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Bus 86 Hanoi City to Airport: Schedule & Price

October 05, 2023 - 27448 views

Bus is considered an ultimate solution for the situations in cosmopolitan cities in general, and Hanoi Capital in particular. This mode of transportation ranges from brand, type, and price as well. Not only do Hanoians and expats use it for their daily commute, but also for holidays and journeys.

Those are reasons why a lot of people who search for information on buses on websites take an interest in such an advantageous means of transportation. The following article will detail bus 86 Hanoi as well as its schedule and price.

Bus 86 Hanoi City To Airport Schedule & Price

Like many Hanoi buses, bus 86 Hanoi (or Bus Express 86 Hanoi) was launched by the Hanoi Transport Corporation Ltd, (Transerco).

The bus drivers and controllers working in high spirits are always punctual, enthusiastic, and helpful. They were given millions of positive comments from customers on Facebook, TripAdvisor, and Zalo.

Bus 86 Hanoi Schedule

  • Ticket price: 45,000 VND (~US $1.8)
  • How to buy: Directly from the controller on the bus (cash only)

Schedule is a common concern of all passengers. Bus 86 Hanoi moves from Hanoi Railway Station to Noi Bai International Airport (Terminal 1&2), passing 8 stops on the way.

Being a high-quality bus, bus 86 Hanoi travels on the main roads of Hanoi City. From the bus screen, tourists can view swanky skyscrapers, opulent hotels, or splendid cafe shops on the street. Especially, traveling by bus 86 Hanoi brings visitors new experiences of beholding a poetic and romantic Hanoi sceneries.

The route of the bus is referred to below, from Noi Bai International Airport to the Hanoi center and vice versa:

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  1. Hanoi Railway Station: 120 Le Duan St., Van Mieu, Hoan Kiem
  2. Atomic Energy Institute of Vietnam: 59 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem
  3. Hanoi Central Post Office (near Hoan Kiem Lake): 75B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem
  4. 23 Hang Tre Street, Hoan Kiem
  5. Long Bien Bus Interchange E1.4: Nguyen Trung Truc, Ba Dinh
  6. Yen Phu - Cua Bac (near Yen Phu Water Plant)
  7. Au Co - Xuan Dieu (near Quang An Market)
  8. Opposite No.513 Au Co (near T-junction of Lac Long Quan)
  9. ALS Cargo Terminal: Vo Van Kiet, Phu Minh, Soc Son
  10. Noi Bai Airport International Terminal T2
  11. Noi Bai Airport Domestic Terminal T1
  1. Noi Bai Airport Domestic Terminal T1
  2. Noi Bai Airport International Terminal T2
  3. Opposite ALS Cargo Terminal: Vo Van Kiet, Phu Minh, Soc Son
  4. No.523 Au Co (near T-junction of Lac Long Quan)
  5. Yen Phu - Cua Bac (near Yen Phu Water Plant)
  6. Long Bien Bus Interchange E3.4: Nguyen Trung Truc, Ba Dinh
  7. Institute of Water Resources Planning: 162 Tran Quang Khai, Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem
  8. Hanoi Opera House: 1 Trang Tien, Phan Chu Trinh, Hoan Kiem
  9. Melia Hotel: 44 Ly Thuong Kiet, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem
  10. Hanoi Railway Station: 120 Le Duan St., Van Mieu, Hoan Kiem

If you don't know which stop you should get on the bus, you can find the nearest stop by using Google Maps. Here is the map showing the schedule of Bus 86:

  • Step 1: Know the detailed address of your hotel to choose suitable stops. If you are in Hoan Kiem District and want to go to Noi Bai Airport, you should opt for one of the bus 86 stops located in Hoan Kiem District (please refer to the schedule table above)
  • Step 2: When you are done filtering your stops, open the Google Maps app, click directions
  • Insert your hotel’s address in ‘Starting Point’ and the location of the stop in ‘Destination’
  • Compare the distances between each stop and select the nearest spot as the place you will alight/ get on bus

At dawn, bus 86 Hanoi starts to travel quite soon from Hanoi Central Railway Station. If you are an early bird, then catch the earliest bus to explore the daily life of people here. The atmosphere is so clean and pure in the early morning that you can explicitly enjoy it. Moreover, it will be easy to pick up your go-to bus seats.

  • Hanoi Railway Station opens from 05:05 - 21:40
  • Noi Bai International Airport opens from 06:18 - 22:58

On average, it takes 55 minutes or so for the bus to reach the last bus stop (in usual traffic circumstances). Nonetheless, traffic status, spontaneous situations, or lock, stock, and barrel may impact the usual timetable. Regularly, the frequency of bus 86 operation will fluctuate between 25 - 30 minutes per trip, not including “barriers”, such as traffic conjunction, or some two-way troubles.

Bus 86 from Hanoi Railway Station to Noi Bai Airport is scheduled to depart from 05:30 - 20:20, and depart from Noi Bai Airport to Hanoi Railway Station from 07:00 - 22:10

Hanoi Airport Bus Schedule 2023

Bus 86 Schedule 2023


If you stay in other areas near Hanoi Old Quarter, you can consider choosing one of the following buses that may be more suitable for you:

  • Public Bus 07: Noi Bai Airport → Cau Giay Bus Station
  • Public Bus 17: Noi Bai Airport → Long Bien Bus Interchange
  • Public Bus 90: Noi Bai Airport → Kim Ma Bus Terminal
  • Public Bus 109: Noi Bai Airport → My Dinh Bus Station

If you prefer other means of transportation to save time and enjoy a more comfortable transfer experience, click here to see these options with availability and price:

Transfer From Hanoi To Noi Bai Airport


Local Tips To Travel By Bus 86 Hanoi

Catching a Hanoi bus is quite easy. Nevertheless, there are several tips that help expats and foreign tourists prepare their schedules as well as baggage for perfect trips:

  • Bus 86 only has 25 seats though the bus can contain up to 60 people, which means some passengers will have to stand during the trip. Try your best to wake up early in the morning and catch a bus at your earliest convenience.
  • Take notice where you wait for the bus: you should stand on the right side of the street, with a sign that includes Bus 86’s route
  • Pay attention to your luggage, especially valuable items to avoid pickpocketing when the bus is crowded
  • Get on at the front door and get off at the back one to avoid a large amount of passengers going up and down at the same door
  • Obey some rules on the bus to guarantee polite and modern manners

Inside The Bus 86 Hanoi

Inside The Bus 86 Hanoi


The bus 86 Hanoi deserves a big thumbs-up from passengers because of its practical advantages. If you are looking for a trustworthy travel agency to book a transfer from Hanoi to Noi Bai Airport or vice versa, contact us for more information.

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Questions & Answers (29)

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If I would like to take the bus no 86 from T2 Termintal Noi Bai to the St. Joseph's Cathedral where is the nearest bus stop should I go ? Thank you


Hi! You can drop off at Melia Hotel Hanoi and walk about 10 - 15mins to the cathedral.

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Hello, could you be so kind to tell what bus stop is for Cheers hostel?. Thank you very much for help


Hi! If you mean Cheers Hostel at Au Trieu St., so you can drop off at the Melia Hotel stop then walk abt 10 - 15mins to your hostel.

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If I would like to take the bus no 86 from Palago Boutique Hotel old quarter to the T2 international Noi Bai airport where is the nearest bus stop should I go.. Thank you

@Erni Soetedjo:

Hi! You can take the bus at No.23 Hang Tre St. stop.

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Đường Thành, Hà nội, Hà Nội 10000, Vietnam I will take bus 86 from HAN to Old Quarter. Where is bus stop in BBK and what stop would I get off for the above address please? Thankyou

@Carol Malvis:

Hi! You can drop off at Melia Hotel Hanoi stop and then walk around 20 mins to your hotel in Duong Thanh St.

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Hello. I will stay at The West Hotel & Spa, it is in the Old Quarter. May i know which bus stop should i take off to get to my hotel? Thank you!

@Mae B.:

Hi! It's 162 Tran Quang Khai stop, then you have to walk 10 - 15 mins to your hotel.

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