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TRANSPORTATION AROUND HALONG BAY

In this section, you will find important information about transportation from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island - the gateway to Halong Bay - as well as getting around the Bay and surrounding area. You will also find tips and advice on what to do on a cruise, including enjoying the local food and learning about the history of Halong Bay.

Transportation from Hanoi to Halong Bay and return

SHUTTLE BUS
SHUTTLE BUS

Generally, a mini-van will be arranged for the shuttle bus service from Hanoi to Halong Bay e.g. Ford Transit Luxury, and Mercedes-Benz Vans. Maximum occupancy per shuttle bus is 8 to 10 passengers. It takes around 2.5 hours to travel to Halong Bay from Hanoi and return, taking the new Hanoi - Haiphong - Halong expressway. A fee of USD 45 per person is charged for a Hanoi-Halong round trip, which includes a light lunch at the Paradise Suites Hotel on Tuan Chau Island before returning to Hanoi. Pick-up and drop-off points are at guest/s hotels within Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Outside this area, the pick-up time is at 8:45 AM at V-Presso Coffee in Hanoi Towers, Office Block, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. To reserve your seat/s, please contact the sales assistant who confirmed your trip either by email or phone.

SHARED LUXURY LIMOUSINE SERVICE
SHARED LUXURY LIMOUSINE SERVICE

According to customers’ reviews, our luxury transportation with ground service has exceeded passengers’ expectations. With its luxurious design, comfortable seats and convenient amenities, this option is guaranteed to satisfy even the most demanding of guests. Paradise Cruise luxury limousine with seating up to 7 passengers features pleasant lighting, complimentary WiFi connection and mineral water. It takes around 2.5 hours to travel to Halong Bay from Hanoi or return, and a fee of USD 55 per person is charged for a Hanoi-Halong round trip, including a light lunch at the Paradise Suites Hotel on Tuan Chau Island before returning to Hanoi. Pick-up and drop-off points are the guest/s hotels if they are located in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Outside this area, the pick-up point is at 08.45 AM at V-Presso Coffee in Hanoi Towers, Office Block, 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.To reserve your seat, please contact the sales assistant who confirmed your trip by either email or phone.

PRIVATE CAR (Car rent with driver)
PRIVATE CAR (Car rent with driver)

Comfortable private cars including Toyota Altis, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Innova, Ford Transit Luxury, Mercedes-Benz Vans etc. can be arranged upon request. To ensure a pleasant trip, we recommend a maximum occupancy of 2 passengers for a 4-seater car, 3 passengers for a 7-seater car, and 8 passengers for a mini-van. It takes 2.5 hours to travel to Halong Bay from Hanoi or return. A fee of USD 160 per 4-seater car or 7-seater car and USD 190 per mini-van would be charged for a round trip with maximum occupancy. This transport option is more flexible and convenient for guests as the driver will pick up at any hotel within Hanoi at 9.00 AM. To book a private car, please contact the sales assistant who confirmed your trip by either email or phone.

SEAPLANE
SEAPLANE

Travelling to Halong Bay by seaplane is a marvelous, luxurious experience, with views over the Bay from 300 meters during sea take-off and and landing. Customers who choose this option will enjoy a stylish and modern mode of transportation that takes just 60 minutes each way. There is a maximum capacity of 12 people, and features include wi-fi connection and photo opportunity. There is shuttle bus pick-up and drop-off points from guest/s hotels in Hanoi’s Old Quarter to the airport. Outside this area, a private transfer is recommended.

 

ROUTE

HAI

Depart

Arrive

Fare per way

Special Note

HAN HLG

601

10:00

11:00

USD 385

With extra 15 min scenic flight over the Bay

HLG HAN

602

11:30

12:30

USD 385

 

LOCAL PUBLIC BUS AND TAXI
LOCAL PUBLIC BUS

Public transport is one of the most economic choices to travel to Halong Bay, with tickets price from VND 120,000 to VND 150,000. Buses contain up to 45 seats; however, seats are small and on the long journey of around 4.5 hours each way, the bus stops frequently to drop off and pick up passengers, with the risk that guests will arrive late at Tuan Chau Island. Passengers will also have to take a taxi from their hotels to the My Dinh Public Bus Station, and then purchase tickets there. The bus would drop off passengers at Bai Chay Public Bus Station and from there, guests will have to take another taxi to reach Tuan Chau International Port where the check-in lounge for the cruise is located. In general, the public bus is an economic option, but could lead to some unexpected situations for guests.

LOCAL TAXI

Transport to Halong Bay by taxi is not common for the cruise guests. If guests are considering this option, they should travel with for Mai Linh Taxi and Taxi Group because they run a precise meter. This form of transport is suitable for a group of two(2) people. It takes around 3.5-4 hours and will cost around VND 1,600,000 to VND 2,000,000 each way. Receptionists at the hotel in which you are staying will help you arrange a taxi.

TRANSPORTATION FROM HALONG BAY TO HAI PHONG AIRPORT
(CAT BI AIRPORT)

Private Car (Car rent with driver):

Comfortable private cars including Toyota Altis, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Innova, Ford Transit Luxury, Mercedes-Benz Vans etc. can be arranged upon request. To ensure a pleasant trip, we recommend a maximum occupancy of 2 passengers for a 4-seater car, 3 passengers for a 7-seater car, and 8 passengers for a mini-van. It takes 2.5 hours to travel to Hai Phong Airport from Halong Bay. A fee of USD 50 per 4-seater car or 7-seater car and USD 80 per mini-van would be charged for a trip with maximum occupancy. This transport option is more flexible and convenient for guests as the driver will pick up from the cruise harbour and drop them off at the precise airline hall for their flight. Approximate time of arrival at the airport is 1:00 PM. To book, please contact the sales assistant who confirmed your trip by either email or phone.

Local Taxi:

Transport from Halong Bay to Hai Phong Airport by taxi is not common for the cruise guests. If guests are considering this option, they should travel with for Mai Linh Taxi and Taxi Group because they run a precise meter. This form of transport is suitable for a group of two(2) people. It takes around 3.5-4 hours and will cost around VND 1,100,000 to VND 1,400,000 each way.  Popular taxi companies are available at the boat dock.

TRANSPORTATION FROM HALONG BAY TO HANOI AIRPORT
(NOI BAI AIRPORT)

Private Car (Car rent with driver):

Comfortable private cars including Toyota Altis, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Innova, Ford Transit Luxury, Mercedes-Benz Vans etc. can be arranged upon request. To ensure a pleasant trip, we recommend a maximum occupancy of 2 passengers for a 4-seater car, 3 passengers for a 7-seater car, and 8 passengers for a mini-van. It takes 3.5 hours to travel to Hanoi International Airport from Halong Bay. A fee of USD 160 per 4-seater car or 7-seater car and USD 190 per mini-van would be charged for a trip with maximum occupancy. This transport option is more flexible and convenient for guests as the driver will pick up from the cruise harbor and drop them off at the precise airline hall for their flight. Approximate time of arrival at the airport is 2:30 PM. To book, please contact the sales assistant who confirmed your trip by either email or phone.

Helicopter (Seaplane):

Travelling to Halong Bay by seaplane is a marvelous, luxurious experience, with views over the Bay from 300 meters during sea take-off and and landing. Customers who choose this option will enjoy a stylish and modern mode of transportation that takes just 60 minutes each way. There is a maximum capacity of 12 people, and features include wi-fi connection and photo opportunity.

Local Taxi:

Transport from Halong Bay to Hanoi International Airport by taxi is not common for the cruise guests. If guests are considering this option, they should travel with for Mai Linh Taxi and Taxi Group because they run a precise meter. This form of transport is suitable for a group of two(2) people. It takes around 3.5-4 hours and will cost around VND 1,700,000 to VND 2,200,000 each way.  Popular taxi companies are available at the boat dock.

TRANSPORTATION FROM HALONG BAY TO NINH BINH

TRANSPORTATION FROM HALONG BAY TO  NINH BINH
Private Car (Car rent with driver):

Comfortable private cars including Toyota Altis, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Innova, Ford Transit Luxury, Mercedes-Benz Vans etc. can be arranged upon request. To ensure a pleasant trip, we recommend a maximum occupancy of 2 passengers for a 4-seater car, 3 passengers for a 7-seater car, and 8 passengers for a mini-van. It takes 3.5 hours to travel to Ninh Binh from Halong Bay. A fee of USD 120 per 4-seater car or 7-seater car and USD 130 per 16 seater car would be charged for a trip with maximum occupancy. This transport option is more flexible and convenient for guests as the driver will pick up from the cruise harbour and drop them off at the precise airline hall for their flight. Approximate time of arrival at the airport is 1:00 PM. To book, please contact the sales assistant who confirmed your trip by either email or phone.

Transportation from Cat Ba Island to Halong Bay and return

Combination of taxi and ferry (Gia Luan - Tuan Chau):

To travel from Cat Ba Island to Tuan Chau International Port for your Halong Bay cruise, the best mode is ferry. It is advisable to arrange the 45-minute taxi ride from your hotel on Cat Ba Island to Gia Luan Ferry with a departure time of 09.00 AM in order to arrive at Tuan Chau Ferry Port by 10.00 AM. Please note that the ferry will only operated if the weather is favourable, and there are as minimum of 30 passengers. The ferry fare for walk-ons is VND 70,000 per person per way.

Departure time Tuan Chau - Gia Luan Gia Luan - Tuan Chau
from 16 Apr to 30 Sep 7:30   9:00   11:30 9:00   11:30   13:00
13:30   15:00 15:00   16:00
from 1 Oct to 15 Apr 7:30   11:30   15:00 9:00   13:00   16:00

 

The cruise check-in counter is open from11.00 AM. As the ferry passengers arrive earlier than other guests, you are advised to take the 7-minute walk to Paradise Trend Hotel from Tuan Chau Ferry Port. Once you arrive, the hotel staff will assist you to take a seat at the hotel lobby, or you are free to explore the hotel surroundings until the check-in counter opens.

Transportation from Cat Ba Island to Halong Bay and return

Important Note (Check-in Time Restriction and Requirement)

Embarking time: 12:15 PM. Late check-in/boarding time (after 12.15 PM) will require you to be transported by additional tender boat or speed boat (with an extra charge of USD 160 each way). In the event of a late arrival, please contact the sales person who handled your booking by phone to ask for support to hire a speed boat or tender.

It is advisable to be present at the check-in counter before 12.15 PM to avoid late check-in fees and charges.

Disembarking time: 10:30 AM

Embarkation and disembarkation location: The lobby of Paradise Trend Hotel, Tuan Chau Island, Halong City, Quang Ninh Province.

 

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