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Vietnam Airports Travel Guide 2024

Vietnam Airports Travel Guide

Welcome to Vietnam, a country known for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture. As you embark on your journey through this Southeast Asian gem, one aspect that cannot be overlooked is the extensive network of airports that connect various regions across the country. Whether you are planning a visit to the bustling capital city of Hanoi, exploring the ancient town of Hoi An, or marvelling at the natural wonders of Halong Bay, this comprehensive travel guide will provide you with all the essential information about Vietnam’s airports. From tips on navigating airport facilities and transportation options, this article aims to ensure a smooth and enjoyable travel experience in Vietnam.

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Travel tip:

Air Asia, the budget carrier, has flights into Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang and Nha Trang, from major Asian cities.

What is the best airport to fly to in Vietnam?

This is a question we get asked quite often.  The answer depends on where you are visiting and what you intend to do when visiting Vietnam.

If you are considering just visiting Northern Vietnam we would recommend flying into and out of Hanoi.

If you are considering visiting Central Vietnam we would recommend flying into and out of Da Nang.

If you are considering visiting Southern Vietnam we would recommend flying into and out of Ho Chi Minh City.

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If you are flying only to one destination check out our list of major Airports below:

List of Vietnam’s Major Airports:

  1.  Can Tho International Airport (VCA)
  2.  Chu Lai International Airport (VCL)
  3.  Da Lat International Airport (DLI)
  4.  Da Nang International Airport (DAD)
  5.  Hai Phong International Airport (HPH)
  6.  Hanoi International Airport (HAN)
  7.  Ho Chi Minh City Airport (SGN)
  8.  Hue International Airport (HUI)
  9.  Nha Trang International Airport (CXR)
  10.  Phu Quoc International Airport (PQC)
  11.  Quang Ninh International Airport (VDO)
Vietnam Airlines
Vietnam Airlines photo by Nel Botha Pixabay

Can Tho International Airport (Iata Code VCA)

Can Tho Airport is located in the Cuu Luong Province and provides airport facilities for the province and for travel in the Mekong Delta. It is located 8km North-west of the city of Can Tho.

There are 2 floors to the terminal in 2 main areas:

  • The Domestic Terminal Area for departures and arrivals is to the left
  • The International Terminal Area for departures and arrivals is to the right

Although it is called an International Airport there are currently no international carriers landing. Most of the flights are domestic from:

  • Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phu Quoc
  • Con Dao
  • Danang

In the future Can Tho Airport is planning to have more domestic flights from:

  • Da Lat
  • Hue
  • Vinh

Domestic Airlines servicing Can Tho:


Vietnam Airlines

Bamboo Airlines

There is an airport bus to Can Tho city which runs from 05.30 am to 18.30 pm, every 6 minutes and costs VND 5,000 (USD0.25) – Phuong Trang Airport Bus Service takes 55 minutes to travel 23 km.

There are taxi’s available at the front of the terminal. Mai Linh Taxis are reputable and cost between VND 120,000 (USD6.00) and VND 150,000 (USD7.5).

Can Tho Airport Hotels


You can book a private transfer from Can Tho Airport to your City Hotel here

Chu Lai International Airport (Iata Code VCL)

Currently, Chu Lai Airport only services flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. It is located 33 km from Tam Ky City.  It takes 20 minutes to by taxi to the city.

Domestic Airlines that service Chu Lai are:


Vietnam Airlines

Bamboo Airways

Pacific Airlines

Hotels located near the Chu Lai International Airport:



Da Lat International Airport (Iata Code DLI)

Da Lat Airport is known as Lien Khuong and is located 30 kms south of Da Lat. It mainly services domestic flights from:

  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Hanoi
  • Da Nang
  • Hue
  • Hai Phong
  • Vinh
  • Phu Quoc

The major carriers servicing the airport are:

  • Bamboo Airways
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Vietjet

Shuttle buses are available from the airport to the city for VND40,000 (USD1.75). Tickets can be purchased from ticket booths located at the front of the terminal.

Taxis are available for VND200,000 (USD8.70).

Da Lat (Lien Khuong Airport Hotels)


Da Lat Hotels


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Da Nang Airport (Iata Code DAD)

Da Nang International Airport is located 2 km from Da Nang City.

Domestic Flights are from:


Ho Chi Minh City


Can Tho


Nha Trang

Phu Quoc

Buon Ma Thout

Domestic Airlines Servicing Da Nang

Vietnam Air

Vietjet Air

Bamboo Airways

Pacific Airlines

Current International Arrivals

Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.

Current International Airlines

JinAir, Air Asia and Thai Vietjet Air.

You can fly into Da Nang and then travel to Hue 93 km away which takes approximately 2 hours. You can pre-book a private transfer here.

If you are visiting Hoi An we would recommend flying into Da Nang.  It is only a 30 km journey which takes approximately 48 minutes.

For information on private transfers and shuttles from Da Nang to Hoi An click here for more information.

Taxis are available and are metered. It will cost between USD3 – 5 for the 10-minute ride to the city of Da Nang from Da Nang Airport.

The local bus is an 8-minute walk from the terminal.

Grab is available in Danang.

Da Nang Airport Hotels


Da Nang Airport to City Transfers

Take the worry out of your transportation arrangements in Vietnam and pre-book a transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle from Da Nang Airport to hotels in Da Nang city centre, or the other way around.



In Da Nang we stayed at the Pullman Da Nang Beach Resort & Spa – one of the closest hotels to the airport. You can read our review here.

Hai Phong International Airport

Catbi Airport
Cat Bi Airport Vietnam Pixabay photo by Tuan Hung guyen

Hai Phong Airport is also known as Cat Bi Airport and is located 8 km south-east of Hai Phong city.

The terminal has departures on the 2nd floor with domestic check-in gates from 1 – 16 and international check-in gates from 17 – 29.

There are domestic flights to:

  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phu Quoc
  • Pleiku
  • Nha Trang
  • Da Lat
  • Da Nang
  • Ban Me Thuot
  • Qui Nhon
  • Can Tho
  • Hanoi

Domestic Carriers are:

Vietnam Airlines

Bamboo Airways


Hahn Air

International flights include:

  • Macau
  • Seoul

International Airlines that service Hai Phong are:

  • Vietjet
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Emirates

Taxis are available from the airport to the city for between VND 12,000 – 17,000 and 0.50 – 0.70 USD cents per km.

You can pre-book a private car transfer from Cat Bi Airport to Hai Phong

Cat Bi Airport Hotels





Hanoi Airport

Hanoi Airport is called Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) and is located 45 km from the city centre.

For a private transfer from Noi Bai Airport to your hotel click here for more information.



Hanoi City Buses are available for VND 5,000 (USD0.3). As you exit the terminal on the right look for buses 7 & 17. The journey time is 1 hour. The buses run every 15 – 20 minutes from 5.00 am to 10.00 pm.

Grab, the alternative to Uber,  is available from the terminal to the city. You will need to download the Grab app before travelling. There may be an airport departure fee for your Grab journey, check with your driver.

There are taxis from Hanoi Airport to the city, they are metered and are available from the arrivals level of the Domestic and International terminals.

The journey takes 30 minutes and costs approximately VND320,000 (USD14.00).


In Hanoi, we stayed at the Pullman Hanoi Hotel. You can read our weekend in Hanoi itinerary and a review of the hotel here.

Hanoi Airport Hotels



Hanoi Airport is serviced by over 20 international carriers.

Ho Chi Minh City Airport

Saigon Airport at Night
Saigon Airport photo by Tuan Hung Nguyen Pixabay

Ho Chi Minh City’s International Airport is called Tan Son Nhat (SGN) and is located 6 km north of the centre of the city – District 1.

For transfers between the airport and your city hotel click here for more information.


Airport Bus #109 runs from the International Airport to Pham Ngu Lao Street from 05.30 am to 01.30 am daily. It takes 45 minutes and costs VDN20,000 (USD0.90)

Grab is available in Ho Chi Minh City.

Taxis – the main taxi rank is to the left as you exit the terminal. Taxis should be metered, make sure that you ask them to turn the meter on when you enter.  Average costs to District 1 are between VND 150,000 – VND 170,000 (USD6.50 – USD7.50). There is a VND 10,000 (USD0.50) airport surcharge.

In Ho Chi Minh City, we stayed at the Pullman Saigon Centre. You can read our article on a suggested 5-day itinerary in Saigon and a review of the hotel here.


Related reading: Where to Stay in Ho Chi Minh City

Hue Airport

Hue Airport is called Phu Bai Airport (HUI) is 15 km from Hue City.

For a private transfer from Hue Airport to your Hue Hotel click here for more information.



Airport buses are available to the city centre from VND30,000 – VND 40,000 (USD1.30 – USD1.75).

Hue Taxi’s are a fixed price at VND150,000 (USD9.00).

Grab – there is no Grab available in Hue

For a private transfer with sightseeing from Hue to Hoi An read here for full information.

Phu Bai Airport Hotels (NB Move the map to source hotels, there are not many available.)


Hue Hotels


Domestic Flights into Hue:

Ho Chi Minh City



Phu Quoc

Domestic carriers servicing Hue

Vietjet Air

Vietnam Airlines

Bamboo Airways


Nha Trang Airport (CXR)

Nha Trang Airport is called Cam Ranh International Airport.  It is located 30 km from the town of Cam Ranh in the Khanh Hoa province.

Domestic Arrivals from:



Ho Chi Minh City

Hai Phong

Da Nang

Phu Quoc

Domestic Carriers:

Vietnam Airlines


Bamboo Airways

International Arrivals from:


Kuala Lumpur

International Carriers servicing are Air Seoul, Jeju Air and Air Asia.

Facilities include shopping, currency exchange, ATMs.

There are fixed fares for taxis to the city depending on your final destination which ranges from VND 200,000 (USD9.00) to VND 300,000 (USD 13.00). Mai Linh is the reputable taxi company you should consider, but agree the price up front.

The best bus company from Nha Trang Airport to Nha Trang City Centre is Dat Moi. You can purchase tickets from the Dat Moi Desk in the terminal for VND 60,000 (USD2.60). The journey takes 1 hour to travel 35 km. It is bus #18 and runs from 05.00 am to 21.55 pm and drops at 10 Yersin Street Nha Trang in the city centre.

Nha Trang Airport Transfers


Airport Hotels Nha Trang



Phu Quoc International Airport

Phu Quoc International Airport is located 30 km south of downtown Phu Quoc (Duong Dong).

Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet and Bamboo Airways service the airport.

International arrivals currently are from Seoul.

Taxi counters are outside the arrival terminals.

The cost of taxis ranges from  VND90,000 (USD3.90) to VND600,00 (USD26.00) depending on your destination.

There is a shuttle bus that runs from the airport to Duong Dong and tickets are priced at VND50,000 (USD2.15)

You can pre-book a private transfer from the airport here.


Phu Quoc Hotels



Some hotels provide transfers from the airport to their hotel.

Quang Ninh International Airport

Quang Ninh International Airport is known as Van Don and is located on Van Don Island in the Bai Tu Long archipelago 50 km from Ha Long Bay.

As it is a new airport recently opened in 2018 air ticket prices are still quite high with limited services being offered.


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