4 tips to book a cheap flight from Australia to Vietnam

The distance from Australia to Vietnam is 7753.3 Kilometers, and the approximate flight duration time from Canberra, Australia to Hanoi, Vietnam is 10 hrs, 0 mins. There are two types of flight from Australia to Vietnam: the direct and the transit ones. However, most airlines do not provide non-stop flights from Australia to Vietnam. So, it could take as long as 20 hours including layovers from Australia to Vietnam.

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1. Choose suitable type of routine from Australia to Vietnam: direct or transit

Obviously, the direct flights take less time but cost more money. The transit ones are more suitable for those who do not mind staying in the airplane for a long period of time and want to save some money for other purposes.

2. Choose suitable departure airport for  your trip to Vietnam from Australia

Choose the most suitable airport for your trip to Vietnam - Vietnam visa from Australia
Choose the most suitable airport for your trip to Vietnam

In Australia, there are as much as 607 working airports, including the 5 biggest ones namely Melbourne airport; Brisbane airport; Kingsford Smith – Sydney international airport; Adelaide international airport and Perth airport. For the flights from Australia to Vietnam, they land in two biggest airports in Vietnam, which are Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and Tan Son Nhat international airport in Ho Chi Minh city.

3. Choose suitable arrival airport and airlines

There are only two airports in Vietnam accept international flights from Australia, Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat international airports. These two airports are in the northern and southern parts of Vietnam, so it is advisable that you choose the one that is nearest to your destination. For example, if you plan to go to Sapa, which is in the northern part of Vietnam, you should choose the flight to Noi Bai airport, then take a bus or a train to your final destination. If choosing Tan Son Nhat airport, it will be too far away from your destination, and you will have to spend much more time and, money to travel to that destination. Choosing the flight to the appropriate airport helps save both the time and money and also the energy to enjoy your trip.

Also, different airlines have different price for the tickets. Let’s consider the price of some of the most common airlines that provide flights between Vietnam and Australia.

Qantas Airways with the flights from Sydney to Saigon of 358 $US dollars; from Melbourne to Hanoi with 780 $US dollars and to Saigon with 358 $US dollars; from Perth to Hanoi with 390 $US dollars and to Saigon with 325 $US dollars.

AirAsia with the flights from Perth to Hanoi with the price of 152 $US dollars and to Saigon with only 89 $US dollars; from Gold Coast to Hà Nội with 255 $US dollars and to Saigon with 262 $US dollars.

Tiger Air with the flights from Sydney to Hà Nội for 182 $US dollars and to Saigon with 130 $US dollars; from Melbourne to Hanoi with 168 $US dollars and to Saigon with 130 $US dollars; from Perth to Hanoi with 152 $US dollars and to Saigon with 109 $US dollars.

Jetstar Pacific flights from Sydney to Saigon cost 213 $US dollars; from Melbourne to Saigon with 151 $US dollars; from Perth to Hanoi with 139 $US dollars and to Saigon with 106 $US dollars.

4. Get ticket on special offer by airlines

As you can see from above, different airlines have different prices and they often compete with each other in order to attract a greater number of customers. Also on special occasion like the independence’s day of each country or in some special holiday, airlines often provide special deals and discount on the airplane tickets. Flights from Jetstar Pacific are also significantly cheaper and more affordable, this airline also provides lots of discount for its customers. Therefore, if paying attention to airlines’ websites and their offer, travelers will have more chance to buy a cheaper ticket from Australia to Vietnam.

However, please be noted that the price of the tickets always comes along with the quality of the flight. So before choosing a flight, remember to consider the convenience, the quality, the safety and the price, all together to choose the most appropriate flight.