Hanoi is served by Noi Bai International Airport, located in the Soc Son District, approximately 40 km (25 mi) north of Hanoi. Noi Bai is the only international airport for the northern regions of Vietnam.
Hanoi will have additionally another international airport, which will cost $8 billion, being the highest foreign investment so far in the history of Vietnam. The construction will be carried out in three stages,the first phase will start in 2011 until 2015.
There are two main highways linking the airport and city. The route to the city via Thăng Long Bridge is more direct than Highway 1, which runs along the outskirts of the city. The main highways are shared by cars, motor scooters, with separate lanes by the side for bicycles. Taxis are plentiful and usually have trip meters, although it is also common to agree on the trip price before taking a taxi from airport to the city centre. Tourists also sometimes tour the city on cyclos especially in the Old Quarter.
Hanoi is also the origin departure point for many Vietnam Railways train routes in the country. The Reunification Express (tàu Thống Nhất) runs from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City from Hanoi station (formerly Hang Co station), with stops at cities and provinces along the line. Trains also depart Hanoi frequently for Hai Phong and other northern cities.
The main means of transport within the city are motorbikes, buses, taxis, and bicycles. Motorbikes remain the most common way to move around the city. Public buses run on many routes and fare can be purchased on the bus. For short trips, "xe ôm" (literally, "hug vehicle") motorcycle taxis are available where the passenger sits at the rear of a motorbike.
Prestigious taxi corps in Hanoi:
Mai Linh Taxi - ĐT: 04.38.222.666 – 04.38.222.555 - Web: http://www.mailinh.vn
(the best services but enpensive fee)
CP Taxi - ĐT: 04.38.26.26.26 (it has the most taxis in Hanoi)
Ba Sao Taxi - ĐT: 04.32.20.20.20 – 04.38.574.574 (good for night transfer)
ABC Taxi - ĐT: 04.37.19.19.19 (good when you are in Hanoi vincinity)
Nội Bài Taxi - ĐT: 043.886.8888 - Web: http://noibaitaxi.com.vn
(recommended when you are in Noi Bai Airport)
Airport Taxi - ĐT: 04.387.33333 (recommended when you are in Noi Bai Airport)
The hotel location is very convenient for business men and travellers.
The hotel is accessible from the airport by:
- Taxi: 45 minutes
- Shuttle City Bus service: 60 minutes
The hotel is just 5 minute walking from Hanoi Railway Station, where all Vietnam trains depart daily.
The hotel is next door to:
- Friendship Cutural Palace (in Vietnamese “Cung Văn Hóa Hữu Nghị Việt – Xô)
- Vietnam National Administration of Tourism
- Hanoi University of Fine Arts
The hotel is 10 minute walking from:
- Vietnamese styled restaurants: “Ngon” (Phan Boi Chau road), “Sen Nam Thanh” (Nguyen Du road)
- Chinese restaurant “Chau Giang” (Nguyen Du road)
- Hong Kong restaurant “Long Dinh – Dragon Palace”
The hotel is situated among the bustle area of banks, post offices, United Nations office, luxury hotels, cafes and bars, shooping malls for exciting nights.
Distance to Sports Centers and Recreation Sites (Other than ones belonging to the property)