|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 5% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||August||Best time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop|
|Average price||R13 849||Average for return flights in December 2021|
Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Hanoi. Flying to Hanoi in June will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.
ZA1 - HAN
R11 546 - R14 719
17 - 29 °C
14 - 296 mm
If you're flying to Hanoi, Vietnam, from Johannesburg, you'll find a variety of different routes from OR Tambo and Lanseria. Flights from OR Tambo generally have a single stopover and will take approximately 16h 40min. Flights from Lanseria often have more stops and can take up to 28h. When flying from Durban, you can expect flights to have one stop and a travel time of around 22h. Flights from Cape Town have routes with a single stopover and a flight time of 19h 45min.
Currently, you won’t find direct Hanoi flight deals from airports in South Africa, but you will find flights with a single stopover in various countries in a time of under 20h. If you’re flying from Johannesburg, you’ll have options of flights from OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria Airport. Flights from OR Tambo will generally stop in Doha or Singapore. Flights from Lanseria often have a stopover in Durban and Dubai, though these flights take a little longer. It may be better to fly from OR Tambo. If you’re travelling from Durban, you can expect flights to have a stopover in Dubai or Singapore. Flights from Cape Town generally have routes that run through Singapore, sometimes with the first stop in Johannesburg.
After arriving at Noi Bai Airport, Hanoi, you'll find a couple of transport options to take you to the city centre. Outside the exit of Terminal 1 and 2, you'll find metered taxis which will take you to the centre of Hanoi in around 30min. Outside of Terminal 1, you'll find the 7 and 17 bus lines which travel to the city centre in around an hour. Buses 86 and 90 stop outside all the terminals. You can also rely on local taxi apps for transportation from the airport to Hanoi city centre.
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and plays host to deep, cultural history, ancient architecture, and a diverse group of people. Hanoi, Vietnam is home to a variety of visitors, which include a younger generation of English teachers giving back to the community. Visit the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long to experience this local UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can take time out to explore the local cuisine by signing up for cooking classes and learning to make your very own Pho, the well-known broth dish in Vietnam. There are water puppet shows a few days a week at Thang Long Puppet Theatre, providing a change of pace. If you're interested in the history of communism, take a trip to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, which tells the story of Ho Chi Minh, the first communist leader of Vietnam. Another must-see for visitors is Hoan Kiem Lake, a popular place among visitors to watch the sunset from. Looking for something more artistic? Head to Hanoi Opera House to watch performances like ballet, musical performances, or a Vietnamese Opera performance. Ngoc Son Pagoda is located close to the lake and serves as a memorial to Tran Hung Dao.
South African passport holders must apply for a visa before arriving in Vietnam and visiting Hanoi. South Africans can also apply for a visa on arrival online, which typically takes three to five working days. Your passport must be valid for up to six months after your date of arrival, and you’ll need two blank pages.
Travellers will need to book flights to Noibai (HAN) if they wish to fly to Hanoi. The Hanoi airport is 22,8 km from the city centre.