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There are 4 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ha Long Bay by train, plane, taxi, bus or car

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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Train, fly, taxi  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Haiphong (HPH) KUL - HPH
  3. Take a taxi from Haiphong to Ha Long Bay

$125 - $186

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Hat Yai  •  2 days 19h

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue Junction
  4. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Nong Khai
  5. Take the bus from Vientiane - Southern Bus Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
  6. Take the bus from Hanoi to Ha Long

$116 - $272

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 days 23h

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Hualamphong
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos
  3. Take the bus from Vang Vieng to Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office
  4. Take the bus from Hanoi to Ha Long

$3,604 - $3,607

Drive  •  40h 9m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Ha Long Bay 2908.7 km

$220 - $320

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Vietnam. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Vietnam.

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For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Vietnam.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Vietnam due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Vietnam from May 11.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Lockdown measures are currently in place for Malaysia. Leaving Malaysia may be in violation of local restrictions.

Last updated: July 6 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ha Long Bay is to train and fly and taxi which costs RM 500 - RM 800 and takes 8h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ha Long Bay is to train and fly and taxi which costs RM 500 - RM 800 and takes 8h 26m.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Ha Long Bay is 2065 km. The road distance is 2908.7 km.

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The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ha Long Bay without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 days 23h and costs RM 15400 - RM 15420.

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It takes approximately 8h 26m to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ha Long Bay, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Haiphong Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h and has one stopover.

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Ha Long Bay is 1h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 7:23 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 6:23 PM in Ha Long Bay.

Yes, the driving distance between Kuala Lumpur to Ha Long Bay is 2909 km. It takes approximately 40h 9m to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Ha Long Bay.

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Thai Airways International, Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia and two other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Haiphong Airport.

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There are 822+ hotels available in Ha Long Bay. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ha Long Bay.
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  • Distance: 2064.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 26m

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam?

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Ha Long Bay. However, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Haiphong, then take the taxi to Ha Long Bay. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kuala Lumpur to Ha Long Bay via Padang Besar, Hat Yai, Bang Sue Junction, Nong Khai, Vientiane - Southern Bus Station, Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station, Hanoi, and Ha Long in around 2 days 19h.

Airlines
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Haiphong via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Haiphong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Haiphong via Dalat
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Haiphong via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Haiphong via Danang
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
http://www.ktmb.com.my
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $30
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$17 - $24
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$7 - $11
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$23 - $30
Train from Hat Yai to Bang Sue Junction
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $60
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$24 - $35
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$15 - $22
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$40 - $60
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $50
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$22 - $30
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$13 - $18
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$35 - $50
Eastern and Oriental Express
Bus operators
Huyen Chau
Bus from Vientiane - Southern Bus Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
baolau.com
27-7
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane - Southern Bus Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
12go.asia
Xe Luxury
Phone
0901 291 290
Website
xeluxury.vn
Bus from Hanoi to Ha Long
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
xeluxury.vn
Book at
baolau.com
Tara Tour and Travel
Phone
086 065 5466
Email
nancy25262010@hotmail.com
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vang Vieng Laos
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
The Sinh Tourist
Phone
+84-28 3838 9596
Email
info@thesinhtourist.vn
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Vang Vieng to Ha Noi - Sinh Tourist Office
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Other operators
Taxi from Haiphong to Ha Long Bay
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Vinasun taxi
Phone
+848-38272727
Website
vinasuntaxi.com
Malinh Taxi Group
Phone
+848 3838 3838
Website
mailinh.vn
Grab Taxi
Website
grab.com

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