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Hanoi Information

Travel and Local Information Guide

Our Hanoi information section gives you all the necessary details that you’ll need for a well-planned holiday in the capital of Vietnam. With a 1,000-year history, Hanoi is known as one of the most ancient capitals in the world, hosting well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums within the city centre along with lush parks, verdant mountains, and traditional villages in the tranquil countryside.

Other attractive features of this French-colonial city include delectable cuisine, beautiful silks and handicrafts, and a unique multi-cultural society that’s developed from Chinese, French and Russian influences. If you’re a first-time visitor to Hanoi, having a basic knowledge of the local culture, currency, climate and public transportation prior to your holiday is essential. Therefore, we’ve compiled a handy travel and local information guide on Hanoi for your convenience.

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Hanoi Information

Hanoi Weather

Hanoi Weather

Hanoi has a mild, tropical climate typical of northern Vietnam with a dry season from November to April and a wet season Read More...

Noi Bai International Airport

Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi)

Located approximately 45km from the centre of Hanoi, Noi Bai International Airport is the largest airport in Northern Read More...

Getting Around in Hanoi

Getting around in Hanoi is fairly easy because numerous attractions, restaurants, shopping venues, and hotels are Read More...

SIM Cards and Dialing Prefixes

Pre-paid SIM cards are available everywhere with MobiFone, Viettel and Vinaphone as the most popular brands. To buy a cell phone, visit the big national phone store, Gioi Di Dong on Thai Ha St.

To call another city from Hanoi, dial the city code and phone number (dial phone number directly if calling within Hanoi). To call Hanoi from outside Vietnam, dial 00, followed by +84, the country code, then (0) 4, Hanoi area code and the number. To make an international call from Hanoi, first dial the access code 001.

Important Phone Numbers

Police 113
Fire 114
Ambulance 115
Hanoi French Hospital 3574 1111
Hong Ngoc Hospital 3927 5568
Family Medical Practice Clinic 3843 0748
Tourism Information 3943 7072
International Telephone Service Enquiries 143
Hanoi Airport Taxi 3873 3333
Noi Bai Airport Flight Information 3826 8522 or 3827 1513
Phone Number Enquiries 116 and 1088

Electricity

Voltage is 220 Volts, 50Hz (or 50 cycles per second). Plugs are either the two flat-pin or the two round-pin type.

Time Zone

GMT+7 (the same as Thailand, Cambodia and Laos)

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