|Round-trip from||$1,027||From New York to Haiphong|
|One-way from||$706||One-way flight from New York to Haiphong|
Flights to Cat Bi International Airport, near Hai Phong in Vietnam, from the United States range from about 24h-37h. Your precise flight time will depend on several factors, notably your departure city and your airline. If you’re departing from the east coast, such as out of New York or Washington, D.C. airports, your flight time will longer than those out of the west coast, since your flight track will take you through Europe and the Middle East before alighting in Vietnam. This is the same route those flying out of Chicago will follow. If you’re departing from the west coast, your flight will likely be on the shorter end of the spectrum, with layovers occurring mainly in East Asian cities.
There are no direct flights to Cat Bi International Airport from the United States. In fact, you will typically experience two stopovers when flying out of a major U.S. city. If you’re looking to book as short of a flight as possible, be sure to depart out of your nearest major airport and look for flights serviced by airlines that regularly fly into Cat Bi, such as Vietnam Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Air China. You can expect to make stopovers in cities like Doha, Shanghai, Taipei, and Ho Chi Minh City, depending on your airline.
Cat Bi International Airport (HPH) is located in northeastern Vietnam, about 4 miles southeast of Hai Phong city. To reach downtown Haiphong from the airport, you can book a private airport pickup service, which will cost about $16 for up to four guests and take about 20-30 minutes. You can also book a chauffeured limousine service for about $45 for up to four passengers. For less than $3, you can take a regular airport taxi, or for about $2 a motorcycle taxi, although this can be complicated if you’re traveling with a lot of baggage.
Hai Phong is one of Vietnam’s largest cities and one steeped in history, culture, and unique attractions. While here, visit Cat Ba National Park in Halong Bay to experience acre after acre of lush greenery in this biosphere reserve space. Head to Do Son Beach to take in its three amazing beaches as well as the country’s only casino. Feel at peace at Du Hang Buddhist Temple, complete with a bonsai garden, awe-inspiring pagoda, bell tower, and intricate carvings and statues as far as the eye can see.
United States citizens traveling to Cat Bi International Airport, Vietnam need a passport with at least six months of validity remaining from the date of entry. A visa is also required for business and tourism visitors, so be sure to apply for it before your trip so you can pick it up at the airport and be on your way.