Local Airlines There are four carriers offering domestic flights in Vietnam. Flights are relatively cheap and are a faster and more comfortable alternative to buses or trains. The national carrier is Vietnam Airlines & Jetstar Pacific Airlines also operate locally. A newcomer to the market is VietJet Air, which offers budget pricing. A great resource for domestic flights is vietnamflight.net
There are a plethora of airlines offering flights to Vietnam. There are 8 international airports in the country but the two main ports of entry are Hanoi’s Noi Bai (HAN) and Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat (SGN) international airports. The number of direct routes are limited and most flights departing from these regions to Vietnam involve a transit stop. This will likely change in 2020 when Long Thanh International Airport opens in the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City.
Noi Bai International Airport
30km from Hanoi’s city centre, a VND400.000 taxi ride, leave yourself up to an hour to get there, depending on traffic. If you are arriving, you can take a taxi to Hanoi but be sure to get a fixed rate. Check your flight status online at hanoiairportonline.com/fight-status.