How to get FROM HANOI TO HA LONG BAY and CAT BA ISLAND?

Thousands of tourists visit Ha Long Bay every day.

Ha Long Bay is about 180 km far from Hanoi City. You can go by train from Hanoi (end station is Hai Phong, 40km from the town of Ha Long) or by bus to the city of Hai Phong and Ha Long. Ha Long is a place written in Unesco and one of the most visited places by foreign tourists in northern Vietnam. It is good to know, Ha Long Bay is one of the most visited places in Vietnam and on the world.

1. TRAIN or BUS from Hanoi to Hai Phong 🚆

– the end station is Hai Phong City (about 40 km from Ha Long)
– from the city of Hai Phong you can take a ferry to the island of Cat Ba
– this journey takes around 2.5 hours
– trains are comfortable and refurbished, of course snack+food
– see railway map of Vietnam
– there are 5 trains every day between these towns (Vietnam Railways)
– one-way ticket costs 50 000 – 90 000 viet.dongs (2-4 USD)
– Train station in Hanoi – Hanoi Railway Station or Long Bien Railway station
– Train station in Hai Phong – Hai Phong Railway station (75 Lương Khánh Thiện)
– Bus station in Hai Phong – Niem Nghia Bus station (275 Trần Nguyên Hãn)
> buy train or bus e-tickets on Baolau or 12go.asia, online payment from abroad is without any problem

2. BUS from Hanoi to Ha Long 🚍

– several buses run between Ha Long and Hai Phong (approximately every half hour)
– journey takes about 4,5 hours to Ha Long by bus
– price of the one-way ticket from 70 000 – 150 000 viet.dongs (depending on the quality of the bus)
– various companies – Hoang Phu, Phu Xuyen, Hai Au, and other smaller companies
– Bus Station in Hanoi – My Dinh and Yen Nghia
– Bus station in Ha Long – TP Ha Long and Bai Chay
> you can buy bus e-tickets on Baolau
– you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus

3. Speedboat from Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island 🛥️

speedboat from Haiphong goes directly to the south part of the Cat Ba Island, to the town of Cat Ba
– this route takes about 1 hour, boats from the Pha Binh Port
– price of one-way tickets is 180 000 – 220 000 viet.dongs (7-10 Usd)
> you can buy boat tickets online on Baolau

Ha Long Bay – map:

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