For a tour around Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake area, Hanoi tourists has many options: hiring a “xich lo”- Vietnamese cyclo, using “xe om”- motor-taxi service, riding a bicycle, or even walking. Or for another green alternative, one can choose the electric bus and enjoy a short city tour, on a public service specifically aimed at tourists only.
When Hanoi tourist decide to explore Old Quater by electric bus, the next logical question will be where to find one. There are a lot of electric cars quietly rolling on the street, and the ticket stall is located on Dinh Tien Hoang Street- the tree-lined boulevard right next to Hoan Kiem Lake and the walking street. It should be obvious to sight enough, with the number of electric cars parking nearby and the many people waiting for their turn.
The price is 15,000 vnd per person. It is the same to both locals and foreigners, and it is free for children under 5 years old. Each bus can carry a maximum load of 8 passengers at any given time, and no bulky luggage is allowed.
The route is about 7km with 10 stations; with Dinh Tien Hoang Street is both the first and the final stop. On the bus, tourists will enjoy the beautiful views of 28 commercial streets, 13 old streets, 3 pagodas, 8 historic sites and many tourism destinations around Hoan Kiem Lake area and Dong Xuan Market.
The electric buses are ready to take in passengers from 8.30 a.m to 16.30 p.m, and from 19 p.m to 23 p.m. The tour will simultaneously start any time whenever the car is at full capacity.
Take it easy and become a part of Hanoi with an electric bus tour!