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 2,145k
Good Morning Cat Ba Bus VIP 33 07:30 - 11:00$ 12.03
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

Transportation from Hanoi to Cat Ba

Hanoi to Cat Ba Destination Reviews

The ride was perfect. They picked us up at our hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi for free. We were perfectly on time. The bus was not the newest but sufficient for our trip to Cat Ba. Staff was super friendly. Would definetely recommend it.
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus (Good Morning Cat ba), Dec 2, 2022
I really recommend! Our journey to Con Dao was well-organised. The bus operator provides water and assistance of the guide during the whole journey. Everything was excellent.
Bus VIP 33, Full Moon Party Tour (Full Moon Party Tour), Nov 29, 2022
On time. Pick-up and drop-off. English speaking guide. Small bottle of water and wet tissue provided.
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express (Cát Bà Express), Nov 22, 2022
I booked the VIP bus cause I thought I’ll get a big chair for myself just like showed in the picture, so I can relax and sleep a bit after a long journey from Sapa to Hanoi. Instead I got a middle sit in the back of the bus between 2 other people and those chairs you can’t lean back. I could already book the “normal” bus for cheaper price if I knew it will be like this. Beside that, the service was really great, on the telephone and by the the other stuff went on the bus.
Bus VIP, Cat Ba Express (Cát Bà Express), Nov 21, 2022
The boarding point was unattended until 15 minutes before departure time, and the gentleman who did arrive seemed very disinterested. With three parties waiting with 3 differing tickets it seemed as though we were all going on the one bus. At departure time another young man arrived and from there the whole trip was perfectly organised. He escorted us to the corner to board the bus, had everything under control for boarding the ferry and onto the second bus for the final leg to Cat Ba. At Cat Ba he had organised a trip around town dropping everyone at their correct hotels. A very pleasant surprise and much appreciated.
Bus VIP 30, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Nov 7, 2022
Everything in time: start on 10:45 in Hanoi, arrived in Cat Ba on 14:15. In Cat Ba every guest was dropped off at their hotels/hostels which took a little time as well. Bus from Hanoi to the ferry was very small for European people. Ferry lasted 5 minutes. Bus on Cat Ba was pretty good.
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus (Good Morning Cat ba), Oct 30, 2022
Overall the trip was very well organized having 2 changes of transportation (bus, speedboat, bus). We were in the hotel a bit later than advertised but that was due all other tourists being transported to the hotel. The pickup on the way back was already confirmed so they picked us from the hotel as well.
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus (Good Morning Cat ba), Oct 26, 2022
The operators service was perfect. The ist one stop for drinking and peeing after 1:30 h. Everything was on time.
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus (Good Morning Cat ba), Oct 11, 2022
The bus collected us from the hotel and dropped us to our hotel. It was comfortable and the staff were attentive and helpful. Would recommend.
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express (Cát Bà Express), Oct 7, 2022
On time, well organised, clean
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express (Cát Bà Express), Oct 7, 2022
458 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 Bus+taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 259.00. 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 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 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 259.00.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 6.00 to USD 6.00;
  • Bus tickets - USD 11.00 to USD 19.00;
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 21.00 - USD 259.00. From Hanoi to Hai Phong starting from 00:00 Hanoi until 13:00 Hanoi Airport
  • taxi+Bus price: USD 23.00. From Hanoi to Hai Phong starting from 07:00 Hanoi Airport until 13:00 Hanoi Airport
  • Plane tickets - USD 56.00 to USD 56.00;

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 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 56.00.

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 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 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.

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:

  • 41% decided to go for a bus.
  • 20% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 20% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 16% chosen taxi+Bus
  • 3% users enjoyed a train ride.