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Best 3 ways to get to Bai Tu Long Bay from Hanoi

There are so many ways to get to Bat Tu Long Bay from Hanoi. You can hire a bike or choose Emperor Cruise‘s Limousine for a unique experience. This article will help you find your best means of transportation to move to Bai Tu Long Bay. Let’s check it out!

1. Transfer from Hanoi to Bai Tu Long Bay by bus

This is the most economical way to travel from Hanoi to Cam Pha, Quang Ninh from there to Bai Tu Long Bay. However, if you only have 1 day to travel, this is not the best option.

Here are some buses from Hanoi to Cam Pha, Quang Ninh that you can refer to:

a. Dai Phat coach (1 trip/day)

Schedule: Gia Lam Bus Station (20:50′) -> Zone 1, Gieng Day Ward, City. Ha Long (00:50’) -> Central Bus Station of Cam Pha Town, Quang Ninh (01:20′)

Total travel time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Phone: 0438 641 637 or 0983 651 722
Ticket price: 170,000 VND (Updated on 04/02/2020)
Utilities: Car sleeper 40 seats, with drinking water and air conditioning.

b. Duc Phuc coach (20 trips/day)

Schedule: My Dinh Bus Station (5:15 ‘) -> Que Vo, Bac Ninh (6h30’) -> Pha Lai, Hai Duong (7:00 ‘) -> East Star Bus Station, Red Star (7:20 ‘) -> Dong Trieu Bus Station, Quang Ninh (7:50’) -> Mao Khe, Dong Trieu, Quang Ninh (8:10 ‘) -> Uong Bi Bus Station (8:50’) -> Bai Chay Bus Station (9:50 ‘) – > Hon Gai Bus Station (10:10 ‘) -> Central Bus Station of Cam Pha Town (11:05’)

Total travel time: 4 hours 12 minutes
Phone: 02033 741 879 or 01232 288 389
Ticket price: 100,000 VND (Updated on 04/02/2020)
Utilities: Drinking water and air conditioning.

c. Van Don Xanh coach (15 trips/day)

Schedule: Cau Giay (6h) -> Uong Bi Bus Station (8h) -> TP. Ha Long (9h) -> Cam Pha, Quang Ninh (10h) -> Back gate of Cai Rong market, Cai Rap town, Van Don, Quang Ninh (10h30)

Total travel time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Phone: 0964 24 240 or 02033 991 991
Ticket price: 220,000 VND (Updated on 04/02/2020)
Utilities: VIP Limousine, with drinking water and air conditioning.

d. Emperor Cruise’s Limousine

We offer a door-to-door pick-up and drop-off service by D’Car Limousine, priced at only 45 USD per person for a round trip between Hanoi and Bai Tu Long Bay. The van features a luxurious leather interior with all the necessary facilities and modern conveniences.

2. Transfer from Hanoi to Bai Tu Long Bay by motorbike

From the center of Hanoi to Sai Dong, Long Bien -> go along Road 5 -> Highway 17 (passing Dau Pagoda, Bac Ninh) -> Highway 18 -> Pha Lai -> Chi Linh -> Sao Do -> Follow route 326 -> Van Don -> Cai Rong Port.

The total route from Hanoi – Cai Rong Port is about 194km. Total travel time about 4 hours (Depends on speed).

The advantage of going on your own by motorbike is that you will have more experience in residential areas, places along the way. In addition, when having a motorbike along, you will not have to spend time renting a car to go to the island.

The downside is that for unprofessional drivers it will be dangerous, on the way if you are not careful to obey the traffic rules, it is also susceptible to penalty/shoot speed.

In addition, going long distances will make you tired, at the time of arrival, there will be an additional fee to take the motorbike to the ship to the Bay,…

3. Rent a car from Hanoi to Bai Tu Long Bay
a. Sunny Gold car rental service

4 seater car:
Rental cars: Altis, Vios, Mazda 3, i10, …
Price: 1,600,000 VND (1 day) or 2,500,000 VND (2 days 1 night))

Model: Innova G
Price: 2,000,000 VND (1 day) or 3,000,000 (2 days 1 night)
Note: Prices include driver salaries, fuel, ferries, yards; Price does not include 10% VAT, BOT highway, driver’s sleep and food if traveling more than 1 day.

Address: No. 97, Quan Hoa, Cau Giay, Hanoi.
Phone number: 0989 567 299

b. Minh Duc car rental service

4 seater car:
Rental cars: Toyota Camry, Vios, Altis, Civic, Daewoo Lacetti, Mazda 3S, …
Price: 1,400,000 VND (1 day) or contact the dealer directly for a longer time.

7 seater car rental:
Models: Toyota Innova G, Ford Everest, Isuzu HiLander, …
Price: 1,700,000 VND (1 day) or contact the dealer directly for a longer time.

Address: No. 9 Lane 1/267 Ho Tung Mau Street – Cau Dien – Nam Tu Liem District – Hanoi
Phone number: 0966 678 983

This is an easy way to move for families who carry lots of luggage, want private space or groups of friends who want to sit down, watch the scenery or people on business trips and need to focus on their work.

However, traveling by rented car will cost more than other means, so you need to consider it.

4. Move from Hanoi to Bai Tu Long Bay by train

The Halong Express train departs from Gia Lam (Hanoi) to Ha Long (Quang Ninh) with 6 cars, each with 62 soft seats and 1 car also serving passengers, including bars and trolley Eating.

Total travel time: 5 hours
Ticket price: 110,000 VND / person
Departure time: 07h05 ‘- Arrival time: 12h00’

Advantages: This is a way to help you save costs than other means of transportation. In addition, taking the train also helps you to enjoy sightseeing and relaxation. Coaches do not move around during the day and the doors are quite tight, so it is difficult to see the scenery. In contrast, the train runs from the early morning, wide and clear glass doors, through the train window, you can watch the whole scenery along the way. Another plus is that you can carry up to 20kg of luggage on board.

Disadvantages: From the train station, you will have to spend more time and cost to catch the car to the Port. In addition, the train’s schedule and beginning time are often unstable, so you should consider not to miss the train to the island. Luggage is protected by the passengers themselves, so you have to take the initiative in this, to avoid being stolen.

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