How to save your budget for travelling from Noi Bai Airport to Hanoi Center?
- on Feb 24, 2018       By: LucyH
If you are not in a hurry, these suggestions will be great choices that you should consider in order to save the budget for travelling from Noi Bai Airport to the city center of Hanoi.
At the moment (in 2018), the taxi fee from Noi Bai Airport to the centre of Hanoi is 350,000 VND – 400,000 VND (about 15 USD – 18 USD or 12 Euro – 14 Euro). The fee for sharing taxi with other travellers may cost you about 150,000 VND – 250,000 VND (about 7 USD – 10 USD or 5 Euro – 7 Euro). But if you are going to travel alone, have time and would like to save the budget, then you can follow these below suggestions:
1. By Bus
Hanoi has 4 bus from the city centre to Noi Bai Airport and there are 3 routes in which the fee are reduced and sponsored by the government. The another route keeps its original published ticket fee but it serves with high quality services.
♦ Bus 7 : Starting from Cau Giay and passing through Nguyen Van Huyen, Hoang Quoc Viet, Pham Van Dong, Thang Long Bridge, Vo Van Kiet, then stopping at T1 station and going back. The bus commences at 5 AM and the latest trip from Noi Bai Airport is at 22:30. Each cycle lasts around 1 hour. However, please be aware that this bus is often crowded with limited seats and often stops at numerous stations. The ticket fee is only 8,000 VND.
♦ Bus 17 : Starting from Long Bien (Tran Nhat Duat Street), passing through Chuong Duong Bridge, Nguyen Van Cu, Ngo Gia Tu, Duong Bridge, Doong Anh, the connection route to national route number 2, Vo Van Kiet, Vo Nguyen Giap, stopping at T1 stations and returning. The bus starts operating from Long Bien at 5 AM and the last trip is from Noi Bai Airport at 11 PM. The cycle for each trip of this bus lasts about 1 hours and 45 minutes. The advantage of this bus is that it is often not crowded so travellers usually have enough seats. The price for each ticket is 9,000 VND.
♦ Bus 90 : Starting from 1 Kim Ma Street and passing through Nui Truc, Lieu Giai, Thuy Khue, Lac Long Quan, Nhat Tan Bridge, Vo Nguyen Giap, domestic hall T1 station (departure hall on the 2nd floor), international departure hall T2 then back to the parking area. This bus commences everyday from 5:30 to 21:10 from Kim Ma and 6:40 – 22:30 from Noi Bai Airport.
The frequency of this route is 20 - 30 minutes/ trip, each trip last about 50 – 60 minutes. The amount of travellers on this bus is not very crowded, depending on each period of the day. Ticket fee is 9,000 VND.
♦ Bus 86 : Starting from Hanoi Railway Station and passing by Nguyen Du, Tran Hung Dao, Da Tuong, Ly Thuong Kiet, Hang Bai, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hang Tre, Long Bien, Yen Phu, Nghi Tam, Au Co, Nhat Tan Bridge, Vo Nguyen Giap, domestic departure hall T1, international departure hall T2, entrance to the parking area T1. The bus starts from Hanoi Railway Station at 5:05 to 21:40 and from Noi Bai Airport at 6:18 to 22:58.
2. Airline buses
Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar or Vietjet Air all have buses to serve travellers from Noibai Airport to the city center. These buses often have 16 – 45 seats. You can use the service of these airline even if you are not their customers. The buses usually stops at the entrance of depature halls for you to easily see. Normally, these buses have a fixed route, however, sometimes they can be flexible depending on the requests of customers.
Ticket fee for these buses is usually 40,000 VND/ person. They have their terminations at 1 Quang Trung Street, Hoan Kiem, 204 Tran Quang Khai or 69 Tran Nhan Tong (near the Hanoi Central Circus).
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