Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will have numerous choices to decide on the most suitable way to travel to Halong Bay. Now, take a look at this guideline to find out how to get to Halong Bay from your hotel in Hanoi
Hanoi to Halong Bay
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is situated on the western bank of the Red River in northern Vietnam. The distance between Hanoi and Halong is roughly 170 km with a travel time of around 3.5 hours following the old roadway of National Road 18.
However, the official launch of the New Highway 5B (Hanoi – Hai Phong Expressway) has shortened the travel time to 2.5 hours since the begining of 2019. Despite the close distance, figuring out how you can get from Hanoi to Halong Bay is really confusing.
Get to Halong Bay from Hanoi
In general, the travel time from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes around 0.75 – 7 hours, depending on different means of transportation.
- The fastest way: by seaplane or helicopter (only 45 minutes)
- The slowest way: by train (up to 7 hours)
- The most popular way: by private car and bus (around 2.5 hours)
How to get there?
There are various ways you can choose to travel to Halong like local bus, public bus. But we will show you why you should using Athena Cruise Limousine Shuttle Bus to take you there.
- English speaking pick-up guide
- Take you to the right destination at the right time, never get lost (others with no english speaking driver could make the mistake) – you could miss your whole trip!
- Snack and wifi free
- Pick up at your hotel with reconfirmation one day before by calling to your stay
- High quality Limousine bus (originally installed for 35 seaters) are redesigned to provide 15 spacious and comfortable seaters
For transportation the following services are offered:
|Type of Transport||Description||Cost|
|Shared Shuttle Bus||Pick-up/ drop-off in the Ha Noi Old Quarter Area, Seats 15 passengers, Free Drinks and Snacks, Wifi On Board, USB capability to charge phones and devices.||$40 per person / Roundtrip
$20 per person / One Way
|4-Seat Private Car||Round Trip ( Hanoi old quarter – Halong – Hanoi old quarteri)||$240/ 2-day cruise
$305/ 3-day cruise
|7-Seat Private Car||Round Trip ( Hanoi old quarter – Halong – Hanoi old quarter)||$255/ 2-day cruise
$320/ 3-day cruise
|16-Seat Private Minivan||Round Trip ( Hanoi old quarter – Halong – Hanoi old quarter)||$275/ 2-day cruise
$340/ 3-day cruise
|Round Trip ( Hanoi old quarter – Halong – Hanoi old quarter)||$365/ 2-day cruise
$416/ 3-day cruise
For private services, please contact us: [email protected] | Hotline: (+84) 987523466
Tariffs of Transfer Services
|Cabin type||Cabin & Rates|
|Single (1 Adult)||Double (2 Adults)||Twin (2 Adults)|