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MissGreen May 25th, 2013 03:24 AM

Hanoi airport transfer to Hotel
Just wondering about the best way to get from the Airport to Sofitel Legend Hotel. The hotel has transfers for US$100 which seem very excessive when I have seen some other folks recommending private car transfer services for US$12.

Can I get a transfer service at the airport rather than a taxi or do I have to pre-book it?


anhduc83 May 25th, 2013 07:53 AM

No private car had with this price...
The taxi from Noi Bai airport to Hanoi center is lowest about 15usd...

Hanuman May 25th, 2013 07:56 AM

I would just get a taxi. There's a taxi desk where you prepay the fare so no "scenic" route etc.

haitranxuan May 26th, 2013 11:46 PM

hi MissGreen,

I'm just want to give you some more information about the airport transfer in Hanoi as below:
Private car should cost around 25$ to 30$/one way for the airport transfer. Taxi to airport from Hanoi will cost you about 12$ but if you travel from airpt to the city the fare will be about 17$ ( Airpt taxi number (04.38866666)
If you are lucky enough you might met some guys who hang around the arrival lounge to wait for foreigners who want to take a taxi to Hanoi.They usually offer you a bit cheaper price but it's not very safe to travel this way as many people have scams with the drivers who would try to rip them off.
To save the money some people would travel with shuttle van which is organised by VN air to drop paeople off at No1 Quang Trung street, from here it will cost you about 1,5 $ to get to the Metrople hotel. Fare for the shuttle is only about 2,5$ or 50,000 VND but I will not recommend this if you travel with suit cases as it's quite squeezy on this type of van.

Hope those info are clear for ones who query about the airport transfer in Hanoi.

Hai Tran

MissGreen May 27th, 2013 01:58 AM

Thanks Hai Tran... I'll just get a regular taxi from the counter with the pre-paid / voucher fare.

Thanks all.

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