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