Phu Tho

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

Phu Tho is a mountainous province in northern Vietnam, sharing border with Tuyen Quang, Yen Bai provinces on the north, Vinh Phuc, Ha Tay provinces on the east, Son La Province on the west and Hoa Binh Province on the south. The province covers an area of 3528.1 square kilometres and, as of 2008, it had a population of 1,364,700.

Phu Tho province is subdivided into 1 city, 1 town, and 11 districts including Cam Khe, Doan Hung, Ha Hoa, Lam Thao, Phu Ninh, Tam Nong, Tan Son, Thanh Ba, Thanh Son, Thanh Thuy, Yen Lap, Phu Tho, and Viet Tri.

The history of Phu Tho is linked to the 18 dynasties of Hung kings who were credited with building the nation of Van Lang. Because of its strategic location, the province is known as the “West Gate of Hanoi”. It is located at the confluence of two large rivers: the Red River and the Da River, and in a transitional area between the Red River Delta the country’s northern mountainous provinces.

Phu Tho map

Phu Tho what to see

Phu Tho is consider as ancestral land of Vietnam. Den Hung (Hung Temple)Remains is tied to the legend about 18 Kings Hung who built Van Lang State, the first one of Vietnam, with Phong Chau as the capital.

Phu Tho has bright culture. Archaeological sites like Son Vi, Dong Dau, Lang Ca and many pagodas, temples, tombs around Nghia Linh Mountain prove that Phong Chau used to be cultural center of ancient Vietnamese.

Xuan Son National Park and Ao Chau Pond are famous beauty spots of Phu Tho. Xuan Son National Park, established in February 2002, is located in the province about 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Viet Tri. The park covers an area of 15,048 hectares (37,180 acres), with over 11,000 hectares (27,000 acres) of natural forest and 1,396 hectares (3,450 acres) of limestone-mountain forests.  Every year, Xuan Son attracts many tourists to come for recreation and discovery diversified flora and fauna. Heading for Ao Chau, tourists can enjoy the fresh air and taste local specialties like fruits, carps, turtles, crabs, snails and so on.

Phu Tho is home of many festivals including Bach Hac, Chu Hoa, and most honourable one is Den Hung Festival. This festival is on 10th day of the 3rd lunar month annually corresponding to the anniversary of the Kings Hung. Now, it becomes a great ceremonial festival of the Vietnamese nation.

Beside of these, the people here preserve some traditional songs: xec bua, vi, dum, xoan, gheo songs.

How to get to Phu Tho?

The capital of Phu Tho province is Viet Tri city, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Hanoi and 50 kilometres (31 mi) from Noi Bai International Airport. It is on National Highway No.2 linking Hanoi with Ha Giang Province and China Border.

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

Getting to Phu Tho from Hanoi

Hanoi to Phu Tho private car

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 Phu Tho and the northeast Vietnam.

No matter if in Phu Tho 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 Phu Tho from Vietnam Car Hire!

Hanoi to Phu Tho bus or shared transfer

There are public buses going to Phu Tho from Hanoi. Taking local public bus or limousine shared transfer are low cost options for getting from Hanoi to Phu Tho. Most of Limousine service and shuttle buses depart from My Dinh bus station in the west of Hanoi city center. While most of overnight buses leave from My Dinh bus station, you may find some day buses departing from Gia Lam or Giap Bat bus station. 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 of local bus schedule you may need for planning your upcoming trip to Phu Tho, Vietnam. More details about this budget option can also be found online at our partner’s site: 12go.asia

Hanoi to Phu Tho train

A Trans-Asia railway line runs from Yunnan to Hanoi and goes through Lao Cai and Phu Tho provinces. This is connected with the Hanoi-Haiphong and Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City railways. The railway connects to the two industrial zones of Thuy Van and Bach Ha. The train from Hanoi to Lao Cai stops in Viet Tri.

Phu Tho when to go?

Phu Tho is located in the subtropical monsoon region. The province has recorded average temperature of 23.5 °C (74.3 °F); the highest temperature and the lowest temperatures recorded have been 29 °C (84 °F) (July) and 15 °C (59 °F) (February), respectively. The average rainfall varies between 1,600 millimetres (63 in) and 1,800 millimetres (71 in). Humidity is high during the monsoon season from May to October with the annual average figure of 85%; in the dry season it goes below 80%. Precipitation is in the form of rainfall, most of it falling during the monsoon period. Most of the rain usually falls between April and September.

Phu Tho car hire

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

Private transfers to Phu Tho

Private transport from Phu Tho to other destinations in Vietnam

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Frequently asked questions

What is the best way for getting to Phu Tho from Hanoi?

The best way to get to Phu Tho from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. Booking a private transfer from Hanoi to Phu Tho 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.

How much does it cost to rent a car for Phu Tho Vietnam?

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

What is the cheapest way to get to Phu Tho from Hanoi?

The cheapest way to get to Phu Tho from Hanoi is to bus. Hanoi Phu Tho bus ticket costs about $10 – 15 per ticket per way.

What is the most popular rental cars in Phu Tho?

7 seat SUV Ford Everest, Isuzu Highlander and Toyota Fortuner are the most popular rental cars for individual travel in Phu Tho, Vietnam. For small group tours (3-6 people), Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinters (Minivan and Minibus) are also popular rental cars. 4,5 seat Sedans and 45, 50 seat coaches are only recommended for traveling to Phu Tho city. Other Phu Tho’s mountainous districts, communes and remotes villages might be difficultly accessible by sedan and big coach.

Why should I book Phu Tho private transfer with Vietnam Car Hire?

When booking Phu Tho 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 Phu Tho. 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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