Noi Bai International Airport is located in the out - skirt of Hanoi Capital City, nearly 30 - kilometer - distance from Hanoi Old Quarter. In this guide, we would like to suggest 4 best ways to get to Hanoi Old Quarter from Noi Bai International Airport to avoid tourist scams as well as to provide you with the most updated information.


For travelers who prefer a more private way to get to Hanoi Old Quarter from Noi Bai International Airport, you can choose to take a private car. This kind of transportation requires to book in advance for the best price and arrangement. Upon your arrival at Hanoi Airport, there will be a guy holding the welcome board with your name of it waits for you to pick up and transfer you to the destination.

Private transfer can be booked online through local agency or you can have your hotel to reserve the seat for you. Asia Links Travel offers a very competitive price for transfer service with all - new vehicles and experienced drivers which will ensure your safety and enjoyment. 

The price for private transfer from Hanoi Airport to Hanoi Old Quarter ranges from 450,000 VND ($19USD) to 600,000 VND ($25USD). However, it can be changed depending on the high or low season, exchange rate and your drop - off location.

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Now, there are 2 types of taxi available for you to travel from Hanoi Airport to Hanoi Old Quarter: Traditional taxi and Grab taxi.

  • Traditional Taxi

You can find a wide range of taxi brands waiting outside the arrival gate of the airport. Some drivers will approach you to offer for a drive right after you walk out of the airport's entrance doors. However, to avoid tourist scams of overpaid taxi fare, travelers should look for some trusted and legalized taxi brands like Noi Bai Taxi, Mai Linh, Thanh Cong or Taxi Group. It will take approximately 45 minutes to the city center.

The taxi meter in front of the cab will show you how much to pay. Normally, the taxi fare to Hanoi center from Hanoi Airport is around  550,000VND ($24USD) depending on the distance.

Tips: If your decide to take a taxi, make sure your driver get the right destination, better to write the name and the address down and hand it to the driver. Ask for the price before you go.

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  • Grab Taxi

Catching a taxi has never been easier these days. Grab taxi is now very popular in Vietnam. This is a great alternative transportation to take to avoid taxi scam when travel to Hanoi airport to Hanoi Old Quarter. The app allows people to book a cab in within the nearest distance with the fixed prices and GPS to track way. All you need to do is download the app, key in your pick - up (notice the gate number) and drop - off locations to get the estimated price, track the driver and wait for him to pick you up (notice the registration plate to catch the right driver). 

Note: The driver may call or text you to confirm the booking and know your exact location via the app. So, stay with your cellphone until you catch your taxi.

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If you are a budget travelers, airport shuttle bus is a great option to choose to get to the city center.

All of the three domestic airlines in Vietnam, which include Vietnam Airlines, VietjetAir, Jetstar Pacific, provide passengers transportations to get to Hanoi Old Quarter from the Noi Bai International airport. Once you have made it to the front doors of the airport, you can see right away the shuttle buses of the airlines. All the buses are painted with signature colors of each airline. Here below is the details of each airline’s shuttle bus: 

  • From Vietnam Airlines

Destinations: T1 Terminal Gate - No.1 Quang Trung Street, Hanoi

Time and Frequency: 40 minutes/ride, from 5 a.m to 10 p.m

Ticket price: 40.000 VND ($1,7USD)

  • From VietjetAir

Destinations: T1 Terminal Gate - No 69. Tran Nhan Tong Street, National Circus, Hanoi 

Time and Frequency: 40 minutes/ride, from 4 a.m to 10 p.m 

Ticket price: 40.000 VND 

  • From Jetstar Pacific 

Destinations: T1 Terminal Gate - No.29 Ngoc Khanh Street, Ngoc Khanh Bus station - No.37 Quang Trung Street, Quang Trung Bus Station, Hanoi. 

Time and Frequency: 40 minutes/ride, from 4 a.m to 10 p.m 

Ticket price: 40.000 VND 


The most recommended means of transport to travel from Hanoi airport to the city center is the Public Bus owing to the cheap price and pleasant experience.

Hanoi’s Public Transportation System recently offers a new bus no.86 with a brand new route, which helps to reduce the duration of the ride from Noi Bai International Airport to Hanoi’s center. This choice of transportation is the cheapest among the selections to pick out. The bus is totally clean and the ticket - controllers are completely formal and friendly. There is a separated cabin for the driver and wide space for big luggage. All of the route’s information and stops are displayed on the LED monitor on the bus. Number of seats is up to 25 people, if there is no seat left, passengers can also stand on the bus.


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Bus NO. 86

Destinations: T1 & T2 Terminal Gate - Hanoi Railway Station

Time and Frequency: 30 minutes/ride, from 5 a.m to 9 p.m

Ticket price: 45.000 VND ($2USD)

Other buses you could choose to get to Hanoi center is Bus No. 07 with the final stop at Kim Ma Station and Bus No. 17 with the final stop at Long Bien Bus Station. The bus fare is 9,000VND ($0,39USD). However, these 2 buses are more crowed and older than Bus No. 86. 

We hope you can find your suitable way to get to Hanoi Old Quarter from Hanoi airport after reading this post. 

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