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.
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.
Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Only 10km’s from Ho Chi Minh City’s city centre, Tan Son Nhat is the busiest airport in Vietnam with over 16 million passengers traveling through every year. It should only be a VND200.000 taxi ride to the airport from the centre of town. A new airport is currently being built 50km’s outside the city and should be operational in 2020.