Transportation

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Halong Bay bus
Halong Bay bus

From Noi Bai International Airport to Center of Hanoi: Transfer from Airport to Hanoi cost: US$ 25 for a Car and US$ 35 for Mini Bus of 16 seats and US$ 56 for 35 to 45 seats buses.

From Hanoi to Halong City or Neighboring Areas

Halong City is 170 km away from Hanoi in a good road condition, where you will take the cruise out to see Halong Bay. In order to get to Halong City from Hanoi you can see few option bellow for getting there:

1. By Helicopter: flight time is 1 hour, cost US$ 210 / hour. Available only on Saturday Only from Gia Lam Airport in Hanoi.

Visit Halong by helicopter
Visit Halong by helicopter

>> Useful Vietnamese phrase and vocabulary for tourists to Halong

2. By private Car, Minibus or Bus: The best way to travel to Halong bay is to rent or hire Private Car, Mini Van (Minibus) or Bus with a driver, the drive takes approx 3,5 hours one way, cost about US$80 to 120 one way/trip and US$ 150 to 200 for return trip depend on the type of vehicle. The driver also can pick up or collect you at the airport Contact us if you want to hire your own car or bus.

3. By public bus: 5 to 6 hours depending on how many stops en route the drive would make
to pick up/drop off passengers. Fare around US$ 5 (This kind of public bus is very crowded and not recommended)

Shuttle bus
Shuttle bus

4. The other way: You can go is from Hanoi you then take the private car, bus or minibus to Hai Phong, drive time 2 hours costs US$70 to 80/one way. Then from Hai Phong you can take the hydrofoil to Cat Ba island, 1 hour speed boat ride and cost US$10 per person. Schedule are 9am and 11h30 am from Hai Phong, from Cat Ba is 3:00 pm., in Cat Ba you then hire the boat to see Halong Bay right after you arrival.