The airport located in Loc Ninh commune, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh province is a civil airport combined with the military. Dong Hoi Airport is about 6km from the center of Dong Hoi city to the North and about 300m from National Highway 1A to the East.
Dong Hoi Airport is like many other airports that were founded and built by the French colonialists during the years of defending and colonizing Vietnam. At this time, the airport was only used for military purposes to serve France. During the following years, this runway was damaged and severely damaged by mines and ERW. After that, they were remodeled and continued to be used for military purposes in the period from five by our army to support the southern battlefield.
After the war ended and until August 30, 2004, this airport was approved to be built and re-planned by the group of northern airports. Until May 18, 2008, Dong Hoi Airport was officially put into use for civil purposes.
Dong Hoi Airport (IATA: VDH, ICAO: VVDH)
Head office: Loc Ninh Commune – Dong Hoi City – Quang Binh Province
General information & Infrastructure of Dong Hoi Airport
Currently, the airport is fully equipped with runways, taxiways, aircraft parking lots, and passenger terminals.
- 01 main runway receiving all incoming and outgoing flights, denoted 11/29 with a total length of 2,400 m and a width of 45 m.
- 02 taxiways forming a whole roller system. Specifically, the E1 taxiway is designed to connect the main runway with an apron for military purposes. E2 taxiway is designed to connect the runway directly to the aircraft parking lot for civil purposes. So your flights will use the E2 taxiway.
- 01 quite large aircraft parking lot designed as 2 parking positions with exact dimensions of 118 m x 127 m from west to east.
- 01 passenger terminal is designed in the form of 2 floors. Currently, the exact total floor area that’s quite spacious is 4,282 m2. This airport is designed to receive about 500,000 passengers/year with fully modern equipment.
How to move from Dong Hoi Airport to the city center?
From Dong Hoi Airport (VDH) to Dong Hoi city center, you can go by many different means such as bus, taxi or airport shuttle very convenient.
The price for a taxi from Dong Hoi airport to the city center is about 120,000 – 200,000 VND; depending on where you want to go. Although taking a taxi has a higher cost than other means of transport, it is still the first choice of many people because of its safety and fast movement. What’s more, if you carry a lot of luggage and go in a large group, a taxi is the ideal means.
Airport motorbike taxi
Traveling by means of cheaper cost, about 35,000 – 40,000 VND / time. The taxi ride is suitable for those who travel alone, bring little luggage, and want to save travel costs. To catch a motorbike taxi, you need to go to the door of the airport about 50m, there will be many motorbike taxi drivers waiting there. You should also haggle before going so that you won’t be overpriced.
Currently, at Dong Hoi airport (Quang Binh) there is no bus going to the city center. You can choose a number of bus routes through the airport; such as Line B1 (Dong Hoi – Ba Don), Line B2 (Dong Hoi – Kien Giang), Line B4 (Dong Hoi – Phong Nha). Since the airport is about 1-2 km from the bus point, you can take a motorbike taxi to the bus stop and then catch the bus.
Some tourist attractions near Dong Hoi Airport
If landing at Dong Hoi airport, Quang Binh is still too early; Or you are eager to start your trip, so please check out beautiful and famous places such as:
Nhat Le Beach
Nhat Le Beach attracts visitors with wild beauty, white sand mixed with purple and yellow seaweed, clear blue sea can be seen at the bottom. You can not only immerse yourself in the cool blue water but also cycle or participate in many attractive games on the beach. Together, you can see the boats sailing in the distance and listen to the murmuring sounds. Dong Hoi Airport is about 5km from Nhat Le beach.
Phong Nha Ke Bang
The famous tourist destination in Quang Binh cannot be ignored Phong Nha Ke Bang; recognized as a world natural heritage attracting domestic and foreign tourists. Phong Nha cave is known as the “cave kingdom” with hundreds of large and small caves. Among the most famous ones are: Hang En, Thien Duong cave, Thien Son cave, Chay river, Dark cave … Dong Hoi Airport is about 44km from Phong Nha cave.
Quang Phu sand dunes
This is the largest and most famous sand dune in Quang Binh and is known as “white sand paradise”. Coming to Quang Phu sand dunes, you will admire the beautiful white sand slopes and participate in thrilling games, windsurfing on the vast and winding sand dunes. In particular, Quang Phu sand dune is also a great virtual living place that is loved by young people. Dong Hoi Airport is about 25km away from Quang Phu sand dunes.
Vung Chua – Yen Island
Vung Chua – Yen Island is the final resting place of General Vo Nguyen Giap and also an attractive tourist destination in Quang Binh. So, if you have the opportunity to come here you should go to Vung Chua – Yen Dao to offer incense to pay tribute to the General. Besides, the landscape in Yen Island is wild, with beautiful forest, mountain, and sea terrain for sightseeing. Dong Hoi Airport is about 60km from Vung Chua – Yen Island.