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Noi Bai International Airport: the biggest airport in northern Vietnam, serves the capital city of Hanoi. The airport is located 40 km from the city center. When exiting Noi Bai International Airport, you will see lines to queue for taxis, with a sign stating that it costs about 20 USD to Hanoi Center. In case that you want to save your money for the taxi, then you can catch a airport bus instead (the end stop point at 01 Quang Trung street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi, which are within 500 m distance of the conference venue). The one way ticket is 40,000 vnd (about 2 USD).

xe bus 0Public transport: 

The public bus system in Hanoi is very cheap but confusing, and few short-term visitors to Hanoi will attempt it. There are around 60 bus routes operated by five different bus operators, but information for all routes can be found on the website of the Hanoi Transport Management and Operation Centre (www.hanoibus.com). Monthly passes are available.

taxi mai linhTaxis: 
Taxis are the best way to travel around Hanoi. Restaurants, bars and hotels are quite happy to summon a taxi; otherwise vehicles can be hailed on the street. Visitors are advised to check that the meter is turned on. Reliable taxi companies are Airport Taxis (tel: (04) 388 6666), Taxi Hanoi Group (tel: (04) 3853 5353) and Mai Linh Taxi (tel: (04) 3833 3333).

goc 1403865718Driving: 
Most visitors to Hanoi are quite traumatised when they encounter the traffic for the first time. The streets are crammed with bicycles and motorbikes, which dart between the growing number of cars. Happily, visitors are only allowed to hire cars with drivers.

Car hire: 
It is not possible to hire a car to drive yourself but you can hire one with a driver from tour operators such as Exotissimo Travel (tel: (04) 3828 2150; www.exotissimo.com), Vidotour (tel: (04) 3734 5429; www.vidotourtravel.com), and Buffalo Tours (tel: (04) 3828 0702; www.buffalotours.com).

20130322150352 1Bicycle hire: 
In a city that is home to thousands of bicycles, you can hire a bicycle for a day or longer period from a number of outlets on Hang Bac Street in the Old Quarter. Good-quality bicycles and helmets can be hired from Marco Polo Travel (tel: (04) 3997 5136; www.bikingvietnam.com) at 49 Nguyen Khoai.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:42