How to Get to Halong Bay and Internal Transportation

Halong Bay has never been a too-old destination for travelers who love natural beauty and love to travel. The day you set foot in Halong to discover the land of Quang Ninh province, you will surely love the scenery, culture and people here. In this article, to help you get the most perfect experience, Far East Tour suggests you the most convenient means of transportation when traveling to Halong. 
 

How to get there

1. Motobike/ car/ coach  

The 155km route Hanoi - Bac Ninh - Halong City : this is the shortest road leading to Halong Bay from Hanoi which takes about 3.5 hours by cars or coaches.  

2. Seaplane 

Curently, besides some common transport, visitors from Hanoi to Halong have had one more modern and luxury mean of transport called seaplane from Hai Au Airline. There are two seats for the pilots and 12 seats for travellers with wide windows in the seaplane. It is believed to allow you to not only save time but also enjoy the beautiful landscapes and record the memorable moments of Halong Bay at the height of 150 to 3000m above the sea level. 

Transportation

Some local taxi brands in the city:

  • 886 Taxi – Mong Cai: 033 886 886.
  • Ha Long Taxi: 033 62 62 62.
  • Hòn Gai Taxi: 033 84 84 84
  • Mai Linh Taxi: 033 628 628
 

Boats to visit Halong Bay 

1. Daily boats 

Visitors will buy boat ticket and entrance ticket separately. It’s advisable to hire a private boat if you go with your family or in a group. There are two types of entrance ticket including 4 hour tickets and 6 hour ticket. The boat hiring fee does not include entrance ticket.  


2. Overnight boats

There are numerous options of boats when you want to overnight on Halong Bay like 3 stars, 4 stars or 5 stars boats with different programs and service quality. 
While in a big boat, you will have chance to meet with different people, a small one can give you your private space.

There are a lot of overnight cruise serving you to explore this Wonder 
There are a lot of overnight cruise serving you to explore this Wonder
 

During some programs last for 2 days and 1 night or 3 days and 2 nights, you will be immersed in the nature of Halong Bay. The boat will lead you to visit some caves, beaches, bath in the sea and kayak rowing. You can also enjoy some drinks while relaxing on the boat’s sundesk. If you are into Vietnamese cuisine, it would be realy interesting to take part in a cooking class. The chief will guide you to cook some Vietnamese dishes and you will be enjoying your own products after finishing them. After dinner is the time for relax or joining some night activities like catching cuttlefish or singing karaoke, etc. Getting up early in the morning to join the Taichi class in the wonderful sunset would be an amazing experience. The boat will drive and show you around before coming back.
 

All of visitors explore Halong Bay with overnight cruises like kayaking
All of visitors explore Halong Bay with overnight cruises like taking a kayak

 

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