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London to Ho Chi Minh City flights

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Flight DurationFlights between London and Ho Chi Minh City take, on average, 14 hours and 2 minutes minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between London with Ho Chi Minh City found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Heathrow is the departure airport operating flights between London and Ho Chi Minh City
Arriving AirportFlights departing London with Ho Chi Minh City as destination arrives at Tan Son Nhut

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Departure Thu, 01 Jul Return Fri, 09 Jul
LON London
SGN Ho Chi Minh City
return from £526
Departure Tue, 13 Jul Return Sun, 18 Jul
LON London
SGN Ho Chi Minh City
return from £578
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Find out further information on London and Ho Chi Minh City to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 32295.71 VND
British Pound Sterling Vietnamese Dong
1 VND = 0.01 GBP
Last checked on 22 June 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
92%

Trains in Ho Chi Minh City are 92% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.8
Ho Chi Minh City
£0.22
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
90%

A meal in Ho Chi Minh City is 90% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
Ho Chi Minh City
£1.57
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
87%

A taxi fare in Ho Chi Minh City is 87% cheaper than in London.

London
£3
Ho Chi Minh City
£0.38
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
51%

Coffee in Ho Chi Minh City is 51% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.92
Ho Chi Minh City
£1.42
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Ho Chi Minh City airports
  • ( Tan Son Nhut (SGN)
    How far from city centre: 4 miles
K Distance: 6339 miles

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Useful information for the flight from London to Ho Chi Minh City

How long is the flight from London to Ho Chi Minh City?

The flight duration on a direct flight path is 12 hours and 15 minutes from London to Ho Chi Minh City.

What are the most common stopovers?

Many transfer destinations are in Asia, such as Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Dubai. Helsinki is a common European stopover.

What documentation do I need to fly to Ho Chi Minh City from London?

You'll need a passport valid for at least six months from entry. UK citizens can take holidays to Vietnam for up to 15 days without a visa.

Is there a time change from London to Ho Chi Minh City?

Ho Chi Minh City is seven hours ahead of London.

Which airlines fly from London to Ho Chi Minh City

There are many choices when flying between the UK and Vietnam, and these are among the most popular airlines:

How to find cheap flights from London to Ho Chi Minh City

Opodo is your source for deals on trips from London to Ho Chi Minh City. Enter your chosen dates and you'll find travel options for city breaks with the best airfares at the top. Scroll for alternative times and airlines, or change dates to compare prices. You can also see the best-value tickets on domestic flights within Vietnam.

When are the best times to fly from London to Ho Chi Minh City?

  • January often has superb weather, when it's sunny, dry, and around 27°C. The end of January to early February is when the country lights up for New Year.
  • March is one of the warmest months, frequently topping 30°C, excellent for visits to the gorgeous nearby beaches.
  • May is one of the cheapest times to go. It can be somewhat rainy during this time, but this rarely lasts long and you'll find the best prices.

Airports in London

The majority of flights depart from Heathrow, and some from Gatwick, too.

Useful Information about Heathrow Airport

It's easy to get to the UK's largest airport, with frequent departures to Ho Chi Minh City.

How to get to the airport:

  • By Tube – the Piccadilly line will bring you to the airport from the centre of London in around 45 minutes. This is usually the most economical option.
  • By train – best for speed, you'll arrive at the airport from Paddington Station in just 15 to 30 minutes on the Heathrow Express.
  • By taxi – allow at least 40 minutes from Central London, preferably much more to be cautious in case of traffic.
  • By coach – from Victoria Coach station, travel to the airport in around 35 minutes. Again, be sure to allow plenty of time to be sure.

Services: Heathrow is a 24/7 airport, and offers unlimited free Wi-Fi for browsing while you wait for the flight. Discover a wide range restaurants, bars, and shops offering fashion and typical British foods. There are also baby changing and shower facilities.

Useful Information about Gatwick Airport

Another major UK airport, and also easily reached from the middle of London.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – services from London Victoria on the Gatwick Express take around 30 minutes.
  • By taxi – expect the journey to take at least an hour, possibly more depending on the time of day and traffic.
  • By coach – It can take 90 minutes to two hours, departing from Victoria Coach station.

Services: open 24 hours a day, with many options for dining and shopping. You can access free Wi-Fi for 90 minutes, and will find baby changing facilities and outdoor smoking areas.

Airports in Ho Chi Minh City

Tan Son Nhat International Airport is the city's international air hub.

Useful Information about Tan Son Nhat International Airport

The airport is less than five miles from downtown, so transfers are a breeze when landing and returning home.

How to get to the airport:

  • By taxi – 15 minutes between the centre of the city and the airport, and prices are very reasonable, making this one of the simplest options.
  • By coach – airport bus 152 stops at the major hotels in central Ho Chi Minh City, along De Tham Street and Dong Khoi Street. Prior booking is required.
  • By minibus – a number of services can be found at the airport to take you downtown.

Services: open 24 hours, with unlimited free Wi-Fi. Eateries are open an hour before the first flight of the day and 30 minutes after the last flight. There are plenty of shops and indoor smoking areas.

What to do and visit in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Get a feel for authentic Vietnam and pick up local gifts at Ben Thanh Market.
  • Learn about the country's history at the grand Independence Palace.
  • See the remnants of France's presence in Vietnam at the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.
  • Enjoy amazing panoramas of the city atop the Bitexco Financial Tower.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Ho Chi Minh City

😷 Is it safe to travel from London to Ho Chi Minh City during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Vietnam may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Ho Chi Minh City at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Ho Chi Minh City is 526£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Ho Chi Minh City expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Ho Chi Minh City costs an average of 0.38 GBP, 85% cheaper than London, with a fare of 2.60 GBP, while train tickets costs 92% less in Ho Chi Minh City: 0.21 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 1.58 GBP in Ho Chi Minh City, 89% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 51% cheaper in Ho Chi Minh City, with an average of 1.45 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 2.93 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Ho Chi Minh City?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Ho Chi Minh City are November, December and October, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Ho Chi Minh City?
The best time of the year to go to Ho Chi Minh City when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, December is the top 1º month to fly to Ho Chi Minh City from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by January and April. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, May, September and June are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Ho Chi Minh City.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from London to Ho Chi Minh City?
The total flight time between London and Ho Chi Minh City is of around 14:02 hours on average, considering an average distance of 11,094 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Ho Chi Minh City compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Ho Chi Minh City's temperatures can go up to 36.38 ºC during the hot season, with 3.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 20.09 ºC in Ho Chi Minh City, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Ho Chi Minh City have an average of 3.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between London and Ho Chi Minh City?
The main airport route flying between London and Ho Chi Minh City is: Heathrow (LHR) to Tan Son Nhut (SGN). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Vietnam Airlines.
  • Cambodia Angkor Air.
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Ho Chi Minh City are:
  • Thai Airways International, with 90 minutes scale in Bangkok.
  • Thai Airways International, with 90 minutes scale in Bangkok.
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