It wasn’t long ago that traveling from Hanoi to Halong Bay was a real ordeal. Nowadays, it is easier to access than ever before, and there are a ton of transport options to suit the needs and budgets of every traveler. If you have been wondering how to get from to Halong Bay from Vietnam capital, just read on to see the various options available.
How far and how long is it from Hanoi to Halong Bay?
It’s around 165 km from Hanoi to Halong Bay, which generally takes 4 hours (including a 15-30 minutute break) of travel by shuttle bus (the journey by car may be slightly shorter). However, both Orchid Cruise Halong and Azalea Cruise Halong offer a transfer service that takes just 1.5 hours.
How to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay
1. Shuttle Bus:
Getting from Halong Bay on a budget is no problem at all. Many of the cruises offer a two way transport system from Hanoi to Halong Bay (and back) that goes straight to the dock where you will board your cruise. The distance between Hanoi and Halong Bay is about 165 km, and usually takes 3.5-4 hours of road travel each way.
2. Private Car:
If your trip from Hanoi to Halong Bay is more a question of comfort than budget, then a private car is a fantastic option. We have teamed up with the cruises and their affiliated car hire companies to find the best deal for our customers, to help you to avoid pricey hires or nasty scams. Get in touch with our team to find out further details.
If you want to take the journey from Hanoi to Halong Bay into your own hands, you can take a coach from any of the main stations in Hanoi, like: My Dinh Bus Station, Gia Lam Terminal, or Luong Yen Terminal.
A ticket from Hanoi to Halong Bay on the coach costs approximately 100k-200k ($5-10); however, this coach will not drop you directly at the Marina. It will drop you off at the bus terminal relatively nearby, where you will need to catch a private taxi or motorbike. This option is somewhat more complicated, so we don’t recommend this option as the best way to go from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
How can you travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay in style? By helicopter, of course! The journey from Hanoi to Halong Bay by helicopter or seaplane is just shy of one hour and is undeniably the most lavish and adventurous way to get to the World Heritage site. For more information on helicopter hire please contact our team and we will assist you in getting the best deal.
If you don’t want to go to Halong Bay from Hanoi city, but prefer some other routes that take much less time, read this post to check out nearest airports to Halong Bay!
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