Although not as famed as Bangkok’s traffic despair, Hanoi can still get congested especially in the city center. However, tourists will be able to find a number of options when getting around Hanoi. Depending on their pockets and their desire for comfort, there is always a way to get around Hanoi.
Public buses are routed within Hanoi itself with some going to a variety of destinations beyond the city. Regular buses that serve the city may be quite a challenge for the average traveler. Timetables are not in English and bus drivers themselves are not equipped with proper English, making it difficult to converse and negotiate. Buses should only be used as a main mode of transportation when you are familiar with the city and its routes, so it may be best to leave Hanoi public buses to the hardcore traveler. [Read more…]