Flight to Vietnam from Australia

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Dustin Kemp
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Last Updated: March 13, 2024

Booking a flight to Vietnam from Australia can seem like a daunting task, especially for those who haven’t undertaken such a journey before. But, even though Vietnam’s geography and culture may seem like a whole new world compared to Australia, the flight is not actually very far. In this guide, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive overview of what to expect when flying from Australia to Vietnam, including airline options, flight times, and additional resources to help you plan your trip effectively.

Choosing Your Airline

The first step in planning your journey is selecting the airline. Here’s a rundown of Australia-based airlines that fly to Vietnam, highlighting their service quality, pricing, and notable features:

Qantas Airways

Service: ***
Price: $$$
Notable Features: Extensive entertainment options; excellent frequent flyer program

Virgin Australia

Service: **
Price: $$
Notable Features: Competitive pricing; comfortable seating

Jetstar

Service: *
Price: $
Notable Features: Budget friendly; flexible ticketing options

Additionally, don’t hesitate to consider airlines not based in Australia. Many international carriers offer exceptional service and are equipped with English-speaking staff. Here are our top picks for foreign airlines providing services from Australia to Vietnam:

Singapore Airlines

Service: ***
Price: $$$
Notable Features: Superior in-flight service; wide network of connections

Malaysia Airlines

Service: ***
Price: $$
Notable Features: Excellent hospitality; reliable service

Vietnam Airlines

Service: **
Price: $
Notable Features: Direct routes to major cities; friendly staff
Flight to Vietnam from Australia
Qantas Airline prepares to take off. Photo by Josh Withers

Flight Aggregators

To find the most affordable tickets to Vietnam, consider using flight aggregators. These platforms can often uncover deals not available directly through the airlines. Some recommended aggregators for flights from Australia to Vietnam include:

Australia to Vietnam Flight Time and Distance

The table below details the approximate flight time from several major Australian cities to Vietnam, as well as the distance in kilometers between those cities. “N/A” denotes that direct flights are not available from that city.

Departure CityNo LayoversNo LayoversDistance (km)
Sydney8h30m11h7800
Perth6h40m9h5300
CairnsN/A5h5800
Melbourne8h3011h7800

Common Layovers During the Flight to Vietnam from Australia

Many flights from Australia to Vietnam include at least one layover, often at regional hubs. These stopovers can provide a pleasant break in your journey and a chance to experience another culture briefly. Popular layover points on the way to Vietnam are listed in the table below along with notable activities at those airports.

Layover AirportNotable FeaturesNotable Features
Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)World-class shopping and dining, butterfly garden, rooftop pool, multiple gardens, free city toursYes, with designated rest zones
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)Rainforest in the middle of the airport, free WiFi, transit hotels, observation deckYes, in certain areas
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)Large duty-free shopping area, spa services, traditional Thai architectureLimited areas
Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)IMAX theater, Aviation Discovery Centre, great dining options, SkyDeckYes, in certain areas
Flight to Vietnam from Australia
Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Photo by Aniq Danial

Additional Resources

While you’re gearing up to go, we’d recommend you also check out some of these other pages:

Nonstop flights from Australian cities to Vietnamese cities last from 6.5 to 8.5 hours.

Yes. Many Vietnamese-operated airlines like Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet offer nonstop flights from Australia to Vietnam.

July is generally the cheapest month to fly to Vietnam since it is in the heart of the rainy season. April, June, August, and September also tend to be very inexpensive times to fly from Australia to Vietnam. During these off-peak months, you can often find round-trip Vietnam tickets from Australia for as low as 500 AUD.

December is often the most expensive month to visit Vietnam, with January and February falling close behind. These months often have the best weather, hence the higher prices. Make sure to check the weather patterns in the exact area of Vietnam you want to visit.

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Dustin Kemp
Content Writer - Vietnam Is Awesome
Dustin moved to Ho Chi Minh City in 2014 and quickly fell in love with the culture and people of Vietnam. He brings his passion to his writing and planning as the Content Manager at Vietnam Is Awesome.