Getting here and advice about your stay

By air

Vietnam Airlines is the national state-owned airline: The majority of inbound and outbound flights are joint operations between Vietnam airlines and foreign airlines.

There are domestic flights operating between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, a distance of 1,650 km, which takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.   


Getting from the airport

It is advisable to use metered taxis outside airports and around town. Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) is 32 km from Hanoi. Licensed buses and taxis are available.

Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN) is 7 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Licensed buses and taxis are available.

Da Nang International Airport (DAD) is located in Da Nang, the largest city in central Vietnam. Licensed buses and taxis are available.



When checking into a hotel, you will have to surrender your passport so that the hotel can register your presence with the local police. Make sure that your passport is returned and kept in a safe place. You should not use your passport as a deposit for renting a hotel room. If you are staying in private accommodation, you will still be expected to register. It is advisable to ask your host to help you with your registration as soon as you arrive. If you do not register you may be fined.

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Time zone

Vietnam is seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Travel advice

Before travelling to Vietnam, check the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) for the latest country information and up-to-date travel advice:

(Source – UKTI)


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