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Hanoi Travel Guide

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Hanoi Essentials

WHEN TO GO

Mar-Apr & Sep-Nov Weather is mild and pleasant and great for long strolls.
May-Jul Hanoi at its hottest (28-35ºC) and most humid.
Dec-Feb Hanoi in winter is quite cold sometimes gettting below 10ºC, you won’t be sunbaking on deck at Halong Bay.

HEALTH

If you’re sticking to Hanoi, health issues and quality of medical attention is fine. A bout of stomach illness is not uncommon (take Imodium or similar), but overall traffic accidents are your main worry. Do take these recommended vaccinations

VISAS

Nationals of United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and some others can get a 15 day visa on arrival. Other nationalities need a visa in advance but you can do this online at Vietnam Visa on Arrival through our visa partner, the most respected Vietnam Visa agent.

LOCAL TIME

Time in Hanoi:

Vietnamese Time Zone is (GMT+7) Vietnam has never used daylight saving time.

WEATHER

CURRENT HANOI WEATHER

TRANSPORTATION

AIR/LAND/SEA

Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) is around 30 kilometres from the city centre via a multi-lane highway. There are buses, taxis and mini-vans that ply this route, but your best bet is to organise a pick-up through your hotel – which you should book in advance (around US$15). Despite the traffic, Hanoi’s a great walking town, particularly when so many taxis are fake versions of Mai Ling taxi service.

Hanoi Daily Costs

BUDGET

Daily Budget Up To:

US$40

  • Guesthouse/Cheap Hotel: US$3–18
  • Noodle street food dish: US$1–3
  • Bia Hoi (draught beer): from US$0.30

MID RANGE

Daily Budget From:

US$41–100

  • Air-con hotel room: US$25–50
  • Good local restaurant meal: US$5–10
  • Local Taxi Ride: US$2-5

LUXURY

Daily Budget From:

US$101+

  • Boutique hotel or resort: US$80–500
  • Quality 3-course meal: US$25–50
  • Internal Flight (eg Hanoi-Danang): US$60–120