1/ BY PLAN
Domestic flights in Vietnam are operated mostly by Vietnam airline, the state-owned flag carrier with modern fleet of Airbuses and Boeings. Vietnam airline offers a lot of daily flights and give many options for air travel throughout the country. Beside on it, Jestar Pacific Airlines also offers the domestic cheap flights for the routes between the big cities. However, it is sometimes difficult to get the seat available on Jestar’s flights because it is often overbooked. Both Vietnam airline and Jestar Pacific issue the e-ticket.
In the high season for tourist ( from October to March ) flights are sometime overbooked and canceled .As they’re our only choices in Vietnam, you’d better have a travel agent to book and secure domestic flights and keep informed on its status.
Depended on airliners’ policy, when you are in Vietnam, you should reconfirm the tickets 48 hours or 24 hours prior departure time to avoid any delay or cancellation or unsecured seat (automatically canceled by system). Please check with ticket seller whether your tickets are required to do or not. Reconfirmation can be done at any their booking offices in Vietnam. Normally, your travel agent in Vietnam will do it as it takes a bit time.
Hanoi office: 1 Quang Trung Str., Hanoi
Tel: (84-4) 3 8320320
chi minh office: 116-118 Nguyen Hue Blvd.
Tel: (84-8) 3 8292118
Tel: (84-511) 3811 111
Fax: (84-511) 3824 141
Jestar Pacific Airlines
Hanoi office; 152 Le Duan Str.
Tel: (84-4)3 518-1503
Ho chi minh office: 112 Hong Ha, Ward 2, Tan Binh Dist., Ho chi minh city
Tel: (84-8) 38450092
International airlines offices In VietnamAsiana Airline
Ho Chi Minh City
R602 Kumho Asiana Plaza, 39 Le Duan Str., 1 District
Tel : ( 84) 833822-2622
Tan Son Nhat airport: Room No. 2.4.25 International Terminal, Tan son nhat Airport, Ho chi minh City,
Tel : ( 84 ) 8-3844-6714
# 906, 9F, Deaha building, 360 Kim Ma, Badinh Dist, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: ( 84 ) 4 3771-4094/5
Noi bai airport : # B335, 3F, Noi bai International Airport
Tel : ( 84 ) 43584-4132
No.30 Le Thai To Str.,Hoan Kiem Dist.,Hanoi City, Vietnam
Tel: (84) 439288282
Ho chi minh
254 De Tham Str., 1 District, Ho chi minh
Tel ( 84) 83389810
Aeroflot Hanoi Office
Daewoo hotel , 360 Kim Ma st., Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi
Tel: (84 -4) 3771 8742
All Nippon Airways
25 Ly Thuong Kiet street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Tel: (84 -4) 3934 7239
Ho Chi Minh city:
114A Nguyen Hue Boulevard , 1 District
Tel : ( 84 ) 8 38224141
Hanoi: 1 Ba Trieu Street, Hoan Kiem District
Tel: (84) 4 3824 7066/4825 3484
Ho Chi Minh city: 130 Dong Khoi, 1 District Tel: ( 84 ) 8 3829-0981
Ha Noi: 25 Ly Thuong Kiet, Tel: ( 84- 4 ) 3934-7239
Ho Chi Minh city: 114A Nguyen Hue Boulevard, 1 District Tel: ( 84 -8 ) 3829-2262
Hanoi Tower, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi
Tel: (84) 43826 7298
Baggage services: ( 84 ) 4 38865243
Ho chi minh office:
Unit 2, 5th Floor, 72-74 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, 3 District, Ho chi minh
Tel : ( 84 ) 838223203
Airport office: ( 84 ) 838448366
Baggage Services: ( 84 ) 35470415
4th Floor, Opera Business Center, 6B Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel :(( 84)-4-39366-364
China Southern Airlines, Hanoi Office
Daeha Business Centre 360 Kim Ma Str., Ba dinh District, Hanoi
Ho chi minh
Unit 1E 21-23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, 1 District, Ho chi minh city
Tel : ( 84 ) 8-38235588
25 Ly Thuong Kiet Str., Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Tel : ( 84 ) 4 3934 7240
Ho chi minh
3F , Travel House, 170 – 172 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, 3 District, Ho chi minh
Tel : ( 84 ) 8 3930 2939
Hong Kong Airlines, Hanoi Office
4/F., Unit V408, Pacific Place, 83B Ly Thuong Kiet Str., Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Tel : (84) 4 3942 7799
Email : email@example.com
5th Floor, 63 Ly Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi
Tel : (84) 43826 6693
Ho chi minh
3rd Floor Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Tower, 88 Dong khoi Str., 1 District, Ho chi minh
Tel : ( 84 ) 8 )38219098
2nd Floor, VIT Tower 519 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Tel : ( 84 ) 4 3934-7247
Noi bai airport: ( 84 ) 4 3886 6239
Ho chi minh
9th Floor, Diamond Plaza Boulevard, 34 Le Duan Str., 1 District, Ho chi minh city
Tel : ( 84 ) 83824-2878
Tan Son Nhat airport: ( 84 ) 8 3844-6649
Lao Airlines, Hanoi Office
41 Quang Trung Street, Hanoi
Tel: (84) 43822 9951
Somerset Grand 49 Hai Ba Trung Str., Hanoi
Tel : ( 84 ) 43826 8820
Ho chi minh
Ground Floor, Suite G8, The Sai GonTrade Center37 Ton Duc Thang Street, 1 District, Ho Chi Minh City
(84 )8 3824 2885/3829 2529
Nok Air, Hanoi Office
Tel: (84) 43769 9000
Qantas Airways, Hanoi Office
25 Ly Thuong Kiet Str., Hanoi
Tel: (84) 43934 7238
Scandinavian Airlines, Hanoi Office
Ha Noi Tower, 49 Hai Ba Trung str., Hanoi
Tel: (84) 43934 2626 /2628/5571
17 Ngo Quyen Str., Hanoi
Tel : (84) 43826 8888
Noibai airport ( 84 ) 4 3886 5543
Baggage Services: ( 84 ) 438840008
Ho Chi Minh city:
29 Le Duan Street, 1 District, Ho chi minh
Tel : ( 84 ) 83823-1588
Tan Son Nhat airport: ( 84 ) 835470430
Baggage Services: ( 84 ) 835470415 (direct line)
44B Ly Thuong Kiet Str., Hoan kiem Dist., Hanoi
Tel: ( 84 ) 438267921
Ho chi minh
29 Le Duan Str., 1 District, Ho chi minh
Tel: ( 84 ) 8 38223365 – Ext. 5112
6B Lang Ha, #302Hanoi
Tel: (84) 43945 4565
Ho chi minh
213 Le Thanh Ton Street, 1 District, Ho chi minh city
Tel: ( 84 ) 8 38245868
2/ BY TRAIN
Traveling by train can be a pleasant experience- often far preferable to going by road, especially if you splash out on a soft sleep berth. In recent years, Vietnam government pay more attention to the train industry to upgrade the train services and the passenger volumes have risen significantly. Vietnam train network stretchs from Ho chi minh city to the Chinese border. The train offers 2 soft sleep berth and 4 soft sleep berth in one cabin or 6 hard sleep berth in one cabin. The price depends on the type of cabin and the train. Tickets sold at train-station booking office (Hanoi and HCM station have the special counters for foreigners) and travel agents (com $1-2). Travel agents can sometimes still secure tickets even when the station tells you that they are sold out.
The most popular routes with tourists are the train from Hanoi to Hue, Hue to Saigon, Saigon to Nha trang, Danang to Nha trang and Hanoi to Lao cai (Sapa) or vice versa.
The fastest and the most comfortable trains from the North to the South (or vice versa) are SE1 and SE2. All are equipped with air conditioning throughout. The mineral water is often included in the price of ticket. But you also have plenty of opportunities to buy simple meals, snacks and other drinks on train. Safety on train are quite good nowadays.
For the train from Hanoi to Lao cai (Sapa) and via verse, there are many options for your choice. All trains are equipped with air condition and even a restaurant car. The best train is Victoria express but it is for their guest only . You must stay at Victoria Sapa hotel to be able to book Victoria Express Train. Other good choice are Tulico, Royal, TSC, Ratraco, King Express, Livitrians, Fanxipan. Click here for more information about train between Hanoi – Lao cai (Sapa)
3/ BY BUS
Usually same price for locals and foreigners. Cheapest transport. Many buses leave very early in the morning (5:00 or 6:00).Long distance bus terminals are located far from town centers. You may have to rely on a cyclo to get there. Buses are usually crowded. You can reserve a bus but not a seat. No English understood
4/ BY TOURIST BUS
Tourist buses connect major cities, relatively new service, pickup service possible and convenient. They take breaks on route, stopping at tourist spots. On arrival, they will stop at various hotels for you, but the hotels are all government-run and may be more expensive. Much more expensive than public bus, but cheaper than train (soft seats). Tickets sold at tourist cafes and Travel Agencies.
5/ BY TAXIS
Taxis are very popular on the streets of the big cities. The prices are in VN dong and the fares are not expensive. To use Taxi or cyclo, its advised to write down the directions, and the agreed-upon price, to avoid confusion.The cost varies. First 2km12,000D, add 1,600D/250m. Check that the meter is operating. Pay in Dong. The taxis, hanging around the tourist areas, sometime change the setting of the meter. In general, smarter- looking taxis and those waiting outside big hotels tend to be more reliable.
Taxis from airports to cities/towns
Hanoi: From Noi Bai airport to the city center is around 35km, the journey takes from 45 minutes to an hour. There are few information signs inside the new terminal building; you need to go outside and look for the signs for taxis and minibuses. The airport minibus service works reasonably well. Inside the terminal, touts will offer taxi services. Don't use the meter with a tout, as it may well be rigged. The 'official' taxi rank is outside the concourse and you buy tickets from the seller at the head of the taxi line.
Airport Taxis charge a flat rate of US$ 10 (one-way) for cars from Noi Bai Airport to central Hanoi.
You can take the Noi Bai taxi or 16-seat mini bus of Vietnam Airlines: US$2 from the airport to Vietnam Airlines Head Office at No. 1 Quang Trung St. From there you can walk to the Old Quarter.
The taxi drivers are skilled at befriending newly arrived passengers and by the time you reach the city will offer to recommend a 'good, cheap hotel'. If you want to avoid the sales pitch, just tell them that you've already got a hotel reservation, even if you don't.
To get to the airport from town, you can ask the help of hotel reservation to call the taxi or take one of the minibuses that depart roughly every half-hour from opposite the same Vietnam Airlines office at No., 1 Quang Trung Str., (near Hoan Kiem Lake).
The average taxis prices in Hanoi
4 seat taxis: - First km: 0.64 USD/km
- From 1.63 km to 31 km: 0.61 USD/km
- Over 31 km : 0.45 USD/km
7 seat taxis: - First km: 0.64 USD/km
- From 1.63 km to 31 km: 0.65 USD/km
- Over 31 km : 0.5 USD/km
Hue: From Phu Bai airport to Hue city (13km)
Taxi: about US$10
Hoian: From Da Nang airport to Hoi An town (30km)
Taxi: about US$15.
Nha trang: From Cam Ranh airport to Nha Trang (about 30-40km)
Taxi: about VND 200,000 (US$13) for a 4-seat taxi, VND 230,000 (US$14) for a 7-seat taxi.
Transfer from the Cam Ranh airport to Nha Trang City (and return): A service of taxi (at officially fixed price) also exists between the Cam Ranh airport and Nha Trang city: cost is VND 170.000 (US$10) for a regular 4-seat taxi OR VND 230.000 (US$14) for a 7-seat taxi. It takes 45min for a taxi ride.
Ho chi minh city: From Tan Son Nhat airport to the Backpacker area (Pham Ngu Lao St, Dist 1)
Taxi: about VND 90,000 (about US$6), it takes about 25 minutes.
6/ MOTORBIKE TAXIS
It is very popular in the big cities, known as xe om. It is quick and convenient, but do not forget to write down the directions, and the agreed-upon price before the trip. Almost xe om driver cannot speak English.
7/ BY CYCLO
3-wheeled bicycle-rickshaw. Passengers sit in front and driver peddles behind. Great views, though scary. Bargain hard. Some drivers demand more money later. They are very aggressive. If you can't handle, this don't use them. Write the address and agreed price on paper. Same price for two people.
8/ MOTORBIKE AND BICYCLE
$5-10/day. They often hold your passport as a deposit and want you to sign a form. Get a translation of the form in a language that you understand. Available from cafes or hotels. Ask your own hotel to give you a good rate. Check brakes, tires, and gas before you set off. Don't ride in the larger cities unless you already know how.
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