On 16 March, 2016 morning, Tan Son Nhat International Airport, SATSCO – member of ACV and Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City organized the opening ceremony of bus route 109 in order to reach the transportation demands travelling from the airport to the center of HoChiMinh City of citizens and foreign visitors.
The high-end bus route provided by SATSCO, opening from 5:30am to 1:30am of the following day, with a frequency of 15 – 20 minutes/trip, the travelling time of the trip is about 45 minutes.
Passengers travelling from Tan Son Nhat International Airport can take a bus at Column 15 (International Terminal) or Column 18 (Domestic Terminal)
Departure route: International Terminal – Domestic Terminal (Tan Son Nhat International Airport) – Truong Son – Tran Quoc Hoan – roundabout of Lang Cha Ca – Hoang Van Thu – Nguyen van Troi – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia – Nguyen Dinh Chieu - Cach Mang Thang Tam – Pham Hong Thai – Le Lai – roundabout of Ben Thanh – Ben Thanh Station – Pham Ngu Lao –Park 23/9
Arrival route: Park 23/9 – Pham Ngu Lao – Yersin – Tran Hung Dao – Ben Thanh Station – Le Loi – Pasteur – Vo Thi Sau – Nam Ky Khoi Nghia – Nguyen Van Troi – Phan Dinh Giot – Truong Son – Domestic Terminal – Truong Son – International Terminal
All buses are imported from Korea according to an international standard with a capacity of 70 passengers.
Compared to traditional buses operating in HoChiMinh City, Bus 109 has various advantages such as low floor and wide doors which help passengers carrying bulky luggage able to move conveniently, the elderly, the disabled and pregnant women easily get in and out of the bus; information of upcoming stops is displayed and announced in two languages as English - Vietnamese,
Bus 109 was officially put into operation on the morning of 16 March 2016 with the fare of 12,000VND/trip for the route under 5km and 20,000VND for the route over 5km.
The first few passengers taking the bus 109
Besides bus 152 which was opened for operation since many years ago (with the route of Tan Son Nhat Airport – Ben Thanh Station – Trung Son Residential area), the addition of high-quality buses is going to satisfy the travelling demand of domestic and international passengers, reduce traffic jams at the airport in particular and in the city in general, diversify transport vehicles, provide many different choices for passengers as well as take a great step to change a travelling habit of residents from using personal vehicles to the convenient public transportation in the civilized and modern city.
Tan Son Nhat International Airport