Recommended
07:30
Hanoi CBExpress
4h bus ride in Express
4.9
11:30
Cat Ba CBExpress, Hai Phong
Recommended
11:00
Hanoi CBExpress
4h bus ride in Express
4.9
15:00
Cat Ba CBExpress, Hai Phong
Grouptour
Recommended
--:--
Hanoi
3h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
5
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Cat Ba, Hai Phong

From Hanoi SSB to Cat Ba SSB by Buses

Grouptour
07:30
Hanoi SSB
4h bus ride in Express
4
11:30
Cat Ba SSB, Hai Phong
Grouptour
10:00
Hanoi SSB
4h bus ride in Express
4
14:00
Cat Ba SSB, Hai Phong
Grouptour
12:00
Hanoi SSB
4h bus ride in Express
4
16:00
Cat Ba SSB, Hai Phong
Grouptour
14:00
Hanoi SSB
4h bus ride in Express
4
18:00
Cat Ba SSB, Hai Phong

From Hanoi CBExpress to Cat Ba SSB by Buses

Recommended
07:30
Hanoi CBExpress
4h bus ride in Express
4.9
11:30
Cat Ba CBExpress, Hai Phong
Recommended
11:00
Hanoi CBExpress
4h bus ride in Express
4.9
15:00
Cat Ba CBExpress, Hai Phong
14:15
Hanoi CBExpress
4h bus ride in Express
4.9
18:15
Cat Ba CBExpress, Hai Phong

From Hanoi HL to Cat Ba SSB by Buses

Instant
07:30
Hanoi HL
3h 10m bus ride in Express
10:40
Cat Ba HoangLong, Hai Phong
Instant
11:30
Hanoi HL
3h 10m bus ride in Express
14:40
Cat Ba HoangLong, Hai Phong

From Cat Ba Discovery Ha Noi to Cat Ba SSB by Buses

Instant
08:00
Cat Ba Discovery Ha Noi , Hanoi
3h 30m bus ride in Regular 46
4
11:30
Cat Ba Discovery Cat Ba, Hai Phong
Instant
10:00
Cat Ba Discovery Ha Noi , Hanoi
3h 30m bus ride in Regular 46
4
13:30
Cat Ba Discovery Cat Ba, Hai Phong
Instant
14:00
Cat Ba Discovery Ha Noi , Hanoi
3h 30m bus ride in Regular 46
4
17:30
Cat Ba Discovery Cat Ba, Hai Phong

From Ha Noi Full Moon Party Tour to Cat Ba SSB by Buses

FULL MOON PARTY TOUR
Instant Fastest
07:30
Ha Noi Full Moon Party Tour, Hanoi
2h 5m bus ride in VIP 33
09:35
Cat Ba island Full Moon, Hai Phong
FULL MOON PARTY TOUR
Instant Fastest
10:30
Ha Noi Full Moon Party Tour, Hanoi
2h 5m bus ride in VIP 33
12:35
Cat Ba island Full Moon, Hai Phong
FULL MOON PARTY TOUR
Instant Fastest
14:00
Ha Noi Full Moon Party Tour, Hanoi
2h 5m bus ride in VIP 33
16:05
Cat Ba island Full Moon, Hai Phong

From Hanoi Good Morning CB to Cat Ba SSB by Buses

Good Morning Cat Ba Bus
Instant
07:30
Hanoi Good Morning CB
3h 30m bus ride in VIP 33
4.4
11:00
Cat Ba Goodmorning CB, Hai Phong
Good Morning Cat Ba Bus
Instant
10:30
Hanoi Good Morning CB
3h 30m bus ride in VIP 33
4.4
14:00
Cat Ba Goodmorning CB, Hai Phong
Good Morning Cat Ba Bus
Instant
14:00
Hanoi Good Morning CB
3h 30m bus ride in VIP 33
4.4
17:30
Cat Ba Goodmorning CB, Hai Phong

From Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam HL to Cat Ba SSB by Buses

Instant
07:30
Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam HL, Hanoi
3h 40m bus ride in Express
3.5
11:10
Cat Ba HoangLong, Hai Phong
Instant
10:30
Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam HL, Hanoi
3h 40m bus ride in Express
4.5
14:10
Cat Ba HoangLong, Hai Phong
Instant
14:00
Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam HL, Hanoi
3h 40m bus ride in Express
4
17:40
Cat Ba HoangLong, Hai Phong

From Hanoi Sinh to Cat Ba SSB by Buses+Ferries

Refundable
07:45
Hanoi Sinh
3h 40m journey in Bus+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
11:25
Cat Ba Pier, Hai Phong
Refundable
07:45
Hanoi Sinh
4h journey in Bus+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
11:45
Cat Ba Sinh, Hai Phong
Refundable
14:00
Hanoi Sinh
3h 40m journey in Bus+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
17:40
Cat Ba Pier, Hai Phong
Refundable
14:00
Hanoi Sinh
4h journey in Bus+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
18:00
Cat Ba Sinh, Hai Phong

From Hanoi to Cat Ba SSB by Taxis

Grouptour
Recommended
--:--
Hanoi
3h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
5
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Cat Ba, Hai Phong

From Hanoi Airport to Cat Ba SSB by Taxis+Buses

Good Morning Cat Ba Bus
Instant
07:00
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
4h 40m journey in Taxi+Bus. All connections guaranteed
11:40
Cat Ba Goodmorning CB, Hai Phong
Good Morning Cat Ba Bus
Instant
08:00
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
4h 40m journey in Taxi+Bus. All connections guaranteed
12:40
Cat Ba Goodmorning CB, Hai Phong
Good Morning Cat Ba Bus
Instant
09:00
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
4h 40m journey in Taxi+Bus. All connections guaranteed
13:40
Cat Ba Goodmorning CB, Hai Phong
Good Morning Cat Ba Bus
Instant
10:00
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
4h 40m journey in Taxi+Bus. All connections guaranteed
14:40
Cat Ba Goodmorning CB, Hai Phong
Good Morning Cat Ba Bus
Instant
11:00
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
4h 40m journey in Taxi+Bus. All connections guaranteed
15:40
Cat Ba Goodmorning CB, Hai Phong
Good Morning Cat Ba Bus
Instant
12:00
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
4h 40m journey in Taxi+Bus. All connections guaranteed
16:40
Cat Ba Goodmorning CB, Hai Phong
Good Morning Cat Ba Bus
Instant
13:00
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
4h 40m journey in Taxi+Bus. All connections guaranteed
17:40
Cat Ba Goodmorning CB, Hai Phong

Hanoi to Cat Ba SSB Schedule

Hanoi to Cat Ba SSB Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Grouptour Van 9pax 00:00 - 03:30VND 3,700k
Hoang Long Express 07:30 - 10:40VND 253k
Cat Ba Discovery Regular 46 08:00 - 11:30VND 325k
Hoang Long Express 11:30 - 14:40VND 253k
Grouptour Express 12:00 - 16:00VND 310k
Hoang Long Express 14:00 - 17:40VND 330k
Cat Ba Express Express 14:15 - 18:15VND 320k
Grouptour Express 14:00 - 18:00VND 310k
Cat Ba Discovery Regular 46 14:00 - 17:30VND 325k
FULL MOON PARTY TOUR VIP 33 14:00 - 16:05VND 244k
Good Morning Cat Ba Bus VIP 33 14:00 - 17:30VND 264k

Hanoi to Cat Ba SSB destination reviews

4.5
345 customer reviews
5
69%
4
19%
3
6%
2
1%
1
5%
AA
5
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
5
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
3
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
5
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.
CP
5
Bus Regular 46, Cat Ba Discovery, Oct 25, 2019
We took the bus to go to Hanoi it was super confort the best from far since we are traveling ! And then we went on with the La Mignonne cruise thanks to Charlie and we had the best time in Ha Long Bay everything perfect from room, meals to activity and staff ! Thanks to all !!!!
MW
5
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Oct 12, 2019
Absolutely on time, very friendly staff. Absolutely recommended from my side
ML
3
train #HP1 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Oct 7, 2019
Super-simple method of low-cost travel. We took the 6am train from Hanoi to Haiphong and we’re impressed with the ease and speed of the process. No issues at all. If you don’t need luxury for a quick ride, I highly recommend this leg of the journey. *Pay attention to where you are on your map. No one spoke English (tried to order Coke = big fail) and we didn’t understand the train conductor (at all) when he would shout out the stop name. We expected Haiphong to be an actual station (like Hanoi), and we almost missed getting off. We took cab to Ha Long from Haiphong, BUT shuttles were waiting outside, all of whom asked if we wanted to hop on. Wish we hadn’t pre-booked the cab as the shuttle was way cheaper (and we had the slowest cab driver on the planet). Looking forward to our train back to Hanoi!
TM
5
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Sep 18, 2019
On time, Good bus, well organized, drop off at hotel
VA
5
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Sep 17, 2019
Increíble compañía, amabilidad total desde el primer momento, nos recogieron en la oficina de Hanoi, en todo momento super atentos en el viaje, te acompañan en el speed boat hasta el puerto de Cat Ba, te recogen y te llevan hasta tu hotel. Altamente recomendable si no quieres sorpresas desagradables. Añadir que el autobus espacioso y muy cómodo
DC
5
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Sep 10, 2019
Highly recommend, staff was great and it was smooth and effortless.
SB
3
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus, Sep 4, 2019
Couldn’t fault the service however there is hardly any leg room for someone 5’7”, any taller and it’s an uncomfortable ride. The website claims a 2hr journey, it took us 6hrs to arrive at our destination. This was the main reason for the 3*, otherwise the service was largely spot on.
SD
5
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Aug 26, 2019
Very comfortable journey with water and snacks provided. The guide, Dai was very friendly and gave good information about the trip and pointed out some interesting things on the way. The coach dropped us off at our hostel on Cat Ba which was very convenient.
AE
4
Bus VIP 33, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus, Aug 21, 2019
Took bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba. Nice service, free wi-fi, water and cookie provided, english speaking guide. (-) the chair had no handles and in general it was very uncomfortable for me. (-) it took 4 hours instead 02:05 declared in the tickets that I bought on the website.
AC
5
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Aug 20, 2019
Very nice service, very kind and helpful guides! Complimentary water and crackers. Trip was even shorter than in the timetable.
VT
4
Bus Express, Grouptour, Aug 13, 2019
Everything was perfect, except for a 40 minutes delay at departure time.
JM
5
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Aug 10, 2019
The journey to Cat Ba (and back) was just lovely. They leave on time, they provide you with a bottle of water and a snack - “All for you”, That’s what our second guide used to say when he gave us something. So kind. -, they make sure that you have all your luggage with you. We also booked a day trip with them (Lan Ha bay) and I can absolutely recommend it. We had a blast! And...it was just 23 dollar a person (or was it 22, not sure). We also took the bus back to Hanoi, where we could drop our luggage at their office while we wandered around in the city until we had to go to the train station. When we stepped in their office to pick up our luggage, it went like this: “Where do you go now?” - “To the train station.” - “No problem, we will book a grab car for you.” Two minutes later, we were in the car on our way to the train station. So easy, so comfortable, so kind. Thanks again, Cat Ba Express team! :) :)
AD
3
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Aug 6, 2019
I was charged 220000 dong for the so called hydrofoil. The boat that ferried me was not the hydrofoil and other passengers had cheaper tickets. The ferry didnt leave at 9am as stated. It took about 1.5 hours and should have taken 45 minutes on the hydrofoil.
12Go response:
We are sorry that you are unhappy with the services received however your tickets cost 110,000VND each (220,000 for both) which is the price we are mandated by Hoang Long to sell them at. Additionally this trip is not advertised as nor supposed to be a hydrofoil. Best regards, Spencer Tiesse, 12Go Business Development Team [Support case #974131](https://12go.asia/en/support-case?token=3b4aebd17d5196fc685063f551dc7a4d)
WJ
5
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Jul 21, 2019
Goede snelle transfer van Hanoi naar Cat Ba. Jammer dat een Rus de halve bus had gereserveerd voor mensen die bij latere haltes nog moesten instappen, hier had wel iets aan gedaan mogen worden.
CV
5
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Jun 22, 2019
Very comfortable, very friendly staff. Good explanation and smooth trip.
PG
4
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express, Jun 18, 2019
The bus I booked was cancelled because I was the only person. The company were very good in contacting me the day before and offering either a different time (with some compensation for the inconvenience) or to arrange a different company at the same time. Excellent customer service! The only reason I didn’t give five stars is because there was some confusion at the ferry terminal, although the guide did his best to keep us informed about what was happening.

Popular Routes in Vietnam

How to get from Hanoi to Cat Ba SSB

When you want to get from Hanoi to Cat Ba SSB, 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 Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Taxi+bus 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 3,699,998. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as VND 110,007.

How far is Hanoi from Cat Ba SSB?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Hanoi to Cat Ba SSB. Your trip will be a total of 146 miles (234 km). The flying distance is 89 miles (142 km).

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

The travel time from Hanoi to Cat Ba SSB 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 SSB?

The cost of the trip from Hanoi to Cat Ba SSB varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Hoang Long (Hoàng Long): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as VND 110,007 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 3,699,998.

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

  • Bus tickets - VND 110,007 to VND 330,007;
  • Train tickets - VND 136,001 to VND 151,001;
  • charter+bus price: VND 540,006 - VND 540,006. From Hanoi to Hai Phong starting from 07:00 Hanoi Airport until 13:00 Hanoi Airport

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from VND 1,758,352 to VND 3,699,998.

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

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 06:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 19:30. There are 39 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 14 trains per day.
  • 7 by charter+bus from Hanoi to Hai Phong starting from 07:00 Hanoi Airport until 13:00 Hanoi Airport

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?

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 1,758,352.

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 SSB

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

  • 914 decided to go for a bus.
  • 80 users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 3 decided to catch a taxi.
  • 3 chosen charter+bus