Hanoi Transportation Guide
Hanoi is notorious for crazy traffic jams and first-time visitors must have been confused with multiple means of transportation to get around. However, this is also an advantage since in Hanoi, you can either choose to drive yourself with a rental motorbike or take a taxi or motorbike taxi effortlessly. Conventional vehicles such as public buses and trains are also available. For tourists eager for extraordinary experiences can also choose a cyclo or high-speed trains. In short, Hanoi transportation is relatively diverse and tourists can easily navigate cheaply.
Hanoi is connected to the rest of Vietnam and the world by multiple means of transportation.
Most sights and accommodations are in Hoan Kiem District (downtown), centered around the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake, and Ba Dinh, Dong Da or Hai Ba Trung districts. Most addresses include a district name. You'll want to plan your travels accordingly because getting from one district to another can be time-consuming. Within the downtown, you can easily walk from a spot to another.
The main airport that serves Hanoi and many surrounding Northern provinces is Noi Bai International Airport (HAN).
Hanoi is well-connected with other provinces throughout the country.
Traveling by public bus has become popular in Hanoi now due to the cheap price and availability.
Haiphong is a beautiful beach city which is 102 km far from Hanoi. From Luong Yen Terminal, you can buy a ticket with VND140000/one way and enjoy the 2-hour-journey to the famed city of flamboyant flame trees, curving shoreline and delicious seafood. You can also visit Cat Ba Island from Haiphong city.
Ninh Binh is 93km away from Hanoi it will take up to 2 hours by bus to reach the city center from Hanoi. You can take high quality bus at Luong Yen Terminal or Nuoc Ngam Terminal with a price of around VND 140000 for a one way ticket.
Before the proliferation of flights and highways, Hanoi Train Station used to play a vital role in connecting the capital with the rest of Vietnam, especially region such as Sapa and Hue.
Noi Bai airport is well served by a fleet of taxi that belong to the three companies: Viet Thanh taxi, Noi Bai Airport taxi and Dai Nam taxi.
Train travel is a convenient way to reach Hanoi, though not the fastest.
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