HALONG BAY to HANOI — Bus, Train, Taxi?

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How to get from Halong Bay to Hanoi? You can go to Hanoi by bus/van, train or private taxi/car.

Bus – Ha Long to Hanoi
Train – Ha Long to Hanoi
Taxi – Ha Long to Hanoi
Boat + Bus from Cat Ba
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From Halong Bay to Hanoi you can get by bus/van, train, taxi/car.

    • Travel distance from Halong Bay to Hanoi is about 180 km by road. There are 3 ways how you can reach Hanoi from Halong Bay – travel by bus/van, private car/taxi or train of Vietnam Railways. The most popular option how to travel to Hanoi from Ha Long is to take a bus or minivan. Travel by bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes about 2.5-4 hours and bus tickets cost about $4.50-23/pp. You can travel by bus to Hanoi from Hon Gai or Tuan Chau in Halong Bay. The most comfortable option is to book your private car/taxi.
    • Transfer by private car/taxi from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes about 2-5 hours and it costs about $70-160/car (depends on the vehicle). You can use modern cars, vehicles or luxury private minivans. The last option how to travel from Halong Bay to Hanoi is to take a train of Vietnam Railways. Train schedule is limited and it takes about 6-7 hours because this train is going via Kép Railway Station. Transport by train to Hanoi from Ha Long costs about $3-4/pp, seat, it is the most cheapest option of traveling between these cities.
    • Book your bus or train tickets / car from Halong Bay to Hanoi online

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    • There are no flights from Halong Bay to Hanoi, but you can use some sightseeing flights between Hanoi and Ha Long (Tuan Chau) by Seaplanes. You can also travel by train to Hanoi from Hai Phong, this city is about 45 km from Ha Long town. Travel by train from Hai Phong to Hanoi is a faster way, because travel by train from Ha Long to Hanoi takes about 6-7 hours, from Hai Phong it is only about 2.5 hours. Halong Bay is one of the most visited tourist places in Vietnam. Every day thousands of tourists visit this unique and amazing place. A lot of tourists also visit Cat Ba Island – the largest island in Halong Bay. If you want to travel from Cat Ba Island to Hanoi you can travel by bus + boat via Hai Phong or Ha Long. From Hanoi you can travel to Moc Chau or Hoi An in central Vietnam. You can search and book tickets or private car to Hanoi from Ha Long (or Hai Phong) online, read the instructions about this transfer below.

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How do I get from Halong Bay to Hanoi?


1. BUS / VAN from Halong Bay to Hanoi

    • there are various modern buses or minivans from Ha Long, Tuan Chau, Cat Ba to Hanoi
    • travel by tourist bus or minivan from Ha Long town to Hanoi takes about 2.5-4 hours
    • bus tickets from Halong Bay to Hanoi costs about $4.50-23/pp, depends on the type of the bus/van
    • bus companies to Ha Long: Phuc Xuyen, Kumho Viet Thanh, Hung Duc, GreenLion, Grouptour, TheSinh Tourist, Co To Limousine, Daichi Travel, Cat Ba Express to Tuan Chau…
    • buses or vans depart from various bus station in Ha Long town and depart to various bus stations in Hanoi
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Halong Bay to Hanoi online on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • you will receive your bus ticket to Hanoi by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone / tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus in Ha Long, read the all information before you book your bus ticket
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Bus of Kumho Viet Thanh from Halong Bay to Hanoi (photo: Baolau).


2. TRAIN from Halong Bay (or Hai Phong) to Hanoi

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From Ha Long to Hanoi you can also travel by train of Vietnam Railways. You can also take a train from Hai Phong.


3. TAXI / CAR from Halong Bay to Hanoi

    • from Ha Long to Hanoi you can also travel by private taxi or car
    • travel by private taxi or car to Hanoi from Ha Long takes about 2-5 hours
    • travel by private car from Ha Long to Hanoi costs about  $70-160/car (depends on the vehicle)
    • the most comfortable and fast way of transport from Halong Bay to Hanoi
    • you can also travel by private taxi/car from Ha Long to Noi Bai Airport
    • various taxi companies to Hanoi: Tiim Group, Grouptour, Sapa Dragon Express, Dichung Taxi, Cat Ba Express, Ouros Travel, Tim Charter, Booking Car, Hai Van Transport,
    • there are modern cars or fast luxury private minivans for group of people
    • vans or minivans departs from Hon Gai or Tuan Chau Island
    • read carefully the all information before you book your private car to Hanoi online

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From Halong Bay, Ha Long town to Hanoi you can also travel by private car/minivan or taxi (photo: 12go.asia)


4. BOAT + BUS from Cat Ba Island to Hanoi

    • if you want to travel from Cat Ba Island to Hanoi, you can take a bus + boat
    • Cat Ba Island is the biggest and most visited island in Halong Bay
    • travel by bus+boat from Cat Ba to Hanoi takes about 3.5-5 hours
    • bus companies to Hanoi: Cat Ba Express, Hoang Long, Inter Bus Lines, Grouptour, Daichi Travel, Grouptour…
    • bus ticket from Cat Ba to Hanoi costs about $9-16/pp
    • there is a boat/ferry transfer between Cat Ba Island and Hai Phong (or Tuan Chau)
    • read this article: Cat Ba Island to Hanoi — Bus Schedule
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Bus of Cat Ba Express from Cat Ba Island to Hanoi (photo: Baolau).


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Halong Bay to Hanoi:

1️⃣ How to book and buy tickets /car from Halong Bay to Hanoi?

    • You can book e-tickets from Halong Bay to Hanoi online on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • You can search + book another routes, e.g. Hai Phong to Hanoi, Cat Ba to Hanoi…

2️⃣ What is the travel time from Halong Bay to Hanoi?

    • Travel by bus/minivan from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes about 2.5-4.5 hours.
    • Travel by train of Vietnam Railways from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes about 6-7 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi/car from Halong Bay to Hanoi takes about 2-5 hours.
    • Travel by boat + bus from Cat Ba Island to Hanoi takes about 4-5 hours.

3️⃣ How much does it cost to travel from Halong Bay to Hanoi?

      • Transfer by bus/minivan from Halong Bay to Hanoi costs about $4.50-23/pp.
      • Transfer by train from Halong Bay to Hanoi (via Kep Railway Station) costs about $3.50/pp.
      • Transfer by private taxi/car from Halong Bay to Hanoi costs about $70-160/car.
      • Transfer by boat + bus from Cat Ba Island to Hanoi costs about $9-16/pp.

4️⃣ What is the travel distance from Halong Bay to Hanoi?

      • Travel distance from Halong Bay to Hanoi in Vietnam is about 180-200 km by bus, car or taxi.

5️⃣ Is there a flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi?

      • There are only some sightseeing flights between Hanoi and Ha Long (Tuan Chau Island). These flights are operated by Hai Au Aviation and it is a unique experience how you can see Halong Bay from above.

6️⃣ Where it is possible to keep a luggage in Hanoi?

      • If you want to keep a luggage in Hanoi you can try Radical Storage service. You can search your private luggage place online.

7️⃣ Is there a train from Hai Phong to Hanoi?

      • Yes, also from Hai Phong City you can travel by train to Hanoi. Hai Phong is about 45 km from Ha Long town and there are also some buses to Hanoi from this city. Read this: How to go from Hai Phong to Hanoi?

8️⃣ What is the best way of transfer from Halong Bay to Hanoi?

      • The most popular, cheap and best way how to reach Hanoi from Ha Long is to travel by bus or private minivan. Buses are cheap and minivans are fast and very comfortable.

8️⃣ What is the most cheapest way of transfer from Halong Bay to Hanoi?

      • The most cheapest way how to travel to Hanoi from Halong Bay is to travel by bus. The most cheapest bus tickets from Ha Long to Hanoi start already at $4.50-6/pp.

9️⃣ Where to rent a motorbike in Hanoi or other city of Vietnam?

      • If you want to rent a motorbike for your trip in Vietnam, you can rent a bike in various motorbike rentals in the streets of Hanoi. But you can try some verified companies and search your motorbike with Bikesbooking.

🔟 Where and how to travel from Hanoi?

      • From Hanoi you can travel to the north of Vietnam, e.g. by train/bus to Sapa, Ha Giang or Cao Bang. There are no trains and no flights to Ha Giang and Cao Bang, so it is necessary to travel by bus/van or motorbike, if you do not have your private transfer. Ha Giang is the most interesting province of the north of Vietnam.

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Bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi – Schedule / Times + Bus Tickets:

Bus Schedule - Hanoi to Halong Bay

Departs in Hanoi

Arrival in Ha Long

Price

Phuc Xuyen (Van)

05:00

07:30

Price from $10.60

Phuc Xuyen (Van)

06:00

08:30

Price from $10.60

Phuc Xuyen (Van)

07:00

09:30

Price from $10.60

Phuc Xuyen (Van)

08:00

10:30

Price from $10.60

Phuc Xuyen (Van)

09:00

11:30

Price from $10.60

Phuc Xuyen (Van)

10:00

12:30

Price from $10.60

Phuc Xuyen (Van)

11:00

13:30

Price from $10.60

Phuc Xuyen (Van)

12:00

14:30

Price from $10.60

Phuc Xuyen (Van)

13:00

15:30

Price from $10.60

Phuc Xuyen (Van)

14:00

16:30

Price from $10.60

Phuc Xuyen (Van)

15:00

17:30

Price from $10.60

Phuc Xuyen (Van)

16:00

18:30

Price from $10.60

Phuc Xuyen (Van)

17:00

19:30

Price from $10.60

Phuc Xuyen (Van)

18:00

20:30

Price from $10.60

Phuc Xuyen (Van)

19:00

21:30

Price from $10.60

Phuc Xuyen (Van)

20:00

22:30

Price from $10.60

Grouptour (Van)

06:45

10:45

Price from $15.00

Grouptour (Van)

07:45

11:45

Price from $15.00

Grouptour (Van)

08:45

12:45

Price from $15.00

Grouptour (Van)

09:45

13:45

Price from $15.00

Grouptour (Van)

10:45

14:45

Price from $15.00

Grouptour (Van)

11:45

15:45

Price from $15.00

Grouptour (Van)

12:45

16:45

Price from $15.00

Grouptour (Van)

13:45

17:45

Price from $15.00

Grouptour (Van)

14:45

18:45

Price from $15.00

Grouptour (Van)

15:45

19:45

Price from $15.00

Grouptour (Van)

16:45

20:45

Price from $15.00

Grouptour (Van)

17:45

21:45

Price from $15.00


Taxi Schedule / Timetable – Halong Bay to Hanoi + Prices:

Taxi Schedule - Halong Bay to Hanoi

Departs

Travel time

Price (Car)

Cat Ba Express

Any time

04:00

From $89.00

Cat Ba Express

Any time

04:00

From $105.00

Hai Van Transport

Any time

03:30

From $142.00

Hai Van Transport

Any time

03:30

From $168.00

Grouptour

Any time

04:00

From $93.00

Grouptour

Any time

04:00

From $120.00

Grouptour

Any time

03:30

From $137.00

Tiim Group

Any time

04:00

From $146.00

Tiim Group

Any time

04:00

From $176.00

Tiim Group

Any time

05:00

From $148.00

BOOK a TOUR / ACTIVITY in Hanoi

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icon-arrow-circle-right Book tickets or private car/taxi from Halong Bay to Hanoi:

(You can also book and buy another tickets and travel routes, e.g. Cat Ba to Hanoi, Hai Phong to Hanoi…)


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