How to go Halong bay from Hanoi
Halong bay, a natural wonder of the world, is a must-visit destination for any visitor to Vietnam. Located 170km away from Hanoi in the Northeast, thousands of visitors come to Halong bay every day on package tours. However, there are some tourists who want to explore the destinations by themselves, so in this article Genesis will advise some suggestions for those who want to go Halong bay from Hanoi easy and budget saving. And the trend is halong bay luxury van.
There will be many ways to help you move to go Halong bay from Hanoi.
Go by Halong bay local bus:
From Hanoi, you can easily get a bus ticket with prices ranging from $5/person/way depart from My Dinh bus station or Luong Yen bus station. After 3-5 hours you will move to Ha Long beautiful. however, this way is for local people, so with a foreigner, it is easy to get loose and cheated. we DO NOT recommend this way for you.
Halong bay luxury van of Hanoi tour operators:
you could contact with many Cruise companies to book a seat to go Halong city. however, it is not popular way, because the bus of tour company almost for their tour clients.
However, from 2018, some bus operators already provide the luxury shuttle bus service from Hanoi to go to Halong city, pick up door to door at hotels that locate in center area as Old quarter, Opera House. We could love recommend some trusted operators as below:
– Rosa Halong bay luxury van: pick up in the old quarter: Reservation number: +84-984919026
– Green Lion Halong bay luxury van: Reservation number: +84-984709669
– Indochina Junk Halong bay luxury van: Reservation number: +84-24- 39264085
3. Local shuttle by limousine vans:
This is trendy ways to move from Hanoi to Halong city. It is very comfortable and save time. If you do not hesitate to take a local ticket, Genesis do suggest you to go by this way.
– Vehicle: Those companies use new mini luxury van with comfortable seats. they go by highway, so save time very much. around 2.5 hours to reach Halong city. go Halong bay from Hanoi.
– Departure schedule: per 02 hours for a companies.
– Pick up: from Hanoi Opera house, just in the center, easy to come.
– Drop off: They also drop you off at the hotel in Halong city that you require.
– The price is about vnd240,000 ($10-$12) /person/one wayThere are some trusted transfer provider companies as below:
4. Hanoi – Halong city new expressway:
Planning to be opened for public in August 2018, the new highway from Hai phong to Halong city will be used to go from Hanoi to Halong bay. This is very big contruction, included Bach Dang brigde with 5km, it will be the longest sea-pass bridge in Southeast Asia. Hai phong – Halong city highway will connect to another highway is Hanoi – Hai phong (5B highway). After completing the connect of 02 highways, the time to move from Hanoi to Halong city is just 2 hours instead of 3.5 hours as before.
This is very good news for tourist, who want to visit Halong bay from Hanoi, especially for one day tour from Hanoi, it would be very comfortable and time saving on road.
If you want to go to the bay, you should rent a boat in the afternoon to watch beautiful sunset beautiful sunset. You can contact the boat house in advance so that you do not have to wait and be served in the most attentive manner. The fare for one person is about 40$ for joining boat and private boat is between $150 to $200 US.
Early morning is a good time for you to rent a taxi, taxi, horse cart to go to the market, go round the city or simply go to the beach.
Written by Tracy Nguyen