How do I get to Hanoi, Vietnam from Bangkok, Thailand?
August 2, 2005 2:17 PM Subscribe
I will be traveling to Vietnam next week, and have some questions regarding getting/staying there.
posted by ar0n to Travel & Transportation (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My flight is to Bangkok, and I expect to stay several days while I wait for my visa application for Vietnam to clear. It's too late for me to arrange it here, so I will attempt to get one while I'm in Bangkok. I've been told that it shouldn't take more than 4 or 5 days. Is this correct?
What is the best way to get to Hanoi? My flight from Bangkok back home doesn't leave until the fourth of September, so I have some time to travel. I specifically want to see Hanoi (for at least a week or two), but I'm not opposed to seeing more of the area while I try to get there. Should I fly, take the train, or the bus? I'd rather not spend more than about $300 roundtrip from Bangkok, if possible. Is it possible? (I'm fairly flexible money-wise, but this is what I had in mind)
Do you have any recommendations for things to see, and places to stay while in Hanoi?
Finally, are there tailors in Hanoi that would be able to make me a suit or some dress shirts within three weeks? How much would this cost? (Thanks for you help)