Hanoi to Cat Ba

Hanoi to Cat Ba

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Hanoi to Cat Ba Schedule

Hanoi to Cat Ba Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
OUROS Travel SUV 4pax Any timeVND 2,138k
Cat Ba Express Express 07:45 - 11:45$ 12.89
Daiichi Travel Express 08:00 - 11:21$ 12.57
Grouptour VIP 9 Express 10:15 - 12:15$ 18.78
Grouptour VIP16 Express 14:15 - 18:15VND 414k
Grouptour Express 16 18:15 - 22:15VND 368k

Transportation from Hanoi to Cat Ba

Hanoi to Cat Ba Destination Reviews

The small bus had a stench to it and the seats were way too cramped, I would recommend using another service for similar prices.
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus (Good Morning Cat ba), Sep 27, 2022
We were not well informed that the station we arrived at was not the main station of Hai Phong..
Train #LP5 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Sep 19, 2022
Toller Shuttle von Hanoi nach Cat Ba. Alles perfekt organisiert, abgelaufen und abgewickelt. Moderner Bus, super bequeme Sitze, mit viel Beinfreiheit ((ich bin 187 cm groß). Super, weiter so, Gerne wieder!!
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus (Good Morning Cat ba), Aug 20, 2022
very easy ride... highly recommended
Bus Express, Hai Au (Hải Âu), Aug 18, 2022
The bus is comfortable.. But the road is bumpy..
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express (Cát Bà Express), May 8, 2022
The meeting point written on the ticket was not right (my friend and I had to wait more than 30 minutes, then we called the company and someone came to show us where the bus was...)
Bus Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Apr 29, 2022
Wonderful trip!
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express (Cát Bà Express), Feb 27, 2020
Everything was perfect, on time, the staff is really polite and helpful!
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus (Good Morning Cat ba), Feb 24, 2020
It has been the best bus travel I have had in Vietnam so far. The crew is very warm and welcoming. They understand what customer service is all about and make you feel comfortable. Cheers to them!
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express (Cát Bà Express), Feb 15, 2020
Very professional and friendly
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express (Cát Bà Express), Feb 14, 2020
428 customer reviews

How to get from Hanoi to Cat Ba

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

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Train
  • 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 taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 203.54. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a train as a train ticket costs as low as USD 5.85.

How far is Hanoi from Cat Ba?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Hanoi to Cat Ba. 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 Hanoi to Cat Ba?

The travel time from Hanoi to Cat Ba 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 Hanoi to Cat Ba?

The cost of the trip from Hanoi to Cat Ba 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 5.85 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 203.54.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 5.85 to USD 5.85;
  • Bus tickets - USD 11.70 to USD 19.50;
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 22.43. From Hanoi to Hai Phong starting from 07:00 Hanoi Airport until 07:00 Hanoi Airport
  • taxi+Bus price: USD 23.40. From Hanoi to Hai Phong starting from 07:00 Hanoi Airport until 13:00 Hanoi Airport
  • Plane tickets - USD 57.53 to USD 57.53;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 165.38 to USD 203.54.

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

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 Hanoi to Hai Phong 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 Hanoi to Hai Phong. 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 57.53.

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 Hanoi to Hai Phong
Bamboo Airways, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์)


Taking a bus from Hanoi to Hai Phong 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 Hanoi to Hai Phong. 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 165.38.

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.

The most popular transport from Hanoi to Cat Ba

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Hanoi to Cat Ba? 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:

  • 62% decided to go for a bus.
  • 20% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 8% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 7% chosen taxi+Bus
  • 3% users enjoyed a train ride.