Hanoi to Cat Ba

Hanoi to Cat Ba

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Refundable
14:15
Hanoi CBExpress
4h bus ride in Express
4.9
18:15
Cat Ba CBExpress, Hai Phong
Refundable
11:00
Hanoi CBExpress
4h bus ride in Express
4.9
15:00
Cat Ba CBExpress, Hai Phong
Fastest
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Hanoi Noi Bai Airport
2h 5m taxi ride
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Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong

From Hanoi CBExpress to Cat Ba by Bus

Refundable
11:00
Hanoi CBExpress
4h bus ride in Express
4.9
15:00
Cat Ba CBExpress, Hai Phong
Refundable
14:15
Hanoi CBExpress
4h bus ride in Express
4.9
18:15
Cat Ba CBExpress, Hai Phong

From Hanoi Noi Bai Airport to Cat Ba by Taxi

Fastest
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Hanoi Noi Bai Airport
2h 5m taxi ride
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Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong

Transportation from Hanoi to Cat Ba

Hanoi to Cat Ba destination reviews

LR
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Feb 27, 2020
Wonderful trip!
PK
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus, Feb 24, 2020
Everything was perfect, on time, the staff is really polite and helpful!
HM
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Feb 15, 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!
LL
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Feb 14, 2020
Very professional and friendly
GN
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus, Feb 8, 2020
Worth the money. Felt safe and the trip went by quickly
PB
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Feb 5, 2020
Bus left on time. Super comfortable and our guide, Justine, keep us informed with exactly what was happening and when. Will be using their service again.
SJ
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Feb 5, 2020
Bus was perfectly on time, they go around each hotel to pick up the passengers, drive was nice and smooth, they explain you everything about the destination, give you water and snack and stop half way for toilet, also drop everyone off to each hotel. Brilliant
BR
Bus Express, Hoang Long, Feb 5, 2020
Perfekt every time again Thank you.
EJ
Bus Regular 46, Cat Ba Discovery, Jan 24, 2020
It was a very comfy, clean and enjoyable trip. Everyone was really friendly and super helpful. Cat Ba Discovery is the best - don’t hesitate to book your ticket ☀️ All round great experience. Thank you Cat Ba Discovery team!????
JA
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Jan 23, 2020
Wonderful experience! Our guide Son (Sean) funny and personable he also gave us helpful information.
VK
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Jan 21, 2020
Well organized, smooth and comfortable bus ride to Cat Ba. Our bus guide Tommy was great, a nice and funny guy.
VE
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Jan 20, 2020
Great trip, very friendly and helpful guide. Forgot my luggage at theirs office, got it delivered with the next bus at the evening. Highly recommended.
DH
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Jan 18, 2020
Great - friendly and really helpful staff (particularly Shan) who picked us up from our hotel in Hanoi and dropped us at the door of our hotel in Cat Ba and explained different things we might want to do on the island etc., but without trying to sell us anything. Complimentary snacks and water and a nice comfortable clean bus, both the boat, the pick up and the bus were on time, and it was a very pleasant trip. Thank you.
MP
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus, Jan 9, 2020
Easy, fast and friendly
DC
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Dec 27, 2019
Smooth and easy trip, good organisation, impecable. Warmly reccomended
ML
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Dec 14, 2019
You need to know the way around to figure out the chaotic process at the bus station
AP
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus, Dec 5, 2019
Good service
MF
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Dec 2, 2019
Excellent and on time service from hotel pick up to transfers & arrival. Cheerful guides - Tony (Phuc), Justine, &Charlie.
SM
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus, Nov 29, 2019
A bit late, but very nice guide and driver.
TR
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Nov 28, 2019
Very nice guides !
SF
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Nov 26, 2019
Was very pleased! I can fully recommend!
BS
Bus Regular 46, Cat Ba Discovery, Nov 21, 2019
Very comfortable bus and friendly staff
LH
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Nov 20, 2019
We arrived at the pickup spot a few minutes late and they were able to get us to a different spot in time for the bus! Ride was comfortable and on time.
OS
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Nov 16, 2019
best bustour ever! david is the best! : )
CH
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus, Nov 16, 2019
The legs room on the bus was a little tight. Service was excellent tho.
AA
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Nov 12, 2019
We had a brilliant journey with the guys at CatBa Express. They were all very friendly and gave loads of recommendations of what to do on Cat Ba island. Thoroughly recommend :)
IG
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus, Nov 8, 2019
Great staff and service dropping off at our hotel. Keeping times on arrival.
EJ
Bus Regular 46, Cat Ba Discovery, Nov 2, 2019
Arrival time advertised was about an hour quicker than the actual arrival time (not due to any traffic). Would rather have had a realistic arrival time given when I booked.
TV
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Oct 31, 2019
Big fancy bus. Friendly staff (though they do not speak english). I was allowed to board a bus that departed 1 hour earlier then my ticket. Very happy with the provider.
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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:

  • 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 Bus+taxi 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 VND 3,700,000. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as VND 137,007.

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 105 miles (168 km). The flying distance is 81 miles (129 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 5 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 Good Morning Cat Ba Bus (Good Morning Cat ba): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as VND 137,007 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 VND 3,700,000.

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

  • Bus tickets - VND 137,007 to VND 288,011;
  • Train tickets - VND 144,352 to VND 144,352;
  • taxi+Bus price: VND 540,001 - VND 540,001. From Hanoi to Hai Phong starting from 07:00 Hanoi Airport until 13:00 Hanoi Airport
  • Plane tickets - VND 1,341,968 to VND 1,341,968;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from VND 2,990,010 to VND 3,700,000.

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

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

  • Flights from Hanoi to Hai Phong depart during the day - there are approximately 156 departures a day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 22 trains per day.
  • 7 by taxi+Bus from Hanoi to Hai Phong starting from 07:00 Hanoi Airport until 13:00 Hanoi Airport
  • Buses start plying the route from 05:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 18:00. There are 1 available bus trips every day.

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?

Flights

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 VND 1,341,968.

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)

Buses

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.

Taxi

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 VND 2,990,010.

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

Trains

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:

  • 32% decided to go for a bus.
  • 30% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 27% chosen taxi+Bus
  • 10% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 1% users took a plane.