Known as the biggest airport in the northern part of Vietnam, Noi Bai airport is situated about 45 km far from the center of Hanoi city. It is a popular airport for international tourists on coming to the capital of Vietnam. To reach Hanoi, visitors can choose to go by planes of such airlines as Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines, AirAsia, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Thai Airways, Lao Airlines, and Tiger Airways. With the average scale of 139.216m2, the airport welcomes 15 million passengers yearly. If this is your first time to Hanoi, Vietnam, here are some things that you need to know.
The overview of Noi Bai airport
The airport has two terminals: T1 (Domestic terminal) and T2 (International terminal). The distance between the terminal T1 and T2 is about 850m. Both of the terminals have 4 floors fully equipped with modern and professional services such as restaurants, duty-free shops, transportation to Hanoi, free wifi, and massage services.
There are 3 halls on the departure floor with more than 100 check-in counters and 3 kiosk check-in counters
If you are international passengers and have a flight to Vietnam, upon arrival at the airport of Hanoi, you have to go to through this process (4 steps): Quarantine and immigration check; Baggage claim; Customs inspection and Arrival hall.
When you have a connecting flight or a little time to kill before your departure, it’s a good idea to grab some food. Noi Bai airport has many options in both T1 and T2 terminal with 03 typical restaurants. The choices vary between Vietnamese cuisine and fast food international cuisine; not to mention comfortable coffee shops with a good view of the airplanes and runway. All places have 24/7 service, free wifi, and outlets to charge your phone or laptop.
Burger King: at the public areas and isolation area with such dishes like hamburger, French fries,...
Big bowl: in the public hall on the first floor, third floor and on the 3rd floor of the quarters in T2, including hot Vietnamese food such as noodles, porridge, noodles,...
Ngoc Suong: In the public hall on the first floor and fourth floor at T1 including coffee, Vietnamese food, and western food.
Shopping for duty-free is the best way to relax before or after a flight. Noi Bai airport has duty free and souvenirs shops. You can shop till you drop for some gifts or simply wander around just for fun to kill time.
In addition, Noi Bai owns 2 duty-free shops in both terminals called NIA Duty Free. You can expect to find clothing, beauty products, and perfumes from many luxury brands such as Chanel, Dior, Bvlgari, DKNY, Kenzo, Lancome Moschino and more. Furthermore, you can also buy Cognac, Whisky, Vodka, Gin, Rum, Wine imported from Europe and America.
One of the most important thing about coming to Noi Bai Airport if you are foreign travelers is you have to buy a SIM card, which is super cheap and the registration is quick and painless. You should buy at the T2 terminal: Arrival Hall (1st Floor) – Zone A1 and A2 and T1 terminal: Public Hall (1st Floor) – Zone A 218 upon arrival in Noi Bai international airport.
Banks and ATMs: on both floor 1 and 2 at public areas
Free wifi named "Noibai Airport Free Wi-fi".
Free water service: in the isolation area after checking in areas.
Free charging service
Baggage-caring service: at the public area of 2nd floor
Tax Refund Service: At floor 2 in the isolation area
Children's Services: Including baby care and children's play area at floor 2 in the isolation area.
From Noi Bai airport, visitors can choose some kinds of transportation to go to your hotel. The best convenient way is going by taxi, which is available at the airport. The average price to reach the center of Hanoi or Hanoi ancient streets ranges from 250 000 VND to 350 000 VND each taxi. Foreigners can even choose to go to your hotel in the center of Hanoi by bus.
Public buses: Route 07 at T1 and T2 (Noi Bai - Cau Giay) stations; route 17 in front of Noi Bai International Airport (Noi Bai - Long Bien). Price: 8000 VND / ticket
Airport bus: At the 1st floor of public hall T1 and T2; Route: Noi Bai - Quang Trung (the center of Hanoi); Price: 40,000 VND / ticket
Upon arrival at the Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, you will be met by our guide and transferred to your selected hotel for relaxation ( about 45 km)
The airport terminal provides various services, shopping, dining, currency exchange, ATMs and transportation options. We also suggest you some Hanoi attractions like Hanoi ancient streets as well as some tours such as Sapa trekking trip or north Vietnam 9 days to fulfill your trip.
Furthermore information, please feel free contact Galatourist Travel Agent at any time.
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