The best way to get to Vietnam from UK is by taking a flight. Depending on your city of residence, you can choose to fly to Vietnam via one of the most popular airports including London (both Heathrow – LHR and Gatwick – LGW), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX), or Edinburgh (EDI)
Vietnam can be divided into 3 regions: central, northern and southern. The main airports that serve each region are Da Nang International Airport (DAD), Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) and Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) respectively. Book your flights to Vietnam via one of these three airports depending on which region you want to visit first.
The other two major international airports in Vietnam are the Phu Quoc International Airport (PQC) and the Cam Ranh International Airport (CXR) in Nha Trang (central Vietnam).
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. Are there direct flights to Vietnam?
Most flights to Vietnam from the UK are not direct. If you prefer a direct flight, you can fly to Hanoi with Vietnam Airlines (VNA).
Q. How long is the flight to Vietnam?
Flights from the UK to Vietnam generally disembark at Noi Bai International Airport, serving the capital city of Hanoi in the north, or Tan Son Nhat International Airport, serving Ho Chi Minh City in the south. Direct, non-stop flights typically take around 11 hours and 20 minutes from London to Hanoi, while flights including a stopover in Bangkok, Dubai, France, Qatar or Turkey can take around 16 hours. From Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, it is possible to travel around the country overland.
The total flight duration from London to Hanoi is 11 hours and 20 minutes and from London to Ho Chi Minh is 15 hours and 5 minutes including a stopover.
Here is the flight time for some popular routes from UK to Vietnam:
- Flights from London to Hanoi, Vietnam: 11 hours 20 minutes.
- Flights from Manchester to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: 15 hours 10 minutes.
- Flights from Birmingham to Hanoi, Vietnam: 14 hours 25 minutes.
- Flights from Glasgow to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: 15 hours 45 minutes.
Q. What are the main UK departure airports that fly to Vietnam?
- London (two main airports - Heathrow and Gatwick, but six altogether)
Q. What are the most popular routes from UK to Vietnam?
While some choose either London Heathrow – Hanoi or Manchester – Ho Chi Minh city, London Heathrow - Ho Chi Minh City is the most popular route from UK to Vietnam.
Q. Which airlines operate flights to Vietnam?
There are dozens of choices of Airlines if you want to fly from UK to Vietnam. Here are some most popular:
- Vietnam Airlines
- Cathay Pacific
- Singapore Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Malaysia Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- China Southern
- Thai Airways
Q. How much does it cost to fly to Vietnam?
The price ticket ranges from $450 to $850 depending on your flight route and date. The cheapest route may be found on the way from London (both Heathrow – LHR and Gatwick – GTW) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN).
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