Travel Guide for Transportation and Vehicle in Hanoi

First time in Hanoi, many visitors are confused of the traffic situation in the city. As the biggest city in the north of Vietnam, the traffic is pretty complicated to foreigner since there are plenty of different means of vehicle and different law. Here is our guide showing you the easiest and most popular way to move around the city.

1. How to come to Hanoi from other provinces of Vietnam?

Airline: curently, a lot of airlines have opened routs to Hanoi from other places. Some no-frilled airlines can be named as Jetstar Pacific and Vietjet Air. Vietnam Airlines is abit more expensive. To move to the city center from Noi Bai airport, it is easy to catch a taxi with the fee of around $20. You can also catch the bus which is the transshipment between two local airlines of Jetstar and Vietjet Air at a price of just $2. 

Rail way: the fee for one way ticket from the South to the North of Vietnam is ranging from $57/person to $60/person. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes by taxi from Hanoi Station located on Le Duan Street to the city center. 

Bus/ Sleeping bus: It is really easy to take a bus to go to Hanoi from the Northern or Central Provinces. However, going by bus will take lots of time in your trips.

2. Best Way to Go from Noi Bai Airport to Hanoi's Center

Taxi/ Private: You can take a taxi in the airport or request your hotel (or travel agency) ordering a pick-up car for you.

Airport buses: You can order a seat in the buses of Airport Companies. All of three biggest companies including Vietnam Airline, Vietjet Air, Jestar Pacific has their buses.

Public Bus: This is the cheapest way (less than $1/person). But it is always crowded and hot.

3. Popular Transportation in Hanoi

Cylco around Hanoi's 36 old streets: One of the most unique features of Hanoi travelling is cyclo in the Old Quarter. Many visitors coming to Hanoi choose this kind of transport to enjoy and discover the ancient building of the streets among the bustle lifestyle of people in Hanoi.

Electric Car: It is similar to Cylco, you can take an Electric Car excursion to visit around The Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. While cyclo presents the ancient beauty of Hanoi, electric car is the sign of “green tourism” in this city.  You are going to discover a polite and civilized city with a modern life rhythm. 

Taxi/ Private Car: These are the two popular vehicles for visitors in Hanoi. It is fast and convinient as well. 

Bike/ Motorbike: It can say that either bike or motorbike is the most favorite vehicle to explore whatever city in the World. However, Hanoi is peculiarly by its complicated traffic jam. The streets are full of motorbikes that do not often happened in other countries. If you want to explore Hanoi by bike or motorbike, you need to have a couple of stable controling hands, or you have to go in the deserted time frame (Most peak of time is around 8 a.m and 5 p.m). An ideal place for biking is the circle of West Lake.


     Best Places to Visit in Hanoi

  • Ba Dinh Square - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
  • Ho Guom.
  • Hanoi Old Quarter - an attractive tourist destination.
  • Quoc Tu Giam Temple.
  • St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi
  • Tran Quoc Pagoda.
  • West Lake
  • Hanoi Opera House.
  • Ceramic road

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