Hai Phong

Hai Phong is a comprehensive travel guide about private car hire, car rental with driver, easy bus, train station pickup, transfers, transport from/to Hai Phong, Vietnam. Rent a car with driver and make the most of your trip to Hai Phong city.

Hai Phong is a coastal city located at the mouth of the Cam River, in Vietnam’s north-eastern coastal area, 120 km east of Hanoi. The Binh Bridge crosses the Cam and connects the city with Thuy Nguyen District. It has a total natural area of 152,318.49ha (2001). It borders Quang Ninh Province to the north, Hai Duong Province to the west, Thai Binh Province to the south, and the Gulf of North to the east. Bach Long Vi island, Cat Ba Island and the Long Chau islands, located in the Gulf, are also administered as part of the city.

Hai Phong city is subdivided into 15 districts including An Duong, An Lao, Bach Long Vi, Cat Hai, Kien Thuy, Tien Lang, Vinh Bao, Thuy Nguyen, Duong Kinh, Do Son, Hai An, Kien An, Hong Bang, Ngo Quyen, Le Chan.

Hai Phong map

Hai Phong what to see

Hai Phong has many temples, pagodas, mausoleums and shrines such as ancient Du Hang Pagoda, Nghe Temple, Hang Kenh Communal House…

Hai Phong city has famous historical Bach Dang River, where the national heroes defeated three Chinese feudal invasions. The third victory over the Yuan-Mongolians was known all over the world. Many of the teakwood pointed spikes have been discovered in this river.

The city is on tourism route: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Halong Bay. Do Son Beach, located 20km from Haiphong, is a sand strip for bathing. From Do Son, tourist can visit Cat Ba National Park, and continue to Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay (Quang Ninh Province).

Hai Phong is also famous for many festivals, of which Choi Trau Festival (Do Son Buffalo-fighting festival) in Do Son is unique.

How to get to Hai Phong?

There are several ways for getting to Hai Phong. You can get there by private car, limousine shared transfer, shuttle, local bus, motorbike, train, flight, or bicycle. Your choices are various depending on your departure location, your preferred means of transport, your trip duration, your personal interest and budget.

Roads

Hai Phong city is located at the junction of two National Highways: Route 5, leading west to Hanoi, and Route 10, leading south to Nam Dịnh and onward to connect with National Route 1A at Ninh Binh. Highway 356 passes west–east from the Route 5/10 junction through Hai Phong’s city center all the way to the coast. A connecting road from route 5 to route 18 links Hai Phong with Quang Ninh Province. In 2015, the new highway connecting Hai Phong with Hanoi was completed; this is the most modern highway in Vietnam and reduces the trip by one hour as compared to the previous route.

Airports

The main airport serving Hai Phong is Cat Bi International Airport with three flights daily to Ho Chi Minh city. In April, 2011 Vietnam Airlines launched routes to Da Nang with 5 flights a week. An international airport for Hai Phong, situated in Tien Lang district, is in the planning stages; if realized it would become the largest airport in northern Vietnam.

Seaports

Hai Phong port is one of the largest ports in Vietnam and south-east Asia as a whole. The Port of Haiphong on the Cam River is divided into three main docks: Hoang Dieu (Central terminal) located near the city’s center, Chua Ve, and Dinh Vu both farther downstream to the east. Several ferry terminals connect Haiphong with the neighboring Cat Hai and Cat Ba Islands; Ben Binh Ferry terminal is located near the city center while Dinh Vu Ferry is located on a spit of land on the coast.

Railway

Hai Phong Railway Station built in 1902 is the eastern terminus of the Kunming–Hai Phong Railway, also known as the Yunnan–Vietnam Railway. Built at by the French during their occupation, the railway once connected Haiphong to the city of Kunming in Yunnan, China, although service along the Chinese portion of the line is currently suspended. Rail travel from Haiphong with connections to the rest of the Vietnamese railway network is via Hanoi.

Getting to Hai Phong from Hanoi

Hanoi to Hai Phong private car

The best way to get to Hai Phong from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. Booking a private transfer from Hanoi to Hai Phong offers you the chance to make as many stops on the way as you wish for coffee breaks, side-road visits, or just taking pictures. The option also enables you to discover the province at your own pace. Booking a private car with driver is highly recommended for a Hai Phong family holidays, and Hai Phong photography tour.

We have a big fleet of vehicle including 4, 5 seat Sedan, 7, 8 seat MPV, SUV, 4WD, 15, 16 Minivan, Minibus, 29, 35, 45 Coaches offering a wide selection of car rental packages. Options include easy bus station pickup, private transfers, car rental with driver, private car hire. We also have pickup trucks and box trucks to rent out (with driver) for overland trips, self-guided bicycle, motorbike tours to Hai Phong and the northern Vietnam.

No matter if in Hai Phong for travel, business, or pleasure you can find the right rental vehicle to match your budget and plans. Get around with more ease with a top quality car rental in Hai Phong from Vietnam Car Hire!

Hanoi to Hai Phong bus

There are local buses going to Hai Phong from Hanoi. Taking local public bus or shared transfer are low cost options for getting from Hanoi to Hai Phong. Most of Limousine service and shuttle buses depart from Gia Lam bus station in the north of downtown Hanoi. Please bear in mind local buses are usually full at weekend and/or during school holidays in summer.

We at vietnamcarhire.com don’t provide bus ticket booking service. Therefore we can help you with updated information about bus schedule and train timetable you may need for planning your upcoming trip to Hai Phong province, Vietnam. More details about this budget option can also be found online at our partner’s site: 12go.asia

Hanoi to Hai Phong train

Hai Phong can also be reached by the Hanoi – Hai Phong train. There are daily trains start from 6AM until 6PM from Hai Phong city to the capital Hanoi and return. The trains take approximately 3 hours to arrive to Hanoi as well as the same period back to the landport city.

Hanoi to Hai Phong motorbike

Adventure travelers may like renting a motorbike from Hanoi for getting to Hai Phong. This option will enable them to ride on less-busy traffic roads, small, and back roads where it is usually accessible for two wheels. Please note a valid Vietnamese driving license is required for riding motorbike in Vietnam.

Hanoi to Hai Phong bicycle

Taking a bike ride is another option for getting from Hanoi to Hai Phong. The journey requires 1 or 2 days. The option is recommended for adventure travelers to explore part of the Red River Delta at slow pace. Best time for taking this option is the winter when it used to be cool and dry (October through April). Good hybrid bikes can be rented in Hanoi bike shop.

Hai Phong when to go?

Haiphong features a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and warm, dry winters. The city is noticeably wetter from April through October; roughly 90% of the city’s annual precipitation (which is approximately 1600 mm of rainfall) typically falls during these months. There is a noticeable difference in temperatures between the city’s winters and summers.

Hai Phong’s coolest months, January and February, sees average high temperatures reach 20 °C (68 °F) and average low temperatures at around 14 °C (57 °F). Its warmest months, June and July, sees average high temperatures hover around 33 °C (91 °F) and average low temperatures at around 26 °C (79 °F).

Sea temperatures range from a low of 21 °C (70 °F) in February to a high of 30 °C (86 °F) during the months of July and August.

Hai Phong car hire packages

The following packages are only sample car rental packages, private transfers we design for travelers to travel to Hai Phong province or from this province to other destinations in northern Vietnam. Please contact us for personalized routes, tailor-made travel plans, car rental options, best rates, deals, seasonal promotions, and service’s availability.

Private transfers to Hai Phong

Private transport from Hai Phong to other destinations in Vietnam

Other routes

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  • Transport from Ha Nam to Hai Phong or v.v
  • Transport from Hai Duong to Hai Phong or v.v
  • Transport from Hung Yen to Hai Phong or v.v
  • Transport from Nam Dinh to Hai Phong or v.v
  • Transport from Thai Binh to Hai Phong or v.v
  • Transport from Vinh Phuc to Hai Phong or v.v

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a car for Hai Phong Vietnam?

Hai Phong car hire rates vary much depending on your travel plan, rental cars, routes, date of travel, as well as your trip duration. Please let us know your working agenda (if you are on a business trip) or your day-to-day itinerary (travel), we will provide a quote.

What is the most popular rental cars in Hai Phong?

Hai Phong province is accessible by any type of vehicle including 4 Seater car, 7 seater car, 16 seater minivan, 29 seater coach, and 45 seater coach. 4 seat cars are the most popular rental cars for individual travel, and 16 seat minibus for small groups and family travel.

Why should I book Hai Phong car rental with Vietnam Car Hire?

When booking Hai Phong car hire via vietnamcarhire.com, all your car rental options will be suggested by senior car rental agents who live in Vietnam. They are drivers, tour guides, and local people who have been to Hai Phong. They can provide practical, updated information about this destination. There are no extra costs and no hidden fees involved in booking a rental car with Vietnam Car Hire.

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