Halong Bay, Vietnam | How to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay?
Many visitors will plan their Northern Vietnam trip from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. And Halong Bay is always at the top of the list of "must do" things on the travel list for Vietnam, because of its beautiful beaches, beautiful caves, or a romantic overnight cruise on the bay.
How long does it take to get to Ha Long Bay from Hanoi by car? Or how can we get to Ha Long Bay quickly? ...etc., is a daily question from our international clients.
So we'll go over the three main ways to travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay and recommend the best one for you.
How far from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay?
Ha Long Bay is in Quang Ninh Province, which is located on Vietnam's coast, about 160 kilometers east of Hanoi. Ha Long Bay offers breathtaking views of the emerald sea, an endless sky, and a serene atmosphere. The World Heritage Site is made up of thousands of magnificent limestone mountains and islets.
How to get to Halong Bay from Hanoi?
1 - Local buses
Local buses are one of the most convenient and affordable ways to get to Halong Bay. The first thing you should do is find the nearest bus stop that will take you to Halong Bay. Cars are usually parked at Gia Lam bus station, about 30 minutes by car from the old town, where tickets to Ha Long Bay can be purchased.
2 - Shuttle buses
Shuttle buses are smaller buses that take more direct routes, offer better customer service, and transport fewer passengers.
Tickets for the shuttle bus are available at your hotel, any tour agency, or on the "Vexere" channel. You'll have to hunt for the shuttle bus if you book through the app or website.
If you book through an app or website, you'll have to do some legwork to locate the shuttle bus that is closest to your hotel or marina. Also, let the travel agent know that you will be picking up and dropping off in person.
Booking a tour through a travel agency or tour operator will make things much easier. They will handle everything for you at a lower cost if you book ahead of time. Because the destination is predetermined, you won't have to worry about missing your stop.
3 - Sea plane.
There is currently a direct flight from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, but the plane will land at Tuan Chau Gate. Let's google "seaplanes from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay," and the only supplier, Hai Au Aviation, will appear among the top results. Call them, and they'll take care of everything from here.
Pros and cons: Flying over the limestone mountains and islets of Ha Long Bay is truly breathtaking. Seaplanes are the best option for those seeking a luxurious, stress-free experience.
If you want to travel in the most comfortable way possible, simply contact us and we will arrange everything for your vacation.