Hanoi to Halong Bay

Hanoi to Halong Bay

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Transportation from Hanoi to Halong Bay

Hanoi to Halong Bay Destination Reviews

HW
van Regional 14pax, Rosa Eco Bus (Rosa Eco Bus), Nov 10, 2019
The stop at the pearl farm was unnecessary.
SB
taxi Minivan 4pax old, Cat Ba Express (Cát Bà Express), Apr 24, 2019
Our driver did not speak English but he was prompt and lovely in our small interaction
AB
van Regional 14pax, Rosa Eco Bus (Rosa Eco Bus), Feb 27, 2019
We had an amazing trip! Sa run the day and made the drive the most comfortable. Her english was brilliant and gave me awesome recommendations for Halong Bay ! 100% worth your money : )
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van Regional 14pax, Rosa Eco Bus (Rosa Eco Bus), Jun 26, 2018
Great luxury bus and great driver. Highly recommended!
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How to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay

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

  • Bus
  • Van
  • 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 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 EUR 162.04. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a van as a van ticket costs as low as EUR 0.37.

How far is Hanoi from Halong Bay?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Your trip will be a total of 97 miles (156 km). The flying distance is 75 miles (120 km).

How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay?

The travel time from Hanoi to Halong Bay 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 Halong Bay?

The cost of the trip from Hanoi to Halong Bay varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is GreenLion Bus (Du lịch Sư tử Xanh): travelling by van expect to pay as low as EUR 0.37 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 EUR 162.04.

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

  • Van price : EUR 12.37 - EUR 12.37;
  • taxi+Bus price: EUR 21.21 - EUR 21.21. From Hanoi to Halong Bay starting from 07:00 Hanoi Airport until 13:00 Hanoi Airport
  • Bus tickets - EUR 10.04 to EUR 10.04;
  • Bus+taxi price: EUR 21.07 - EUR 21.07. From Hanoi to Halong Bay starting from 07:30 Hang Voi street until 07:30 Hang Voi street

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from EUR 20.84 to EUR 162.04.

How many trips per day are there between Hanoi and Halong Bay?

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

  • 8 by taxi+Bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay starting from 07:00 Hanoi Airport until 13:00 Hanoi Airport
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 08:15. There are 2 available bus trips every day.
  • 1 by Bus+taxi from Hanoi to Halong Bay starting from 07:30 Hang Voi street until 07:30 Hang Voi street
  • Vans from Hanoi to Halong Bay depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Hanoi to Halong Bay any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay 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 Halong Bay. 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 EUR 20.84.

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

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Hanoi to Halong Bay. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Hanoi to Halong Bay

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay? 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 catch a taxi.
  • 18% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 17% chosen taxi+Bus
  • 14% opted for a van.
  • 1% decided to go for a bus.