Hanoi to Halong-bay

   Hanoi to Halong-bay Road Distance 125 Km
   Hanoi to Halong-bay Aerial Distance 141 km
  Hanoi to Halong-bay Travel Time 2.5 Hours

How to reach Halong-bay from Hanoi

The Preferred way of Travelling from Halong Bay to Hanoi

The best way to travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay is by road which takes around 2 to 2.5 Hours. You can either take the bus or travel by car depending on your budget. 

Knowing The Details

1. Halong Bay to Hanoi by Private Car
2. Halong Bay to Hanoi by Shuttle Bus
3. Hanoi to Halong Bay by Public Bus
4. Hanoi to Halong Bay by Seaplane
5. Popular Routes to Halong-bay
6. Popular Routes from Hanoi
7. Places to Visit in Halong-bay
8. Hotels in Halong-bay

Halong-bay Travel Packages

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1. Halong Bay to Hanoi by Private Car

If you are travelling with a family and have less time in hand, a private car transfer might be the best option. The private car journey especially with the new highway takes only a maximum of two and a half hours and ensures utmost privacy and ample luggage space. You do not have to worry about waiting for buses as the private car arrives at your place at your time. There are various companies which offer private car transfer services.

2. Halong Bay to Hanoi by Shuttle Bus

The buses are air-conditioned and have comfortable seats. The new highway, has cut down travel time by 2.5 hours with a short break added for only 15 minutes. They do not pick up other passengers on the way as well. Another advantage with the Shuttle Bus is that the drivers know basic English so there will not be much of a language barrier.

Some operators offer free shuttle transfer along with the cruise tour for promotions. Either ways, the shuttle service is not that expensive and is priced at VND 250,000 to VND 500,000 for a one way ticket.

3. Hanoi to Halong Bay by Public Bus

There are 4 bus stations in Hanoi with as many 13 routes to different locations in Halong Bay. You can either buy tickets for the bus ride at the bus station or online. If you are buying the tickets at the station, prepare yourself to converse in body language or learn some simple Vietnamese phrases. 

Once you alight at the bus station in Halong City, you will have to hire a taxi or a Xe Om (Vietnamese motorbike taxi) or a Grab car through your smartphone for last mile connectivity. The taxis charge you about VND 90,000 to take you from the bus station to your cruise centre, whereas the Xe Oms charge around VND 50,000 to VND 70,000. If you can ask your bus driver to drop you off at the Tuan Chau Gate, your taxi charge might become cheaper. 

The major advantage of the public bus is that it is very cheap. The tickets cost as low as VND 100,000. The bus ride takes about 3 hours.

4. Hanoi to Halong Bay by Seaplane

The only option to fly from Hanoi to Halong Bay is the sea plane which has only one service provider - Hai Vu Aviation. Although slightly expensive, it is a very quick way to reach Halong bay. It takes only 45 minutes for the seaplane journey. However, the best part of the seaplane journey is the aerial view of the beautiful Halong bay. It is a breathtaking experience which cannot be matched by another method of transportation. 

The seaplane is the fastest way to travel but also the most expensive. A seaplane trip costs about VND 900,000 per person  for a round trip. To book a ride, you must contact the tour operator directly.

Popular Routes to Halong-bay

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Hanoi to Halong-bay 2.5 Hours 125 Km

Popular Routes from Hanoi

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