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There are 5 ways to get from Chiang Mai to Hạ Long Bay by plane, ferry, night bus, 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 to Haiphong, ferry  •  9h 23m

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

$181 - $666

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
  2. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Hanoi
  3. Take the bus from Ha Noi My Dinh to Ha Long Bai Chay
  4. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

$78 - $101

3 alternative options

Fly to Van Don, ferry  •  11h 31m

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

$211 - $676

Night bus, bus, bus and ferry, ferry  •  47h 35m

  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 8h

  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 ferry which costs ฿2500 - ฿3300 and takes 2 days 1h.

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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 9h 23m.

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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 night bus and bus and bus and ferry and ferry which takes 47h 35m and costs .

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It takes approximately 9h 23m 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 5h 5m and has one stopover.

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Thai Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Bangkok Airways and Vietjet Air offer flights from Chiang Mai Airport to Haiphong Airport.

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There are 753+ hotels available in Hạ Long Bay. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai Airport is to bus which takes 8m and costs ฿20.

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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: 9h 23m

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 สนามบินเชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai International 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 the bus to สนามบินเชียงใหม่ Chiang Mai International Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai airport, fly to Van Don, take the taxi to Cua Ong Quang Ninh, take the bus to Hon Gai Ha Long, take the taxi to Ha Long Bai Chay, then take the ferry to Hạ Long Bay.

Airlines
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Haiphong via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Chiang Mai to Haiphong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $310
Flights from Chiang Mai to Haiphong via Tan Son Nhat, Cam Ranh
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Flights from Chiang Mai to Haiphong via Suvarnabhumi, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Haiphong via Suvarnabhumi, Danang
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Chiang Mai to Haiphong via Suvarnabhumi, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Chiang Mai to Van Don via Suvarnabhumi, Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Bus operators
Sueksa Tour
Phone
(053-248537).
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
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
24h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
12go.asia
Bus from Luang Prabang - Naluang Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
28h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
baolau.com
Hoang Long
The Transport Company
Naluang
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
12go.asia
Phuc Xuyen
Phone
033. 3 663 366
Website
phucxuyen.com.vn
Bus from Ha Noi My Dinh to Ha Long Bai Chay
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
phucxuyen.com.vn
Book at
baolau.com
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
ferry
Ferry from Cat Ba to Hạ Long Bay
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly

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