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What's the best way to get from Saigon to Hanoi?

Posted by Isa77 on 13/7/2006 at 14:11

Hello

I will be travelling in Vietnam over Christmas and New Years and am not sure the best way to get from Saigon to Hanoi? The train seems reasonably priced but takes 3days! is it worth it to pay more for a flight or is the train a fun thing to do?

Ta

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Posted by Vietnaminfo on 13/7/2006 at 15:55

Posted from within Vietnam.

Train will give you more Vietnamese things, but takes time.
If you travel direct from Hanoi to Saigon, should fly, arround 100 USD/ticket. It's worthy.
If you stop somewhere on the way, take bus. Bus can give you many stop. Train doesn't.
Cheers.

#2 Vietnaminfo has been a member since 27/4/2006. Posts: 11


Posted by Isa77 on 14/7/2006 at 06:10

what airline is it? $100usd sounds better than 3days on the train!

Tax

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Posted by ReneHanoi on 14/7/2006 at 14:30

Posted from within Vietnam.

Vietnam Airlines is 97 USD one way. Pacific Airlines is even cheaper. Better that taking the train all the way, I would say.

#4 ReneHanoi has been a member since 3/7/2006. Posts: 54

Posted by Vietnaminfo on 14/7/2006 at 17:27

Posted from within Vietnam.

Vietnam airline: arround 100 usd
Pacific Airline: arround 95 usd.
Cheers.
Thu

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Posted by Isa77 on 17/7/2006 at 04:47

thanks for your help!

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Posted by fishy on 3/8/2006 at 19:09

Hi all,

Great info (above) on flights. I googled for both airlines , and only found www.pacificairlines.com.vn

Their online enquiry shows regular flights between Ha Noi and Da Nang, but when I use the online reservation system, I run into problems. Has anyone managed to crack this?

Thanks

#7 fishy has been a member since 1/8/2006. Posts: 2

Posted by fishy on 3/8/2006 at 19:09

Hi all,

Great info (above) on flights. I googled for both airlines , and only found www.pacificairlines.com.vn

Their online enquiry shows regular flights between Ha Noi and Da Nang, but when I use the online reservation system, I run into problems. Has anyone managed to crack this?

Thanks

#8 fishy has been a member since 1/8/2006. Posts: 2

Posted by iprocure2k5 on 29/8/2006 at 02:17

Is it advisable to book the flights months in advance or is it fairly reasonable to find flights around Christmas time with 2/3 days advance booking notice?

I'm not certain what dates I want to travel as I want my stay in Saigon to dictate how long I stay.


Thanx

#9 iprocure2k5 has been a member since 5/1/2006. Posts: 3

Posted by ReneHanoi on 29/8/2006 at 08:08

Posted from within Vietnam.

There's a dozen flights a day between HCMC and Hanoi, you should be able to find a flight 3 days before take-off, esp. for the 06:30 morning one.
It's high season but for a few tickets you will be fine.

#10 ReneHanoi has been a member since 3/7/2006. Posts: 54


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