Hanoi is well-connected with other provinces throughout the country. There is a wide range of choices when it comes to transportation if one departs from the capital city: plane, train, and bus. You can even hire a motorbike if you are confident enough of your riding skill. However, if you have already been tired of waiting for check-in at the airport or train station and wanted to save a few bucks, bus can prove to be a smart alternative.
BUS TERMINALS IN HANOI
One of the most exciting ways to get acquainted and understand more about the locals’ life is to join them in their ride between provinces. If you want professional services and precise schedule, pay an extra amount of money to book ticket for an open tour at your travel agent. However, if you do not mind keeping an eye on your belonging full time, sitting among strangers who hardly understand what you are talking about, just head for the terminals!
There are six main bus terminals in Hanoi which located at essential gateways of the city:
Giap Bat terminal (Ben xe Giap Bat): No.6, Giai Phong Str., Hanoi.
This bus terminal mainly focuses on the routes to provinces in Southern Vietnam like Danang, Buon Ma Thuot or Ho Chi Minh City. However, from here you can still have bus going to other provinces in Northern Vietnam like Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa.
My Dinh terminal (Ben xe My Đinh): No.20, Pham Hung Str., My Dinh, Tu Liem, Hanoi.
Bus departing from this terminal will go to Northern provinces like Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang, Phu Tho, Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Lang Son, Hung Yen, Thai Binh, Hoa Binh, Ninh Binh.
Gia Lam terminal (Ben xe Gia Lam): No.9, Ngo Gia Kham Str., Long Bien, Hanoi
This bus terminal mainly focuses on the routes to Northern provinces like Yen Bai, Tuyen Quang, Phu Tho, Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Lang Son, Hung Yen, Thai Binh, Hoa Binh, Ninh Binh.
Luong Yen terminal (Ben xe Luong Yen): No.3, Nguyen Khoai Str., Hanoi. Bus going to Hai Phong can be found here.
Nuoc Ngam terminal (Ben xe Nuoc Ngam): No.8, Giai Phong Str., Hanoi.
This bus terminal focuses on the routes to provinces in the Central like Nghe An, Ha Tinh.
Yen Nghia terminal ( Ben xe Yen Nghia): Thanh Xuan, Ha Noi.
This is the newest and modernist terminal in Hanoi, opened since 2009. You can take bus going to Hoa Binh, Son La, Thai Nguyen from here.
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