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How to go to Halong from Hanoi

To get from Hanoi to Halong there are several transportation options. Consider the pros and cons of each option to choose the best transportation option for you.


By Air

If you want to transfer to Quang Ninh by air, there is a weekly helicopter flight which departs at Gia Lam Airport every Saturday. You can have the overview of Ha Long Bay and neighboring region.


Weekly Helicopter Flight

Main office:

Gia Lam Airport – Gia Thuy Ward – Long Bien District – Hanoi

Tel: 04 3 877 1410 – private number: 105 (Commercial office)

Or 04 3652 3439 or 04 3827 1535

Fax: 84 4 3 827 2780

By Train

If you are planning to go by train, you can take a train from Yen Vien Railway Station which is about 11km from the center of Hanoi to Ha Long Railway Station. It will take you around 7 hours to get there.

Yen Vien Railway Station

Address: Yen Vien Town – Gia Lam – Hanoi

Tel: 04 3 878 4661

Ha Long Railway Station

Address: Ha Long road – Gieng Day Ward – Bai Chay – Ha Long

Tel: 033 3 845 309

By Car and bus

Besides, air-con minibuses, buses, and taxi are always available at several bus stations like My Dinh, Gia Lam. It takes about 3 hours and a half to transfer from Hanoi to Bai Chay and vice versa.

You can also transfer from Hanoi to Hai Phong City and take a ferry from Binh Wharf to the dock in Hon Gai Town. It will take you two hours and a half for the route. From Bai Chay, if you would like to visit Mong Cai, the easternmost point in Vietnam, take a high speed hydrofoil which run daily between Bai Chay and Mong Cai. This hydrofoil only takes you nearly two hours.

Getting around

Once reaching Quang Ninh, you can transfer among the province by taxi or taxi motorbike. Here are some suggested taxi companies:

Halong Taxi, Tel: 033 3 626 262

Mai Linh Taxi, Tel: 033 3 628 628

Hon Gai Taxi, Tel: 033 3 848 484