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Vietnam sits on the east of the Indochinese Peninsula with China to its north, Laos and Cambodia to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east and south.

Experience Ho Chi Minh City and beach resorts on the southeast coast and markets on the Mekong River. Soak up the French influence and sample the regional food offerings while discovering more than 3,000 kilometres of coastline and exploring the country’s history. From the beauty of Halong Bay and the mountains in the north to the ancient port city of Hoi An - Vietnam is a holiday destination with wide appeal.

Flight Schedule

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Flights from Auckland to Ho Chi Minh City (AKL - SGN) Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
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Inflight Experience

Take control with our on demand, gate to gate, seat back entertainment and our award winning customer service on our Boeing 767 service to Vietnam. Experience meals crafted by consultant chefs with an emphasis on New Zealand flavours and produce, accompanied by New Zealand wine.

Arrival information

Visa
Check if you need a visa to enter or transit through Vietnam. New Zealand citizens must apply for a visa to visit Vietnam, this can be done prior to departure at the Vietnam Embassy in New Zealand or via an authorised agency. Tourist visas are valid for 30 days and extension services are available at most travel agencies in Vietnam.

Airport
Air New Zealand will fly direct to Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN). The airport has two terminals, an international terminal and a domestic terminal.
Transport from the international terminal is usually via taxi and can be accessed from the outside of the terminal. The fare to most hotels in District 1 should be around 150,000VND and there’s an additional 10,000VNZ airport surcharge.

Air New Zealand Gold, Elite, Elite Partner, Star Alliance Gold and Koru members are welcome to access the Rose Lounge at Ho Chi Minh City Airport on level 2 of the International Terminal (operated by SASCO) on presentation of their membership card at check-in. Find out how many Airpoints you could earn.

Street Vendor, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Prayer Slips, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Getting Around

There are many ways to get around Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam. If you don't have a lot of baggage, try out a xe em (motorbike taxi) or you could flag down a cyclo (bicycle rickshaw) which is a cheap and friendly way to get around. Make sure you have a city map with you so you don't get lost in the busy streets of the city.

Essential Information

  • “Hello” in Vietnamese - “Xin chào” (sin jòw)
  • Electricity is 220V/50hz
  • The best time to visit is year round although the locals do celebrate Vietnamese New Year (Tết) in January or February and shops and tourist attractions may be closed at this time
  • Currency – Dong (₫) (VND)
  • Daily costs budget – up USD$40

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