In today’s competitive world of international air travel you naturally demand the best passenger experience - and on flights from Barcelona to Ho Chi Minh City with Qatar Airways that’s exactly what you get. Plenty of legroom and a menu of delicious cuisine are just the beginning. Our range of award-winning services and the attentions of a professional and highly trained cabin crew will ease you on your way to one of Vietnam’s most exciting cities.
Also known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a dramatic mix of the old and more recent cultures of Vietnam. Traditional markets and ancient temples are juxtaposed with soaring office blocks and glitzy, temperature-controlled shopping malls. Whether your plans include an exploration of the whole country or you’re just visiting Saigon, you’ll find this a fascinating metropolis full of local gems and exuding a frenetic energy.
Spain’s second largest airport serves the culturally important city of Barcelona, Catalonia’s capital and a location that blends a history dating back to Roman times with an ultra-modern facet that’s forward looking and progressive.
Passengers flying from Barcelona with Qatar Airways will experience an efficient and friendly airport housed in a contemporary space that is quintessentially Catalonian in nature.
Excellent retail and dining facilities complete an outstanding passenger experience from start to finish.
Parking and transportation
The RENFE R2 suburban train connects the city centre to Barcelona Airport, with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes. The airport railway station is located at Terminal 1, making it convenient for Qatar Airways passengers.
The Aerobus travels from the centre of Barcelona to the airport direct, while local AMB buses also serve both terminals. Taxis are plentiful. There are plenty of car parks available for passengers, with spaces for up to 24,000 cars for T1 passengers alone, including a VIP parking area and both short and long-term options close to the terminals.
Arriving at Barcelona Airport
Passengers flying from Barcelona with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 1. This is the fifth largest terminal in the world, with 258 check-in counters, 60 jetways and plenty of space in the lounges and waiting areas.
Because of the sheer size of the terminal it is advisable to arrive at least two hours before your flight is due to depart, and to check the information boards on arrival.
Facilities and amenities
Amenities at the airport are excellent, with a good selection of retail outlets and restaurants, as well as good business facilities. Paid-for Wi-Fi hotspots are dotted around the public areas, with the first 15 minutes of use free.
Disabled passengers are well catered for, with full access to all areas of the terminal, including disabled parking. For food lovers, there is a choice of excellent restaurants serving international cuisine, or indulge in a little local flavour at one of the many tapas vendors.
Also known by its original Vietnamese name of Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is one of Asia’s powerhouses and a city on the rise. After the conflict of the 1960s and ‘70s, Ho Chi Minh City is going through a massive redevelopment, transforming it into one of the leading high-tech cities in Asia. This attracts investment and entrepreneurs, making it a perfect destination for business travellers.
But Ho Chi Minh City isn’t just about business and progress, and there’s plenty of ancient tradition for tourists to see. Book a flight to Ho Chi Minh City with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a world of contrasts – ancient temples and monuments sit alongside ultra-modern skyscrapers, and a warm, friendly welcome is guaranteed whatever your reasons for travelling to this unique city.
To understand the culture and complex history of Vietnam, a visit to the Museum of Vietnamese History, at the intersection of Le Duan Street and Nguyen Binh Khiem, is a must. This impressive colonial building houses an internationally important collection of artefacts charting the history of the country. It is also surrounded by the Botanical Gardens – a peaceful and tranquil oasis in the middle of what is a very busy and noisy city.
For a more recent rendition of historical events, the Ho-Chi-Minh Museum, at Duong Nguyen Tat Thanh, Dist. 4, gives you a fascinating insight into the life of the man who unified North and South Vietnam after the end of hostilities.
Ho Chi Minh City has 12 mosques, the largest and most impressive of which is the Central Mosque, built in the 1930s. You’ll also find some beautiful older religious buildings such as the Thien Hau Pagoda and the Phung Son Tu Pagoda.
Flights to Ho Chi Minh City with Qatar Airways land at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Ho Chi Minh City please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND)
Voltage: 220 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type A / C / D
International dialing code: +84
More Information: Read our Ho Chi Minh Travel Guide
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