The main Hanoi train station (Ga Hang Co; Tel: 825 3949; Add: 120 Le Duan street; ticket office 7.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-7.30pm) is at the western end of Pho Tran Hung Dao; trains from here go to destinations south, Foreigners can buy tickets for southbound trains at counter 2, where the staff speaks English. It's often best to buy tickets at least one day before departure to ensure a seat or sleeper.
Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport is about 35km north of the city and the journey takes from 45 minutes to an hour. The airport freeway is one of the most modern roads in Vietnam, although you'll see oxen herded by farmers dressed in rags crossing it. The freeway suddenly terminates in the suburbs north of Hanoi.
The cyclos in Hanoi are wider than the HCMC variety, making it possible for two people to fit in one and share the fare. One common cyclo driver's ploy when carrying two passengers is to agree on a price, and then double it upon arrival gesturing 'no, no, no...that was per person'.
There are 31 public bus lines in Hanoi.
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