Travel Information

Quy Nhon is a coastal town in central Vietnam that can be reached by plane from Hanoi and from Ho Chi Minh City. Arriving from abroad, the second alternative is recommended because of the fare and the duration of the journey (one hour vs. 1.5 hours).  The airport is around 20km north-west of Quy Nhon.

From Ho Chi Minh City, there are daily flights at 05:55 and 12:50 (Vietnam Airlines) and at 09:15 (Air Mekong). From Hanoi there is a single flight at 6:50 (Vietnam Airlines) every day except Wednesday. See also the useful booking sites (vietnamflight, Jetstar).  All times should be verified when planning your itinerary.

Alternative solutions are bus and train (useful information is given here). The bus is the cheapest means of transport. Buses are becoming more consistent with international standards. The express buses are faster than local buses, which stop anywhere on request. There are also buses chartered by private companies. The express train connecting Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is named the Reunification Express. There are 3 per day in each direction. Trains that are registered SE are the fastest, while the TN are (much) slower, see Golden Trains (between Saigon & Quy-Nhon).


A visa (tourist) is required to enter Vietnam.

To obtain a visa:

Please inform the conference secretariat of your internet visa number and arrival date and time at your airport of entry.

This internet visa procedure is cheaper but it does take some time (~60 min) at the airport immigration office, depending on the queue. Do not forget to bring 2 passport photos and USD in cash as required by the internet visa service.

Citizens of the following countries do not need a tourist visa for Vietnam:


Maximum stay

Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Brunei, Laos

30 days


14 days


21 days

Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Denmak, Finland, Russia

15 days

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