There are 6 ways to get from Guangzhou to Hạ Long Bay by train, bus, ferry, bus and ferry 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  •  12 h 22 min

  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

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Train, bus, ferry via Nanning East  •  13 h 12 min

  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

Bus, ferry  •  15 h 37 min

  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

Bus, bus and ferry, ferry  •  28 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Guangzhou to Ha Noi
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ha Noi to Cat Ba Hai Phong
  3. Take the ferry from Cat Ba to Hạ Long Bay

Fly from Guangzhou, bus, ferry  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Guangzhou (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

Train to Shenzhen, fly, bus, ferry  •  12 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North
  2. Fly from Shenzhen (SZX) to Nanning (NNG) SZX - NNG
  3. Take the bus from Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre to Ha Long Bay
  4. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

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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 12 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 22 min to get from Guangzhou to Hạ Long Bay, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Guangzhou Airport to Nanning Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Hạ Long Bay is 1 h behind Guangzhou. It is currently 10:55 AM in Guangzhou and 9:55 AM in Hạ Long Bay.

China Southern Airlines offers flights from Guangzhou Airport to Nanning 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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Map of how to get from Guangzhou to Hạ Long Bay.
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  • Distance: 426.8 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 22 min

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 train 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, Nanning East, Nanning, Nanning Tourism Distribution Centre, Ha Long Bay, and Ha Long Bai Chay in around 13 h 12 min.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Guangzhou to Nanning
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Shenzhen to Nanning
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Nanning
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Okay Airways
Website
okair.net
Flights from Shenzhen to Nanning
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Train operators
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Guangzhou South to Nanning
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$25 - $35
1st Class Seat
$35 - $50
Train from Guangzhou South to Nanning East
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$24 - $35
1st Class Seat
$30 - $50
China Railways G-Class
Train from Guangzhou South to Shenzhen North
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
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
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
yunde.cn
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Guangzhou Yuexiu South to Nanning
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
bus
Bus from Guangzhou to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
21 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$68
Book at
baolau.com
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
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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