Taking a bus is the most cost-effective and convenient option. There are several bus routes that pick up and drop off passengers at the airport. There are two types of buses available: public buses and express buses.

Public Bus

There are several public bus routes that serve different destinations within the city. Below is a consolidated table of public bus routes for your reference. Bus fares range from approximately $0.33 to $0.37: 




Operating hours

Ticket Price

Bus 07

Noi Bai Airport - Cau Giay Bus Station

12 - 15 minutes

5 AM - 10:30 PM

8,000 VND ($0.33)

Bus 17

Noi Bai Airport - Long Bien Transit Station

12 - 15 minutes

5 AM - 10 PM

9,000 VND


Bus 90

Noi Bai Airport - Kim Ma Bus Terminal

20 minutes

6:40 AM - 10:30 PM

9,000 VND


Bus 109

Noi Bai Airport - My Dinh Bus Station

25 - 30 minutes

5:05 AM - 9:30 PM

8,000 VND ($0.33)


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Bus route number 07: Noi Bai Airport - Cau Giay district.

This is an affordable means of transportation for you to travel from Hanoi airport to the city center. These public bus routes typically have multiple stops along the way, allowing you to choose the most suitable route for your destination within the city.

The bus stops for these routes at Noi Bai Airport are at the arrival hall of T1. International passengers will need to take a shuttle bus from T2 to T1. These shuttle buses operate frequently within the terminal and are free of charge.

Express Bus

In addition to public buses, you can also consider taking an express bus. Overall, they are not significantly different. However, express buses are specifically designed for airport pick-up and drop-off services. These buses are priced higher than regular public buses and have fewer stops. These stops are also concentrated at popular tourist destinations.

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The pick-up and drop-off point for express bus 86 location

Therefore, this is a good choice if you want to travel from Hanoi airport to the city center. There are two express bus routes available for you to choose from. Consider selecting the one that aligns with your schedule. Bus fares range from $1.65 to $1.85: 




Operating hours

Ticket Price

Bus 68

Noi Bai Airport - Plaza Ha Dong Mall

30 minutes

5 AM - 11:02 PM

40,000 VND ($1.65)

Bus 86

Noi Bai Airport - Hanoi Railway Station

45 minutes

7 AM - 10:10 PM

45,000 VND ($1.85)


Airport Shuttle

At Noi Bai International Airport, airlines also provide shuttle bus services for passenger transportation. This is another option for you to travel from Hanoi airport to the city center.

Vietnam Airline Shuttle

  • Route: Noi Bai Airport - 1 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi

  • Frequency: 30 - 40 minutes

  • Operating hours: 5 AM - 10 PM

  • Ticket price: 40,000 VND ($1.65)

Vietnam Airlines utilizes 16 to 45-seater vehicles for passenger transportation. The shuttle bus service operates according to the flight schedule of Vietnam Airlines. Therefore, if you are flying with this airline, using the shuttle service is indeed a good option.

hanoi airport to city center

Vietnam Airlines Shuttle route: Noi Bai International Airport - Hoan Kiem district.

The route from Hanoi airport to the city center is Noi Bai Airport - Vo Nguyen Giap - Nhat Tan Bridge. These stops are quite close to Hoan Kiem Lake. Therefore, if you intend to visit there, consider this option.

You need to make a reservation on the Vietnam Airlines website at least 24 hours prior to your flight departure time.

VietJet Air Shuttle

  • Route: Noi Bai Airport - 69 Tran Nhan Tong, Ha Noi

  • Frequency: 1 - 2 hours

  • Operating hours: 4 AM - 9 PM

  • Ticket price: 36,000 VND ($1.48)

VietJet Air also operates shuttle services based on their flight schedule to transport passengers to the city center. Therefore, if you are flying with this airline, you should consider booking this additional service for your transportation to the city center.

hanoi airport to city center

VietJet Air Shuttle

The route for VietJet Air shuttle service is as follows: Noi Bai Airport - Thang Long Bridge - Hoang Quoc Viet - Dao Tan - Nguyen Thai Hoc - Quang Trung - Tran Nhan Tong. Along this route, you can request to get off the shuttle at any point when you are close to your desired destination.

The VietJet Air shuttle service picks up passengers at the end of Hall A on the first floor of the airport and operates every 30 minutes based on the actual flight schedule. You need to make a reservation 24 hours prior to your flight departure time on the airline's website or by calling their hotline directly.

Riding Share App

If you do not wish to travel from Hanoi airport to the city center using public transportation, booking a car through ride-hailing apps like GrabCar, BeCar, GoCar, or Xanh SM is an excellent choice to have more privacy and convenience.

GrabCar Noi Bai

You can book a car through GrabCar by downloading the app from the App Store or Google Play. GrabCar offers 4-seater and 7-seater cars for you to choose from, with different pricing options.


GrabCar Noi Bai 4 seats

GrabCar Noi Bai 7 seats

The first 30 kilometers

295,000 VND ($12.15)

355,000 VND ($14,.62)

From 31 kilometers onwards

10,000 VND/km ($0.41)

13,000 VND/km ($0.54)


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Booking on the GrabCar app for transportation from Hanoi airport to the city center

When booking a GrabCar at Noi Bai Airport, you may enjoy slightly lower fares compared to other locations. However, please note that there may be additional fees such as destination change fee, additional stop fee, airport toll fee, and late-night surcharge (10 PM - 5:59 AM).


Gojek also offers promotional programs for customers booking rides at Hanoi airport. The company provides a variety of promotions and discount codes for customers. Therefore, it is a good choice for you to consider.

hanoi airport to city center

GoCar has a team of professional drivers

GoCar offers two types of vehicles, 4-seater and 7-seater. In addition to the transportation fare, you will also need to pay additional fees when booking a car, such as a gate entrance fee of 10,000 VND ($0.41) and a pick-up/drop-off fee of 15,000 VND ($0.62).


This company also provides various promotions for customers booking airport transfer services at Noi Bai Airport. The fares may include additional fees.



The first 0-2 kilometers

27,000 VND /Km ($1.11)

From 3 kilometers onwards

9,000 VND /Km ($0.37)

Night surcharge

20,000 VND ($0.82)

Additional stops and destination changes

10,000 VND /destination ($0.41)


hanoi airport to city center

BeCar offers many discount codes when customers book rides at the airport

When booking BeCar, you will receive various discounts ranging from 10-15%, with a maximum discount of 100,000 VND ($4.12) for rides over 12 kilometers.

Xanh SM

You can also book a ride through the Xanh SM app. It is a Vietnamese company that provides an environmentally friendly fleet of electric vehicles. All drivers are carefully selected and professionally trained.

hanoi airport to city center

The passenger transfer fee for Xanh SM at the airport is only $10.71

The all-inclusive fare for the journey from Hanoi airport to the city center is 260,000 VND ($10.71) for a maximum distance of 30km. Additional charges apply at a rate of 15,500 VND ($0.64) per kilometer.

Local Taxi

If you encounter difficulties in booking a ride through the app or if you are short on time, don't worry. At Noi Bai Airport, there are many local taxi companies available for you to choose from. 

hanoi airport to city center

Local taxis pick up passengers at Noi Bai Airport

Below is a summary table of the local taxi companies that we consider to be of the highest quality for you:

Local Taxi



Taxi Mai Linh

From 220,000 VND ($9.06)

1900 252500

Airport Taxi

From 200,000 VND ($8.24)

(+84) 243 886 6666

Taxi Group 

From 200,000 VND ($8.24)

(+84) 2438 53 53 53

Taxi Viet Thanh

From 180,000 VND ($7.41)

(+84) 2485 884 688

NoiBai taxi

From 150,000 VND ($6.18)

(+84) 367 857 857 

(+84) 968 74 8586


You can directly hail a taxi at the airport because there are many drivers who will approach you. Please consider choosing the taxi companies that we have recommended above.


To have the best experience when traveling from Hanoi airport to the city center, it's recommended to keep in mind the following tips:

  • Plan and book services in advance to avoid long waiting times at the airport.

  • If traveling in a large group with a lot of luggage, consider using airline shuttles.

  • If arriving at the airport during peak hours (4 PM - 6 PM), avoid using public transportation.

  • If taking a local taxi, choose reputable companies with metered fares. Always inquire about the fare before starting the trip.

  • Prepare exact change when taking the bus and take care of your belongings.

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