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Transportation - Getting Around in Hanoi - Vietnam

Buses - Hanoi


Hanoi has several main long-distance bus stations and each one serves a particular area. They are fairly well organized, with ticket offices, fixed prices and printed schedules. Visitors should consider buying tickets the day before planning to travel on the longer-distance routes to ensure a seat....

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Car for Hire - Hanoi

Car for Hire

To hire a car with a driver, contact a hotel, traveler’s café or travel agency. Tourists are better of hiring a car directly from the hotel that they are staying at or one based on the hotel’s recommendation. In parts of the northwest in the wet season some roads may only be suitable for a 4WD...

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Driving tips - Hanoi

Driving tips

Traffic in Hanoi is chaotic, with motorbikes, taxis, cyclists and pedestrians in a seemingly continuous rush to reach their destinations. As such it is not recommended for first time visitors to drive themselves. If this option is preferred then the tourist is advised to remember to rent a car from...

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From the Airport - Hanoi

From the Airport

There are two main highways linking the airport and city. The route to the city via Thăng Long Bridge is more direct than Highway 1, which runs along the outskirts of the city. Taxis to downtown Hanoi can be hired at Noi Bai. The driver may try to take you to a hotel of his choice to collect a...

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Taxi - Hanoi


Taxis are plentiful and usually have trip meters, although it is also common to agree on the price before taking a taxi to any location. Taxis are often expensive so negotiation is advised, and it is also important to be very clear as to your destination as drivers will attempt to take you to other...

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Train - Hanoi


The main Hanoi train station ticket office is at the western end of Pho Tran Hung Dao; trains from here go to destinations south. The ticket office is open from 7.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-7.30pm. Foreigners can buy tickets for southbound trains at counter 2, where the staff speaks English. It’s often...

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