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Compare Cheap Melbourne to Hanoi Flights
As one of the oldest capitals in the world, travellers from across the world visit Hanoi to see the ancient architecture, lively culture and exquisite cuisine. The scenery around Hanoi is a compelling reason to visit, too. Situated among the verdant Ba Vi mountain range and the Red River, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for to capture postcard-worthy holiday happysnaps on your travels from Melbourne to Hanoi. Even if you’re travelling to this major financial hub for business, you can enjoy added savings when you book cheap flights from Melbourne to Hanoi on Webjet. No matter if you’re travelling for business or pleasure, you can explore more destinations in the city, try new cuisines, or buy exotic silks and handmade souvenirs when you save money on booking your flights with Webjet.
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Best time to visit Hanoi
The best time to visit Hanoi
If you’re looking to escape Melbourne’s winter, head up to Hanoi in June, July, or August. This is the city’s summer and falls in line with the rainy season making for hot and humid days. Temperatures can reach up to 40°C (104°F) during July and August. Parts of the city have been known to flash flood. Visiting during the summer is the best time to find cheap flights from Melbourne to Hanoi. Winter in Hanoi is cooler and drier. December through February temperatures range from 17°C (62°F) and boast mostly clear skies throughout the season. If you’re travelling in late January or early February, be sure to take part in the Vietnamese New Year celebrations, known as Tet. The shoulder seasons of spring and autumn are great for sightseeing and outdoor activities. While light rains may occur in March, both April and May are drier and less humid than summer. Spring temperatures average between 15° to 21°C (60°-70°F) making exploring Hanoi on foot a bit more comfortable. Travellers in Hanoi during October and November will not only see the tree greens change to amber and crimson but will also catch a glimpse of the blooming Milk Flowers across the city. Bring a light sweater if you plan on exploring Hanoi on foot during autumn as cool breezes and chilly nights are common.
Departing From Melbourne
International flights out of Melbourne Airport (MEL) depart from terminals 1 and 2. The fastest route to Hanoi from Melbourne is with Vietnam Airlines and Qantas. Either airline will get you from MEL to Hanoi (HAN) in less than 13 hours, including a stopover in Ho Chi Minh City or Hong Kong. Other airlines that offer cheap airfares from Melbourne to Hanoi include Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia.
Getting to Melbourne Airport
The best ways of getting to Melbourne Airport is via the SkyBus or taxi. There are no direct train links to the airport. For $19, you can hop on the SkyBus transfer from Southern Cross Station in the CBD and arrive at MEL in 30 to 45 minutes. This Melbourne City Express service operates 24 hours per day, every day of the year. There are also express routes from Southbank Docklands, St Kilda, the Mornington Peninsula and a Western suburbs link. Taxis cost about $55 for the trip from the city to the airport.
Parking at Melbourne Airport
Melbourne Airport has several parking options that can fit your travel needs and budget.
Where to Park at Melbourne Airport
- Valet Parking: Includes quick and easy pull-up service and fast access to the terminals, 24 hours a day. You don’t need to pre-book valet parking; simply drive to level 2 on the Terminal 1 end of the car park, drop off your keys, and head to your terminal. If you’re flying Virgin Australia, you can enjoy a private valet entrance located at the Terminal 3 end of level 2. The weekly rate for valet parking starts at $369.
- Premium Parking: Conveniently located for quick access to all the terminals. There is a premium parking option in all of the airport’s terminals, although the rates in T4 are slightly cheaper. Premium parking in T1, T2 and T3 for a week is $369; the T4 rate is $257.
- At Terminal: These parks are best for short getaways and are the closest parks to the terminals. The weekly rate for At Terminal spaces at T1, T2 and T3 is $197; the T4 rate is $187.
- Long Term: Heading away to Hanoi for a longer period? Consider storing your car in the Long Term car park. With your pre-booked slot, you’ll be able to pull in, unload, and catch the shuttle bus to the terminal. Entrances to the Long Term car park can be found on Terminal Drive or Airport Drive near Terminal 4. The weekly rate is $99.
Arriving in Hanoi
Most flights from MEL to HAN arrive in Terminal 2 at Noi Bai International Airport (HAN). Make sure you have your paperwork ready before departing Australia for Vietnam.
Things to do
Things to do in Hanoi
In a city as rich in history as Hanoi, there is always something to see or do. If you’re a history buff or love ancient architecture, you’ll want to experience the Temple of Literature. This ancient site was constructed in 1070 and is where you can see the Well of Heavenly Clarity as well as stroll through buildings, courtyards and walkways that were once used by royalty. For another dose of history, take a walk through the halls of Hoa Lo Prison to see exhibits reflecting the Vietnamese struggle for independence from France and stories of the American prisoners held captive here during the Vietnam War. Seek out Ho Hoan Kiem Lake to learn more about a local legend that tells a tale of a valiant Vietnamese emperor who used a heavenly sword to drive out his enemies. If you’re in Hanoi in late January, you’ll see a colourful festival at the Hai Ba Trung Temple. This temple pays homage to two sisters, believed to be Vietnamese queens, who refused to surrender to the Chinese. In the heart of the Old Quarter district, you will find the Bach Ma Temple. The temple holds a carving of the legendary horse of Emperor Ly Thai To as well as his gilded red lacquered funeral palanquin. If you have a free evening, take in a show at Hanoi Opera House. And for a true old-world Vietnamese shopping experience, head to Đồng Xuân Market. Merchants crowd each of the three storeys to sell clothing, housewares, souvenirs, fresh foods, and even animals. It can be a bit crowded and chaotic, but the experience is one you will remember.