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Flight deals to Vietnam

Find deals, sales and special fares to Vietnam from airports across Australia.

Vietnam is developing rapidly with regards to tourism and there are more and more flight deals coming up as a result.

It’s almost impossible to see it all in one trip. Discover vast cave systems and ancient temples, imperial ruins and French architecture. You can hike through the rice terraces in the northern area of Sapa or kayak in Halong Bay. The country is geographically diverse with a huge amount of coastline due to its S-shape.

English language skills are not a strong point for the local Vietnamese but visitors will find them extremely warm and welcoming. Coffee is taken strong and sweet and the pho must be sampled at breakfast – find time for a cookery class if you can. First-time visitors will be stunned by the organised chaos in the big cities with non-stop motorbikes everywhere.


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Up to 30% off last-minute deals

Valid on select last-minute departures. Destinations vary, but include China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Bali. T&C's apply.

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Uniworld Uniworld

20% off Asia and Egypt tours

Valid on select 2018 and 2019 tours. Destinations include Cairo, Ho Chi Minh, Siem Reap, New Delhi, Kolkata and more. T&Cs apply.

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Ho Chi Minh: 3-nights + flights from $905

Valid for travel from 1-25 March 2019. Includes return economy airfare from Perth, accommodation and breakfast. T&Cs apply.

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Asia flights from $473 return

Valid for travel from 1 February - 31 March 2019 with Malaysia Airlines. Destinations include Bali, Manila, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City and more. Sample fare is Perth-Kuala Lumpur.

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Wendy Wu Tours Wendy Wu Tours

$150 off solo travellers tours

Valid on select dates and solo Asia tours. Destinations include China, India, Vietnam, Cambodia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Wendy Wu Tours Wendy Wu Tours

Partner flies free

Valid for travel on select 2019-2020 Asia tours. Destinations include China, India, Nepal, Japan, Vietnam and more. T&Cs apply.

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Nexus Holidays Nexus Holidays

Up to $1,000 off 12-day Vietnam tour + flights with Singapore Airlines

Valid for travel from 9 March - 7 December 2019. Includes return economy class airfares, accommodation, transfers, daily meals and more. T&Cs apply.

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TourRadar TourRadar

Up to 50% off Asia tours

Valid for travel from September - December 2018 depending on the destination. Destinations include Bangkok, Bali, Manila, New Delhi, Hanoi and more. T&Cs apply.

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Get 10% off all Tick travel insurance policies

Want to save more on your Tick travel insurance policy? Just enter this code to receive a 10% discount on your cover to destinations like Bali, New Zealand, USA, Europe, Thailand, Fiji, Vietnam and more.

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Get up to 30% discount on travel insurance

Save on policies to Bali, New Zealand, USA, Europe, Thailand, Fiji, Vietnam and more when you purchase cover online. Terms and conditions apply.

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Wendy Wu Tours Wendy Wu Tours

Up to $500 off last-minute Asia tours

Valid for tours until 26 November 2018. Destinations include Vietnam, China, Japan, India, Nepal and more. T&Cs apply.

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$50 off tours

Valid until 31 December 2018 on select tours, including over Christmas. Destinations include China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and more. T&Cs apply.

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$100 off tours for senior card holders

Valid on 2018 dates depending on the destinations. Destinations include China, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Japan and more. T&Cs apply.

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Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific

Premium economy flights from $1,905 return

Valid for travel until 30 June 2019. Sample fare is Perth-Tokyo. Booking must be made 50 days in advance. Destinations include New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Vancouver, Toronto, China, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Amsterdam, Barcelona and more.

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Scoopon Scoopon

12-day Vietnam tour + flights for just $1,999

Valid for travel on select dates from 16 January 2018 - 30 March 2019. Includes land and cruise accommodation, meals, flights, airport transfers, guided tours and more. T&C's apply.

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Groupon Groupon

Up to 70% off hotel stays and vacation packages

Destinations include Gold Coast, Port Douglas, Bali, Phuket, Fiji, Vietnam and Hawaii. Sample packages include a 5-night stay in Surfers Paradise for $299 (Regularly $579) and a 5-night package to Fiji for $999 (Regularly $2101),

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Vietnam flight time

  • From Sydney: 8 hr 15 mins+
  • From Melbourne: 8 hr 05 mins+
  • From Perth: 8 hr 40 mins+
  • From Brisbane: 11 hr 40 mins+

Airlines that fly to Vietnam

  • AirAsia
  • Jetstar
  • Qantas
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Vietnam Airlines

Vietnam insider flight tips

  • Jetstar recently announced direct flights to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) from Sydney and Melbourne to start in May 2017. These fares can be significantly lower than direct flights from competing Vietnam Airlines and Qantas, although you’ll have to pay extra to check in baggage.
  • Many visitors to Vietnam fly into Ho Chi Minh City and out of Hanoi, or vice versa. Most online flight reservation sites let you make a multi-city booking; reserving in the same transaction is often no more expensive than booking return flights from the same airport. However, beware of booking separate one-way flights as this can work out to be very pricey.
  • To get to Vietnam from Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide or elsewhere in Australia you’ll have to change, most commonly in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, depending on the airline. Stopping for a visit is always an option as the cheapest flights are those with long layover times. Tours of a few hours with pick-up and drop-off at the terminal are available from some airports.
  • AirAsia and Jetstar almost always offer the lowest fares but checking in luggage will cost extra. If travelling with more than a few kilos it may be worth paying the extra to fly with a full-service airline that includes checked baggage in your fare, such as Vietnam Airlines, Thai Airways or Singapore Airlines. Check the airline’s website for specific route restrictions.

How to get from the airport

Hotel-organised airport transfers mean you don’t need to worry about having enough Dong when you arrive in Vietnam, as you’ll usually pay the hotel when you check out. Your driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals gate making it truly hassle-free.

You can fly to Da Nang Airport (DAD) with AirAsia, Jetstar or Vietnam Airlines, usually via Ho Chi Minh City. From here Da Nang city is a 10-minute drive; it’s 15 minutes to the beach resorts or around 45 minutes to Hoi An. Hanoi Airport (HAN) and Ho Chi Minh City Airport (SGN) are both served by private taxis or a shared minibus service that can be reserved and paid for at counters in the arrivals terminals. Alternatively public buses leave regularly during the day from outside the terminals of both airports for a nominal fare.

Unfortunately taxi scams are rife throughout Vietnam. It’s always best to reserve at a taxi counter at the airport or ask your hotel to organise it for you where possible. If not and you find one yourself, show the driver the name and address of where you are going or point to it on a map, agree to a price before getting in and make sure your driver uses the meter.

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