Driving tips

Traffic in Hanoi is chaotic, with motorbikes, taxis, cyclists and pedestrians in a seemingly continuous rush to reach their destinations. As such it is not recommended for first time visitors to drive themselves. If this option is preferred then the tourist is advised to remember to rent a car from their hotel or on the hotel’s recommendation where they will also be given brief instructions on driving tips if such a request is made. Motorcycles can also be rented for around US$5-6 a day, and can be arranged by most hotels. This is good for making lots of trips around the city for individuals or a group of two. Remember to park on the sidewalk with other bikes, and be sure to lock the front wheel. Locals will help arrange the bikes near their stores and many stores or boulevards will have attendants that offer to park your bike.