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Nha Trang Airport

IATA code: CXR


Number of passengers: ~ 10 million

Nha Trang Airport is one of the main airports in Vietnam. It is located in Cam Ranh, a town in the Khanh Hoa province, and is often called Cam Ranh International Airport.

Nha Trang Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Vietnam, and today it handles all international and domestic flights.

It offers beautiful views of the coastline. A bonus is that the airport is conveniently located near the main attractions of the town, so if you have a couple of hours to spare, take your time to stroll the streets.

If you’re visiting Vietnam, the following guide will provide you with all the necessary information about CXR.

Getting from Nha Trang Airport to Nha Trang City

Nha Trang Airport is located 35 kilometers south of Nha Trang City center

There are several transportation options available for moving around the city. 

Taxis, shuttle buses, and private transfers are available close to the terminal. In addition, the hotels also offer transportation services to their guests.

As mentioned above, it is one of the busiest airports in Vietnam, so avoid getting stuck in rush hour on your way to the city.

Learn more about the possible ways of transportation in the text below!


The bus is a great budget-friendly option. As stated above, the distance between the city center and the airport is 35 kilometers. Considering that the bus makes stops along the way, the ride lasts around one hour. 

The most frequent service provider is Dat Moi. This company drives the route from the airport to the city and vice versa, and is recognizable by the colors black, white, and yellow. Departure from the airport is every 30 minutes, from 5:30 am till the last flight of the day.

In need of transportation, look for bus number 18.

The price for the bus ticket is no more than 3 dollars (about 60,000 VND). You can get a bus ticket at the airport ticket booth or book them online, in advance.

A bus is a great option if you are traveling by yourself and want to save money since the option is cheap. On the other hand, it is a big no if you carry a lot of luggage and you need the fastest means of transport. Oftentimes, there is not enough luggage space in airport buses.

In addition, there are also local buses that go from the airport to the city center.

Taxi cabs

The taxi stands are located in the big station in front of the airport. There are a couple of local companies that drive the fixed route, from the CXR to the Nha Trang area. 

Some of the companies that offer taxi services are Mai Linh, Vinasun, Quoc Te, Sun Taxi, and Asia. All companies are trusted in this area and have a history of operating throughout the years.

The ride takes around 45 minutes and the prices for this route range from 250,000 to 400,000 VND (which is 10-17 $). Getting a taxi is an excellent choice if you’re traveling in groups of up to 4 people since it’s more convenient, and they pick you up directly at the airport.

Uber alternatives 

Unfortunately, Uber hasn’t operated in Vietnam since 2018, but there are alternatives, such as Gojek, Grab, and BeTaxi. 

Grab seems to be the best alternative and it operates the classic way as any other ride-sharing app. 

A 10-minute ride in a Grab taxi rarely costs more than 2$. 

They are a great option for those who want a comfortable and economical solution.

In case you’re traveling alone and want a time-saving option, there is also a possibility of getting a Grab scooter ride. They usually cost half the price of a taxi ride and are a great way to navigate through possible traffic jams.

Car rental

Renting a car in Vietnam is a bit of a process, mainly because the companies require you to have either a Vietnamese driver’s license or an International Driving Permit. 

Even if you have it, some are still hesitant about renting a car to a foreigner who doesn’t know the roads.

Luckily, there are a few local rental companies that offer the service of renting a vehicle with a personal driver included. One of them is Avis, which allows you to rent a car for around 80$ per day.

Rather than booking your transfer on-site, avoid traffic jams and hassle at the airport and book it in advance.


Lastly, if you prefer convenient online ways of booking transport in advance, a door-to-door transfer is a great option. A professional driver will wait and welcome you at the airport when you arrive and take you directly to your accommodation in the city.

Nha Trang Airport Airlines

Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific offer regularly scheduled flights to and from Nha Trang (Cam Ranh) airport. Several airlines are offering charter or planning scheduled international flights.

The most popular domestic route is the one to Hanoi (HAN), which makes up 36% of all weekly departures.

Furthermore, the most popular international destinations include trips to Seoul (ICN) and Busan (PUS).

Below is the list of the most frequent airlines offering departures and arrivals from CXR:

  • Vietnam Airlines 
  • Jetstar Pacific
  • VietJet Air
  • Bamboo Airways
  • Air Busan
  • Air China
  • Korean Air
  • Jin Air
  • Air Seoul
  • T’Way Air

Nha Trang Airport facilities

The airport offers several services to passengers on a layover or awaiting their flight. 

Here is the list of services offered by CXR:

  • Currency exchange
  • Baggage claim
  • Stores
  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Baby care rooms
  • ATM
  • Car rental services
  • Souvenir shops
  • Lounges for premium passengers

Nha Trang Airport accommodation

If you require accommodation not far from the airport, there are plenty of options to choose from.

For those passengers who wish to stay within the airport, there are options for getting a lounge. Nha Trang Airport has three lounges, which also have a shower available.

Other accommodation options are luxury suites or hotels with state-of-the-art facilities. 

Some of the closest properties to the airport are Diamond Bay Hotel, Florida Hotel Nha Trang, Vinpearl Resort & Spa Long Beach, Fusion Resort, Golden Peak Resort&Spa, etc. 

Even if you’re not in a close radius of the airport, most of the hotels in this area offer transportation to and from the airport.

Nha Trang Airport FAQs

I arrive late at Nha Trang Airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

In general, buses operate till the last flight arrives at the airport. So, catching a bus should not be a problem, but in case something goes unplanned, taxis and private transfers are available 24/7 as an alternative option.

How many terminals does Nha Trang have?

The airport has two terminals, one for domestic and the other one for international passengers.

Can I exchange money at Nha Trang Airport?

Yes, currency exchange is available at the airport as well as at several ATMs.

Can I leave my luggage at Nha Trang Airport?

Yes, several agencies offer their luggage storage services. You can choose the one which suits you best based on the prices and open hours.

Is Grab available at Nha Trang Airport?

Technically yes, but Grab vehicles are not allowed to pick up passengers directly at the terminal, you will have to walk to the car park.

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