Around Halong Bay

TRANSPORTATION FROM HANOI TO HALONG BAY AND RETURN

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.

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 Vietnam luxury limousine with seating up to 8 passengers features pleasant lighting, complimentary WiFi connection, and mineral water.

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Private car (Car rent with driver)

Comfortable private cars including 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 2-3 passengers for a 4-7 seaters car and 8 passengers for a mini-van. To book a private car, please contact the sales assistant who confirmed your trip by either email or phone.

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Private car (Car rent with driver)

Comfortable private cars including 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 2-3 passengers for a 4-7 seaters car and 8 passengers for a mini-van. To book a private car, please contact the sales assistant who confirmed your trip by either email or phone.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ferry/ High-speed craft

Aiming to move from Cat Ba Island to Tuan Chau International Port in order to join the Ha Long Bay cruise, you can choose the ferry or Paradise Express speedboat. Travel time from Cat Ba Island to Tuan Chau by speedboat Paradise Express is 15 minutes and by ferry is about 1 hour. You should calculate the time to Gia Luan port to get on the ferry/speedboat because it will take about 45 minutes to move from your hotel on Cat Ba island to the port.

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Important note (check-in time restriction and requirement)

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 late arrival, please contact the salesperson who handled your booking by phone to ask for support to hire a speed boat or tender.

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Important note (check-in time restriction and requirement)

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 late arrival, please contact the salesperson who handled your booking by phone to ask for support to hire a speed boat or tender.

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