How to get from DA NANG to HALONG BAY?

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How to travel from Da Nang to Halong Bay? You can travel by plane, train and bus.

Train + Bus to Ha Long
Flight – Da Nang to Ha Long
Bus – Da Nang to Ha Long
Book Tickets to Ha Long

From central to northern Vietnam – to the most visited place – Halong Bay.

    • Halong Bay (Vietnamese Vinh Ha Long), bay on the northwest coast of the Gulf of Tonkin, near the city of Ha Long (Hong Gai), Quang Ninh province, northern Vietnam. Halong Bay is situated about 165 km southeast of Hanoi, the 1,500 km² area contains some 3,000 rocky and earthen islands, typically in the form of jagged limestone pillars jutting out from the sea, and several caves and grottoes, all of which blend together to produce an exotic and picturesque seascape. This places belongs to the most visited places in the north of Vietnam and every day is visited by thousands of travelers from all the world. It is a good idea to think, where you want to stay and what you want to visit, because this area is very large. But the main base for exploring Halong Bay is a busy Ha Long town. There a few ways how you can travel to Ha Long from Da Nang in central Vietnam – by plane or train + bus (via Hanoi or Ninh Binh). There are also various private transport companies from Hanoi to Ha Long and they offer private taxi, minivan or car.

From Da Nang to Halong Bay you can travel by train+bus or plane.

    • Travel distance from Da Nang to Halong Bay is about 800 km by land. The most fastest and best way how to get from Da Nang to Ha Long is to travel by plane. There are direct flights from Da Nang to Hai Phong, Hai Phong is only about 50 km from Ha Long town. This way of travel is good if you want to get to Cat Ba Island, because there are ferries + speedboats from Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island. But from Hai Phong you can also travel by bus to Ha Long town. Another option is to travel by train and bus. And you can travel by this way via Ninh Binh and Hanoi. From Ninh Binh or Hanoi you can travel by tourist bus to Ha Long or Cat Ba Island. Travel by train+bus from Da Nang to Ha Long takes about 23 hours, but it is the most cheapest option. You can also travel by sleeper bus from Da Nang to Ha Long via Ninh Binh, but this option takes a lot of time and is not so comfortable. In December 2018 there was opened a new international airport in Van Don Island (more information) and probably there will be some direct flights between Da Nang and Van Don (Cẩm Phả). Book and buy your train and bus tickets or flights to Ha Long from Da Nang online. From Halong Bay you can travel by bus/taxi to Cao Bang.

How do I get from Da Nang to Halong Bay?


1. TRAIN+BUS from Da Nang to Ha Long (via Hanoi)


1.step – Train from Da Nang to Hanoi

    • this route is about 770 km (about 8 trains every day)
    • travel by train from Da Nang to Hanoi takes about 15-18 hours
    • 1st class+2nd class trains of Vietnam Railways, seats + comfortable berths
    • train ticket price is about $22-45/pp (hard or soft seats, 4-6 berth sleeper cabin)
    • Book and buy train e-tickets from Da Nang to Hanoi on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • you will receive your train e-ticket to Hanoi by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present when boarding the train in Da Nang Railway Station

2.step – Bus from Hanoi to Ha Long

    • fast and cheap way how to get from Hanoi to Ha Long
    • travel by tourist bus or minivan from Hanoi to Ha Long takes about 3-4 hours
    • various reliable bus companies, cheap bus tickets, new and modern buses or minivans
    • bus ticket price is about $5-23/pp (depends on company and type of bus)
    • read this article: How to reach Ha Long from Hanoi?
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Soft seats and 4-berth cabin in 2nd class train in Vietnam.


2. FLIGHT from Da Nang to Hai Phong / Ha Long


1. Flights from Da Nang to Hai Phong

    • there are various buses between Hai Phong and Ha Long (Hai Phong is about 40 km from Ha Long)
    • from Hai Phong you can travel by bus and ferry/speedboat to Cat Ba Island
    • flight from Da Nang to Hai Phong costs about $25-50/pp
    • fast (only 1 hour of flight) and cheap way how to get from Da Nang to Hai Phong
    • Book your direct flight from Da Nang to Hai Phong online on Baolau icon-external-link-square

2. Flights from Da Nang to Ha Long

    • there was opened a new international airport at the Van Don Island (50 km from Ha Long)
    • this airport was opened in December, 2018 (more information)
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Flight from Da Nang to Hai Phong is the most fastest way of transport.


3. BUS from Da Nang to Ha Long (via Ninh Binh)


1. Bus from Da Nang to Ninh Binh

    • from Da Nang you can travel by sleeper tourist bus to Ninh Binh
    • travel time by bus from Da Nang to Ninh Binh is about 14-15 hours
    • bus tickets from Da Nang to Ninh Binh cost about $18-20/pp
    • bus companies from Da Nang to Ninh Binh: Hoang Long, Hey Travel
    • read this article: How to reach Ninh Binh from Da Nang?

2. Bus/Minivan from Ninh Binh to Ha Long (or Cat Ba Island)

    • from Nih Binh to Ha Long or Cat Ba Island you can travel by bus or minivan
    • travel time by bus from Ninh Binh to Ha Long is about 3-5 hours
    • bus tickets from Ninh Binh to Ha Long cost about $10-18/pp
    • bus companies from Ninh Binh to Ha Long: The Long Travel, Good Morning Cat Ba, Grouptour
    • read this article: How to reach Ha Long from Ninh Binh?

icon-map-marker Ha Long Bay + nearby islands – tourist map:

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15 best and cheap hotels in Ha Long Bay.
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15 best luxury and modern hotels in Ha Long Bay. Photo: Novotel Ha Long Bay Hotel (Agoda).
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Choose your cruise in Ha Long Bay from the best selection.

Baolau – search, book and buy tickets + flights online

– Baolau sells the train, boat, bus tickets and flights for various countries in Asia
– tickets for the ferries/boats in Vietnam(eg. ferry to Phu Quoc, ferry to Cat Ba, ferry to Nam Du, ferry to Quan Lan..)
– tickets for Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur to Penang, Kuala Lumpur to Malacca, Cameron Highlands to Singapore…)
– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
– you can use your online train e-ticket in mobile phone in Vietnam (Recommended – print a ticket)
– read other information about ticket in order, read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

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

– 12go sells the train, boat, bus tickets and flights for various countries in Asia
– boat tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, Koh Rong, Koh Samui, Koh Lanta, Koh Kood, Koh Tao
– tickets for the main routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to Krabi, Bangkok to Surat Thani, Bangkok to Hua Hin
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China online (Beijing to Shanghai, Beijing to Xian, Shanghai to Nanjing..)
– you can not use an online train ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (12go can deliver these train tickets in Thailand)
– more information about train traveling 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 Lao Cai on 12go.asia or Baolau (Oriental, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station

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Boat trips in Ha Long Bay are the most favorite attraction in this place.
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Kayaking in Ha Long Bay is a next favorite sport of tourists in Ha Long Bay.
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Tourist boat in Ha Long Bay.
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Also in Ha Long Bay you can still find variou remote islets and beaches.


icon-info-circle FAQ + Tips – Travel from Da Nang to Halong Bay:

How to book and buy tickets + flights from Da Nang to Halong Bay?

    • You can book e-tickets from Da Nang to Halong Bay online on Baolau or 12go.asia.

Do you want to book a tour or cruise in Halong Bay?

    • You can do it online, search and book a tour to Ha Long Bay with Tourradar.

How long does it take to get from Da Nang to Halong Bay?

    • Travel by train+bus from Da Nang to Halong Bay (via Hanoi) takes about 23 hours.
    • Travel by plane from Da Nang to Hai Phong takes about 1 hour (direct flight).
    • Travel by bus from Da Nang to Halong Bay (via Ninh Binh) takes about 20 hours.

How much does it cost to travel from Da Nang to Halong Bay?

    • Travel by train+bus from Da Nang to Halong Bay (via Hanoi) costs about $30+/pp.
    • Travel by plane from Da Nang to Halong Bay costs about $25-50/pp (direct flight).
    • Travel by bus from Da Nang to Halong Bay (via Ninh Binh) costs about $25-30/pp.

What is the travel distance from Da Nang to Halong Bay?

    • Travel distance from Da Nang to Halong Bay is about 800 km by train+bus or about 550 by plane.

What is the best and fast way to get from Da Nang to Halong Bay?

    • The best and fastest way how to get from Da Nang to Halong Bay is to take a flight to Hai Phong. From Hai Phong you can travel to Cat Ba Island or you can take a local bus to Ha Long town.

What is the cheapest way to get from Da Nang to Halong Bay?

    • The most cheapest way how to travel from Da Nang to Halong Bay is to travel by bus, but it is not so comfortable and it takes a lot of time (about 1 day). Another way is to take a direct flight to Hai Phong, sometimes the direct flights are very cheap and start already at $25/pp (low-cost flights).

How to travel from Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island?

    • From Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island you can travel by boat/ferry. Travel time by boat is about 1 hour to reach Cat Ba town and ticket costs about $7-8/pp. Read this article and book tickets online: How to travel to Cat Ba from Hai Phong?

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

    • From Tuan Chau Island to Cat Ba Island you can also travel by boat/ferry. Travel time by boat is about 1 hour to reach Cat Ba port in the northern part of the island. There are some local buses to Cat Ba town from this port in the north.

What you should not miss if you travel from Da Nang to northern Vietnam?


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