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How To Travel To Ha Long Bay From Hanoi

How To Travel To Ha Long Bay From Hanoi

Ha Long bay is one of the most famous UNESCO world heritage sites in Viet Nam. This natural heritage is located in Quang Ninh Province, which is 155 km away from Hanoi. Most of the tourists make their way to Ha Long Bay after 2 or 3 days in Ha Noi. Here are some of the most useful ways to get to Ha Long Bay from Ha Noi.

1. Bus

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The popular bus line serving Hanoi-Halong route is Hoang Long Express. This is a high quality bus offering great services for passengers. More importantly it does not stop to get more passengers along the way as local buses. You can catch this bus at Kim Ma terminal on Nguyen Thai Hoc street and the bus is available every 15 minutes. Also, it's advisable to book the bus ticket in advance via phone number: 0438452846.

Another high quality bus line is Kumho. It is a fast yet safe bus line providing clean and comfortable space, drink water bottles, good air-conditioner system for passengers. There are 28 bus routes from Hanoi to Ha Long bay per day and it takes about 4 hours and 120.000 VND to get to Ha Long. You can easily catch Kumho bus at My Dinh bus station in Hanoi or contact phone number: 0437689874 or 098588009 for more information.

Apart from Hoang Long Express and Kumho, there are many different bus lines to choose at My Dinh bus station.

  • Phuc Xuyen - Tel: 0333 66 33 66, address: Yen Thanh, Uong Bi, Quang Ninh
  • Đuc Phuc - Tel: 0936 359 111 – 0936 555 558, address: right at the beginning of Tien Lang bridge, Tien Yen, Quang Ninh
  • Ka Long - Tel: 0904 610 975 – 0168 618 6186 – 0982 620 969 – 0983 297 686.
  • Tuyen Nam - Tel: 0168 329 2559.
  • SinhThanh - Tel: 033 3723 696 – 0915 446 929.
  • Quy Ngoc - Address: Hung Thang precinct, Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh.

Generally, all bus lines offer the first bus to Ha long at 6:00 and the last turn at 17:00. Buses are available every 10-15 minutes with the price for a bus ticket from 100,000 vnd - 200,000 vnd depending on bus line you choose.

Bus will drive you to Bai Chay bus station in Quang Ninh that is about 5-6km away from the tourism center. Therefore, after arriving to Bai Chay bus station, you will have to move to hotel or city center by motorbike taxi or taxi. The advice is that you should catch a taxi. It will be a little bit higher fee charge than moving by motor-taxi; however, you won’t have to waste time to bargain and carry your belongings along the way. The taxi fee is normally about 60,000 vnd - 100,000 vnd from the bus station to the center.

Taxi information:

  • Mai Linh taxi, tel: 033. 3628628.
  • Ha Long taxi, tel: 033. 3626262.
  • Thinh Hung taxi, tel: 033. 3616161.
  • BaiChay taxi, tel: 033. 3646464.

In case you travel to Ha Long Bay with a group of friends, you can rent a car to get to Ha Long. It is interesting to stop everywhere you want along the way. Contact this number 0982 358282 (mr. Canh) for more information about car rental service or ask the receptionist of your hotel for the best business of car rental.

2. Train

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Travel to Ha Long by train is a great choice for those who go on holiday with kids because it has larger and safer space for kids to move around. You can choose to travel from Hanoi to Halong bay by Ha Long Express high quality train. This is a new train with the imported facilities from Korea and you will totally feel comfortable when traveling on Ha Long express train with its mattress seast, good air-conditioner system and windows reducing noise. Apart from modern facility, there is a food court inside the train.

You can buy ticket at Gia Lam station or make reservation in advance via phone number 049059059 or 0944916916. A train ticket costs 5 USD for a local and 15 USD for a foreigner. Especially, children those who are under 5 years old are free of charge.

Train station

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Train station

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Gia Lam


Ha Long


Ha Long


Gia Lam


3. Motorbike

How To Travel To Ha Long Bay From Hanoi

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The way from Ha noi to Ha Long bay is not too long and dangerous; therefore, you are totally able to travel to Ha Long bay by motorbike. If you are an adventerous traveller. it's surely a good choice. Though this is not a long journey, you should get everything from motorbike, clothes, stuff needed and health ready for an over 150 km route.

  • Hà Nội - follow road no.5 to Sài Đồng T- junction - Bac Ninh - follow road no.18 to Pha Lai – Chí Linh – Đông Triều – Uông Bí – Hạ Long. This way is about 155 km in length.
  • Noi Bai airport - BacNinh_highwayno.18A - Pha Lai - Sao Do - Dong Trieu - Uong Bi - Ha Long. This way is about 160 km in length.

Are you going to visit Ha Noi, here are some suggested itineraries for you:

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- Top 5 Places Outside Hanoi

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