How to go → HAI PHONG to HANOI? ☀️

How to get from Hai Phong to Hanoi
How to travel from Hai Phong to Hanoi? You can travel by bus, train or private taxi and book tickets online.

Hai Phong to Hanoi – The Best Ways to Travel:

    • Hanoi serves as the vibrant capital of Vietnam and stands as one of the most frequented destinations in the northern region. Amidst bustling streets and traffic chaos, many tourists venture from Hanoi to explore nearby attractions such as Hai Phong, Ha Long, or Cat Ba Island. Visitors often spend around three days indulging in boat trips across the captivating waters of Ha Long Bay or exploring the scenic landscapes of Cat Ba Island. Cat Ba Island is easily accessible from Hai Phong via boat or ferry. For a comfortable, fast, and affordable journey from Hai Phong to Hanoi, traveling by bus is highly recommended. Hai Phong functions as a crucial seaport in northern Vietnam, with a travel distance of approximately 120 km to Hanoi by bus or train. Travelers have three options for reaching Hanoi from Hai Phong: bus, train, or private car/taxi. From Hanoi, one can further explore Vietnam by train, bus, or plane to destinations like Da Nang, Hoi An, or even take a flight to Da Lat in southern Vietnam.

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Traveling from Hai Phong to Hanoi is convenient by bus, train, or taxi.

    • The most economical option is traveling from Hai Phong to Hanoi by train (approximately $4-6/pp for 2nd class seat). Transport by train from Hai Phong to Hanoi takes about 2-2.5 hours and you will arrive to Hanoi Railway Station in the city center. Additionally, there are various comfortable tourist buses available on this route. With a travel time of about 1.5-2 hours, bus tickets are affordable, starting at $4-7/pp. Alternatively, travelers can opt for a private taxi/car, offering speed and comfort at around $40-210 per car. You can also travel by private taxi from Cat Bi Airport in Hai Phong to Hanoi, there are various private companies offering this travel route, from the town or from the airport. Unfortunately, there are no direct flights from Hai Phong to Hanoi. It is advisable to book train or bus tickets from Hai Phong to Hanoi online. From Hanoi, travelers can embark on bus journeys to destinations such as Sapa/Lao Cai or Ha Giang in the north, or head south to Da Nang.
Transfer Mode – Hai Phong to Hanoi: Travel Time Cost Range
Tourist Bus / Van 2-3 hours $3-6/pp
Train by VR 2-2.5 hours $4-6/pp
Private Car 2-2.5 hours $40-210/car

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How do I get from Hai Phong to Hanoi?


1. BUS from Hai Phong to Hanoi

Traveling by bus is one of the most used modes of transportation from Hai Phong to Hanoi. It is also a cheap option, as tickets from Hai Phong to Hanoi range from $4-7/per person, making it a suitable mode of transportation even for low-cost travelers. Various minivans or minibuses of private carriers also travel between these cities.

Among the better-known transport companies from Hai Phong to Hanoi that operate some buses are Hoang Long, Hai Au or Ket Doan. The journey by bus to Hanoi from Hai Phong is trouble-free and relatively comfortable, the journey time is only about 1.5-2 hours.

Buses or minibuses with seats can depart from different locations or stops, you can always see this on the platforms listed below before buying tickets online in advance. So look carefully at where the buses leave from, look at the map and other additional instructions. Some of the buses on offer from Hai Phong can already depart from the nearby and popular Cat Ba island, from where mainly foreign tourists travel. Some buses accept mobile e-tickets, but some do not and you should also have printed tickets.

It is advisable to arrive at the place of departure well in advance, at least 30-60 minutes is recommended. Also be aware that sometimes buses may be late and exact times may not be followed and buses may also have different limits on the maximum weight of backpacks carried, again see this before ordering your tickets. Bus tickets from Hai Phong to Hanoi are easily searched online and can be purchased immediately.

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Bus of Hoang Long and van of Ket Doan from Hai Phong to Hanoi (photo: 12go.asia).


2. TRAIN from Hai Phong to Hanoi 

The next and cheapest option for transportation from Hai Phong to Hanoi is transportation by Vietnam Railways train. Train travel in Vietnam is popular among solo travelers and is actually the cheapest mode of transportation in the country. There are approximately 3-4 trains per day from Hai Phong to Hanoi, this may change a little during the season and time.

Trains that are equipped with seats depart from Hai Phong Railway Station and arrive at Hanoi Railway Station, but you can also get off at Gia Lam or Long Bien stations (at the old historical Long Bien bridge) just outside the city center (see also Vietnam railway map).

Hanoi Railway Station is located a short distance from Hoan Kiem district and from there you can get to the most important places in Hanoi or to your accommodation. Hai Phong Railway Station is also well located and located a short distance from the city center, it is easily accessible. The train journey time from Hai Phong to Hanoi is approx. 2-2.5 hours, depending on where you get off in Hanoi, and train tickets cost an average of $3-7/person for a 2nd class seat.

Vietnam Railways already accept mobile tickets as e-tickets, so you just need to search for a ticket, buy it online and then present it, for example, on your mobile phone when boarding the train in Hai Phong Railway Station, there is no need to print it. Traveling by train from Hai Phong to Hanoi is a comfortable and cheap experience and an opportunity to see Vietnam from a slightly different perspective.

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From Hai Phong to Hanoi you can travel by train of Vietnam Railways.


3. PRIVATE TAXI / CAR from Hai Phong to Hanoi

The most convenient, but also the most expensive way to travel from Hai Phong to Hanoi is to use a private taxi / book a car with a driver. This option is probably not the most suitable for solo low-cost travelers, but for those who do not care about the budget and are looking for comfort in transportation. Various private taxi services operate between Hai Phong and Hanoi and they offer very modern and new cars for more people, such as minivans or minibuses.

The well-rated taxi services from Hai Phong to Hanoi include Taxi with VTS, Ouros Travel, Saigon DMC, Viet Technology Travel, Hai Van Transport, Cat Ba Express, Dichung Taxi, Daiichi Travel and others. A private taxi is also a fast option of transportation, the journey time from Hai Phong to Hanoi by private car takes approximately 1.5-2 hours, depending on where you are coming from and where you want to arrive in Hanoi.

Some private taxis going to Hanoi can also be used to travel from Cat Bi Airport in Hai Phong. A private taxi from Hai Phong to Hanoi is the most expensive transfer option and costs an average of $40-210/car, depending on the car you choose and how many people are traveling. It can therefore be worthwhile to book an entire minivan or minibus for several people, and then calculate the total price per individual. Now it is very easy to book your car from Hai Phong to Hanoi online and in advance.

Most of the listed private transport companies are well-rated in Vietnam. Always read all terms and conditions and instructions for a private transfer carefully before ordering a ride. Some private cars already depart from Cat Ba Island, so check the departure and arrival points carefully. You can also arrange the place of departure and arrival you want.

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From Hai Phong to Hanoi you can also travel by private car/taxi (photo: Viet Technology Travel, 12go.asia)

Baolau – search, book, buy tickets + flights

– Baolau sells the train, bus, ferry tickets, flights mainly for Vietnam (also a tickets for Cambodia, Laos, Philipiness…)
– company offers also a tickets larger bus companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, Futabus, Sapa Express, Hung Thanh…)
– flights of Vietnamese airlines, VietJet Air, JetStar, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– ferry tickets in Vietnam (eg. ferry to Cat Baferry to Phu Quoc, ferry to Quan Lan, from Con Dao to Saigon…)
– tickets for Malaysia (eg. Kuala Lumpur to Malacca, Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur to Penang…)
– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
– the final price you will see before making of payment transaction
– you can use online train e-ticket in mobile phone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– read other information about ticket in order, read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

12go.asia – search, book, buy tickets + flights

– a specialist for train, bus, ferry tickets mainly in Thailand (new – also tickets for Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos…)
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China online (Beijing to Shaghai, Shanghai to Hangzhou, Shanghai to Nanjing..)
– tickets for the main routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to Surat Thani, Bangkok to PhuketBangkok to Chiang Mai
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Chang, Koh Kood, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui
– more information about train tickets and trains in Thailand
– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam + Thailand in your mobile phone
– if you buy a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Sapa on 12go.asia or Baolau (Orient Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– information about 12go.asia read in article about transportation in Vietnam

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Charm Boutique Hotel & Spa in Hanoi (photo: Agoda). 15 best hotels in Hanoi – Hoan Kiem District.
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Hay Hostel in Hanoi (Old Quarter), photo: Agoda. 15 best cheap hostels in Hanoi – Old Quarter.


FAQ + Tips – Travel route from Hai Phong to Hanoi:

1. How to book train/bus tickets or taxi from Hai Phong to Hanoi?

    • You can book your e-tickets from Hai Phong to Hanoi on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • You can search another route, e.g. Hai Phong > Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh > Hanoi…

2. What is the travel time from Hai Phong to Hanoi?

    • Travel by regular train of Vietnam Railways from Hai Phong to Hanoi takes about 2.5 hours.
    • Travel by tourist bus from Hai Phong to Hanoi takes about 1.5 hours.
    • Travel by taxi/private car from Hai Phong to Hanoi takes about 1.5-2 hours.

3. What is the travel distance from Hai Phong to Hanoi?

    • Travel distance from Hai Phong to Hanoi is about 120 km by train or bus.

4. How much does it cost to travel from Hai Phong to Hanoi?

    • Transfer by regular train from Hai Phong to Hanoi costs about $3-6/pp.
    • Transfer by bus from Hai Phong to Hanoi costs about $4-5/pp.
    • Transfer by taxi/private car from Hai Phong to Hanoi costs about $70-210/car.

5. What is the cheapest way of transport from Hai Phong to Hanoi?

    • The cheapest way of transport from Hai Phong to Hanoi is to travel by train – hard seat costs only about $2.80-3/pp.

6. Where do you keep your luggage in Hanoi?

    • If you want to keep your luggage in Hanoi you can try Radical Storage service. This service offers a few places in the city center of Hanoi, it is a cheap and your luggage will be safe.

7. Is there a direct flight from Hai Phong to Hanoi?

    • No, there are no direct flights to Hanoi from Hai Phong, it is not possible to travel by plane.

8. Is there a boat or ferry from Hai Phong to Hanoi?

    • No, there are no tourist boats or ferries from Hai Phong to Hanoi, it is not possible to travel by boat.

9. What is the fastest way of getting from Hai Phong to Hanoi?

    • The fastest way of transport from Hai Phong to Hanoi is to travel by bus or private taxi, minivan.

10. How do I get from Hai Phong to Ninh Binh?

    • From Hai Phong to Ninh Binh you can travel by bus (about 3 hours). Read this: How to get from Hai Phong to Ninh Binh? It is a good way if you want to skip Hanoi and you are traveling to the south of Vietnam. But also from Ninh Binh you can go to Hanoi – by train, bus or taxi.

11. Do you travel from Hanoi to Hai Phong?

12. What is the best way to get around Hanoi?

    • Hanoi offers various modes of transportation to get around the city. Walking is a great option for exploring the Old Quarter and nearby attractions, as many places of interest are within a reasonable distance. Taxis and ride-hailing services like Grab are widely available and provide convenient and affordable transportation. Another popular mode of transportation is the cyclo, a three-wheeled bicycle taxi, which offers a unique way to navigate the city.

13. What are some traditional dishes to try in Hanoi?

    • Hanoi is renowned for its delicious street food and traditional dishes. One must-try dish is pho, a flavorful noodle soup with tender slices of beef or chicken, garnished with fresh herbs and lime. Another popular dish is bun cha, which consists of grilled pork served with rice vermicelli noodles, herbs, and a tangy dipping sauce. Banh mi, a Vietnamese-style sandwich with various fillings such as grilled meats, pate, pickled vegetables, and herbs, is also a must-try. For a unique experience, don’t miss the egg coffee, a local specialty that combines strong coffee with a creamy egg yolk mixture, resulting in a rich and velvety texture.

14. How to travel solo in Vietnam?

    • Discover the wonders of solo travel in Vietnam as you explore ancient temples, cruise through scenic landscapes or karst sceneries, hike various national parks and ethnic villages and connect with the warm-hearted locals, creating a personalized journey of cultural immersion and breathtaking experiences.

15. What are the most interesting things or facts about Vietnam?

    • Vietnam, a country with a captivating allure, is celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes, including the mesmerizing limestone karsts of Halong Bay, the terraced rice fields of Sapa, and the bustling waterways of the Mekong Delta. Its rich history unfolds through ancient temples in Hanoi, the imperial city of Hue, and the Cu Chi Tunnels, providing a glimpse into Vietnam’s resilience during wartime. The country’s vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and warm hospitality further enhance the allure of this Southeast Asian gem. Read this: 15 Interesting Things of Vietnam.

16. What to expect from Vietnam Culture?

    • Expect a vibrant cultural tapestry in Vietnam, characterized by traditional values, a strong sense of community, and a deep-rooted respect for family. You’ll encounter a fusion of French, Chinese, and indigenous influences in art, architecture, and cuisine. Traditional water puppetry, folk music, and dance performances showcase the country’s artistic flair. The importance of rituals and festivals in daily life adds a colorful dimension, while the warmth and friendliness of the Vietnamese people make for a welcoming and enriching cultural experience.

17. What is the weather in Vietnam and what to expect?

    • Weather in Vietnam varies with a tropical climate featuring distinct wet and dry seasons. In the north, the dry season (October to April) brings cooler temperatures, while the wet season (May to September) is marked by higher humidity and heavy rainfall. Central Vietnam experiences a dry period (January to August) with lower humidity and a wet season (September to December) characterized by increased rainfall. In southern Vietnam, the dry season (December to April) offers warm temperatures, while the wet season (May to November) brings higher humidity and occasional heavy rainfall. For accurate information, check local forecasts.

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🚍 Bus from Hai Phong to Hanoi – Schedule / Timetable + Bus tickets:

Bus Schedule - Hai Phong to Hanoi

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🚆 Train from Hai Phong to Hanoi – Schedule / Timetable + Train tickets:

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Train Schedule - Hai Phong to Hanoi

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Train LP2 (hard + soft seats)

06:10

08:38

From $3.60

Train LP6 (hard + soft seats)

09:10

11:41

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Train LP8 (hard + soft seats)

15:00

17:29

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Train HP2 (hard + soft seats)

18:40

21:15

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14:35

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🚆 Train from Hanoi to Hai Phong – Schedule / Timetable + Train tickets:

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Train Schedule - Hanoi to Hai Phong

Departs in Hanoi

Arrival in Hai Phong

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Train HP1 (hard + soft seats)

06:00

08:25

From $3.60

Train LP3 (hard + soft seats)

09:30

12:00

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Train LP5 (hard + soft seats)

15:26

18:00

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Train LP7 (hard + soft seats)

18:21

20:55

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Train LP9 (hard + soft seats)

07:15

10:07

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3 Ways of Transfer from Hai Phong to Hanoi:

1. BUS / VAN from Hai Phong to Hanoi
Travel Time Travel by bus or van from Hai Phong to Hanoi takes about 1.5-2 hours.
Price Bus ticket from Hai Phong to Hanoi costs about $4-7 per person.
Bus Companies Hai Au, Hoang Long, Ket Doan…
2. TRAIN by VR from Hai Phong to Hanoi
Travel Time Travel by train from Hai Phong to Hanoi takes about 2-2.5 hours.
Additional Information There are about 2-4 trains every day of Vietnam Railways to Hanoi.
Price One-way train ticket from Hai Phong to Hanoi costs about $3-6 per person.
3. PRIVATE TAXI / CAR from Hai Phong to Hanoi
Travel Time Travel by taxi or car from Hai Phong to Hanoi takes about 1.5-2 hours.
Price Private taxi from Hanoi to Hai Phong costs about $40-210 per vehicle.
Taxi Companies Viet Technology Travel, Hai Van Transport, Cat Ba Express, Dichung Taxi and others.

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