Flight to Vietnam from Germany

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Dustin Kemp

Last Updated: March 13, 2024

The cultural and geographical differences between Germany and Vietnam are vast, and that makes it an amazing and exciting vacation destination for German tourists. For those embarking on this journey for the first time, though, the process of booking a flight to Vietnam might seem complex. Luckily, Germany offers several excellent flight options to Vietnam. This guide aims to simplify the process and walk you through each step of the journey.

Choosing Your Airline

The only German-owned airline that regularly provides service to Vietnam is Lufthansa. Of course, Lufthansa is one of the highest-quality airlines in the world. While it does not provide direct flights to Vietnam, it partners with lots of other European and Asian airlines to make the journey quick and painless.

In addition to Germany-based airlines, several international carriers also offer excellent services from Germany to Vietnam, with our top picks including:

Qatar Airways

Service: ***
Price: $$$
Notable Features: State-of-the-art aircraft, superior service, Doha layover

Singapore Airlines

Service: ***
Price: $$$
Notable Features: Exceptional service, Singapore layover, extensive network

Vietnam Airlines

Service: **
Price: $$
Notable Features: Direct routes to Vietnam, Vietnamese hospitality
Flight to Vietnam from Germany
Qatar Airplane is flying above the sky. Photo by Fasyah Halim

Flight Aggregators

Booking directly through airline sites may be slightly quicker, but utilizing flight aggregators can yield some great deals on flights to Vietnam from Germany. These platforms compare prices across different airlines, helping you secure the most affordable tickets. Popular choices for Germans include:

Germany to Vietnam Flight Time and Distance

The flight duration from Germany to Vietnam typically ranges from about 10 to 12 hours for direct flights, although direct services are rare and usually depend on the airline and specific route taken. The table below shows flight times from several major cities in Germany to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and to Ho Chi Minh City, home of the largest international airport in Vietnam. It also shows the distance in km between the two cities.

German CityFlight Time to Hanoi with 1 LayoverFlight Time to Ho Chi Minh City with 1 LayoverDistance to Hanoi (Approx. km)Distance to Ho Chi Minh City (Approx. km)
Berlin 13h – 16h14h – 17h8,2009,300
Frankfurt 12h – 15h13h – 16h8,6909,660
Munich 12h – 15h13h – 16h8,570 9,540
Dusseldorf 13h – 16h14h – 17h8,7609,730

Common Layover Locations

Routes from Germany to Vietnam usually include a layover or even two in European or Asian cities. The table below lists several common stops along the flight path to Vietnam from Germany, along with several key attractions at the airports that you can occupy yourself with while you wait.

Layover AirportNotable FeaturesFree Sleeping Area
Doha Hamad International Airport (DOH) Cultural art installations, quiet rooms, indoor garden, swimming pool, luxury shopping, and dining.Yes, quiet rooms and lounges with sleeping facilities (access may depend on ticket class or lounge membership).
Dubai International Airport (DXB)Extensive duty-free shopping, Zen Gardens, showers, health club, sleep pods for rent.Limited free sleeping areas; sleep pods and lounges available for a fee.
Istanbul Airport (IST)Massive duty-free shopping area, museum, art gallery, prayer rooms, luxurious lounges.Limited, with some lounges offering sleeping areas (access may depend on ticket class or lounge membership).
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)Sleeping pods, lounges, cultural activities, showers, free WiFi, luxury shopping, and dining options.Yes, sleeping pods available, some free and others for rent.
Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)Butterfly garden, kinetic rain sculptures, free cinema, swimming pool, Jewel Changi with the Rain Vortex, nap zones.Yes, several rest zones with reclining chairs and lounges with sleeping facilities.
Flight to Vietnam from Germany
Singapore Changi Airport. Photo by Darren Nunis

Additional Resources

Going from Germany to Vietnam is a big trip, and you should do your due dilligence by researching the flight preparations thoroughly. We’d recommend you start with these guides from Vietnam is Awesome:

Direct flights to Vietnam from Germany are rare, with Germany-Vietnam routes usually including at least one layover in Europe or Asia.

Direct flights, if available, typically last about 11 hours, but flights with layovers can extend travel time to over 15 hours, depending on the duration and location of the layover.

You can find cheap round-trip tickets from Frankfurt to Hanoi, Vietnam for around 360 euros if you book far in advance and don’t travel during peak tourism months. Of course, flight tickets will be more expensive if you travel during tourist season or book on higher-class airlines like Lufthansa.

July is generally the cheapest month for tickets to Vietnam, followed closely by the other summer months when Vietnam gets hit with a lot of typhoons.

Vietnam’s major international airports, such as Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) and Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City), are accessible from Germany, typically with one or more layovers.

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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.