There are 4 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Hạ Long Bay by plane, ferry, bus, night bus or bus and ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly, ferry  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Haiphong (HPH) CNX - HPH
  2. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

$180 - $665

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus, ferry  •  44 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
  2. Take the night bus from Vientiane to Vinh
  3. Take the bus from Vinh Nghe An to Ha Long Quang Ninh
  4. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

$69 - $86

2 alternative options

Night bus, bus, bus and ferry, ferry  •  47 h 44 min

  1. Take the night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
  2. Take the bus from Vientiane - Southern Bus Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ben xe Nuoc Ngam to Cat Ba
  4. Take the ferry from Cat Ba to Hạ Long Bay

Bus, bus and ferry, ferry  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
  2. Take the bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ben xe Nuoc Ngam to Cat Ba
  4. Take the ferry from Cat Ba to Hạ Long Bay

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Hạ Long Bay is to bus and night bus and ferry which costs ฿2200 - ฿2800 and takes 44 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Hạ Long Bay is to fly and ferry which costs ฿5500 - ฿22000 and takes 9 h 17 min.

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The distance between Chiang Mai and Hạ Long Bay is 878 km.

The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Hạ Long Bay without a car is to bus and night bus and ferry which takes 44 h 36 min and costs ฿2200 - ฿2800.

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It takes approximately 9 h 17 min to get from Chiang Mai to Hạ Long Bay, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Chiang Mai Airport to Haiphong Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways, Vietnam Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Haiphong Airport.

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There are 732+ hotels available in Hạ Long Bay. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs ฿12 - ฿15.

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Map of how to get from Chiang Mai to Hạ Long Bay.
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  • Distance: 548.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 17 min

What companies run services between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Hạ Long Bay, Vietnam?

There is no direct connection from Chiang Mai to Hạ Long Bay. However, you can take the bus to Chiang Mai Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai airport, fly to Haiphong, take the taxi to Ha Long Bai Chay, then take the ferry to Hạ Long Bay. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Chiang Mai to Hạ Long Bay via Nong Khai, Vientiane Talat Sao Station, Vientiane, Vinh, Vinh Nghe An, Ha Long Quang Ninh, and Ha Long Bai Chay in around 44 h 36 min.

Airlines
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Haiphong via Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Chiang Mai to Haiphong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Chiang Mai to Haiphong via Ho Chi Minh City, Danang
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Chiang Mai to Haiphong via Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Flights from Chiang Mai to Haiphong via Suvarnabhumi, Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Haiphong via Suvarnabhumi, Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Bus operators
Orsuksa Tour
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
easybook.com
Soutchai Travel
Phone
+856 21 254512-5
Email
kenlotchana.travel@gmail.com
Website
soutchaitravel.com
Night bus from Vientiane to Vinh
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com
Hoang Long Transit Co
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Vinh Nghe An to Ha Long Quang Ninh
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Bus and ferry from Ben xe Nuoc Ngam to Cat Ba
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
27-7
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane - Southern Bus Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
baolau.com
Bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
28 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
baolau.com
The Transport Company
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
ferry
Ferry from Cat Ba to Hạ Long Bay
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly

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