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How to get from Cam Ranh Airport to Nha Trang

Nha Trang Airport is 35 km south of the city. Officially, it is called Cam Ranh International Airport (CXR), as it’s situated in the nakesame town. It is the fourth busiest airport in Vietnam in terms of passenger traffic.

Once your plane has landed safely at CXR, there are two possible ways to get from Nha Trang Airport to Nha Trang: take a taxi or board the bus. An airport taxi or private transfer is a convenient option for the fastest transit to the city without any waiting or hassle. The ride takes 45 minutes. The bus needs a bit longer – 60 minutes, including stops along the way. It is a good and budget-friendly alternative option.

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €13 45min 24/7
Bus €4.80 60min 05:30–23:00

How to get from Nha Trang airport to the city by taxi

Out of the available transfer options from Cam Ranh Airport to Nha Trang, a taxi or private vehicle from CXR is the fastest and most convenient way to comfortably get you and your travel group to your hotel or accommodation in the city. Taxis are available all day and night and come in various sizes for all sorts of groups.

How much is a taxi from Nha Trang airport to the city?

Taxis that pick up passengers from the airport usually offer fixed rates for transfers to the city. Although there is no standard price that all taxis ask for, the average you will have to pay is €13 (VND 350,000).

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€13 (VND 350,000)

Trip Duration

45 Min.

*If not booked in advance, prices can vary.

Value for money

Taxi availability is around the clock at Cam Ranh Airport.

Where can I get a taxi from?

The moment you exit the terminal, you will see a taxi stand in front of you. Stand in line with other passengers waiting to take a cab, and when your turn comes, go to the first available vehicle and tell the driver you’re going to the city. They will help you with your luggage, and you can get on your way.


When you arrive at your destination after a long flight, especially in a hot and humid location like Vietnam, nothing is more convenient than an air-conditioned private vehicle that will take you to your accommodation in total comfort. You can forget the jam-packed public transportation conditions and relax in the back seat, focusing on your Nha Trang holiday.


Editor’s Note

Compared to other destinations worldwide, taxis at Cam Ranh Airport are very affordable, considering the 45-minute transfer.

Useful Tips

Official airport taxis bear the colours of the taxi company and have a yellow taxi sign on top.
Tips are not mandatory, but they’re always a nice gesture of appreciation for good service.
Have cash on hand for your taxi unless you book online, as payment by card is not possible in most cases.

How to get from Nha Trang airport to the city by bus

The bus is a reliable and cost-effective option for travellers who are on a budget and travel light. Itineraries are every 30 minutes from early morning until evening, and the ride to Nha Trang city centre takes an hour, including stops.

What’s the cost of a bus ticket?

A one-way ticket with the Dat Moi Bus 18 from Cam Ranh Airport to Nha Trang costs €2.40 (VND 65,000).


€2.40 (VND 65,000)

Trip Duration

1 Hr.

Bus 18 departs from the airport every 30 minutes during operational hours.

Value for money

The airport bus operates from 05:30 until 23:00.

Where do I get the bus from?

The bus stop is located in front of the Terminal Entrance (Column C at the Arrivals Hall). If you’re coming from the International Terminal, you’ll see it as soon as you exit the building. If you’re at the Domestic Terminal, you have to take a short walk to get there.


The bus is a good alternative option for budget-conscious and solo travellers. Fares are low, and coaches are air-conditioned and comfortable. The route is a bit longer since there are stops for drop-offs on the way to the city, but it’s only an extra 15 minutes compared to a taxi or private transfer.

Editor’s Note

The airport bus has limited luggage storage space. If you have many items, it would be best to take a taxi.

Useful Tips

Upon landing at Nha Trang airport, you can get your bus tickets from the Dat Moi booth at the Reception Hall.
If you are a large travel party, the cost of bus tickets almost equals a taxi fare.
If you need any information ahead of your trip, you can call the hotline of Dat Moi—the company operating the airport bus—at +84 (258) 6254 455.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Cam Ranh Airport to Nha Trang city centre?

You have two options: take a taxi from Cam Ranh Airport to Nha Trang or catch the airport bus (Dat Moi Line 18). The ride’s duration is 45 and 60 minutes, respectively. Both modes of transportation are comfortable and reliable.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Cam Ranh Airport to Nha Trang?

Taxis from Nha Trang airport to the city centre do not turn on their taximeter; they offer fixed fares instead. On average, you can expect to pay around €13 (VND 350,000).

If you don’t feel like waiting in line for a cab upon arrival and you would like to have a friendly, English-speaking driver wait for you at the gate and take you to your accommodation with 5-star service and at a competitive flat rate without any hidden cost, you can book a private transfer with Welcome Pickups.

How far is Nha Trang city centre from Cam Ranh Airport?

Can Ranh Airport is situated 35 km south of the city centre of Nha Trang. The route is a beautiful stretch along the coast. A car takes approximately 45 minutes to cover this distance in normal traffic conditions.

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