Transport Hanoi to move around the city
Taxi in Hanoi and in Vietnam generally is a cheap way to move. Taxi is the best transport both for short and for long trips around the city.
in Hanoi there are several official taxi companies, and the price of their trip by and large no different. Sample prices are as follows: for the first kilometer you will pay a minimum of 10 000 Dong (currency of Vietnam) (16 rubles) for each subsequent kilometer from 8,000 VND. In recent times, there are cheaper small cars Kia, in which the fare for the first mile is generally worth only 8,000 VND. However, in these cars there is no trunk (nowhere to put Luggage) and do not always have air conditioning.
However, travel long distances, as, for example, in Hanoi airport, you better book a taxi at a fixed price (to order a taxi at the reception of the hotel on the street, any taxi driver). The fact that there are taxi drivers, hustlers who use rigged meters, and the trip can cost you much more. For reference the trip cost from Hanoi to the airport for 250,000 Dong from the airport to Hanoi - 350 000 VND.
In General taxi drivers in Vietnam is quite untrustworthy (and on the other hand, where isn't?), and you should always be prepared for what they'll come up with something to lure you out of more money. It may be twisted or broken in the way the counters; and circular routes; and fees for toll roads; or simply the requirement to pay more than you previously agreed at a fixed rate (for example instead of 15 - "fifteen" may require the 50 "fifty", and if speech in this case goes about the Dong, not dollars). There have been cases when the taxi crossed the border, and blocked clients Central locking in the car until they pay the required amount. If happened like that, and you're sure right, then go ahead and pay as agreed or what you think is correct and leave, despite the cries of the taxi driver. If he goes abroad, take proceedings in the presence of police. At the mention of the police, the taxi drivers immediately came to.
Be vigilant when loading and unloading your Luggage in a taxi. There are cases when taxi drivers deliberately or accidentally leaving with the Luggage of the customers.
Motorcycle taxis and Bicycle taxi
If you are traveling without a companion and large bags, you can use very quick and very extreme form of travel – a motorcycle taxi (most likely a scooter). To find a motorcycle taxi you will be able at every step.
If you decide to use this mode of transport, you should be sure to agree a price in advance, and even better to write the price on paper and show the driver to be sure that you each other correctly understood. Do not forget to bargain: the average price for a ten minute journey is no more than 15 000VND. Don't settle for the driver to expect you to ship it back then he will probably charge you for waiting a disproportionate amount.
When driving watch out for your bags and pockets, as among drivers enough thieves.
Popular exotic species movement on a Bicycle taxi (pedicab) can be very expensive, if you do not agree on the price beforehand. The real price of a trip to the local is a penny, but with you for a trip to three meters and a few photos may require $10.
Rent a motorbike (scooter), bike
If you are sure that you "Schumacher on a motorcycle", you can rent a motorcycle or low-power scooter. Find motorcycle rental will have no difficulty – just ask at the front Desk of your hotel and you arrange everything.
The cost of rental will cost you about $5 a day. But do not overestimate your abilities: first you walk the streets, look at the movement (here it is very chaotic and is not subject to any rules), and then decide whether you this. At least, if you are confident you do not possess this type of transport, there is nothing to think about, to get on the plane in Hanoi. Read additional information about the peculiarities of renting a motorcycle in Vietnam.
A good option may be to rent a bike. For $1-$2 a day you can rent a Bicycle and explore the city. Can also ask about this at reception, and you arrange everything.
Convenient and affordable form of transport – a system of buses. By bus you can get anywhere in the city limits, and even beyond, for example, to Hanoi airportfor ridiculous money. In our opinion, is the best and very convenient way to move around the city if you want to move economically.
The buses are clean, comfortable and air-conditioned. The value is fixed throughout the match, but varies on different routes – from 5000 to 7000VND (7 - 10 roubles). Sometimes you can not give change, so prepare a trifle in advance. Payment is required in the bus conductor or driver at the entrance. There are also different types of passes for the manufacture of which requires pasting pictures.
There are more than 60 routes, which you can find in electronic form via the links below, or you can purchase a paper map of trails for 5000VND.
- Here is a very detailed and easy directions in Vietnamese (use Google Chrome for translation)
- List of routes and their descriptions
- Here you can download a map of bus routes of Hanoi PDF
- App for Android with the bus routes of Hanoi
- No. 7 comes from Hanoi airport to Kim Ma station and back. It's quite far from the tourist area, they will have to take a taxi or take another bus.
- No. 17 goes from the airport to Hanoi Long Bien station and back (seemap) past the tourist area. Even if you miss an exit near the tourist area (and get off after the bridge) before reaching the Terminus of the Ga Long Bien easy access to the tourist area on foot (15 minutes). The map of the bus route No. 17 and the stop is marked in purple. Where is station, Ga Long Bien, look at interactive map.
Relatively new (launched in 2010) special transport in Hanoi are electric cars. It's not quite public transport, but rather explore as ride them exclusively for tourism purposes.
A lot of 8-seater buses to electric traction from early morning until late evening run on a set route length of 7 kilometres within the tourist area of Hanoi, and make 10 stops near tourist attractions and commercial streets. To go and sit on the car can be at any stop, but you must have a pre-purchased ticket. Ticket price is 15,000 VND. To buy a ticket and of course stopping the electric vehicle at the North-Eastern tip of the lake of the Returned sword. Buses run without a schedule, and begin movement along the route with the final stop filling.