How to Get to Hanoi Old Quarter from Hanoi Airport
February 6, 2017 5976 Views
The first thing tourists concern when landing in Noi Bai Airport is how to reach their hotels, which are mostly located in Hanoi Old Quarter. After reading this post, you will certainly know all the means of transportation available in Hanoi airport.
One good thing about transportation at Noi Bai Airport is that you can choose what is suitable for you the most. Bus is usually the cheapest way to travel in Vietnam, but there are still many types of buses with different services.
The first type is shuttle bus from private firms such as the one from Vietjet Airlines. The cost is around 40.000 VND (2$) and will drop you in Hanoi Old Quarter (but not at your hotel). However, you can get off the bus whenever the vehicles pass by your hotels.
Minibus at Noi Bai Airport
If you want to experience the cheapest vehicle, you can take the public bus number 17 which will transfer you from Noi Bai Airport to Long Bien Station. From there, you can rent a taxi to reach your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. The cost is just about 9000 VND per person (0.5 $) but you will have to pay a bit more if you want them to bring your luggage.
Bus Number 17
The last type of bus is the new public bus number 86 designed to offer the best quality of buses in Vietnam. Having been operating since 2016, this mean of transportation will be happened to be your comfortable, enjoyable and convenient vehicle. The price is 30000 VND (1.5 $) and the bus stops at many locations in Hanoi Old Quarter including Long Bien bus station, Hoan Kiem Lake etc.
The Newest Bus 86
If you are not budget travelers and just want to enjoy your trip, then taxi is also a good choice. Like buses, there are many taxi providers around Noi Bai Airport for you to choose.
Taxi Available at the Airport
The cheapest method is to take an Uber or Grab taxi in Noi Bai Airport. Uber offers a wide variety of cars and services including low cost and premium ones. The estimated cost is about 265.000 VND (12$) for the cheapest car if you stay in Hanoi Old Quarter. However, the downside is that you have to book in advance since not many Uber taxis operate around Noi Bai airport.
Otherwise, common taxi providers are available all around the airport which you can simply pick one and enjoy the ride. The price is quite high at approximately 300.000 VND (14$), but it is the most simple way out of all.
3. Tour services
The most safest way when you travel to Vietnam is to pre-book a tour from a tour operator or travel company in Vietnam. The company will offer you a tour guide to welcome you at the airport and a private car. They will also transfer you directly to the hotel and take care of all the meals planned in the iiterary. Furthermore, you do not have to worry about the unfortunate scam on the way.
» I hope after reading my post you can easily decide the best one for your Hanoi Old Quarter discovery. Hanoi does has a lot of fascinating things that surely make you comeback like its lovely Street Foods and some of the best coffee shops in Vietnam.
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