How to get to Hanoi from Noi Bai airport

How to get to Hanoi capital from Noi Bai airport

There are many different ways to get to Hanoi capital from Noi Bai airport (Hanoi airport). All ways is possible upon your arrival.

Noi bai airport
Noi bai airport

1. Taxi airport

This is more comfortable, scenic, fast and convenient which is available right out side of arrival gate all day and night.

–  Recommended brand name: Hanoi airport taxi, Viet Thanh taxi

–  Duration: 40 minutes

–  Cost: $15 USD (max 4 people)

Note: There are many records about taxi scam at Hanoi airport, especially at night time, so it’s strongly recommended to have arranged pick up if you have flight arrive late at night.

2. Private van

This is the best options as normally driver will be waiting for you at the arrival gate with welcome board, help you with your luggage and avoiding all kind of scams.

–  Duration: 40 minutes

–  Cost: $25 USD (max 4 people)


–   it cost you extra of $5US for night time pick up and the big car or van (from 4 – 60 seats) are available upon your request.

–   Some travel agency have travel desk inside airport where you could have private transfer arrange upon your arrival but you normally will have to wait around 20 minutes to have it ready.

3. Airport Bus

It’s easy to buy the ticket upon your arrival but it only departures when it’s getting full (around 20 – 30 munites)

–   Recommended brand name: Jet Star, Hanoi mini bus airport, Kumho Viet Thanh

–   Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes

–   Cost: $2 USD (min 10 people, max 60 people)

–   Drop off: Quang Trung str (5 minutes away from Hoan Kiem lake)

Hoan Kiem lake
Hoan Kiem lake

4. Public bus 86 Hanoi

Departure every 30 minutes from 06h00 AM till 20h00 PM, this option is good for whom travel light

–   Recognition: red and yellow 45 seats bus

–   Duration: 1 hour

–   Cost:  30.000 vnd (max 60 people)-   Start pickup Noi bai airport and drop off: Hoan kiem lake, Hanoi train station … (15 – 20 minutes away from Hoan Kiem lake)