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From the bustling Old Quarter to the glistening new shopping malls, Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi has it all

Fascinating history at every turn and the gateway to Halong Bay and the mountains of Sapa – Hanoi is the best place to start your adventures of this diverse country. 

Essential information for Hanoi

Local time

Language

Flag of Vietnam
Vietnamese

Currency

Vietnamese Dong
Official currency of Vietnam

Flight information

11h 50m
Ho Chi Minh (SGN)
Direct flight

Flight schedule

  • Fly direct with Vietnam Airways from London Gatwick twice weekly. We can also offer options with Eva Air, Emirates or Etihad via Bangkok, Qatar Airways via Doha, Malaysia Airlines via Kuala Lumpur or Singapore Airlines via Singapore.

Do I need a visa?

Yes, British citizens require a visa for travel to Vietnam.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

 

When to go

The best time for touring the whole country is Spring (Apr-Jun) and Autumn (Sep-Nov). The north of the country becomes cold in the winter months between Dec-Mar while the south remains warm and clear. The summer months bring the monsoon rains and are hot and humid.

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