Halong Bay is a popular tourist destination of Vietnam, located in the west coast of Tonkin Gulf in northeastern sea area, with thousands of magnificent islands, the creation of nature, Halong Bay was recognized by UNESCO as a heritage of the world. Halong bay boasts beautiful scenery, attractive to tourists both domestic and international.
Halong is aprox 170km from Hanoi capital, to go to Halong city can choose the approriate means of transport, Private tours to Halong bay
Motorcycle or cars
visit Halong bay- The route Hanoi – Bac Ninh – Halong is the shortest road trip, it takes about 3 hours as follows: From Hanoi passengers travel along highway 5 to Sai Dong junction (10 km), from Sai Dong you continue the journey to Bac Ninh 23 km, from Bac Ninh the trip goes through Pha Lai, Chi Linh, Sao Do, Dong Trieu, Uong Bi districts before arriving in Halong city (125 km).
– The route from Noi Bai international airport to Bac Ninh town (32 km) then continue through highway 18A via Pha Lai, Sao Do, Dong Trieu, Uong Bi districts to Halong city.
– Passengers can travel by public bus from My Dinh or Luong Yen stations, the first trip starts at 6.00 am and the last sets off at 17.00, it takes about 4 hours to reach Bai Chay bus station in Halong city, bus trips start every 15 minutes and fares range from 5 usd for a seat to 10 usd for a bed.
Trains Hanoi to Halong
Passengers can book the trip with Halong Express starting from Gia Lam station, the train starts at 7.00 am and takes about 5 hours, fares is 5 usd/way for domestic passengers and 15 usd for international visitors.
Halong bay cruise
– Tourists can buy your own tickets and charter a private cruiser, you can keep the cost down by using shared boat at 5-8 usd/person depending on boat size, if you are traveling with friends or family you’d better arrange a private tour, it costs 70 – 80 usd for a 4 hour cruise, in peak season price is higher, visitors can choose a 4 hour cruise, visiting Thien Cung and Dau Go cave, if you take a 6 hour cruise the trip will take you further out to Sung Sot cave.