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Cam Ranh International Airport

Cam Ranh International Airport is put into operation with the main purpose of meeting the needs of people coming to Khanh Hoa province, especially Nha Trang travellers, and other Central Vietnam provinces. It is known to be the only airport in Vietnam with more international passengers than domestic passengers. In 2019, there were over 3.5 million foreign travellers to this airport.

Cam Ranh Airport is one of the most popular transit airports in Vietnam, behind Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City), Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi), and Da Nang International Airport. For tourists coming to this part of Vietnam, it is important to grasp a few things about the airport to ensure the smoothest travel journey. Let's discover with us the features below!

Introduction to Cam Ranh International Airport (Nha Trang Airport)

A commonly asked question is whether Nha Trang city has an airport for travellers due to its popularity as a vacation destination. Since 2007, Cam Ranh Airport has been operating as an international airport, facilitating domestic and international flights at a high capacity. Therefore, it is the most popular choice for any tourist who wants to visit Nha Trang on holiday.

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Located in Cam Ranh Peninsula, Khanh Hoa province. It is 19 kilometres away from Cam Ranh city and 35 kilometres away from Nha Trang city.



In 2004, Khanh Hoa province had one civilian airport, known as Nha Trang Airport. However, due to the limited area and close distance to residential areas, it was not safe for operation. Therefore, Cam Ranh Airport was converted to become a civilian airport and replace Nha Trang Airport. By December 2007, It has become one of the three largest international airports in the Central region. As of 2016, the airport has welcomed almost 5 million visitors.


Infrastructure & Services

With a land area of 750 hectares, Cam Ranh Airport is larger than Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi city) and is among the largest airports in Vietnam. The airport terminal has been built according to 4-star standards, with impressive unique architecture and modern facilities.

Airport Terminal provides a range of services and utilities that will ensure comfort during your waiting times and meet your essential needs. These include VIP lounges, a medical room, a smoking area, customer service counters, mobile charging stations, currency exchange, and more. You can also enjoy a variety of shopping outlets and restaurants available at the Terminal. This area is designed to facilitate personal needs and aim to bring the best experience to passengers during their time at the airport. There are also luggage services to meet your needs should anything comes up, such as packing and wrapping inside the airport.

If you require special assistance and accessibility, you can contact the airline staff at check-in counters. Special services include wheelchairs, assistance for passengers with hearing and vision difficulties, children travelling alone, etc.

Cam Ranh Airport


Flight routes

As a large airport, Cam Ranh International Airport operates many different flights, domestic or international routes. It serves as an arrival destination for many different provinces and cities, provided by many airlines.

  • Domestic flights: From Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, by Bamboo Airways, Pacific Airlines, VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Vietravel Airlines.
  • International flights: From Asia countries such as China, Korea, Hong Kong, by AirAsia, Korean Air, Bangkok Airways, Asiana Airlines, etc.


How to travel from Cam Ranh Airport to Nha Trang City Centre (and vice versa)

As aforementioned, Nha Trang city is 35 kilometres away from the airport, which takes over 30 minutes. There are many means of transportation for you to choose to travel between the two destinations. Depending on your preferences, budget, and amount of luggage, you can choose the appropriate way to travel. Here are the most popular ways:

cam ranh airport to nha trang transportationGuide to two main means of transportation between Cam Ranh Airport (Nha Trang Airport) and Nha Trang city


By taxi

Taxi is the fastest and most convenient means of transportation. It is suitable for everyone, though families and group travellers can benefit from it the most by splitting the costs. There is also the option of 4-seater or 7-seater cars depending on your needs. A trip to Nha Trang city centre will take around 40 minutes and generally cost over 220.000 VND (~9.5 USD). You can choose from many operators such as Khanh Hoa Taxi, Mai Linh Taxi, etc., by calling their numbers or meeting the drivers at the airport entrance.

Additionally, you can find discounted prices of GrabCar or GrabTaxi in the Grab app, the Uber alternative of Vietnam, and nearby regions. As Nha Trang is a popular and big city for travelling, you can easily find a vehicle to take you to your target destination. Compared to going by bus, this means of transportation is more expensive. Also, it is crucial to choose reliable taxi operators to avoid hidden charges or scams.


By bus

Using the Cam Ranh Airport bus is a popular means of transportation as it is environmentally friendly, suitable for solo passengers with little luggage, and has extremely affordable fares. For a distance of 35 kilometers, you will only need to spend 70.000 VND (~3 USD). You can easily find bus routes right at the airport at the bus parking lot on the left side of the area outside Cam Ranh Airport.

The downside to travelling by bus is occasional long waiting time, slightly longer travel time, sometimes crowded. Additionally, the bus does not take you directly to the hotel, unlike a private taxi. Therefore, you can combine going by bus and taxi.


Tips for Cam Ranh International Airport

Booking a flight

There are many ways you can book flights to Nha Trang and check-in, whether by yourself online or through a travel agent. It is important to book in advance and keep your details secured so that you will have the smoothest journey. To find the most cost-efficient flight deals, visit our Vietnam flights website to see the best rates and detailed flight schedules.

Check in counter in Nha Trang airport

Check-in counter in Nha Trang airport


Finding tours in Nha Trang

When arriving in Nha Trang, you can find yourself on a tour to see the best of this coastal city. BestPrice Travel provides a variety of tours suiting every kind of traveller, such as Nha Trang Bay Sunset Cocktail & Dinner Cruise, Nha Trang Culture Tour Full Day or even customize your travel itinerary.

Check out more Vietnam Airport tips here: Vietnam Airport: Guide to Book Flight & Transfer

The above article has provided some information regarding Cam Ranh International Airport, an arrival destination for travellers to Nha Trang. Feel free to contact us for any inquiries regarding flight booking, accommodation, and tours.

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