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How To Reach Hanoi
Hanoi is the capital city and gem of Vietnam. It is one of the world’s oldest capital cities and is distinct for the colonial structures, near primeval pagodas and the world famous Ha Long Bay. The nightlife, food and culture scene is highly stimulating, making it one of the best places to visit in Vietnam. Being quite a compact city, most visitors tend to get around on bikes, scooters or use public transportation like busses and taxis. The best way for international travellers to reach Hanoi is via flight. The railway network is perfect for travellers exploring Vietnam locally as train tickets are highly affordable. For everything you’d need to know about reaching Hanoi, check out the rest of this article.
Home to the largest airport in Vietnam, Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport is the focal point of air travel to the country. Situated 35 km from the city it can be easily be reached by bus or taxis. A wide number of international and local airlines fly to and from this airport on a daily basis. Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore are just some of the Indian cities with flights to Hanoi, the duration of which is approximately 8 hours. During the monsoon season in Vietnam, the flight landings can be a little bumpy, but otherwise the journey is smooth throughout. Undoubtedly this one of the best and most efficient ways to reach.
Vietnam is relatively well connected by a network of roadways. Most of the bigger cities are connected to the more remote towns and villages via private and public bus and taxi services. Some of these local operators include operators like Phoung Trang, Mai Linh, and Tam Hahn and Sinh close to Hanoi. Long road trips across Vietnam are not recommended due to some of the roads not being in the best condition and potentially resulting in accidents.
Hanoi is linked to Ho Chi Minh City and majority of the other significant cities in and around Vietnam, via the prominent North-South railway. The train frequency to Hanoi is high from most of the neighbouring cities and smaller villages and based on visitors' budget there are different travel options available. Still, this is one of the cheapest and best ways to reach Hanoi.
Motorcycle taxis, busses and cycle taxis are just some of the best ways to get around in Hanoi locally. The prices for each mode of transportation are varied, based on the length of the journey. For the motorcycle taxis and cycle taxis, commonly known as Cyclo’s, visitors should be ready to bargain to get a decent rate. These forms of local transportation are abundant and available 24 hours a day, making getting around in Hanoi a breeze.