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Halong

Asia > Vietnam > Halong Bay

See: Why hire a car in Halong Bay ? | Why not? | Ratings | Summary | Comments

Please note that Carornocar.com is currently being revised and updated in preparation for the Summer 2021 (northern hemisphere) tourist season. It is expected that some social distancing rules will still apply. For additional Halong Bay car hire advice, please use the comments form below.

Quick Ratings

Price band

Halong Bay is in car rental price band: 10/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)

General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in Halong Bay? 

Absolutely not. Cars only available with driver, no self drive.

Volatility:

Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Halong Bay between the peak and the off peak season?

5/10 (0 = stable prices)

Driving score: 3/10

Non car score:8/10

Balance: 1

(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)

General comment -

 

Why? Visiting Halong Bay using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Halong Bay ?


Why not? Visiting Halong Bay without a car

Why don't you need a car in Halong Bay ?


Ratings: How does Halong Bay compare?

Is it worth hiring a car in Halong Bay? TBC

This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Halong Bay, and how this compares with the costs of using public transport. The answer to this varies hugely from one destination to the next, based on a wide range of factors. It's based on renting a car at the airport (TBC), and driving for an average of 2-3 hours on open roads on most days.

How does this compare if:

You are travelling:

Solo / As couple / small family / larger family / senior couple etc

Does car rental make sense on different budgets?

 

 

Do you need to hire a car in Halong Bay? TBC

This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Halong Bay (and the surrounding area) without using a car. Of the three key questions, this one is the most likely to be a "no".

Should you rent a car in Halong Bay? TBC

This is a balance of all factors. Remember this is an answer to the question for people who are already asking it. That's why the answer might still be a "yes", even when public transport is good. 

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Hiring | Driving | Parking

Trains | Buses | Local travel

 

Car hire basics:

 

Public transportation basics:

 

Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

High Speed Rail:

Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):

 

As you start ....

Does Halong Bay airport have a direct rail link?

(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No

 

 

 

 


Changelog

Has our advice for Halong Bay car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?

2017 - 1

2019 - 1

2021 - 1

Average score - 1

Notes:

 

Summary

Do you or don't you need a car in Halong Bay ?

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Hanoi

Asia > Vietnam > Hanoi

See: Why hire a car in Hanoi ? | Why not? | Ratings | Summary | Comments


Please note that Carornocar.com is currently being revised and updated in preparation for the Summer 2021 (northern hemisphere) tourist season. It is expected that some social distancing rules will still apply. For additional Hanoi car hire advice, please use the comments form below.

Quick Ratings

Price band

Hanoi is in car rental price band: 10/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)

General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in Hanoi? 

Absolutely not. Cars only available with driver, no self drive.

Volatility:

Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Hanoi between the peak and the off peak season?

5/10 (0 = stable prices)

Driving score: 2/10

Non car score:6/10

Balance: 3

(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)

General comment -

 


Why? Visiting Hanoi using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Hanoi ?



Why not? Visiting Hanoi without a car

Why don't you need a car in Hanoi ?



Ratings: How does Hanoi compare?

Is it worth hiring a car in Hanoi? TBC

This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Hanoi, and how this compares with the costs of using public transport. The answer to this varies hugely from one destination to the next, based on a wide range of factors. It's based on renting a car at the airport (TBC), and driving for an average of 2-3 hours on open roads on most days.

How does this compare if:

You are travelling:

Solo / As couple / small family / larger family / senior couple etc

Does car rental make sense on different budgets?

 

 

Do you need to hire a car in Hanoi? TBC

This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Hanoi (and the surrounding area) without using a car. Of the three key questions, this one is the most likely to be a "no".

Should you rent a car in Hanoi? TBC

This is a balance of all factors. Remember this is an answer to the question for people who are already asking it. That's why the answer might still be a "yes", even when public transport is good. 

See global comparisons

Hiring | Driving | Parking

Trains | Buses | Local travel

 

Car hire basics:

 

Public transportation basics:

 

Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

High Speed Rail:

Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):

 

As you start ....

Does Hanoi airport have a direct rail link?

(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No

 

 

 

 


Changelog

Has our advice for Hanoi car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?

2017 - 3

2019 - 3

2021 - 3

Average score - 3

Notes:

 


Summary

Do you or don't you need a car in Hanoi ?

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Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

Asia > Vietnam > Ho Chi Minh City

See: Why hire a car in Ho Chi Minh City ? | Why not? | Ratings | Summary | Comments


Please note that Carornocar.com is currently being revised and updated in preparation for the Summer 2021 (northern hemisphere) tourist season. It is expected that some social distancing rules will still apply. For additional Ho Chi Minh City car hire advice, please use the comments form below.

Quick Ratings

Price band

Ho Chi Minh City is in car rental price band: 10/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)

General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in Ho Chi Minh City? 

Absolutely not. Cars only available with driver, no self drive.

Volatility:

Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Ho Chi Minh City between the peak and the off peak season?

5/10 (0 = stable prices)

Driving score: 5/10

Non car score:4/10

Balance: 1

(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)

General comment -

 


Why? Visiting Ho Chi Minh City using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Ho Chi Minh City ?



Why not? Visiting Ho Chi Minh City without a car

Why don't you need a car in Ho Chi Minh City ?



Ratings: How does Ho Chi Minh City compare?

Is it worth hiring a car in Ho Chi Minh City? TBC

This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Ho Chi Minh City, and how this compares with the costs of using public transport. The answer to this varies hugely from one destination to the next, based on a wide range of factors. It's based on renting a car at the airport (TBC), and driving for an average of 2-3 hours on open roads on most days.

How does this compare if:

You are travelling:

Solo / As couple / small family / larger family / senior couple etc

Does car rental make sense on different budgets?

 

 

Do you need to hire a car in Ho Chi Minh City? TBC

This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Ho Chi Minh City (and the surrounding area) without using a car. Of the three key questions, this one is the most likely to be a "no".

Should you rent a car in Ho Chi Minh City? TBC

This is a balance of all factors. Remember this is an answer to the question for people who are already asking it. That's why the answer might still be a "yes", even when public transport is good. 

See global comparisons

Hiring | Driving | Parking

Trains | Buses | Local travel

 

Car hire basics:

 

Public transportation basics:

 

Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

High Speed Rail:

Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):

 

As you start ....

Does Ho Chi Minh City airport have a direct rail link?

(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No

 

 

 

 


Changelog

Has our advice for Ho Chi Minh City car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?

2017 - 2

2019 - 2

2021 - 1

Average score - 2

Notes:

 


Summary

Do you or don't you need a car in Ho Chi Minh City ?