Vietnam

Get in

06/05/2013 16:25


Flying to Vietnam

From Europe

Paris is the best starting point for the direct flights. Both Vietnam Airlines and Air France have direct flights: Paris-Saigon (3 flights a week) and Paris-Hanoi (5 flights a week).

From Frankfurt, Lufthansa Airline has 3 flights to Saigon per week

From Asia

From Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines have 1flight/day to Hanoi and 2 flights/day to Saigon. Thai Airways operates several flights per day to Hanoi and Saigon and SGN plus some flights to Danang. Singapore Airlines has daily flights to Saigon and 4 to 5 flights/week to HAN.

Japan Airlines, China Air and Korea Airlines also have several flights to Hanoi and Saigon from Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Beijing.,.ect

From America

United Airlines has opened a hot line San Francisco and Ho Chi Minh City.
Travel by rail

It is possible to cross into Vietnam from China by rail from Beijing-Dong Dang-Hanoi and back. Contact Vietnam Railways (tel: (04) 3942 3949; www.vr.com.vn) for details.

A very useful number in Vietnam is 1080 where English-speaking operators can give information on timetables.

Driving to Vietnam

There are routes to China through Lang Son, Mong Cai and Lao Cai, to Cambodia through Moc Bai and Xaxia and also to Laos through Lao Bao, Nam Can, Na Meo, Tay Trang and Cau Trieu.

There is a regular bus service from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, operated by the Saigon Passenger Transport Company (tel: (08) 3920 3623;        www.saigonbus.com.vn). There are bus services from Vientiane, Laos to Hanoi and Savannakhet, Laos to Hue and tickets for these must be bought in person from the bus station and neither journey is the most comfortable of rides. There are no buses travelling from China that cross into Vietnam. Passengers have to change buses at the border.

Getting to Vietnam by boat

The only international arrival point into Vietnam with a regular ferry service is Chau Doc in the Mekong Delta. There are daily speedboat ferries from Phnom Penh along the Mekong River taking 4.5 – 5 hours. Cruise ships call at Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Danang and Haiphong.

Blue Cruiser (tel: (08) 3926 0253; www.bluecruiser.com) operate a daily speedboat service between Chau Doc in the Mekong Delta and Phnom Penh. Guests of the Victoria Hotel in Chau Doc can use their daily service to Phnom Penh (tel: (076) 386 5010; www.victoriahotels-asia.com).

Cruise ships:

Cruise ships call at Vung Tau, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Danang, Hue and Halong.

Ferry operators:

Blue Cruiser (tel: (08) 3926 0253; www.bluecruiser.com) operate a daily speedboat service between Chau Doc in the Mekong Delta and Phnom Penh. Guests of the Victoria Hotel in Chau Doc can use their daily service to Phnom Penh (tel: (076) 386 5010; www.victoriahotels-asia.com).

River routes:

Travelling along the mighty Mekong River from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc is a very special way to arrive.



Hot deals
  • Glory Legend Cruise

    Trip type: Sharing Boat

    Departure: Daily from Hanoi

    Highlights: Halong Bay

    Glory Legend boats possess four types of rooms (total 17 cabins per boat) featuring stylish design and cosy amenities. Built for you to enjoy the majestic viewings offered by the natural environment during the cruise, Glory Legend cabins are heavenly windows onto the beauties of Halong Bay and engage to bring you the unforgetable Halong Bay trip ever.

  • North Vietnam Adventure

    Tour type: private tour

    Departure: daily

    Start from: Hanoi

    Highlights: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa

    Northern Vietnam is a captivating blend of stunning landscapes, enchanting people and dynamic cities. Capture the spirit of the north in this quick-paced adventure from the delightful city of Hanoi to the amazing World Heritage Site of Halong Bay and to the hill station of Sapa. The tour offers a great opportunity to explore the unique culture and beautiful nature of northern Vietnam in an active way.

  • Vietnam Experience

    Tour type: private tour

    Departure: daily

    Start from: Hanoi or reverse

    Highlights: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Cuchi Tunnels

    This tour organized for travelers, who want to know the diversity of Vietnam. You will understand Vietnam with: Our history, Our literature, Our religious, Our beautiful nature...

  • Delightful cruise from Saigon to Phnom Penh on Toum Tiou

    Departure: from 23rd to 26th August 2017

    Highlights: Saigon, My Tho, Cai Be, Vinh Long, Sa Dec, Chau Doc, Vinh Xuong, Phnom Penh

    From the bustling Vietnamese capital to the erstwhile Paris of the East.

  • Vietnam Explorer

    Tour type: Private tour

    Departure: Daily

    Start from: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) or reverse

    Highlights: Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Delta, Nha Trang, HoiAn, Hue, Hanoi & Halong Bay

    Adventure through Vietnam on a highlights tour to experience the beauty, history, wonder, and grandeur of the country. On this custom tailored tour you will discover the breathtaking scenery of Ha Long Bay and the charismatic floating lanterns of Hoi An. From Saigon to Hanoi, the Imperial City of Hue to the labyrinth of tunnels at Cu Chi, the diversity of Vietnam is yours to enjoy, while the marvel is yours to explore.

  • Luxury MV Jayavarman Cruise from Saigon to Siem Reap

    Trip type: Sharing Boat

    Departure: from Saigon or Siem Reap

    Highlights: Saigon, CaiBe, VinhLong, CanTho, ChauDoc, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

    The majestic Jayavarman is considered the father in Heritage Line’s “family” of cruise ships. This vessel was named after Angkor’s most venerated king, who ruled from 1181 to 1218, and was a devout Buddhist. King Jayavarman oversaw the construction of some of the most famous temples in Angkor, including Ta Prohm, Preah Khan and the unforgettable Bayon. Inspired by the serenity and artistry associated with this great Khmer monarch, The Jayavarman’s design was also influenced by the French cruise liner Normandie, which launched in 1935. Traveling between Saigon and Phnom Penh, the Jayavarman marries the art deco charm of 1930’s France with the romance of Indochine. Measuring 57.8 meters from bow to stern, the Jayavarman holds 27 elegantly decorated cabins. Thanks to its intricate woodcarvings, Khmer bas-reliefs and Vietnamese lacquer paintings, this impressive cruise ship resembles a floating art gallery. Wherever they look, guests are reminded of the local arts and culture. With three-and-a-half decks the Jayavarman is as spacious as it is beautiful. Guests can admire Khmer artifacts in the Henry Mouhot Lounge, mingle in the Club 1930 Bar, dine in the elegant Indochine Dining Hall, and recharge with spa treatments in the Apsara Spa. A Jacuzzi is located on the top sundeck, which offers spectacular views of the passing delta. Along with its peaceful beauty, the Mekong Delta is known for its friendly locals. The crewmembers of The Jayavarman are no exception. From the moment they board, guests are made to feel at home. Offering exceptional service, comfort and style, The Jayavarman is a name to remember. This beautiful vessel is an unforgettable means of exploring some of the finest scenery in Asia.