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
Good Morning Cat Ba Bus Minivan 7pax Any timeVND 2,550k
Daiichi Travel VIP 7 pax 05:00 - 08:30VND 3,080k
Cua Ong Limousine Express 45 07:30 - 11:00VND 253k
Grouptour VIP 9 Express 09:45 - 11:45VND 403k
Grouptour Express 47 10:15 - 13:54VND 250k
Techbus VN JSC Express 45 13:45 - 17:55VND 259k
Grouptour Express 47 14:30 - 18:09VND 252k
Grouptour VIP 9 Express 16:30 - 19:00VND 345k
Grouptour VIP 9 Express 18:30 - 21:00VND 345k

Transportation from Hanoi to Cat Ba

Facts about the transport from Hanoi to Cat Ba

Cheapest Transport$6
Fastest Transport1h 56m
Earliest Departure12:00 午前
Latest Departure11:20 午後
Departures per day9
Distance97 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBamboo Airways, Cat Ba Express, Daiichi Travel, Duy Khanh Transport, Full Moon Party Tour, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus, Grouptour, OUROS Travel, Saigon DMC, Techbus VN JSC, Vietnam Airlines, Vietnam Railways

Hanoi to Cat Ba Destination Reviews

Perfect, with drop off at the hotel!
Bus VIP 34, Techbus VN JSC (Techbus Vietnam Joint stock company), Apr 10, 2024
The bus arrived perfectly on time. The seats were comfortable. The AC was on. We were given free water and disinfectant wipes.
Bus Express 45, Hai Au (Hải Âu), Apr 10, 2024
Friendly staff, good communication, safe driving, they even drop you at your property on Cat Ba island. Highly recommended for this great price & quality value.
Bus Limousine + Ferry, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus (Good Morning Cat ba), Apr 4, 2024
Easy trip, you can trust this company
Bus Limousine, Cat Ba Limousine, Apr 4, 2024
They picked us up from the airport in a small car, only me and my other travel partner. Then we went to downtown Hanoi to catch the bus. Stopped at rest stop to pee/get snacks. Got on ferry and then one more bus which brought us to our Cat Ba hostel.
Bus Limousine + Ferry, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus (Good Morning Cat ba), Mar 31, 2024
Great communication from the get go. She confirmed my booking, and also accommodated my request for different pickup and drop off. Very kind lady that genuinely wished me a well trip. Drivers made sure we arrived on time. We were even early. If wanting the fastest way to go round-trip hanoi to hai phong, I'd recommend Luxury Van Limousine.
Van Limousine 9, Luxury Van Limousine (Luxury Van Limousine), Mar 26, 2024
The ride was outsourced to Daiichi Travel. We were picked up 15 minutes before the set time, and brought to the Daiichi office where the bus was waiting. We received a goody bag with some water and bread. The tour guide spoke okay English and did his best to give us a pleasant ride. Everyone got dropped off at their hotel/hostel, which was a nice service. The chauffeur drove pleasant without any danger.
Bus Express 45, Techbus VN JSC (Techbus Vietnam Joint stock company), Mar 23, 2024
Pünktliche Abholung am Homestay in Cat Ba. Fahrer ist sehr ordentlich gefahren und der Guide sprach gutes Englisch. Absolut zu empfehlen. Nicht so toll war, der Supermarkt der zur Pause angefahren wird hat keine Preisschilder und die Dame an der Kasse macht unverschämte Touristenpreise. Aber das hat mit der Busfahrt an sich ja nichts zu tun.
Bus Limousine + Ferry, Good Morning Cat Ba Bus (Good Morning Cat ba), Mar 18, 2024
The journey was pleasant and quick, but we were very cold on the bus as it was very cold.
This review was autotranslated
Bus Express, Cat Ba Express (Cát Bà Express), Feb 10, 2024
Perfection. An absolute VIP experience, punctual, clean, polite, free water, WLAN and wet wipes.
Bus Express 45, Hai Au (Hải Âu), Jan 18, 2024
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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:

  • 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 194.01. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a taxi as a taxi ticket costs as low as USD 112.44.

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 Saigon DMC (Công Ty TNHH Saigon Dmc): travelling by taxi expect to pay as low as USD 112.44 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 194.01.

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

  • Train tickets - USD 5.65 to USD 5.65;
  • Bus tickets - USD 11.90 to USD 13.60;
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 20.77 - USD 183.72. From Hanoi to Hai Phong starting from 00:00 Hanoi until 13:00 Hanoi Airport
  • taxi+Bus price: USD 21.66. From Hanoi to Hai Phong starting from 07:00 Hanoi Airport until 13:00 Hanoi Airport
  • Plane tickets - USD 52.73 to USD 52.73;
  • flight+Bus price: USD 123.02. From Hanoi to Hai Phong starting from 05:00 Hanoi Noi Bai Airport until 15:00 Hanoi Noi Bai Airport

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 112.44 to USD 194.01.

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 52.73.

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 112.44.

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:

  • 50% decided to go for a bus.
  • 18% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 15% chosen flight+Bus
  • 12% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 4% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 1% Other