Vietnam has become an increasingly popular destination among travelers not only because of its beauty and safety, but also because of its easy access. Lying on the Indochina Peninsula, Vietnam shares the borders with three neighbor countries: China, Laos, and Cambodia. Also, it has a coastline of more than 3,000 kilometers long. Thus, Vietnam can be reached easily through airway, waterway, and roadway.
Airway is said to be the best way to get to Vietnam since it is easy and time saving. Tourists can arrive in Vietnam by air via 3 international airports in this country which are Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, Tan Son Nhat Aiport in Ho Chi Minh City and Danang Airport in Danang City. In addition, there are some small international airports in Vietnam which have direct flights from foreign countries such as Phu Quoc Airport having direct flights from Russia. Plus, a variety of domestic airports are scattered across Vietnam.
– From Cambodia: There is a road crossing at Moc Bai (Tay Ninh province 80km from Saigon) connecting Phnom Penh in Cambodia with Saigon. The new crossing into Cambodia via Chau Doc (245 km from Saigon) is passable either by boat or road.
– From Laos: There is a road crossing at Lao Bao in Quang Tri Province, about 160km north of Hue, connecting Savannakhet with Central Vietnam. Another road into Vietnam is via Cau Treo, Ha Tinh Province.
– From China: There are 03 roads crossings at Ha Khau (Lao Cai Province), Dong Dang (Lang Son Province) and Mong Cai (Quang Ninh Province)
Railway has become an increasingly convenient way to reach Vietnam land. There is an international rail connection between China and Vietnam, from Peking via Nanning to Hanoi crossing at Lang Son and from Kunming to Hanoi via Lao Cai.
Currently, the number of travelers coming to Vietnam through waterway is continuously rising. There are no normal sea crossings into Vietnam although an increasing number of cruise liners sail into Vietnamese waters. The only other international connection by boat is the Mekong River crossing from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh