How to get from HANOI to HA LONG BAY?


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

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Thousands of tourists visit Ha Long Bay every day.
Travel distance to Ha Long Bay is about 180 km by land 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 route takes about 2.5 hours of traveling
– 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)
– 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)
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– 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

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 bus ticket is about 70 000 – 150 000 viet.dongs ($3-6, depends 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
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– 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. 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
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4. 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)
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5. 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 will be opened a new Ha Long Bay Airport in 2018 (more info)
– location of this new airport somewhere around the Van Don Island (Quang Ninh Province, 50 km from Ha Long)

 Ha Long Bay/Cat Ba – map:


Ha Long Bay and tourist boat.

What is Baolau?

– 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
– 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 train, ferry, bus tickets mainly to Thailand (also tickets for Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos)
– bus tickets for Vietnam, Thailand… (eg. Sapa Express, Mai Linh, Hoang Long, TheSinhTourist, Futabus…)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Thailand…eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Chang, Koh Samui, Koh Lanta

– 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

– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam (not in Thailand)
– if you order a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Sapa on or Baolau (Orient Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– information about read in article about transportation in Vietnam


Railway in Hanoi


Ha Long City


Panorama view to the Ha Long Bay.


Floating village in Ha Long Bay.


Beach 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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