Saigon Bus 109: Tan Son Nhat Airport – City Center

Saigon Bus 109 is a special airport bus running from Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) to Ho Chi Minh City Center. Bus 109 connects Saigon Airport’s domestic and international terminals with District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon Bus Station.

Saigon Bus 109: Tan Son Nhat Airport – City Center

Airport Bus 109 is currently the best public transportation option for tourists traveling from Ho Chi Minh Airport to the city center. Bus 109 departs from Tan Son Nhat Airport, runs directly to District 1 and ends the journey at Saigon Bus Station, which is located next to 23/9 Park and backpacker district. Traveling on this bus is less time consuming than taking another public bus because there are fewer stops on the route. Buses used on this route are spacious so you can take even big luggage with you.

Saigon Bus 109: Tan Son Nhat Airport – City Center

Saigon Airport Bus 109 Route

The route of Saigon Bus 109 connects Tan Son Nhat Airport and 23/9 Park (Saigon Bus Station). The bus route also passes Ben Thanh Bus Station, making this route very convenient for tourists who are staying in the area around Ben Thanh Market or at Ho Chi Minh City’s backpacker district.

The main bus stops on Saigon Bus 109 route from the airport to city center:

  • Tan Son Nhat Airport International Terminal 2
  • Tan Son Nhat Airport Domestic Terminal 1
  • Truong Son
  • Tran Quoc Hoan
  • Hoang Van Thu
  • Nguyen Van Troi
  • Nam Ky Khoi Nghia
  • Ham Nghi
  • Ben Thanh Bus Station
  • Le Lai
  • 23/9 Park (Saigon Bus Station)

Saigon Bus 109 route on the way back is a bit different so you should double check if you are waiting for the bus at the right bus stop when going back to the airport as. Bus 109 route on the way from Ho Chi Minh City center to Tan Son Nhat Airport:

  • 23/9 Park (Saigon Bus Station)
  • Le Lai
  • Quach Thi Trang
  • Pham Ngu Lao
  • Yersin
  • Tran Hung Dao
  • Ben Thanh Bus Station
  • Ham Nghi
  • Pasteur
  • Vo Thi Sau
  • Nam Ky Khoi Nghia
  • Nguyen Van Troi
  • Phan Dinh Giot
  • Truong Son
  • Tan Son Nhat Airport International Terminal 2

Saigon Bus 109 Route Map

The latest map of Saigon Airport Bus 109 route can be seen in the picture below.

Saigon Bus 109: Tan Son Nhat Airport – City Center

If the route of Saigon Bus 109 is not suitable for you, choose another public bus route starting at Tan Son Nhat Airport. Other public transportation options available at the airport are briefly described here: Tan Son Nhat Airport to City.

Saigon Airport Bus 109 Fare

Saigon Airport bus fare is 20,000 VND (~0.9 USD) per person.

Saigon Bus 109: Tan Son Nhat Airport – City Center

However, this bus fare is applicable only to Bus 109. If you are looking for the cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh Airport into the city, choose the public bus 152 as the ticket for this bus costs just 6,000 VND per person.

Tickets for Saigon Airport Bus 109 can be purchased on board the bus or at the ticket booth at the airport. Only cash is accepted for payments. You can withdraw Vietnamese Dongs from one of airport’s ATMs or exchange foreign currency at the airport as there are money changers offering really good exchange rate at Saigon Airport.

Ho Chi Minh City Airport

Saigon Airport Bus 109 Timetable

Saigon Airport Bus 109 is scheduled to depart from Tan Son Nhat Airport from 05:30 to 00:30, with a bus leaving roughly every 25-30 minutes.

The bus ride from Tan Son Nhat Airport to 23/9 Park normally takes around 45 minutes, depending on traffic.

Bus Stop at Ho Chi Minh Airport

Finding the bus stop of Saigon Airport Bus 109 at the airport is very easy as there are bright yellow-colored booths at both terminals where you can buy your ticket and wait for the bus. After exiting the terminal building you just need to cross the first road and look around, the booth is really easy to notice.

Saigon Bus 109: Tan Son Nhat Airport – City Center

Bus Stops in Ho Chi Minh City Center

There are several bus stops in the central part of Ho Chi Minh City where you can board Bus 109. Saigon Airport Bus doesn’t stop at every bus stop it passes so finding the right bus stop is very important. Google Maps might be helpful as the app displays bus stops and you can find the ones where Bus 109 stops.

The most convenient places to board Saigon Bus 109 in the center of Ho Chi Minh City are Ben Thanh Bus Station and Saigon Bus Station near 23/9 Park, which is the ultimate bus stop on this route.

Ben Thanh Bus Station

Ben Thanh Bus Station is the cluster of bus stops on Ham Nghi Street. For taking the bus from the city center to Tan Son Nhat Airport, you need to wait for Bus 109 at the bus stop “Ham Nghi A” which is located nearest to Ben Thanh Market on the opposite side of the street from the market.

Saigon Bus Station

If you are staying in Ho Chi Minh City’s backpacker district, boarding Bus 109 at Saigon Bus Station might be the most convenient option as you won’t need to worry about missing the bus. Saigon Bus 109 starts it route at the bus station next to 23/9 Park so you can just go there to take the bus.

Saigon Bus Station is not large so finding the platform for boarding Bus 109 shouldn’t be difficult. There are signboards showing direction to the specific bus routes.

Saigon Bus 109: Tan Son Nhat Airport – City Center

You can also check the map of the bus station below that shows the yellow-colored area where buses pick up passengers.

Saigon Bus 109: Tan Son Nhat Airport – City Center

Saigon Bus 109 parks at the platform with the signboard displaying its route number and route.

Saigon Bus 109: Tan Son Nhat Airport – City Center

Noticing Bus 109 at the bus station shouldn’t be difficult as it’s the only route at Saigon Bus Station that uses yellow-colored buses as all other bus routes are served by blue, green or white buses.

There is a bus information counter at the station but Bus 109 tickets are not sold there and you need to get your tickets on board the bus.