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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Hanoi (HAN)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or PayID. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Fares displayed are the lowest available and may not apply on direct flights. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines.

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Visiting from Melbourne to Hanoi

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Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam has history matched with its diverse charm. With old streets named after craftsmen, thrilling government buildings and tree-lined boulevards that are a legacy of the French. Enjoy the many cafes and sip strong Vietnamese coffee, discover the street stalls selling bowls of hot noodle soup and spring rolls to high-end restaurants. Begin your trip to Hanoi and see one of its most beautiful sights, the Temple of Literature, spend time exploring the Old Quarter or take a trip to Cu Chi Tunnels for a dose of culture. Enjoy a massage, shop at the local markets and visit the unique museums. There are many must-see highlights in this iconic city from the Hanoi Opera House to the Hoan Kiem Lake, it's time to take a trip to Hanoi.

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Flight information

Fly Melbourne to Hanoi (MEL to HAN)

The approximate time for a flight from Melbourne to Hanoi is 9 hours and 45 minutes.

When to visit

Hanoi has a mild, tropical climate typical of northern Vietnam with a dry season from November to April and a wet season from May to October. The months of June through August are typically the hottest and wettest. The best time to visit Hanoi is from September to November or from March to April, when the weather is mild. Temperatures during these months range from 18°C to 30°C and the days are relatively dry.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Nội Bài International Airport (HAN).Opens in a new tab or window The airport is in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, the largest airport in Vietnam and is the main airport serving Hanoi. The airport is located in Phu Minh Commune in Sóc Sơn District, about 35 kilometres (21 miles) northeast of downtown Hanoi.

Arriving in Hanoi

The staff at Hanoi Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are different transport options available to get you on your way.         

Getting into Hanoi from Hanoi Airport

With a range of transport services available at Hanoi Noi Bai Airport, travelling into the city centre is easy. Choose from taxis, car rental, airport transfer, coach, ride-share or bus. Taxis are available on the arrivals area at both terminals and be sure to confirm with the driver to have the metre on. A taxi ride to the city centre takes approximately 30 minutes. Public buses are located 200 meters away from the airport gate and run every 15 to 20 minutes to various stops within Hanoi including to Hanoi Old Quarter. There are coaches from both terminals heading towards Quang Trung street. Electric cars are a good way to transfer between the two terminals. It's possible to book a private transfer or organise through your hotel for an airport shuttle. Grab is the Vietnamese version of Uber making it very easy to get to the city. Just book a car through the Grab app. It is possible to rent a car or minivan in Hanoi to see the attractions such as the Temple of Literature or Hoan Kiem Lake. 

Getting around Hanoi

Getting around in Hanoi is easy as many attractions, restaurants, shopping and hotels are located close to each other. The city’s locals travel mostly on motorbikes while motorcycle taxis, buses and private cars are available for when you want to visit other districts within Hanoi. Hanoi is a very compact city, and you can take a taxi, hire a car or book a driver for the day. Travelling via motorcycle taxis is a quick and inexpensive way of getting around in Hanoi as you can find one in most parts of the city. You can easily hail a taxi on the street or request one from your hotel, be sure to get the metre turned on. Cyclos are a fairly inexpensive mode of transport in Hanoi, though it can only take one passenger as it’s a two seated vehicle. It's a good way to tour through the Old Quarter as the streets are quite narrow. Hanoi is also served by local buses (decked out in red, white, and yellow) that cover regular routes within the city, most of which stop nearby and in front of famous attractions such as Hoan Kiem Lake, The Old Quarter and Hanoi Train Station. Grab, the Vietnamese version of Uber is available, they are cheap and can be booked through the app. Alternatively, you may wish to join one of the many tours.

Departure information

Fly from Melbourne

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called? 

Melbourne Airport.Opens in a new tab or window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

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 Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

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Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.

Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.

Important Information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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