Getting There and Away
Ho Chi Minh City's (Saigon) Tan Son Nhat Airport is Vietnam's busiest international air hub, followed by Hanoi's Noi Bai Airpot. A few international flights also serve Danang. Bangkok has emerged as the principle embarkation point for Vietnam but it's still possible to get direct flights from a number of major Asian cities and a few Australian cities.
International Routes: Available flights to Amsterdam, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Dubai, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kaohsiung, Kuala Lumpur, Kunming, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Moscow, Nan Ning, Osaka, Paris, Phnom Penh, Seoul, Siem Reap, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, and Vientiane...
Domestic Routes: Vietnam Airlines, the major aviation of the country provides daily flights to almost provinces nationwide.
Additionally, Northern Airport Flight Service Company has flights to Ha Long Bay by helicopter. There are two flights per week, Saturday, at 8 and 15:30, departing from Gia Lam Airport.
Pacific Airlines provides cheap tickets but serve some main routes only (Hanoi – Danang - Ho Chi Minh city).
Moc Bai: The main overland border crossing to Cambodia is northwest of Ho Chi Minh City at Moc Bai (in Tay Ninh Province).
Vinh Xuong: A new riverside border crossing called Vinh Xuong is located 30kms north of Chau Doc, in the Mekong Delta at Vinh Xuong. For boat transfers up the Mekong River to Phnom Penh.
Tin Bien: The third international border between Cambodia and Vietnam had been opened at Tinh Bien, about 25 km west of Chau Doc.
Laocai/Hekou: The Hekou Bridge overland border to China is at Lao Cai, (the main train station for Sapa) in the northwest.
Mong Cai/Dong Hung: The Mong Cai - Dong Hung - the third border crossing China can be found at Mong Cai Town, northeastern of Vietnam. To get there, you can get hydrofoils direct from Hai Phong or Ha Long or you can go there by bus/car from Hanoi.
Huu Nghi: Huu Nghi is an overland border of 18kms north of Lang Son, in the northeast. There are also local trains from Hanoi, which stop at Dong Dang Station, 4kms away from Huu Nghi. The international train for China (Beijing) departs Hanoi's main train station via Dong Dang Station, but you can only join the train at Hanoi
Keo Nua Pass (also known as Cau Treo - "Suspended Bridge"): From Hanoi, you can take car to Vientiane, across the border at Cau Treo, 80kms from Vinh City in Vietnam's Central Provinces.
Lao Bao: From Hue, direct buses for Savannakhet cross the border at Lao Bao, near Dong Ha in the Central Provinces.
Na Meo - Nam Xoi: The third international border gate between Vietnam and Lao is opened in Na Meo Commune, Quan Son District, Thanh Hoa Province, 213km from Thanh Hoa City. From Thanh Hoa City along the Road 45 to Vinh Loc District and go along the Road 217 to Na Meo – Nam Xoi border gate.