How to travel to Vietnam by air

This is the most convenient way to enter Vietnam. Formalities at Vietnam’s international airports are generally smoother than at land borders, as volume of traffic is greater.

Network of Airports in Vietnam

For both International and Domestic flights: Noi Bai (35km northwest of Hanoi), Tan Son Nhat (in Ho Chi Minh City), Danang (in Danang city).

For Domestic flights only (North to South): Muong Thanh (in Dien Bien), Son La (in Son La), Cat Bi (in Hai Phong city), Vinh (in Nghe An), Phu Bai (in Hue), Pleiku (in Pleiku), Buon Ma Thuot (in Dak Lak province), Cam Ranh (in Nha Trang), Dalat (in Da Lat), Can Tho (in Can Tho city) and Phu Quoc (in Phu Quoc island).

International flights

Cities having direct flights to Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airport includes: Bangkok, Beijing, Franfurt, Fukuoka, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Kuala Lumpur, Kunming, Manila, Melbourne, Moscow, Osaka, Paris, Phnom Penh, Pusan, Seoul, Siem Reap, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, Vientiane. Check more new international Fight tours in Vietnam.

If entering through Danang airport, you can only fly from Bangkok.

If there’s no direct flight to Vietnam, the best way is taking a flight to Bangkok or Hong Kong and gets a connecting flight on arrival. You can either stay there several days for leisure (recommended for shopping) before flight to Vietnam. As they are two greatest hubs of Southeast Asia (many flights daily), you can depart at flexible time and have significant savings on ticket prices.

Domestic routes

Domestic flights are operated by Pacific Airlines (airline code: BL – and Vietnam Airlines (mostly), the state-owned flag carrier with modern fleet of Airbuses and Boeings. They offer a lot of daily flights and give many options for air travel throughout the country. But due to the low infrastructure, flights are always overbooked and cannot be reserved overseas. Cancellation and late flight are common.

As they’re our only choices in Vietnam, you’d better have a travel agent to book and secure domestic flights and keep informed on its status. Check the domestic flights hereVietnam Airlines Timetable 2006.

Ticket reconfirmation

Depended on airliners’ policy, when you are in Vietnam, you should reconfirm the tickets 48 hours or 24 hours prior departure time to avoid any delay or cancellation or unsecured seat (automatically cancelled by system). Please check with ticket seller whether your tickets are required to do or not. Reconfirmation can be done at any their booking offices in Vietnam. Normally, your travel agent in Vietnam will do it as it takes a bit time.

Vietnam Airlines

Hanoi: 1 Quang Trung Str., Hanoi, tel: (84-4) 832-0320
Saigon: 116-118 Nguyen Hue Blvd., tel: (84-8) 829-2118

Pacific Airlines

Hanoi: 152 Le Duan Str., tel: (84-4) 518-1503
Saigon: 77 Le Thanh Ton Str., District 1, tel: (84-8) 823-1285

Jetstar Pacific Airlines

Hanoi: Noi Bai ticket room: (84-4) 3 5844468

Saigon: Tan Son Nhat ticket room: 08.38487176


Saigon: Tan Son Nhat international airport

Tel : 84 – 8 – 3 848 7449
Fax : 84 – 8 – 3 848 9343

Da Nang city: Da Nang international airport

Tel: 84 – 8 – 35474174

Phu Quoc island: Phu Quoc international airport

Hue: Phu Bai international airport

Da Lat: Lien Khuong airport

Vinh city: Vinh airport

Hai Phong city: Cat Bi international airport

Tel : 84 – 31.327.3031 

Fax : 84 – 31.327.3031

Ha Noi: Noi Bai international airport

Tel : 84 – 4 – 3 728 1768

Fax : 84 – 4 – 3 728 2808

32 Tran Hung Dao street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi

Air Mekong:

Hot line: (04)6 6552 888 – (04)6 6552 999