Busy Hanoi has a fascinating history, mixing Vietnamese culture with a French and Chinese influence. Beautiful lakes and historic architecture, excellent food, and a bustling modernity make Hanoi an essential destination.
How To Get From Bangkok to Hanoi
Hanoi is served by Noi Bai International Airport, Vietnam’s second largest airport. This is realistically the only direct means of transportation from Bangkok, but there are regular flights:
|Flight Bangkok - Hanoi ฿ 4,018–15,474 1h 50m – 1d 35m|
|Bus Bangkok - Hanoi ฿ 1,137–1,399 10h – 12h|
Founded in the 11th century, Vietnam’s capital has a rich history of French and Chinese influence, blended with indigenous culture. Beautiful lakes, interesting architecture, and excellent food make Hanoi a unique and increasingly modern city.
Most points of interest are located in and around the atmospheric Old Quarter, the West Lake – where many luxury hotels are – and the historic Ba Dinh political district. See our Hanoi Quick Guide for details.
Where To Stay In Hanoi
Hanoi has plenty of places to stay for every budget. The historic Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi dates back to 1901. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel and Spa sits in the middle price bracket. Blue Hanoi Inn Hotel is a good budget option.
See our Hanoi Quick Guide for more recommendations.
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Things To Do In Hanoi
A big part of the pleasure of Hanoi is watching the busy world go by in the atmospheric Old Quarter. It’s also a great city for eating out.
All the same, there are plenty of attractions, including the ancient Temple of Literature & National University, the mausoleum of the revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh, as well as the Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace.
See our Hanoi Quick Guide for a rundown of things to do.
Bangkok to Hanoi Map
Hanoi is just over 1300km to the north east of Bangkok, towards the top of Vietnam on the map, and the Bangkok to Hanoi flight takes roughly 105 minutes. See our Vietnam Map page with highlights of the best places to visit in Vietnam.