A guide to travel from Hai Phong to Halong Bay (Easiest way + Prices)

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Hai Phong to Halong Bay

Since the distance between 2 places are quite short – only about 64 kilometers, traveling from Hai Phong to Halong Bay only take you around 1 hour. That’s why depending on budget and priority, you could choose from various mode of transportations: bus, taxi or ferry. 


Hai Phong to Halong Bay distance
Hai Phong to Halong Bay distance – @CruiseInHalongBay.com


Routes Distance Riding time
Hai Phong city center to Halong Bay 64km ~ 40 miles 45 minutes by car
Cat Bi Airport to Halong Bay 62km ~ 39 miles 50 minutes by car
Cat Ba island to Halong Bay 23km ~ 14 miles 60 minutes by ferry


1. Hai Phong to Halong Bay by bus


hai phong to halong bay by limousine
Travel from Hai phong to Halong bay will be more convenient and efficient
  • Best if: You’d like to have a decent ride without paying a lot. 
  • Don’t if: You don’t like to stick with a fixed schedules

Since Hai Phong is connected with Halong Bay by the CT06 Expressway, traveling by bus seems to be a convenient way and loved by many travelers. You could choose from normal bus (~29 seats) or pick a more comfortable ride with limousine vans (~9 seats).

These buses could pick you up from any places in Hai Phong and drop you off at your hotel door in Halong Bay. The cost is also quite reasonable, only about 150,000vnd to 250,000vnd per person for 1 hour ride. There’re 1 vans leaving every 1 hours from Hai Phong City, starting from 5:00 to 21:00. 

Check out some bus reliable companies below:

Bus Companies Prices Contact
Duy Khanh Limousines 250,000vnd xeduykhanh.vn
Hoa Tien Transportation 150,000vnd +84 91 898 6107
Hoang Phu Limousine 230,000vnd xehoangphu.vn


2. Taxi from Hai Phong to Halong


mai linh taxi
Mai Linh is a reputable taxi brand with green color @MaiLinhTaxi
  • Best if: you’d prefer speed and flexibility
  • Don’t if: You don’t have a generous budget

Another option if you have a more spacious budget is private taxi. The price difference between a private taxi and a local shuttle is not much, only about 700,000vnd-800,000vnd for an entire private car including all tolls and fees. This option allow you more flexibility in terms of time since they’re available 24/7 and reachable no matter where you’re in Hai Phong.

However, choosing a reliable and trustworthy taxi might be difficult. Mai Linh, Group, or G7 are a few reliable taxi companies in Hai Phong city. 

Tips: If you are unable to use the internet and must take an unfamiliar taxi, make sure to negotiate the full price in advance rather than relying on the meters.


3. A scenic Ferry


Hai Phong to Halong Bay sea route
Travel by ferry to Halong Bay from Hai Phong is the most scenic route
  • Best if: You’d love to enjoy a beautiful ride
  • Don’t if: Time is critical

Ferry is a the most scenic option. Faraway from modern express or busy traffic, these ferries will starting from Got Pier in Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong City and taking 60 minutes sailing before arriving Tuan Chau Marina of Halong Bay. Along the way, you’ll have a chance to admire the beauty of not just 1 but 2 gorgeous bays: Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay.

The ferry has a capacity of 100 passengers and can transport not only travelers but also their vehicles such as motorcycles, bikes, and even cars. Under normal weather conditions, there are 5 departures per day, with the first at 09:00 and the last at 16:00. 

The price of a ticket starting at 60,000vnd per person and some extra if you traveling with a motorbike or cars.

Cat Ba – Tuan Chau Ferry timetable
From Cat Ba (Hai Phong) 07:30 09:00 11:30 13:00 15:00
From Tuan Chau (Halong) 09:00 11:30 13:00 15:00 16:00


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