No need to go to London or Hong Kong to experience riding a red open-top double-decker bus anymore, now when traveling to Hanoi you have more “delicious dishes” that you should try in your journey to discover the capital.
Official opening of The bus tour Hanoi
After a period of testing, the first 3 open, the bus tour Hanoi was officially put into operation, serving the capital’s tourism on the morning of May 30. This is an event that is interesting to many people in the capital as well as tourists who love Hanoi.
Features of bus tour Hanoi:
These three buses belong to phase 1 of the project invested and exploited by Transerco unit. Meeting European emission standards, each of these super buses can accommodate up to 80 people and a series of outstanding utilities such as:
1/ Free wifi, charging port, monitor, refrigerator, CCTV
2/ Environmentally friendly, modern engine, quiet operation.
3/ Low flat floor suitable for the elderly, children, and people with disabilities
4/ The open-top car allows passengers to freely enjoy the view of the city.
5/ Vehicle is globally positioned by GPS
6/ There is a system to explain destinations in 5 languages: Vietnamese, English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, visitors can choose their languages and other modern entertainment programs.
7/ Stops at famous tourist sites of Hanoi.
Ticket prices and time frames:
Double-decker bus time: From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily
Frequency : Regular 30 minutes/trip
Ticket price: there are 3 types of tickets corresponding to the number of hours of travel 300,000 VND / 4 hours; 450,000 VND/ 24 hours and 650,000 VND/ 48 hours.
Visitors can use the ticket at any time during the ticket validity period or can transfer it to someone else to use.
Where to buy tickets: The ticket counter is located at the Fountain, Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc square. Alternatively, visitors can board the bus along the way (at the stop) and buy tickets from the guide. Or buy online at: https://hopon-hopoff.vn/
The route to Hanoi bus tour:
At each turn, this modern bus will go through 25 streets with 13 stops to pick up and drop off passengers. Visitors will visit 30 famous scenic spots of Hanoi’s capital. The specific route is as follows:
1/ Weekdays: Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square (Bo Ho parking spot) – Le Thai To – Trang Thi – Dien Bien Phu – Independence – Hoang Van Thu – Hung Vuong – Thanh Nien – Yen Phu – Thanh Nien – Phan Dinh Phung – Hung Vuong – Hoang Dieu – Le Hong Phong – Hung Vuong – Nguyen Thai Hoc – Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam – Ton Duc Thang – Nguyen Thai Hoc – Ly Thuong Kiet – South Gate Phan Boi Chau – Phan Chu Trinh – Hai Mrs. Trung – Le Thanh Tong – Trang Tien – Dinh Tien Hoang – Bo Ho parking spot.
Weekend : Opera House – Trang Tien – Ly Thuong Kiet – Ngo Quyen – Quang Trung – Trang Thi – Dien Bien Phu – Independence – Hoang Van Thu – Hung Vuong – Thanh Nien – Yen Phu – Thanh Nien – Hung Vuong – Phan Dinh Phung – Hoang Dieu – Le Hong Phong – Nguyen Thai Hoc – Hung Vuong – Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam – Ton Duc Thang – Nguyen Thai Hoc – Cua Nam – Phan Boi Chau – Ly Thuong Kiet – Phan Chu Trinh street – Hai Ba Trung – Le Thanh Tong – Opera House.
Some notes when using bus tour Hanoi
1/ If you want to see the city on an open-top bus, you should go early in the morning (before 11 am) or in the evening (after 4 pm) or on shady days because it will be very hot without a roof.
2/ If you go on a city tour with this double-decker bus, you should not stop sightseeing for too long at one point, you will not have enough time to go to another destination and wait for the next bus for a long time.
3 / There are 3 types of tickets available from 24 hours to 48 hours, but the bus runs only from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., so you should keep an eye on the time to make the most of your tickets.
4/ Sitting on the second floor watching the scenery, you should take full safety measures to avoid unfortunate accidents.
With Hanoi bus tour, visitors will experience modern amenities on this bus such as an automatic multi-language voiceover system including Vietnamese, English, Chinese, French, Korean, Japan, and Russia … to accommodate groups of guests from many different countries traveling on the same journey. This system will explain and introduce visitors to destination information at each stopover. In addition, integrated into this car is free wifi, a charging port, a screen refrigerator, CCTV… The quiet, environmentally friendly engine is a huge plus; the low flat floor is ideal for the elderly, children, and people with disabilities.
Not only is it an opportunity to visit and learn about Hanoi’s scenic spots and historical sites without having to spend time researching, finding the way, or struggling to consider the means; but by joining the double-decker bus tour, you also have the opportunity to experience the “authentic” view of the city from above, suitable for you to record the beautiful and peaceful Hanoi from a new perspective.
Visitors can use the ticket whenever they want during the ticket’s validity period, and they can even transfer it to someone else. Visitors who cancel their tickets 24 hours in advance will be refunded within three days.
Read more: Hanoi tourist spots: 7 ancient places you have to visit
Experiences while traveling by bus tour Hanoi that you should “put into your pocket”
Because the buses have no roof, if you want to sit on the 2nd floor to enjoy the city overview. You should go early in the morning or late in the afternoon, otherwise, choose shady weather days to have the best experience.Also, if you go on a sunny day, don’t forget to equip yourself with sunscreen, an umbrella, hat… to cover.
When you get off at a stop to visit, don’t stop for too long or you won’t be able to reach other destinations in time and will take more time to wait for another bus.
Although there are 24h and 48-h tickets, the bus only runs between9 am an5 pmpm, so please calculate your time in advance to take advantage of the most effective ticket.
Finally, remember to take safety precautions such as wearing a seat belt, not standing up to admire the scenery, and not getting out of the car with your hands or people… to avoid unfortunate accidents on the second floor.
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