Address: 141 Nguyen Hue Boulevard, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
GTSW 2019 will be held at the Rex Hotel. Located at the very center of Ho Chi Minh City, The Rex Hotel is a luxury 5-star hotel heritage dating back to early 20th century when it was originally opened as a French garage. For over 80 years, the Rex has been as a landmark, as well as a witness of the ups and downs of the city’s history. It features 286 sheer luxury rooms and suites, 5 restaurants & bar and 8 distinctive function rooms.
How to get there
The Rex hotel, as well as the city center, is about 8.0 km from the Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN). There are many options get to the city center from the airport.
1. Public transportation (bus), cash only:
- Bus 152: runs from 5:45 AM to 6:00 PM, the ticket price is 7.000 VNĐ for each passenger (≈ 0.3 USD). Station closest to the Rex hotel is Lê Thánh Tôn (https://busmap.vn/map/lookup/route/37)
- Bus 109: runs from 12:00 AM to 11:40 PM, the ticket price is 20.000 VNĐ for each passenger (≈0.9 USD). (http://en.sats.com.vn/tan-son-nhat-airport-bus/airport-bus-109-tan-son-nhat-airport-ben-thanh-market)
- Shuttle bus no.49: runs from 12:00 AM to 11:45 PM, the ticket price is 40.000 VNĐ (≈ 1.8 USD) for each passenger. Unlike other public bus services, Shuttle bus 49 does not stop at public bus stops. Instead, it stops at the lobby of major hotels in the city center, especially the two stops of Notre Dame Cathedral and the City Theater for visitors. (http://en.sats.com.vn/tan-son-nhat-airport-bus/shuttle-bus-49-directly-from-the-airport-to-your-hotel)
2. Share vehicle services. Please note that the price of these services could be increased significantly during rush hours. You also need to have a valid phone number.
- Grab bike/car: you can book Grab car/bike through its app. For a bike, the price is usually 36,000 VND (≈ 1.6 USD). For a car, usually the price is 75,000 VNĐ - 110,000 VND (≈ 3.3 -4.8 USD) + 10,000 VND entrance fee. Cash and credit card payments are available. Noted: 10,000 VND for entrance fee of the airport will be added.
- GO-VIET bike: similar to grab, you can book GO-VIET through its app. The price is usually 30,000 VNĐ (≈ 1.3 USD). Cash payment only.
- Note: these are the prices during regular hour. The prices during rush hour could be much higher due to surge pricing
3. Traditional taxi: The price is usually higher than Grab and GO-VIET, about 150,000 to 200,000 VNĐ (depend on the brand) (≈ 7 - 9 USD) + 10,000 VND entrance fee. However, it is more accessible than shared services. You can book either take a taxi directly at the airport or request through the apps of a taxi company (Vinasun or Mai Linh for instance). Credit card payment is accepted. Please make sure that you would not pay more than 200,000 VNĐ for taxi services.