Various Halong Bay Cruise Prices and Other Related Costs

If you are wondering why there is such a variety of Halong Bay cruise prices and you’re afraid of being scammed, there’s no need to worry – we’ve got you covered. Here is a master list of the various costs and prices for everything it takes to get to stay comfortable and enjoy your stay in the magnificent Halong Bay.

1) Transportation

  • Train: HALONG EXPRESS train departs from Gia Lam station. It takes 5 hours to get to Halong Bay. Price: about $10 [VND 220,000]/Person/ Way.
  • Open Bus: These buses to Halong Bay concentrate at the My Dinh and Luong Yen bus stations. Bus departs every 5-15 minutes. Price: about $7 [VND 155,000]/Person/Way.
  • Shuttle Bus & Private Car: These are two main transportation services offered for travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Whichever service you choose, you will pay from $5 [VND 110,000] ~ $25 [VND 550,000]/Person. If you need more details, please click here. (Note: Halong Bay cruise price may be inclusive of or qualify you for a discount for a shuttle bus. Inquire more for details.)
  • Speedboat: about $12 [VND 270,000]/Person/Way will link you to the island of Cat Ba town.
  • Seaplane: If cost is of no issue, then this is the most scenic, and fastest way to travel to Ha Long Bay. Departure from Noi Bai International Airport and landing at Tuan Chau Marina is just 45 minutes. Price: about $275 [VND 5,000,000]/Person/Way.
Halong shuttle bus
Halong shuttle bus
Halong Bay seaplane tour
Halong seaplane

(Please note that you should not ride a motorcycle or car if you do not have a driver’s license in Vietnam because you will be in violation of traffic laws. International Driving Permit is not recognized)

2) Accommodation

On Land

When you arrive in Cat Ba town, you’ll see there are many hotels and guesthouses in the area. Depending on which season and time you arrive, you can get a private room with excellent air conditioning for only about $15 [VND 330,000]/Night. The price can higher without notice, so you have to take a look and check the price with two reputable online agencies that we recommend: and

Cat Ba town Halong Bay
Cat Ba town

On Cruise

If you prefer overnight services for cruising Halong Bay, this opens up many more options for visitors to have an exceptional and unforgettable experience. If you are looking for once in a lifetime memories, and a perfect mix of relaxation and sightseeing, then you would be wise to consider these premium services – the highest quality cruise lines in Halong Bay. Remember: Halong Bay cruise prices will vary according to standards offered.

  • 5-star Cruises: Signature, Royal Wings, Orchid, Azalea, etc. usually cost from $131 [VND 2,900,000] ~ $330 [VND 7,360,000]/Room/2 adults.
  • 4-star Cruises: Pelican, Aclass Legend, Dragon Pearl, etc. $115 [VND 2,570,000] ~ $140 [VND 3,122,000]/Room/2 adults.
  • 3-star Cruises: Glory Legend, Phoenix, Golden Lotus Garden, etc. Reference price is $57.5 [VND 1,288,000] ~ $115 [VND 2,570,000]/Room/ 2 adults.
  • Sub-cruises: these are lower end services. The short time cruising makes it difficult to see all Halong Bay has to offer. $15 [VND 330,000] ~ $29 [VND 650,000]/Room/2 adults.
Paradise Peak Luxury Cruise Halong Bay
Paradise Peak Cruise Halong

(Above prices apply only to the summer months and may change. If you want to update your cruise tour, head to: Plan a Cruise to see the most accurate current prices and compare Halong Bay cruise prices)

3) Meal

There are so many delicious foods in Halong Bay you must try during your stay in Halong Bay. Best of all, many Halong Bay cruise prices are inclusive of all of your meals. However, you will probably have to pay for other drinks such as wine or soft drinks, carrying a higher price than on the island.

When you are on land you can expect to pay for meals at around $8 [VND 180,000] ~ $20 [VND 450,000]/day. And depending on your interests and budget.

Xoi cha muc halong bay foods
Steamed glutinous rice with Cha Muc

As a result, the costs & prices for you to stay and experience all of Halong Bay will vary depending on what you’re looking for. You will feel more comfortable, and feel you have gotten the best value for your money if you do your research and plan ahead! We hope that this guide has helped you plan your stay in Halong Bay.

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