Hanoi Airport - Best Vietnam Travel Guide
Hanoi Airport - Best Vietnam Travel Guide
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Hanoi Airport officially known as Noi Bai International Airport is the main airport serving 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 terms of total capacity. It’s also considered the second busiest airport in Vietnam, only after Tan Son Nhat International Airport located in Ho Chi Minh City.
Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
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
I. How to get to Hanoi Airport from the old quarter
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 jams. There are several ways of getting to Hanoi Airport.
1. Getting to Hanoi Airport by taxi
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.
|Mai Linh Taxi||(+84) 438-333-333 (+84) 438-222-666 (+84) 438-222-555 The North: 035.518.1111 The Central: 097.656.5656 The South: 028.3827.7979|
|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) 437-19-19-19 024 37191194|
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, the timing of travel and even on climate condition.
3. Getting to Hanoi Airport by bus
Remember that you can check which bus is most convenient for you by using the Google Map.
|Bus||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
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)|
|VIP Taxi||(+84) 965-365-912||xevipnoibai.com||VND 249,000 (4-seat/5-seat car) VND 329,000 (7-seat car)|
|Noibai Taxi||(+84) 246-6857-888 (+84) 916- 938-868||taxinoibai.biz||VND 280,000 (4-seat/5-seat car) VND 320,000 (7-seat car)|
|ICar Noi Bai||(+84)167-887-1990||icarnoibai.com||VND 280,000 (4-seat/5-seat car) VND 320,000 (7-seat car)|
|Thanh Cong Taxi||(+84) 98-123-5557||thanhcongtaxi.com||VND 200,000 (4-seat/5-seat car) VND 250,000 (7-seat car)|
|Mai Linh Taxi||(+84) 438-333-333 (+84) 438-222-666 (+84) 438-222-555||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
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 costs 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|
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III. Hanoi Airport's terminals & facilities
1. Terminal 1 of Hanoi Airport – The domestic flights
Completed in 2001, Terminal 1 is now only used for domestic flights. 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
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 booths.
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 to the staff of the airport via phone as follows: (+84) 43-584-3004
3. The Terminal 2 of Hanoi Airport – The international flights
Terminal 2 inaugurated in 2015 has a 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. Terminal 2 has a designed capacity of 10 million passengers per annum and serves international flights. Terminal 2 comprises 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 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. Alternatively, you can contact the staff of the airport via phone as follows: (+84) 43-587-6611 (available 24/7), (+84) 43-587-6612
4. ATMs at Hanoi International Airport
At Hanoi Airport, there are several ATMs and currency exchange booths 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 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 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 the 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 the recent flight status here.
To book a ticket, you can visit the website of the airlines as follows:
Vietnam Airline: www.vietnamairlines.com
VietJet Air: www.vietjetair.com
Jetstar Pacific: www.jetstar.com
Or else, at the website of some online travel agency such as:
Avia Vietnam: avia.vn
V. Top hotels near Hanoi Airport
1. Noi Bai Airport Hotel
Located 1.9 kilometers from Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport Hotel offers you 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 dryier; Parking; Refrigerator; Room Services; Shower; Television|
|Family Room||30 m2||Double Beds||Air-conditioner; Fan; Free WiFi; Hair dryier; Parking; Refrigerator; Room Services; Shower; Television|
|VIP Room||30 m2 (including balcony or terrace)||2 Double Beds||Air-conditioner; Fan; Free WiFi; Hair dryier; Parking; Refrigerator; Room Services; Shower; Television|
Take it into consideration that guests elder than 8 years old are considered as adults. And extra beds are not available for the standard room.
Address: KM2, Vo Van Kiet Street, Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai, Vietnam
Tel: 84 915 998 466
Price: From VND 310,000
2. New Airport Hotel
Being a 3-star hotel, New Airport Hotel offers 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 a 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.
- 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, teabags, slippers, bathrobes, refined toiletries|
|Superior Double Room||26-36 m2||1 Double Bed||Television, internet access, telephone sets, hair dryer, mini bar, electric water kettle, coffee, teabags, slippers, bathrobes, refined toiletries|
|Deluxe Double Room||30-35 m2||1 Double Bed, 1 single Bed||Television, internet access, telephone sets, hair dryer, mini bar, electric water kettle, coffee, teabags, slippers, bathrobes, refined toiletries|
|Standard Double Room||26-36 m2||1 Double Bed or 2 Single Beds|
Address: No.06, Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Thai Phu Village, Noi Bai Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam
Price: From VND 425,000
Tel: (+84)43-884-3999 or (+84)43-884-4548 (available 24/7)
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3. Hanoi Airport Hostel
Located 3 kilometers from Hanoi Airport, Hanoi Airport Hotel provides you with bỏ comfortable accommodation at really reasonable prices. With only VND 120,000, you can stay at a mixed dorm equipped with a 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 4:45am to 21:45 every day. Plus, this hotel has free bicycle; therefore, you can take a short trip to discover the surrounding.
Address: No.08, Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Thai Phu Village, Noi Bai Airport, Hanoi
Tel: (+84) 43-881-1555
Price: From VND 120,000
4. VATC Sleep Pod Terminal 1
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 a 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 1 bunk bed. Both types of room feature air-conditioner and Cable TV. Smoking is banned here.
Address: on the 2nd and 3rd Floor, Terminal 1, Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai
Tel: (+84) 435-843-636
5. VATC Sleeping Pod Terminal 2
VATC Sleeping Pod Terminal 2 has the same facilities and amenities with the VATC Sleeping Pod in the Terminal 1. However, bỏ 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.
Address: on the 2nd Floor, Terminal 2, Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai
Tel: (+84) 435-843-636
VI. Hanoi Airport food - Restaurants near Hanoi Airport
1. Confetti Restaurant – Vietnamese food at Hanoi Airport
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. also, Confetti serves a wide range of European cuisines such as beefsteak and diced beef.
Address: Terminal 2, Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai, Vietnam
Price: VND 20,000 – VND 300,000
Open Time: 06:00 – 02:00
Tel: (+84) 965-761-023
2. Hai Cang Restaurant – Wonderful food at Hanoi Airport
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 from 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.
Address: on the 4th Floor, Terminal 2, Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai
Price: VND 30,000 – VND 300,000
Open Time: 06:00 – 00:00
Tel: 1900 0316
3. Lucky Restaurant & Coffee – Fast food at Hanoi Airport
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. Besides, you can enjoy here some traditional food of Vietnam at pretty high price. The highlight of Lucky Restaurant & Coffee is a wide range of drinks from coffee, smoothies to alcohol.
Address: on the 4th Floor, Terminal 2, Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai
Price: VND 20,000 – VND 220,000
Open Time: 08:00 – 21:00
VI. Pros & cons of Hanoi Airport
|- 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 bỏ food choices - The accommodation nearby is mediocre - It provides you with the poor shopping experience - It’s difficult for you to find maps and a variety of pamphlets and brochures about Hanoi.|