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Hanoi to Halong Bay Destination Reviews
Very fast and comfortable
Bus VIP 12pax, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Sep 19, 2023
The van was ok but the experience wasn't good. We were collected by a car (not a van) 15 minutes late (and It was ok, because the cause was trafic jam) and after 7 km we stopped 30 minuts. The driver was talking all the time by phone and gave us no explanation. After 30 minutes waiting, the trip started again but we again stopped IN THE MIDDLE OF AN HIGHWAY waiting for someone (no information given again). After 20 minuts a van arrived and we changed there our type of transport. It was totally surrealist. When I asked the driver (Who didn't speak English) about explanation he laughted at me without no respect. Finally we arrived 30 minutes late (instad of 1 hour late as expected) because the second driver drove well above the speed limits. Also in the limousine there were no wifi and the driver had no idea where to drop us (fortunately a passenger who spoke English helped us). Since It should be luxury, no recommended at all.
Bus VIP 12pax, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Sep 10, 2023
Instead of the booked van we got picked up by a big tour bus 20 minutes late. The bus started then to drive around Hanoi old town to pick up more people from their hotels. So we eventually left Hanoi about one hour late. The drive was ok and we actually made up some of the delay until we stopped at a pearl souvenir shop shortly before Ha Long bay for half an hour half an hour. Eventually we arrived one hour late. Annoyingly this was not caused by the traffic bus by poor organisation by the operator (Vehicle not as advertised, late departure, stop at souvenir shop)
Bus Ford 16 Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Aug 16, 2023
I bought a ticket to Tuan Chau, but they took me to the main part of city instead.
Bus VIP 12pax, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), May 30, 2023
The bus was too late and than they made a break about half an hour at some pearl store where it seems like they shuttle every tourist to. At least they brought as directly to our check in at the Harbour.
Bus Ford 16 Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Apr 25, 2023
Tha car is really comfortable and pretty. We also used other car companies, but this one was the best.
Bus Minivan, Ha Long Travel Limousine (Hạ Long Travel Limousine), Feb 12, 2023
Comfortable bus and ride to the destination
Bus Minivan, Ha Long Travel Limousine (Hạ Long Travel Limousine), Nov 29, 2022
Fast, comfortable and with the little extra of a bottle, departure on time.
This review was autotranslated
Rapide, confortablement installé et le petit plus la petite bouteille, départ à l'heure nickel.
Bus Minivan, Ha Long Travel Limousine (Hạ Long Travel Limousine), Nov 23, 2022
The guide, Harry, was very friendly and very nice, he explained things about Hanoi. 100% recommendable
This review was autotranslated
El guía,Harry, fue muy amable y muy simpático, nos explicó cosas sobre Hanói. 100% recomendable
Bus VIP 30, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Nov 17, 2022
The office was extremely far from the city center and the car to get there was triple the amount of the ticket.
Bus Minivan, Ha Long Travel Limousine (Hạ Long Travel Limousine), Nov 13, 2022
Taking a bus to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay is a safe, comfortable and less expensive alternative for traveling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. To less traveled destinations, there may be only 1 scheduled trip a day. The most common bus types are non-air-conditioned, air-conditioned, and premium buses.
It is best to reserve your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Check our list of bus companies available for online booking offering Hanoi to Halong Bay tickets. When traveling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to higher numbers of travelers, both vacation-makers and urban workers returning home to their provincial home.
How far is it from Hanoi to Halong Bay?
Traveling by bus, the distance from Hanoi to Halong Bay depends on the route taken. Most bus companies travel via expressways or tollways. This may not necessarily be the shortest route but it is the fastest one as normally there is less traffic and no traffic lights.
To get to certain island destinations which are not connected to the mainland by a bridge, buses board large car ferries. Passengers are usually asked to get off the bus, but there is no need to take your luggage from the bus. The travel distance from port to port is added to the total distance.
How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay by Bus?
The estimate travel time from Hanoi to Halong Bay is about 1h 55m. Note that traveling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Hanoi and Halong Bay may differ greatly There is usually more traffic between morning until afternoon during weekdays than during weekends.
Another important factor that may affect travel time is the type of bus. Premium or VIP buses are usually faster as they use motorways and call to fewer bus stations (if any) en route. Buses normally make short 10-30-minute breaks after a few hours of continuous travel to allow passengers use bathrooms, stock up on munchies and let bus attendants and the driver have rest.
Some premium buses have onboard toilets and the second driver. Nevertheless, usually they still make en route stops for a quick lunch or fuel refill.
How much does it cost to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay by Bus?
The ticket price from Hanoi to Halong Bay can vary depending on the type of buses you choose. For a less expensive ticket consider non-air-conditioned or ordinary buses. Premium or luxury buses are more expensive but you can expect more comfort and some additional services like phone charging ports, personal entertainment system screens and toilets.
Hanoi to Halong Bay timetable
To help you plan your trip, here is the Hanoi to Halong Bay timetable of bus departure and arrival times.
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