Flights from London to Vietnam £269.21pp @ Globe hunters/Air China
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Flights from London to Vietnam £269.21pp @ Globe hunters/Air China

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Found 16th Nov
These are great value flights for Vietnam, infact I can't recall ever seeing them as cheap as this departing from the UK or not being open jaws. They aren't with the best airline in the world - Air China, but you can add in a long stopover on the way out for a little extra and get 72 hours visa free in Beijing if you wish. A side visit to Beijing is certainly worth it.

Some dates I found:

23/01 to 06/02
17/01 to 07/02
20/01 to 06/02

And more Jan/Feb dates . . .

The screen shots below based on two travellers work out at £269.21pp from Heathrow to Ho Chi Minh.


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19 Comments

Would you come back with that price?(I mean is it a return price?)

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kkthomask6 m ago

Would you come back with that price?(I mean is it a return price?)


Of course, that price is for return flights. Leaving, and returning to London.

Also, free visa on arrival in Vietnam at the moment for UK passport holders - no need to mess around with letters of invitation and visa fees. The free visa on arrival is a time limited offer until end of June 2018.

rachelandgromit5 h, 11 m ago

Of course, that price is for return flights. Leaving, and returning to …Of course, that price is for return flights. Leaving, and returning to London.



rachelandgromit5 h, 11 m ago

Of course, that price is for return flights. Leaving, and returning to …Of course, that price is for return flights. Leaving, and returning to London.


I'm looking to go at the end of Jan but only need a one way (annoyingly more expensive than return) , a stop in Beijing would be very nice
Edited by: "jumpinoffthbed" 17th Nov

One can dream. My wife and I went to ho chi and then hoi an. Best holiday we have ever been on. Wouldn’t be quite the same with our 2.5 year old boy now I don’t think!!

plunet6 h, 39 m ago

Also, free visa on arrival in Vietnam at the moment for UK passport …Also, free visa on arrival in Vietnam at the moment for UK passport holders - no need to mess around with letters of invitation and visa fees. The free visa on arrival is a time limited offer until end of June 2018.


We are going back in July 2018, so thanks for the heads up regarding the visa.
Loved Vietnam. Went in May with my 2 girls and would certainly not let having a toddler put you off.

Rachel are there any dec/xmas dates. I only have a couple of weeks leave left and really trying to see if I can get anything over xmas to boost it up! Or even Late March?

huddsguy1 h, 44 m ago

One can dream. My wife and I went to ho chi and then hoi an. Best holiday …One can dream. My wife and I went to ho chi and then hoi an. Best holiday we have ever been on. Wouldn’t be quite the same with our 2.5 year old boy now I don’t think!!



We're trying to go with our 4 month old, i'm sure there'll be challenges and it won't be the same but I hope we can make the most of it
Edited by: "dark_shadow" 17th Nov

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Unfortunately no Xmas, I was there for Xmas last year and travelled to Vietnam and Cambodia and had some very cheap open jaw flights from Amsterdam, but nothing showing up for Christmas unfortunately.

Shelby251 h, 12 m ago

We are going back in July 2018, so thanks for the heads up regarding the …We are going back in July 2018, so thanks for the heads up regarding the visa.Loved Vietnam. Went in May with my 2 girls and would certainly not let having a toddler put you off.



Whereabouts did you base yourself and what was it like getting about, I've just got a ten year old girl and always though it was a place to maybe leave until she was older..

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fr33radicalls6 m ago

Whereabouts did you base yourself and what was it like getting about, I've …Whereabouts did you base yourself and what was it like getting about, I've just got a ten year old girl and always though it was a place to maybe leave until she was older..


Vietnam is very easy to get about, the hard things are crossing the roads with all the mopeds!

You can book drivers or taxis cheaply, but I don't think you would base yourself in one place as such if you want to see Hanoi, Hoi An, Hue etc. We used buses for some parts of the trip too. We saw people of all ages, with kids, without kids, elderly people, all touring Vietnam. It's a place which is geared up for tourists and taking a 10 year old shouldn't be problematic.

prefered Hanoi but its pretty cold this time of year

just checked the last set of dates and the price is more
Edited by: "dogsballs" 17th Nov

Seems to be £324 for the flights list now.

rachelandgromit1 h, 10 m ago

Vietnam is very easy to get about, the hard things are crossing the roads …Vietnam is very easy to get about, the hard things are crossing the roads with all the mopeds!You can book drivers or taxis cheaply, but I don't think you would base yourself in one place as such if you want to see Hanoi, Hoi An, Hue etc. We used buses for some parts of the trip too. We saw people of all ages, with kids, without kids, elderly people, all touring Vietnam. It's a place which is geared up for tourists and taking a 10 year old shouldn't be problematic.



Rachel, was it you who posted that Youtube vid on a previous thread about how to cross the road in these places? It should be posted again.

Never been to Vietnam but would love to go. I'm tempted due to the additional free Visa offer. Wife and I want to do some more of SE next year so will definitely consider this. Good deal op, even if it's Air China (not one of my favourite airlines but I prefer them to BA who are totally crud IMO).

Just arrived back from a 2 week trip to Vietnam on Sunday. First time in SE Asia & I absolutely loved it. We saw all ages on our trip, including a couple that were travelling with their 10 month old. They seemed to be getting around just fine.

I cannot stress enough how big the country is, so if you are not flying between the major cities cater for long bus & train times, although there are many overnight options so you can maximise time. UK & some other passports are able to visit Vietnam for 15 days without a Visa up until 30/06/2018. There is also the availability to apply for an e-visa. Check gov.uk/for…nam for more info.


Flights were generally pretty cheap within the country, buying direct from Vietnam Airways, Jetstar & Vietjet Air (often cheapest but most delays and changes in times) Use your clarity/revolut card so save extra on fees.


Buy a Viettel Mobile simcard from a Viettel shop directly (they are all over) there is a pay as you go deal for 300 000 dong (just over £10) which is valid for a month, 10GB data and 25 vietnam minutes. I had 4G almost ALWAYS.


If you want to pre-purchase train/bus tickets at normal prices, instead of being ripped off use baolau.com The VNR website says you can use international cards but then doesn't work, these guys are an intermediary who charge a small "convenience fee"

Always check prices for things at shops without prices attached and ESPECIALLY at the markets, you will get ripped off if you don't stand your ground, go in with a low price you are prepared to pay if you were in the UK and stay there. Be prepared to walk away, most the time the person will only agree to the deal when you have had enough and are about to walk away.

If you get a taxi, ALWAYS agree price first or demand the meter. UBER WORKS so just use that to avoid dealing in cash or arguing, its super cheap too!


All in all, honestly I would avoid Air China but if you are planning to fly this duration with this airline at that price, then you cant really complain when things go a little wrong. Vietnam is amazing and I would recommend going to everyone!

My son just came back from Vietnam he used Vietnam airways and got a free upgraded seat said these were good. He is now in australia for a year.

I know that this price is better but personally I recommend flying with Vietnam Airlines as by my experience (because my wife is Vietnamese and we fly there 2-3 times a year. If you book in advance 2-3 months that usually prices are around £300-£350, but your flight last less than 12 hours and service is really good, also food is really nice and they serve it 4 or 5 times during flight. I flied different lines and different connections but it is nothing better than Vietnam Airlines. Recently I made mistake with booking... wrong name... Vietnam Airlines corrected in few hours without any extra penny.
Even flying in Vietnam I use them as no hidden fees e.g. Jetstar or Vietjet like Ryanair... extra luggage, seat etc and final cost of those "low costs" is very often higher. But if you have time that I recommend to travel on bus with sleeping seats, amazing experience and often cost cheaper to travel hundred miles there than in London to Luton or Stanstead on National Express
Also at this time of year i would recommend southern Vietnam as only place where is hot now or eventually Nha Trang or Da Nang - not as hot but also reasonable temperature and nice places. Hanoi... definitely you have to forget about shorts now for few months
Edited by: "huhunter" 17th Nov

So... after a day of umming and ahing I took the plunge and booked the flight!

Vietnam has been quite high on my bucket list for the last couple of years and I would've regretted not snapping up tickets at this price!

I went for 20/01 - 06/02 as it was only £15 more expensive and it meant I got a few extra days without needing to use annual leave (due to the weekend).

So now all I need to do is start to plan my itinerary!

Thanks @rachelandgromit

Edited by: "Narcotix" 18th Nov

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Narcotix6 h, 42 m ago

So... after a day of umming and ahing I took the plunge and booked the …So... after a day of umming and ahing I took the plunge and booked the flight!Vietnam has been quite high on my bucket list for the last couple of years and I would've regretted not snapping up tickets at this price!I went for 20/01 - 06/02 as it was only £15 more expensive and it meant I got a few extra days without needing to use annual leave (due to the weekend).So now all I need to do is start to plan my itinerary!Thanks @rachelandgromit


No worries, hope you have a great time. When I went I also visited Cambodia and crossed back into Vietnam by boat from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc then onto the Mekong.

It's a great country, I visited Hanoi, Sapa, Cat Ba & Halong, Hue, Hoi An and Saigon. Have a great trip.

rachelandgromit1 h, 4 m ago

No worries, hope you have a great time. When I went I also visited …No worries, hope you have a great time. When I went I also visited Cambodia and crossed back into Vietnam by boat from Phnom Penh to Chau Doc then onto the Mekong.It's a great country, I visited Hanoi, Sapa, Cat Ba & Halong, Hue, Hoi An and Saigon. Have a great trip.

That sounds like an awesome trip!

I've spent a couple of weeks in Cambodia a few years back, so I'm planning to spend my entire trip in Vietnam.

I was thinking of the places you mentioned too with the addition of Phú Quốc as well if I've got time.
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