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There are 3 ways to get from Cairns to Vietnam by plane

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Fly to Tan Son Nhat  •  15h 24m

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) CNS - SGN

2 alternative options

Fly to Danang  •  18h 13m

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Danang (DAD) CNS - DAD

Fly to Noi Bai International  •  19h 37m

  1. Fly from Cairns (CNS) to Noi Bai International (HAN) CNS - HAN

Cairns (CNS) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) flights

The flight time between Cairns (CNS) and Tan Son Nhat (SGN) is around 16h 12m and covers a distance of around 5286 km. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 1m. Services are operated by Jetstar, Singapore Airlines, Scoot Tigerair and others. Typically 43 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

43 Weekly Planes
16h 12m Average Duration
$242 Cheapest Price
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Vietnam. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Vietnam.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Vietnam.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Vietnam due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Vietnam from May 11.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

International flights leaving Australia are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Last updated: November 30 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cairns to Vietnam is to fly which costs $550 - $1,300 and takes 19h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Cairns to Vietnam is to fly which costs $370 - $1,400 and takes 15h 24m.

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The distance between Cairns and Vietnam is 5301 km.

It takes approximately 15h 24m to get from Cairns to Vietnam, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cairns Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport. The quickest flight takes 14h 15m and has one stopover.

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Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Singapore Airlines offer flights from Cairns Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport.

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The best way to get from Cairns to Cairns Airport is to shuttle which takes 9 min and costs $23 - $25.

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Map of how to get from Cairns to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 5301.2 km
  • Duration: 15h 24m

What companies run services between Cairns, QLD, Australia and Vietnam?

Jetstar, Singapore Airlines and six other airlines fly from Cairns to Ho Chi Minh City every 4 hours.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Cairns to Tan Son Nhat via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Tan Son Nhat via Brisbane, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Tan Son Nhat via Perth, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Danang via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Danang via Perth, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Cairns to Danang via Melbourne, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from Cairns to Danang via Brisbane, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Cairns to Noi Bai International via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $3,500
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Cairns to Tan Son Nhat via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Cairns to Tan Son Nhat via Brisbane, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Danang via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Danang via Brisbane, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
21h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Cairns to Noi Bai International via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
22h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $3,500
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Cairns to Tan Son Nhat via Sydney
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Cairns to Danang via Sydney, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
16h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Cairns to Danang via Melbourne, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Cairns to Noi Bai International via Port Moresby, Manila
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$460 - $900
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Cairns to Tan Son Nhat via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,100
Flights from Cairns to Tan Son Nhat via Sydney
Ave. Duration
14h 22m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Cairns to Danang via Ngurah Rai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
17h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Cairns to Noi Bai International via Ngurah Rai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Cairns to Noi Bai International via Port Moresby, Manila
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$460 - $900

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