Private transport firms offer cheap ride from Hà Nội to Nội Bài Airport

Update: April, 01/2016 - 15:10
People will soon have more options to travel from Hà Nội’s downtown area to Nội Bài International Airport. – VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI (VNS) — Three coach operators have jointed a pilot programme to offer rides for about VNĐ40,000 (US$1.8) per ride from downtown Hà Nội to Nội Bài International Airport beginning this month.

The operators are Hải Vân International Transport Joint Venture Company, Việt Thanh Transport Ltd Company and ABC Taxi Service Joint Stocks Company.

They will open three coach routes to Nội Bài International Aiport. The first route will have stops at Thống Nhất Park, Quang Trung Street, Hai Bà Trưng, Lý Thái Tổ, Chương Dương Bridge, Nguyễn Văn Cừ and Đông Trù Bridge.

The second route includes stops at Hoàng Cầu Street, Thái Hà, Cầu Giấy, Bưởi, Võ Chí Công and Nhật Tân Bridge.

The third route will stop at Nước Ngầm Station, Linh Đàm, Nguyễn Xiển, Ring Road 3, Phạm Văn Đồng and Thăng Long Bridge.

Signals will be set up for coaches to pick up passengers.

Currently, people can only travel from Hà Nội’s centre to Nội Bài Airport by taxis that cost about VNĐ200,000 ($9) per ride, by airline cars that cost VNĐ40,000 per ride and by bus, which costs VNĐ 7,000 to VNĐ 9,000 per ride.

The airport coach pilot programme is planned to be implemented in three years. The programme is part of the Hà Nội People’s Committee plan for passenger services connecting Nội Bài International Airport and the city’s downtown area.

The plan, which has been approved by the Prime Minister, is one effort that the city is taking to meet increasing demand from travellers, reduce the use of private vehicles and curb traffic jams. — VNS