HOW TO GET TO HALONG BAY?

HOW TO GET TO HALONG BAY?

 

If it is your first time here in Vietnam, or if you don’t know how to get to Halong, here are some basic tips that might be useful.

It takes around 2,5 hours to go from Hanoi to Halong by highway.

 

SERVICE BUS PROVIDED BY ORGANIZER:

The Organizer is providing bus services from Hanoi to Halong on the day before the race day  and back to Hanoi in the afternoon of the race day.

Tickets cost US$ 8.80/trip. The tentative bus schedule as below:

From Hanoi to Halong (on the day before the race day)

Pick up point: First floor, V+ Hoa Binh building, 505 Minh Khai, Vinh Tuy, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi.

Drop off point: Official hotels in Halong

Bus Schedule:

- First bus: 9:00 am

- Second bus: 14:00 pm 

- Third bus: 18:00 pm 

Halong to Hanoi (in the afternoon of the race day)

Pick up point: Official hotels in Halong

Drop off point: First floor, V+ Hoa Binh building, 505 Minh Khai, Vinh Tuy, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi.

Bus Schedule:

- First bus: 14:00 pm 

- Second bus: 15:00 pm 

- Third bus: 16:00 pm 

You can sign up here for bus services https://goo.gl/a8ovUz

Local public busses are cheap, usually around 6-7$US for a bus leaving every 30 minutes. However, local busses do not have the comfort one might need since it might be packed with local during the weekend, and the bus will stop anywhere on the road to get customer. Additionally, these busses’ stations are usually far away from the city and may cause you inconvenience.

If you are willing to swing a couple more bucks, you can get a Limousine min bus service. It will cost you around US$ 10.00 to US$ 12.00, but will get all the comfort, for instance, a large and comfortable seat, AC, TV for your entertainment. These buses move non-stop to Halong Bay. You can check with the hotel that you are staying in Hanoi for the contact number.

Other than that, a private 4-seat car or taxi is always a good option when it comes to privacy and comfort. However, it will cost you around US$ 80.00 to US$ 85.00 one-way and US$ 100.00 to US$ 120.00 round-way. Take note that a 2-day trip will result in extra fee since your driver will have to stay overnight.

If you want to go straight to Halong from Noi Bai airport, taxis or private cars might be your only options. You find out more about that from information booths in Noi Bai airport. The cost is around US$ 75.00 – US$ 80.00 depends on the car brand.

Some of you might choose to take a flight to CatBi airport in Hai Phong province and go to Ha Long from there. You will have less options for transportation that way. Taxis or private cars might be your only options. On the contrary, the cost is less since Hai Phong is closer to Ha Long. It is usually take 1 hour from Catbi airport to Halong Bay. Taxi and private care will cost you around US$ 40.00 .

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