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  • alekk

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    Dear All,

    I will spend a 2 months in Hanoi this summer, but I would also love to visit Bali (or any other Island in the neighbourhood) - unfortunately, a quick search reveals that the plane tickets from Hanoi to Bali are extremely high in July (~1000eur/2people/2ways).

    Any experienced expat with suggestions on how to get from Hanoi to Bali - I don't mind staying a few days in Singapore, Thailand, or anywhere ... if it is on the way

    Thank you very much!
    Alekk

    #1 Posted: 15/6/2010 - 06:54

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  • busylizzy

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    I did the reverse cheaply at the end of last year by doing the following:

    - Flew from Bali to Singapore on a cheap Air Asia flight.
    - Bussed from Singapore to KL. (I actually detoured via bus to Melaka and stayed there for a few days, and then bussed to KL, but you could bus direct from Singapore to KL - maybe 4-6 hours?
    - Flew from KL to Hanoi on another cheap Air Asia flight.

    This suited me as I was happy to do some sight-seeing in Malaysia on my way through, and I wasn't in a hurry.

    Sorry, I can't remember how much I spent on the Air Asia flights but I got them when the cheapie deals were being promoted. I think the Singapore to Melaka bus was SGD$25 and it would be similar from Singapore to KL.

    #2 Posted: 15/6/2010 - 08:04

  • alekk

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    thanks - sounds great!
    Is Hanoi -> KL much cheaper than Hanoi->Singapore ? I am quite surprised actually?

    #3 Posted: 16/6/2010 - 05:53

  • busylizzy

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    Air Asia don't (or didn't at the time) fly from Singapore to Hanoi, hence the decision to fly out of KL.

    I think I looked at flights out of Singapore, but AA were discounting the KL-Hanoi ones at the time. So I saw it as a low-stress, low-cost opportunity to revisit the southern end of Malaysia at the same time.

    #4 Posted: 16/6/2010 - 07:24

  • 40PlusTrave-
    ler

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    Tiger airlines fly from Singapore to Hanoi. Should be able to pick those flights up for $20 - $50 each

    #5 Posted: 3/10/2010 - 21:14

  • 40PlusTrave-
    ler

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    Actually, so does Jetstar (vietnam). bit more expensive upfront, but some luggage included

    #6 Posted: 3/10/2010 - 21:15

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