After you are at Hanoi airport (also Noi Bai airport), you may wonder firstly that how to get from Hanoi airport to Old Quarter as well as the distance and taxi cost from there. Your question will be answered in this article.
Similar to other cities over the world, Hanoi airport is on the outskirts of the capital Hanoi and a bit far from Old Quarter or Hanoi center. Hanoi airport to old quarter distance is about 30 km in case you go follow the high way Thang Long – Noi Bai. However, the distance now is only 15 km for the new road from Noi Bai airport to West Lake and Hanoi center.
1. Hanoi airport to old quarter taxi
If you go by taxi, ask the driver to drive towards the Nhat Tan bridge crossing the Long Bien bridge. Hanoi airport to old quarter distance is about 20 km with this route and totall time to get to the center is about 30 minutes without traffic jams.
Hanoi airport to old quarter taxi (taxinoibai)
2. Means of transport should be used to go from airport to Old Quarter
The transport from Noi Bai airport to Old Quarter is not many. Taxis or buses are good means to get there because these means of transport are very common in Vietnam.
3. Hanoi airport to Old Quarter taxi cost
The fare of a taxi from Noi Bai airport to My Dinh bus station is about 13-15 USD and Noi Bai airport to Old Quarter is about 8-10 USD. Bus ticket for one turn (under 25 km) costs 7.000 VND (less than 0.5 USD)
Besides, you can take own buses of airlines in Vietnam like Vietnamairlines, Jestar Pacific, VietJet Air, etc. that often running from the airport gate to the Hanoi center. The points where the buses will be parked and pay guests are Tran Nhan Tong Street, Quang Trung street – near Thien Quang lake, Hanoi train station and about 500-700m to the Old Quarter.
4. Things you should note
According to Vietnam travel news, there are various taxi firms at Noi Bai airport. Many taxis which operate illegally and no brand can deceive you. To save money and secure, you’d better call taxis firms with brands that have been operated for long time in Hanoi airport like Noi Bai airport taxi, Mai Linh Hanoi taxi, etc.
Signs of taxi scams:
- Charge per kilometer
- Don’t use taxi meter or taxi meter isn’t active
- Drive around many roads that aren’t right
- Demand more your tips
- Don’t have walkie talkie
- Don’t have operation centers
- Don’t have credibility of trademark
- Solicit tourists excessively
So hope this information will be helpful for you to travel in Hanoi in the greatest and happiest way.