There are 4 main ways to transfer
from Hanoi to Halong Bay:
- From Hanoi, you can take a
mini bus from Gia Lam bus station. Tickets are
bought at the ticket counter from 90,000 VND.
The ride is approximately 4 hours long, and the
bus will stop to pick up passengers along the
way. Air-conditioning is minimal, so be prepared
to break a sweat in summer. Larger sized
tourists will not find it to be a pleasant ride,
but it is a nice authentic Vietnamese
- By open bus: from US$15 one
way, pick up & drop off at Bus Station.
- By shuttle bus: Pick up &
drop off passengers in the Ha Noi old quarter.
4-6 hours pending on how many stops en
driver makes to pick up/drop off passengers.
Fare from 10 US/ way.
- By Train:
take cargo train from Hanoi to Yen Vien and then
to Quang Ninh. The terminal is about 50km away
from the harbour. Expect train delays and
cancellations without notice. Hard sleeper only,
from US$10 one way.
- By rent a private
car / van:
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a private car / van from Noi Bai airport to
Halong, or from Hanoi center to Halong bay.
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