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Taxi at Ho Chi Minh City airport

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Taxi at Ho Chi Minh City airport

Arriving at 9.00pm HCMC Airport in June. What is the best way to get to District 1 without being ripped off by taxi drivers? Is there a coupon system for destinations where you pay at a counter and then take the taxi. Otherwise is there a particular taxi company to use? Many thanks.

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1. Re: Taxi at Ho Chi Minh City airport

Do a search in the box above it has loads of info for you.

pacific palms
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2. Re: Taxi at Ho Chi Minh City airport

There are taxi booths but not at 9 I dont think. Walk right through to the kerbside, and look for the Taxi Marshall. Ask for a Mai Linh or Vinasun and NOTHING else. That way you wont get ripped off. You may have to wait as I dont think the Marshall gets a kickback from these 2 respected companies.

The taxi fare should be up to $8 and you dont pay anything else.

Cheers Ross

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3. Re: Taxi at Ho Chi Minh City airport

you can catch up with taxi such as Mai Linh, Vinasun or Tan Son Nhat Airport taxi.8-10$ is okay from Tan Son Nhat airport to hotel Distric 1. If you do not catch taxi, you can arrange airport transfer service by hotel that you have booked.

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4. Re: Taxi at Ho Chi Minh City airport

Take Vinasun or Mai Lihn taxi at the airport.. don't buy pre-paid vouchers because they will rip you off and take the metered ones instead..

Cheers

Edited: 5:55 am, April 30, 2012
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5. Re: Taxi at Ho Chi Minh City airport

Agree with Mai Lihn or Vinasun! The prepaid system is a rip off. To avoid the queues at the international terminal turn right on exiting and walk to the domestic terminal and catch a taxi. That way you avoid the queues and touts!

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6. Re: Taxi at Ho Chi Minh City airport

Thanks to all those who replied. I've taken note of the best taxis to take to District 1.

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7. Re: Taxi at Ho Chi Minh City airport

is it easy to get a car for 6 persons at the airport? what are charges like? and what time does their service counter close?

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8. Re: Taxi at Ho Chi Minh City airport

The desk hours are irregular. If the counter is unattended go upstairs to the departures lounge where you can pick up a Mai Linh Taxi from the rank.

Alternatively there will be Mai Linh taxis in the taxi park opposite the arrivals terminal.

There are 7 seat taxis and the cost should not exceed 175,000 Dong including the airport toll.

Cheers Ross

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9. Re: Taxi at Ho Chi Minh City airport

I think you've already got the info you were looking for but it would have been better to post this in the HCMC forum.

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