Dong Hoi Airport
Dong Hoi Airport (VDH) is a small commercial airport with one terminal serving Dong Hoi City and the surrounding area. It is located 6 km north of Dong Hoi City on the North Central coast. Most flights arriving and departing here are short or medium range. The airport is served by Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Vietjet Air, and Vietnam Airlines. You can find all airlines that fly to Vietnam here. Hai Au Aviation also runs seaplane flights to and from Danang through Dong Hoi Airport.
Arriving at Dong Hoi Airport
Airlines flying to Dong Hoi airport run flights that originate primarily in Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, and Hanoi with some flights to and from Chiang Mai. Canadians arriving in Dong Hoi from outside Vietnam must have obtained a visa prior to arrival in Vietnam as well as possess a passport valid for at least one month past the expiration date of the visa. Arrivals from Chiang Mai will have to clear customs upon arrival. You can find the cheapest flights to Dong Hoi Airport by using Skyscanner's flight search feature. Just tell it when you want to fly and you will see the cheapest flights available.
Dong Hoi Airport is a relatively small airport with rather limited facilities. Food and beverages are available, and there is some basic shopping. There is seating in the departures area. Despite its beaches, Dong Hoi is only starting to become a tourism destination, and the airport's services are mainly focused on the domestic traveller. Download Skyscanner's mobile app to make sure you can stay connected to the best travel deals no matter where your adventures take you.
Getting Away from Dong Hoi Airport
You can get to Dong Hoi from the airport by taking a private airport transfer to your area hotel or resort. A taxi ride to the city center takes around 15 minutes, and the public transit bus system also has routes from the airport to destinations in the city or along the coast. It is very rare for foreigners to rent and drive their own car in Vietnam, and you would need an international driving permit as well as local insurance. It is more common, and much safer, to hire a car with a driver to take you where you want to go. Once you are in town, it is easy to rent a motorcycle almost anywhere.
Things to do in Dong Hoi
Dong Hoi is mostly known for its coastal location and people visit to enjoy the beaches during the heat of the dry summer. During the rainier and cooler fall and winter, the main attraction in Dong Hoi is the food and spicy food reigns supreme. You can visit the Tu Lan cave system year-round for an underground caving and climbing adventure or check out the ruined Tam Toa church which was bombed in 1965. You can also rent a bicycle and explore the side streets at your own pace. Use Skyscanner's cheapest month tool to find the cheapest time to fly to Dong Hoi Airport.