As you know, the time zone in Vietnam is GMT +7 and the time zone in US is GMT -7. The US is 8,429 miles/13 565 km far from Vietnam, according to Travel Math’s data.
Let’s find the answers for “How to get to Vietnam from US?” Or “How long will it take to fly from Vietnam to US?” in this article.
In fact, the time of flying from the United States to Vietnam depends on many factors, including:
Where to transit? How many times of transit? and How long of transit?
Depending on which airline you choose, the transit point and transit time may vary. EVA Air, for example, is a Taiwanese airline that will transit in Taipei. Many flights have to transit to 2 or 3 points making the time to come to Vietnam quite long. Most US flights or flights from the United States to Vietnam are transited at major airports such as Taipei (TPE), Tokyo (NRT), Guangzhou (CAN), Seoul (ICN) or Singapore (SIN).
The territory of the United States is quite large in more than 50 states and countless cities. Depending on where you depart from, the time of flying from the US to Vietnam may vary.
Weather and security
In summary, due to the factors mentioned above, the question “How many hours is it to fly from the US to Vietnam?” does not have the only answer that can fluctuate between 17 and 30 hours.
Here are some routes to Saigon (Vietnam) from a number of US cities with many tourists often choose to depart from. The transit point and flight time of each airline are listed in detail for your reference:
San Jose, Tokyo
American Airlines, Vietnam Airlines
American Airlines, JAL
Cathay Pacific, Vietnam Airlines
The above table also partly answer the question “Where to transit if flying from the US to Vietnam?” and “How many times to transit?”. According to the data, the US passengers often choose to fly some familiar airlines such as EVA Air, China Airline or Vietnam Airlines because of the relatively short transit time, departure time, food, flight time, etc. with the habit of the majority of US tourists..
American Airlines passengers fly from Los Angeles to Vietnam with only one night on the plane. The transit time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes in Tokyo. The total time of flying including transit time is about 17 hours. So far, this is the fastest flight between the US and Vietnam.
To help you find the answer for the question: How to get Vietnam visa for US travelers, we analyze 3 following ways. Or you also can refer to Vietnam Visa for US citizens here.
♦ Apply at the Vietnamese embassy in the United States or a third country with a Vietnamese diplomatic mission: This is the most common way when the Vietnamese government has not applied the visa policy with technological solutions or where Vietnam has no diplomatic mission.
→ Advantages: You will be posted visa on the passport.
→ Disadvantages: The complex procedure, the highest cost, the high ability to refuse, the 7-day review period. If you have a urgent need during the day, it will be difficult to meet.
♦ Electronic visa application (e-visa): This is a new visa policy applied by the Vietnamese government for nationals of 40 countries from February 1, 2017, including the United States.
→ Advantages: convenient, just go to the website to enter information and wait for approval, the fee of 25 dollars (pretty cheap).
→ Disadvantages: Website interface is not user-friendly, difficult to operate, only one entry and stay up to 30 days. In order to be granted an electronic visa, you must complete the information in accordance with each process, especially for long-term approval. You can try to apply for an electronic visa at this address: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt
♦ Visa on arrival: This is the policy for international travel companies, prestigious organizations in Vietnam which can guarantee customers, partners to Vietnam for a variety of purposes. Its full process is very simple, you can see here: Vietnam visa on arrival.
→ Advantages: fast, meeting urgent needs within 1 hour, the simple implementation, cheap cost. There are many options of time, purpose, number of times.
→ Disadvantages: Another step is to stamp your visa at Vietnam airport. If you want to enter Vietnam by road, you will not be able to apply in this way.
We hope that this article helps you find the right answer to the question “How long does it take to fly from the US to Vietnam” and “how to get Vietnam visa for US citizens” as well? And choose the best airline for you!