When travelling to Vietnam, it is wise to plan ahead and choose the destination airport to avoid long trips within the country. There are 3 major airports in Vietnam that serve different regions, but direct flights from Australia are available only to Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Minh City, the region’s most popular tourist destination. Tan Son Nhat is the biggest and the busiest airport in Vietnam and hosts several boutiques, malls, restaurants, and accommodation.
Those who want to visit Hanoi, the country’s capital, and travel around northern Vietnam, can opt for a one-stop flight to Bai International Airport (HAN), which is the biggest airport in the area. Among airlines which offer flights on that route are Scoot, Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines.
If you are planning to visit Hue Imperial City, flying to Phu Bai International Airport will be most convenient as it is only 15 km away. You can also look for flights to Da Nang International Airport (DAD) located about 100 km from Hue. Due to the fact that Da Nang is the third busiest airport in Vietnam, flights there tend to be more frequent.
Flights from Australia to Vietnam may not require a stopover as there are direct flights available to all three main airports in the region. However, it is more affordable to opt for indirect flights that are routed through Bangkok, Hong Kong, or Singapore. Opting for indirect flights will also give you the opportunity to experience a day in these popular tourist destinations.
Q. When is the best time to book flights to Vietnam?
Aim to have your flight tickets secured at least four months in advance to give yourself a chance of finding the cheapest flights to Vietnam. If you can then book them even further ahead, especially if your dates coincide with a major event or the peak season.
Once you’ve narrowed down your destination by choosing a city, usually either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city, you’ll be able to figure out what dates offer the cheapest flights to Vietnam and go from there.
Flexibility is the key to securing discounted flight tickets so if you’re not governed by a particular set of weeks or to a specific location then you’ll give yourself the best chances of finding the cheapest flights to Vietnam.
Don’t worry too much about which side of the plane to sit on as each has their benefits and offer equally impressive view through your flight.
Q. How long is the flight to Vietnam?
|Adelaide to Hanoi
||11 hours 30 minutes (1 stop)
|Brisbane to Hanoi
||12 hours 5 minutes (1 stop)
|Melbourne to Hanoi
||12 hours 25 minutes (1 stop)
|Perth to Hanoi
||10 hours (1 stop)
|Sydney to Hanoi
||9 hours 35 minutes (direct)
|HO CHI MINH (SGN)
|Adelaide to Ho Chi Minh City
||11 hours 35 minutes (1 stop)
|Brisbane to Ho Chi Minh City
||11 hours 25 minutes (1 stop)
|Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City
||8 hours 25 minutes (direct)
|Perth to Ho Chi Minh City
||8 hours 35 minutes (1 stop)
|Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City
||8 hours 15 minutes (direct)
Q. Are there any nonstop flights to Vietnam?
Direct flights to Vietnam are available from both Melbourne and Sydney with Jetstar and Vietnam Airlines.
Other airlines such as Air Asia, Cathay Pacific, Scoot and Singapore Airlines, offer 1-stop flights to Vietnam from various airports across Australia.
Q. Which Vietnam airport is closest to Hoi An?
Hoi An is a city in Vietnam that is well-known for its ancient town. While Hoi An has no airport, the best airport for tourists travelling here is the Da Nang International Airport (DAD) that is situated in the neighboring city, Da Nang. You will need to travel by road from the airport to Hoi An as there are also no trains travelling here. Visitors can expect an estimated travel time of 48min from the Da Nang International Airport (DAD) to the city of Hoi An.
Q. I’m travelling to Vietnam to visit Halong Bay. Where should I fly to?
Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) is situated 30 km from Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Travellers who arrive with the intention of heading to Halong Bay usually spend a day exploring the bustling main city and travel to Halong Bay the following day. The capital city boasts architecture that is centuries old and offers tourists a rich cultural experience.
Q. How much does it cost to fly to Vietnam?
The price ticket ranges from $350 to $650 depending on your flight route and date.
We recommend using some online ticket booking platform (Kayak, Cheapflights, or SkyScanner) to look for the cheapest flight possible according to your travel plan. They do have alert system when there is the price change on your travel date.
Here is how to get the cheapest flight possible to Vietnam