Halong Bay entrance fee: 2023 Updated

Halong Bay is a breathtaking natural wonder With stunning limestone formations, emerald waters, and white sand beaches,. As the most well-known and must-see attractions in Vietnam, the bay draws thousands of tourists every years.

Local management has imposed a fee in order to protect and preserve the beauty of Halong Bay. See all of the Halong Bay entrance fee that you should be expected to pay when visiting this Unesco World Heritage Site in this article from CruiseInHalongBay.com.



Halong Bay Entrance Fee


Covering 1,553 km2, Halong Bay is home to around 2000 distinct islets. It is nearly impossible to cover everything in only one or two days due to its huge dimension. Therefore, the authorities divided the bay into five distinctive travel routes, each having a different set of attractions. Halong Bay entrance fee is range from 240,000vnd (10usd) to 290,000vnd (12usd) per person, depending on which routes you’d like to take. 

Halong Bay Entrance Fee
Halong Bay Entrance Fee is reasonable

Halong Bay route 1


  • Visiting attractions: Thien Cung Cave, Stone Dog Islets, Incense Burner Islet, Cock Fighting Islet and Ba Hang Fishing Village.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: cave visiting, kayaking, bamboo boat, sightseeing
  • Entrance fee: 290,000VND ~ 12USD/person


Halong Bay Route 2


  • Visiting Attractions: Cock Fighting Islet, Surprising Cave (Sung Sot Cave), Luon Cave, Ti Top Island.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Swimming, kayaking, bamboo boat, sightseeings, cave visiting
  • Entrance fee: 290,000VND ~ 12USD/person
Halong Bay ticket
Halong Bay ticket – Source: Internet

Halong Bay Route 3


  • Visiting Attractions: Cua Van Fishing Village, Tien Ong Cave, Ba Ham Lake, Ba Men Temple, Ang Du area.
  • Duration: 4 hours or overnight stay
  • Activities: Kayaking, Sightseeing
  • Entrance Fee: 240,000vnd ~ 10USD/4 hours; 540,000vnd ~ 23USD/overnight stay


Halong Bay Route 4


  • Visiting attractions: Grass Cave, Thay Cave, Vung Vieng Fishing Village, Cong Do area, Tung Ang area, Xep Islet, Cap La Islet.
  • Duration: 4 hours or overnight stay
  • Activities: Cave visiting, sightseeings, kayaking
  • Entrance fee: 240,000vnd ~ 10USD/4 hours; 540,000vnd ~ 23USD/overnight stay

Halong Bay Route 5


  • Visiting attractions: Incense Burner Islet, Cho Da Islet, Cock Fighting Islet, Ba Hang Cave, Gia Luan Port in Cat Ba Island.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Kayaking, cave visiting, sightseeing
  • Entrance fee: 290,000vnd ~ 14USD/6 hours


  • Children with height under 1,2m are free.
  • Only Route 2 allow swimming. Kayaking and bamboo boat are available for 50,000vnd/person.
  • This Halong Bay entrance fee above are NOT INCLUDED boat renting fee. You could take a look at the rate to rent a boat below
  • Please keep the tickets. There’ll be staff checking your tickets at different attractions.
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Boat renting fee


The local authority only charges for Halong Bay entrance fee. Due to the fact that it is a sea location, you will need to rent a boat, which is mostly operated by private companies or local families.

Though the costs vary, you could expect to pay as below: 

  • Sharing boat: 200,000vnd – 250,000vnd/person
  • Private boat:
    + Oct to April: 600,000vnd/hour from Mon to Fri; 700,000vnd from Sat – Sun.
    + May to Sep: 700,000vnd/hour from Mon to Fri; 800,000vnd from Sat – Sun.  

Notes: These rates are not included lunch yet. You could order lunch on board in advance for 250,000VND/person

Where to buy the ticket to visit Halong Bay


There’s 2 ports that selling tickets to Halong Bay:

  • Tuan Chau Marina: This is the most popular port in Halong Bay with many cruises depart from. However, it’s located quite far from Halong City (12km). The ticket counter is on the right of the main gate.
  • Halong International Port (Sun Port): Located closer to the city central, the Sun is the newest port in Halong Bay with an area of nearly 4,500m2. The port is home to big & luxury cruise ships.
Halong Bay International Port
Halong Bay International Port (Sun Port)


Entrance fee for nearby attractions


Besides Halong Bay, there’s a lot of attractions worth visiting closeby. Here’s are some with entrance fee:

  • Lan Ha Bay (Halong Bay neighbor): 30,000vnd/person
  • Monkey Island (Lan Ha Bay): 50,000vnd/person
  • Cat Ba National Park: 80,000vnd/person
  • Tuan Chau Park: 350,000vnd/person
  • Sunworld Park (Halong City): 200,000vnd – 750,000vnd (depend on the packages and games inside the park)
  • Bai Chay Beach: Free
  • Queen Cable Car (Halong City): 350,000vnd/person




Halong Bay is one of the most visited destinations in Vietnam, therefore it’s not surprising that there would be an entrance fee applied to preserve and keep the bay in place. However, we noticed that the Halong Bay entrance fee is reasonable in comparison to the spectacular splendor of the area.

In addition, if you want a hassle-free experience, book one of our Halong Bay cruises. These cruises often include all entrance fees as well as meals, overnight accommodations, and activities at reasonable prices.

If you have any further question, do not hesitate to leave us a comment or message. See you in Halong Bay !


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