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There are 5 ways to get from Guangzhou to Hạ Long Bay by train, bus, ferry, subway or plane

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

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Train, bus, ferry via Nanning East  •  13h 26m

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Nanning East
  2. Take the bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ha Long Bay
  3. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

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Line 2 subway, train to Shenzhen, fly to Haiphong, ferry  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the line 2 subway from Haizhu Square to Guangzhou South
  2. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North
  3. Fly from Shenzhen (SZX) to Haiphong (HPH) SZX - HPH
  4. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

$136 - $288

3 alternative options

Train, bus, ferry  •  13h 31m

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Nanning
  2. Take the bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ha Long Bay
  3. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

Bus, ferry  •  16h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Guangzhou Yuexiu South to Nanning
  2. Take the bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ha Long Bay
  3. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

Fly Guangzhou Baiyun to Nanning, bus, ferry  •  12h 59m

  1. Fly from Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN) to Nanning (NNG) CAN - NNG
  2. Take the bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ha Long Bay
  3. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

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The cheapest way to get from Guangzhou to Hạ Long Bay is to line 2 subway and train and fly and ferry which costs ¥900 - ¥2000 and takes 8h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Guangzhou to Hạ Long Bay is to line 2 subway and train and fly and ferry which costs ¥900 - ¥2000 and takes 8h 47m.

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The distance between Guangzhou and Hạ Long Bay is 683 km.

The best way to get from Guangzhou to Hạ Long Bay without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 13h 26m and costs .

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It takes approximately 13h 26m to get from Guangzhou to Hạ Long Bay, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Shenzhen Airport to Haiphong Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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Hạ Long Bay is 1h behind Guangzhou. It is currently 9:26 PM in Guangzhou and 8:26 PM in Hạ Long Bay.

Djibouti Air offers flights from Shenzhen 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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Map of how to get from Guangzhou to Hạ Long Bay.
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  • Distance: 426.8 miles
  • Duration: 13h 26m

What companies run services between Guangzhou, China and Hạ Long Bay, Vietnam?

There is no direct connection from Guangzhou to Hạ Long Bay. However, you can take the line 2 subway to Guangzhou South, take the walk to Guangzhou South, take the train to Nanning East, take the walk to Nanning East, take the line 1 subway to Nanning, take the walk to Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre, take the bus to Ha Long Bay, take the taxi to Ha Long Bai Chay, then take the ferry to Hạ Long Bay. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Guangzhou to Hạ Long Bay via Guangzhou South, Guangzhou South, Nanning, Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre, Ha Long Bay, and Ha Long Bai Chay in around 13h 31m.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Nanning
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Nanning via Haikou
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Djibouti Air
Website
air-djibouti.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Haiphong
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Guangzhou South to Nanning East
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$25 - $35
1st Class Seat
$35 - $50
Train from Guangzhou South to Nanning
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$25 - $35
1st Class Seat
$30 - $50
China Railways G-Class
Train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$12 - $14
1st Class Seat
$18 - $21
Business Class Seat
$35 - $45
Bus operators
Guanxi Yunde Transport
Website
yunde.cn
Bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ha Long Bay
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
yunde.cn
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Guangzhou Yuexiu South to Nanning
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5

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