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Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. This city has the very important roles in culture, economics, politics, and commerce of entire Vietnam. Located in the Red River Delta, Hanoi with a lot of interesting things to do is the heart of Northern Vietnam. The meaning of the name “Hanoi” is the combination of two separate names: Ha and Noi. Ha means “river”, Noi means “interior”. In summary, Hanoi means “the hinterland between the rivers”.

Singapore is about 2300 kilometers from Hanoi. Because of the fact that there is no road from Singapore to Hanoi, the only way to get there is by air. In this article, we will show you the step-by-step to travel from Singapore to Hanoi, Vietnam

1. Singapore to Hanoi, Vietnam: 3 ways transferring from the center to Singapore International Airport

Singapore to Hanoi

Singapore International Airport (also known as Changi Airport), which is located at the Eastern end of Singapore, is one of the busiest airports in Asia. Let’s take a look at all the options available for visitors to travel from the center to the Airport.

a. Traveling to Singapore Airport by Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Train

Catching an MRT train from the city center is a good choice because it helps you save much cost. Take this option if you do not want to have more expense. The journey from City Hall Station to Singapore International Airport takes about half an hour on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Train and costs around SGD$ 2.

Please click here to view the Train Network Map.

To get to Singapore International Airport, you need to transfer to the eastbound train at Tanah Merah Station. The first train to Singapore International Airport departs from Tanah Merah Station at 5.20 from Monday to Saturday and 5:47 on Sunday and the public holidays. The last train that leaves Changi Airport station at 23:18 daily will bring you to the final destination at Tanah Merah station.

You can purchase a single ride ticket at train stations. You can also consider purchasing a stored-value EZ-Link card at train stations or any Recommends store at Singapore International Airport.

b. Traveling to Singapore Airport by public bus

The public bus is very popular in Singapore. Besides MRT, public bus is a mean of transport that its price is very suitable for your pocket. However, they are the slowest way to get to the airport. The bus stops can be found easily in every center streets. The bus departs every 15 minutes in normal, however, it may be 30 minutes in peak hour. Adults tickets cost about SGD$ 9  and SGD$ 6 for children who are under 12 year-of-age. The journey to the Airport takes roughly 25 minutes under normal traffic conditions.

Singapore to Hanoi

The shuttle buses stop at Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4. Remember to note that services 24, 34, 36 and 110 are used in all four terminals. Services 27, 53 and 858 are just available at Terminals 1 to 3. You need to prepare the exact fare cause no change will be given. Moreover, many Recommends store or in the Singapore Airport train station also purchase stored value EZ-Link card for multiple rides.

Information about some route can be checked in Shuttle bus route

c. Traveling to Singapore Airport by taxi

Taxi is the most comfortable and fastest mean of transport to travel from the center city to the airport. Taxi available all day, and taxi stands or their information are easy to find in everywhere in Singapore. The taxi drivers will serve you at any time of the day, bring you straight to the airport and help you with your luggage.

It is easy to hail a cab on the street or ask your hotel receptionist to book one. However, you can contact yourself by one of those following taxi operators:

  • Comfort or Citycab Tel: (+65) 655 211 11
  • Premier Taxi Tel: (+65) 636 368 88
  • Prime Taxi Tel: (+65) 677 808 08
  • SMRT Taxi Tel: (+65) 655 588 88
  • Transcab Tel: (+65) 655 533 33

Taxi fares from the city center to the Singapore International Airport:

Type of Taxi Peak Hours / Late Night

6:00-9:00 (Monday-Friday)

and 18:00-midnight (Monday-Sunday)

Off-Peak Hours

(All other times)

Regular Taxi SGD$ 30 – SGD$ 35 SGD$ 20 – SGD$ 30
Premium Taxi SGD$ 40 – SGD$ 50 SGD$ 30 – SGD$ 40

d. The brief summary of transportations from the center to Singapore International Airport

Travel Time Cost Service hour Service Schedule
MRT Train About 32 minutes SGD$ 1.74 via EZ-Link card 05:31 – 23:18 Mon to Sat; 05:59 – 00:06 Sun & Public Holidays Every 7 – 9 minutes during peak hours (08:00 – 09:00; 12:30 – 14:00; 19:30 – 22:15) and 12 – 13 minutes during off-peak hours.
Public Bus About 40 minutes in good traffic conditions SGD$ 1.84 via Ez-link card; SGD$ 2.50 in cash 06:08 – 22:52 Weekdays; 06:07 – 22:52 Sats; 06:06 – 22:53 Suns & PHs 8 – 9 minutes (between 06:30 – 08:30); 8 – 11 minutes (between 08:31 – 16:59); 8 – 10 minutes (between 17:00 – 19:00); 8 – 12 minutes (after 19:00))
Taxi About 20 minutes From SGD$ 20 – SGD$ 50 Any time

2. Traveling from Singapore to Hanoi, Vietnam by airplane

a. Choosing an Airline brand from Singapore to Hanoi

There are approximately 20 direct flights every day from Singapore International Airport to Hanoi with various brands. There is the one-way ticket price of some popular Airline brands that serve Singapore to Hanoi route:

Airline  Price
Vietnam Airline  from SGD$ 327.9
Jetstar Pacific  from SGD$ 320
Singapore Airline  from SGD$ 300.3
Silk Air from SGD$ 300.3
Thai Airways: from SGD$ 283.7
Malaysia Airlines from SGD$ 280.3
AirAsia:                    from SGD$ 225.12


b. Booking a flight ticket from Singapore to Hanoi

singapore to hanoi
Source: TripAdvisor

Buying a ticket from Singapore to Hanoi is not too complicated. You can find information about airline tickets directly on the website of each brand. In another way, there are a lot of well-known websites can suggest you the cheaper prices including Traveloka, Expedia, etc…

Purchasing airline tickets has been greatly simplified by the widespread use of online reservation services. Customers can compare prices and routes on various airlines using online booking sites and make reservations with just a few clicks. The most important skills that you will need are a small dose of Internet savvy and the organizational awareness to plan ahead for the best fares. To purchase online tickets, you can refer some information below:

Airline Website Tel Number Facebook Address
Vietnam Airline vietnamairline.com (+84) 190 011 00 VietnamAirlines No.200 Nguyen Son Street, Bo Đe Ward, Long Bien District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Jetstar Pacific jetstar.com (+84) 190 015 50 JetstarVN N/A
Singapore Airline singaporeair.com (+65) 622 388 88 Singapore Airline 2 Orchard Turn

#04-05 ION Orchard

Singapore 238801

Silk Air silkair.com (+65) 659 745 00 Silk Air Baggage Services

Level 1 Arrival Hall, Passenger Terminal Building 2

Changi Airport

Singapore 819829

Thai Airways thaiairways.com (+65) 621 050 00 Thai Airways Vibhavadi Rangsit ticket Office

89 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Chatthchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand

Malaysia Airlines malaysiaairlines.com (+60)130 088 300 0 Malaysia Airlines Subang, Shah Alam, Malaysia

3. Three ways traveling from the Hanoi International Airport to the center

Singapore to Hanoi

The distance from Hanoi International Airport (formerly known as Noi Bai Airport) to Hanoi Center is about 30 kilometers. There are 2 Passenger Terminals:

  • T1 Terminal (Domestic Terminal): Serve all domestic flights; include some Airline brands as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air và Jetstar.
  • T2 Terminal (International Terminal): Serve all foreign flights; conclude some brands like Vietnam Airlines, Korean Air, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific…

Without searching carefully how to travel from Hanoi International Airport to the center, passengers may face some unfortunate cases asluggage stole, high taxi charge or even being taken to the wrong destination, etc. Thus, we recommend some means of transportation from the airport to the center

a. Getting to Hanoi center by taxi

There are 12 taxi brands are allowed to have their business franchise at Hanoi International Airports. All of them are arranged to wait for passengers on the 1st floor – the public area to the Terminals T1 and T2. The average price from the airport to Hanoi center is about from VND 250,000 – VND 400,000, depending on where you want to go in the city.

Below is the list of the taxi brands that are permitted to pick up customers in Hanoi International Airport:

No. Taxi Brand Telephone Price (with 5 seats-cab) Approximate Price
1 Airport Taxi (+84) 243 886 6666 Open door: VND 10,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 13,500

From kilometers 31st: VND 12,200

VND 320,000
2 Noi Bai Taxi (+84) 243 886 8888 Open door: VND 10,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 13,600

From kilometers 31st: VND 11,000

VND 320,000
3 Mai Linh Taxi (+84) 243 822 2666 Open door: VND 10,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 13,600

From kilometers 31st: VND 11,000

VND 320,000
4 Thanh Cong Taxi (+84) 243 257 5757 Open door: VND 6,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 13,500

From kilometers 31st: VND 11,000

VND 310,000
5 Sao Ha Noi Taxi (+84) 243 256 5656 Open door: VND 5,000

The First 20 kilometers: VND 12,000

From kilometers 31st: VND 10,000

VND 290,000
6 Dai Nam Taxi (+84) 243 884 6666 Open door: VND 10,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 12,500

From kilometers 31st: VND 11,500

VND 300,000
7 Venus Taxi (+84) 243 527 2727 Open door: VND 9,600

The First 30 kilometers: VND 12,000

From kilometers 31st: VND 10,500

VND 300,000
8 Group Taxi (+84) 243 851 5151

 

Open door: VND 10,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 13,900

From kilometers 31th: VND 11,000

VND 340,000
9 San bay Taxi (+84) 243 563 6666 Open door: VND 10,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 13,000

From kilometers 31st: VND 11,000

VND 300,000
10 ABC Taxi (+84) 243 219 1919 Open door: VND 8,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 11,000

From kilometers 31th: VND 9000

VND 290,000
11 Ba Sao Taxi (+84) 243 636 3636 Open door: VND 8,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 11,000

From kilometers 31th: VND 9,000

VND 300,000
12 Hoang Phong Noi Bai Taxi (+84) 243 886 8788 Open door: VND 10,000

The First 30 kilometers: VND 13,600

From kilometers 31st: VND 11,000

VND 320,000

Besides all the brands above, there are many individuals or companies that have their car driving on the Hanoi Airport – Hanoi Center way. Despite the fact that they are also for renting or hiring, however, they do not have the taxi board (on the roof), so that they are called the unofficial cab. Using this kind of transportation is more polite than the normal taxi so many customers decide to choose this option. The approximate price is about VND 300.000 – VND 350.000.

Above is the referential price information of taxi fares in Noi Bai International Airport. We will continue to update the latest info you can easily to choose the suitable taxi for your journey.

b. Getting to Hanoi Center by shuttle bus

All three domestic airline brands as Vietnam Airlines, VietjetAir, Jetstar have their own buses to pick up their customers from Hanoi International Airport and the opposite way. Information about the destination, ticket price, pick up time of each provider:

Vietnam AirlinesVietjet AirJetstar Pacific
In the Airport: Bus Parking area – in front of T1 Terminal
Last destination: No1 Quang Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi
Ticket price: VND 40,000/person/one way
Frequency: 30 – 45 minutes/travel (Fix due to vacation time
Arrival Time: From 5:00 to 22:00
Bus Route: The Airport – Vo Nguyen Giap Highway – Nhat Tan Bridge – Quang Trung Street
Bus kind: 16-seat car
Tel: (+84) 438 250 872
In the Airport: Bus Parking area – in front of T1 Terminal
Last destination: No1 Quang Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi
Ticket price: VND 40,000/person/one way
Frequency: 30 – 45 minutes/travel (Fix due to vacation time
Arrival Time: From 5:00 to 22:00
Bus Route: The Airport – Vo Nguyen Giap Highway – Nhat Tan Bridge – Quang Trung Street
Bus kind: 16-seat car
Tel: (+84) 438 250 872
In the Airport: Outside lobby E, First floor (30 minutes after the landing)
Last destination: Ngọc Khanh Station, No 29 Lieu Giai Street, Ngoc Khanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Ticket price: VND 40,000/person/one way
Frequency: 30 – 45 minutes/travel (Fix due to vacation time)
Arrival Time: From 5:00 to 21:00
Bus Route: The Airport – Thang Long Bridge – Pham Van Dong Street – Hoang Quoc Viet Street – Nguyen Van Huyen Street – Dao Tan Street – Ngoc Khanh Station
Bus kind: 45-seat car
Tel: at the Airport: (+84) 438 840 496 and at Hanoi:  (+84) 438 250 872]

Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, and Jetstar Pacific have their bus ticket price at the number of VND 40.000/person. The buses just pick up passengers at the booking place, and they do not stop in the middle of the way to pick up the customers. The ticket is sold at the first and the last destination and the bus will start whenever it full. The passengers have to pay for the ticket when he is on the bus. You could travel by any of three buses, no matter what an airplane brand you use, as long as the route is suitable for you

However, using those kinds of buses mean that you can not arrange your schedule actively. Although each brand has their own frequency, it will be the long-awaited cause the bus only starts with full of passengers. Therefore, you could be late unless choosing the earlier bus.

c. Getting to Hanoi center by public bus

Singapore to Hanoi

Bus Route No.07 (From the Airport to Cau Giay Ward)
Arrival Time: From 5:00 to 21:30
Frequency: 15 – 20 minutes/ trip
Ticket Price: VND 8000/ person
Bus route: Hanoi International Airport (The way to T2 Terminal Parking) –Bus stop for passengers in T2 Terminal – Vo Van Kiet Highway – Thang Long Bridge – Pham Van Dong Street – Hoang Quoc Viet Street – Nguyen Van Huyen Street – Nguyen Khanh Toan Street – Tran Dang Ninh Street – Cau Giay – Cau Giay freight station  – Cau Giay Parking Area

Bus Route No.17 (From the Airport to Long Bien Ward)
Arrival Time: From 5:00 to 20:30
Frequency: 10 – 15 minutes/ trip
Ticket Price: VND 8000/ person
Bus route: Hanoi International Airport (The way to T2 Terminal Parking) – National Highway No.02 – Phu Lo Town – Dong Anh Town -National Highway No.03 – Duong Bridge – Ngo Gia Tu Ward – Nguyen Van Cu Street – Chuong Duong Bridge – Tran Nhat Duat Street – Long Bien freight station

Bus route No.90 (From the Airport to Kim Ma Street)
Arrival Time: From 5:30 to 22:30
Frequency: 20 – 30 minutes/ trip
Ticket Price: VND 8000/ person
Bus route: Hanoi International Airport (The way to T2 Terminal Parking)  – Vo Nguyen Giap Highway – – Nhat Tan Bridge – Vo Chi Cong Street – Nguyen Hoang Ton Street – Lac Long Quan Street – Hoang Hoa Tham Street – Van Cao Street – Lieu Giai Street – No.1 Kim Ma Street

Bus route NB01 (05 buses) from the Airport to Dao Tan Street (only serve for the airport)
Frequency: 75 minutes/ trip
Bus Route: Hanoi International Airport (T2 Terminal) – T1 Terminal – Vo Van Kiet Highway – Vo Nguyen Giap Highway – Nhat Tan Bridge – Xuan La Ward  – Lac Long Quan Street – Buoi Street – Dao Tan Street

Bus route NB02 (06 buses) from the Airport to Time City Urban Area (only serve for the airport)

Singapore to Hanoi Frequency: 90 minutes/ trip
Bus Route: Hanoi International Airport (T2 Terminal) – T1 Terminal – Vo Van Kiet Highway – Vo Nguyen Giap Highway – National Highway No.05 – Dong Tru Bridge – Nguyen Van Cu – Chuong Duong Bridge – Tran Quang Khai Street – Tran Khanh Du Street – Nguyen Khoai Street – Minh Khai Ward – Times City Urban Area.

Bus route NB03 (07 buses) from the Airport to Nuoc Ngam Station (only serve for the airport)
Frequency: 105 minutes/ trip
Bus Route: Hanoi International Airport (T2 Terminal) – T1 Terminal – Thang Long Bridge – Pham Van Dong Street – Pham Hung Street – Khuat Duy Tien Street – Nguyen Xien Street – Nghiem Xuan Yem Street– Linh Đàm Peninsula – Giai Phong Street – Nuoc Ngam Station.

Bus route 86 – High-quality bus from the Airport to Le Duan Street
Arrival Time: From 6:30 to 23:30
Frequency: 25 – 30 minutes/ trip
Ticket Price: VND 30,000/person
Bus route: Hanoi International Airport (The way to T2 Terminal Parking) – Vo Nguyen Giap Highway – Nhat Tan Bridge – Au Co Street – Yen Phu Street –  Long Bien freight station – Tran Nhat Duat Street – Tran Quang Khai Street – Trang Tien Street – Le Thanh Tong Street – Hai Ba Trung Street – Ngo Quyen Street – Ly Thuong Kiet Street – Le Duan Street – Hanoi Train Station.

Note: The distance between two terminals is quite far so you can travel by the free shuttle bus which is provided by the Airport:

At T1 Terminal:
Position: Lobby A, First floor
Time: From 06:00 to 01:00 the day after with the frequency is about 10 to 15 minutes/1 way.

At T2 Terminal:
Position: West Area, Terminal T2
Time: From 06:00 to 01:00 the day after with the frequency is about 10 to 15 minutes/1 way.

4.  Singapore to Hanoi, Vietnam: Preparing for the travel from Singapore to Hanoi

a. How to get a Visa to Vietnam:

Singapore to Hanoi

Vietnam Visa is requested for almost every foreigners who want to enter or exit Vietnam at one of three international airports: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang. Foreigners are recommended to have a Vietnam Visa before their departure by applying online for the Approval Letter first, receive the letter by email, then get Visa Stamped on their passports at Vietnam Airports upon arrival.

You will have to complete 5 steps to get  a Vietnam visa on arrival:

Step 1: Access the website: vietnamvisa.govt.vn

Step 2: Fill out the secure online application form

You are required to enter the exact personal information of the applicant as The full name (The same as in your passport), Date of birth, Nationality, Passport number, Date of arrival, Type of Visa

Step 3: Make online secured payment by Credit Card for service fee from $17/person

Step 4: Get the approval letter and prepare for getting visa stamped on arrival

After the first working day (urgent service) or the second working days (normal one), you need to:

  • Get visa approval letter via email (attached with entry-and-exit form)
  • Print out the letter and the entry-and-exit form
  • Fill out the entry-and-exit form
  • Equip two passports which have sized photos is 4x6cm and some money for stamping fee ($25 for single entry; $50 for multiple entry visas)
  • Put all above-mentioned things and your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports

Step 5: Present your approval letter to check in your international flight and get Visa Stamped at Vietnam Airports upon arrival.

Other fees for your visa:

No. Types of fee Fee rate
1 Single-entry visas US$ 45 (VND 1,000,000)
2 Multiple-entry visas
Valid for less than 01 month US$ 65 (VND 1,500,000)
Valid for less than 06 months US$ 95 (VND 2,100,000)
Valid for 6 months or more US$ 135 (VND 3,000,000)
3 Transfer of validity of visas or temporary residence from expired passports to new passports US$ 15 (VND 400,000)
4 Temporary residence cards
Valid for up to 1 year US$ 80 (VND 2,000,000)
Valid for between over 1 year and 2 years US$ 100 (VND 2,300,000)
Valid for between over 2 years and 3 years US$ 120 (VND 2,800,000)

b. What is your budget to travel from Singapore to Hanoi

singapore to hanoi
Source: Kayak

For the traveling from country to country as Singapore to Hanoi, Vietnam, money is always one of the most important factor that affects your journey. However, the amount of money depends a lot on how and what the purpose of your payment is. Besides, you have to focus on your budget to deal with the expenses and fee for your whole journey. Some airplane brands often have their ticket price sale-off. In case you will share a hotel room with one other person and just stay in Hanoi for a couple of days, a budget will be around VND 850,000 per day including meals should be plenty.

c. In which seasons do you have your trip from Singapore to Hanoi

As a result of being located in the Northern region of Vietnam, the weather in Hanoi has 4 distinct seasons, including autumn and spring, are the most suitable time to travel. While Hanoi`s winter is quite cold, the temperature in summer will bring you a very hot feeling. Below is a list about each season and the recommend of visiting Hanoi during the different seasons

Travel from Singapore to Hanoi in Spring From February to April):
singapore to hanoi
Source: MISSVIET

Spring is evaluated to be the best moment to visit Hanoi.  The weather is humid and wet with drizzles, the feeling is still a little bit cold with temperatures in between 15-20°C. Because this kind of weather is convenient for flowers to bloom and the plants to grow, spring is the best time for travelers to enjoy the vitality of tropical nature. Spring is also the time for Tet holiday (about in late January or in early February) which is the Vietnamese New Year (or Lunar New Year). It’s the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture so the number of visitors, of course, will be higher than normal. At this time, a lot of festivals and celebrations are taken place for local people and tourists to experience and appreciate.

However, to visit Hanoi at his moment, you should pay your attention to the service and ticket price cause the demand of traveling to Hanoi is very huge.

Travel from Singapore to Hanoi in Summer  (From May to August)
singapore to hanoi
Source: Chudu24

The weather in summers of Hanoi are very hot and humid. Besides that, the heavy rain is one feature of Hanoi’s summer, so remember to bring a raincoat or an umbrella with you whenever leaving your accommodate. The average temperature is about 32°C, and even 40°C in some days.  

Travel from Singapore to Hanoi in  Autumn(From September to November)
singapore to hanoi
Source: Vietravel

From my point of view, autumn is the most ideal time to visit Hanoi. Autumn is the beautiful and romantic time for all people who ever been to Hanoi. With the average temperature is 25°C, Hanoi’s autumn is charming with warm sunlight, cool breeze, and dry atmosphere. Skies become clearer and leaves turn golden-yellow, which makes it the wonderful time to explore the tree-lined boulevards in some old street in the center. If you love the cool temperature, enjoying some local autumn specialties in the North of Vietnam such as young green rice, “Hoa Sua”, daisy flower, etc and living slowly for appreciating the beauty of your life, you definitely should come to Hanoi in autumn.

Travel from Singapore to Hanoi in Winter (From December to January)
singapore to hanoi
Source: Kenh14

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.

d. How much luggage do you bring along for traveling from Singapore to Hanoi

It is the less important thing that you need to notice. Cause you decide to travel by airplane, you can bring as much as you want.

e. Some other notifications when traveling to Hanoi

  • If you intend to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, museum, temple or pagoda, please do not forget to wear modest clothes to show your respect
  • The street in Hanoi is quite complicated, prepare a map to avoid getting lost
  • When buying in the market, you need to bargain with a seller to have a better deal
  • Remember your address and your accommodate telephone can help you come back easily
  • Almost every young people and teenagers in Hanoi can speak and understand English so if you have any problem, ask them for help. They are very friendly and welcoming.


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