How to get to Ha Long bay

Ha Long Bay (also "Halong Bay") is in northern Vietnam, 170 km (105 mi) east of Hanoi. The bay is famous for its scenic ocean karst topography and is often included in lists of natural wonders of the world. Ha long Bay is a bay located in the area of the Gulf of Tangkia, north of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. It has an area of 1,500 square kilometers and has a coastline about 120 kilometers away from Hanoi. The name was based on the pronunciation in the Vietnam language "Viet Nam Ha Long". Hạ Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in the north of Vietnam. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and islets in various shapes and sizes. If you go to Vietnam, you gotta go to Ha Long Bay.Most of the traveler will choice Ha Long bay for first trip.

How to get to Ha Long Bay


 How to get to Halong bay from Hanoi: There is a bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay, 160 km and away from the bus station to the pier is about 15 minutes.
There are 4 main ways to transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay:

  • Tourist Fullmoonparty bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Bus ticket  150,000 dong ($7 USD) The journey takes 4 hours without the bus stopping to pick up passengers along the way.
    Departure Time/ Arrival Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00
    Pick up/Drop off:  Any your address
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  • By open bus: $15 USD one way, pick up & drop off at Bus Station
  • By rent a private car or taxi: take a car from Noibai, or from Hanoi centre to Halong bay. It costs $85 USD per car, per trip or $150 USD for 2 days, 1 night.
  • By Train: take cargo train from Hanoi to Yen Vien (Gia Lam) and then to Quang Ninh. The train starts at 4.30 am and arrives at 11 am. The terminal at Ha Long City is near the Bai Chay bus station and about 5 km away from the harbour. Expect train delays and cancellations without notice. Hard sleeper only, $10 USD one way.(not recommend this transport). how-to-get-from-hanoi-to-ha-long-bay


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