- Tuan Chau Island (Tuần Châu) is the tourist and overcrowded island about 7 km south of city center of Ha Long city. This is a starting point in Ha Long Bay if you want to visit the Cat Ba Island. In the last years, Tuan Chau Island underwent a massive reconstruction and modernization. Now it is a modern tourist resort full of hotels, resorts, attractions and fun. From Tuan Chau Island you can take a boat or ferry to the Cat Ba Island or you can buy some 2-3 day luxury boat trip to Ha Long Bay and nearby islands and beaches in this bay.
- Book bus tickets/taxi from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
From Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island you can travel by bus, minivan or private car.
- Travel distance from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island is about 170 km. You can travel from Hanoi to Tuan Chau by tourist bus, minivan or private luxury taxi or plane. The best option is to travel by modern minivan, it is fast and cheap. Travel by bus or minivan to Tuan Chau from Hanoi costs about $9-23/pp and it takes about 2.5-4 hours. Another option is to travel by private taxi or luxury car. It is also possible to use a flight by Hai Au Aviation (seaplane) and join a picturesque scenery of Ha Long Bay from the top. Travel by plane of Hai Au takes about 1 hour from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island. Book and buy your bus tickets or book taxi from Hanoi to Tuan Chau on Baolau or 12go.asia (recommended).
How do I get from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island?
1. BUS / MINIVAN from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island
- a cheap and comfortable way how to get from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island
- travel by tourist bus or minivan from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island takes about 2.5-4.5 hours
- bus companies to Tuan Chau: The SinhTourist, Grouptour, Rosa Eco Bus, GreenLion Bus, Luxury Transport…
- there are also some cheap minivans and luxury limousines, private cars
- bus ticket from Hanoi to Tuan Chau costs about $9-23/pp (normal seat or comfortable luxury berth)
- read the all necessary information before you book and buy tickets online
- a few buses go to the Bai Chay bus station in Ha Long (Kumho Viet Thanh)
- some buses and vans arrive to Bai Chay bus station in Ha Long (read carefully where the buses arrive)
- Book and buy bus tickets from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
The SinhTourist bus – Arrive 30 minutes before departure and present voucher to board bus. Bus may sometimes be late for 15-30 minutes from scheduled on voucher.
Cat Ba Express bus – this bus stop in Tuan Chau, you can travel by this bus to Cat Ba Island.
Luxury Transport – this company offers various modern cars, minivans and private vehicles.
2. 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
- there was opened a new Ha Long Bay Airport in December 2018 (more information)
- this new airport is on the Van Don Island (50 km from Ha Long city)
3. TAXI / CAR from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island
- there are private luxury taxis from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island
- travel by private taxi from Hanoi to Tuan Chau can take about 4-5 hours
- price of taxi (7-9 passengers, van or minivan) is about $70-180 (vehicle)
- taxi companies from Hanoi to Tuan Chau: Dichung Taxi, Ouros Travel, Tim Charter
- Book your private taxi from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
icon-map-marker Ha Long Bay / Hai Phong / Cat Ba – Tourist Map:
(Travel routes to Cat Ba Island, Quan Lan Island and Co To Island)
Baolau – search, book, buy 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
– tickets for the ferries in Vietnam (eg. ferry to Cat Ba Island, ferry to Quan Lan, ferry to Phu Quoc Island, ferry to Phnom Penh…)
– tickets for travel routes in Vietnam (eg. Da Lat to Hoi An, Lao Cai to Hanoi, 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 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
– 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 Tau, Koh Rong, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Koh Phi Phi…
– tickets for the main routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to Krabi, Bangkok to Phuket, Bangkok to Chiang Mai…
– bus tickets of various bus companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, TheSinhTourist, Futabus, Mekong Express…)
– you can not use an online train ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (12go can deliver these train tickets)
– read also the supplementary information about train tickets and trains in Thailand
– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam in your smartphone (not in Thailand)
– if you buy a train ticket of private companies to Sapa on 12go.asia or Baolau (Orient Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– read also another information about transportation in Vietnam
icon-info-circle Faqs + Tips – Travel route from Hanoi to Tuan Chau:
How to book and buy tickets from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island?
Do you want to book a cruise in Tuan Chau in Ha Long Bay?
- You can search and book a tour or cruise in Tuan Chau Island in Ha Long Bay with Tourradar.
How long does it take to travel from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island?
- Travel by bus/minivan/taxi from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island takes about 2.5-5 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 Tuan Chau Island?
- Travel by bus/minivan from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island costs about $9-23/pp.
- Travel by private taxi/car from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island costs about $70-180/car.
- Travel by plane (Hai Au Aviation) from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island costs about $30-110/pp.
What is the travel distance from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island?
- Travel distance from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island is about 160 km by bus/minivan/taxi.
Is there a train from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island?
- There is no direct train to Tuan Chau, but there is a train from Hanoi to Ha Long, but only via Kep Railway Station, travel by train from Hanoi to Ha Long via Kep takes about 6.5 hours.
How far is Tuan Chau Island from Bai Chay bus station in Ha Long?
- Tuan Chau Island is about 10 km from Bai Chay bus station in Ha Long city. From Bai Chay bus station to Tuan Chau wharf you can take a taxi or local bus of Phuc Xuyen.
How to get from Tuan Chau Island to Cat Ba Island?
- You can travel by boat from Tuan Chau Port in the southern part of the island (Bến phà Tuần Châu) to the northern part of Cat Ba Island (Bến tàu Du lịch Đảo Cát Bà). Travel by boat takes about 40 minutes and you can also travel with motorbike. Boat tickets from Tuan Chau to Cat Ba costs about 70 000 VND ($3), with motorbike it costs about 90 000 VND ($4). You can buy boat tickets in the port.
What are another islands in Quang Ninh province?
- If you are traveling to Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh province, you can also visit these islands: Quan Lan Island or Co To Island. If you want to get there, you have to take a local public bus from Bai Chay bus station to Van Don (Cai Rong) and from Cai Rong you can take a ferry/boat to Quan Lan or Co To.
Where you can travel from Tuan Chau / Ha Long?
- From Tuan Chau Island or Ha Long town you can travel by bus/minivan to Tam Coc. To get by bus/minivan from Tuan Chau/Ha Long to Tam Coc in Ninh Binh takes about 3-4.5 hours. Tam Coc – Bich Dong is a big tourist and visited place in Ninh Binh, travel distance is about 180 km from Ha Long town. If you are already in Tam Coc you can also visit Trang An landscape complex (+boat rides), Hoa Lu or Mua Caves.
Bus from Hanoi to Tuan Chau (or Bai Chay) – Bus Schedule / Timetable + Bus Tickets:
Bus/Van Schedule - Hanoi to Tuan Chau
Departs in Hanoi
Arrival in Tuan Chau (or Bai Chay)
Book bus ticket
Cat Ba Express
Cat Ba Express
Grouptour (Bai Chay)
Rosa Eco Bus (Bai Chay)
icon-arrow-circle-right Book your bus tickets or private taxi from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island:
(You can change your travel route, e.g. Hanoi > Cat Ba Island, Ha Long > Ninh Binh…)