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Flights to Vietnam in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR13 759Average for return flights in December 2021
Return fromR24 350From Johannesburg to Ho Chi Minh City
One-way fromR10 319One-way flight from Johannesburg to Vietnam

Cheap flights to Vietnam in December, January 2021

The best prices found for SGN flights for December, January
Jan 20 - Jan 26
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

HAN

Hanoi Noibai

1 stop

24h 30m
HAN

Hanoi Noibai

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

19h 55m
R15 423

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 12/2/21

Jan 20 - Jan 27
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

HAN

Hanoi Noibai

1 stop

17h 45m
HAN

Hanoi Noibai

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

42h 15m
R21 742

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 12/2/21

Jan 20 - Jan 27
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

HAN

Hanoi Noibai

2 stops

24h 55m
HAN

Hanoi Noibai

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

23h 55m
R21 934

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 12/2/21

Vietnam 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Vietnam found for this year
Dec 26 - Jan 12
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SGN

Ho Chi Minh City

2 stops

51h 35m
SGN

Ho Chi Minh City

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

39h 45m
R36 205

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 12/2/21

Dec 24 - Jan 14
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SGN

Ho Chi Minh City

2 stops

43h 20m
SGN

Ho Chi Minh City

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

39h 45m
R38 188

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 12/2/21

Can I fly to Vietnam from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Vietnam

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Vietnam.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Vietnam.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Vietnam.

Can I fly back to South Africa from Vietnam?

Returning to South Africa from Vietnam

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Vietnam must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Vietnam are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Vietnam?

The cheapest ticket to Vietnam found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

R11 055

February

R10 751

March

R10 399

April

R10 975

May

R10 447

June

R10 527

July

R11 055

August

R10 639

September

R10 831

October

R10 719

November

R10 399

December

R11 695

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Vietnam is March. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Vietnam?

Average Vietnam flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

ZA1 - SGN

Price

R10 392 - R14 718

SGN

Temperature

26 - 30 °C

SGN

Precipitation

0 - 340 mm

Peak season:

Generally speaking, Vietnam doesn’t have an off season as far as tourism is concerned, and cheap flights can be found throughout the year. Keep in mind that most tourists tend to visit Vietnam during the summer months, which runs from November through April. This might mean that you’ll have to book flight tickets to Vietnam well in advance if you plan on traveling here during the peak tourism season.  

Off season:

May through October is a season where Vietnam is on the receiving end of rainy weather, which might see tourist crowds thinning out and flight prices reduced slightly, although to be fair, Vietnam is a budget-friendly destination overall, and you’ll probably never end up paying a fortune for flights or accommodation.

It seems to be crammed full of delicious food and it boasts some of the most captivating natural landscapes on earth, which is exactly why Vietnam has a lot to offer travelers. If you’re a world traveler keen on booking a cheap flight to Vietnam, you may just find that your soul will forever be changed and kept by the land of warm smiles, rice paddies, ancient architecture, and a spirit that simply refuses to be ignored. Vietnam is a country that has to be savored at leisure, and one trip may not be enough to experience all this stunning country has to show you!

How long is the flight to Vietnam?

Johannesburg to Hanoi                       15 hours, 15 minutes
Johannesburg to Ho Chi Minh City    16 hours, 10 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Vietnam?

In general, cheap flights to Vietnam can be booked with South African Airways, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air Mauritius, or Kenya Airways. Depending on your personal preference and your budget, any one of these airlines can provide you with amazing deals. As far as onboard offerings (such as food and drinks) and entertainment go, South African Airways and Qatar Airways tend to offer the best benefits.

How do you get from the airport to the city center?

Hanoi

There are two buses which depart to the city center on a regular schedule from the Hanoi airport, but you can also hop on a taxi if you don’t want to wait around for the next bus to arrive. Keep in mind that taxis are a lot more expensive than the bus, and a fixed fee should be agreed on before you accept the transfer services from a taxi operator.

Ho Chi Minh City

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to get from the Ho Chi Minh City airport to the city center is by taking a bus. Alternatively, visitors can also take a taxi to the city center, but they are considerably more expensive than the bus services, albeit they are one of your most comfortable options.

What is good to know if travelling to Vietnam?

  • The Old Town of Hoi An is a UNESCO-listed town, which is not only a stunning little town to see but also the perfect place to get yourself a tailor-made outfit put together.
  • If you’re trying to escape the hustle and bustle of Hanoi, Sa Pa is a great day trip destination, located 400 kilometers north of the city. Sa Pa’s locals are friendly and offer you a glimpse into authentic Vietnamese culture, but you can also pay a visit to the Bac Ha market on Sundays, which will submerge you into the culture of the Flowery H’mong ethnic minority people.
  • If you’re keen on doing some swimming and snorkeling, the Con Dao Islands come highly recommended. In fact, they are prone to become Vietnam’s biggest diving center!
  • Hanoi is the perfect place to admire the French colonial and Eastern history of Vietnam. You can spend an afternoon exploring the streets of Hanoi as you wander through the Old Quarter. Bear in mind traffic in Hanoi is generally pretty crowded though! However, there are great opportunities to head out to see the abundance of temples and galleries that can be found within the city.
  • In order to get a broad-spectrum view of the Vietnamese provinces, you can opt to take a tour of the Mekong Delta, a 60, 000km long web of interconnecting waterways, spanning across Vietnam’s three provinces. This is one of the best ways to experience Delta life, and you’ll be fascinated by the little craft villages, mangroves, orchards, floating markets, and the Khmer Pagodas along the route.
  • If you’re looking to experience a more relaxed vibe, then stop and chill out in Hue, a village often passed by along the Vietnam tourist trail. The area is beautiful and includes must-see sites with the likes of the Perfume River and the Imperial Citadel, not even mentioning the captivating experience to be had at the Tombs of the Emperors!

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