"Meter taxi" Taxis Tip by chirpy383

Taxis, Hanoi: 50 reviews and 17 photos

Getting around in Hanoi is easy. You either take a Taxi or ride a Cyclo. However, Cyclo can only accomodate ONE person. if you cant take the heat, taxi is preferred choice as all taxis are air conditioned.

Just to caution travellers that meter cab are driven by time/ duration rather than solely distance. On different days, we took taxi to one same place. However, one is more expensive than the other.

In Hanoi, you will get the impression that everybody is rushing. Honking and speeding. But this particular driver was driving VERY extremely SLOWLY at one point. 30km/hr perhaps! And when we reach our destination, we realise it costs 8000VND more than our 1st trip! It is then we realised the meter is going by the seconds!

So my advice to save cost is - drive faster! haha!

Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 25, 2005
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