How to get from MAI CHAU to HALONG BAY?

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How you can get from Mai Chau to Halong Bay? You can get there by bus, minivan, taxi/car or bus+train.

Bus – Mai Chau to Ha Long
Bus + Train to Hai Phong 
 Taxi/Car to Ha Long
Book Tickets to Ha Long

From Mai Chau to Halong Bay by bus/minivan, car or bus+train.

    • Travel distance from Mai Chau to Halong Bay is about 320 km by bus, car, bus+train. The most popular way of transport to Halong Bay from Mai Chau is to travel by tourist bus or minivan via Hanoi. There is no train from Mai Chau to Hanoi and there are no flights from Mai Chau to Halong Bay. Mai Chau has no railway station and there is no airport. Transport by tourist bus or minivan from Mai Chau to Ha Long via Hanoi takes about 7.5-10 hours and it costs about $13-37/pp. Buses arrive to various sites in Ha Long – Bai Chay, Tuan Chau, Hon Gai or Cat Ba Island.
    • Another option is to travel by bus+train to Hai Phong or Ha Long town. There are trains from Hanoi to Hai Phong (the fastest option) and to Ha Long via Kep Railway Station (travel time is about 7 hours). A good option is to take a train to Hai Phong and from Hai Phong you can travel by boat to Cat Ba Island. Travel time by bus+train from Mai Chau to Hai Phong (via Hanoi) takes about 8-12 hours and it costs about $12-20/pp. The last option how to reach Ha Long from Mai Chau is to travel by bus + private car via Hanoi. There are various modern private cars or limousine from Hanoi to Ha Long town. Private car is the most expensive option of transfer to Ha Long. From Ha Long you can travel to Cao Bang.
    • There is also another travel route from Mai Chau to Ha Long. You can skip Hanoi and you can travel via Ninh Binh. There are some buses or minivans from Mai Chau to Ninh Binh and another buses from Ninh Binh to Ha Long. It is a good option of transfer if you want to visit this amazing place of northern Vietnam. Travel by bus from Mai Chau to Ha Long via Ninh Binh takes totally about 8 hours. There is no railway from Ninh Binh to Ha Long. You should definitely stay in Ninh Binh about 3 days, there are various interesting historical places for visit. You can search and book tickets or cars from Mai Chau to Halong Bay or Hai Phong easily online.

How do I get from Mai Chau to Halong Bay?


1. BUS from Mai Chau to Ha Long (via Hanoi)


A) Bus / Minivan from Mai Chau to Hanoi

    • the most popular option of transfer to Hanoi from Mai Chau
    • travel by tourist bus or minivan takes about 4-4.5 hours to reach Hanoi
    • bus tickets from Mai Chau to Hanoi cost about $8-14/pp, seat bus or minivan
    • bus companies to Hanoi: Grouptour, Truly Ha Giang
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Mai Chau to Hanoi online on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

B) Bus / Minivan from Hanoi to Halong Bay

    • there are various tourist buses or private minivans from Hanoi to Ha Long, Tuan Chau or Cat Ba
    • travel by bus or minivan to Ha Long from Hanoi takes about 2.5-4 hours
    • transfer by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay costs about $4.40-23/pp
    • bus companies: Phuc Xuyen, Kumho Viet Thanh, Hung Duc, GreenLion, Co To Limousine, Cat Ba Express…
    • read this article: How to reach Ha Long from Hanoi?
    • you will get bus e-tickets to Hanoi and Ha Long by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet
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From Mai Chau to Halong Bay you can travel by tourist bus or minivan (photo: Grouptour, 12go.asia).


2. BUS + TRAIN from Hanoi to Hai Phong (via Hanoi)


A) Bus / Minivan from Mai Chau to Hanoi

    • the most popular way of transport to Hanoi from Mai Chau town
    • travel time by tourist bus or minivan is about 4-4.5 hours to reach Hanoi
    • transfer by bus from Mai Chau to Hanoi costs about $8-14/pp
    • bus companies to Hanoi from Mai Chau: Grouptour, Truly Ha Giang

B) Train from Hanoi to Hai Phong (or Ha Long)

    • there are trains from Hanoi to Hai Phong or Ha Long town
    • the fastest option is to travel by train to Hai Phong, it takes about 2.5 hours
    • travel by train from Hanoi to Ha Long town takes about 7 hours (via Kep Railway Station)
    • train ticket from Hanoi to Hai Phong town costs about $3-6/pp
    • from Hai Phong you can travel by boat or ferry to Cat Ba Island
    • train departs from Gia Lam Railway Station or Hanoi Railway Station (120 Le Duan)
    • train arrives to Hai Phong Railway station (75 Lương Khánh Thiện)
    • read this article: Hanoi to Hai Phong – Train + Bus Schedule
    • train e-tickets are acceptable in your mobile phone
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From Mai Chau to Ha Long or Hai Phong you can travel by bus+train via Hanoi.


3. BUS + TAXI from Mai Chau to Ha Long (via Hanoi)


A) Bus or Minivan from Mai Chau to Hanoi

    • from Mai Chau to Hanoi you can travel by tourist bus or minivan
    • transport by bus or minivan from Mai Chau to Hanoi takes about 4-4.5 hours
    • transport by bus from Mai Chau to Hanoi costs about $8-14/pp
    • buses or minivans by Grouptour, Truly Ha Giang

B) Private car/taxi from Hanoi to Ha Long

    • from Hanoi to Ha Long you can also take a private car or taxi
    • travel time by car or taxi from Hanoi to Ha Long is about 2.5-3 hours
    • taxi companies to Ha Long: Luxury Transport, Dichung Taxi, Phuc Xuyen, Greenlion Bus, Rosa Eco Bus, Ouros Travel…
    • there are various modern cars, limousines or fast minivans to Ha Long town
    • private taxi or car to Ha Long from Hanoi costs about $70-150/vehicle
    • read this article: Travel from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay
    • read carefully the instructions before you book your car or taxi to Ha Long
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From Mai Chau to Ha Long you can travel by bus+private car via Hanoi (photo: Dichung Taxi, 12go.asia).


4. Book a tour to Halong Bay + Lan Ha Bay

    • it is also possible to book a private tour to Halong Bay, Cat Ba, Lan Ha Bay…
    • there are various tours and several days trips to Halong Bay and nearby sites
    • a good way how to explore Halong Bay from the boat and you will save your travel time
    • Search and book your tour to Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay online with Tourradar icon-external-link-square
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In Halong Bay you can also see various modern boats or ferries.


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Mai Chau to Halong Bay:

How to book and buy tickets from Mai Chau to Halong Bay?

    • Search and book tickets from Mai Chau to Ha Long online on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • You can search + book another routes, e.g. Mai Chau > Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh > Ha Long…

How long does it take to travel from Mai Chau to Halong Bay?

    • Travel by bus/minivan from Mai Chau to Halong Bay (via Hanoi) takes about 7.5-10 hours.
    • Travel by bus+train from Mai Chau to Hai Phong (via Hanoi) takes about 8-12 hours.
    • Travel by bus+taxi from Mai Chau to Ha Long (via Hanoi) takes about 7.5-9 hours.

How to book a tour to Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island or Lan Ha Bay?

    • You can search and book a tour to Halong Bay at Tourradar. One of the biggest leaders for tours in Vietnam.

How much does it cost to travel from Mai Chau to Halong Bay?

    • Travel by bus/minivan from Mai Chau to Halong Bay (via Hanoi) costs about $13-37/pp.
    • Travel by bus+train from Mai Chau to Hai Phong (via Hanoi) costs about $12-20/pp.
    • Travel by bus+taxi from Mai Chau to Ha Long (via Hanoi) costs about $80-165.

How far is Halong Bay from Mai Chau?

What is the closest airport to Halong Bay?

    • Ha Long town has no airport. But there is an airport in Hai Phong (Cat Bi Airport) or in Cai Rong – Van Don Airport.

Is there a flight from Mai Chau to Halong Bay?

    • No, there are no flights from Mai Chau to Ha Long because Mai Chau has no airport. But there are some scenic flights from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island, these flights are operated by Hai Au Aviation.

Is there a train from Mai Chau to Halong Bay?

    • Mai Chau has no railway station, so travel by train to Ha Long or Hai Phong is not possible. There are trains from Hanoi to Hai Phong, or from Hanoi to Ha Long town via Kep. The fastest option is to travel by train to Hai Phong.

What is the best option of transfer from Mai Chau to Halong Bay?

    • The best way how to reach Ha Long from Mai Chau is to travel by bus or minivan, fast and cheap.

What is the most cheapest way of transfer from Mai Chau to Halong Bay?

    • The most cheapest option of transport to Halong Bay from Mai Chau is to travel by bus+train via Hanoi.

Is it possible to travel by motorbike from Mai Chau to Halong Bay?

    • Yes, it is possible, but only for the most experienced motorbike drivers. You can also rent a bike in Hanoi, there are various motorbike rentals. Now you can search and book your motorbike online with Bikesbooking.

How to get to Hanoi from Cat Ba Island?

    • From Cat Ba Island to Hanoi you can travel by ferry+bus or ferry+train via Hai Phong or Ha Long. There are various private bus companies on this route, travel time by ferry+bus via Hai Phong is about 4 hours.
    • Read carefully this article: Cat Ba to Hanoi – Bus Schedule.

icon-arrow-circle-right Book bus/train tickets or car from Mai Chau to Ha Long Bay:

(You can also book and buy another routes and tickets, e.g. Mai Chau > Hanoi, Hanoi > Cat Ba…)



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