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Hanoi to Halong Bay: The Fastest and Cheapest Transport Options

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Overview

Halong Bay sits on Vietnam’s coastline, just over 160 kilometers (100 miles) east of Hanoi, and is worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. Sprinkled with impressive limestone karsts, tropical jungles and idyllic beaches, Halong Bay must not be missed. Luckily, it’s incredibly easy to travel there from Hanoi. Here are the best ways to get there.

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1. Shuttle Bus

An easy and comfortable way to get to Halong Bay from Hanoi is to take a shuttle bus. Using a shuttle bus has the advantage that it will pick passengers up at their hotel or another agreed location and once their time in Halong Bay is up, it will also bring them back to Hanoi.

Hanoi to Halong Bay: The Fastest and Cheapest Transport OptionsShuttle bus to the cruise terminal in Halong bay (Photo: Shutterstock)

How to book:

Shuttle buses can usually be booked through a cruise or tour operator, at a cheaper price than if you book it independently.

Duration:

Due to the opening of a new highway between Hanoi and Halong Bay, travel time should be around 2 to 3 hours depending on traffic.

Cost:

The cost of a ticket ranges from around 200,000 to 350,000 VND ( $10.00 to $15.00 USD).

Pro tip: Most cruises in Halong bay will offer Shuttet bus for free of charge.

2. Public Bus

Using the local buses is not as comfortable and convenient as the shuttle bus, but it is cheaper. When traveling on a budget the local bus might be a better option.

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Hanoi to Halong Bay: The Fastest and Cheapest Transport OptionsBus tickets can be purchased directly at the bus station (Photo: Shutterstock)

Duration

As the bus has to make more stops than the shuttle bus, a trip to Halong Bay can take around 3 to 5 hours.

Cost

Tickets can be bought at the bus station for around $10 USD, but depending on the day tickets may cost as low as $5 USD.

Where to catch the bus

Travelers can take the bus from Hanoi’s Gia Lam station to Halong’s Bai Chay. It’s also possible to catch the bus from My Dinh station in Hanoi to Bai Chay station in Halong. The buses from My Dinh tend to be larger and more comfortable than those from Gia Lam. Upon arrival in Bai Chay, travelers will need to take a taxi or motorbike taxi to their hotel or Tuan Chau gate which is the cruise port.

See our guide on taking a public bus from Hanoi to Halong bay.

3. Private Car

To to take a private car from Hanoi to Halong Bay, travelers can book the service through their hotel, cruise provider or a travel agency, or alternatively it is possible to book a private taxi. The private car will pick up and drop off passengers at whichever location is agreed upon. This is the easiest way, but also the most expensive, to get to Halong Bay.

Hanoi to Halong Bay: The Fastest and Cheapest Transport OptionsDoor to door private car will take you to the exact location that you want to go (Halong cruise terminal, photo: Shutterstock)

Duration

Depending on traffic a private car will take around 2 to 3 hours to get to Halong Bay. This is pretty much on par with the shuttle bus although a private car may be a bit faster.

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Cost

The cost can vary depending on whether the return trip is on the same day or not, but it usually will range from around 2,000,000 to 4,500,000 VND ( $85 USD- $200 USD).

This cost does not include highway toll fare (290,000 VND or $14 USD) if you want to travel via Hanoi-Halong highway.

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Hanoi to Halong Bay: The Fastest and Cheapest Transport OptionsTrain passing through a narrow street in Hanoi (Photo: Shutterstock)

Time and where to catch the train

The train leaves once a day from Yen Vien station in Hanoi at 4:55 a.m. and arrives at Halong station at 11:41 a.m. allowing a total travel time of 6 hours and 46 minutes. Once the train arrives in Halong City, travelers have to arrange additional transportation to reach their hotel or the cruise port. The train going back to Hanoi will also take 6 hours and 46 minutes and leaves Halong station at 1.50 p.m. and arrives in Hanoi at 8.31 p.m.

Train Schedules:

StationDistance (km)DepartureYen Vien Station04:55Tu Son65:15Bac Ninh185:37Bac Giang386:12Pho Trang486:30Kep587:16Bao Son667:39Lan Mau758:1Dong Trieu1079:18Mao Khe1169:52Uong Bi13210:30Yen Cu15211:14Halong station16411:45

Cost

This is by far the cheapest option to get to Halong Bay. You can expect a ticket to a bit less than 80,000 VND (4 USD).

Pro-tip: Download the Grab app for an easy way to hail taxis in an instant. The app is available in English and the prices are shown before the taxi arrives.

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