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Getting to Hanoi

You can get to Hanoi over-land from elsewhere in the country via train or car, but most people chose to come by plane. Hanoi's small international airport external link (code: HAN) is a little less well served by international airlines than Ho Chi Minh City. Visitors coming from Europe may fly into Bangkok and then on to Hanoi via Thai or Vietnam Airlines. From the Americas, there are flights via Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Malaysia Air System
The Malaysian national carrier flies internationally between Kuala Lumpur and major cities around the world.
Singapore Airlines
The Singaporean national airline flies daily between Singapore and Hanoi.
Thai Airways
The Thai national carrier flies daily to Hanoi from Bangkok.
Vietnam Airlines
The Viet national carrier flies to Hanoi (Saigon) from major cities around the world.

Hanoi Airport Arrivals

Passengers on international flights should be given a two-part customs form to fill out before arrival. On entering the terminal, follow the signs to immigration. You'll need your passport with the visa along with the customs form for immigration. After passing through immigration, you can collect your bags. There's only one baggage carrousel for international arrivals, so there's no confusing where to get your bags. Once you retrieve your bags, you must stop at the customs counter and submit your passport and customs form there. They will keep the top white copy and return your passport along with the yellow copy to you. Be sure to keep the yellow copy with your passport. You will need to submit it on your departure.

Hanoi Airport Transfers

Taxis are easy to get at Hanoi airport. There is a queue just outside the terminal, at roughly the center of the drive. As at all international airports, you should avoid any touts who approach you in the terminal building. Taxis are metered, with the cost of transport to a city center hotel running about 200,000 Dong (12.00 USD) for the 45 minute trip.

If you want to save yourself some hassles, you can book your airport transfers in advance through Viator. The following services are available:
 

Private Hanoi Arrival Transfer: Airport to Hotel  
Duration: 40 minutes
$ 9.33

Save time, money and hassle in Vietnam - book your Hanoi airport transfer to your Hanoi hotel before you go! You will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle from Hanoi Airport to your Hanoi hotel - without the trouble of picking up a rental car, negotiating unfamiliar traffic and maps. Take the easy way - book this efficient transfer service online now!

Travel from Hanoi Airport to your Hanoi hotel in a private vehicle. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.

Vehicles used:

  • Air-conditioned Sedan Car: 1 to 3 people
  • Air-conditioned Minivan: 4 to 9 people

At time of booking, you must include the following flight and hotel details:

  • Arrival Flight Number
  • Arrival Time
  • Hotel Name (where you would like to be dropped off)
  • Hotel Address

Don't forget to book your Hotel to Airport transfers.

Price is per person, based on 9 adults per car/vehicle.

More information & booking »
 

Private Hanoi Departure Transfer: Hotel to Airport  
Duration: 40 minutes
$ 9.33

Need to get to Hanoi's Noibai Airport? Plan your Hanoi airport departure transfer ahead of time, and book and pay for your airport transfer right here. You will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle which will take you from your Hanoi hotel to Hanoi Airport. Arrive at the airport on time, relaxed and no hassles!

Travel from your Hanoi hotel to Hanoi Airport in a private vehicle. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. 24 - 48 hours prior to your Hotel to Airport transfer, you will be required to reconfirm exact pick up times and places (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher).

Vehicles used:

  • Air-conditioned Sedan Car: 1 to 3 people
  • Air-conditioned Minivan: 4 to 9 people
Don't forget to book your Airport to Hotel transfer!

Price is per person, based on 9 adults per car/vehicle.

More information & booking »
 

Hanoi Shared Arrival Transfer: Noi Bai Airport to Hotel  
Duration: Varies
$ 8.99

Book a shared airport arrival transfer for an economical and convenient way to begin your stay in Hanoi. Avoid long taxi lines and public transportation with this hassle-free, door-to-door transportation service, which takes you from Noi Bai International Airport to your city hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours, seven days a week.

This convenient one-way shared transfer delivers you to your Hanoi hotel with ease. Meet your professional English-speaking driver at Noi Bai International Airport and then sit back and relax – hassle-free!

When making a booking, please advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed at the time of booking and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Be sure to book your airport departure transfer for your return trip!

More information & booking »
 

Hanoi Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel to Noi Bai Airport  
Duration: Varies
$ 8.99

Make your departure from Hanoi as smooth as possible by pre-booking a shared transfer from your selected hotel to Noi Bai International Airport. Avoid crowded public transport and travel by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle to the airport. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Your English-speaking driver will transfer you to Noi Bai International Airport by air-conditioned vehicle, ensuring that you reach your destination safely and conveniently.

When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Hanoi accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed at the time of booking and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!

More information & booking »
 

Departure Tax

The departure tax for international flights is $14 for international flights. If you don't have US Dollars, the tax fee can be paid in Dong at the prevailing conversion rate. There is no departure tax for domestic flights.

 

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