Da Nang airport has 2 terminals: domestic (T1) and international (T2). The T1 terminal has an area of about 14,500 m2 with 3 floors and 1 basement. The T2 terminal has an area of 210,000 m2 with 2 separate arrival and departure stations. The distance between the 2 terminals is minimal; it will take you around 10 – 15 minutes of slow walking.
Both terminals are fully equipped with convenient services to make the best of your airport experience. They provide modern check-in kiosks and counters for each airline. Besides, you can find their catering services, coffee shops, VIP lounge, gift shops, currency exchange spots, free water, free mobile charging, and free internet connection.
Not to mention the friendly and professionals airport staff are always ready to assist you with a big smile on their face.
As Da Nang is a big transportation hub in the central region of Vietnam, you can fly to many provinces and cities. In the domestic terminal, there are more than 40 check-in kiosks and counters that are in use. Jetstar Pacific Airlines, VASCO, VietJet Air, and VASCO are 4 airlines which have domestic routes out of Da Nang Airport. Here are the details:
Vietnam Airlines: Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Nha Trang, Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, Dalat
VietJet Air: Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Hai Phong
Jetstar Pacific Airlines: Ha Noi, Buon Ma Thuot, Hai Phong, Ho Chi Minh City, Pleiku
Da Nang International Airport is considered one of the most comfortable airports in the world. The T2 terminal has 2 floors; the 1st floor is the arrival terminal and the 2nd floor is the departure terminal. There are 44 counters with 24 check-in counters and 22 immigration counters. Counters number 20, 21, and 22 are the check-in counters for business class.
There are 3 domestic airlines and more than 20 international airlines that operate flights to and from Da Nang international airport. Those are:
Thailand Bangkok Airways – Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi Thai AirAsia – Bangkok–Don Mueang
Cambodia Cambodia Angkor Air – Siem Riep
Malaysia AirAsia – Kuala Lumpur
Singapore Jetstar Asia SilkAir
Korea: Korean Air – Seoul–Incheon Air Busan – Busan Asiana Airlines – Seoul–Incheon Eastar Jet – Seoul–Incheon Jeju Air – Seoul–Incheon Jin Air – Seoul–Incheon, Busan, Jeju T’way Airlines – Seoul–Incheon, Daegu, Busan, Muan VietJet Air – Seoul-Incheon, Busan Vietnam Airlines – Seoul–Incheon
Hong Kong – Macau Air Macau – Ma Cau Cathay Dragon – Hong Kong Hong Kong Express Airways – Hong Kong Jetstar Pacific Airlines – Hong Kong
China Beijing Capital Airlines – Sanya China Eastern Airlines – Beijing, Dalian, Nanning, Zhengzhou Shanghai Airlines – Shanghai Vietnam Airlines – Hangzhou, Guangzhou
Taiwan Jetstar Pacific Airlines – Taipei, Taoyuan
Japan Jetstar Pacific Airlines – Osaka-Kansai Vietnam Airlines – Tokyo–Narita
When flying into Vietnam through Da Nang airport, your flight will land in T2 terminal. After getting off the airplane, you will go through this process:
Note: Vietnam airports now offer a visa on arrival. Since this is a smaller airport, the visa on arrival system is much quicker with fewer people getting visas.
The check-in counter opens 3 hours before the scheduled time of departure (STD) and closes 40 minutes before STD.
Here is the check-in procedure:
1. Access the departure hall 2. Present your travel documents and ticket to the check-in staff 3. Go through custom and security checkpoint 4. Wait for boarding in the departure lounge 5. Proceed to board gate at boarding time
Note: You should make sure your documents have the official Vietnamese stamp before departing, so nothing goes wrong once you reach your destination.
To fly to other cities from Da Nang, you will enter the T1 terminal and go through these 4 steps:
Good news for everyone: Vietnam Airlines now supports online check-in. Instead of wasting your travel time in lines, why not stay at home and take advantage of the online check-in? With domestic flights, you can go straight to the security gate if you have no baggage or if you do have baggage, you can quickly visit the check-in counter and be on your way. Online check-in also allows you to choose your seat before everybody else. But remember that the online check-in only occurs 24 hours to two hours before the departure time. Also note that Vietnam Airlines online check-in is limited to nine passengers per booking account and does not apply to children under 12 years old.
Here is your guide to the online-check in:
Situation number 1: If you have already confirmed your email address, you will receive a check-in link via your email about 24 hours before the departure time. Just simply click it, provide the information required, and it’s good to go.
Situation number 2: If you haven’t submitted your email address, you need to access the Vietnam Airlines check-in page from 24 hours to two hours before the departure time. After that, input all the information required and there you go.
There are business lounges in both T2 and T1 terminal. There, you can sit on the massage chairs to relax before the flight, treat yourself with fresh fruits, food, and drink. You can also find magazines, newspaper, and outlets for charging your laptop/handphone. These exclusive services are provided to make your time in the airport as comfortable as possible.
If you are not flying with business class, you can still enter the business lounge by purchasing access. The ticket price is around 360.000 VND/person ($16.40) for the domestic lounge and 650.000 VND ($29.60) for the international lounge.
Similar to other airports in Vietnam, Da Nang airport has food courts, restaurants, and fast food chains in both terminals. When you have a connecting flight or are in a hurry, you can search for meals here: Airport Restaurant, Air Cafe MASCO, K Coffee, Lucky Restaurant, and Burger King. In addition, there is a mini-mart in the departure lounge of the international airport, where you can find some snacks or drinks before your flight.
If the airport food is too overpriced and not to your liking, you still have other options. Just 1 kilometer from the airport, is Nguyen Tri Phuong local street food, where you can find many good Vietnamese dishes at a cheap price. Some good venues to check out:
Mi Quang Ba Mua: 95A Nguyen Tri Phuong, Thanh Khe Ward Name of dish: Quang Noodle – Mi Quang
Ba Nhan: 155 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Thanh Khe Ward Name of dish: Banh mi with grilled pork and sunshine egg – Banh mi op la thit nuong
Red Pepper: 28 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Thanh Khe Ward Type of dishes: Asian and Western restaurant and cafe.
I usually go to the airport 2 hours before my boarding time for early check-in in order to have some extra time to wander around the duty-free shops. There is a wide range of duty-free goods offered in the Da Nang airport such as alcohol, perfume, cigarettes, cosmetics, and snacks. You can find Lotte and Jalux duty-free shops in the departure lounge of T1 and T2 terminal.
There are 5 souvenir shops in the departure lounge and public hall of the international airport. They provide some cute Vietnamese gifts like key chains, magnets, handmade crafts, and so on. But again, products sold at the airport are quite pricey. So I would recommend you to do gift shopping in the city.
To exchange your money, you can find some banks in public halls and arrival halls of both terminals. ATM machines are located all around the airport, in case you need to withdraw more cash.
It could be said that Da Nang airport has a good location as the distance from it to other cities or provinces is less than 100 kilometers. Knowing the distance will help you arrange the transportation and estimate the travel time.
Hoi An: 29.4 km Hue: 98.3 km
Hai Chau: 3.9 km Cam Le: 4.3 km Thanh Khe: 4.9 km Son Tra: 5.0 km Ngu Hanh Son: 8.5 km Lien Chieu: 8.8 km Hoa Vang: 19.3 km Hoang Sa Island: 332 km