So you’ve had your fill of the chaos of Hanoi and you are ready to head to the Hanoi HAN airport?
The best way on how to get from Hanoi to Noi Bai HAN Airport from downtown or the old quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam to the Noi Bai HAN International airport is to take the shuttle buses for 40,000 VND. If you are wondering how much a taxi is from the old quarter to the airport, it is between 300,000 – 350,000 VND depending on where you book and how much you negotiate.
The cheapest option to get to the Hanoi airport is definitely the shuttle and below is a guide to how to find and take the shuttles from Hanoi to Noi Bai HAN airport.
$1 USD= 20,000 DONG
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How To Get From Hanoi To Noi Bai HAN Airport
Shuttle To The Noi Bai HAN Airport:
For the cheapest way to get to the Noi Bai HAN Airport international from the old quarter of Hanoi is to take the shuttle bus. The shuttle bus stand is located near the lake with the pagoda in the center. Take a taxi from your hotel to the shuttle stand located on Trang Thi and Quang Trung (see map, or using google maps, or GPS coordinates: 21.0257380, 105.8498460)
The taxi ride to the shuttle stand should not cost more than 40,000 dong and should be more like 20,000 dong. Make sure to take the all green taxis, as they have more honest and have reasonable meters.
Taking other colored taxis the meters can run 3-4 times as fast, or they will try other dishonest tactics (or at least that was our experience). Always take a metered taxi because a fixed fare will be more than 4 times what you should pay.
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The shuttles leave every hour on the hour in front of this building heading to the Hanoi airport.
They can leave late as they try to fill them, so it’s best to go earlier than late. The cost for the Hanoi airport shuttle is 40,000 VND and the ride takes between 40-60 minutes depending on traffic.
The stand told us the real price and didn’t try to give us a tourist price which I appreciated, but don’t pay more than the listed price.
Other options to the Noi Bai HAN airport:
Take a taxi the whole way from Hanoi to Noi Bai HAN Airport is also an option; it’s straightforward and can be arranged in many places, but is very costly compared to the shuttles. Almost any Hanoi hotel can book a taxi for you or a tour agency around town for about 300,000 – 350,000 dong.
Hanoi City Bus to Hanoi Airport Noi Bai HAN:
There are two Hanoi city buses that connect the Noi Bai airport and Hanoi city center. Catch the bus #7 or #17 right outside the airport terminal exit. The bus costs 5,000 dong ($0.30) per person and will take around an hour to reach Hanoi city center.
The buses run 5am-10 pm and roughly every 15-20 minutes. Hanoi Bus #7 goes to Kim Ma bus station, and bus #17 goes to Long Bien bus station.