Cat Ba to Hanoi

Cat Ba to Hanoi

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Cat Ba to Hanoi Schedule

Cat Ba to Hanoi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Cat Ba Express Van 7pax Any timeVND 4,554k

Transportation from Cat Ba to Hanoi

Cat Ba to Hanoi Destination Reviews

Perfect plan and people
Bus Express 45, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Nov 26, 2022
Wifi and no stopovers and changing the bus.
Bus Express, Hai Au (Hải Âu), Nov 22, 2022
Friendly staff, on time and clean bus. Pleasant drive + speed board transfer. They also dropped us off at our hostel.
Bus Express 47, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Nov 20, 2022
The ride itself is very pleasant and it is also very comfortable. What was very bad was the way the customers were treated (unfriendly) and the trip was reorganized. you had to change trains once and packages were being reloaded and repacked everywhere.
Bus Express, Hai Au (Hải Âu), Nov 19, 2022
Great service, everything perfectly organized on the way to Cat Ba and back.
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express (Cát Bà Express), Oct 26, 2022
Experience was exactly as described including the time it took, which was impressive given the stormy weather.
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus (Good Morning Cat ba), Aug 16, 2022
I am not writing this review for complaining because at the end the trip between cat ba and Hanoi was good. BUT we faced several issues before the departure : the meeting point in the voucher was not right (again), I emailed the bus company two days and one day before departure and I received no answer, I called the company several times the day of the departure and they were not able to give me information about the meeting point and finally a guy gave me an address and when we arrived he informed me that we had to wait till 4pm because the bus was too crowded (the departure time was supposed to be at 12pm...).
Bus Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), May 2, 2022
Friendly service with English speakers.
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express (Cát Bà Express), Mar 7, 2020
Everything was perfect on our trip with CBExpress and we arrived exactly on schedule which is rare in SEA. Our guide Son was so lovely and professional, we would definitely recommend using their service.
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express (Cát Bà Express), Mar 2, 2020
Fajn servis ibkomunikace
Bus Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Feb 14, 2020
170 customer reviews

How to get from Cat Ba to Hanoi

When you want to get from Cat Ba to Hanoi, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Train. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Bus+taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 260.00. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 6.00.

How far is Cat Ba from Hanoi?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Cat Ba to Hanoi. Your trip will be a total of 61 miles (97 km). The flying distance is 61 miles (97 km).

How long does it take to get from Cat Ba to Hanoi?

The travel time from Cat Ba to Hanoi can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 28 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Cat Ba to Hanoi?

The cost of the trip from Cat Ba to Hanoi varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam): travelling by train expect to pay as low as USD 6.00 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Bus+taxi - a one-way Bus+taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 260.00.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Cat Ba to Hanoi:

  • Train tickets - USD 6.00 to USD 6.00;
  • Bus tickets - USD 10.00 to USD 21.00;
  • Van price : USD 12.00;
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 18.00 - USD 260.00. From Hai Phong to Hanoi starting from 00:00 Cat Ba Bus Station until 15:30 Cat Ba Goodmorning CB
  • Plane tickets - USD 70.00 to USD 164.00;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 141.00 to USD 247.00.

How many trips per day are there between Cat Ba and Hanoi?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Hai Phong to Hanoi any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Hai Phong to Hanoi. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 70.00.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Hai Phong to Hanoi

Bamboo Airways, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)


Taking a bus from Hai Phong to Hanoi is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Hai Phong to Hanoi. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 141.00.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.


Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.


A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Hai Phong to Hanoi. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Hai Phong to Hanoi.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Cat Ba to Hanoi

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Cat Ba to Hanoi? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 50% decided to go for a bus.
  • 25% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 14% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 8% opted for a van.
  • 3% users enjoyed a train ride.