Cam Ranh airport, Nha Trang (IATA: CXR, ICAO: VVCR) is located on Cam Ranh Bay in Cam Ranh, a town in Khanh Hoa Province in Vietnam. It serves the city of Nha Trang, which is 35 km from the airport.
This is the only airport in Vietnam that handles more international passengers than domestic passengers, with international passengers accounting for 70% in 2018. It is the fourth busiest airport in Vietnam.
Cam Ranh Terminal 1 is used for domestic flights and Cam Ranh Terminal 2 (managed by Cam Ranh International Terminal (CRTC) JSC) is used for international flights.
Cam Ranh international terminal
The terminal covers total area of 50,500sq.m with total investment capital of nearly VND 4 trillion, exploiting capacity of 4-5 million passengers per year. After 19 months of construction, the terminal was officially put into operation on July 1, 2018. This is the first terminal in Vietnam meeting four-star international standards. Its design is in the shape of a swallow’s nest, a specialty and symbol of the south central coastal province of Khanh Hoa.
The terminal is a two-storey building. One level is dedicated for arrivals and the other for departures. In present, it features a total of 32 check-in counters arranged in two islands, two baggage carousels (in near future, there will have total 64 check-in counters arranged in four islands, four baggage carousels), ten boarding gates, and four boarding bridges.
Unified and advanced equipment systems, produced and provided by prestigious companies from the US, Germany, Spain … make the management of the terminal not inferior to the world’s leading airports.
Up to presents, Cam Ranh international airport is the home of 3 domestic airlines: Vietnam airlines, Vietjet Air and Jestar Pacific Airlines. In addition to, many international airlines also operate in this airport, mainly AirAsia, Air China, Korean Air, Hong Kong Express Airway,..
Services & facilities at Cam Ranh airport
- ATM/Cash machines
- Shops & duty free
- Restaurants & cafes, Burger King available.
- Banking / Money exchange
- Drinking water
- Information desk
- Smoking area
- Medical services
- Mobile charger area
- SIM card
- Business lounge
- VIP lounge
The Champ Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Domestic Departures, near Gate 8.
This lounge is only accessible for passengers departing on domestic flights from Terminal 1.
The Champ Lounge is reserved for passengers with specific credentials such as elite status, premium tickets, or other access methods that are required for entry.
Sun Coast Lounge.
Airside – International Departures. After Security Checks, turn left and proceed straight ahead. Entrance to the lounge is located opposite Gates 1 – 3.
Sun Coast Lounge accepts walk-ins based on capacity. You can pay for entry at the front desk: around $34 per traveler.
Vietnam Airlines Lotus Lounge – Lotus Lounge for domestic and international flights are on the second floor of T1 and T2 respectively. While Lotus lounge in T1 is reserved for passengers with specific credentials such as elite status, premium tickets, or other access methods that are required for entry, Lotus lounge in T2 can accept walk-ins bases on capacity.
Transport to and from Nha Trang city
There are many ways to move to Cam Ranh international airport such as taxi, grab, bus or motorbike.
The airport is connected to the city of Nha Trang via a local bus. At the time of this January 2019 update, the price for a one way ticket costs between VND 30,000 and VND 40,000. Purchase tickets from the booth in the Arrivals Area.
A taxi will cost more than the bus but provide a more comfortable ride. At the time of this update, the average cost from the airport to a hotel in the city costs VND 290,000.
- Private transfer: Using a private transfer service a great choice. We can arrange you best transportation upon you land till you depart.
Arrival / departure procedures at Cam Ranh airport
When you fly to and from Cam Ranh airport, domestic or international flight, you may follow below procedures.
- Enter the main terminal by Ram transport or throught air bridge.
- Quarantine and immigration area where you can get visa on arrival with visa approval on hand, hang your documents: original passport, 01 photo size passport, entry / exit form, stamping fee for your type of visa.
- Baggage claims
- Customs checkpoint
- Arrival hall.
Note: Please prepare cash ready to pay visa stamp, preferred USD as no ATM at Immigration area.
When you fly out / fly to other cities in Vietnam. You will arrive at Domestic or International terminal
- Access the departure hall
- Go to the check in counter of your flight
- Get the boarding pass and sending checked baggage
- Go through Immigration for passport clearance
- Go through Customs and security checkpoint
- Show up at the board gate at boarding time
Sevices from Vietnam Visa Box at Cam Ranh airport
- Visa on arrival: VOA / landing visa is available, please apply for visa approval letter before the flight.
- Visa pick up assistance
- Airport fast track / Meet and assist service
- VIP Services
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