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Cam Ranh Airport: A detailed guide to the 4th busiest airport in Vietnam

07/01/2024 87.365

Cam Ranh Airport is a major international airport that serves the travel needs of a large number of domestic and international passengers. Below is some important information that you need to know about this airport to have a great experience.

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Cam Ranh Airport provides a hub for several major airlines of Vietnam that connect to various domestic and international destinations. Serving more than ten million tourist arrivals a year, this airport is undoubtedly one of the driving factors for the tourism development of Nha Trang. If you are planning a trip to this beautiful coastal city, follow these guidelines to have an enjoyable flight.

1. Where is Cam Ranh Airport? How to get there?

1.1. Where is Cam Ranh Airport Vietnam?

  • Cam Ranh Airport address: Nguyen Tat Thanh Road, Cam Ranh City, Khanh Hoa Province
  • Cam Ranh Airport code:
    • IATA (International Air Transport Association) code: CXR
    • ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) code: VVCR

1.2. How to get to Cam Ranh Airport?

Cam Ranh International Airport is located 35 kilometers away from Nha Trang City. Travel time from the airport to Nha Trang depends on the route and means of transportation you choose. The two most popular options to travel from Cam Ranh Airport to Nha Trang are:

  • Bus: The ticket price to get to the city center of Nha Trang is 65,000 VND. This option is suitable for groups with fewer than 4 people.
  • Taxi: If you travel in a group with more than 4 people, it will be more convenient to catch a taxi. The taxi fare is around 200,000 VND for a 4-seater car.
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2. Flights from and to Cam Ranh International Airport

Cam Ranh Nha Trang Airport was originally established for military purposes. In 2004, the airport became a civilian airport for domestic travelers. In 2007, Cam Ranh Airport was upgraded to become an international airport. Just two years later, it became the third major international airport in the Central region of Vietnam.

2.1. Domestic flights

Cam Ranh Airport’s Terminal 1 is for domestic flights, equipped with modern facilities and service areas to meet the needs of passengers. 

Four major airlines of Vietnam, namely Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways, and Pacific Airlines, currently operate flights to Cam Ranh International Airport from many provinces and cities throughout Vietnam.

Some frequent domestic routes are Hanoi - Nha Trang, Saigon - Nha Trang, Hai Phong - Nha Trang, Vinh - Nha Trang, Da Nang - Nha Trang, etc.

2.2. International flights

Cam Ranh Airport’s Terminal 2, the hub for international routes, was operated from 2018. The terminal is designed in the shape of a swallow's nest, which is a symbol of Khanh Hoa Province. 

Terminal 2 was built to serve the needs of an increasing number of international tourists visiting Nha Trang. It is estimated that in 2018, there were over 5 million international passengers arriving at Cam Ranh Airport. Currently, the airport is operating international routes to Russia, South Korea, and China.

3. Amazing things to do near Nha Trang Cam Ranh Airport

3.1. Explore the immense collection of marine species at the National Oceanographic Museum

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The National Oceanographic Museum in Nha Trang is a must-visit destination for those interested in marine life and oceanography. Established in 1922, the museum showcases a wide range of marine creatures, including more than 20,000 live and preserved marine specimens. There are also exhibits about oceanography, marine biology, and ocean conservation. It is certainly a great place to learn about the diversity and importance of marine life in Vietnam.

3.2. Wander through Hon Tre Island

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Hon Tre Island is a beautiful island located in the east of Nha Trang. It is a popular tourist destination with clear water, white sand beaches, and luxury resorts. Travelers can enjoy various water activities, along with visiting some ideal places here. Below is a bulleted list of must-see spots on Hon Tre Island:

  • VinWonders Nha Trang:

VinWonders Nha Trang, situated on Hon Tre Island, is a popular destination for tourists to relax and enjoy themselves. Covering an area of 50 hectares, it has six subdivisions offering a wide range of thrilling entertainment options. 

For those who have a passion for animals, visiting the King's Garden is highly recommended. For thrill-seekers, the Adventure World will not let you down. The World Garden is a promising place for visitors who like to emerge themselves in nature and plants. The Sea World, home to more than 30,000 marine creatures, is for those fond of the underwater world. The last one is the Fairy Land, a world of enchanted marvels. 

It is no exaggeration to say that VinWonders Nha Trang is a great destination for families and groups looking for fun and entertainment in Nha Trang.

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  • Bai Tru Beach 

Bai Tru Beach is a beautiful and peaceful beach located on Hon Tre Island. The beach is well-known for its crystal clear-water and pristine white sand coastline. Visitors can enjoy swimming and sunbathing in the calm and gentle water. In addition, you can also experience activities such as fishing, boating, or exploring Dam Gia tourism village. Bai Tru Beach is a perfect destination for those who are looking for an escape from the bustle of city life.

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  • Dam Bay 

Dam Bay is a picturesque beach located on the southern coast of Hon Tre Island. It is known for its clear water, making it a perfect spot for swimming and snorkeling. The beach is surrounded by lush green hills and rock formations, creating a peaceful atmosphere for visitors. Dam Bay is a hidden gem that is less crowded compared to other beaches in Nha Trang, making it an ideal place for those who prefer a more secluded experience.

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For a pleasant stay during your trip, accommodation should be booked beforehand. A comfortable and private room where you can fully rest after a long day of exploration can help you recharge.

Notably, Vinpearl’s hotels and resorts have accommodations with high-quality services, which will definitely maximize your experience in Hon Tre Island to the fullest. Vinpearl Nha Trang offers a range of first-rate facilities, including private beaches, infinity pools, spas, fitness centers, and restaurants. It is a perfect destination for those seeking relaxation and luxury in a tropical paradise setting. The properties of Vinpearl Nha Trang, where you can enjoy special moments with your loved ones, are:

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Besides these hotels and resorts on Hon Tre Island, Vinpearl Nha Trang also has Vinpearl Beachfront Nha Trang located in the city center. It is an ideal accommodation for those longing to explore all of the prominent attractions of the coastal city.


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3.3. Marvel at the unique architecture of Long Son Pagoda

Long Son Pagoda is a Buddhist temple in Nha Trang. The highlight of the pagoda is its giant white statue of Gautama Buddha, which can be seen from many parts of the city. The statue is seated on a lotus-shaped platform, surrounded by smaller Buddha statues and intricate carvings. Long Son Pagoda is a symbol of peace and harmony. It offers a peaceful place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Buddhist culture and history.

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3.4. Enjoy the stunning beauty of Long Beach Cam Ranh

Long Beach is a stunning beach in Cam Ranh City. It offers visitors a more peaceful experience than other popular beaches in the area. The beach has crystal-clear water and gentle waves, with a smooth and long stretch of white sand. The shallow depth of the water is suitable for swimming, especially for families with children. Travelers can also experience some water activities like surfing or motorboating.

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4. Best Nha Trang Cam Ranh airport tips 

For a safe and pleasant flight, here are some tips to keep in mind when traveling to Cam Ranh Airport of Vietnam:

  • Bring all necessary documents (visa, flight ticket, passport, ID card, birth certificate for children under 14 years old, etc.) 
  • Arrive at the airport earlier than your check-in time
  • Check the weight limit for carry-on and checked luggages to make sure that they are not overweight

Cam Ranh Airport serves as a gateway to the beautiful region of Central Vietnam. Near the airport are many amazing destinations that offer visitors a diverse range of activities, stunning beaches, delicious seafood, unique attractions, water sports, etc. Pack your bag and go on a trip to Cam Ranh International Airport as well as Nha Trang!

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