Hanoi, the charming capital of Vietnam, is a city with a thousand-year-long history. From being one of the biggest cities in ancient SouthEast Asia to a colonial powerhouse, the city has undergone many changes. But one thing is still the same now as it was back then, the ever-resilient Hanoian spirit. Today, the city still retains hints of its magnificent past with its many pagodas and majestic citadel while at the same time transforming into a vibrant and modern city.
Hanoi is home to one of the busiest airports in Vietnam, the Noi bai International Airport (HAN). The airport serves over 13 million passengers every year making it one of the busiest airports in Vietnam. Currently, there are 5 domestic airlines that fly to and from Hanoi - Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Pacific Airlines, Vietravel Airlines, and Bamboo Airways.
The most popular domestic flight routes to Hanoi are:
Out of these two routes, Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi is the busiest route. Besides these cities, you can also get flights to Hanoi from Nha Trang, Dalat, Phu Quoc, Can Tho, Quy Nhon, Buon Ma Thuot, Pleiku, and Hue.
Noi Bai Airport is located 30km away from Hanoi. To get to Hanoi from the airport, you can take the bus shuttles that operate daily (Express bus 86, 7, 17, and 90) from 5:00 a.m till 11:00 p.m.
Bus no. 86- The bus runs daily every 20 to 30 minutes from domestic terminal T1 between 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. It costs 35,000 VND per person.
Route: Noi Bai Airport Domestic Terminal T1 - International Terminal T2 - Au Co- Yen Phu - Long Bien Transit Station - Hanoi Central Post Office Melia Hotel - Hanoi Train Station
Bus no. 7- The bus runs daily every 15 to 20 minutes between 5:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m from domestic terminal 1. It is one of the cheaper methods of transportation here and costs around 8,000 to 10,000 VND per person
Route: Noi Bai Airport Domestic Terminal 1 - Thang Long Bridge - Pham Van Dong - Hoang Quoc Viet - Nghia Do Park – Cau Giay Transit Station.
Bus no. 17- The bus runs daily every 15 to 20 minutes between 5:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m from domestic terminal 1. It costs around 9,000 VND to 10,000 VND per person.
Route: Noi Bai Airport - Phu Lo Soc Son - Dong Anh - Cau Duong - Nguyen Van Cu - Long Bien Transit Station.
Bus no. 90- The bus runs daily every 15 to 20 minutes between 5:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m from both domestic terminal 1 and international terminal 2. It costs around 9,000 VND to 10,000 VND per person.
Route: Noi Bai Airport Domestic Terminal T1 - International Terminal T2 - Vo Nguyen Giap overpass - Vo Nguyen Giap street - Nhat Tan Bridge - Vo Chi Cong - Nguyen Hoang Ton - Lac Long Quan - Hoang Hoa Tham - Van Cao - Lieu Giai - Kim Ma Bus Station
You can also book a taxi through apps like Grab or Bee. Besides taxis and airport shuttles, you can book BDATrip's airport shuttle service. It is cheap, quick, comfortable, and will save you time.
Hanoi has hot and rainy summers with cold dry winters. The best time to visit Hanoi is usually between August to November and March to April when the weather's milder and more pleasant. The peak season is between August and November but if you want to avoid the tourist crowd then the spring months of March to April are also a good time to visit.
The best time to book a flight to Hanoi is during the month of February. You can also get great deals any time of the year. For the best chance to get the cheapest flight tickets it is recommended to book your flight at least 1 to 2 months in advance. Take your time to compare the prices and find the cheapest flight ticket to Hanoi.
Hanoi is home to a variety of attractions, particularly, places that are directly related to its long and vibrant history as well as picturesque streets and neighborhoods. Let's take a look at some of the best places to visit in Hanoi:
To find out more about the various attractions of Hanoi, check out this quick guide to Hanoi.
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