Hanoi - Post Report Question and Answers

What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?

West Coast, USA. Travel during pandemic is non-existent, but during normal times you could catch a plane flight to Seoul or Tokyo and then fly back to the USA directly. The journey is long, but relatively painless. - Aug 2021

Prague, Czech Republic (via the USA). From Central Europe, you can do it in one stop via various connections; from Paris and Frankfurt there are non-stop flights. We typically took either the Turkish flight via Istanbul or Emirates flight via Dubai, with the former being the go-to flight of late. From the USA, you can do one-stop via Seoul, but the flight to the USA is brutal - a fairly short four-hour red-eye from Hanoi where they wake you mid-flight (3am) to feed you, and then trying to stay awake for five hours in Seoul until the connecting flight. It's easier on the way back. - Dec 2019

Home is Washington, DC. There are no direct flights at this time between Vietnam and USA and must connect somewhere in Asia, usually Seoul or Tokyo. DC to Seoul is 14 hours, Seoul to Hanoi is another 4+ hours. - Jul 2019

DC. About 24 hours travel time. Connections through Seoul or Tokyo. - Apr 2018

Northeastern USA. Traveling to New England takes about 26-28 hours total and is a two-stop journey (Korean Air to Seoul, Delta to Detroit, then Delta to any other city) and traveling to Washington, DC is a one-stop journey if you take Korean Air (Delta codeshare) via Seoul. - Dec 2017

Home base in Northern Virginia. Flying Korean Air via Dulles to Seoul onward to Hanoi is a long flight, but actually enjoyable. Korean Air is amazing, and if there is a layover at Incheon, they offer free showers in spa-like private bathrooms, as well as a lounge to sleep in. Another good flight is on Japan Airlines - but Korean Air is a pleasure. And good with pets... - May 2016

Midwest; it takes 24+ hours with a long layover (8+ hours) in either Seoul or Tokyo - Aug 2015

1 stop in Korea or Japan to California. - Mar 2015

DC to Hanoi via Seoul is the official route. Approaching 24 hours door to door. - Aug 2014

North California. From there flight has one or more lay-over, usually in Hong-Kong or Singapore. It is a 24 hour trip or so. - Dec 2011

From Washington it takes about 17 hours flying time usually connecting through Tokyo, Seoul or Bangkok. - Aug 2011

Washington, D.C. Trip takes about 24 hours or so, including layovers. Layovers are in Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong or Beijing. - May 2010

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