When planning Halong Bay trip, almost customers choose to stay some nights in Hanoi before heading to Halong Bay. So, Hanoi Airport is the first point of entry for travelers to Vietnam. First-time visitors to Vietnam often wonder about what to do after getting off the plane, immigration procedures and how to transfer from the airport hotel in Hanoi. If you have such a question, this article is the most specific guide for you. Here are all things you should know:
All things you should know when arriving Hanoi Airport
Three main steps after landing at Hanoi Airport
Step 1: Embarking for Terminal and Immigration check
After landing at Noi Bai Airport, all passengers will go through boarding bridges or get on the board to the center of the terminal for immigration. Depending on how many flights are landing, time to clear customs and immigration will be different. However, it will take at least 20 minutes. If you process a visa letter on arrival, you need to get the visa stamp and pay the stamp fee at Airport by cash. Please make sure that you have all your letter and prepared visa form, 2 passport pictures ready and complete.
Step 2: Proceeding to Baggage claim
After completing immigration procedures, passengers will use the escalator to go to the first floor for claiming the baggage to get the luggage at one of six baggage conveyors. If you have unexpected luggage conditions, please make a claim to the Lost & Found desk of your airlines.
Step 3: Customs clearance
Customs inspection will be required for baggage at 02 points before arrival hall. After completing customs formalities, passengers will proceed to the arrival hall. The car park is in front of Terminal T2. The distance from Noi Bai Airport to Hanoi is around 30 Kilometers and will take about 45 minutes or 1-hour transfer. There are many ways to move to Hanoi from there, you can choose one of the options as belows.
Smooth pick up on Arrival service
When you book the Halong Bay cruise trip with us, we are pleased to offer you the best pick up service at Hanoi Airport with the price only 15USD ( for the group under 5 people).
According to the newest policy of the airport, our guide can't hold a name board and get into the lobby of the airport. To pick-up you at the airport smoothly, after collecting your luggage, completing the immigration and customs procedures, and walking through the exit gate, you would see our guide holding a welcome sign with your group’s name. Then, just leave him your luggage, our driver and guide will transfer you to your hotel. Please enjoy your time in Hanoi before Halong Bay cruise trip.
If you book our private car transfer, you just need to provide us with your arrival flight information and your hotel in Hanoi and enjoy the best service with us.
Besides, there are also some other ways to get from the airport to Hanoi as below:
+ Airport Shuttle bus: Outside the arrival terminal, you can see the shuttle buses, the buses come every 45 minutes and most of them cost 40,000 VND ($1.80). The shuttle bus you take does not have to be the same as your airline (except Jetstar Airline). However, if choose shuttle bus service, you should check the drop-off point of the bus before booking.
+ Public bus: This is the best way to save your budget for your trip, however, it is not as convenient as private car pick up of course. As Shuttle bus service, you can also find the public bus outside the terminal exit. The bus reaches the drop-off point in Hanoi in about 1 hour. Please check the map to choose the drop off point nearest your accommodation, then you can take the taxi or walk there.
+ Taxi service: If you do not use the buses but not book the pick-up service yet, regular taxi is a good choice for you. It is easy to find a taxi outside the terminal. However, please be careful when taking a taxi, you should check the price with the driver first.
Above is the detail guidance for customers who come to Vietnam at Noi Bai Airport the first time. Hopefully, the article can help you with your upcoming trip to Vietnam. Should you have any questions, please feel free to send us an inquiry, our Halong Bay Cruises Expert Team is truly happy to assistant you at any time. Welcome to Vietnam.