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Hanoi Airport officially known as Noi Bai International Airport is the main airport serving for the civil aviation of Hanoi and many surrounding regions in the North of Vietnam. At present, Hanoi International Airport is the largest airport in Vietnam in term of the total capacity. It’s also considered as the second busiest airport in Vietnam, only after Tan Son Nhat International Airport located in Ho Chi Minh City.

Hanoi Airport
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Location: Soc Son District, 30 kilometers to the Hanoi center city
Hanoi airport Code: (IATA: HAN, ICAO: VVNB)
Airport Type: Civil Aviation (chiefly), Military Aviation
Operator: Noi Bai International Airport Operation (NIA)
Tel: (+84) 243-886-5047
Fax: (+84) 243-886-5540
Hotline: 1900-636-535
E-mail: noibaioffice@vietnamairport.vn
Website: noibaiairport.vn

I. HOW TO GET TO HANOI AIRPORT FROM THE OLD QUARTER

Hanoi Airport
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Hanoi airport is located in Soc Son District, 30 kilometers to the north of Hanoi Center City. From the Old Quarter, it takes you 45 minutes or 1 hour to get there without traffic jam. There are several ways of getting to Hanoi Airport

1. Getting to Hanoi Airport by taxi

Hanoi Airport
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Wherever you stay in Hanoi, you can get to Hanoi Airport by taking a taxi. You can come to the front desk of your hotel and ask them to book you a taxi. Alternatively, you can book a taxi by yourself through an app called Grab. Grab, a convenient, inexpensive and safe taxi service, is very popular in Vietnam. That’s why you can book a taxi whenever you want and wherever you are. Also, you can book a taxi directly from these reliable taxi operators. The price ranges from VND 230,000 to VND 320,000 for a 4-seat car and around VND 400,000 for a 7-seat car.

Taxi Operator Telephone
Mai Linh Taxi (+84) 438-333-333  
Thanh Nga Taxi (+84) 438-215-215
Group Taxi (+84) 438-262-626
Hanoi Taxi (+84) 438-53-53-53
Hanoi Tourist Taxi (+84) 438-56-56-56
ABC Taxi (+84) 437-19-19-19

2. Getting to Hanoi Airport by motor-taxi

By using Grab, you also can book a motor-taxi, which is very convenient. The price to get to Hanoi Airport from the Hanoi Old Quarter is from VND 130,000, depending on the distance, on the timing of travel and even on climate condition.

3. Getting to Hanoi Airport by bus

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Click here to check the details of the bus routes. Remember that you can check which bus is most convenient for you by using the Google Map.

Bus Route Price Frequency Operating Time
No. 86 Le Duan Railway Station – Hanoi Airport VND 30,000 25 minutes 05:10 – 22:30
No. 07 Cau Giay – My Dinh Bus Station – Hanoi Airport VND 9,000 15-20 minutes 05:00 – 21:00
No. 17 Long Bien – Hanoi Airport VND 9,000 10-15 minutes 05:00-20:30
No. 90 Kim Ma – Hanoi Airport VND 9,000 20-30 minutes 05:30 – 22:30

II. HOW TO GET TO HANOI CITY FROM HANOI AIRPORT

1. Taxi from Hanoi Airport to Hanoi City

Hanoi Airport
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To check the exact price, taxi route as well as the quality of the car, you should visit the website of the taxi operators.

Taxi Operator Telephone Website Price (one-way)
4-seat/5-seat car 7-seat car
VIP Taxi (+84) 965-365-912 xevipnoibai.com VND 249,000 VND 329,000
Noibai Taxi (+84) 246-6857-888
(+84) 916- 938-868
taxinoibai.biz VND 280,000 VND 320,000
ICar Noi Bai (+84)167-887-1990 icarnoibai.com VND 280,000 VND 320,000
Thanh Cong Taxi (+84) 98-123-5557 thanhcongtaxi.com VND 200,000 VND 250,000
Mai Linh Taxi (+84) 438-333-333   mailinh.vn Less than 30 kilometers: VND 13,000/km

More than 30 kilometers: VND 12,500/km

2. Bus from Hanoi Airport to Hanoi City – The cheapest means of transportation

Hanoi Airport
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Click here to check the details of the bus routes. You can catch the No.07 Bus and get off at the stop near the Daewoo Hotel. After that, take the No.09 Bus which takes you to the Sword Lake, Hanoi Old Quarter. The other bus taking you from Hanoi Airport to the Old Quarter is the No.86 Bus, which cost you VND 30,000 and about 105 minutes. Remember that you can check which bus is most convenient for you by using the Google Map.

Bus Bus Route Price Duration Operating Time
NB 01 Hanoi Airport (T2) – Dao Tan (near the Daewoo Hotel) VND 40,000 75 minutes N/A
NB 02 Hanoi Airport (T2) – Times City VND 40,000 90 minutes N/A
NB 03 Hanoi Airport (T2) – Nuoc Ngam Bus Station VND 40,000 105 minutes N/A
No. 86 Hanoi Airport – Le Duan Railway Station VND 30,000 106 minutes 05:10 – 22:30
No. 07 Hanoi Airport (P2, T1) – My Dinh Bus Station – Cau Giay VND 9,000 92 minutes 05:00 – 21:00
No. 17 Hanoi Airport (P2, T1)  – Long Bien VND 9,000 90 minutes 05:00-20:30
No. 90 Hanoi Airport (P2, T1)  – Kim Ma VND 9,000 106 minutes 05:30 – 22:30

III. HANOI AIRPORT’S TERMINALS & FACILITIES

1. Terminal 1 of Hanoi Airport – The domestic flights

Hanoi Airport
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Completed in 2001, Terminal 1 is now only used for domestic flight. This terminal is connected with the E-Hall (Lobby E) which is completed in late 2013. Thanks to the extension of the Lobby E and the recent upgrade in March 2018, the Terminal 1 of Hanoi Airport is currently capable of handling 15 million passengers annually.

2. The E-Hall of Hanoi Airport

Hanoi Airport
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The 1st floor of the E-Hall is the arrival lobby. That’s the place where you can find currency exchange booths as well as taxi services and information booth. The 2nd floor of the E-Hall is the departure gate and the check-in areas for all domestic flights. On the far right of the airport are the boarding gates from 6 to 10, and on the far left of the airport are boarding gates from 2 to 5. Close to the elevator and right in the middle stands the police control door. The top floor of the E-Hall concentrates dome restaurants and bars serving breakfast, lunches as well as dinners. The food here is a bit expensive and only has some choices for you.

Any inquiries for essential information related to landing, take off time of arrival and departure flights or procedures or any contacts can be provided to you at the center of public Hall on the first floor and one information counter on the connection bridge on the second floor of Hall E and Hall A. Alternatively, you can contact the staff at the airport via phone as follows: (+84) 43-584-3004

3. The Terminal 2 of Hanoi Airport – The international flights

Hanoi Airport
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The Terminal 2 inaugurated in 2015 has the total area of 139,216 m2. The construction of this terminal together with the new freeway connecting the Hanoi Airport to the center city via the Nhat Tan Bridge will help ease the traffic congestion and cut down travel costs. This Terminal 2 has a designed capacity of 10 million passengers per annum and serves for international flights. The Terminal 2 comprises of 4 levels: the 1st one being the arrival hall, the 2nd and 4th ones offering areas for food vendors, and the 3rd one being the departure one. After getting off the airplane, you will pass through the immigration office where you can pick up your visa on arrival. In case of already having a visa, you can skip it and go straight to the Customs where you get your passport checked and collect your luggage.

Any inquiries for essential information related to landing, take off time of arrival and departure flights or procedures or any contacts can be provided to you in the Information Counter at Public Hall on the 3rd floor and the 1st floor.
Phone: (+84) 43-587-6611
            (+84) 43-587-6612

4. ATMs at Hanoi International Airport

Hanoi Airport
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At Hanoi Airport, there are several ATMs and currency exchange booth on the 1st level floor of Terminal 2.  You can easily find them at the entrance of Hanoi Airport.

5. Free Battery Charge Area

At the Terminal 1: You can get free battery charge on the public area located on the 1st Floor, in the A-Hall and E-Hall; or in the departure lounge on the 2nd floor of the A/B/E-Hall

At the Terminal 2: You can get a free battery charge on the public area located on the 3rd Floor, close to the information counter. In the departure lounge, there are 9 locations to charge battery near the gate 21, 22, 23, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35

IV. AIRLINES, DESTINATIONS & TRANSIT IN HANOI AIRPORT

There are 32 domestic and international airlines operating at Hanoi Airport. These airlines frequently serve 15 provinces in Vietnam and 34 cities in the world. At the moment, there are only three domestic airlines including Vietnam Airline, Vietjet Air, and Jetstar Pacific Airline.

You can check the details of recent flight status here.

To book a ticket, you can visit the website of the airlines: Vietnam AirlineVietJet AirJetstar PacificSkyscanner,  Avia Vietnam.

V. TOP HOTELS NEAR HANOI AIRPORT

1. Noi Bai Airport Hotel

Hanoi Airport
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Located 1.9 kilometers to Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport Hotel offers you a convenient accommodation in case of late or delay flights. Noi Bai Airport Hotel has four types of room, namely:

Type of room Total area Bed(s) Services Included
Standard Room 20 m2 1 Double Bed or 2 Single Beds Air-conditioner

Fan

Free WiFi

Hair dryer

Parking

Refrigerator

Room Services

Shower

Television

Family Room 30 m2 Double Beds
VIP Room 30 m2 (including balcony or terrace) 2 Double Beds

                                 

 

Price: From VND 310,000/night/room/2 adults

Address: KM2, Vo Van Kiet Street, Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 915 998 46
Email: info@noibaiairporthotel.net
Website: www.noibaiairporthotel.net

2. New Airport Hotel

Hanoi Airport
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Being a 3-star hotel, New Airport Hotel offers a wonderful accommodation for both business and leisure travelers. New Airport Hotel has 24 guest rooms in the 5-floor building. Each room features classic wooden furniture, work desk, two-way air-conditioning units, color television, alarm clock, in-room safe, bathroom with bath-tub, hot and cold water shower and refrigerator. In addition, there is wireless internet and free wifi which allows you to enjoy high-speed internet access. The restaurant here serves pretty good local dishes. What’s more New Airport Hotel provides you with free shuttle bus from Hanoi Airport.

When booking accommodation here, you can get a lot of special offers such as free pick up from Hanoi Airport for guests staying at the hotel in more 3 nights, free breakfast, free local calls, and free storage. Between trips and need to freshen up, we will arrange the room for you to shower and take a rest.

Type of room Total area Bed(s) Amenities
Family Room 36-46 m2 2 Double Beds Television, internet access, telephone sets, hair dryer, mini bar, electric water kettle, coffee, tea bags, slippers, bathrobes, refined toiletries
Superior Double Room 26-36 m2 1 Double Bed
Deluxe Double Room 30-35 m2 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
Standard Double Room 26-36 m2 1 Double Bed or 2 Single Beds

 

Price: From VND 425,000/night/room/2 adults

Address: No.06, Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Thai Phu Village, Noi Bai Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 438 843 999 or (+84) 438 844 548 (available 24/7)
Hotline:  (+84)986-032-230
Email: rsvn@newairporthotel.com or newairporthotel@gmail.com
Website: newairporthotel.com

3. Hanoi Airport Hostel

Hanoi Airport
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Located 3 kilometers from Hanoi Airport, Hanoi Airport Hotel provides you with a comfortable accommodation at really reasonable prices. With only VND 120,000, you can stay in a mixed dorm equipped with fan and air-conditioner. Each dorm has a shower block with 5 showers, 5 toilets and 4 hand basins with hot water available all day long. Hanoi Airport Hotel also comprises of private rooms with double beds or 2 extra single beds. Every private room features cable TV, free wi-fi, fan, air-conditioner and big showers. The door has an electronic lock, which ensures your privacy and safety. What’s more, Hanoi Airport Hotel provides you with airport transfer service from 4:45 to 21:45 every day. Plus, this hotel has a free bicycle; therefore, you can take a short trip to discover the surrounding.

Price: From VND 120,000/night/room/2 adults

Address: No.08, Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Thai Phu Village, Noi Bai Airport, Hanoi
Tel: (+84) 438 811 555
Website: hanoiairporthostel.com
Email: hanoiairporthostel@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/hanoiairporthostel

4. VATC Sleep Pod Terminal 1

Hanoi Airport
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Located right on the 2nd and 3rd Floor, Terminal 1, VATC Sleep Pod Terminal 1 offers you a nice place to take a nap after a long, late flight or in case of unexpected delay flight. VATC Sleep Pod Terminal 1 has 2 types of room: single room and the twin room. The single one is 4 m2 and equipped with 1 single bed. The twin one is 4 m2 and equipped with 2 single beds and 1bunk bed. Both types of room feature air-conditioner and Cable TV. Smoking is banned here.

Price: From VND 3,000,000/night/room/2 adults

Address: on the 2nd and 3rd Floor, Terminal 1, Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai
Tel: (+84) 435-843-636
Email: Reservation@vatc.vn
Website: vatc.vn

5. VATC Sleeping Pod Terminal 2

Hanoi Airport
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VATC Sleeping Pod Terminal 2 has the same facilities and amenities with the VATC Sleeping Pod in the Terminal 1. However, the room service is better. In addition, you can access free wifi every time and the front desk is available 24/7 to provide you with water and essential information.

Price: From VND 3,000,000/night/room/2 adults

Address: on the 2nd Floor, Terminal 2, Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai
Tel: (+84) 435-843-636
Email: Reservation@vatc.vn
Website: vatc.vn

Besides, when coming to Hanoi, in addition to the accommodation, you will need The Essential Travel Guide To Hanoi to get more information.

VI. HANOI AIRPORT FOOD – RESTAURANTS NEAR HANOI AIRPORT

1. Confetti Restaurant – Vietnamese food at Hanoi Airport

Hanoi Airport
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Confetti Restaurants System appears in more than 7 domestic and internal airports of Vietnam. At Hanoi Airport, Confetti Restaurant is located at Terminal 2. Strongly representing the Vietnamese culture and spirit in each dish, Confetti Restaurant is favored by both Vietnamese and foreign people. In addition, Confetti serves a wide range of European cuisines such as beefsteak and diced beef.

Price: VND 20,000 – VND 300,000

Address: Terminal 2, Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai, Vietnam
Open Time: 06:00 – 02:00
Tel: (+84) 965-761-023
Website: nhahangconfetti.com.vn

2. Hai Cang Restaurant – Wonderful food at Hanoi Airport

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With the total area of up to 500 m2, Hai Cang Restaurant offers you an elegant and modernly-designed space to enjoy wonderful foods. Inspired by the royal life of the Chinese Kings in the past, Hai Cang Restaurant serves a variety of exquisite and nutritious dishes such as abalone and holothurian.

Price: VND 30,000 – VND 300,000

Address: on the 4th Floor, Terminal 2, Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai
Open Time: 06:00 – 00:00
Tel: (+84) 1900 0316
Email: info@nhahanghaicang.vn
Website: haicang.vn

3. Lucky Restaurant & Coffee – Fast food at Hanoi Airport

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Lucky Restaurant & Coffee is on the 4th floor, Terminal 2 of Hanoi Airport. This food vendor provides you with common fast food such as fried potato, burger, and hot dog. In addition, you can enjoy here some traditional food of Vietnam at the pretty high price. The highlight of Lucky Restaurant & Coffee is a wide range of drinks from coffee, smoothies to alcohol.

Price: VND 20,000 – VND 220,000

Address: on the 4th Floor, Terminal 2, Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai
Open Time: 08:00 – 21:00

Besides, you can refer to Best 50 Restaurants In Hanoi if you are interested in Vietnamese food and have a long time to stay in Hanoi.

VI. PROS & CONS OF HANOI AIRPORT

PROS CONS
  • The modest area makes it easy to navigate
  • The check-in area is easy to find
  • The information counter has a convenient location and is always available
  • It’s extremely fast to collect the luggage
  • Most customs officers are friendly and welcoming
  • It takes you a little time to pass the custom gate
  • Trolleys at Hanoi Airport are free
  • It lacks food choices
  • The accommodation nearby are mediocre
  • It provides you with a poor shopping experience
  • It’s difficult for you to find a map and a variety of pamphlets and brochures about Hanoi.


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