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How to get around Hanoi

Taxi in hanoi, vietnam tour

Hanoi is the one of the most Vietnam tourist spots and the  biggest city and in Vietnam. So when you go to Vietnam tour and travel around Hanoi , it is most of time convenient by Taxi, Moto-bike taxi, cyclos.

Taxi: Taxi has become a convenient and popular transportation in Hanoi as Vietnam in recent years. There are over 50 taxi companies in Hanoi. They are credible, safe and quick. Taxi tends to congregate at the Northest corner of Hoan Kiem Lake, on Trieu Viet Vuong Street and outside most major hotels. However, you are careful to illegal taxis. They often run very fast, poor in quality and sevice: drive you around to take more money and won’t take you directly to the place you want.  You should also get your hotel’s business card in case you get lost. Working meters price about 10.000 VND to 15,000 VND for the first kilometers, then succeeding kilometer about 8.000 VND.

There are some good taxi companies in Hanoi city :

Hanoi group taxi:

  • 851.51.51
  • 04 38 53 53 53
  • 04 38 26 26 26
  • 04 38 57 57 57
  • 04 38 62 62 62

Hanoi Tourist Taxi 04 38 56 56 56
Mai Linh Taxi: 0438 333 333 / 0438 61 61 61/
Thanh Nga Taxi: 0438 215 215

Taxi in hanoi, vietnam tour

Motor-bike taxi ( Xe Om ):

Travelling via motorcycle taxis is a fast and inexpensive way of getting around in Hanoi as you can find one in most parts of the city, particularly nearby hotels, shopping streets, and Vietnam tourist attractions. A good tip is to ask the concierge in your hotel roughly how much a particular journey should cost before you leave for the day.
Xe Om rides within 2 km should be about 20,000-30,000 viet nam dong. Most riders speak limited English, so it’s best to write down the address of your destination and show it to your driver beforehand.

Motor-bike taxi in hanoi, vietnam tour

If you are brave, you can rent your own motorbike around Hanoi Old Quarter. Price start at around 150.000 dong per day and you must deposit as is a passport or a photocopy and sign a short – term contract.  There are a few good storefront rental agencies such as: Mr.Cuong’s Motobike Adventure Tour at 1 Luong Ngoc Quyen Street , Mr.Hung’s Vietnam Adventure Tour at 5A Dinh Liet Street and his repair shop on the city road at 162 Tran Quang Khai Street.


cyclo in hanoi, vietnam tour

Cyclo is one of  the best way to travel Hanoi especially around Hanoi Old Quarter, costing about 20,000VND for a short ride and as little as 30,000 VND for an hour-long ride.  It is about $2 to hire by the hour. It’s also fairly daunting to navigate through busy traffic, so cyclos are nice choices for touring the Old Quarter’s narrow streets.


Please refer Vietnam Packages tours as below to plan your trip: