There are 4 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, 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

3 alternative options

Night bus, bus, bus and ferry, ferry  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
  2. Take the bus from Vientiane Laos to Ha Noi
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ha Noi to Cat Ba Hai Phong
  4. Take the ferry from Cat Ba to Hạ Long Bay

Bus, bus and ferry, ferry  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Luang Prabang Laos
  2. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Laos to Ha Noi
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ha Noi to Cat Ba Hai Phong
  4. Take the ferry from Cat Ba to Hạ Long Bay

Bus, ferry  •  2 days 9 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 from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Hai Phong Niem Nghia Bus Station
  4. Take the ferry from Hai Phong - Ben Binh Pier to Cat Ba
  5. Take the ferry from Cat Ba to Hạ Long Bay

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 Laos, Ha Noi, Ha Noi, Cat Ba Hai Phong, and Cat Ba in around 2 days 4 h.

Airlines
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Haiphong via Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 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, Buonmethuot
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Chiang Mai to Haiphong via Suvarnabhumi, Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Flights from Chiang Mai to Haiphong via Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $410
Flights from Chiang Mai to Haiphong via Don Muang, Danang
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Bus operators
Sueksa Tour
Website
12go.asia
Night bus from Chiang Mai to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
The Sinh Tourist
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Vientiane Laos to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Luang Prabang Laos to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Cat Ba Express
Website
catbaexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Ha Noi to Cat Ba Hai Phong
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
catbaexpress.com
Book at
baolau.vn
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Luang Prabang Laos
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
27-7
Website
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
Hoang Long Transit Co
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station to Hai Phong Niem Nghia Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
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
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Cat Ba Island Ferry
Ferry from Hai Phong - Ben Binh Pier to Cat Ba
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
baolau.com

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest 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.

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

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