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Sit back and allow us to transport you to one of Vietnam’s most exciting cities in style and comfort. Our flights from Zurich to Ho Chi Minh City with Qatar Airways are designed with passenger comfort in mind. You’ll be able to enjoy a selection of award-winning services, and be waited on by an attentive cabin crew trained to cater for all your needs. Lots of leg space and supremely comfortable seating on our modern aircraft take all the strain out of air travel.
When you travel with Qatar Airways to Ho Chi Minh City, be prepared to encounter a real powerhouse of a metropolis, which feels in many ways more Western than the rest of this vast country. Alongside the office modern blocks and smart malls, you can still find old street stalls and traditional markets. It’s a city of contrasts with surprises around every corner, and the people are unfailingly welcoming.
Switzerland is known for its clean cities, stunning Alpine scenery and friendly, welcoming people. Its international airport is no different, providing passengers flying from Zurich with Qatar Airways an excellent starting point for their travels.
The airport is just eight miles from the centre of Zurich, making it easily accessible from the city as well as other locations throughout the country.
The staff are welcoming and incredibly efficient, focused on providing a memorable passenger experience for travellers. The facilities are excellent, making Zurich one of the best airports in Europe to fly from.
Transportation and parking
Transport from central Zurich is quick and easy, with a Swiss Federal Railways station located right in the centre of the airport under the Gates B area. Journey time from the centre of the city is just 10 minutes. The bus terminal is located next to the P2 car park, with buses from the city and surrounding villages running regularly to the airport.
Taxis take just 20 minutes from the centre of the city, while a coach service connects the airport to major ski resorts and locations further afield. Three multistorey car parks (P1, P2 and P3) are directly connected to the terminal, while additional short-term parking (P5) is also available a little further away.
Car park P60 is an open-air, long-stay facility, located some distance away and linked to the terminals by a shuttle bus service. Valet parking is available.
Arriving in Zurich
Passengers flying from Zurich with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal E, which is purely for non-Schengen international flights. It is connected to the Airside Center by the Skymetro, an automated underground people mover.
As with all European airports, security is very strict, although the efficiency of the staff ensure that delays are kept to an absolute minimum. Allow between one and two hours before your flight is due to depart to check in and clear customs and security checks.
Facilities and amenities
A number of lounges are available for first and business-class passengers, as well as customers of particular airlines or for those with lounge-access cards. There are no business facilities at the airport, but limited amenities (including fax and photocopying) are available in the service centre on the first floor of the P2 car park.
Internet access is free for the first 60 minutes, and Wi-Fi hotspots are located throughout the terminal. The food court provides an excellent selection of snacks, pastries and coffee as well as a Swiss chalet-style restaurant, Italian and Indian restaurants and fast food outlets.
The Airport Shopping Centre is very well stocked, with outlets selling high-end luxury goods, particularly some very fine watches, as well as accessories, travel goods and Duty Free.
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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