How to get from HANOI to HA LONG BAY (2019)?

How to get from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay

How to travel from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay? You can travel by bus/taxi/van to Ha Long or Tuan Chau Island or by train to Hai Phong.


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From Hanoi to Ha Long Bay by bus, van, train, plane or private taxi.

    • Ha Long Bay is written in UNESCO and it is one of the most visited places by foreign tourists in Vietnam and also in the world. Thousands of tourists visit Ha Long Bay every day. Travel distance from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay is about 180 km by land from Hanoi. How long does it take from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay? Travel by bus to Ha Long takes about 3,5-4,5 hours. You can travel by direct bus/shuttle bus to Ha Long or by train from Hanoi to Hai Phong (40 km from the town of Ha Long). From Hai Phong you can travel by ferry to the Cat Ba Island. There are also some private taxi companies (cars, minibuses and minivans) operated on this route and bus tickets of this companies are cheap.
    • icon-angle-double-rightbook and buy your e-tickets from Hanoi to Ha Long online on Baolau or 12go.asia

Bus tickets from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay start already at $5/pp.

    • Transportation in Vietnam is not so expensive and you can book and buy bus tickets online from Hanoi to Ha Long, prices start already at $5. There are various bus companies on this route and they offer modern tourist buses or private luxury minivans for groups (eg. for 6-9-12 passengers). If you are looking for comfort – try these luxury minivans or shuttle buses. Train tickets from Hanoi to Hai Phong are also very cheap and start at $3. Transfer from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay is very easy and you can book your cheap bus or train tickets very easily online.

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How to get from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay?


1. BUS from Hanoi to Ha Long

    • there are lots of various modern buses from Hanoi to Ha Long (or Tuan Chau, Bai Chay, Cat Ba)
    • there are also luxury and very comfortable minivans,vans,limousines or shuttle buses
    • travel by bus takes about 3,5-4,5 hours from Hanoi to Ha Long
    • price of the one-way bus ticket is about 120 000 – 540 000 viet.dongs ($5-23, depends on the type of the bus)
    • bus stations in Hanoi – buses depart from various bus stations (check Baolau and 12go.asia)
    • bus station in Ha Long – buses arrive to various bus stations (check Baolau and 12go.asia)
    • icon-angle-double-rightbook and buy bus e-tickets from Hanoi to Ha Long online on Baolau or 12go.asia
    • 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, read the all information before you book your ticket
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Kumho Viet Thanh bus from Hanoi to Ha Long (photo: Baolau).

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Phuc Xuyen bus from Hanoi to Ha Long, tickets start already at $5 (photo: Baolau).


2. TRAIN or BUS from Hanoi to Hai Phong  
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    • 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 route takes about 2.5 hours by train and 1.5 hours by bus
    • trains are comfortable and refurbished, of course snack+food
    • see railway map of Vietnam (2019)
    • there are 5 trains every day between these towns (Vietnam Railways)
    • the one-way train or bus ticket costs about 70 000 – 140 000 viet.dongs ($3-6)
    • 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 12go.asia
    • 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

Hoang Long  bus – 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).

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2nd class train in Vietnam, seats and berth (photo: Baolau).


3. VAN or Private TAXI from Hanoi to Ha Long
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    • from Hanoi to Ha Long you can also travel by van/minivan/shuttle bus or private taxi
    • the most comfortable way of transfer between Hanoi and Ha Long
    • various private companies: Luxury Transport, Greenlion Bus, Rosa Eco Bus, Dichung Taxi, Ninh Quynh…
    • luxury vans (up to 9-12 passengers), private luxury vehicles – the most comfortable way how to get to Ha Long
    • tickets for van cost already only about $7-10, private taxi to Ha Long cost about $80-150 (depends on the vehicle)
    • icon-angle-double-rightbook and buy tickets for private vans or taxi to Ha Long online on Baolau or 12go.asia
    • read carefully the all information before you book your tickets or book your private taxi to Ha Long
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Van of Luxury Transport from Hanoi to Ha Long, tickets already from $10 (photo: Baolau)


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. BUS from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island

    • the fastest way how to get directly from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island
    • Cat Ba Island is the largest and most visited island in Ha Long Bay
    • it takes about 3,5-5 hours from Hanoi to Cat Ba by bus (depends on the company)
    • bus companies: Cat Ba Express, Inter Bus Lines, Grouptour…
    • bus ticket price is only about $9-16 (seats or comfortable berths, depends on the company)
    • there is a boat transfer between Hai Phong and Cat Ba Island
    • icon-angle-double-rightbook and buy bus e-tickets from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island on Baolau or 12go.asia
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Bus of Cat Ba Express from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island (photo: Baolau)


5. TRAIN from Hanoi to Ha Long

    • there is also a direct train from Hanoi to Ha Long
    • it is very cheap, but travel by train takes about 6,5 hours (train goes over Kép Railway Station)
    • price of the one-way train ticket is about 70 000 – 100 000 viet.dongs ($3-4, hard seat)
    • train station in Hanoi – Yen Vien (about 10 km from Hoan Kiem city center)
    • train station in Ha Long – Ha Long
    • in the near future, there should be build a direct train connection between Hanoi and Ha Long
    • icon-angle-double-rightbook and buy train e-tickets from Hanoi to Ha Long online on Baolau


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. SPEEDBOAT from Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island 

    • speedboat from Hai Phong 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
    • the one-way boat/ferry ticket price is about 180 000 – 260 000 viet.dongs ($12-14)
    • icon-angle-double-rightbook and buy boat tickets from Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island online on Baolau


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

    • several direct flights from Hanoi to Ha Long (Tuan Chau Island) are operated by Hai Au Aviation
    • there was also opened a new Van Don International Airport in December, 2018 (more info)
    • location of this new airport is about 50 km from Ha Long (at the Cai Rong town)
    • you can also fly by helicopter to Ha Long Bay (helicopter is operated by Vietnam Helicopter Tours)

 Ha Long Bay/Cat Ba Island – Travel Map:


Baolau – search, book, buy tickets + flights

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

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

a specialist for train, ferry, bus tickets mainly to Thailand (also tickets for Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos)
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China online (Beijing to Shanghai, Beijing to Xian, Shanghai to Hangzhou..)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Thailand…eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Chang, Koh Samui, Koh Lanta
– tickets for the main routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to Surat Thani, Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Bangkok to Phuket

– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam (not in Thailand) and you can select or berth a seat in a train
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

– if you order 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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15 best boat cruises in Ha Long Bay, choose and book your cruise online!

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15 best and not so expensive hotels in Ha Long.

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Novotel Ha Long Bay Hotel (photo: Agoda). 15 best luxury and boutique hotels in Ha Long Bay.

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Kayaking in Ha Long Bay is a popular attraction.

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Panorama view to the Ha Long Bay.

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Floating village in Ha Long Bay.

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Tourist boat in Ha Long Bay.

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Tourists boats in Ha Long Bay.

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The fishing boat in Ha Long Bay.


Summary of travel route from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay


How long does it take from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay?

    • Travel by bus/minivan/taxi from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay takes about 3-4,5 hours.
    • Travel by train+bus from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay (over Hai Phong) takes about 4-5 hours.
    • Travel by plane (Hai Au Aviation) from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island takes about 1 hour.

How much does it cost to travel from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay?

    • Travel by bus/minivan from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay costs about $5-23.
    • Travel by train+bus from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay (over Hai Phong) costs about $5-12.
    • Travel by plane (Hai Au Aviation) from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island costs about $30-110.

What is the travel distance from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay?

    • Travel distance from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay is about 180-200 km by train+bus/bus/minivan.

Which airport is closest to Ha Long Bay?

    • The closest international airports to Ha Long Bay are: Cat Bai International Airport (Hai Phong, about 40 km west of Ha Long), Van Don International Airport (about 65 km east of Ha Long).

Can you fly from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay?

    • Yes, you can also fly from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay. There are some scenic direct flights from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island operated by Hai Au Aviation. You can also fly by helicopter from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay and enjoy some helicopter tour in Ha Long Bay, operated by Vietnam Helicopter Tours.

How long should I stay in Ha Long Bay?

    • Ha Long Bay is a very large area. It depends what you want to visit, how long do you want to relax on the boat… You should stay in Ha Long Bay about 3-5 days if you want to see also some islands nearby, eg. Cat Ba Island. But teoretically you can stay there also about 1 week.

Is there a train from Hanoi Ha Long Bay?

    • There is a direct train from Hanoi to Hai Phong, it is about 50 km from Ha Long City. You can also travel by train directly to Ha Long, but this train goes over Kép Railway Station (north-east of Hanoi) and then to Ha Long, it takes about 6,5 hours from Hanoi to Ha Long by train (over Kép Railway Station).

What is the best time to visit Ha Long Bay?

    • The best time to visit Ha Long Bay is in the spring or you can choose autumn. The best months should be – March, April, May, September, October. You should know – there are a lot of vietnamese visitors in the summer and it is a monsoon season.

From which bus stations in Hanoi buses to Ha Long Bay depart?

    • The buses from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay depart from various bus stations. There are a lot of private bus companies you have to check Baolau or 12go.asia and you can see there updated bus schedule.

One day tour from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay? Yes or not?

    • You can buy various 1-day tours to Ha Long Bay from Hanoi, but in my opinion it is very limited and it does not make a sense to stay there only 1 day in this large place. 3-4 days are optimal.

Where and how to book and buy tickets from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay?

    • icon-angle-double-rightYou can book e-tickets from Hanoi to Ha Long online on Baolau or 12go.asia

What is the best way of transport from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay?

    • Almost all the buses but also vans/minivans are very comfortable, a lot of them are modern, luxury and bus tickets from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay are cheap.  But it is good to know, some bus drivers drive very fast.


Looking for cruise/boat in Ha Long Bay? Carefully consider a selection.


You can try a lot of various boat cruises in Ha Long Bay, but not all of them are well rated. Lets take a look at these best rated cruises in Ha Long Bay, read the reviews of these boats. You can book your boat/cruise easily online.

The best rated cruises in Ha Long Bay > Belezza CruiseBhaya ClassicThe Au CoPelican Halong CruiseRoyal Palace CruiseHalong Silversea CruiseAlica CruiseAphrodite CruisesSyrena CruisesParadise Luxury Cruise Emeraude Classic Cruises



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You can also book and buy ferry or bus tickets from Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island or Hanoi to Tuan Chau.


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