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

  • Isa77

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    13th July, 2006
    Posts: 5

    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

    #1 Posted: 13/7/2006 - 14:11

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  • Vietnaminfo

    Joined Travelfish
    27th April, 2006
    Posts: 11

    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 Posted: 13/7/2006 - 15:55

  • Isa77

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

    Tax

    #3 Posted: 14/7/2006 - 06:10

  • ReneHanoi

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    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 Posted: 14/7/2006 - 14:30

  • Vietnaminfo

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

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

    #5 Posted: 14/7/2006 - 17:27

  • Isa77

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    13th July, 2006
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    thanks for your help!

    #6 Posted: 17/7/2006 - 04:47

  • fishy

    Joined Travelfish
    1st August, 2006
    Posts: 2

    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 Posted: 3/8/2006 - 19:09

  • fishy

    Joined Travelfish
    1st August, 2006
    Posts: 2

    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 Posted: 3/8/2006 - 19:09

  • iprocure2k5

    Joined Travelfish
    5th January, 2006
    Posts: 3

    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 Posted: 29/8/2006 - 02:17

  • ReneHanoi

    Joined Travelfish
    3rd July, 2006
    Posts: 54

    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 Posted: 29/8/2006 - 08:08

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