Traveling by bus from Noi Bai airport to Hanoi is the cheapest choice. However, you need to take in consideration of the pros and cons below:
Has an affordable price
It’s environmentally friendly
It has a long travel time.
The bus can be very crowded and no sitting at peak hours
Not too convenient. It’s difficult if you travel with lots of luggage.
You still need to walk or get a taxi to get to your hotel.
Bus 86 – the high-quality airport bus
You should take bus number 86 at either Terminal 1 or 2 after landing at Noi Bai airport.
Hanoi (Le Duan): 5h10 – 22h30
Noi Bai Airport: 6:30 – 23:30
Frequency of operation: 25 – 30 minutes/ trip
Ticket price: 30,000 VND per person
Information on Bus 86
This bus has a separate cabin for driver and large luggage storage space for passengers.
Also, it is equipped with an audio system in both Vietnamese and English, LGD display system, Led screen displaying service and route information, surveillance camera system at the front and rear doors and free wifi service
Also, the bus has seats for the elderly, pregnant women, children, and people with disabilities.
Because the bus has a capacity of 80 passengers but only 25 seats, the majority of passengers will have to stand throughout the journey, especially at peak times.
Bus from Noi Bai airport to Hanoi city center
Terminal 1 -> Terminal 2 -> VAECO Company –> Au Co – Lac Long Quan (523 Au Co str)–> Au Co – Xuan Dieu stop -> bus stop at intersection Yen Phu – Cua Bac -> Long Bien Transpoint station -> 142 Tran Quang Khai –> Hanoi Opera House -> Hanoi Melia Hotel -> Hanoi Train Station
Bus from Hanoi to Noi Bai airport
Hanoi Train Station -> bus stop opposite the Melia Hotel -> Hanoi Post Office (Buu Dien Bo Ho) -> 23 Hang Tre –> Long Bien Transpoint station (E11) -> bus stop at intersection Yen Phu – Cua Bac -> bus stop at intersection Au Co – Xuan Dieu -> Au Co – Lac Long Quan (468 Au Co) –> VAECO Company –> Terminal 1 -> Terminal 2.
Noi Bai Airport to Hanoi Taxi
There are different taxis from Noi Bai to Hanoi parked at the airport such as Noi Bai Taxi, Mai Linh and Taxi Group. The fair price is about 300,000 to 350,000 VND per time.
Advantages: excellent service, fast and safe, no worries about the luggage. Also, you will arrive at your hotel without any transfer.
Disadvantages: The price is higher than public transport. Sometimes you may get scammed and have to pay a lot.
Grab is a popular ride-hailing service in South East Asia.
After arriving at Hanoi airport, you can choose the destination and check the price. The price can get higher if there is high demand.
To go from Noi Bai airport to Hanoi Old Quarter, it costs about 300,000 to 350, 000 VND for a 4-seat car.
I highly recommend booking Grabcar instead of taking a random taxi at the airport. As the price is fixed, the driver cannot charge you higher.
Getting around Hanoi Vietnam
To get around Hanoi, you can choose to walk or using transport such as bicycle, motorcycle, public bus, taxi or Grab.