Vietnam Visa for Thailand Citizens

Vietnam and Thailand are two of the most popular tourist destinations in South Asia. In recent years, Vietnam has seen a surge in international tourist arrivals including Thai citizens who see their neighboring country as the best place for a short trip abroad without breaking the bank. 

Read on to find out all the details about the Vietnam visa for a Thai citizen.

Do Thai citizens need a visa to enter Vietnam?

Thai citizens do not need a visa to enter Vietnam for a stay of 30 days. However, if the stay extends beyond 30 days they will be required to get a Vietnam visa.

How do Thai citizens apply for a Vietnam visa?

Thai citizens who wish to apply for a Vietnam visa can apply for a Vietnam visa online or through an embassy. 

Documents required for applying for visa on arrival

  1. Valid passport with at least 6 months validity 
  2. At least 2 blank pages in your passport
  3. Passport-sized photograph with a white background and no glasses
  4. Scan of personal biodata as written in the passport
  5. Other documents as required (applicable only if applying through an embassy)

To apply for a Vietnam visa online, you can follow the 4 steps below:

STEP 1: Fill in the online application form with your information. 

STEP 2: Confirm the information in the form and pay the required fee.  

STEP 3: Receive the visa approval letter within 2-3 business days and print it, colored copies preferred. 

STEP 4: Get your visa approval letter stamped upon arrival.

To apply for a Vietnam visa from an embassy, please contact the Vietnam embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, or the consulate in Khonkaen, Thailand. 

The Embassy of S.R. Vietnam In Thailand

Address: 83/1 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330

Phone: (662) 267 9602


Working hours: Monday to Friday. 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m, 1:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m.

Consulate General of Vietnam in Khonkaen

Address: 65/6 Chatapadung, Khon Kaen 40000

Phone: (66) 4324 2190


Working hours: Monday to Friday. 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m, 1:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m.

How much does a Vietnam visa cost for Thai citizens?

In order to obtain your Vietnamese visa, you have to pay two fees: The Approval Letter Fee (paid online) and the Stamping Fee (paid in cash at Vietnam airports).

Check the table below for a more detailed overview of the prices.

Vietnam visa fee table

Please note: Prices provided are in US dollars.

Airlines that fly from Thailand to Vietnam

Average time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Flights per week: 123

The most popular airline that flies from Thailand to Vietnam is Thai AirAsia. Other airlines that have direct flights from Thailand to Vietnam are Thai Airways, Thai- Vietjet Air, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Jetstar Pacific, etc. You can take a flight from either Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) or Chiang Mai (Chiang Mai International Airport) to Ho Chi Minh (Tan Son Nhat International Airport), Da Nang (Da Nang International Airport), or Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport). The most popular route is from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City. Chiang Mai to Hanoi is another popular route. Book your flight ticket from Thailand to Vietnam now.

How to get from the airport to the city center?


To get to Hanoi from the airport, you either take the bus that runs daily (Express bus 86, 7, 17, and 90) and operates from 5:00 a.m till 11:00 p.m. or book a car pickup

Taking a bus is the cheapest way to get to the city but it's crowded and seats are limited. Between the two methods, a car pickup is an easier and more convenient method especially if you are arriving at an odd hour and have a lot of baggage.

Ho Chi Minh:

Ho Chi Minh city is a 30-45 minute ride away from Tan Son Nhat International Airport. To get to the city center you can take airport bus 109, 49 or public bus 152. You can also book a car through BDATrip’s airport shuttle service.

Da Nang:

Da Nang city is just 3km or a 10-minute ride away from Da Nang International Airport. To get to the city center you can take a public bus from the airport which runs once every hour between 05:00 hours and 23:00 hours. You can also book a car pickup directly from BDATrip. There is also the option of taking a motor-taxis or xe om.

How much does it cost to travel to Vietnam from Thailand?

Vietnam is an affordable destination for Thai citizens. If you plan your budget properly, then you can spend an entire week of the holiday without having to spend more than 8,500,000 VND or 12,428 Thai Baht*.

The average cost for a vacation in Vietnam is 176 Thai Baht per person, per day. For an entire week of vacation, it will usually cost around 12,295 Thai Baht for one person.

The average cost for 1 person for accommodation is 774 Thai Baht. For two people, the average cost for a double occupancy room is 1,548 Thai Baht approx.  Book your hotel with BDATrip now.

Food is considerably cheaper in Vietnam. The average food budget usually costs 403 Thai Baht per day. This amount can change depending on where you eat street food, or in a restaurant. 

For transportation in and around the city or town, the average daily cost is 359 Thai Baht. While the average cost of inter-city transportation is around 2,025 Thai Baht.

*1 Thai Baht is equal to 683.90 VND.

Travel tips for Thai citizens visiting Vietnam

Let us check out a few travel tips for Thai citizens visiting Vietnam.

  • Be wary of common tourist scams in Vietnam especially taxi scams where drivers will switch off the meter and ask for an inflated price at the end of the journey.
  • Vietnam has different weather conditions depending on whether you are in the north or south. Carry appropriate clothing especially rainproof clothing and a sturdy jacket.
  • Get a local Vietnamese SIM card to make calls and use the internet. You can choose from 4 different providers- Viettel, Vinaphone, MobiFone, and Vietnamobile.
  • Cash is king in Vietnam. Some towns won’t have ATMs so always carry cash with you.

For more Vietnam travel tips, you can check out Vietnam Travel Rules: The Do's and Don'ts and Vietnam Travel Tip: 5 Things You Should Prepare for Your Vietnam trip.

Why apply for a Vietnam visa with BDATrip?

BDATrip provides a fast and simple procedure to get your travel visa. We provide 24/7 customer service to help you with all your queries. We will also keep you updated with the latest information about your visa process through email or phone

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does a Thai national need a visa for Vietnam?

    A Thai national does not need a visa for Vietnam if their visit is for a maximum of 30 days. For visits that exceed 30 days, a visa will be required.

  • How much is a Vietnam visa for Thai citizens?

    A Vietnam visa will cost you a minimum of 17 US dollars or around 560 Thai Baht for a single entry 1-month visa and 20 US dollars or 660 Thai Baht for multiple entry 3-month visas. The stamping fee for the visa will cost you 25 US dollars or 833 Thai Baht up to 50 US dollars or 1,666 Thai Baht depending on whether it is a single entry or multiple entries.

  • How do I get a Vietnam visa from Thailand?

    You can get a Vietnam visa online or apply offline through the Vietnam embassy in Bangkok or the consulate in Khon Kaen.

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