Les Rencontres du Vietnam

Xth International Conference on Gravitation, Astrophysics and Cosmology



(last updated 2/12/11)

Quy Nhon is a coastal town in central Vietnam  that can be reached by plane from Hanoi and from Ho Chin Minh City. Arriving from abroad, the second alternative is recommended because of the fare and the time duration of the journey (one hour instead of one an half hour). Indeed, from Ho Chi Minh City, there are daily flights at 6:00 and 14:25 (Vietnam Airlines) and at 08:40 (Air Mekong) but it must be checked. From Hanoi there is a single flight at 6:00 (Vietnam Airlines) every days excepted on Wednesday. See also the useful booking sites (vietnamflight, Jetstar). The airport is around 20km north-west of Quy Nhon.

Alternative solutions are bus and train (useful informations are here). The bus is the cheapest means of transport. Buses are becoming on more 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).


The easiest way is to ask for a Tourist VISA. The Department of Consular Affairs of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to invite foreigners to get in touch directly with the Vietnam Embassies and Consulates abroad about visa application procedures. The information and website addresses of diplomatic missions in Vietnam are available at the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mofa.gov.vn or portal Consular: http://lanhsuvietnam.gov.vn.
There are two ways for obtaining a VISA

  • before leaving your country, in a Vietnam embassy or with the help of a travel agency;
  • on the arrival with a Vietnamese traven agent.


  A welcome team will be waiting for you at the arrival at Qhy Nhon airport of the following flights :
  • Saigon - Qui Nhon : VN 1390 - Arrval Qui Nhon   7:10
  • Saigon - Qui Nhon : VN 1392 - Arrval Qui Nhon 15:40
  • Hanoi -  Qui Nhon : VN 1621 - Arrival Qui Nhon   8:35
In order to organize the shuttles logistics, all the details of your arrival should be written on your registration form. If it is not the case then could you please inform Mrs Hady Schenten <hady.schenten@orange.fr> asap so that she can reserve a seat in the conference bus for you.

Please remember that your room will be at your disposal not before 14:00.