Hanoi

By | 16th January 2018

Is it worth hiring a car in Hanoi?
Do you need a car in Hanoi > Should you rent a car in Hanoi Vietnam > Hanoi ( HAN )

Do you need a car in Hanoi? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
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Why should you rent a car in Hanoi?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Hanoi?

Hanoi Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

00%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€X

 #299/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €X

300/300

 

Free parking score

Total 620 - of which 198 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

32%

#197/300

 
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Why not? Visiting Hanoi without a car

 
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Hanoi public transport quick facts

Train score

 

10%

Water travel score

50%

Overall public transport score

40%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Hanoi. 

20%

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Our general advice for visiting Hanoi is that there are enough local public transport choices, including urban rail and long-distance trains to other destinations, making a rental car generally unnecessary.

Some of the most spectacular island outcrops in Asia can be reached within a three-hour road journey from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, but we’d still recommend doing this by bus, rather than in a hire car.

To explore these islands properly, you will need to take to the water, and this might otherwise mean parking a car for several days, something that never makes much sense as a tourist.

Neither really makes much sense.

Ratings

Car rental in - Hanoi Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Hanoi?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Hanoi?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in Hanoi?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Hanoi if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Hanoi if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Hanoi if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Hanoi on the Carornocar scale?

2

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Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Would you hire a car in Hanoi?

Have you driven in Hanoi? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Hanoi?
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