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stephbayne May 12th, 2013 01:46 PM

hanoi old town to airport? airport hotel?
Greetings amazing Fodor forum sleuths!

1) Can anyone give me an idea of how long it takes to taxi from a little hotel in Old Town Hanoi to the airport?

We will be returning to Hanoi from our cruise on Halong Bay in the late afternoon and can't decide if we should go back to our hotel in Old Town for the evening, or if we should grab a hotel closer to the airport.

Our flight leaves at 9:20 the next morning.

2) Stay in Old Town? If so, evening entertainment and food is built in (perfect!) and how long taxi to airport?


3) Stay in a hotel closer to the airport (we will have been in Old Town for 2 days prior to Halong Bay)? If so, where? And is there anything new to explore in that location in the evening before we leave?

Thank you so much for your time and effort!


crellston May 12th, 2013 02:31 PM

It takes around 30 mins from the old town to the airport so I would go for the extra night in town,

Kathie May 12th, 2013 04:26 PM

Definitely stay in Hanoi, not out at the airport.

Marija May 12th, 2013 06:02 PM

Took us closer to an hour with traffic.

sf7307 May 12th, 2013 07:06 PM

Took us 45 minutes, but regardless, I'd stay in town. There are no decent hotels near the airport.

yestravel May 12th, 2013 09:56 PM

Took us close to an hour from Hotel to airport - in any case, stay in town.

stephbayne May 13th, 2013 03:00 AM

thanks everyone! staying in town sounds like a no-brainer.

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