NOI BAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN HANOI


23 Mar 2021

Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi is one of Vietnam’s three largest airports, which distributes a great amount of freight and transport demands. This airport served 29,2 million customers and 566.000 tons of goods in 2019. 

Table Contents
  • I - Where is Noi Bai Airport? 
  • 1 - Taxi Noi Bai Airport to Hanoi city centre
  • 2 - Ride-hailing Taxi 
  • 3 - Public Bus
  • 4 - Mini bus
  • II - Flights to Noi Bai Airport 
  • III - Services at Noi Bai International Airport
  • 1 - Visa on arrival
  • 2 - Relaxation
  • 3 - Transference between T1 and T2
  • 4 - Noi Bai Airport food and shopping
  • 5 - Other services at Noi Bai Airport Hanoi
  • IV - From Noi Bai to popular tourist destinations
  • 1 - From Noi Bai Airport to Halong Bay 
  • 2 - From Noi Bai Airport to Sapa
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This airport was established on February 28th, 1977 and officially opened its first international flight a year later on the second of January. It is estimated that Noi Bai has the capacity of welcoming around 30 million customers per year in both Domestic and International flights with the expectation of more than 100 millions passengers in 2050. 
IATA code: HAN and ICAO code: VVNB

I - Where is Noi Bai Airport? 

Located in Phu Minh Commune, Soc Son Province, Hanoi City, this airport is 25 kilometers from Hanoi city, which takes about 45 minutes to travel to the city by car and one hour and 20 minutes by bus.
More details of ways from the airport to city center:  

1 - Taxi Noi Bai Airport to Hanoi city centre

Pick-up location is at T1 and T2 terminals with the price ranging from 250.000 to 400.000VND for a 4-seat car and 7-seat car respectively (~ $10.77 - 17.24). It takes around 45 - 60 minutes to get from the airport to Hanoi city centre. 
Contact for booking: 
- Airport Taxi: 0243 88 66666.
- Mai Linh Hanoi Taxi: 0243 8 222 666.
- Thanh Cong Taxi: 0243 57 57 57.


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2 - Ride-hailing Taxi 

It is available and much convenient for you to book a taxi via Grab app from App Store or CH Play. The price is about 316.000 VND/ 4-seat car/ one way from the airport to the city centre (~ $13.62) within 1 hour. 

3 - Public Bus

Currently, there are 07 bus lines travelling from Noi Bai Airport to Hanoi city center. More information is noted below or via website busmap.vn. 
Bus No.07  
- One way ticket price: 8.000 VND/ person/ course (~ $0.34)
- Operating time: from 5.00 am  to 9.30 pm 
- Frequency: 15 - 20 mins/ trip
- Route: Parking lot P2, Terminal T1 - Cau Giay Parking lot, Cau Giay District
Bus No.17 
- One way ticket price: 8.000 VND/ person/ course (~ $0.34)
- Operating time: from 5.00 am  to 9.30 pm 
- Frequency: 15 - 20 mins/ trip
- Route: Parking lot P2, Terminal T1 -  Long Bien Transit point, Long Bien District
Bus 86 Noi Bai Airport: 
- One way ticket price: 30.000 VND/ person/ course (~ $1.3)
- Operating time: from 5.00 am  to 9.00 pm 
- Frequency: 15 - 20 mins/ trip
- Route: Parking lot of Terminal T1 -  Lobby A, B, E, Floor 1 - ... - Hanoi Train Station
Bus No. 90 
- One way ticket price: 8.000 VND/ person/ course (~ $0,34)
- Operating time: from 5.00 am  to 10.30 pm 
- Frequency: 15 - 20 mins/ trip
- Route: Parking lot P2, Terminal T1 - No. 1, Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District

4 - Mini bus

noi bai airport to hanoi

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Some Domestic Airlines provide mini bus service for tourists from Noi Bai Airport to the city center. Frequency is about 30 - 45 mins/trip, operating time is from 5.00 am  to 10.00 pm everyday and one way ticket price is 40.000 VND/ person/ course (~ $1.72)
Vietnam Airlines - 16 seats
- Booking contact: 0243 825 0872
- Pick-up point: 16 - seat bus parking area, in front of Terminal T1. 
- Drop-off point: No.1, Quang Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District,  Hanoi 
Vietjet Air - 45 seats 
- Booking contact: 0968 36 00 22
- Pick-up point: Bus - stop area, Terminal T1.
- Drop-off point: No.69,  Tran Nhan Tong Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
Pacific Airlines - 45 seats 
- Booking contact: 043 88 40 496
- Pick-up point: Bus - stop area, Terminal T1.
- Drop-off point:  Quang Trung Bus Station, Tran Hung Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

II - Flights to Noi Bai Airport 

Flights exploited from this airport include:
International routes: Siem Reap; Fukuoka; Kaoshung; Nagoya; Taipei; Osaka; Frankfurt; Tokyo; Busan; Paris; Seoul; Manil; Hongkong; Daha; Nairobi10; Singapore; Luang Prabank; Bangkok; Vientiane; Beijing; Kuala Lumpur; Macao; Yangon; Guangzhou; Moskva (Domodedovo + Sheremetyevo); Shanghai; London.
Domestic routes: Ho Chi Minh city, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Hue, Quy Nhon, Can Tho, Buon Ma Thuot, Dong Hoi, Pleiku, Vinh, Dien Bien, Chu Lai, Tuy Hoa, Phu Quoc

III - Services at Noi Bai International Airport

1 - Visa on arrival

Visa on arrival is acceptable at this airport. Procedures are below:
- Step 1: After the airplane lands safely, passengers move into the quarantine entry area, submit a visa approval letter to the police at Immigration checkpoints for checking and stamping the visa.
- Step 2: Prepare 2 passport photos to get visa stamped
- Step 3: Pay visa fee of $45/ person
- Step 4: Move out of the quarantine entry area, get your luggages and go to your hotel.

2 - Relaxation

flights to noi bai airport

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Some services for meeting and relaxing while waiting for flights or transit flights are: 
Sleep Pod Noi Bai Airport: located at Floor 3, public lobby of Terminal T1 or at Floor 2, public lobby of Terminal T2. To guarantee service quality, you can contact to  make a reservation via: 0983 798 833 or 0986 422 255.
Sky massage service: located at Floor 3, international departure quarantine area, Terminal T2 or at Floor 4, public lobby of Terminal T1.
- Service charge: $10 - 60/ person.
- Serving time: 20 to 90 minutes/ time

3 - Transference between T1 and T2

Because of the long distance between Terminal T1 and T2, the airport supplies complimentary buses to transfer between the two.
- From T1 to T2: Pick up at Floor 1, Lobby A, service time: from 6am to 1am the next day; average transferring time: 10 - 15 minutes/ trip.
- From T2 to T1: Pick up at the West, Floor 1, Terminal T2; service time: from 6am to 1am the next day; average transferring time: 10 - 15 minutes/ trip.

4 - Noi Bai Airport food and shopping

There are 03 popular restaurants in this airport serving passengers with many choices: 
Burger King: specialized in fast food such as: hamburgers, french fries, beverages,...Its flavor is evaluated with quite high quality from visitors.
- Location: Public lobby and quarantine area at Floor 3, Terminal T2. 
- Price range: 70.000 - 165.000 VND/ dish (~ $3 - 7)
Big Bowl: This is a vietnamese restaurant serving famous dishes such as rounded rice noodles, mixed soya noodles, porridge,... Moreover, there are other good options namely: rounded rice noodles, mixed soya noodles, porridge,...
- Location: public lobby at Floor 1 and quarantine area at Floor 3, Terminal T2.
- Price range: 55.000 - 80.000 VND/ dish (~ $2.4 - 3.5)


noi bai airport food

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Ngoc Suong: This restaurant in Noi Bai airport serves both Vietnamese and Western dishes and a lot of beverages. The restaurant space is clean, knit and green and the foods have original flavor. 
- Location: public lobby, Floor 1 and Floor 1, Terminal T1
- Price range: 40.000 - 300.000 VND/ dish (~ $1.7 - 13)
The sales areas are located in the international isolation hall to the 1st and 3rd floors - East, the T2 terminal. The duty free shops are luxuriously designed and full of items such as: alcohol, cosmetics, perfumes, leather goods, confectionaries,
There are also department stores and souvenir shops supplied by Noi Bai Airport, placed at: 
- Department store A, Floor 2, Domestic Departure quarantine area, Terminal T1
- Department store B, Floor 2, Domestic Departure  quarantine area, Terminal T1
- Souvenir Shop 1 &2, Floor 3, International Departure quarantine area, Terminal T2

5 - Other services at Noi Bai Airport Hanoi

Information desk: Lobby C and E, Floor 2, Terminal T1 or Lobby A1, Floor 1, Terminal T2.
Free Wifi - Internet: ID “Noibai Airport Free Wi-fi” with no password required
Free Battery Chargers and Electric devices: Lobby A/E, Quarantine area, Floor 2; Lobby A/B/E, Terminal T1 or Floor 3 - to - go quarantine area, Terminal T2.
Lost and Found Luggage: In case you lost your luggage, please inform the airline representative and ground service unit for assistance. 
- Terminal T1:
 Domestic Arrival quarantine area, Floor 1 - Side A
 Domestic Arrival quarantine area, Floor 1 - Side B
 Domestic Arrival quarantine area, Floor 1 - Lobby E
- Terminal T:2 
 International Arrival quarantine area, Floor 1 - East
 International Arrival quarantine area, Floor 1 - West
Another way to find your lost luggage is to access http://noibaiairport.vn/en/bags
- Bank and ATM: ATMs are found on the public lobby, Floor 1, Terminal T1 or on the public lobby, Floor 1, Western and Eastern Terminal T2.
- Noi Bai Airport sim card: Sim card services are found at Viettel - A128 store in public areas, Floor 1, Lobby A, Passenger Terminal T1. Contact: 04 62 919 792. Opening hour: 7.30am - 7.30pm every day.
- First-class waiting area: First-class and business class waiting rooms are provided by Noi Bai Airport with full amenities, luxurious space to create a comfortable atmosphere for customers to work or relax before flights. 
Location: Floor 2, International Departure quarantine area, Terminal T2. 
Services included: multi - language newspapers - magazines, bathrooms, smoking area, working area, snack,.... Contact: 091 935 88 99

IV - From Noi Bai to popular tourist destinations

1 - From Noi Bai Airport to Halong Bay 

noi bai to ha long bay

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It takes around 2 and a half hours, equivalent to 175 kilometers to move from the airport to Ha Long via Hanoi - Ha Long Highway.
A number of transportations are listed as suggestion:
Taxi: Taxi is available in waiting lobby, Terminal T1, T2 or booked in advance via taxi switchboard: 
Duration: 2.5 hours/ trip
Price: ranging from 1.200.000 VND to 2.000.000 VND / 4-seat car (~ $51.7 - $86). 
Limousine - 9 seat car: 
Duration: 2.5 hours/ trip
Price from Noi Bai to HaLong Bay: ranging from 160.000 - 240.000 VND / person (~ $6.9 - 10.4)
Pick - up point: Pole No.9, Lobby A, Terminal T1, Noi Bai Airport
Frequency: 3 - 4 trips/ day. 
Some suggested limousine brands: 
- Co To Limousine: 1900 888 684
- Tam Bao Anh Limousine: 093 680 28 02.
Seaplanes - 12 seats 
Duration: 1 hour/ trip operated by Hai Au Seaplanes. Tourists can buy tickets via Hai Au Seaplanes’ instructions to have an extra 15 minutes on seaplane contemplating Ha Long bay before landing near Tuan Chau Island. 
Drop - off location: Villa T7, Tuan Chau Ship port Urban Area, Ha Long City. For more information, please visit  https://www.seaplanes.vn

2 - From Noi Bai Airport to Sapa


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The distance from Noi Bai to Sapa is about 290km and it takes 4.5h  
Taxi: Taxi is available in waiting lobby, Terminal T1/T2 or you can book directly from taxi switchboard in part I.1 
Duration: 4.5 hours/ trip
Price: ranging from 2.500.000 VND - 2.700.000 VND/ 4 - seat car (~ $107.8 - 116.4). 
Gold Limousine - 9 seats: 
Duration: 5 hours/ trip
Frequency: 8 trips/ day 
Ticket Price: 320.000 VND/ seat/ person/ single way (~ $13.8)
Contact: 0919 398 004
Pick - up point: Waiting lobby, Terminal T1, Noi Bai Airport
Drop - off point: Sapa Office, No. 305, Dien Bien Phu Street, Sa Pa Town.
These are some useful information about Noi Bai airport - a large International Airport in Hanoi

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