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A degree of refined elegance and attention to detail is what makes flights from Madrid to Ho Chi Minh City with Qatar Airways such a special and rewarding experience. Our passengers can choose from a fine selection of award-winning services during their flight to Vietnam’s premier city, and relax and stretch out in spacious seating. Our attentive cabin crew cater for all your needs, and ensure you land at your destination thoroughly refreshed and invigorated.
The former Saigon still exudes an air of exotic ambience, but is also a forward, modern city of glass-encased tower blocks and air-conditioned shopping malls. Popular attractions include the awesome Jade Emperor Pagoda and the ancient underground tunnels built by Cu Chi. Visit the War Remnants Museum for an insight on recent history, and explore the city’s street markets and picturesque temples on foot.
Madrid’s Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport is the major civil and commercial airport serving Spain’s capital. It’s the largest and busiest airport in the country, and one of the key departure points in Europe, making it of international importance.
Ultra-modern and incredibly efficient, it is nevertheless a very friendly and welcoming airport, where professional staff go out of their way to make the start of your journey as pleasant as possible. Passengers flying from Madrid with Qatar Airways will find that connections to the rest of Europe and South America in particular are well served.
Transportation and parking
Madrid-Barajas Airport is located within the city boundary of Madrid and is just over five and a half miles from the financial centre, making it particularly popular with business travellers. RENFE trains operate along between Terminal 4 and Prínicipe Pio station in the city centre, with a journey time of around 40 minutes.
Madrid Metro has stations at Terminals 2 and 4, and the line 8 connects the airport with Nuevos Ministerios in the heart of the city’s financial district. Municipal buses run regularly and journey times range from 30-40 minutes, while fleets of taxis are also available both to and from the airport. Official taxis are white in colour with a red stripe – ensure that the metre is turned on at the beginning of the journey.
Parking is available at six public parking areas. Short-term options include the outdoor P1 car park in front of the terminal building and the indoor P2 car park (which has direct access to terminals T2 and T3.
Long-term parking is available at a remote car park with 1,655 spaces. A free shuttle is available to the terminals. VIP car parks are located near each of the airport’s terminals.
Arriving at Madrid
Passengers flying from Madrid with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal 4. Note that flights outside the European Shengen EU zone may depart from the satellite building, Terminal 4S. The airport is very large, so it’s important to ensure that you arrive at the correct terminal. Allow at least two hours before your flight is due to board to check in and to pass through the airport’s very strict security checks.
Facilities and amenities
The award-winning Terminal 4 is one of the largest airport terminals in the world. It has its own nursery and play area for children, as well as a large selection of retail outlets selling luxury and designer goods, accessories and essentials.
There are plenty of spacious lounge areas, including VIP and exclusive lounges for first and business class travellers. T4 also has a full-service business centre, and there are various business meeting rooms available for hire throughout the airport.
Food and drink is plentiful and range from fast food outlets, snack and drinks vendors to excellent restaurant meals for something a little more substantial.
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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