How to get from Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay

Transportation to Halong

Halong Bay is a world-famous landmark, attracting a large number of international tourists to visit every year. For a long time, flying from Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay has been a popular mode of transportation for tourists. Because Halong Bay does not have a direct airport Southern or international tourists will often take a flight to Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) and continue to move into Halong Bay.

Noi Bai International Airport

Noi Bai International Airport

Private Car/Taxi ⭐ Approximately 2.5 - 3 hours
✅ Shuttle Bus ⭐ Around 4 - 4.5 hours
✅ Seaplane Roughly 45 - 60 minutes
✅ Public Bus ⭐ Approximately 5 - 6 hours

Location Hanoi Airport (Noi Bai international airport)

Noi Bai International Airport is located in Soc Son district, 35 km from the center of Hanoi by road to the northwest. Noi Bai International Airport has been in operation since 2001. This is the largest international airport in the north of Vietnam, serving the capital Hanoi and the surrounding area. It connects to many international destinations all over the world: Singapore, Bangkok, Taipei, Tokyo, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Busan, Seoul,...and popular domestic flights like Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Phu Quoc,... and the main hub for Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Pacific Airlines, Bamboo Airways.

Noi Bai - The international airport attracts many domestic and foreign tourists

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Quick & Secure Transfer Methods from Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay

The distance from Noi Bai international airport to Halong Bay is about 170 km, it takes more than 2 hours to drive. From Noi Bai International Airport, visitors can travel in many different ways. Each type has its advantages and disadvantages, choose according to your needs. If you are wondering how to go to Halong Bay, please refer to this article!

Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay bus -  Anbasco Noibai Services

This is the most affordable and economical means we recommend to you when moving from Hanoi airport to Halong Bay. Anbasco bus will have pick-up routes at Noi Bai international airport with different time frames with 2 main bus lines:

  • 45-seat bus - Price 13-14 USD/person/one way
  • 16-seat bus - Price 17-18 USD/person/one way

The above price includes:

  • Transfer car to pick up at Noi Bai airport, toll fees, parking lot.
  • Drop-off point: Tuan Chau Welcome Gate, Cam Pha Bus Station,...
  • In addition, the company also supports booking a shuttle bus to take guests from the station to the hotel for 4-5 dollars / per trip.

In addition, you can also refer to reputable brands such as Co To Limousine and Tam Bao Anh Limousine. However, sometimes the bus can also be late. This is an inevitable risk when taking public transport.

 Anbasco Noibai Bus

 Anbasco Noibai Bus

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The private car from Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay - Convenient and easy

If you love privacy and want your trip to be as flexible as you want, then a private car is a perfect choice. It will take about 2.5 hours to travel from Noi Bai International Airport to Halong Bay by highway. Although the price will be slightly higher than the bus, if you go with a small family or have a good budget and don't want to wait for the scheduled bus, this vehicle is quite reasonable. At the same time, you should also check for a reasonable price before booking. Note that you should book a private car in advance to save time and money. The private car prices will range from 89 to 95 USD/way depending on the size of the vehicle you choose (4 seats or 7 seats on the same route).

The private car from Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay

The private car from Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay

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Seaplane from Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay - Superfast

A quick option that does not take much time that you can refer to is to travel by seaplane. With this vehicle, you can shorten the journey to about 45 minutes from Noi Bai International Airport to Halong Bay and vice versa. Instead of having to sit in the car for hours on end, a seaplane is an optimal solution for you. In addition, you can also admire many other scenic spots such as the Red River Delta, Co Loa Citadel, and Hai Phong Port City,...

You can refer to the service of Hai Au Seaplane, the first and only seaplane service in Vietnam.

Take-off/landing point:

  • In Hanoi: Noi Bai International Airport, Counter E09, Lobby E, Terminal 1, Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • In Halong: Tuan Chau Wharf, Villa T7, Tuan Chau Port Urban Area, Halong City, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam.

Ticket price: 298 USD for a direct flight, no sightseeing, and 384 USD when you have an additional need of 15 minutes to see Halong Bay. This is the price listed on the website of Hai Au Seaplane. Or you can book through reputable travel agents to get a better price.

 Hai Au Seaplane

 Hai Au Seaplane

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Taxi from Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay

Traveling to and from Noi Bai International Airport by taxi is no longer strange to tourists. Most airports have taxis waiting to pick up passengers. The cost based on the distance you travel will be calculated by the dedicated meter equipped in the vehicle. Usually, the taxi fare will range from 1-2 USD/km. When you travel long distances, the fare will be reduced depending on the taxi company.

Travel time by taxi is the same as by private car. Passengers will easily book a taxi by picking up the phone to quickly call the taxi company or booking through the application. This type is quite convenient for those who have a lot of luggage, have difficulty moving, or are traveling in groups. In addition, you should schedule and agree with the car in advance to make the trip smooth. If you book a round-trip transfer with the same taxi company, you will get more benefits. Besides, you need to choose a reliable taxi company that has many good reviews from customers to avoid scams. Some popular and reputable taxi brands include Taxi Group, Mai Linh, NoiBai, and G7,...

Transfer from Hanoi Airport to Ha Long Bay

Transfer from Hanoi Airport to Ha Long Bay

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You must plan carefully and make wise decisions when moving from Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay if you want to have a reasonable and convenient trip. If you need any further information or guidance, do not hesitate to contact us. I hope the information in the aforementioned article will be helpful to you. Paradise Vietnam wishes you a smooth trip and lots of fun.

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