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 customer reviews, our luxury transportation exceeds 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’s luxury limousine seats up to 8 passengers and features ambient lighting, complimentary WiFi, and mineral water.

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Private car (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 seater 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 (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 seater 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 Ha Long Bay by seaplane is an awe-inspiring experience, with views over the bay from 300 metres up between take-off and landing at sea. Customers who choose this option will enjoy a stylish, captivating mode of transportation that takes just 60 minutes each way. There is a maximum capacity of 12 people, and features include WIFI connection and photo opportunities. There are shuttle bus pick-up and drop-off points from guest’s hotels in Hanoi’s Old Quarter to the take-off site. Outside this area, a private transfer is recommended.

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Local taxi

Cruise guests tend not to use taxis to transport them from Ha Long Bay to Hai Phong Airport, but if guests are considering this option, they should travel with Mai Linh Taxi or Taxi Group because they run accurate meters. This form of transport is suitable for a group of two 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 dock.

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Local taxi

Cruise guests tend not to use taxis to transport them from Ha Long Bay to Hai Phong Airport, but if guests are considering this option, they should travel with Mai Linh Taxi or Taxi Group because they run accurate meters. This form of transport is suitable for a group of two 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 dock.

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Ferry/ High-speed craft

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

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Important note (check-in time restriction and requirements)

Late check-in/boarding time (after 12.15 PM) will require you to be transported by an 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 hiring a speed boat or tender.

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Important note (check-in time restriction and requirements)

Late check-in/boarding time (after 12.15 PM) will require you to be transported by an 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 hiring a speed boat or tender.

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