General Info Hanoi
Hanoi is a very vibrant city which is definitely worth to visit for a few days. It’s the second largest city in Vietnam and that is also why the busy roads and traffic can be overwhelming for some.
However, Hanoi is still more relaxed than Ho Chi Minh. There are several museums, ancient pagodas, parks and lakes to escape from Hanoi’s busy traffic. The wide streets, the large villas and the Vietnamese baguette (Banh Mi) still reflect the influence from the France occupation from 1873 to 1940.
Most people stay in the Old Quarter of Hanoi as this location is in the middle of the center and in walking distance from many sights in Hanoi. When you stay in this area, you will experience the Vietnamese culture from the moment you walk out of your hotel.
You can spend your days visiting the Hoan Kiem Lake and the French Hoa Lo Prison or the monumental Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. At night, you can wander around the night market and try some local Vietnamese food (Bun Cha!).
How to get there
Shuttle bus: 1h 15min, 40.000 VND (€1,50)
Public bus: 1h 30min, 7.000 VND (€0,30)
1 hour, 200.000-350.000 VND (€7-€13)
8,5 hours, 445.000 VND (€16,50)
5,5 hours, 260.000 VND (€10)
3,5 hours, 200.000 VND (€8)
4 hours excl transit, 320.000 VND (€12)
2,5 hours, 65.000 VND (€2,50)
2-3 hours, 70.000 VND (€3)
10 hours, 250.000 VND (€9)
11 hours, 642.000 VND (€24)
6 hours, 1.383.130 VND (€51,50)
My favourite accommodations in Hanoi
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