As Hanoikids members take tours, many visitors ask us the way to travel around in Hanoi.We highly recommend you to take taxi from some reliable taxi companies we mention below for convenience and correct taxi fare.
Since taxi drivers can speak only limited English, ask your hotel to write your destination in Vietnamese to show the taxi drivers; also get your hotel’s business card in case you get lost.
Note down the ID number of the particular taxi (displayed on a corner of the windshield and the back window) in the event that you are ripped off.
Reliable taxi can be identified through images below
1) Taxi Group with typical red and blue color
Taxi CP and Taxi Hanoi are two brands of Taxi Group. Hence, they will have the same appearance as the picture below but have different phone numbers.
Taxi CP: 0438 26 26 26
Hanoi Taxi 0438 53 53 53
2) Mai Linh Taxi with typical green color
Mai Linh Taxi: 0438 222 666
There are two kinds of taxi- 4-seater and 7-seater. The price for the latter is slightly higher. The price for the latter is slightly higher. It’s also convenient that Taxi Group and Mai Linh Taxi also accept credit card.
To transfer from Noibai airport to Hanoi centre
You may catch a taxi at Noi Bai airport terminal arrivals level. Airport taxi costs a fixed VND 330,000 ($15. for a sedan (toll charges are included in the price) and VND 360,000 for a MPV (7 seater, Toyota Innova).
• Hanoi Transfer Service
• Noi Bai airport taxi
• Mai Linh
• Vietnam Transfer Service
• Hanoi Airport Taxi
• Noi Bai Taxi
• Noi Bai Airport service
Many hotels offer free taxi services from the airport. Check with them before your arrival and they will meet you with your name written on a piece of paper. Just get into the car and enjoy the ride (about 45-60 minutes into the center, depending on the traffic)
Above are just some suggestions of us. Besides, there are other reliable taxi companies such as Van Xuan, Thanh Nga and Phu Dong for you to choose (only 4-seat taxi).
Enjoy your trip!
Source: Hanoikids’ survey, TripAdvisor, Wikitravel and other travel websites