sure to keep walking and don’t suddenly stop and the traffic should avoid you. For the brave, hiring a motorcycle and joining the fray is a way to feel like a local.

How popular are flights to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) this year?

Searches for flights to Ho Chi Minh City have seen an increase of 198% this year.

What does SGN mean?

SGN is a unique code, commonly called an IATA code, used in the aviation industry to identify airports. This code, along with many others, are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association). A SGN flight refers to a flight to Ho Chi Minh City Airport.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Ho Chi Minh City?

Booking a flight to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) is your only option if you intend on flying to Ho Chi Minh City. It is only a 7.3 km journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Ho Chi Minh City’s city centre. SGN handles an average of 2 flights per day from Sydney. You should also have a few airline options to choose from. 17 airlines have flights to Ho Chi Minh City from Sydney.

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