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Recommended option

Bus, ferry  •  5 h 1 min

$11 - $14

3 alternative options

Bus, fly, ferry  •  3 h 39 min

$187 - $190

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 Lac Long Hai Phong Bus Station, take the bus to Bai Chay Ha Long 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 7 h.

Bus operators
Hai Phong Tourism
Phone
+84.31.382.2616
Email
info@haiphongtourism.gov.vn
Website
haiphongtourism.gov.vn
Bus from Giap Bat Bus Station to Lac Long Hai Phong Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
dulichhaiphong.gov.vn
Bus from Lac Long Hai Phong Bus Station to Bai Chay Ha Long 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
Transerco
Website
transerco.com.vn
Bus from Long Bien Bus Station to Noi Bai Airport T1
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
transerco.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
3 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
Once daily
Estimated price
$175
Schedules at
seaplanes.vn

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Questions & Answers

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

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.

The quickest way to get from Hanoi to Hạ Long Bay is to bus and fly and ferry which takes 3 h 39 min and costs $187 - $191.

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