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Hanoi Metro - Operating hours, route, ticket prices and how to get there

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Hanoi-Travel Tips

Traveling to Hanoi, in addition to having fun and enjoying specialties, many tourists also like to experience the feeling of sitting on the Cat Linh Ha Dong metro in the early morning to admire the beautiful scenery of the capital through the windows on the train. Hanoi Metro is not only a convenient means of transportation for people but also a sightseeing and check-in destination that attracts tourists.

1. Introduction to Hanoi metro

The Hanoi metro or Cat Linh - Ha Dong line has its starting point at Cat Linh station (Dong Da) and its ending point is Yen Nghia station (Ha Dong). The Cat Linh - Ha Dong line project officially came into operation from November 6, 2021. This metro line has a length of 13.05km, with 12 stations on the line. Each train consists of 4 cabins, speed 80km/h, operating speed 35km/h, with a maximum capacity of 960 people/group. The train's travel time on the entire route is more than 23 minutes.

The Cat Linh - Ha Dong metro project is the first electric train system in Hanoi. The train not only helps people in the capital have more means of transportation, but also becomes a sightseeing spot and a beautiful photo spot in Hanoi that attracts tourists. Taking the skytrain from early morning, through the windows on the train to watch the sunrise and see the scenic spots of Hanoi is an experience not to be missed when coming to the capital.

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2. Latest Hanoi metro schedule

Starting from September 1, 2022, Cat Linh - Ha Dong metro line schedule as follows:

  • Train time: From 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
  • Operates 9 trains
  • Each trip has a running time of about 6 minutes/trip (during peak hours) and 10 minutes/trip (normal hours). Peak hours are calculated from 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Monday - Friday.
  • Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, New Year: 10 minutes/trip.

3. Cat Linh - Ha Dong metro route, line 2A

Skytrain line No. 2A, Cat Linh Ha Dong metro, has a starting point at the intersection of Cat Linh - Giang Vo street, then follows Hao Nam street, passes Hoang Cau street and then Lang street, running across To Lich the river , along Nguyen Trai - Tran Phu - Quang Trung routes and ending at Yen Nghia station (Yen Nghia bus station, Ha Dong).

The stations that the Cat Linh Ha Dong train passes through include: Cat Linh station, La Thanh, Thai Ha, Lang, Thuong Dinh station, Vanh Dai 3 station, Phung Khoang, Van Quan, Ha Dong station, La Khe, Van Khe station , Yen Nghia. The route connects many state agencies, residential areas, office businesses, and universities.

4. Hanoi metro ticket price

Ticket type Ticket information Ticket price
Round trip ticket (segment ticket)
A ticket used by passengers for one trip on an urban railway line. Tickets are sold at ticket counters or automatic ticket machines and are recovered when passengers leave the control area of the station. 8,000 – 15,000 VND/trip (depending on distance traveled)
Day ticket This is a passenger ticket used to travel an unlimited number of times on the Cat Linh Ha Dong 2A tram in a business day. 30,000 VND/ticket//day

Monthly ticket

A ticket for passengers to use for one month to travel on one or more metro lines. Once the validity expires, passengers cannot renew their ticket but exchange it for a new ticket
Monthly tickets are sold to priority subjects such as: students of colleges, universities, vocational high schools, vocational training (excluding work-study training), high school students, and workers.

Regular monthly ticket price: 100,000 VND/ticket
Group purchase (30 people or more): 140,000 VND/ticket
Price applicable to non-priority subjects: 200,000 VND/ticket
Free tickets Used in cases where fares are waived for passengers, issued at the ticket counter.
Applicable subjects include: people over 60 years old, children under 6 years old, people with meritorious services, people with disabilities, and people from poor households.


5. How to buy tickets

How to buy Hanoi metro tickets as follows:

5.1. Round ticket

To buy one-way tickets, passengers buy in 2 ways:

  • Buy tickets at automatic ticket vending machines (this method applies to passengers paying amounts less than 100,000 VND that are not crumpled)
  • Passengers buy tickets at the counter according to the instructions of the ticket sales staff (this method applies to passengers paying money with denominations over 100,000 VND)

*Note: In case the system does not accept electronic tickets, passengers can go to the counter to buy paper tickets to continue taking the Cat Linh Ha Dong train.

5.2. Day ticket

Day tickets are purchased in the form of paper tickets, passengers buy and pay directly at the ticket counter.

5.3. Monthly ticket

Regular monthly ticket: Passengers buy tickets according to the following steps:

  • Step 1: First, passengers choose to buy tickets for 1 month, 2 months, 3 months or up to many months according to their system status.
  • Step 2: Passengers proceed with payment procedures to the staff at the counter.
  • Step 3: At the counter, passengers receive tickets, cards and change (if any).

Priority monthly tickets: Passengers buy tickets by following these steps:

  • Step 1: First, you need to present identification documents proving that you belong to the priority group. Documents such as: presenting a valid student card or school confirmation (for students); Valid certificate of being a worker in industrial zones (for workers in industrial zones); Present a list of employees and officials with confirmation from the head of the unit (for groups of passengers purchased in groups for employees and workers at offices and businesses (30 people or more).
  • Step 2: Passengers choose to buy tickets for 1 month, 2 months, 3 months or the maximum number of months according to their system status.
  • Step 3: Passengers make payment at the counter to the ticket sales staff.
  • Step 4: Passengers receive tickets, cards, and change money (if any).

5.4. Recharge ticket

For top-up tickets, passengers buy them at the ticket counter and return them when the top-up value is used up.

5.5. Free tickets

Passengers using a free ticket, bring a valid free card to the ticket counter to receive a 0 VND ticket to make the trip. This type of ticket is a free card commonly used for public passenger transport, currently applied to buses issued by the Hanoi Public Transport Management Center (HPTC).

6. How to take the Cat Linh - Ha Dong metro

Refer to how to travel by Cat Linh Ha Dong train for train passengers and passengers with disabilities as follows:

6.1. For train passengers

For train passengers, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: If you have a personal vehicle, you should deposit it at the parking lot.
  • Step 2: Passengers follow the escalator or stairs to the 2nd floor. Then, proceed to buy tickets. For monthly and single tickets, swipe your card according to the instructions to pass through the automatic checkpoint. For day tickets, go through the side door.
  • Step 3: Move to the 3rd floor to wait for the train. Passengers follow the escalator or stairs to get to the 3rd floor (passengers pay attention to the sign indicating the direction of the train in front of the stairs leading to the platform). Passengers wait for the train in the designated area according to the instructions of safety staff (pay attention to standing within the safety line when the train has not yet arrived).
  • Step 4: Board the train: If traveling with children, passengers need to pay attention to the gap between the steps and the train door. The upcoming station will have lights above the train doors or broadcast on loudspeakers, so remember to pay attention to get on the train.
  • Step 5: Get off the train: When passengers get off the train, follow the stairs and pay attention to following the signs. At the automatic ticket gate of the stations, the card will be recovered. For day tickets, they are collected at the side door by the staff. In case the card is defective or there is not enough money, please find support staff or go to the ticket counter for instructions.

6.2. For passengers with disabilities

Instructions for taking the Cat Linh Ha Dong train for people with disabilities are as follows:

  • Step 1: Passengers with disabilities take the priority elevator from the 1st floor to the 2nd floor to buy tickets as directed. Bring your free card to receive a 0 VND ticket. Then, swipe your card at the automatic control gate reserved for people with disabilities.
  • Step 2: Passengers move by elevator to the platform floor and wait for the train according to the instructions of safety staff. (Passengers should note that they should follow the yellow line).
  • Step 3: Proceed to board the train. While boarding the train, pay attention to the gap between the train door and the steps down to the train door. For passengers with disabilities, pregnant women, the elderly, and young children, there will be priority seats and areas reserved for wheelchair users. The upcoming station will be broadcast on loudspeakers or have bright lights on the diagram above the train doors. Passengers should pay attention.
  • Step 4: Passengers get off the train. Passengers with disabilities travel by elevator to the 2nd floor. Here, they swipe their cards when passing through control gates at stations.

7. Note when taking the Cat Linh - Ha Dong metro line

When taking the Hanoi metro, passengers should note:

  • Maintain hygiene and maintain general order
  • Don't make noise, put your phone in silent mode to avoid disturbing people around you
  • Give up your seat to pregnant women, people with disabilities, the elderly and children.
  • Do not use lighting equipment or take photos with flash as it may be dangerous for the Train Driver.
  • For disabled people using wheelchairs (or mothers with babies using strollers): when needed, ask for help from station staff.
  • Absolutely do not push at the train waiting area, do not get on the train when the door begins to close, and do not use your phone while on the train.
  • Passengers should pay attention and follow the instructions of station staff
  • Do not bring prohibited items or luggage on board the ship.
  • Do not smoke while traveling on the train.

The article has just shared with everyone "all information" about the Hanoi metro. Hopefully the above information will help everyone gain the necessary experience when traveling by train smoothly and safely.

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