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There are 6 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ha Long Bay by train, plane, taxi, bus, night bus or car

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Train, fly, taxi  •  8h 16m

  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

$110 - $567

5 alternative options

Bus  •  3 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hatyai
  2. Take the bus from Hat Yai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai
  4. Take the bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Hue
  5. Take the bus from Hue to Ha Long Quang Ninh

Train, bus via Padang Besar  •  3 days 10h

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hua Hin
  3. Take the bus from Hua Hin to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
  4. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
  5. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Hanoi
  6. Take the bus from My Dinh bus station to Ha Long Bai Chay

$123 - $211

Train, bus, night bus  •  3 days 16h

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
  3. Take the night bus from Vientiane to Vinh
  4. Take the bus from Vinh Nghe An to Ha Long Quang Ninh

$3,573 - $3,580

Train, bus  •  4 days 5h

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Hua Lamphong
  2. Take the bus from Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13 to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
  4. Take the bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Hanoi
  5. Take the bus from My Dinh bus station to Ha Long Bai Chay

$3,594 - $3,636

Drive  •  40h 9m

  1. Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Ha Long Bay 1817.9 miles

$220 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ha Long Bay is to train and bus via Padang Besar which costs RM 500 - RM 900 and takes 3 days 10h.

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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 450 - RM 2400 and takes 8h 16m.

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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 via Padang Besar which takes 3 days 10h and costs RM 500 - RM 900.

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It takes approximately 8h 16m 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 1:03 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 12:03 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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Malindo Airways, Thai Airways International, Vietnam Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Haiphong Airport.

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There are 1047+ hotels available in Ha Long Bay. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ha Long Bay.
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  • Distance: 1290.5 miles
  • Duration: 8h 16m

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

You can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Ha Long Bay via Bandar Tasik Selatan, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, Hatyai, Hat Yai, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal, Bangkok Mochit, Si Chiang Mai, Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office, Hue, and Ha Long Quang Ninh in around 3 days 8h.

Airlines
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Haiphong via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Haiphong via Tan Son Nhat, Danang
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Haiphong via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Haiphong via Danang
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $300
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Haiphong via Tan Son Nhat
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
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 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
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 Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Eastern and Oriental Express
Phone
001800 8392 3500
Email
reservations.singapore@belmond.com
Website
belmond.com
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
41h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$3,500
Schedules at
belmond.com
Book at
easybook.com
Bus operators
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Hat Yai to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Budsarakham Tour
Phone
0907793900
Email
brt@budsarakamtour.com
Website
budsarakamtour.com
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Saysamon Transports
Bus from Vientiane Phanthavong Tour Office to Hue
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
baolau.com
Hoang Long
Phone
0225 3920920
Email
info@hoanglongasia.com
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Hue to Ha Long Quang Ninh
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Vinh Nghe An to Ha Long Quang Ninh
Ave. Duration
8h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
077 281 110
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Hua Hin to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$19
Super
$22
Supreme
$29 - $32
Bus from Sombat Tour Viphawadee 13 to Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$15
Super
$17
Supreme
$22 - $24
Naluang
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Luang Prabang Naluang Terminal to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$49
Schedules at
12go.asia
Phuc Xuyen
Phone
033. 3 663 366
Website
phucxuyen.com.vn
Bus from My Dinh bus station to Ha Long Bai Chay
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
phucxuyen.com.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 Vientiane
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Soutchai Travel
Phone
+856 21 254512-5
Email
kenlotchana.travel@gmail.com
Website
soutchaitravel.com
Night bus from Vientiane to Vinh
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com
Other operators
Taxi from Haiphong to Ha Long Bay
Ave. Duration
45m
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Vinasun taxi
Phone
+848-38272727
Website
vinasuntaxi.com
Malinh Taxi Group
Phone
+848 3838 3838
Website
mailinh.vn

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