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How to use the bus in Hanoi

One of the buses which serve round route in Hanoi

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam is one of the most famous destinations in this country. Coming here, tourists are extremely attracted by its historical relics, traditional culture, places of interest and friendly people. The ancient and modern beauty of Hanoi will give you many unforgettable experience.

However, the traffic network in Hanoi is very complex and it is a factor which can confuse travelers. In this city, bus is one of the most popular means of transportation. Therefore, the following information about how to use the bus in Hanoi will be very useful for you. Centre Vietnam tours

System of bus and the ticket price in Hanoi

There are 77 bus routes in Hanoi which include price-supporting and common routes. They are numbered from 01 to 63 in order except the buses from other provinces to Hanoi.

There are two kinds of bus route such as one- turn and round route. The buses on one-turn route start in a place and finish in another place. And the buses on round route start and finish in a place. The buses whose numbers are 09, 18, 23 are on round route.

One of the buses which serve round route in Hanoi

One of the buses which serve round route in Hanoi- source: internet

The bus fare is from 7,000 dong to 9,000 dong per turn. These price depend on the length of bus route (under 25 kilometers, from 25 to 30 kilometers and more than 30 kilometers). In particular, you can buy monthly ticket. However, before buying, you have to register in ticket office with some simple administrative procedures. After that, only with about 100,000 dong, you can use buses to go to everywhere in Hanoi in a month without paying any extra bus fare.

How to get on and off the bus in Hanoi

The bus has 2 or 3 doors. The first one is for getting on and second and third ones are for getting off. You need to remember these information because if you counterwork, conductor or inspector can punish you.

The average time between 2 consecutive buses is about 15 minutes. However, it can be more if traffic jam happens at rush hours.

The bus stop in Hanoi which can also show you what routes are served here

The bus stop in Hanoi which can also show you what routes are served here- source: internet

When getting on the buses, you have to find the seat or position to stand. Then, conductor will offer you to show him or her your monthly ticket. If you don’t have, you can pay by cash. After that, he or she will you a small ticket. You need to keep it in your pocket because inspector can check at any time. Indochina Travel

The ticket which you need to keep in your pocket until you get off

The ticket which you need to keep in your pocket until you get off- source: internet

When you want to getting off, you have to push the button on the window of the bus. This signal shows bus driver that someone wants to get off. You have to move quickly from your position to the door because the bus will be stopped only in some seconds.

Some notes when using the bus in Hanoi

  • If you want to go to any place but don’t know when you need to get off. You can ask for the help from conductor. He or she will remind you.
  • If you don’t use monthly ticket, you should prepare pence because it will be not time- consuming for conductor to return.
  • If the stop button doesn’t work, you need to speak loudly to bus driver or conductor if you want to get off.
The arrangement inside the bus in Hanoi

The arrangement inside the bus in Hanoi- source: internet

Bus is one of the cheapest and most popular means of transportation in Hanoi. However, the system of bus here is quite complex and difficult for foreigners. Hope that these mentioned information will be helpful for you.

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