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There are 5 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hạ Long Bay by plane, ferry, bus, taxi, bus and 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 Tan Son Nhat to Haiphong, ferry  •  4h 10m

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Haiphong (HPH) SGN - HPH
  2. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

$82 - $249

Cheapest option

Fly Tan Son Nhat to Van Don, bus, ferry  •  4h 23m

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Van Don (VDO) SGN - VDO
  2. Take the bus from Cua Ong Quang Ninh to Hon Gai Ha Long
  3. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

$80 - $288

3 alternative options

Fly Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Van Don Airport, taxi, ferry  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the plane from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Van Don Airport
  2. Take a taxi from Van Don Airport to Bai Chay
  3. Take the ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay

$95 - $205

Bus, bus and ferry, ferry  •  41h

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ben xe Nuoc Ngam to Cat Ba
  3. Take the ferry from Cat Ba to Hạ Long Bay

Train, bus and ferry, ferry  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the train from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Noi
  2. Take the bus and ferry from 28 Tran Nhat Duat to Cat Ba
  3. Take the ferry from Cat Ba to Hạ Long Bay

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Hạ Long Bay is to fly and taxi and ferry which costs $95 - $210 and takes 4h 7m.

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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 bus and bus and ferry and ferry which takes 41h and costs .

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

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The quickest flight from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Haiphong Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air offer flights from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Haiphong Airport.

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There are 753+ hotels available in Hạ Long Bay. Prices start at $14 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: 4h 10m

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 fly to Van Don, take the taxi to Cua Ong Quang Ninh, take the bus to Hon Gai Ha Long, take the taxi to Ha Long Bai Chay, then take the ferry to Hạ Long Bay.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Haiphong
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Haiphong via Danang
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Van Don
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Haiphong
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Haiphong via Danang
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Van Don
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $270
Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Haiphong
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
43h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
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
Hai Phong Tourism
Phone
+84.31.382.2616
Email
info@haiphongtourism.gov.vn
Website
haiphongtourism.gov.vn
Bus from Cua Ong Quang Ninh to Hon Gai Ha Long
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
dulichhaiphong.gov.vn
Hoang Long
Phone
0225 3920920
Email
info@hoanglongasia.com
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
34h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Bus and ferry from Ben xe Nuoc Ngam to Cat Ba
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Bus and ferry from 28 Tran Nhat Duat to Cat Ba
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Mai Linh Express
Website
mailinhexpress.vn
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
mailinhexpress.vn
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Ha Long Bai Chay to Hạ Long Bay
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
ferry
Ferry from Cat Ba to Hạ Long Bay
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Other operators
plane
Plane from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Van Don Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Schedules at
vietjetair.com
Taxi from Van Don Airport to Bai Chay
Ave. Duration
52m
Estimated price
$40 - $50

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