A trip to Vietnam offers historic locations, outstanding beauty and awe-inspiring sites for an all-round unforgettable time.
Visitors that book a cheap flight to Vietnam will get access to a fascinating country that is easy to navigate from Hanoi in the north to Ho Chi Minh City in the south. There are plenty of places worth exploring while travelling through the country, such as Sapa with its traditionally farmed rice fields to Phu Quoc Island which is the country's largest island.
When is the best time to book a flight to Vietnam?
Cheap flight tickets to Vietnam will depend on a variety of factors, such as the time of year and season. Many of the highest prices are noticed in the summer (July and August), while the major local event or holidays like Tet, the Vietnamese New Year can lead to a busy period. It can be particularly difficult to reserve a flight to Vietnam during the holidays unless it is booked well in advance.
Many travellers to Vietnam will notice the best prices are found at the start of the year, such as January to June and September to December.
How to find the most attractive flight deals?
US travellers have a variety of options to reach Vietnam. It helps to shop around and search one of the many online travel providers. A price comparison site gives the option to check details across multiple flights and carrier options to help source the cheap airfare.
For many travellers looking to find the cheapest flight to Vietnam, a great course of action is to find an indirect flight that passes through one of the major hubs in Asia. For instance, it may be possible to find the favourable prices by booking a flight that travels from Los Angeles (LAX) to Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat International Airport) via Bangkok
Even though the overnight stay in a city like Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei or Bangkok will extend the arrival time in Vietnam, it is a great way to get a short introduction to a different country. Additionally, there are many airlines that include a hotel room as part of the fare if an overnight stay is necessary.
Additionally, it can be useful to book a flight early if planning to travel during peak periods, such as the summer or major events in the local area.
What are the major airports in Vietnam?
Travellers to Vietnam are likely to arrive at one of the two major international airports: Ho Chi Minh City has Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in the south or Hanoi has Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) in the north. There is an international airport in Da Nang which does accept fewer flights. Additionally, there are many more domestic airports located throughout the country.
How long is the flight from the US to Vietnam?
Whether you intend to fly to Vietnam for a romantic getaway, business trip or a family holiday, it may be necessary to consider the duration of the flight in the planning process.
Let's take a look at a few of the flight times to reach Vietnam:
New York to Ho Chi Minh City equals a flight time of 19 hours 30 minutes
Washington DC to Hanoi equals a flight time of 17 hours 15 minutes
Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh City equals a flight time of 16 hours 5 minutes
North Carolina to Ho Chi Minh City equals a flight time of 17 hours 35 minutes
Chicago to Da Nang equals a flight time of 20 hours 50 minutes
San Francisco to Ho Chi Minh City equals a flight time of 18 hours 25 minutes
Boston to Ho Chi Minh City equals a flight time of 21 hours 25 minutes
Which airline carriers fly to Vietnam?
Flights to Vietnam are possible from several airline carriers based in the United States. A popular choice to find the cheap airfare to Vietnam includes American Airlines, which offers great flexibility in booking a wide variety of flight routes.
Other airline carriers that US travellers can take for the flight to Vietnam include Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, and Emirates. Most of the flights include a stop so it will benefit to research the different options to find a flight to Vietnam that matches the specific needs.
After arriving at your Vietnam airport
Once you arrive in Vietnam, there are plenty of transport options to complete the onward journey to your hotel. All of the international airports are well served by minibus service, taxi companies and public bus. Travel to the city is certain to be most comfortable with a taxi ride, but will be more expensive than a bus which is the cheapest option.
Other options to get around the country for intercity travel include the domestic plane services and train. Addition, the local waters of the Mekong Delta can make a very scenic solution to travel in the country.
Tips for travelling in Vietnam
Any US citizen travelling to Vietnam for a leisure or business reasons is required to hold a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining, as well as an entry-visa for the duration of the stay.
The most popular type of visa to Vietnam for foreign travellers is the tourist visa (Vietnam visa information). There are several options to apply for a visa. The traditional method of applying at a local Vietnamese embassy or consulate is still popular and this gives the option to have everything organised before leaving your home country. However, it isn't the most convenient method and does cost more than applying online. A cost-effective option is to apply for the visa on arrival that can be organised online via a Vietnam travel agency. Additionally, there is the option to apply for an e-visa using the government's official site.