There are 6 ways to get from Hạ Long Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by ferry, bus, bus and ferry, train or plane

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Ferry, bus  •  15 h 53 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hạ Long Bay to Ha Long Bai Chay
  2. Take the bus from Ha Long Quang Ninh to Dong Hoi Quang Binh

$25 - $30

5 alternative options

Ferry, bus and ferry, train via Ha Noi  •  18 h 40 min

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

$55 - $73

Ferry, bus and ferry, train  •  18 h 41 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hạ Long Bay to Cat Ba
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Cat Ba to 28 Tran Nhat Duat
  3. Take the train from Hanoi to Minh Le

$45 - $71

Ferry, train  •  19 h 8 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hạ Long Bay to Cat Ba
  2. Take the ferry from Cat Ba to Hai Phong - Ben Binh Pier
  3. Take the train from Hai Phong to Ha Noi
  4. Take the train from Hanoi to Minh Le

$52 - $76

Ferry to Haiphong, fly to Danang, train  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hạ Long Bay to Ha Long Bai Chay
  2. Fly from Haiphong (HPH) to Danang (DAD) HPH - DAD
  3. Take the train from Da Nang to Dong Hoi

$94 - $273

Ferry to Tuan Chau Island Marina, fly to Hanoi, fly to Dong Hoi, bus  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the ferry from Hạ Long Bay to Ha Long Bai Chay
  2. Take the Seaplane from Tuan Chau Island Marina to Hanoi Airport
  3. Fly from Hanoi (HAN) to Dong Hoi (VDH) HAN - VDH
  4. Take the bus from Dong Hoi Quang Binh to Phong Nha Ke Bang

$430 - $679

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hạ Long Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is to ferry and bus which costs $25 - $30 and takes 15 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hạ Long Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is to ferry and fly and bus which costs $430 - $700 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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The distance between Hạ Long Bay and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is 375 km.

The best way to get from Hạ Long Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 15 h 53 min and costs $25 - $30.

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It takes approximately 15 h 53 min to get from Hạ Long Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Haiphong Airport to Danang Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air offer flights from Haiphong Airport to Danang Airport.

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There are 98+ hotels available in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Prices start at $7 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Hạ Long Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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  • Distance: 234.6 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 53 min

What companies run services between Hạ Long Bay, Vietnam and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam?

There is no direct connection from Hạ Long Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. However, you can take the ferry to Ha Long Bai Chay, take the taxi to Ha Long Quang Ninh, take the bus to Dong Hoi Quang Binh, take the bus to Phong Nha Ke Bang, then take the walk to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Hạ Long Bay to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park via Cat Ba, Cat Ba Hai Phong, Ha Noi, Tran Quang Khai, Ha Noi, Hanoi, and Minh Le in around 18 h 40 min.

Airlines
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Haiphong to Danang
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from Hanoi to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Haiphong to Danang
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Hanoi to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Vietnam Air Services Company(VASCO)
Flights from Hanoi to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $380
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Hanoi to Minh Le
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$10 - $12
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$13 - $17
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$15 - $21
Train from Hai Phong to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$3 - $4
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$5 - $7
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$6 - $9
Train from Da Nang to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$6 - $7
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$8 - $12
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$10 - $15
Bus operators
Hoang Long Transit Co
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ha Long Quang Ninh to Dong Hoi Quang Binh
Ave. Duration
12 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Bus and ferry from Cat Ba to 28 Tran Nhat Duat
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Cat Ba Express
Website
catbaexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Cat Ba Hai Phong to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
catbaexpress.com
Book at
baolau.vn
bus
Bus from Dong Hoi Quang Binh to Phong Nha Ke Bang
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
thuexequangbinh.info
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Hạ Long Bay to Ha Long Bai Chay
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
ferry
Ferry from Hạ Long Bay to Cat Ba
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Cat Ba Island Ferry
Ferry from Cat Ba to Hai Phong - Ben Binh Pier
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
baolau.com
Other operators
Hai Au Aviation
Website
seaplanes.vn
Plane from Tuan Chau Island Marina to Hanoi Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$324
Schedules at
seaplanes.vn

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