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Flights San Francisco (SFO) - Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) with EVA Air

About the flight

San Francisco International Airport is the Bay's biggest, serving over 55 million passengers in 2018. The facilities at San Francisco International Airport go beyond the airport standard, reflecting the quirky character of the city, San Francisco International has a yoga lounge and dedicated museum space. Every day, flights San Francisco (SFO) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) with EVA Air depart - and if travelers are lucky, they might just end up on an exclusive Hello Kitty-themed jet! Passengers can easily reach the airport from San Francisco city center on the Yellow Bart line public transport.

Ho Chi Minh's Tan Son Nhat International Airport is the busiest airport in Vietnam, with over 38 million passengers passing through in 2018. Ho Chi Minh City Airport is a modern airport with all essential facilities, including restaurants, shops, showers and rest zones. Approximately five EVA Air flights a day land in Ho Chi Minh City. Because of poor public transport connections, the best way to reach Ho Chi Minh City from the international airport is by taxi, booked in advance.

Ho Chi Minh City is 7,816 miles away from San Francisco. The average time for flights San Francisco (SFO) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) with EVA Air is 18 hours and 37 minutes. here are no direct flights from San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City with EVA Airlines, and all have a change in Taipei in Taiwan. Each day, three flights depart from San Francisco International, with an average of 21 services departing each week. The most popular month to fly is July, and the least popular month is September.

About the airline

EVA Air has been one of Taiwan's most beloved commercial airlines since it was founded in 1989. EVA Air provide international flights to over 40 destinations worldwide, including in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Not only do EVA Air lead in terms of comfortable plane interiors and exceptional lounges with authentic Taiwanese cuisines, they also fly the only Hello Kitty jet in the world! Passengers from San Francisco may board to find themselves on a Hello Kitty-themed jet, with Hello Kitty interiors and special Hello Kitty meals.

Flights San Francisco (SFO) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) with EVA Air depart every day of the week, three times a day. Two flights depart late each evening, shortly after midnight. Another flight departs shortly after 12:00 p.m. each day. Passengers who fly to Ho Chi Minh City with EVA Air can typically expect to use the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

At San Francisco Airport, passengers who are flying Business Class or Star Alliance cardholders can relax at the huge two-floor Polaris Lounge, with a bar, à la carte dining, and buffet. Not only can Star Alliances cardholders enjoy this pre-flight lounge, but they'll also accrue points on all 26 Star Alliance airlines and enjoy skip-the-line privileges. In Ho Chi Minh City International Airport, business class or Star Alliance cardholders can enjoy free newspapers, dining services, and shower facilities.

All passengers on Flights San Francisco (SFO) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) can take on two pieces of hand luggage as standard. All passengers have an allowance of 77lbfor hold luggage, except First-Class passengers, who are allowed to carry 44kg. Passengers can choose between an onboard meal of Western or Taiwanese cuisine. WiFi is now available on all aircraft.

Transportation, transfers & car rental

Passengers heading to San Francisco International Airport can get there from the city center on the Yellow BART line, which takes around 35 minutes to reach the airport. Long-term car parking is available, as is drop-off and pick-up parking. It takes approximately 26 minutes to reach the airport from the city center by car.

Passengers on flights San Francisco (SFO) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) can take a shuttle bus into Ho Chi Minh City on arrival. Yellow bus 109, yellow bus 49 and green bus 152 all depart from the airport to the city center, approximately every 20 minutes. These buses take 45 minutes to reach Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh City International Airport has parking facilities for cars and motorbikes. For those who which to rent a car on their visit, international rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt all operate at the airport. American drivers should be conscientious that in Vietnam, cars drive on the left.

Practical information

As Flights San Francisco (SFO) - Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) with EVA Air are international, passengers are required to carry a passport on all visits. US citizens do not need a visa, on the condition that they will return from Vietnam in less than 90 days.

Ho Chi Minh City time is 15 hours ahead of San Francisco. June to October is rainy season in Ho Chi Minh City, a big contrast with the heat of San Francisco in the summer months

In Vietnam, the currency is the Vietnamese Dong. As of November 2019, one United States dollar is 23,208.50 Vietnamese Dong.

The language of Vietnam is Vietnamese. American travelers would be wise to note that public displays of affection are frowned upon, as is clothing which exposes the shoulders or above the knees.

Top travel tips

Experience the best of Ho Chi Minh City when you follow our top travel tips and discover the best destinations in the city:

Củ Chi tunnels

Go underground and discover the incredible legacy of the Vietnam war in the Củ Chi tunnels. Hear about the history of the Viet Cong and the network of tunnels which ran all across Vietnam.

Notre Dame Cathedral Saigon

Discover a remarkable piece of Paris in Ho Chi Minh City at the Notre Dame Cathedral. Admire this amazing 18th-century construction, built when Vietnam was a French Colony.

Ben Thanh Market

Admire one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh at the Ben Thanh Market. Browse the stalls and pick up traditional crafts, textiles or spices as souvenirs. Grab a few traditional delicacies - perfect for any enthusiastic food lover.

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