At the airport

At the airport

Before departure, you are required to have your study multi-entry visa to Vietnam.

At the immigration desk, you will need to show your passport, which includes your study multi-entry visa for Vietnam. Please note that the queues are usually long at the immigration counter and generally slow moving. So be patient and take the chance to observe people from different countries entering into Vietnam.

Normally, the immigration official may ask you questions before stamping your passport. Your passport will be returned to you with a stamp from immigration if you meet the visa conditions.

Once through immigration, collect your bags at the baggage carousel. Trolleys are available at no cost. 

As you walk out to the arrivals area, you may need to present your baggage tickets which will be checked against the baggage labels on your suitcases.

You will immediately feel the heat in Vietnam. For this reason, and because your flight may be quite long, be sure to dress comfortably for the trip. Sometimes the weather in Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi is quite different. Make sure you check the weather and temperature at BBC weather or world weather websites prior to your departure to avoid temperature shock. 

Tan Son Nhat airport, Ho Chi Minh city

If you are studying at Saigon South campus, the Ho Chi Minh Airport Guide website is a useful guideline for you to get to know about Tan Son Nhat airport prior to your arrival.

Taxi services from Tan son Nhat airport

If you’ve registered for a airport pick up service, a Buddy (RMIT student), or taxi driver with a welcome board with your name and flight number will meet you at the exit of the arrival area and transport you to the hotel. Otherwise, taxis are readily available.

Refer to recommended taxi companies, and directions

In Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi, travel time from the airport to your hotel will vary depending on your arrival time in Vietnam, however, a general rule of thumb in Ho Chi Minh city is that taxi fares going to Districts 1 and 3 should not cost more than 100,000-150,000VND, while taxi fares to District 7 shouldn’t cost more than 200,000-250,000VND. Mai Linh and Vinasun taxis are metered and are generally trustworthy, so there is no need to negotiate fares before you ride. Naturally, keep an eye on the meter and if in doubt, start asking questions.

Bus service from the airport to city centre

Alternatively, you can get bus 109 from Tan Son Nhat airport to the city center (district 1) which costs around VND 20,000.

Noi Bai airport, Hanoi city

If you are studying at Hanoi campus, the Noi Bai airport website is a useful guideline for you to get to know about Noi Bai airport prior to your arrival.

Taxi services from Noi Bai airport

In Hanoi, taxi fares from the airport to the city centre vary from 290,000 - 350,000VND depending on taxi company, and around 380,000VND approximately 3 kms beyond the city centre.
Refer to recommended taxi companies, and directions.

Bus service from the airport to city centre

Alternatively, you can get bus 07 to Kim Ma bus station or bus 17 to Long Bien bus station which costs around VND 20,000.

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