When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Da Nang?
The best time to find cheap flights to Da Nang is during the rainy low season from September to December. When it comes to pleasant weather and low costs, April to early May is the best time to go. Peak season is from May to August, which means more visitors, higher costs and warmer temperatures. Keep an eye out for cheap last-minute flights on Netflights for travel during the dry summer season.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Da Nang?
The best time to book low-cost Da Nang flights is as early as possible, especially during the peak season. The Da Nang International Fireworks Festival, one of the largest fireworks events in Asia, takes place during the summer, and prices will rise accordingly. If you are travelling during the wet season, bring an umbrella and a jacket with you, although temperatures are still warm enough for light clothing.
Flying to Da Nang International Airport (DAD)
Just two kilometres away from the Da Nang city centre lies Da Nang International Airport (DAD). It is Vietnam’s third-busiest international airport.
You can find cheap Da Nang flights from most major United Kingdom (UK) airports, like London Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast. Although none of these airports offer direct flights from the UK, they offer plenty of indirect flights with one or more stopovers along the way. Single-stop flights depart from London Heathrow and London Gatwick, while return flights with two or more connections depart from other airports, such as Birmingham and Glasgow. Stopovers will likely be in major cities, like Amsterdam, Paris, Seoul and Hong Kong. British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and Vietnam Airlines all offer flights to Da Nang.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Da Nang International Airport has two terminals: Terminal 1, which is reserved for domestic travel and Terminal 2, which serves international flights. Terminal 1 has three floors and a basement, while Terminal 2 has two, one for arrivals (ground floor) and another for departures (first floor). It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk between the terminals. DAD offers travellers basic amenities, like ATMs, banks, currency exchanges, shops, luggage packing, Wi-Fi (only in certain areas) and a couple of food courts and restaurants offering light meals and drinks.
Getting to the City from Da Nang International Airport (DAD)
Because Da Nang International Airport and Da Nang city centre are so close to each other, it is very convenient to take a taxi to your final destination. Taxis can be found outside the terminal of the arrivals hall. It takes five to ten minutes to reach the city centre. Alternatively, you can use a ride-sharing company to get to your accommodation. If you only have some light luggage with you, consider taking a motor taxi. It is the cheapest option available, and they can easily avoid any traffic situations on the road.
Why visit Da Nang?
Da Nang is surrounded by some of Vietnam’s most beautiful natural settings. Its number one draw is the beach, which stretches for 35 kilometres along the coast. My Khe Beach is perhaps the most well-known and popular, thanks to its warm waters, smooth sand and magnificent sunsets. Moving inland, don’t forget to visit the marble mountains. Here, you’ll find an abundance of caves, tunnels and ancient Buddhist temples to explore.
If you’re looking to have a bit of fun, then head to Asia Park, an amusement park with themed areas based on Asian countries. It boasts one of the largest Ferris wheels in the world, making it an excellent place to see the city from above. Walk and interact with the locals at colourful, local markets like Con Market and Han Market. You’ll find all sorts of goods, ranging from produce to handicrafts and clothing. It’s also the perfect place to try some delicious Vietnamese dishes like Mi Quang, a noodle dish, and Bánh Bèo, a steamed rice cake.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
Until 30 June 2018, British nationals travelling to Da Nang do not need a visa for stays up to 15 days, including entry and exit days. For visits of up to 30 days, you will need a visa. E-visas are available online, but they are limited to certain entry and exit points. For more flexibility, apply for a single-entry visa at your nearest Vietnam Embassy. If you are planning to make multiple visits within a short period of time, apply instead for a multiple-entry visa. The local currency is the Vietnamese dong.