Travel from Hanoi to Halong bay Vietnam by bus or limousine is the most popular way, while seaplanes and helicopters are new and more expensive but much more experienced.

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From hanoi to halong bay
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The distance from Hanoi to Halong bay is about 160km. Located in the western part of the Gulf of Tonkin, in the northeastern sea of ​​Vietnam, Halong Bay is a tourist destination that you cannot miss when traveling to Vietnam. You have 4 choices of getting to Halong Bay from Hanoi: by bus, by limousine, by motorbike or by seaplane.


helicopter hanoi to halong bay

A beach in Halong Bay - Source: Tripnow

I - Limousines & buses from Hanoi to Halong bay

Traveling time is about 2.5 - 4 hours. Some bus/limousine agencies operating route Hanoi - Halong Bay: 

Adam Viet Limousine

- Pick up and drop off: door-to-door service

- Ticket price: 220,000 - 260,000 VND/ticket ($9.4 - 10.3)

- Phone: 19000 575 725

Ninh Quynh Limousine

- Ticket price: 180,000 - 200,000 VND/ticket ($7.75 - 8.6) 

- Pick up point: No.164 Co Linh street, Thach Ban ward, Long Bien district, Hanoi (There is support for car transfer to take place in the inner city of Hanoi)

- Drop-off point: No.1106, Group 7B, Zone 9B, Bai Chay, Ha Long

- Phone: 0888 610 8108

Kumho Viet Thanh bus

- Hanoi to Halong bay bus schedule: 07 trips/day

- Ticket price: 120,000 VND/ticket ($5.17).

- Pick up point: My Dinh bus station, Nam Tu Liem district, Hanoi city

- Drop off point: Bai Chay bus station, No.17, road 279, Bai Chay ward, Ha Long city.

- Phone: 0968 36 00 22

>> You may need: Information about the bus stations in Hanoi


Shuttle bus from Hanoi to Halong bay

Bai Chay Bus Station - Source: Bestprice

Luxury Transport Limousine

- Pick-up point: 

+ Hanoi Opera House - No.1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

+ Hotels at Hanoi Old Quarter

- Drop-off point:

+ Hon Gai Port - No.6A Le Thanh Tong street, Hon Gai ward, Halong city

+ Tuan Chau Port

+ Office in Ha Long - No.1, Ha Long street, Ha Long city 

- Bus ticket price: 230,000 - 280,000 VND/person ($10.5 - 12.7)

- Departure time: 8am, 8:30am

- Contact: 09012912890

Green Lion Bus

- Pick-up point: Hanoi Old Quarter

- Drop-off point: Tuan Chau Island

- Bus ticket price: 250,000 - 300,000 VND/person ($11.4 - 13.6)

- Departure time: 7am, 8:30am, 9am, 11am 

- Contact: 0243 828 4555 - 0971 768 833 - 0984 709 669

II - Travel by seaplane from Hanoi to Halong Bay

Seaplane is the type of aircraft that has fixed wings, can take off and land on water. The advantage of seaplanes over other transports is having visitors to take a view from the safety height of 150-2000m. Moreover, the duration is short, less than one hour, saving you a lot of time which is very favourable for those who are seasick or carsick. Currently, seaplanes have not been a popular tourism method in Vietnam. So far, there has only been Hai Au Aviation offering this service for clients who have the call for watching HaLong Bay from a high distance. Now, the company is operating flights from Hanoi to HaLong and vice versa.


Seaplane Hanoi to Halong Bay

Seaplane at Noi Bai Airport - Source: Seaplanes

Hanoi - Halong bay by seaplane: 

- Travel time: 45 minutes

- Hanoi to Halong bay seaplane cost: 4,200,000 - 9,700,000 VND/person ($180 - 418). Tickets are available at Counter 109, Lobby E, Terminate 01, Noi Bai International Airport

- Departure: Noi Bai International Airport 

- Arrival: Tuan Chau Port - T7, Tuan Chau Port Urban Area, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province) 

- Take-off time: 

+ Hanoi - HaLong: 9am and 2:30pm 

+ HaLong - Hanoi: 0:30pm and 4pm

- Phone: +84 962 069 689

- Website:

III - How to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay by motorbike?

The distance is about 160km - not too far and it does not cause much trouble for travel-lovers to conquer. However, traveling for a long time may make you exhausted. And  you have to always keep a cautious eye on the way because the roads are shared with several other means of traffic, especially big trucks and container wagons. Along the route, there are many speed checkpoints, so pay attention to your tempo, not only because of the police but also for the sake of your life. 


Halong Bay from Hanoi

Highway in Halong Bay - Source: Baoquangninh

Some motorbike rental shops in Hanoi:


- Address: No.1A Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

- Hanoi to Halong Bay motorbike rental fee: 120,000 VND/day ($5)

- Phone: 033 802 3344

- Website:

Gia Hung motorbike retail

- Address: No.41 Ngo Huyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 

- Price: 100,000 VND/day ($4.3) 

- Phone: +84 936 345 123

- Website:

Hanoi Motor Tour

- Address: No.119. 37 Alley, 167 Lane, Tay Son Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi

- Price: 50,000 - 150,000 VND/day ($2.3 - 6.8)

- Phone: 0928290000 - 0905458386

- Website:

Bon Bon Motor

- Address: No.246 Ton Duc Thang Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi

- Price: 50,000 - 150,000 VND/day ($2.3 - 6.8)

- Phone: 0125 5222 555

- Website: 

>> More motorbike rental shops in Hanoi here

IV - Traveling by private car from Hanoi to Halong bay

For those who want to be active in the schedule, travel time, ... can drive your private car or refer to a car rental service with drivers to move from Hanoi - Ha Long. To use the service, you only need to contact the provider and standard requirements for the schedule, valid passport/temporary residence card, group list (if any).


Private car Hanoi to Halong bay

Hanoi - Ha Long Expressway - Source: Baoquangninh

Some car rental service providers in Hanoi:

Van Minh Car Rental

- Price: 600,000 - 1,400,000 VND/day ($25.9 - 60.4)

- Phone: 0466 869 889 - 0918 186 822 - 0966 505 995 

- Email:

Otovina driver-yourself car rental agency

- Price: 500,000 - 1,000,000 VND/day ($21.5 - 4.3)

- Phone: 0838 079 555

- Email:

TravelCar Car Rental 

- Price: 2,000,000 VND/day ($86)

- Phone: 0989567299

Those are all the ways of getting from Hanoi to HaLong Bay. Traveling by limousine may be the most ideal choice in this case.

How far is Halong bay from Hanoi?
It is 160km
How to get from Hanoi to Halong bay?
You can travel by bus, limousine, seaplane and motorbike
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