Can Tho Airport – International Airport in Vietnam

General information about Can Tho Airport

Can Tho Airport (IATA: VCA, ICAO: VVCT) is one of the international airports in Vietnam, also known as Tra Noc Airport, located in Binh Thuy District, Can Tho City, was built to mainly serve the Mekong Delta. It holds an important strategic position since it is situated in the southwestern region’s largest economic center and helps to promote tourism in the provinces along the Mekong Delta. The scenery surrounding this airport is wonderful because it is constructed next to the poetic and lyrical river Hau Giang. From this airport, you only need to go about 700 meters east to reach the bank of the Hau Giang River.

Can Tho International Airport
Can Tho International Airport

After upgrading, VCA Airport is an important gateway linking the southwestern region with the country’s provinces and many countries around the world. The airport has many flights to many Asian cities, with Vietnam Airlines as the main carrier, apart from flights to Hanoi, Phu Quoc, and Con Dao. Can Tho Airport has two floors and two main areas: the right flank is used for domestic departures and arrivals from the main entrance, while the left flank is used for international flights.

Domestic Check-in at Can Tho Airport
Domestic Check-in at Can Tho Airport

In addition, there are plenty of facilities for passengers at this airport, from a cafeteria, souvenirs, or currency exchange to hotel reservations and tourism information.

Services at Can Tho Airport
Services at Can Tho Airport

History of VCA Airport

Can Tho Airport was established in February 1961. This airport is one of the international airports in Vietnam that was built under the funding of the US Government. This was a military airport of the Republic of Vietnam Air Force and then the United States Air Force (USAF) also used this airport for jet planes and heavy transport. Due to the location of the airport near Tra Noc Bridge and Tra Noc communal house, people here also call it Can Tho Airport or Tra Noc base.

After 1975, the airport was still managed by the military. In the following years, this was an important basis for the Vietnamese to attack Khmer Rouge forces during the Southwest Border War. So the airport is not only an airport but also a building experiencing several significant historical events.

Can Tho Airport before becoming an international airport
Can Tho Airport before becoming an international airport

Until 2001, a project to restore and bring Tra Noc airport into service of civil needs with a new name is Can Tho Airport. The restoration was carried out in 2005. In 2009, after nearly four years of repair, this airport has officially become the leading airport in the Mekong Delta region. On January 1, 2011, Can Tho airport just became an international airport.

VCA Airport
Can Tho Airport becomes one of the international airport in Vietnam

Directed (Nonstop) flights from/to Can Tho

VCA Airport can fly to 13 destinations with 5 airlines in scheduled passenger traffic.

Bamboo Airways at VCA Airport
Bamboo Airways at VCA Airport

1. Domestic flights

Directed (nonstop) flights FROM Can Tho (VCA)

At present, there are 9 domestic flights from Can Tho.

  • Da Nang (DAD)
  • Da Lat (DLI)
  • Ha Noi (HAN)
  • Hai Phong (HPH)
  • Nha Trang (CXR)
  • Phu Quoc Island (PQC)
  • Con Dao Island (VCS)
  • Vinh City (VII)
  • Thanh Hoa Province (THD)

Directed (nonstop) flights TO Can Tho (VCA)

There are 7 domestic flights to Can Tho.

  • Da Nang (DAD)
  • Ha Noi (HAN)
  • Hai Phong (HPH)
  • Phu Quoc Island (PQC)
  • Con Dao Island (VCS)
  • Vinh City (VII)
  • Thanh Hoa Province (THD)

2. International flights

At present, there are 4 international flights FROM Can Tho.

  • Seoul, Korea (ICN)
  • Taipei (TPE)
  • Bangkok, Thailand (DMK)
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

The airlines from Can Tho Airport (VCA Airport)

There are 5 major airlines operating at Can Tho Airport: VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways, AirAsia, Thai AirAsia.

VietJet Air is the largest airline here by counting the number of departures with around 69 scheduled take-offs every week. The second-largest operator from VCA Airport is Vietnam Airlines.

VietJet airline at Can Tho Airport
VietJet airline at Can Tho Airport

Transfer service from/to Can Tho Airport

When passengers move from Can Tho airport to the city center or tourist destinations in the western part of the river or vice versa, there are many transfer services that passengers can choose to travel. Currently, Can Tho does not have a public bus to pick up passengers from the airport to the city center, so visitors can take a taxi or rent a car from travel companies.

Transfer services at Can Tho Airport
Transfer services at Can Tho Airport

1. Using a taxi at Can Tho Airport

At present, in Can Tho city, there are many taxi companies serving shuttle from Can Tho Airport to the city center such as Mai Linh Taxi, Khanh Cuong Taxi… If this is your first time going to Can Tho, you should ask for the price before getting on the bus. It is best to Google to look up the distance from the airport to the place you want to get the right price.

Khanh Cuong Taxi in Can Tho
Khanh Cuong Taxi in Can Tho

2. Using the transfer services of travel companies

When getting off Can Tho airport or moving to the airport, passengers can contact travel companies to book a car. Renting a shuttle from tour companies is an ideal choice if passengers are not proficient in the road in Can Tho. At Can Tho airport, the shuttle service of travel companies is very developed. Therefore, tourists can book services at any travel company.

Transfer service of travel companies
Transfer service of travel companies

And this transfer service is also one of the services of Mekong Smile Tour that helps customers to book a car at Can Tho Airport at a cheap price.

  • Car rental price for Can Tho Airport

Here is the price list of Can Tho car rental. You can contact directly hotline number: 0939729609 to receive advice and book a car. Or address: 81 Chau Van Liem Streer, Tan An Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City.

  • 4-seater car: 150.000VND / time
  • 7-seater car: 250.000VND / time
  • 16-seater car: 400.000VND / time
  • 22-seater car: 700.000VND / time
  • 29-seater car: 900.000VND / time
  • 34-seater car: 1.200.000VND / time
  • 45-seater car: 1.900.000VND / time
  • 8-seater Limousine: 450.000VND / time
34-seater car
34-seater car
  • Transfer time

Day shuttle: Please call 30 minutes in advance.

Shuttle at night: Please book at least 1 day in advance.

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