Haiphong Airport or Cat Bi Airport (HPH) is an international airport located in Haiphong city, a crucial economic center in the North of Vietnam. This airport was built during the French colonial time and in 1985, it was re-opened for civil flights.
At present, Cat Bi airport mostly hosts domestic flights from Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. Also, there is a direct route that connects Macau and Haiphong.
JetStar Pacific and Vietnam Airlinesare the only two airlines which are exploiting this airport. From Ho Chi Minh City, four daily flights departing at 7:00; 11:15; 12:50; and 16:55. Each trip takes 2 hours and costs $70 for Economy Class, $160 for Business Class. From Da Nang, there are one flight everyday of the week except for Tuesday and Saturday to Haiphong. Ticket costs $70 and flight time is around 1.5 hours.
From Haiphong airport to city center The distances from the airport to the center of Haiphong city is only 5km and you have many options to choose from to enter the town. You can either take a taxi with the average cost of VND 50,000 ($2.5) or motorcycle taxi at VND 40,000 ($2). If you have time to spare, go for a cyclo ride- relax on the wheel and take photos of your first few minutes in the cities. One way trip between the airport and the city center is about VND 30,000 ($1.5).