Van Don International Airport (VDO)
Van Don International Airport (IATA code: VDO, ICAO code: VVVD), the first privately operated airport in Vietnam, has eased the dearth for several direct domestic and international flights to the tourism-oriented province of Quang Ninh. Coming into operation since December 2018, the Vietnam’s newest airport is honored the ‘World’s Leading New Airport 2019’. Significantly, a huge amount of travel time has been saved since international tourists no longer have to catch a flight to Noi Bai International Airport and then a 4-hour drive to Halong Bay.
Van Don International Airport sprawls across a massive 290 hectares of land of Van Don Island that affords passengers spectacular views of Bai Tu Long Bay. The airport is ideally connected with Halong City via a 53km brand-new expressway. The entire car ride takes around 30 – 45 minutes.
Van Don International Airport
The airport comprises of 2 floors. The first floor is for arrival and the second floor is for departure with 31 check-in counters.
Known for a home base to Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines, and Bamboo Airways, Van Don International Airports offers regional routes to Ho Chi Minh City and Danang City. Longer haul international routes include Denpasar (Indonesia), Phu Ket (Thailand), Frankfurt (Germany), Incheon (Korea), Tokyo (Japan), Taipei (Taiwan), and Shenzhen (China). Incheon.
Visitors will receive free bus tickets to Halong City and Yen Tu that are valid for 30 days from the date of the flight. There are also two public shuttle buses that frequently operate every 90 minutes from Van Don International Airport to Halong City. Bus No.14A runs from the airport to Halong Flower Park (Le Thanh Tong Street) and Bus No.14B to Sunworld Complex.
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