All means of transportation you can take when travelling in Hanoi

  • 05/12/2019

Hanoi, the city with simple and peaceful lifestyle of locals and the beauty of ancient house, becomes a must-go destination attracting a lot of tourists, especially foreigners. Travelers to Hanoi have a chance to experience a wide variety of transportation models which not only suit particular budget but also give individuals a sense of absolute contentedness. Whatsup Vietnam is giving you information with regard to some typical ones in Hanoi which you might find extremely useful for your trip in Hanoi.

How To Get From Hanoi Airport (Noi Bai International) To The Old Quarter?
Just as in many other cities in the world, Hanoi airport is located on the outskirts of Hanoi. With 3 following options, it often takes tourists about 1 hour to travel a distance of 30 km from the airport to the Old Quarter.

Airport bus shuttle

For the cheapest way to get to the Old Quarter of Hanoi from Noi Bai Airport is to take the shuttle bus. They have more convenient stops along the itinerary such as Nam Thang Long bus station, Pham Van Dong, Cau Giay, Daewoo hotel, etc., and are likely to drop you off within walking distance from your accommodation. If not, you can call a taxi or motorbike taxi to get to your expected destinations.

Vietnam Airlines:

-  Parking slot: in front of T1 gate in Noi Bai/ No 1 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

-  Price ticket: 40.000VND/person/trip (US$1.8)

-  Duration: 17 hours, from 5 a.m to 10 p.m

-  Travelling time: every 30-45 minutes

-  Tel: 0438 250 872

Vietjet Air:

-  Parking slot: in front of T1 gate in Noi Bai/ National Circus at 67- 69 Tran Nhan Tong

-  Price ticket: 40.000VND/person/trip (US$1.8)

-  Duration: 17 hours, from 4 a.m to 9 p.m

-  Travelling time: every 30-45 minutes

-  Tel: 043941 6270/ 0968360022


-  Parking slot: in front of T1 gate in Noi Bai/ 206 Tran Quang Khai, Ha Noi

-  Price ticket: 40.000VND/person/trip (US$1.8)

-  Duration: 17 hours, from 5 a.m to 10 p.m

-  Travelling time: every 30-45 minutes

-  Tel: 0438840496

Public Buses

With the cheap price and availability, taking public buses is another excellent option for many visitors. However, some passengers might hesitate to choose the bus because sometimes it is too crowded and not convenient for those with big rucksack over their shoulder.

-  Route 07:  Stops: Noi Bai Airport - Thang Long highway - Pham Van Dong - Hoang Quoc Viet - Nghia Do park - Cau Giay transit station.

-  Route 17: Stops: Noi Bai Airport – Phu Lo Soc Son – Dong Anh – Cau Duong – Nguyen Van Cu - Long Bien transit station.

-  Route 90: T1 arrival hall (first floor) – Vo Nguyen Giap – T2 arrival hall (first floor) – Vo Nguyen Giap overpass – Vo Nguyen Giap street – Nhat Tan Bridge – Vo Chi Cong – Nguyen Hoang Ton – Lac Long Quan – Hoang Hoa Tham – Van Cao – Lieu Giai – Kim Ma – Number 01 Kim Ma.

-  High quality express bus 86 (Airport Route): This is new route bus operated by Hanoi Transport Corporation from April 30, 2016. 

   Stops: Terminal 1- Terminal 2 - VAECO Company - Au Co - Lac Long Quan (523 Au Co str) - Xuan Dieu stop - bus stop at intersection Yen Phu - Cua Bac - Long Bien Transpoint station - 142 Tran Quang Khai - Hanoi Opera House - Hanoi Melia Hotel - Hanoi Train Station.

Fares:  These buses ticket only cost 9,000 VND. Bus 86 is an exception since its price is 35,000/pax (1.5 USD)


When traveling with a group of at least 3 persons, there is nothing more wonderful than taking a taxi since you will hardly save any money by taking a bus. However, after getting out of the arrivals exit gate, don’t rush to the invitation of any taxi drivers. Making sure that you downloaded car - hailing apps like Grab, Bee on your phone, you can select a proper pickup and drop-off point without communication issues (not include the two-way gate fare of 30,000 VND to 1.5 USD).

If you don’t want to resort modern technology, another recommendation is to hail one of traditional and reputable taxi brands such as Mai Linh, Hanoi, Airport…


-  Taxi Mai Linh: 024 38 222 666

-  Taxi Hanoi: 024 38 535353

-  Taxi Airport: 024 3200 2566

Please keep in mind that you need to ask for price in advance and require to pay for a pack from the airport to your hotel. Working meters cost about 10,000 VND to 15,000 VND for the first two kilometers, then about VND 8,000 per succeeding kilometer so the present price for a pick up from Noi Bai airport to the centre of Hanoi is about 330.000 VND (15.5 USD) (including airport gate fare).

How to get in and around Hanoi?

After leaving the Airport to reach your hotel in the Old Quarter, it’s time to explore labyrinthine streets and the hidden cultural beauty of the thousand-year-old capital, Hanoi. So that you can indulge in all valuable moments in Hanoi, Whatsup Vietnam is about to provide some information about popular and useful transportation modes to get around Hanoi.


Hiring a bike is commonly considered to be an interesting choice when you have been to Hanoi. Cycling allows you to discover all attractive destinations along the roads freely as well as look in some street foods stores to taste a plenty of Hanoi specialities. Anyway, make sure that you have google map installed on your mobile phone or know how to use a paper map. 

Visitors can choose a suitable bike surrounding some regions such as Hoan Kiem Lake, the Old Quarter, West Lake, etc. with the price of 80,000 VND to 100,000 VND per night and 100,000 VND to 150,000 VND per day.


Pedicab, also known as Cyclo, is a special form of transportation characterizing Hanoi, giving tourists a chance to meet a lot of hospitable and friendly companions who would tell you about Hanoi history and culture during the trip. 

Costing as little as 100,000-200,000 VND for an hour-long ride and suiting every pocket, cyclos are better options for touring the Old Quarter's narrow streets as a quaint experience rather than a viable transport option.


The convenient and economical features of buses capture the imagination of a lot of visitors when traveling to Hanoi. You can choose proper bus routes to come to your favorite points. Also, only by taking part in Hanoi City tour Hop on – Hop off, a flexible and convenient tour which combines transportation and sightseeing of many visitor highlights of Hanoi Capital by double-decker buses, you might experience the city with more than 20 prestige attractions: Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square – Hoàn Ki?m Lake, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, The Flag Tower of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum,...


Getting around Hanoi by taxi makes you not only be active in arranging time and opting for destination but also give you comfortable sense in any weather condition. The types of taxi and the contact with the company are mentioned in part 1, let’s read again to have a perfect choice for yourself.


If you have passion for traveling by motorbike, the best way is to call Grab Bike, Goviet Bike or Bee Bike, hi-tech motorbike services informing the price prior to your booking and a map to track your journey.

The above is all forms of transportation you need to know when you have been to Hanoi. Hope you are having a great time in this amazing city!

By Ngoc Van

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