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Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam with the population in 2017 was estimated at 7.7 million people. The city is one of the most ancient capitals in the world with a prominent history going back thousands of years. While Ho Chi Minh City is the nation’s economic heart, Hanoi is known as the center of politics and culture of Vietnam with a lot of wonderful things to do in Hanoi. Hanoi is about 1160 kilometers (on air) and 1630 kilometers (on land) away from Ho Chi Minh City. With the advancement of transportation, traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is always accessible, especially, they are two of the biggest cities in Vietnam. Nevertheless, it is constantly a difficult thing to choose one satisfactory means of transport to go. This article gives you all the applicable transport options to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi. According to all of these instructions, we hope that you can comprehend the pros & cons of each type and make your own best decisions

Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi - 4 ways to travel
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I. GETTING FROM HO CHI MINH TO HANOI BY AIRPLANE – THE FASTEST WAY

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It takes about 2 hours to travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by airplane and 60 minutes to transfer.

1. How to catch a taxi to Ho Chi Minh International Airport?

It is about just 8 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City’s center to Ho Chi Minh International Airport so there is no difficulty traveling. You can call to any taxi brand to book one. In the most simple way, you may catch any taxi driver that you see on the street. They will be delighted to drive you to the airport. Commonly, the price will be about VND 100,000- VND 180,000 depending on the length of the way, brands of taxi and types of vehicle. However, you can make an agreement with the driver to have an exceptional price. Most taxi drivers can understand a little bit of English but they are very welcoming so you can impart to them your desire. The standard of most of the cab is good because the competition among taxi brands is fierce and they need to improve the quality day by day to keep customers.

Some taxi brands that you should notice:

Taxi Operators Phone Number Types of vehicle Approximate price from the center to the airport Waiting Price
Mai Linh Taxi (+84) 283 838 3838 4 seats VND 110,000 VND 45,000/hour
5 seats VND 120,000
7 seats VND 170,000
Vina Taxi (+84) 283 811 1111 5 seats VND 122,000 VND 45,000/hour
7 seats VND 160,000
VinaSun Taxi (+84) 243 827 2727 5 seats VND 115,000 VND 45,000/hour
7 seats VND 160,000
Sai Gon Airport Taxi (+84) 283 811 8118 5 seats VND 135,000 VND 45,000/hour
7 seats VND 180,000
Hoang Long Taxi (+84) 283 868 6868 5 seats VND 115,000 VND 30,000/hour
7 seats VND 155,000
Gas SaiGon Petrolimex Taxi (+84) 283 512 1212 5 seats VND 118,000 VND 60,000/hour
7 seats VND 150,000


Above is the referential price information of taxi fares in Ho Chi Minh City. We will continue to update the latest info you can easily to choose the suitable taxi for your journey.

2. How to book a flight ticket from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi?

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There are many flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi International Airport. The airlines that provide flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi International Airport include:

Airline Website Phone Number Facebook Address
Vietnam Airline vietnamairline.com (+84) 190 011 00 VietnamAirlines No.200 Nguyen Son Street, Bo Đe Ward, Long Bien District, Hanoi.
Jetstar Pacific jetstar.com (+84) 190 015 50 JetstarVN N/A
Vietjet Air vietjetair (+84) 190 018 86 Vietjetvietnam No.302/3 Kim Ma Street, Ngoc Khanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi


More additional information:

Airline Price (one way/ person) Luggage instant Luggage price (buying before reservations time) Pros and Cons
Vietnam Airline VND 4,000,000 – 6,500,000

Academy seat: VND 15,000,000

20 kg check-in baggage

7 kg carry-on

VND 80,000/kg Many flights/day

Less delayed  flights than others-Good service, good quality-Comfortable-High price

Jetstar Pacific VND 1,700,000- 1,800,000 7 kg carry-on 15 kg: VND 270,000

20 kg: VND 330,000

25 kg: VND 440,000

30 kg: VND 550,000

35 kg: VND 660,000

40 kg: VND 770,000

Cheap price

A lot of discount promotions

Pretty stewards and stewardesses

Good quality, various meals during flight

Usually delayed

Smaller airplanes, low- quality seats

Vietjet Air VND 1,500,000- 1,700,000 7 kg carry-on 15 kg: VND 143,000

20 kg: VND 165,000

25 kg: VND 220,000

30 kg: VND 330,000

Cheap price

A lot of ticket price big sales

Pretty stewards and stewardesses

Good quality, various meals during flight

Usually delayed

Small airplanes, low- quality seats


Buying a ticket from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi is not too complicated. You can check information about airline tickets precisely on their website. Otherwise, if you prefer the cheaper price, you may spend time checking some sources like
Traveloka, Booking, etc. Especially, Jetstar Pacific and Vietjet Air often have many ticket price sale-off. If luckily, you can  have a chance to buy a much cheaper price which is approximately lower than VND 300,000. You should try to catch one by following their website Jetstar and Vietjet Air. One notice that you need to arrange your schedule as soon as possible cause the ticket price on a close day is always more expensive than normal.

3. How to go to Hanoi center from Hanoi International Airport?

Hanoi International Airport is about 27 kilometers far away from the center. Despite of a long distance, it just take about 15-20 minutes to travel due to the good quality highway that was built in 2015. You can easily to catch a taxi or book a 4 seats car to move to your hotel with the price of VND 250,000- VND 400,000. There are also some transfer bus of Vietjet Air to take customer from the airport to the center with only VND 30,000. Some famous taxi brands you should notice:

Taxi Operators Phone Number Type of vehicle Price Approximate Price
Mai Linh taxi (+84) 243 833 3333 5 seats Open door: VND 10,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 13,600

From the 31st kilometer: VND 11,000

VND 320,000
8 seats Open door: VND 11,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 14,600

From the 31st kilometer: VND 12,000

VND 400,000
Group taxi (+84) 243 853 5353 4 seats Open door: VND 10,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 13,900

From the 31st kilometer: VND 11,000

VND 350,000
Ba Sao taxi (+84) 243 636 3636 4 seats Open door: VND 7,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 11,000

From the 31st kilometer: VND 9,000

VND 300,000
VinaSun taxi (+84) 243 827 2727 4 seats Open door: VND 10,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 13,600

From the 31st kilometer: VND 11,000

VND 320,000
Van Xuan taxi (+84) 243 822 2888 4 seats Open door: VND 8,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 10,000

From the 31st kilometer: VND 8,000

VND 280,000
Morning taxi (+84) 243 652 5252 4 seats Open door: VND 8,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 11,000

From the 31st kilometer: VND 9,000

VND 300,000
ABC taxi (+84) 243 719 1919 4 seats Open door: VND 8,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 11,000

From the 31st kilometer: VND 9,000

VND 320,000
My Dinh taxi (+84) 243 833 388 4 seats Open door: VND 8,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 10,000

From the 31st kilometer: VND 9,000

VND 280,000
Thang Long taxi (+84) 243 628 2828 4 seats Open door: VND 9,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 11,000

From the 31st kilometer: VND 9,000

VND 300,000
Grab Car 4 seats VND 10,000/kilometers VND 270,000


4. Advantages & disadvantages of getting from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi by airplane

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Advantages Disadvantages
One of the most convenient and comfortable ways to move from place to place

Speed, shorten your trip and allow you to have the best physical fitness.

Delayed without notification

Expensive price

More adding expensive fee (Meal, drink, adding luggage, etc)

II. GETTING FROM HO CHI MINH TO HANOI BY TRAIN – THE INTERESTING EXPERIENCE

traveling from ho chi minh to hanoi by train
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1. How to book a train ticket from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi?

It is very easy to book a train ticket at this moment. You can purchase the train ticket at 12go.asia, duongsatvietnam.com, vetaugiare24h or dailyvetauhoa.com  

On the other hand, you can go to Saigon Station in No.1 Nguyen Thong Street, Ward  9, District 3 to buy one. Procedure to buy tickets is simple, you just need to present your ID card or passport to sale staffs. Direct payment by cash or through credit card are both acceptable, there will be a lot of the signs for you to buy tickets quickly. Debit/Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, JCB only or you can pay through PayPal in 12go.asia

2. How to buy a suitable train ticket from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi?

The Huc Bridge - ho chi minh to hanoi
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Ho Chi Minh City-Hanoi is the longest Vietnam railway route. This avenue goes through a lot of big and small stations and mostly transported by two types of the train including SE (quick ship) and TN (slow train). Due to the kind of priority trains, SE trains only take 29-32 hours to complete this route, while TN may take about 40-42 hours with many stops.

The two earliest train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi Station are SE6 and SE4. They usually depart on the morning, at  8:00 and 9:30 every day. These types of the train do not usually visit the small railway station. They run a straight line to Hanoi and only stop at the big station in big cities such as Danang, Hue, Vinh.

Ho Chi Minh-Hanoi train ticket prices on SE train are unfixed. They are depending on the kinds of a cabin, kinds of a seat, etc. Each cabin can be filled with hundreds of people with various types of seats.

train from ho chi minh to Hanoi
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Board of Ticket Price:

Train Code Kind of ticket Price (VND) Travel time (Departure and arrival time)
SE8 Hard seat with Air-conditioner 450,000 6:00 -15:33

Total departure time: 33 hours

Soft seat with Air-conditioner 690,000
Hard bedroom with Air-conditioner 920,000
Soft bedroom with Air-conditioner 960,000
SE6 Hard seat 440,000 9:00 -19:58

Total departure time: 34 hours

Hard seat with Air-conditioner 470,000
Soft seat with Air-conditioner 670,000
Hard bedroom with Air-conditioner 840,000
Soft bedroom with Air-conditioner 920,000
TN2 Hard seat 430,000 14:40 -3:43

Total departure time: 37 hours

Hard seat with Air-conditioner 460,000
Soft seat with Air-conditioner 650,000
Hard bedroom with Air-conditioner 830,000
Soft bedroom with Air-conditioner 920,000
SE2 Soft seat with Air-conditioner 660,000 19:30 -4:50

Total departure time: 33 hours

Hard bedroom with Air-conditioner 880,000
Soft bedroom with Air-conditioner 1,400,000
SE4 Hard seat with Air-conditioner 560,000 22:00 -5:30

Total departure time: 31 hours

Soft seat with Air-conditioner 1,050,000
Hard bedroom with Air-conditioner 930,000
Soft bedroom with Air-conditioner 1,430,000


3. The advantages of getting from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi by train

First of all, it is uncomplicated for you to come to the Saigon Station if your accommodation in the center of Ho Chi Minh City. Second, a train travels along the length of the country and the landscape you are going to see from the window of your cabin and the local people you are going to meet en route will certainly augment your impressions about Vietnam. You are going to see extraordinary scenery while traveling. The ways through middle cities of Vietnam are especially picturesque with mountainous vistas and marine unfolding onwards your eyes as the train runs along the sea coast.

boarding the train - getting from ho chi minh to hanoi
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On the other hand, traveling by train is quite secure, the percentage of serious accidents caused by train is one of the lowest among all means of transportation. Moreover, Hanoi railway station is in Le Duan Street, about 2 kilometers from Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter. Thus, you can easily to catch a taxi or a bus for traveling to your destinations in the city after the train stops.

4. The disadvantages of transferring from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi by train

Traveling by trains in Vietnam is an appealing experience, however, it still has some issues that make passengers not satisfied Fixed schedules are one of them. Railways are known to be not flexible that cannot be tailored to a single individual. Moreover, you may have to share your journey with strangers, who may be not so lovely for a long-tired travel like a crying baby or someone who speaks loudly. It can be difficult if you want to have a peaceful space cause there will be so many people on the train. Last but not the least, the speed of Vietnam`s railway train is a big problem. With the ticket price approximately equal like the airplane, passengers usually hope that the travel time can be shortened rather than about 35 hours at this moment.

In addition, on holiday vacation, the traveling demand of people is very high, so the volume of booking train ticket is huge. You should make your decision as soon as possible and book the ticket in advance.

III. GETTING FROM HO CHI MINH TO HANOI BY SLEEPER BUS  

sleeper bus from ho chi minh to Hanoi
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1. How to catch a sleeper bus from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi?

The distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is about 1,700 kilometers. There are more than 10 high-quality bus operators runing from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi including Hien Phuong, Hoang Long, Phuong Hoang, Mai Linh Operators, etc. Most Ho Chi Minh-Hanoi sleeper buses start mainly from Mien Dong Station or maybe Nga Tu Ga Station. The earliest bus starts at 07:00, the latest departure is at 23:00. The journey time by sleeper bus takes about 38-39 hours. Bus fare to Ho Chi Minh-Hanoi journey is the average of VND 800,000 per ticket. The cheapest fare is VND 650,000/ticket, the highest fare is VND 900,000/ticket. To purchase the online ticket, please click here

2. Some information about sleeper buses from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

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Sleeper Bus Provider Kind of bus Price Departure time Travel time Arrival time Starting Address Arrival Terminal
Hoang Long 39 seats VND 830,000 07:00 37h38m 20:38 Mien Dong Station, No.292 Dinh Bo Linh, 26 Ward, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Nuoc Ngam Station, Hoang Mai District, Ha Noi
VND 830,000 07:00 38h58m 21:58 Mien Dong Station, No.292 Dinh Bo Linh, 26 Ward, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Nuoc Ngam Station, Hoang Mai District, Ha Noi
VND 830,000 17:30 36h43m 06:13 No.44, Highway 13, Thu Duc District Nuoc Ngam Station, Hoang Mai District, Ha Noi
VND 830,000 21:00 37h28m 10:28 No.44, Highway 13, Thu Duc District Nuoc Ngam Station, Hoang Mai District, Ha Noi
Huyen Phuong 40 seats VND 800,000 10:30

 

40 hours 02:30 Mien Dong Station, No.292 Dinh Bo Linh, 26 Ward, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City Giap Bat Station, No.897, Giai Phong Street, Giap Bat Ward, Hoang Mai District, Ha Noi
Mai Linh 40 seats VND 775,000 9:00
38 hours 23:00 Mien Dong Station, No.292 Dinh Bo Linh, 26 Ward, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City Nuoc Ngam Station, Hoang Mai District, Ha Noi
VND 775,000 15:00 38 hours 05:00 Mien Dong Station, No.292 Dinh Bo Linh, 26 Ward, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City Nuoc Ngam Station, Hoang Mai District, Ha Noi
A Ba 40 seats VND 950,000 10:30 30 hours 16:00 Mien Dong Station, No.292 Dinh Bo Linh, 26 Ward, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City Giap Bat Station, No.897, Giai Phong Street, Giap Bat Ward, Hoang Mai District, Ha Noi
Nam Quan 45 seats VND 700,000 9:00 31h10m 16:10 Mien Dong Station, No.292 Dinh Bo Linh, 26 Ward, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City My Dinh Station, Nam Tu Liem District, Ha Noi
Thinh Hong 40 seats VND 900,000 11:00 33 hours 20:00 Mien Dong Station, No.292 Dinh Bo Linh, 26 Ward, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City No,119 Ngo Quyen Street, Son Tay Town, Ha Noi
Vinh Yen 40 seats VND 850,000 9:00 40 hours 01:00 Nga Tu Ga Station, Thanh Loc Ward, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City Yen Nghia Station, Ha Dong District, Ha Noi


3.  The advantages & disadvantages of getting from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi by sleeper bus

Advantages Disadvantages

Being provided advanced services such as wifi, water, air conditional, DVD, blankets, and pillows on the bus.

Having a chance to catch a beautiful scenery along the journal

Trying some local food cause there will be some breaks to have local meals

Taking a long journey

Having a very narrow space  in the bus

Lying on the bed in almost the trip

Difficult to take a leak

IV. GETTING FROM HO CHI MINH TO HANOI BY MOTORBIKE – THE ADVENTUROUS WAY

motorbike tours - ho chi minh to hanoi
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1. How to rent the motorbike in Ho Chi Minh City?

When visiting Vietnam, many visitors would like to experience the interesting feeling of riding a motorbike and exploring every corner of the country by themselves. If you have ever dreamed of becoming traveler on the road with your own motorbike, Vietnam is definitely your dreamland. Motorbike renting service is very common in Vietnam, especially in Ho Chi Minh-the biggest city, since it is extremely accessible for not only foreigners who want to try new things but also locals who depend on the motorbike as their main vehicles. In response to people’s high demand, renting shops can easily be found in Ho Chi Minh City. Most travel agents and hotels in here also provide this service for travelers. You may contact your receptionists to have detail information and assistance.

There are various kinds of motorbike that you can favor. After having chosen the one will accompany you, the owner will ask you for the deposit, photocopy of your passport, and the renting fee. Some owners may obligate you for the original passport. However, it’s recommended to try to make a deal with them. Some motorbike rental shops:

Name Phone Number Price Address Website
Tigit Motorbikes (+84) 128 875 8055 VND 200,000-1,000,000/day B2-00/01 Sarimi, 72 Nguyen Co Thach Street, An Lou Dong Ward, District 2 Tigit Motorbikes
Saigon Scooter Rental (+84) 937 252509 VND 200,000-1,000,000/day No. 23 Han Mac Tu Street, Tan Thanh Ward, Tan Phu District Saigon Scooter Rental
Thue Xe May (You can change the language on the website) (+84) 946 666 566 VND 70,000-500,000/day No.263 Nguyen Trong Tuyen Street, Ward 10, Phu Nhuan District Thue Xe May
Saigon Bike Rental (+84) 972 451 273 VND 40,000-1,000,000/day nga.natalie@gmail.com Saigon Bike Rental


2. The advantages & disadvantages of getting from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi by motorbike

traveling by motorbike from ho chi minh to hanoi
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Advantages Disadvantages
Flexible

Common in Vietnam, so the road is very suitable for riding a motorbike.

An exciting experiment when going with a big group of friends

Admire/sightsee countless of beautiful landscapes along the journal. You also can stop anytime, anywhere you want to take a picture.

Have a chance to meet local people, try various local food of each area, understand the different culture.

Go anywhere you want beside your main schedule

Not safe

Take a lot of time to go from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Take a lot of money

Limited luggage space

Affected a lot by the weather


3. Must-know tips when driving a motorbike from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

Temple of Literature - ho chi minh to hanoi
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If you want to use the motorbike for traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, there are many things to know. About renting a motorbike, you need to find a motorbike that is good enough and suitable for yours . After that, you should research the way very carefully. Don’t forget to check additional information about the quality of the road, plain or mountainous terrain to suitable with your driving skill. One of the most important things you must remember during the trip is slowing down on big busy roundabouts and crossroads. The best guide for driving in Vietnam is following what people around you doing. Do not try to be the first person through an intersection, and do not be the only motorbike on a highway with transport trucks. Just do not make you be the only person doing anything. Remember to watch the traffic lights and look around if the light turns green because sometimes the people still try to pass over the red light in the corner. The average speed limit is around 25-60 km/h, try to maintain it on the road. There may be many obstacles during your trip as animals, void, oil spills from trucks, dirt roads and debris on the road. Therefore, controlling your speed is very important so you need to be in control at all times. The most important thing is wearing a helmet. It is the compulsory thing in Vietnam. You could be caught by cop if they see that you do not use a helmet with a motorbike. For a long journey like from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi, a good quality helmet is necessary to prevent some terrible things from happening.

You’ll see a lot of places where you can get fueled up and repair your motorbike along your way. However, what happens if there is no mechanic around? Looking for local people and asking them for helping. Vietnamese people are very the hospitality and friendly. Most of them are driving a motorbike and know how to fix it . They are surely willing to help you.

What do you need to drive a motorbike from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi?

Helmet (obviously)
Money (must be in VND)
Map (or using google map but the battery of your phone is limited so you need to have a very detailed map)
Driving license (in case you meet the police)
Jacket (it can be cold)
Raincoat (sometimes its raining)
Lock (to prevent robbers)
Sunglasses (also for the dust and little stones)
Suncream (for when the sun is shining)
Bungee cords (for securing your backpack to your bike)
Multitool and ducktape (for quick fixes)
Plastic or raincoat for your backpack (so everything stays dry and clean)
Some snacks, fast food and water for a break in the journey

V. HO CHI MINH TO HANOI: HOW TO CHOOSE THE SUITABLE MEANS OF TRANSPORT

hanoi by night - ho chi minh to hanoi
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All of these means of transport have their own advantages and disadvantages. However, appointing the most satisfactory one for each person is actually very problematic. Choosing the best means not only to take you from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi but also influence a lot to the overall quality of your journal. To answer the question: How to choose a proper one while every transport has its own strengthens and weaknesses may be not simple like you thought, there are some queries that you need to notice to find the solution. Remember our suggestion cause it will be helpful for you:

1. In which season do you have your trip from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi?

As a result of being located in the northern region of Vietnam, Hanoi experiences all the four seasons. This means the weather in winters are cold, very hot in summer, spring and autumn are the most comfortable seasons which have a temperature climate. Here is a list of each season and the recommend of visiting Hanoi during the different seasons:

a. Spring (From February to April)

Spring is one of the best suitable times to visit Hanoi. The weather is still a little bit cold with temperatures ranging between 15-20°C. The skies are clear but sometimes there are still some drizzling rains. If you use a motorbike, remember to drive carefully cause the sight will be affected so much. Another thing to concern that Spring may also coincide with Tet (about in late January or in early February) which is the Vietnamese New Year. It’s the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture so expect many establishments to be closed during that time. It also very difficult for you to book an airplane, train or sleeper bus ticket or even to rent a motorbike cause the demand of traveling on that day is huge.

b. Summer (From May to August)

Summers in Hanoi are very hot and humid. The average temperature is about 32°C, and even 40°C in some days. Not only Hanoi, but every province and city in Vietnam at that time also have a hot temperature with the uncomfortable environment. On top of that, it’s official the rainy season as well with August seeing the most rainfall and it also brings a bad effect for all transportation Unless you have to travel in this type of weather, airplane, in my opinion, is the only option. If not,  it’s best to avoid traveling to Hanoi in summer.

c. Autumn (From September to November)

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Like Spring, Autumn is an ideal time to visit Hanoi. The weather is mild with average temperatures hovering around 25-30°C. Skies become clearer in November and leaves turn golden-yellow, which makes it the perfect time to explore the tree-lined boulevards in some old street in the center like Phan Dinh Phung Street, Hoang Dieu Street, Hoang Hoa Tham St., etc. The weather on your way from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi is good as well. The environment is fresh, wind often blows and the scenery is amazing. It is very suitable for traveling, especially by train, bus or motorbike to have an opportunity to enjoy fully a beautiful landscape of Vietnam. Fall is considered the most beautiful time to visit Hanoi as well as anywhere in the north of Vietnam.

d. Winter (From December to January)

Winter in Hanoi is extremely cold. The average temperature is around 15-18°C, but it has been known to drop down below 7°C. High humidity, wind chill, and a lack of building insulation make it seem even colder. However, Hanoi at this moment, from my point of view, is the most beautiful in the year. You can enjoy one ancient capital that so quiet and peaceful with a hot cup of coffee and feel the life in here. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi at this moment is easy. There is a few vacation or holiday at that time so you can go whenever you want. Remember to dress appropriately if you decide to visit Hanoi in winter.

2. What is your budget to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi?

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It can be denied that money is the main and decisive factor of almost all journey. Nevertheless, the greater or less amount relies on how and what your purpose of spending. Moreover, you should pay a lot of attention to your budget to balance the expenses and fee for the whole journey. If you do not have the big budget, the suitable mean of transport for you are the sleeping bus, motorbike or train. Traveling by airplane is suitable if you have more amount of money. However, there are a lot of cheap price airplane tickets from Jetstar or Vietjet Air to encourage people to use their service. This kind of ticket is sometimes cheaper than the sleeping bus ticket and you need to follow their news to have an opportunity to purchase one. Assuming you have to share a hotel room with one other person and stay only in Hanoi for a couple of days, then a budget of around VND 850,000 per day including meals should be plenty.

3. How much luggage do you bring along for traveling from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi?

luggage when traveling from ho chi minh to hanoi
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It is the less important thing that you need to notice. A small bag will let you fit in any vehicles. If you decide to travel by airplane, you can bring as much as you want. Traveling by train or sleeping bus may be more comfortable if you only have 2-3 big bags. About driving motorbike, one small bag with 3-4 clothes and personal equipment are enough.

VI. COMPARISON OF ALL VEHICLES TO TRAVEL FROM HO CHI MINH CITY TO HANOI

Duration Price Departure time Convenience & comfort Pros Cons
Airplane 2 hours + 1hour transfer VND 1,500,00- 6,000,000 (include taxi fee) Due to the ticket 9/10 Fast

Conveniene

More space for luggage

High Price

Delay time

Sleeper bus 33-40 hours ( 3 times break for meals) VND

700,000-900,00

Due to bus providers 6.5/10 Various

Easy to book

Advanced services: wifi, water, etc

Long time travel

Not convenience

Train 35-37 hours VND 1,000,000 – 3,500,000 (include taxi fee) Due to the ticket 7.5/10 Easy to book

Nice view

Can buy cheap food and drink on the train

Time-consuming

Not always available

Not flexible

Motorbike 35-37 hours The price due to the number day of your journey Base on you 5/10 Flexible and active

Adventurous

Time – consuming

Inconvenient

Risky and dangerous

Not allowed to drive without Vietnamese driving license


VII. CONCLUSION

Hoan Kiem Lake - ho chi minh to hanoi
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The above are 4 ways to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, which can give you a good decision for picking one transportation. It is a wonderful city waiting for your exploration. “Hanoi will grow on you, just as it has on many travelers before”-this is one of the most common sayings of people who come to Hanoi from all over the world. Hanoi is not just a capital and center of politic and culture of Vietnam, it is also known as the World`s City of Peace. Hope you will have a perfect trip.


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