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Currency Used & Taxi Fare

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Currency Used & Taxi Fare

Hi all,

We have a couple of questions to ask before our trip to Hanoi in Sept.

a) What currency is normally used in Hanoi? Is it better to use Dong or USD?

b) Which taxi company should we look out for when we arrive at the airport? Any taxi counter near the airport for us get the taxi?

c) What is the expected taxi fare from NoiBai airport to Old Quarter area?

Hope someone can enlighten us on this.

Thank you.

Regards,

Gaya

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1. Re: Currency Used & Taxi Fare

Gaya

Both currency acceptable.

For small purchase use Dong

Taxi,hotel.travel US dollars.

Around US12- US16 >>depend on nos of passenger.

Have the hotel address/phone no. ready to show it to the driver.

Insist the driver to drop you at the hotel door and not other hotel???

Cheers

Ulladulla, Australia
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2. Re: Currency Used & Taxi Fare

Hi gaya,

Either currency is fine. I reccomend mai linh taxis wherever you are but why dont you ask your hotel to arrange pick up for you. A lot safer and probally cheaper in the long run.

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3. Re: Currency Used & Taxi Fare

Hi Gaya

1.currency used in Hanoi: Both currency acceptable, it better to use Dong and USD.

2. There are 3company Taxi: Aiport Taxi, Noi Bai Taxi and Vietthanh taxi. Noi Bai Taxi is the Best and It costs 250.000 VND/1Way and the price is included every thing.

Note: FREE AIRPORT PICK UP (15$ saved) if you stay at least 3 nights with detailed flight information at BODEGA HOTEL, Email: bodegahotelvn@yahoo.com Mr. TamZay / www.bodegahotel.com

Good Luck

Ulladulla, Australia
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Hi gaya,

Me again. I am always very dubious about advice from anybody connected to the travel industry in vietnam but have to agree with previous poster re bodega hotel. Stayed there in june and they were great. I posted a review you can have a look at on trip advisor.

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5. Re: Currency Used & Taxi Fare

Hi all,

Thanks for the info.

Just for your information,we have booked our hotel. We did asked them about the airport transfer. According to them, they are now charging 15USD for one way. No longer the 50% discount that they offered earlier.

So that is why we asked about the fare from the airport to Old Quarter. Since the fare can range from 12USD to 16USD then we might just take the airport transfer from the hotel.

Thank you.

Regards,

Gaya

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