The most common way for international tourists to get to Vietnam is by plane.
The country currently has 22 conveniently-located airports, 11 of which offer international services.
The three main gateways are Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang — located in northern, southern, and central Vietnam, respectively.
The other eight international airports include Van Don in Quang Ninh Province, Cat Bi in Hai Phong City, Vinh in Nghe An Province, Phu Bai in Thua Thien-Hue Province, Cam Ranh in Khanh Hoa Province, Phu Quoc on Phu Quoc Island off Kien Giang Province, Lien Khuong in Lam Dong Province, and Can Tho in Can Tho City.
Most Asian countries have direct flights to and from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. Travelers can also fly directly into Da Nang from destinations around the region, according to the VNAT.
Travelers from neighboring countries, including China, Laos, and Cambodia, can also enter Vietnam by train or bus. However, they are required to prepare their visa beforehand, as there are no visas on arrival at land crossings within Vietnam.
In addition, a boat trip from Cambodia through the Mekong Delta makes for a scenic entry into southern Vietnam.
Visitors can book such a trip from tour agencies in Phnom Penh and Vietnam.
No matter by which way visitors arrive in Vietnam, they are assured of a unique and unforgettable experience.