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About Nha Trang Airport

Nha Trang Airport, which was established in the city of Nha Trang by the French Forces in Vietnam in 1949, was known as Base Aerienne in that period. Shortly after its opening, it was transformed into a training base for pilots who were planned to serve in the Vietnam Air Force and was used for military purposes for a long time. The airport, which was controlled by the American Air Force during the Vietnam War and was positioned as a military base and tactical center, was transferred to the Vietnam administration in 1975. Nha Trang Airport, which was opened to civil and military flights after this period, is today closed to air traffic.

Getting to the City Center from Nha Trang Airport

Nha Trang Airport is closed to commercial flights. This is why, Cam Ranh Airport, 30 kilometers from the city center, is used to reach the city and the closeby regions. The distance between Cam Ranh Airport, one of the four biggest airports of Vietnam, and the center of Nha Trang is 30 kilometers. After landing to the airport, you can take a bus to travel to Nha Trang or to other parts of Vietnam, rent a car from the terminal of Cam Ranh Airport or use one of the other options such as private shuttles and reach the center of Nha Trang. Flights to cities like Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Hanoi, as well as important centers of Russia are operated from the airport.

Transportation in Vietnam is generally not expensive. However, especially taxis can be more costly in long distances compared to buses and other means of public transportation. You can get to the center of Nha Trang without needing a transfer with means of public transport such as buses, or you can prefer renting a car or taking a taxi as a more expensive option.


You can choose to get to Nha Trang city center by taking a bus from Cam Ranh Airport terminal after a 30-minute ride. Taking a bus is also one of the cheapest and most affordable alternatives you can choose in Vietnam for traveling from the airport to the center. The ticket fare varies on average from 30.000 to 40.000 Vietnam Dong for a single passenger. You can get your bus ticket at the airport terminal. The buses depart from the airport at predetermined times and take their passengers to Nha Trang. As an alternative to the bus, you can take a taxi from in front of Cam Ranh Airport, but remember that taxi fares can be much higher.


One of the most preferred means of transportation for those passengers travelling from Cam Ranh Airport to Nha Trang is taxis. Taxis can also be considered as one of the most comfortable vehicles you can use in this one-hour journey from the airport to Naha Trang. While taxi fares are not very high among Vietnam, going to the center of Nha Trang from the airport is costly because of the long distance between the two. You should consider paying an average of 250.000 – 300.000 Vietnam Dongs to the taxi that you would take from the terminal of Cam Ranh Airport to get to the center of Nha Trang. This amount is equivalent to about 12-13 US dollars. Although it would not be considered a high fare for many countries, it is quite expensive in Vietnam standards. By trying to find passengers to share the taxi with before leaving the terminal of Cam Ranh Aairport, you can share the fare that you would pay and thus evaluate your chances of traveling to the center of Nha Trang or by other points you want to reach by paying less. .

Car Rental

Those local car rental companies located in and around the airport offer different alternatives to those passengers willing to go until Nha Trang with a rental car. The journey to Nha Trang after leaving the terminal with your rental car would last around one hour. The duration of the journey with a rental car is less than compared to journey with bus. You can reach the center of Nha Trang by renting a car from the airport at the same duration with a taxi.

Private Shuttle

Private shuttles can be considered as another alternative to get to Nha Trang and other points from Cam Ranh International Airport. Private shuttles are usually operated by private companies or hotels. The journey with a shuttle might last about 25-35 minutes depending on the route.

Last Updated: 05 Sep 2017
Getting to Nha Trang Airport from the City Center

Nha Trang Airport, which is close to the center of Nha Trang city, is not used for flights for a while. Those who want to travel to different parts of Vietnam and the rest of the world by leaving the city center may prefer Cam Ranh International Airport, which is located about 30 kilometers outside the city. When traveling from Nha Trang city center to Cam Ranh Airport, you can take advantage of affordable buses, use the more costly but more convenient and faster taxis, or complete your trip to the airport by choosing alternatives such as airport shuttle and rental car.


Traveling to Cam Ranh Airport by buses departing from the city center is the most convenient and cheapest transportation alternative, with fares ranging from 30.000 to 40.000 Vietnam Dong. Buses departing from the center of the city take their passengers to the front of Cam Ranh Airport terminal in about 40-45 minutes. You can purchase your ticket for the bus from the sales points in the city center or on the bus with the local currency. The most important disadvantage of buses compared to taxis and other vehicles is that they only depart from certain points, and as a result, it is difficult to carry your stuff from many points of Nha Trang to the bus stop. You can get off the bus at the terminal and go directly to Cam Ranh Airport.


Taxis are among the first choices, especially of foreign visitors, when travelling from Nha Trang to Cam Ranh International Airport. The comfortable taxi ride from the city center to Cam Ranh International Airport takes about 30 minutes. The fare that you would pay for this ride is about 300.000 Vietnam Dong; this is an amount that can be considered high in Vietnam standards. This corresponds to around 13 USD. If you do not have heavy suitcases with you to carry along to Cam Ranh International Airport, keep in mind that you can share the cab with other passengers going in the same direction and thus reduce the fare you would pay, but still have a comfortable ride.

Car Rental

Although the city center is not rich in terms of car rental options, there are a few alternatives, including especially local rental companies. If you rent your car in Nha Trang, you can follow the airport signs that you can see along the way to travel to Cam Ranh International Airport. If you prefer renting your car from one of the car rental offices at or around the airport, you can easily deliver your car at the airport after arriving at the terminal and take your flight from here. The large car park located at the terminal of Cam Ranh International Airport provides for passengers arriving by rental or private vehicle slots that can be used on an hourly, daily and weekly basis.

Private Shuttles

Another alternative to get to Cam Ranh International Airport directly from the center of Nha Trang is the private shuttles, which are usually preferred by those going to the airport with their families or in large groups. Those staying at a hotel in or around the city center can also make benefit of the private shuttles. In order to do this, you should inform your hotel about the date and hour of the day you will be travelling at and the number of total passengers, and benefit a fast journey to Cam Ranh airport with these comfortable vehicles by asking one to pick you up from your hotel. Thanks to the affordable fares, private shuttles are also among the preferred means of transportation by the local people. Thus, travelling with a private shuttle also offers you to get to know the local people better.

Airport Information

Nha Trang Airport serving Nha Trang is not being used for flights for a while. Those who want to travel to different parts of Vietnam and the rest of the world by leaving the city center may prefer Cam Ranh International Airport, which is located about 30 kilometers from the city. It is possible to spend your time at Cam Ranh International Airport by tasting delicious Vietnamese-style food, trying sweets or enjoying hot and cold drinks. The airport does not offer very rich alternatives with regards to main courses. For this reason, it is recommended for you to eat your proper meal before leaving the city center and then travel to the airport. The Cam Ranh International Airport, which is a hosting ticket sales offices, cafeterias, souvenir shops and relaxation areas, welcomes every year passengers who want to travel directly to many destinations in and out of Vietnam. Regular flights from the airport to Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in the country and outside Vietnam to cities such as Russia's Vladivostok, Habarovsk and Novosibirsk are operated.

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2017

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