In general, March is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Ho Chi Minh City. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around R9 852. The month of May is another great option to travel to Ho Chi Minh City, with average flight prices from South Africa averaging around R9 882.
Most flyers found that booking tickets 0 days in advance of their planned departure date is the best time to get cheap flights to Ho Chi Minh City. During this timeframe, flight prices are around R10 461. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to Ho Chi Minh City outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from South Africa to Ho Chi Minh City for R10 171.
On average, the least expensive day to fly to Ho Chi Minh City from South Africa is on a Wednesday. momondo users have found tickets for Wednesday departures for as low as R10 086. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Saturday because tickets tend to average around R11 097. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Ho Chi Minh City.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Ho Chi Minh City is in the morning when flights can be purchased for as low as R9 941. Try not to purchase tickets in the afternoon because they tend to be around R12 648. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Ho Chi Minh City is possible. If you are planning a flight to Ho Chi Minh City, consider booking flights to Cần Thơ Airport (131 km from Ho Chi Minh City city centre).