Air-travel is the most effective way to cover stretching length of Vietnam. It is no doubt faster and more comfortable than many other means of transport. It may save you a lot of time and energy to enjoy all the wonder Vietnam has to offer. Some, however, say no to flights so that they won’t miss the chance to enjoy mind-blowing views alongside and at the same time to keep their budget as healthy as possible.
You may consider all these, yet needless to be very careful as Vietnamese aviation is also flying high and catching with regional pace. Competitions among local airlines make it now possible for you to earn more comfortable choice at reasonable cost.
Buying air-ticket is none of the matter. Off big holidays like Tet, it is best to book directly at airlines’ booking offices or just buy through their agents around major cities and towns. They ask you no more than the airlines. You may also make your e-booking via their websites or sales centers. Should you need to change your reservation, please confirm with their offices or authorized agents 24 hours prior the flight departure.
Note: 1080 is a local help number with which you may consult English speaking operators for information on flight, train and bus timetables as well as other useful intelligence. It is not free yet cheap (domestically called only).
Airlines in Vietnam There are currently four airlines in Vietnam:
Jestar Pacific Airlines
The airway market in Vietnam now has only seven domestic companies. The biggest and most influential one is Vietnam Airlines, a state – owned airway corporation, which makes up approximately 70% of domestic market share. Following it are the two private airlines named Jet Star Pacific and Air Mekong, which focus more on low-cost air market. Some other small and new airlines such as Blue Sky Air, Vasco and the latest licensed Vietjet Air are growing slowly in the Vietnam airways market.
Domestic flights in Vietnam are rising in both number of routes and frequency. The most frequent flights are between main cities, especially those with larger airports such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. There are also many direct flights, though at fewer frequency to tourism destinations such as Dien Bien, Nha Trang, Hai Phong and Dalat.
Vasco and Air Mekong recently open new routes to Southern islands such as Con Dao and Phu Quoc. You can find travel deals by visiting their websites frequently.
Vietnam popular domestic routes:
1 – Ho Chi Minh City- Hanoi: over 10 daily flights back and forth, operated by Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific and Air Mekong. One way ticket is around $100.
2 – Ho Chi Minh City- Da Nang: daily flights by Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific. One way ticket is around $70.
3 – Hanoi- Da Nang: daily flights by Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific. One way ticket is around $70.
4 – Hanoi- Phu Quoc: flights operated by Air Mekong. One way ticket is about $85.
5 – Ho Chi Minh City- Phu Quoc: flights operated by Vietnam Airlines and Air Mekong. One way ticket is about $50.
How to reserve and book your air ticket:
To book tickets for your flights, you can either book online on the airlines’ websites or contact a travel agency (“”) as you arrive in Vietnam. Either online or by phone, you will be able to check the time and ticket price. Price for domestic flights do not have a wide range between the agencies; however, it matters how long in advance you get your tickets.
Most air tickets now take the electronic form, which will be sent to your email. Make sure that all the details on the ticket such as your name and flight date are correct to avoid any unwanted problems.