HOP-ON HOP-OFF HANOI CITY TOURS & THINGS TO NOTE FOR TRAVELERS



After a long time of thorough preparation, on May 30th, 2018, Hanoi Transportation Corporation (Transerco) officially put into operation a new traveling route called Hop on - Hop off by double-decker bus. So, what exactly is the Hop on - Hop off Hanoi city tour? Is there anything interesting about it? Let’s discover with us in this article.

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I - What is the Hop-on Hop-off Hanoi? 

“Hop on - Hop off city tour is a flexible and convenient form of travel, combining transportation and visiting outstanding landmarks of Hanoi by an open-top double-decker bus”, a representative of Transeco said. This service has been provided and popular in several big cities in the world such as London, New York, Vancouver, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur,... and now visitors to Vietnam can finally experience it. 

 

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Hop-on Hop-off bus in Hanoi Vietnam - Source: Klook

Hanoi City tour Hop on - Hop off has an itinerary passing through 25 street lines and 15 stops, making it more convenient for tourists to approach more than 30 attractive destinations in the capital of Vietnam, allowing them to explore the city in their own way. The bus operates from 9am to 5pm every day with a frequency of every 30 mins.  

Visitors taking the Hop-on Hop-off Hanoi tour have the right to make their own schedule based on the tour's available schedule. These fancy buses are always equipped with a narrative system of attractions and an automatic translation in many different languages. Visitors can take it as a basis to decide whether to get off the station or skip it. To travel between sites, what you have to do is to wait at the bus stop where you have got off, in 30 minutes at the most, there will be another Hanoi Hop-on Hop-off bus coming to pick you up. Besides, this is the first passenger car using an automatic transmission to serve tourists in Hanoi. The vehicle meets the Euro 4 emission standards, hence is very environmentally friendly and smooth. Its low flat floor makes it easy for the elderly, children, and disabled people to move by wheelchair to get on and off. The car is also equipped with free wifi, USB charging port, refrigerator, monitor, CCTV.

If you don’t get off at any places, a scheduled trip takes you approximately 1 hour and a half.  

The itinerary of the Hop-on Hop-off Hanoi City tour: 

The itinerary on weekdays

Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square (Hoan Kiem Lake parking lot) - Le Thai To street (Le Thai To King monument) - Trang Thi street (St. Joseph’s Cathedral) - Dien Bien Phu street (Flag Tower of Hanoi) - Doc Lap street - Hoang Van Thu street - Hung Vuong street - Thanh Nien street - Yen Phu street - Thanh Nien street (Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda) - Hung Vuong street (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum) - Phan Dinh Phung street (Cua Bac Church) - Hoang Dieu street (the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long) - Le Hong Phong street - Hung Vuong street (Ho Chi Minh Museum) - Nguyen Thai Hoc street - Van Mieu street - Quoc Tu Giam street (the Temple of Literature) - Ton Duc Thang - Nguyen Thai Hoc - Cua Nam street - Phan Boi Chau street - Ly Thuong Kiet street (Hoa Lo prison, Vietnamese Women’s Museum) - Phan Chu Trinh street - Hai Ba Trung street - Le Thanh Tong street - Trang Tien street (Hanoi Opera House) - Dinh Tien Hoang street (Hanoi Post Office) - parking lot at Hoan Kiem Lake

 

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See the flag pole of Hanoi from the 2nd floor of the bus - Source: Vietnamnet

The Hanoi Hop-on Hop-off bus route at weekends

Hanoi Opera House - Trang Tien street (Hanoi Opera House) - Ngo Quyen street - Ly Thuong Kiet street - Quang Trung street - Trang Thi street (St. Joseph’s Cathedral) - Dien Bien Phu street (Flag Tower of Hanoi) - Doc Lap street - Hoang Van Thu street - Hung Vuong street - Thanh Nien street - Yen Phu street - Thanh Nien street (Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda) - Hung Vuong street (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum) - Phan Dinh Phung street (Cua Bac Church) - Hoang Dieu street (the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long) - Le Hong Phong street - Hung Vuong street (Ho Chi Minh Museum) - Nguyen Thai Hoc street - Van Mieu street - Quoc Tu Giam street (the Temple of Literature) - Ton Duc Thang street - Nguyen Thai Hoc street - Cua Nam street - Phan Boi Chau street - Ly Thuong Kiet street (Hoa Lo prison, Vietnamese Women’s Museum) - Phan Chu Trinh street - Hai Ba Trung street - Le Thanh Tong street - Hanoi Opera House

II - Where to buy tickets for the Hanoi Hop-on Hop-off tour? 

Listed ticket price in 2022: 

- 300,000 VND ($12.9)/4 hours 

- 450,000 VND ($19.4)/24 hours

- 650,000 VND ($28)/48 hours

Contact: (+84)911 938 282

Website: https://hopon-hopoff.vn/#

In general, Hop on - Hop off Hanoi tours provide a chance to contemplate the beauty of this millenary capital in a brand new way. Currently, this means of transport is only available in some big cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, and Danang. There is no reason to hesitate to give it a try.

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