Flights to Vietnam 2017–2018
Compare flights to Vietnam with Netflights for 2018. Few destinations are as fascinating as this one and buying Vietnam flights is just the beginning of your adventure. With its breathtaking scenery, bustling cities and unique culture, Vietnam is astonishing at any time of the year. From the busy streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to the quiet beaches of Phú Quốc Island, Vietnam has something for everyone. Netflights is here to help you compare and book cheap flights to Vietnam, so you can spend more money on the visit itself. Save time by taking direct flights to Vietnam, or save money by flying indirect. Netflights can help you locate outstanding deals on flights to Vietnam from the UK. Planning your 2018 trip to Vietnam is easy and stress-free.
When is the cheapest time to fly to Vietnam?
For those on a tight budget, the ideal times to visit Vietnam are at the beginning or end of the tourist season. The best cheap Vietnam flights can be found between March and April or September and October, as airlines are more likely to offer deals during the off-season. The airfare for UK to Vietnam flights in this period could drop anywhere from 5 percent to 30 percent. Fly on a Monday for the chance to save even more. Compare flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with Netflights.
When is the best time to book?
For most major airlines, the best time to book flights to Vietnam is typically seven to ten weeks before your departure. If you can look earlier, – six months plus – you could save even more money. Some lucky travellers have reported saving as much as 50 percent off the usual ticket price when they booked their tickets online six or seven months ahead of time. Booking on a Tuesday may also lower the cost of airfares. In addition, check cheap Vietnam flights with later departure times for more possible savings.
Which airlines fly to Vietnam?
A number of major airlines offer Vietnam flights from many UK airports. BA flights to Vietnam usually require a connection as does Singapore Airlines, which flies from Manchester or London via Singapore. Cathay Pacific provides flights from London to Vietnam via Hong Kong. These flight plans with stopovers present travellers with an opportunity to see somewhere new. For those who prefer to fly direct and save time instead of money, Vietnam Airlines has a nonstop route between London Heathrow and Hanoi.
What are the main airports in Vietnam?
Vietnam's international airports are situated near the country's two biggest cities, Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon to the Vietnamese) and Hanoi, the capital. As the two cities are just under 1,000 miles apart, it is certainly worth researching what airport is best suited for your travel plans. Many travellers opt to go from one city to the other over land to admire the scenery and experience Vietnam more fully.
Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
Tan Son Nhat International Airport is the biggest and busiest of Vietnam's airports. It is located about four miles north of the Ho Chi Minh City; transport to and from the airport takes very little time. In addition to being popular with international airlines, Tan Son Nhat International Airport offers domestic flights as well.
Nội Bài International Airport (HAN)
Hanoi is served by Nội Bài International Airport. Although the airport lies 28 miles away from the city centre, transportation to and from the city is good. This airport has two terminals and serves as Vietnam Airlines's hub, so plenty of direct flights to the capital will be available year-round. Nội Bài International Airport was recently renovated and name ‘Most Improved’ as a result.
How long does it take to get to Vietnam?
Direct flights from London to Vietnam take a minimum of 12 hours as 6,230 miles separate the two countries. Choosing a route with a layover ensures longer travel times, but provides travellers with more opportunities to move around and stretch. A stopover in Hong Kong or Singapore could give you a chance to explore these locations before continuing to your destination.
How many flights are there per day from the UK to Vietnam?
There are at least five flights per day to Vietnam from U.K. cities with at least one direct flight to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City each day.
Getting around the airports
Visitors arriving at the international Terminal 2 of Tan Son Nhat International Airport should be aware that ongoing metro construction work may complicate travel plans. Both airports in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi have money exchanges and A.T.M.s available in addition to plenty of shopping and dining options. Helpful staff are generally on hand to assist travellers.
Getting to the cities from airports
Local Vietnamese taxis are available at a cost but shuttle buses and metro connections are a far cheaper option for travelling between the airport and the city centre. Many major destinations in Vietnam are served by buses and trains leaving from the airport. It is often more convenient to arrange travel to the cities online when you book your flight. You can also book internal flights to Vietnam destinations when you buy your international flights as well.
Not to forget before your flight
Until the 30th of June 2018, British citizen passport holders can enter Vietnam for up 15 days without a visa. For longer visits (up to 30 days), apply for an e-visa online. Arrangements for the visa should be made well before your departure date. Bring a passport-sized photo with you as well. Check the weather before your travels. The northern and southern parts of the country enjoy very different weather patterns, and the weather can be a little unpredictable.
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