Flights to Vietnam
Why book a flight to Vietnam with Flight Centre
Sprawling verdant bays, bustling vibrant streets, sleepy beachside towns; you'll find all this and more with flights to Vietnam. As one of the largest travel retailers, we work closely with the world's leading airlines to ensure we offer the best flights to Vietnam, for the best prices. The below are just a sample of our latest airfare prices. For a bespoke quote and up to the minute prices, call one of our Airfare Experts on 0800 587 0058 today.
Vietnam airfares and flight deals
How long does it take to fly to Vietnam?
Flights from the UK to Vietnam generally disembark at Noi Bai International Airport, serving the capital city of Hanoi in the north, or Tan Son Nhat International Airport, serving Ho Chi Minh City in the south. Direct, non-stop flights typically take around 11 hours and 5 minutes from London to Hanoi, while flights including a stopover in Bangkok, Dubai, France, Qatar or Turkey can take around 16 hours. From Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, it is possible to travel around the country overland.
Major international airlines that fly to Vietnam from the UK
For more information refer to our airline guide.
Main airports in Vietnam
As an incredibly spread out country, Australia boasts a large number of domestic airports. The country’s main international airports include:
- Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City
- Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi
- Da Nang International Airport
UK departure airports that fly to Vietnam
- London (two main airports - Heathrow and Gatwick, but six altogether)
For stays of up to 15 days, British passport holders can visit Vietnam without a visa. Travellers visiting for up to 30 days will need to obtain an e-visa (US$25) online in advance of travel. For stays longer than 30 days, visitors will need to arrange a visa with the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK before departure. Please chat to your Flight Centre Travel Expert to find out more.
Things to do in Vietnam
Vietnam is a hodgepodge of experiences, serving up history, culture and natural beauty in spades. Halong Bay, the Cu Chi Tunnels and the Imperial City complex offer up some of the best things to do in Vietnam, but there’s plenty more to discover on a holiday here…
North is where most people enter the country, in the bustling capital of Hanoi. From here you can get a real feel for that city freneticism that parts of Southeast Asia are known for, and also arrange side trips to see the towering limestone karsts of Halong Bay and Bat Trang, or to the iconic Perfume Pagoda.
For a dose of Vietnam at its most authentic, head for the ancient town of Hoi An. Located in central Vietnam, it’s full to the brim with beautiful, quirky architecture: think Japanese bridges, Chinese pagodas and French windows, all set against a vibrant rainbow of houses and restaurants.
In the south, from Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), you’ll be spoilt with things to see and do. Meander through the labyrinth that is the Cu Chi Tunnels – famous for the part it played in the Vietnam War – and stock up on local fare and souvenirs at the beloved Ben Thanh Market. This is where you can really put your haggling skills to the test. Be sure to catch a show at the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre too, and grab a delicious cup of Vietnamese coffee.