Transportations to Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay is located in the northeast of Viet Nam, 165 km from Ha Noi. It takes about 3 or 4 hours from Hanoi city to there by car. Most tourists book a tour from Hanoi, including transportations, accommodation (on the boat or in the hotel) and a tour guide as well. If you want to travel by yourself, you can catch a bus in Hanoi:


- Location: My Dinh bus station, or Gia Lam, Luong Yen.
- Frequency: 20 minutes per trip.
- Tel: + My Dinh Bus Station: 04.37685549.
+Luong Yen Bus Station: 04.39720477.
+ Gia Lam Bus Station: 04.38271529.

Or you can catch a Hoang Long Express’s bus, in Kim Ma station on Nguyen Thai Hoc str. The bus runs regularly 15 minutes per trip. If you wish to book tickets in advance, you can contact them at phone number (04)3 8452846. Additionally, you can also catch a bus from Hai Phong city to Ha Long Bay.


If tourists want to visit Ha Long Bay by air, you can book a flight of Northern Service Flight Company on Saturdays. It is departure from Gia Lam airport (Hanoi) at 8 o’clock and takes 50 minutes to fly. You can contact them at number (04) 36523439 to book ticket in advance.

Rail way

Everyday, a train departs from Yên Viên Railway Station (Gia Lâm District, Hà Nội) to Hạ Long at 4.50 am and arrives at 11.40 am.
It takes 6 hours from Hà Nôi to get Hạ Long. Yên Viên Railway Station is 11 km from centre of Hà Nội. Hạ Long Railway Station is about 5 km from Bãi Cháy in Giêng Ðáy Ward, Hạ Long City.
Currently, the route is being renovated and upgraded. It will become the most modern way in Vietnam

Water way

+ Boat

If visitors want to go to Hạ Long Bay by water, then travel to Hải Phòng. At the Bính Ferry, there are passenger ships to Hạ Long Bay (2 to 3trips per hour).

+ High speed hydrofoil
Two high- speed hydrofoils run daily between Bãi Cháy and Móng Cái.
- From Bãi Cháy it departs at 8 am and 1 pm (at High-Speed Dock). It takes 15 minutes from Mũi Ngọc to Móng Cái Town by car.
- From Móng Cái it leaves for Bãi Cháy at 9 am and 2 pm (at Mũi Ngọc Dock) and arrives in Bãi Cháy High-Speed Dock and Hòn Gai Dock.
A journey in each direction takes about 2 hours.

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