Cheap flights to Vietnam you can book in 2022

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Discover ancient temples, imperial ruins and French architecture with flights to Nội Bài International Airport in Hanoi and Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City from Sydney and Melbourne. You can depart from Perth, Darwin and Brisbane with a quick domestic stopover. Book your flights and get ready to hike through rice terraces, kayak in Halong Bay, explore the Cu Chi Tunnels and sample quality coffee and pho.

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How much are flights to Vietnam?

When departing from cities across Australia, you can expect to pay less than $900 for a return fare. If your departure city is Perth, you're in luck. Not only will you have a shorter flight time to Vietnam, the average cost of return flight will only set you back around $450. When booking your flights, keep in mind you're likely to find a better price for flights to Ho Chi Minh City than Hanoi.

When is the cheapest time to fly to Vietnam?

It comes as no surprise that travelling outside of peak school holiday periods and towards the end of the wet season means you're less likely to be competing with other travellers to secure the best deals. From most cities in Australia, travelling between August-November is a great time to head to the north of Vietnam as it starts to dry up, but if you can handle some rain, add the south to your list and you can make your way around the whole country without the weather becoming an issue. If you're hoping to travel within the first half of the year, May offers the cheapest prices and promising weather.

How far in advance should I book my flights to Vietnam?

If you know the exact dates you want to travel, it's best to book your flights 5-7 weeks in advance for both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Frequently asked questions about flights to Vietnam

How long does it take to fly to Vietnam?

This is how much time you can expect to spend in the air when flying to Hanoi.

  • Sydney: 9 hours, 35 minutes
  • Melbourne: 12 hours, 25 minutes
  • Brisbane: 12 hours, 5 minutes
  • Perth: 10 hours
  • Adelaide: 11 hours, 30 minutes

This is how much time you can expect to spend in the air when flying to Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Sydney: 8 hours, 25 minutes
  • Melbourne: 8 hours, 20 minutes
  • Brisbane: 11 hours, 40 minutes
  • Perth: 8 hours, 45 minutes
  • Adelaide: 10 hours 30

Which airlines fly to Vietnam from Australia?

Flights from Australia to Vietnam will land at either Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi or Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Travellers departing from Sydney and Melbourne can fly direct to Vietnam with Australian-owned airline, Jetstar, and Vietnam Airlines. Flights from other major Australian cities with Air Asia, Cathay Pacific, Scoot and Singapore Airlines have flights with a stopover available.

  • AirAsia: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
  • Cathay Pacific: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
  • Jetstar: Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
  • Singapore Airlines: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
  • Scoot: Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
  • Vietnam Airlines: Melbourne and Sydney

Where is the airport in Vietnam?

Flights from Australia to Vietnam will land at either Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi or Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

How long does it take to get to the airport?

Getting to Hanoi Airport will take you no longer than 40 minutes from popular tourist areas.

  • Ba Dinh District: 30 minutes (23.7 kilometres)
  • Old Quarter: 36 minutes (24.9 kilometres)
  • French Quarter: 37 minutes (25.4 kilometres)
  • Hanoi West Lake: 26 minutes (21.2 kilometres)

Make your way to and from Ho Chi Minh City Airport in less than 2 hours from the surrounding districts.

  • Saigon: 19 minutes (7.4 kilometres)
  • Binh Than: 22 minutes (7.2 kilometres)
  • Phu My Hung: 1 hour, 38 minutes (53.2 kilometres)

For a smooth airport to hotel journey, you can organise airport transfers through your accommodation when booking. Your driver will be waiting at the arrivals gate when you land and will pick you up a few hours before your flight departs to ensure you have enough time to check-in.

Hanoi Airport and Ho Chi Minh City Airport are both served by private taxis and a shared minibus service that can be reserved and paid for in the arrivals terminal. Alternatively, public buses leave regularly during the day from outside the terminals of both airports for a nominal fare.

It's always best to reserve transport at a taxi counter at the airport or ask your hotel to organise it for you where possible. If you decide to organise your own transport, show the driver the name and address of where you are going or point it out on a map, agree to a price before getting in and make sure your driver uses the meter.

Do I need a visa to travel to Vietnam from Australia?

Yes. Australians need to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam. You can apply for an e-visa that is valid for 30 days via the Vietnamese Government's e-visa portal and apply for a tourist visa directly through the Vietnamese embassy's website.

If your parents or partner are Vietnamese, you may be eligible to apply for a separate visa that allows you to enter the country freely for a period of five years.

Am I required to book an onward or return flight from Vietnam?

It is best to have a ticket booked to prove you will be leaving Vietnam before the date your visa expires. Some airlines do not let passengers board the aircraft if a return flight or onward travel is not booked in advance.

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