Flight to Vietnam from Thailand

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Dustin Kemp
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Last Updated: March 13, 2024

Because the two countries are neighbors, booking a flight to Vietnam from Thailand is a fairly straightforward process. This guide aims to assist you through the booking process, step by step.

Choosing Your Airline

Thailand is home to a lot of great airlines, and all of them offer direct service to Vietnam from Bangkok. Below is an overview focusing on a few of those airlines, assessed for their service quality and pricing:

AirlineServicePriceNotable Features
Thai Airways***$$$Wide route network, exceptional service, premium in-flight experience.
Bangkok Airways***$$$Boutique airline with great service, exclusive lounges.
VietJet Air (operating from Thailand)**$$Budget-friendly, frequent promotions, covers major Vietnamese cities.
Thai AirAsia**$Low-cost, extensive network within Asia, flexible options.
Nok Air**$Low-cost, good domestic network, often used for connecting flights within Thailand to international flights.
Flight to Vietnam from Thailand
Thai Airways is at the airport

Flight Aggregators

For those looking to find the best deals on flights to Vietnam, utilizing flight aggregators can prove very useful. These platforms compare prices across different airlines, helping you find the lowest fares. Popular aggregators in Thailand include:

Thailand to Vietnam Flight Time and Distance

The flight from Bangkok to Vietnam is about 1.5 hours, making it a quick and easy travel destination for those in Thailand. The table below details travel time from various major cities in Thailand to the closest major international airport in Vietnam, along with the distance in km between the two cities. “N/A” indicates that flights from that city with the amount of layovers shown in the column are not currently available.

Thai CityDirect Flight Time to Ho Chi Minh City Flight Time with 1 Layover to ho Chi Minh CityDistance to Ho Chi Minh City (Approx.km)
Bangkok1h30mN/A720
Chiang MaiN/A3h – 5h+1300
PhuketN/A3h30m – 6h+900
Hat YaiN/A3h – 6h+860

Additional Resources

Even though it’s closeby, travelling to Vietnam is a big deal and you should do your due dilligence by researching the trip before the flight. We’d recommend checking out these guides to start:

Vietnam Visa Guide for ASEAN Citizens

Destination Guides to Vietnam

Direct flights from Bangkok to major cities in Vietnam typically last between 1.5 to 2 hours.

Prices vary depending on the season, how far in advance you book, and the airline. Promotional fares on low-cost airlines like VietJet Air or Thai AirAsia can start from as low as THB 1,000 for a one-way trip, while full-service carriers may cost more.

Currently, Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Mueang International Airport, the two airports in Bangkok, are the only Thai airports that offer direct service to Vietnam. However, you can easily catch a flight to Vietnam from any Thai airport with a short connection in Bangkok.

The cheapest way to get from Thailand to Vietnam is via one of the busses you can catch in Bangkok, which cost roughly half as much as a flight but take more than 10 times as long to reach the destination.

Vietnam’s major airports, such as Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi), Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City), and Da Nang International Airport (Da Nang), all have direct flights from Thailand.

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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.