How to get from HANOI to HALONG BAY?


Ha Long Bay is the most visited tourist site in the north of Vietnam.

Thousands of tourists visit Ha Long Bay every day.

Ha Long Bay is about 180 km far from Hanoi City. You can go by train from Hanoi (end station is Hai Phong, 40km from the town of Ha Long) or by bus to the city of Hai Phong and Ha Long. There are also some private taxi services on this route. Ha Long is a place written in Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the most visited places by foreign tourists in northern Vietnam. Ha Long Bay is one of the most visited places in Vietnam and on the world.

1. TRAIN or BUS from Hanoi to Hai Phong

– the end station is Hai Phong City (about 40 km from Ha Long)
– from the city of Hai Phong you can take a ferry to the island of Cat Ba
– this journey takes around 2.5 hours
– trains are comfortable and refurbished, of course snack+food
see railway map of Vietnam
– there are 5 trains every day between these towns (Vietnam Railways)
– one-way ticket costs 70 000 – 140 000 viet.dongs (3-6 USD)
– Train station in Hanoi – Hanoi Railway Station or Long Bien Railway station
– Train station in Hai Phong – Hai Phong Railway station (75 Lương Khánh Thiện)
– Bus station in Hai Phong – Niem Nghia Bus station (275 Trần Nguyên Hãn)
icon-angle-double-rightbook and buy train or bus e-tickets to Hai Phong online on Baolau or, secured online payment
– you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present when boarding the train/bus

2. BUS from Hanoi to Ha Long 🚍

– several buses run between Ha Long and Hai Phong (approximately every half hour)
– journey takes about 4,5 hours to Ha Long by bus
– price of the one-way ticket from 70 000 – 150 000 viet.dongs (depending on the quality of the bus)
– various companies – Hoang Phu, Phu Xuyen, Hai Au, and other smaller companies
– Bus Station in Hanoi – My Dinh and Yen Nghia
– Bus station in Ha Long – TP Ha Long and Bai Chay
icon-angle-double-rightbook and buy bus e-tickets from Hanoi to Ha Long online on Baolau
– you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus

3. SPEEDBOAT from Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island 🛥️

speedboat from Haiphong goes directly to the south part of the Cat Ba Island, to the town of Cat Ba
– this route takes about 1 hour, boats from the Pha Binh Port
– price of one-way tickets is 180 000 – 260 000 viet.dongs
icon-angle-double-rightbook and buy boat tickets to the Cat Ba Island online on Baolau

4. FLIGHT from Hanoi to Ha Long (Seaplane) icon-plane 

– several direct flights from Hanoi to Ha Long are operated of Hai Au Aviation
– there will be opened the new Ha Long Bay Airport in 2017 (more info)
– location of this new airport somewhere around the Van Don Island (Quang Ninh Province, 50 km from Ha Long)

 Ha Long Bay – map:


Ha Long Bay and tourist boat.

What is Baolau?

– a company specializing in train tickets mainly for Vietnam (also a tickets for Cambodia and Laos)
– company offers also a tickets larger bus companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long)
– flights of Vietnamese airlines as well as flights to neighboring countries + tickets for the ferries in Vietnam
– certified company from Singapore – no cheaters
– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
– you will see the final price before making the payment transaction
– you can use online train ticket in mobile phone in Vietnam (for sure I recommend to print a ticket)
– read in the order any other information about ticket
– read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

What is

a specialist for tickets mainly in Thailand (also tickets for Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos)
– you can not select a seat in a train
you can not use an online ticket in Thailand, you have to print it
– more information about train tickets and trains in Thailand

– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam (not in Thailand)
– if you order an train ticket at these companies for tourist trains in Vietnam (Orient Express, Sapaly, Chapa …), you must pick it up at the station
– information about read in article about transportation in Vietnam


Railway in Hanoi


Ha Long City


Floating village in Ha Long Bay.


Tourist boat in Ha Long Bay.


Tourists boats in Ha Long Bay.


The fishing boat in Ha Long Bay.

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