How to get from HANOI to CAT BA Island (2020)?

How to get from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island

How to get from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island? You can travel by direct bus or by train and ferry or speedboat.


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    • Cat Ba Island is the biggest and one of the most visited islands in Ha Long Bay. Ha Long Bay and nearby islands (eg. Cat Ba Island) is one of the most visited places by foreign tourists in northern Vietnam. It is an fascinating place, but sometimes overcrowded by visitors. How to get from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island? There are 4 ways how you can travel to Cat Ba Island. The best and fastest way is to take a tourist bus (+transfer by boat/ferry) from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island (about 4-5 hours), or you can go to Ha Long and from Tuan Chau Island (10 km from Ha Long city) you can take a boat/ship to Cat Ba Island or you can go to Hai Phong and there you can take a speedboat to Cat Ba Island. Bus (+ferry) ticket from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island starts at $11/pp. Travel by bus+ferry is the most popular option of transfer.
    • Book and buy your e-tickets from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island on 12go.asia or Baolau

Travel distance from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island is about 160 km.

    • Speedboats from Hai Phong City arrives directly to the southern part of the Cat Ba Island, to the town of Cat Ba. There are many hotels or homestays in the southern part of this island and it is the main base for tourists. In my opinion, travel by tourist bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island or speedboat/ferry from Hai Phong to the town of Cat Ba is the best and fastest way how to reach Cat Ba Island. From September 2017 it is possible to travel by a direct bus from Hanoi via the longest sea-crossing bridge in Southeast Asia – Tan Vu-Lach Huyen to Cát Hải. And there are also boat/ferry transfers from Cát Hải (Bến phà Gót) to Cái Viềng (Bến phà Cái Viềng). In June 2020 there was also opened the first part of the new cable car from Cai Vieng to Phu Luong (Cat Ba Island). There are no flights to Cat Ba Island from Hanoi, because there is no airport. Book and buy your bus+ferry tickets from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island online.


How do I get from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island?


1. BUS+FERRY from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island
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    • the fastest and cheap way how to get from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island by bus+ferry
    • travel by a direct bus+ferry from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island takes about 3.5-5 hours
    • bus companies from Hanoi to Cat Ba: Goodmorning Cat Ba, Cat Ba Express, Daichi Travel, Grouptour, Full Moon, InterBus Lines, Cat Ba Discovery and another bus companies
    • cheap bus tickets to Cat Ba Island, prices start already at $11/pp (seat)
    • Good Morning Cat Ba, Grouptour have cheap bus tickets > ticket costs about $11-17/pp
    • bus is going over the longest sea-crossing bridge in Southeast Asia – Tan Vu – Lach Huyen
    • bus is going directly to the Cat Ba town on the island over the Cat Hai Island
    • a short boat transfer (15 minutes) from the Got Port (Bến phà Gót) to the Cái Viềng port
    • bus+ferry is the cheapest way how to get from Hanoi to Cat Ba
    • Book and buy bus e-ticket from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island on 12go.asia or Baolau
    • you can also book taxi+bus+ferry tickets from Hanoi Airport to Cat Ba Island with 12go.asia
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Bus of Cat Ba Express from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island (photo: Baolau)


2. TRAIN+SPEEDBOAT from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island  +


1.step – Train from Hanoi to Hai Phong (LP3, LP5, LP7, HP1)

    • travel by train from Hanoi to Hai Phong takes about 2.5 hours
    • train ticket from Hanoi to Hai Phong costs about $2-4/pp (hard or soft seat)
    • Railway station in Hanoi – Gia Lam Railway Station (481 Ngọc Lâm)
    • Railway station in Hai Phong – Hai Phong Railway Station (75 Lương Khánh Thiện)
    • Book and buy train e-tickets from Hanoi to Hai Phong online on Baolau

2.step – Speedboat from Hai Phong (Pha Binh port) to Cat Ba Island

    • travel by speedboat from Hai Phong to the Cat Ba Island takes about 1 hour
    • Pha Binh port in Hai Phong (4 Bến Bính)
    • this boat goes to the Cat Ba Pier (Cat Ba Island)
    • boat/ferry ticket price from Hai Phong (Pha Binh Port) to Cat Ba is about $9
    • Book ferry/boat e-ticket from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island on Baolau
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Trains in Vietnam, soft seats and 4-berth cabin (photo: Baolau)


3. BUS+SPEEDBOAT from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island  +


1.step – Bus from Hanoi to Hai Phong

    • travel by bus from Hanoi to Hai Phong takes about 1.5 hour
    • the one-way bus ticket from Hanoi to Hai Phong costs only about $4-8/pp
    • verified bus company: Hai Au, Hoang Long (tourist bus or luxury limousine)
    • bus station in Hanoi – Nước Ngầm Bus Station (Km số 8 – Đường Giải Phóng)
    • bus station in Hai Phong – Niem Nghia Bus Station (275 Trần Nguyên Hãn)
    • read the information on Baolau or 12go.asia, before you book and buy tickets
    • Book bus e-tickets from Hanoi to Hai Phong online on Baolau or 12go.asia

Bus of Hoang Long – come to ticket boot of Hoang Long (Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station, 2nd floor) and present your voucher to change for bus ticket.  PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE STATION AT LEAST 1 HOUR (60 MINUTES) BEFORE DEPARTURE TIME BECAUSE HOANG LONG MAY CHANGE DEPARTURE TIME AND WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IF YOU MISS THE BUS IF YOU ARRIVE LATE AFTER THIS (more info on 12go.asia, Baolau).

2.step – Speedboat from Hai Phong (Pha Binh port) to Cat Ba Island

    • Pha Binh port in Hai Phong (4 Bến Bính)
    • this boat go to the Cat Ba Pier (Cat Ba Island)
    • boat/ferry ticket from Hai Phong (Pha Binh Port) to Cat Ba Island costs about $9
    • Book boat/ferry e-ticket from Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island online on Baolau
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Hai Au bus from Hanoi to Hai Phong, ticket costs only about 4-5 USD (photo: Baolau)


4. Travel on motorbike to Cat Ba

    • another possibility is to rent a motorbike in Hanoi and travel on your own to Cat Ba
    • only a good way for the experienced motorbike drivers (IDP is necessary)
    • there are various types of good motorbikes for rent in Hanoi (from $5-20)
    • Choose and book your motorbike in Vietnam at Bikesbooking


5. FLIGHT from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island (Seaplane)

    • several direct flights from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island, operated by Hai Au Aviation
    • Tuan Chau Island is about 10 km north of the Cat Ba Island
    • from Tuan Chau Island you can take a boat/ferry to Cat Ba Island
    • if you want to travel from Hanoi to Tuan Chau (bus, limousine), read this: Hanoi to Tuan Chau


Cat Ba Island / Ha Long Bay / Lan Ha Bay – Travel Map:

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Google Map of Cat Ba Island – Interesting places, transfers, hotels, beaches…


Baolau – train, bus, ferry tickets + flights

– a company specializing in train, bus, ferry tickets and flights mainly for Vietnam (also a tickets for Cambodia and Laos)
– company offers also a tickets larger bus companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, Futabus, Sapa Express, InterBus Lines…)
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, VietJet Air, JetStar Pacific, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– ferry tickets in Vietnam (eg. ferry to Cat Baferry to Phu Quoc, ferry to Phnom Penh, ferry Con Dao to Saigon, ferry to Quan Lan..)
– tickets+routes in Vietnam (eg. Da Lat to Hoi An, Nha Trang to Hoi An, Phong Nha to Cat Ba…)
– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
– 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 – train, bus, ferry tickets + flights

– 12go sells the train, bus, ferry tickets and flights mainly for Thailand (also tickets for Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung TauKoh Rong, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Koh Phi Phi
– train tickets for the most frequented routes in Thailand – Bangkok > Hua Hin, Bangkok > Chiang Mai, Bangkok > Surat Thani..
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China online (Beijing to Shanghai, Beijing to Xian, Shanghai to Hangzhou..)
– you can not use an online train ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (12go can deliver these train tickets)
– more information about train tickets and trains in Thailand
– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam in your mobile phone (not in Thailand)
– 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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Cat Ba Island has only about 4 tourist beaches – this is Cat Co 3 beach.

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You can enjoy some amazing views on the Cat Ba Island – Cannon Fort.

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Cat Ba town in the southern part of island, it is a center for tourists, restaurants, accommodation…

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Sunset in Ha Long Bay, Cat Ba Island is a part of one of the most impressive bay in Asia.

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Monkey Island – Cat Ba


Faqs + Tips – Travel route from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island:


How long does it take from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island?

    • Travel by bus+ferry from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island takes about 3.5-5 hours.
    • Travel by train+speedboat from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island (via Hai Phong) takes about 4-5 hours.
    • Travel by plane (Hai Au Aviation) from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island takes about 1 hour.
    • Travel by taxi+bus+ferry from Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport to Cat Ba takes about 5 hours.

How much does it cost to travel from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island?

    • Travel by bus+ferry from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island costs about $11-17/pp.
    • Travel by train+speedboat from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island (via Hai Phong) costs about $10-15/pp.
    • Travel by plane (Hai Au Aviation) from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island costs about $30-110/pp.
    • Travel by taxi+bus+ferry (join ticket) from Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport to Cat Ba costs about $23/pp.

What is the travel distance from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island?

    • Travel distance from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island is about 160 km by bus/train + ferry.

From which bus stations in Hanoi buses depart to Cat Ba Island?

    • Buses to Cat Ba Island depart from various bus stations in Hanoi. Check Baolau or 12go.asia, you will see this information before you book and buy tickets online.

It is possible to travel by bus back from Cat Ba Island to Hanoi?

    • Yes it is possible to travel by bus (+ferry) from Cat Ba Island to Hanoi.

How to explore Cat Ba Island and how to move there?

    • The best way is to rent a motorbike/scooter or bicycle in Cat Ba town and travel on your own. Another option are also boat trips. You can use your Google maps in your smart phone.

Where to stay, where to find some hotels in Cat Ba Island?

    • You can stay and find some hotels in Cat Ba town, in the southern part of this island. There is a largest selection of various hotels. In this town you can also find a lot of various restaurants and also some beaches for relax.

How long should I stay in Cat Ba Island?

    • It depends what you want to visit and what to do in this island. You can relax or you can buy a cruise in Ha Long… You can stay there about 5-7 days. 2-3 days boat cruise, 3 days exploring the island.

Which airport is closest to Cat Ba Island?

    • The closest airport to Cat Ba Island is Cat Bi International Airport in Hai Phong, about 25 km west of the Cat Ba Island. There is no airport on Cat Ba Island. There are various flights from Cat Bi Airport to central and southern Vietnam.

Is there an railway on Cat Ba Island?

    • No, there is no railway and no trains on Cat Ba Island.

Where and how to book and buy tickets from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island?

    • You can book e-tickets from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island online on Baolau or 12go.asia

What is the best way of transport from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island?

    • The best way of transport from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island is to travel by bus/minivan+ferry. Tickets are cheap and it is the most fastest and also comfortable way how to reach Cat Ba Island from Hanoi.

How to go from Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport to Cat Ba Island?

    • If you want to travel to Cat Ba Island from Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport, you can book a taxi+bus directly from the airport. You can book join ticket from Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport to Cat Ba with 12go.asia. Join ticket from Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport to Cat Ba costs about $23/pp.

Do you want to book a tour to Ha Long Bay?

    • It is no t a big problem, you can search and book a tour to Ha Long Bay with Tourradar.

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What is the cheapest way of getting from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island?

    • The cheapest way how to get from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island is to travel by bus+ferry. Join Tickets start already at $11/pp.

How to get from Cat Ba Island to Hanoi?

    • You can also travel by bus+ferry from Cat Ba to Hanoi. There are the same tourist bus companies on this travel route. Read this article and book tickets online > Cat Ba Island to Hanoi – Bus Schedule.

How to get from Tuan Chau Island to Cat Ba Island?

    • If you will be traveling from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island and then you would like to get to Cat Ba Island, you can take a boat transfer from Tuan Chau (Bến phà Tuần Châu) to Cat Ba Island (Gia Luan pier), about 1 hour. You can also transport your motorbike by boat from Tuan Chau (Bến phà Tuần Châu) and explore this island on your own. From Gia Luan pier you can travel by local bus to Cat Ba town in the south of island.

Is there a cable car to Cat Ba Island?

    • Yes, there is also a new cable car to Cat Ba Island. The first part (Cai Vieng > Phu Long) of this cable car was already opened in June 2020. In 2021 this cable car should be finished and the end station will be in Cat Ba town. So it will be possible to travel by cable car from Cai Vieng port to Cat Ba town.

Do you want to book your motorbike in Vietnam?

    • You can book your motorbike in Vietnam with Bikesbooking and travel on your own.


Bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island – Schedule / Timetable + Bus Tickets

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Bus Schedule - Hanoi to Cat Ba Island

Departure in Hanoi

Arrival in Cat Ba Island

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Good Morning Cat Ba

07:30

11:30

Book from $11.00

Good Morning Cat Ba

10:30

14:30

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Good Morning Cat Ba

14:00

17:30

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Cat Ba Express

07:30

11:30

Book from $14.00

Cat Ba Express

10:45

14:45

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Cat Ba Express

14:15

18:15

Book from $14.00

Daiichi Travel

08:00

11:30

Book from $13.90

Daiichi Travel

10:30

14:00

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Daiichi Travel

12:30

16:00

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Daiichi Travel

14:30

17:00

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Grouptour

07:45

11:45

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Grouptour

10:15

14:15

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Grouptour

12:15

16:15

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Grouptour

14:15

18:15

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Full Moon Party Tour

07:30

11:20

Book from $14.00

Full Moon Party Tour

10:30

14:20

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Full Moon Party Tour

14:00

17:50

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Hoang Long

07:30

11:10

Book from $14.00

Hoang Long

10:30

14:10

Book from $14.00

Hoang Long

14:00

17:40

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Cat Ba Discovery

07:30

11:00

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Cat Ba Discovery

10:00

13:30

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Cat Ba Discovery

14:00

17:30

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Good Morning Cat Ba (Noi Bai Airport)

10:00

14:40

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Good Morning Cat Ba (Noi Bai Airport)

11:00

15:40

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Good Morning Cat Ba (Noi Bai Airport)

12:00

16:40

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Full Moon Party Tour (Noi Bai Airport)

06:30

11:00

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Full Moon Party Tour (Noi Bai Airport)

08:00

12:30

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Full Moon Party Tour (Noi Bai Airport)

09:00

13:30

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Full Moon Party Tour (Noi Bai Airport)

13:00

17:30

Book from $23.00

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15 best hotels and resorts in Cat Ba Island.

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