There are 3 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hạ Long Bay by plane, ferry, train, bus and ferry or bus

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Fly, ferry  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Haiphong (HPH) SGN - HPH
  2. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

$82 - $249

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  41 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Long Quang Ninh
  2. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

$38 - $53

1 alternative option

Train, bus and ferry, ferry  •  38 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
  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

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The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hạ Long Bay is to bus and ferry which costs $35 - $55 and takes 41 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hạ Long Bay is to fly and ferry which costs $80 - $250 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Hạ Long Bay is 1127 km.

The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hạ Long Bay without a car is to train and bus and ferry and ferry which takes 38 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hạ Long Bay, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Haiphong Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air offer flights from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Haiphong 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 Ho Chi Minh City to Hạ Long Bay.
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  • Distance: 704.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 10 min

What companies run services between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Hạ Long Bay, Vietnam?

There is no direct connection from Ho Chi Minh City to Hạ Long Bay. However, you can fly to Haiphong, take the taxi to Ha Long Bai Chay, then take the ferry to Hạ Long Bay. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Ho Chi Minh City to Hạ Long Bay via Hanoi, Hanoi Railway Staion, Tran Quang Khai, Ha Noi, Cat Ba Hai Phong, and Cat Ba in around 38 h 54 min.

Airlines
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Haiphong
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Haiphong via Danang
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Haiphong via Phuquoc
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Haiphong
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Haiphong
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
31 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$32 - $37
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$35 - $55
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$40 - $60
Bus operators
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
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Long Quang Ninh
Ave. Duration
40 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.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

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