TRANSPORT
HANOI, Vietnam

Area Code 04, $1=16,300D, July 25, 2007

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AIR
A Noi Bai int'l Airport: 40-50min. by car
Airport tax: Int'l $10, Domestic 20,000D
Access:
Shuttle bus
$3
Can get off at major hotels.Taxi $10
Caution:
Choose your transportation before you leave the terminal because you will be surrounded by drivers outside. Negotiate the price, make sure it includes the highway charge.
Transport to Airport
City Bus:
#7, #17 from Buho
Shuttle bus:
$3 from Vietnam airline office, $4 pick-up at your hotel
Taxi: You can reserve at Cafes such as, Queen Cafe
$8 for 1, $10-12 for more than 2
! Caution: From the airport choose your taxi driver before you leave the terminal because you will be surrounded by drivers outside. Negotiate the price, make sure it includes the highway charge.
VN Vietnam Air: 1 Quang Trung T8250888 F8248989
M-Sa 7:00-18:30, Su8:00-11:30,13:30-17:00
Branch: 15 Ngo Quyen (Pullman-Metropole) T8243222
Branch: 27 Thai Phien T8216165
To Danang
950,000D, To Dien Bien 620,000D, To Hue 950,000D, To Nha Trang 1,400,000D, To Saigon 1,650,000D, To Nasan 520,000D
Fares at travel agents:
 destination  One Way/Return   destination  One Way/Return
Hue, Danang $68/ Nha Trang $97/
Saigon $120/
Vientiane $99/ Luang Prabang $134/187
Bangkok $143/174 Chiang Mai $135/264
Phnom Penh  $145-190 Siem Reap $145/196
Kunming $154/ Nan Ning $76/
Guangzaou $164/ Beijin $253/320
Hong Kong $215/272 Taipei $310/
Manila $240/ KL $160/
Singapore $310/ Taipei $350/
Soul $400/ Tokyo $500/

TRAIN 2007 info
T1 Ga Hanoi: Le Duan St.1km SW from the Hoan Kiem Lake By cyclo from center. 7-8 min. (5,000-8,000D). ticket office: 7:00-12:30, 13:00-20:50
There are two different offices. One in the main hall selling Hanoi - Saigon line and one N from the main hall selling tickets to Lao Cai and Don Dang/China
T2 Ga Hanoi B: just behind Ga Hanoi, 400m. Go out the station, walk toward left, turn left , cross the railway and turn left again. Or go out to to the platform and walk right and cross the railway. You can go to the "B" 100m
T3 Long Bien station: about 1.5km from Hoan Kiem Lake. Just N from Dong Xuan market. Some train to Hai Phong depart from/arrive at this station.

TRAIN SCHEDULE
Train fares: H: Hard, S: Soft, ac: air conditioned, U: Upper, M: Middle, L: Lower Prices in 1,000D
South bound

Train # destination Soft seat a/c  ac H berth U/M/L ac S berth U / L
SE1 Hue 280 348/415/442 446/454
Da Nang 320 385/460/490 493/502
Nha Trang 553 696/930/884 892/908
Saigon 660 755/900/960 967/985
SE3 Hue 283 360/435/445 450/460
Da Nang 326 398/480/493 500/508
Nha Trang 596 720/870/890 900/916
Saigon 670 780/943/965 978/995
Train # destination Soft seat a/c a/c H berth U/M/L a/c S berth U / L
SE5 Hue 262 330/395/432 426/434
Da Nang 300 314/437/467 472/480
Nha Trang 512 658/790/845 852/870
Saigon 618 773/857/916 924/942
Train # destination Hard Seat fan Hard berth U/M/L
TN1 Hue 170 186/216/245
Da Nang 195 214/250/280
Nha Trang 335 370/430/485
Saigon 400 440/510/566
Train # destination seat
H/S/ac-S
fan
H berth U/M/L
 a/c
H berth
U/M/L
fan
S berth U/L
a/c
S berth U/L
TN7 Hue 177/214/254 232/270/305 323/373/403 310/316 429/434
Da Nang 227/246/292 267/310/350 358/413/446 356/365 473/480
Nha Trang 390/424/504 460/534/605 647/747/806 614/627 854/866
Saigon 467/506/600 550/637/722 700/810/874 732/748 926/940
TN3 Hue 192/208/247 226/262/297 308/314/390 300/308 414/420
Da Nang 220/240/284 260/300/340 347/400/433 346/353 460/466
Nha Trang 386/413/490 447/518/588 627/724/782 596/610 830/843
Saigon 453/492/584 534/618/700 680/780/848 712/727 900/914

Lao Cai

#: Weekend only, %: Peak only

Train
There are many different classes for the train to Lao Cai.
1. Hard seat, 2. soft seat, 3. ac soft seat, 4. fan hard bed sleeper, 5. fan soft bed sleeper, 6. ac soft bed sleeper, 7. wood cabin class, 8 Victoria Express class.
1,2, 3 or 4: You can get them easily at the train station in Lao Cai 4: may be available at the train station.
5, 6, 7 & 8: available only at travel agents. 7(Wooden cabin) are sold with
$20. No info for Victoria Express class. In some web sites, this class is sold with more than $70.
When you order tickets, please make sure which class your tickets are for.
LC3

%SP5

#LC5

SP1

SP3

LC1 #LC7

#LC5

Hanoi 06:10

08:20

20:40

21:15

21:55

22:05 23:05

23:45

Lao Cai 16:35

17:05

04:55

05:30

06:15

07:25 08:00

08:35

Train Fares
HS: hard seat, SS: soft seat, ac: air conditioned
U: upper sleeper, M: middle sleeper, L: lower sleeper
unit 1000VD HS/SS/acSS

fan
Hard sleeper
U / M / L

fan
Soft sleeper
U / M / L

ac
Soft sleeper
U / L
LC train

75/93/110

118/134/143

140/148/168

203/203
SP train

84/97/135

130/147/158

166/188/200

240/240

North bound
to Haiphong: HS 20,000D SS 22,000D
to Dongdang, HS36,000D, SS 38,000D to Nam Nang: SB 623,000D,
to Beijin:
SB Swiss F 143.4



PUBLIC BUS 2000 info
There are many bus stations in Hanoi. You better ask the information at the tourist information office. For major destinations, you can take a tourist bus. No detailed public bus information.
B1 Giap Bat Bus Station: buses to south.
Access: city bus #3,6,8,16,21,23,25,28,32,36,41
B2 Gialam bus station: Buses to N & E, Access: city bus: #3, 10,11,15,17,22,34,40,54
B3 BX My Dinh bus station: buses to N & NE, such as Hai Phong, Ha Long City, Mong Cai(Chinese border), Dong Dang(Chinese border), Lao Cai(Chinese border), Access: city bus #5, 13, 16, 29, 33, 34, 39, 46, From Long Bien #34
B4 BX Kim Ma bus station: Access: city bus #7,12, 13, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 33, 34, 50, From Long Bien #34
B5 Giap Pat bus station: Access: Access: Bus #3, 6, 8, 16, 21, 25, 26, 32, 36, 41, From Long Bien #3, 36
B6 Gia Lam bus station: Access: city bus #3, 10, 11, 15, 17, 27, 34, 40 From Long Bien all bus except #42

Old info
Destination Price in Dong Duration Time table
Vinh 30,000D 7-8h 5:45,6:00
Hue 65,500D 17h 6:30
Da Nang 84,000D 19h 5:30,7:00
Quy Nhon 70,200D 40h* 8:00
Nha Trang 135,000D 32h* 11:00
Dalat 150,000D * TuFSaSu11:00
Ho Chi Minh 185,000D 43h* 0:00, 5:00
* 2 nights spent on bus.

TOURIST BUS

Very common to travel with tourist buses. They are available from tourist cafe.

Travel agents organize buses traveling from Hanoi to Hue, Hoian, Nhatrang, Dalat, Muine Beach and to Saigon.You can break jouney at any of those destinations. It is called "Open Tour" tickets. It is supposed to be the same price even if you buy separately. But at this moment, some traevl agents offer discount prices for Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City . If you use only buses for this route, compare the difference of the fares.
Fares at Sinh Cafe:
Open Tour ticket:
Hanoi -> Hue -> Hoian -> Nha Trang -> Dalat or Muine Beach -> Ho Chi Minh City: $24
Hanoi -> Hue -> Hoian -> Nha Trang -> Ho Chi Minh City: $22
To Hue:
dep 18:30 arr 8:00, To continue traveling to S, change a bus at Hue.


Bus to Laos
Hanoi to Vientiane Laos.
Daily tourist buses running to Laos.. It takes about 24hrs.
Sinh Cafe: To Vientiane
$16, To Savannaket $18
Public Bus: (Old info)
Take a bus From Hanoi to Vinh
, then Vinh ->Trong Tam? $2 2hr, Trong Tam?->Cao Treo, jeep $3 1hr . Cross the border, then from Kaew Neua -> Laksao 15000kip 1hr , then Laksao ->Vientiane 15000k 3.5hr. Connection is not good at all. Expect to wait for long time at each town.

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