Besides car, motorbike or motorbike-taxi (xe-om), Hanoi city bus is also a popular way to move around a city. The most advantage of city bus is cheap (a ticket price is around 5,000 – 15,000 VND), and availability. Today, the bus system is built and developed well for almost provinces and cities in Vietnam, especially in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (also called Saigon)
Main bus routes of Hanoi city bus
1. Bus routes to and from Noi Bai International Airport

Hanoi city bus
– Bus No.07 (Cau Giay – Noi Bai): This bus starts Cau Giay, crosses Hanoi Museum of Ethnology, Metro Thang Long and stops at Noi Bai airport and vice versa. Bus is available every 5-20 minute, from 5.00 a.m. until 10.00 p.m. The price is 8,000VND one way.
– Bus No.17 (Long Bien – Noi Bai): It starts at Long Bien, goes through Chuong Duong Bridge and stops at Noi Bai Airport. There is a bus every 10-20 minutes and from 5 a.m to 10 p.m. The price is 9,000 VND/per way.
– Bus No. 86: The bus no.86 will depart from Hanoi train station and go to Noi Bai Airport via Hoan Kiem Lake. For those who want to visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the favorite destination in Hanoi, they can catch this bus. Bus is available every 25-30 minutes and from 5 a.m to 11 p.m. The price is 30,000 VND/per person/per way.
– Bus No. 90: This bus starts at Kim Ma, crosses Nhat Tan Bridge and drops passengers at Noi Bai airport. It operates from 5:30 a.m to 10:50 p.m and it’s available every 20-30 minutes. The price is 9,000 VND/person/one way.

2. Hanoi city bus to visit Hoan Kiem Lake
– Bus No. 09 (Bo Ho – Cau Giay – Bo Ho): It will bring you to Hoan Kiem Lake, and you can start discovering the Old Quarter or just wandering lake’s area to relax. The bus is available every 15 minutes and the price is only 7,000 VND/one way.
– Bus No.14 (Bo Ho – Co Nhue): This bus starts at Hoan Kiem Lake and goes through places which are near West Lake. Therefore, you can take this bus to go to Hoan Kiem Lake or visit famous tourism destinations in West Lake like Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Pagoda. It is available every 10 – 20 minutes and the price is 7,000 VND/one way.
– Bus No.08 (Long Bien – Dong My): It begins at Long Bien and stops at Dong My Stadium. On the road, it can bring you to places near Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Opera House. There is a bus every 10 – 20 minutes and a ticket is 7,000 VND/one way.

3. Hanoi city bus stop at Hanoi train station

Hanoi city bus
Bus No. 40A (CV Thong Nhat – Nhu Quynh), bus No. 40B (CV Thong Nhat – Van Lam) and bus No. 43 (CV Thong Nhat – Dong Anh): These buses will stop at Ha Noi train station on their road, and go to Thong Nhat Part via Le Duan Street and Tran Nhan Tong Street. These buses are available every 10 – 15 minutes and the price is 7,000 VND/one way.

From Noi Bai Airport, tourists can catch bus no 86 which stops at Hanoi train station. The cost is 30.000VND/ticket and it departs every 30 minutes.

4. Hanoi city Bus stops at Bat Trang pottery village
Two bus No. 47A (BX Long Bien – Bat Trang) and bus No.47B (Long Bien – Kim Lan) start at Long Bien transit point and drop you at Bat Trang pottery village, where you can buy beautiful ceramic products. The price of a ticket for single way is only 7,000VND and these buses are available every 25 – 30 minutes.

5. Hanoi city bus to visit Temple of Literature (Bac Co – Yen Nghia bus station)

Hanoi city bus
This bus departs from Tran Khanh Du Street and arrive Yen Nghia bus terminal via Ton Duc Thang street and Tran Phu (in Ha Dong). Catching bus no. 02, you can visit Temple of Literature, which is near Ton Duc Thang Street, and travel to Van Phuc Silk Village Van Phuc Silk Village in Ha Dong. The price for one way ticket is 7,000 VND and this bus is available every 5 – 15 minutes.

6. Bus no.11 (Thong Nhat Park – Viet Nam Agriculture Academy)
It begins at Thong Nhat Park and its last stop is Vietnam national university of agriculture. On the road, you will have a chance to stop at places which is near to Trang Tien Bookstore or Hanoi Sofitel Metropole Hotel. The price of a ticket is 7,000 VND and you need to wait about 10 – 20 minutes for a bus.

7. Bus No.23 (Nguyen Cong Tru – Nguyen Cong Tru)

Hanoi city bus
Nguyen Cong Tru Street is the departure as well as the arrival point of this bus. Taking bus no.23, it will bring you to visit Vincom Tower and Temper of Literature. It takes 7,000 VND per way and bus is available every 15-20 minutes.

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