Taking a sightseeing bus, also known as a Hop-On Hop-Off bus, is an easy and convenient way for visiting Hanoi. Getting on such a bus is very suitable for people who have limited time in the capital of Vietnam but want to explore as much of the city as possible. In Hanoi, there are several city tour bus companies, but the most popular is Thang Long Hanoi City Tour (Yellow Bus).
Thang Long Hanoi City Tour is a sightseeing bus tour around Hanoi. With this Hop-On Hop-Off bus you can travel to the most famous attractions of the city at your own pace as there are 11 stops along the route and the duration of the service can be chosen by selecting 4, 24 or 48-hour ticket.
Thang Long Hanoi City Tour Bus
Thang Long Hanoi City Tour company has 3 yellow two-story buses. On the 2nd floor an open-air seating is provided that allows everyone to admire the beautiful scenery of Hanoi throughout the journey.
This Hanoi Hop-On Hop-Off bus is running along the route passing all the major attractions in Hanoi such as Ly Thai Flower Garden, Sofitel Metropole Hotel, Vietnam Military History Museum, Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison, Hanoi Cathedral, Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Opera House.
The bus stops at 11 stops. If you are going to take the whole route, the journey from the first stop to the last stop should take about 90 minutes.
While on board, multilingual audio commentaries in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Vietnamese are provided.
Operating hours: daily from 9:15 to 18:15
Frequency: about every 30 minutes
1. Frog Flower Garden
2. Military History Museum
3. Thang Long Imperial Citadel
4. Quan Thanh Temple
5. Tran Quoc Pagoda
6. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
7. Temple of Literature
8. Hoa Lo Prison
9. St. Joseph’s Cathedral
10. Vietnam Women Museum
11. Hanoi Opera House
Thang Long Hanoi City Tour Tickets
Thang Long Hanoi City Tour tickets are offered in 3 types according to the duration of use:
- 4-hour ticket
- 24-hour ticket
- 48-hour ticket
The duration of use starts counting from the first time you get on the bus. You can get in and get off the bus at any of 11 bus stops. You can use the scanner on the bus to check the details of you ticket so you wouldn't need to worry about the time left for using the ticket.
Thang Long Hanoi City Tour tickets can be purchased in place at 51 Ly Thai To Street (opposite Frog Garden). However, booking Hanoi Hop-On Hop-Off bus tickets online is much more convenient and can even be cheaper. Thang Long Hanoi City Tour tickets can be booked online here: Thang Long Hanoi City Tour Ticket.
The ticket price includes free Wi-Fi, an instruction manual with a map, drinking water, free raincoats (in case of rain) and headphones.
Of course, entrance fees for tourist attractions are not included.
There is another Hop-on Hop-off bus touring around Hanoi so you can choose the one that is more suitable for your needs. Detailed information about another sightseeing bus in Vietnamese capital city can be found here: Hanoi City Tour Hop-on Hop-off Bus (Red Bus).