Hanoi International Airport Guide
Hanoi's small international airport (code: HAN) is a little less well served by international airlines than Ho Chi Minh City. Visitors coming from Europe may fly into Bangkok and then on to Hanoi via Thai or Vietnam Airlines. From the Americas, there are flights via Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The relatively new airport terminal is located quite some distance from the city. You can plan on a 30 to 45 minute drive between the airport and the city.
The small airport building is on two levels. Arrivals are on the lower level while check-in and departures are on the second level. The building is somewhat "X" shaped in plan. On my last visit with some Thais, they compared the look of the building to Bangkok's main bus terminal.
For information about what to see and do around town, see the Asia for Visitors Hanoi Guide.