There are 4 ways to get from Hainan to Hạ Long Bay by plane, bus, ferry or train

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 from Shenzhen, bus, ferry  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Shenzhen (SZX) to Nanning (NNG) SZX - 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

Cheapest option

Train, ferry  •  37 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Changsha South
  2. Take the train from Changshanan Station to Bac Giang station
  3. Take the train from Kep to Ha Long
  4. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

$101 - $158

2 alternative options

Fly from Chengdu, bus, ferry  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Chengdu (CTU) to Nanning (NNG) CTU - 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, bus, ferry  •  19 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Guangzhou South
  2. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Nanning
  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

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

There is no direct connection from Shenzhen to Hạ Long Bay. However, you can take the line 1 subway to Airport East, take the walk to Shenzhen airport, fly to Nanning, take the walk to Nanning Airport, take the line 1 bus 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 the line 2 bus to Chengdu Airport T1, take the walk to Chengdu airport, fly to Nanning, take the walk to Nanning Airport, take the line 1 bus 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.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Nanning
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Chengdu to Nanning
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Nanning
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Chengdu to Nanning
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Shenzhen to Nanning
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Chengdu to Nanning
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Chengdu
Website
chengduair.cc
Flights from Chengdu to Nanning
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Okay Airways
Website
okair.net
Flights from Shenzhen to Nanning
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Chengdu to Nanning
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $160
GX Airlines
Website
gxairlines.com
Flights from Chengdu to Nanning
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Hainan
Website
hainanairlines.com
Flights from Chengdu to Nanning via Haikou
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$477 - $478
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Guangzhou South
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$100 - $130
1st Class Seat
$180 - $210
Business Class Seat
$330 - $400
Train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Changsha South
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$70 - $85
1st Class Seat
$110 - $140
Business Class Seat
$220 - $260
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Guangzhou South to Nanning
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
trip.com
Book at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$25 - $35
1st Class Seat
$35 - $50
China Railways
Website
china-railway.com.cn
Train from Changshanan Station to Bac Giang station
Ave. Duration
23 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
chinahighlights.com
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Kep to Ha Long
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $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
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
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Hainan and Hạ Long Bay is 335 km.

The cheapest way to get from Hainan to Hạ Long Bay is to train and ferry which costs ¥600 - ¥1100 and takes 37 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from Hainan to Hạ Long Bay is to train and ferry which takes 37 h 23 min and costs ¥600 - ¥1100.

It takes approximately 10 h 59 min to get from Hainan to Hạ Long Bay, including transfers.