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Noi Bai International Airport Hanoi was established on February 28, 1977, and officially opened its first international flight a year later on the second of January. It is estimated that this airport has the capacity of welcoming around 30 million passengers per year in both Domestic and International flights with the expectation of more than 100 million passengers in 2050. 

- IATA code: HAN

- ICAO code: VVNB

- Hotline: 04 3 886 047

- Official website:

- Email:

I - What is Noi Bai international airport address? 

This airport is located in Phu Minh Commune, Soc Son Province, Hanoi City - about 25 km from Hanoi city, which takes about 45 minutes to travel to the city center by car and 1.5 hours by bus.

More details of ways from this the airport to Hanoi city center & Hanoi old quarter:  

1 - Ride-hailing taxi 

It is available and much convenient for you to book a rail-hailing taxi via the Grab, Be with a cost of about 315,000 VND/ 4-seat car ($13.6) from the airport to the city center within 1 hour.

2 - Taxi from Noi Bai Airport to Old Quarter

Pick-up location: T1 and T2 terminals

Taxi cost: 250,000 - 400,000 VND/way ($10.8 - 17.2)

Travel time is about 45 - 60 minutes

Some taxi brands in Hanoi:

- Airport Taxi: 0243 88 66666.

- Mai Linh Hanoi Taxi: 0243 8 222 666.

- Thanh Cong Taxi: 0243 57 57 57.

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3 - Public bus from Noi Bai Airport to Old Quarter 

Currently, there are 07 bus lines traveling from Noi Bai to the city center. More information is noted below or via website 

Bus 07

- One-way ticket price: 8,000 VND/person ($0.34)

- Frequency: 15 - 20 mins/trip from 5am  to 9:30pm

- Route: from parking lot P2, Terminal T1 to Cau Giay Parking lot, Cau Giay District

Bus 17

- One-way ticket price: 8,000 VND/person ($0.34)

- Frequency: 15 - 20 mins/trip from 5am  to 9:30pm

- Route: from parking lot P2, Terminal T1 to Long Bien Transit point, Long Bien District

Bus 86 Noi Bai Airport

- One-way ticket price: 30,000 VND/person ($1.3)

- Frequency: 15 - 20 mins/ trip from 5am to 9pm

- Route: Parking lot of Terminal T1 -  Lobby A, B, E, Floor 1 - ... - Hanoi Train Station

Bus No. 90 

- One-way ticket price: 8.000 VND/person ($0,34)

- Frequency: 15 - 20 mins/trip from 5am to 10:30pm 

- Route: from parking lot P2, Terminal T1 to No.1, Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District

4 - Shuttle bus Noi Bai Airport

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Frequency: about 30 - 45 mins/trip

Serving time: 5am - 10pm

One way ticket price: 40,000 VND/person ($1.72)

Shuttle buses (minibusses) are provided by domestic airlines:

Vietnam Airlines:

- Booking contact: 0243 825 0872

- Pick-up point: 16 - seat bus parking area, in front of Terminal T1 

- Drop-off point: No.1, Quang Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District

Vietjet Air:

- Booking contact: 0968 36 00 22

- Pick-up point: Bus-stop area, Terminal T1

- Drop-off point: No.69  Tran Nhan Tong Street, Hai Ba Trung District

Pacific Airlines:

- Booking contact: 043 88 40 496

- Pick-up point: Bus-stop area, Terminal T1

- Drop-off point: Quang Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District

II - Noi Bai Airport departures & arrivals

Flights exploited from and to this airport include:

- International routes: Siem Reap; Fukuoka; Kaohsiung; Nagoya; Taipei; Osaka; Frankfurt; Tokyo; Busan; Paris; Seoul; Manila; Hongkong; Daha; Nairobi10; Singapore; Luang Prabang; Bangkok; Vientiane; Beijing; Kuala Lumpur; Macao; Yangon; Guangzhou; Moskva (Domodedovo + Sheremetyevo); Shanghai; London.

- Domestic routes: Ho Chi Minh city, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Hue, Quy Nhon, Can Tho, Buon Ma Thuot, Dong Hoi, Pleiku, Vinh city, Dien Bien, Chu Lai, Tuy Hoa, Phu Quoc

III - Which services are available at Noi Bai Airport Hanoi?

1 - Visa on arrival

Visa on arrival is acceptable at this airport. Procedures are below:

- Step 1: After the airplane lands safely, you move into the quarantine entry area, submit a visa approval letter to the police at Immigration checkpoints for checking and stamping the visa.

- Step 2: Prepare 2 passport photos to get visa stamped

- Step 3: Pay visa fee of $45/ person

- Step 4: Move out of the quarantine entry area, get your luggage and go to your hotel.

2 - Massage & sleeping pod Noi Bai Airport

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Some services for relaxing while waiting for flights or transit are: 

Sleep Pods:

- Location: Floor 3, the public lobby of Terminal T1, and Floor 2, the public lobby of Terminal T2.

- You can make a reservation via 0983 798 833 or 0986 422 255.

Sky massage service:

- Location: Floor 3, international departure quarantine area, Terminal T2, and at Floor 4, the public lobby of Terminal T1.

- Service charge: $10 - 60/person/20 - 90 mins

3 - Transference between Noi Bai Airport terminal 2 & terminal 1

The by-bus transfer services between the two terminals:

- From T1 to T2:

+ Pick up: Floor 1, Lobby A

+ Serving time: 6am - 1am

+ Transferring time: 10 - 15 minutes/ trip.

- From T2 to T1:

+ Pick up: Floor 1, Terminal T2

+ Serving time: 6am - 1am

+ Transferring time: 10 - 15 minutes/ trip.

4 - Restaurants at Noi Bai International Airport

There are 03 popular restaurants in this airport serving passengers with many choices: 

Big Bowl

This is a Vietnamese restaurant serving famous dishes such as rounded rice noodles, mixed soya noodles, porridge,...

- Location: public lobby at Floor 1 and quarantine area at Floor 3, Terminal T2.

- Price range: 55,000 - 80,000 VND/dish ($2.4 - 3.5)

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Burger King Noi Bai Airport

Fast food such as hamburgers, french fries, beverages,... with aromatic flavor is available here. 

- Location: Public lobby and quarantine area at Floor 3, Terminal T2. 

- Price range: 70,000 - 165,000 VND/dish ($3 - 7)

Ngoc Suong restaurant

This restaurant serves both Vietnamese and Western dishes and a lot of beverages with original flavors. The restaurant space is clean, knit, and green.

- Location: public lobby, Floor 1 and Floor 1, Terminal T1

- Price range: 40,000 - 300,000 VND/dish ($1.7 - 13)

5 - Shopping center at Noi Bai Airport Vietnam

The shopping areas with duty-free products are located at the arrival international isolation area (1st floor), the departure international isolation area (3rd floor) terminal 2. The duty-free shops are luxuriously designed and full of items such as alcohol, cosmetics, perfumes, leather goods, confectionery,...

There are also department stores and souvenir shops supplied by Noi Bai Airport, placed at: 

- Department store A, Floor 2, Domestic Departure quarantine area, Terminal T1

- Department store B, Floor 2, Domestic Departure  quarantine area, Terminal T1

- Souvenir Shop 1 &2, Floor 3, International Departure quarantine area, Terminal T2

6 - Other services at Noi Bai Airport Hanoi

Information desk

Lobby C and E, Floor 2, Terminal T1 or Lobby A1, Floor 1, Terminal T2.

Free Wifi - Internet

ID “Noibai Airport Free Wi-fi” with no password required

Free Battery Chargers and Electric devices

Lobby A/E, Quarantine area, Floor 2; Lobby A/B/E, Terminal T1 or Floor 3 - to-go quarantine area, Terminal T2.

Bank and ATM

ATMs are found on the public lobby, Floor 1, Terminal T1, or on the public lobby, Floor 1, Western and Eastern Terminal T2.

Noi Bai Airport lost and found

In case you lose your luggage, please inform the airline representative and ground service unit for assistance. 

- Terminal T1:

 Domestic Arrival quarantine area, Floor 1 - Side A

 Domestic Arrival quarantine area, Floor 1 - Side B

 Domestic Arrival quarantine area, Floor 1 - Lobby E

- Terminal T2:

 International Arrival quarantine area, Floor 1 - East

 International Arrival quarantine area, Floor 1 - West

Another way to find your lost luggage is to access

Noi Bai Airport sim card counter

Sim card services are found at Viettel - A128 store in public areas, Floor 1, Lobby A, Passenger Terminal T1.

Contact: 04 62 919 792. Opening hour: 7:30am - 7:30pm every day.

Vip lounges

Vip lounges are provided by the Airport management with full amenities, luxurious space to create a comfortable atmosphere for you to work or relax before flights. 

- Location: Floor 2, International Departure quarantine area, Terminal T2. 

- Services included: multi-language newspapers - magazines, bathrooms, smoking area, working area, snack,...

- Contact: 091 935 88 99

1 - From Noi Bai international airport to Halong bay 

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The distance is about 160km. The most popular ways to travel:


Taxis are available in the waiting lobby, Terminal T1, T2 or booked in advance via taxi switchboard: 

- Travel time: 2.5 hours/ trip

- Price: 1,200,000 - 2,000,000 VND / 4-seat car  ($51.7 - 86). 


- Travel time: 2.5 hours/ trip

- Price from Noi Bai to Halong Bay: 160,000 - 240,000 VND/person ($6.9 - 10.4)

- Pick-up point: Pole No.9, Lobby A, Terminal T1

- Some suggested limousine brands: Co To Limousine (1900 888 684); Tam Bao Anh Limousine (093 680 28 02).

Seaplanes - 12 seats:

Seaplanes are operated by Hai Au Seaplanes Company. You can have an extra 15 minutes on a seaplane contemplating Halong bay before landing. 

- Travel time: 1 hour/ trip

- Drop-off point: Villa T7, Tuan Chau seaport Urban Area, Ha Long City

- Website:

See more: Best ways from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay

2 - How to travel from Noi Bai Airport to Sapa?

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The distance is about 290km and you have the following choices: 


Taxi is available in the waiting lobby, Terminal T1/T2 or you can book directly from the taxi switchboard in part I.1 

- Duration: 4.5 hours/ trip

- Price: 2,500,000 VND - 2,700,000 VND/ 4 - seat car ($107.8 - 116.4). 

Gold Limousine:

- Travel time: 5 hours/ trip

- Ticket price: 320,000 VND/person ($13.8)

- Contact: 0919 398 004

- Pick-up point: Waiting lobby, Terminal T1, Noi Bai Airport

- Drop-off point: No.305 Dien Bien Phu Street, Sapa Town.

See more: How to get from Hanoi to Sapa

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