Yes, you'll be able to use your mobile phone in most urban areas of Vietnam, although remote and mountainous areas may have limited network coverage. Ensure you have global roaming activated with your mobile carrier before you leave home if you wish to use your mobile while in Vietnam.

Buying a SIM card in Vietnam

To avoid roaming charges, it is possible to buy a local SIM card in Vietnam. Local SIM cards can be used on most unlocked phones from Europe, Asia and Australia and some unlocked phones from North America.

The three largest Vietnamese phone providers - Viettel, MobiFone and Vinaphone - account for 90% of Vietnam’s mobile phones and have booths at the Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi airports. Viettel’s SIM cards will also work in bordering countries, Cambodia and Laos. Call and data costs are extremely cheap by international standards. Data costs in December 2017 were about 300Mb per US$1, but can vary.

 

Click to return to Vietnam FAQs

Our Vietnam Tours

10 Days From $1,390

Travel from historic Hanoi to modern Ho Chi Minh City. Tour down the Mekong, visit...

18 Days From $2,580

Travel into the heart and soul of Indochina on this comprehensive tour of Vietnam and...

9 Days From $1,003

Travel through Cambodia from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Bangkok in Thailand on an...

11 Days From $921

Head from old-world Hanoi to ancient Hue and on to pretty Hoi An via beachy Phan Rang, ...

13 Days From $1,655

Experience the Asia of old on a family adventure that captures the spirit of Vietnam....

10 Days From $1,390

Travel to Vietnam and see the ultimate Ho Chi Minh tourist spots. Visit hidden Hanoi...

10 Days From $788

From Bangkok you'll hit the ancient streets and temples of Angkor in Siem Reap, get...

15 Days From $2,120

Jump in the saddle for a two-wheeled adventure tour of Vietnam. Take in cultural...

8 Days From $2,856

Experience historic Hue, vibrant Hanoi and the limestone beauty of Halong Bay and Phong...

15 Days From $1,250

From hectic Ho Chi Minh City to historic Hanoi, with Hoi An, Hue and Cat Ba Island in...

12 Days From $1,084

Travel from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City on a journey of discovery. Uncover the...

15 Days From $5,860

Experience the beautiful coast of Vietnam on a small-ship adventure cruise to Nha Trang...

12 Days From $2,223

Travel the breadth of Vietnam, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, experiencing tranquil...

15 Days From $1,036

Discover Vietnam and all its wonders on this exciting two-week tour. Uncover hidden...

13 Days From $1,516

Experience Vietnamese customs and charms on a 13-day family adventure from Hanoi to Ho...

10 Days From $1,690

Hike, bike and kayak across Vietnam on this active tour based out of Hanoi. Trek in...

8 Days From $3,055

Travel the south coast of Vietnam on a Intrepid small-ship adventure cruise, visiting...

11 Days From $788

Delve into Vietnamese culture on this 11-day journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City....

15 Days From $2,750

Uncover the proud, spirited heart of Vietnam on this classic adventure. Tour to Halong...

22 Days From $2,030

Bounce from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island, through Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville Province and Siem...

8 Days From $2,856

Embark on a small-ship coastal cruise in Vietnam, visiting iconic Halong Bay, the cave...

9 Days From $990

Follow the Angkor trails on a trip to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Explore the...

15 Days From $1,687

Journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City on this 15-day Vietnam adventure. Trek in the...

12 Days From $877

Travel to Cambodia on an Intrepid adventure from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok. Explore...

8 Days From $1,462

From Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, discover the delights of one of South-East Asia's...

18 Days From $2,570

Jump on this adventurous three-week journey to see the very best of Cambodia and...

12 Days From $1,060

Start in Ho Chi Minh then hightail it to Cambodia’s Phnom Penh. There’s beach time on...

8 Days From $3,055

Cruise Vietnam’s south coast on a small-ship Intrepid adventure, visiting Hoi An, Nha...

13 Days From $2,397

See Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand from two wheels on this 13-day adventure from Ho Chi...

20 Days From $2,850

From bustling Ho Chi Minh City to historical Hanoi, the Best of Vietnam tour is an...

26 Days From $2,110

Experience Indochina on a trip through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Journey through...

22 Days From $1,738

Explore Indochina on a trip through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Travel from Hanoi...

15 Days From $5,860

Travel to Vietnam and embark on a small-ship adventure cruise to Nha Trang, Ha Long Bay...

24 Days From $2,020

Take a trip with the lot – Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City, Tuy Hoa, Hoi An,...

13 Days From $3,640

Uncover the dramatic histories of these two beautiful countries on a trip through the...

30 Days From $4,915

Travel into the heart and soul of Indochina on this comprehensive tour of Thailand,...

10 Days From $1,037

Experience the boundlessly welcoming and friendly nature of the ethnic hill tribe...

9 Days From $1,535

Get the most out of your family getaway by cycling, kayaking, walking and cruising...

20 Days From $4,730

On this comfort trip get to know two noisy siblings forever linked in both culture and...

15 Days From $3,150

Combine the excitement of Vietnam with the friendly warmth of Cambodia for an exotic...

13 Days From $1,655

Experience the Asia of old on a family adventure that captures the spirit of Vietnam....

35 Days From $3,564

Embark on an epic journey to explore the best of Indochina. Venture out from Bangkok -...

22 Days From $3,665

Indochina Uncovered snakes its way through the delights of Thailand, Laos and Vietnam,...

15 Days From $2,472

Experience the sights, smells and tastes of Southeast Asia on a family tour through...

34 Days From $3,950

Join us for the South East Asian trip of your dreams – a little bit of Bangkok, a pinch...

12 Days From $2,440

Experience the eclectic allure of China on this adventure from Hanoi to Hong Kong....

27 Days From $4,356

Gear up for an energising and rewarding cycling tour that takes in the best of...

18 Days From $2,880

From Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, explore Cambodia's fascinating history and impressive...

20 Days From $4,465

Travel from Hanoi down and over to Siem Reap, seeing the landmark attractions,...

10 Days From $2,175

Travel from Hoi An to Hanoi, spending time in the old imperial city of Hue, the...

21 Days From $3,795

Two countries in one go! Enjoy a cocktail of experiences from the hustle and bustle in...

10 Days From $1,485

Travel from historic Hanoi to modern Ho Chi Minh City with a group of solo travellerse....

9 Days From $1,200

Trek through lush forests, discover colourful histories and break bread with ethnic...

17 Days From $4,030

Journey through the highlights of Cambodia and Vietnam, experiencing local life,...

18 Days From $3,300

Explore southern and central Vietnam’s lush highlands, hidden villages and charming...

23 Days From $6,520

From Vietnam to Cambodia, discover incredible diversity, delectable cuisines, dramatic...

23 Days From $2,596

Explore vibrant Vietnam, charismatic Cambodia and beguiling Bangkok on this exciting...

5 Days From $410

Trek through Vietnam's mountainous region in the north-west to experience hiltribe...

3 Days From $450

Treat your tastebuds to a whole new world of flavour in Hanoi on this bite-sized food...

4 Days From $520

See the contrasts of city and river life around Ho Chi Minh City on this exciting short...

2 Days From $240

See local industry, beautiful islands and what life is like along the mighty Mekong...

2 Days From $290

Venture into the lush environs of Mai Chau and enjoy two days of cycling through remote...

2 Days From $305

Cast away on a traditional-style boat and set sail through hundreds of limestone karsts...