A bus connects Hà Nội's city centre with Nội Bài International Airport. Photo baogiaothong.vn
HÀ NỘI — The Hà Nội Transport and Services Corporation (Transerco) will open a new bus route linking the suburban district of Hà Đông to Nội Bài International Airport in June.
The bus No 68 can accommodate 60 passengers and has free Wifi on board.
The buses will run every 30 minutes from the Me Ling Plaza Commercial Centre in Hà Đông District from 5am until 11pm.
A ticket will cost VNĐ40,000 (US$1.73) per trip.
It takes 70 to 75 minutes to travel the entire 40.7km route.
Vũ Văn Viện, director of Hà Nội's Department of Transport, said the bus route would save travel time compared to subsidised public bus routes as there will be fewer stops.
He said he expected more passengers to switch to public buses from taxis and private vehicles to help ease traffic pressure on roads to the airport.
At present, there are five bus routes to Nội Bài Airport, including four subsidised ones: No 07 Cầu Giấy – Nội Bài, No 17 Long Biên – Nội Bài, No 90 Kim Mã – Nội Bài, No 109 Mỹ Đình Bus station – Nội Bài and the high-quality bus route No 86 Hà Nội Railway Station – Hoàn Kiếm Lake – Nội Bài.
The No 86 bus route, which was launched in 2016, is Hà Nội’s first non-subsidised route connecting the city centre with Nội Bài Airport, costing VNĐ30,000 ($1.30) per trip. — VNS