There are 4 ways to get from Hanoi to Hạ Long Bay by 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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Bus, ferry  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Ha Noi Giap Bat Bus Station to Hai Phong Lac Long Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Hai Phong Lac Long Bus Station to Ha Long Bai Chay Bus Station
  3. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

$11 - $14

3 alternative options

Bus and ferry Cat Ba Express, ferry  •  6 h

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

Bus and ferry Hoang Long Transit Co, ferry  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from 28 Tran Nhat Duat to Cat Ba
  2. Take the ferry from Cat Ba to Hạ Long Bay

Bus, fly, ferry  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Long Bien Bus Station to Noi Bai Airport
  2. Take the Seaplane from Hanoi Airport to Tuan Chau Island Marina
  3. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

$335 - $339

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hanoi to Hạ Long Bay is to bus and ferry which costs $11 - $14 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hanoi to Hạ Long Bay is to bus and fly and ferry which costs $335 - $340 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The distance between Hanoi and Hạ Long Bay is 128 km.

The best way to get from Hanoi to Hạ Long Bay without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 5 h 1 min and costs $11 - $14.

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Hanoi to Hạ Long Bay, including transfers.

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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 Hanoi to Hạ Long Bay.
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  • Distance: 80 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

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

There is no direct connection from Hanoi to Hạ Long Bay. However, you can take the bus to Hai Phong Lac Long Bus Station, take the bus to Ha Long Bai Chay Bus Station, take the taxi to Ha Long Bai Chay, then take the ferry to Hạ Long Bay. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Hanoi to Hạ Long Bay via Cat Ba Hai Phong and Cat Ba in around 6 h.

Bus operators
Hai Phong Tourism
Phone
+84.31.382.2616
Email
info@haiphongtourism.gov.vn
Website
haiphongtourism.gov.vn
Bus from Ha Noi Giap Bat Bus Station to Hai Phong Lac Long Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
dulichhaiphong.gov.vn
Bus from Hai Phong Lac Long Bus Station to Ha Long Bai Chay Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
dulichhaiphong.gov.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
Hoang Long Transit Co
Hanoi Airport Shuttle
Website
hanoiairportonline.com
Bus from Long Bien Bus Station to Noi Bai Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
hanoiairportonline.com
bus
Bus from Long Bien Bus Station to Noi Bai Airport T1
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lotrinhxebus.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
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Other operators
Hai Au Aviation
Website
seaplanes.vn
Plane from Hanoi Airport to Tuan Chau Island Marina
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$324
Schedules at
seaplanes.vn

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