How do I get from Hanoi to Halong Bay?
There are various ways how you can reach Halong Bay from Hanoi – bus, minivan, train, taxi or seaplane. The best and most popular option is to travel by bus or minivan from Hanoi to Ha Long town. Travel by bus to Halong Bay from Hanoi takes about 2.5-4 hours and bus tickets cost about $4.40-23/pp.
How much does it cost to go to Halong Bay?
The Halong Bay entry fee is US$13 per person for a day cruise and US$25 for an overnight cruise. This is generally included in your ticket, though it’s worth double-checking for the cheapest cruises. Activities like kayaking and island bike rides may cost extra.
How many days do you need in Halong Bay?
Normally, people will need to stay in Halong Bay for 2 days to 3 days either on cruise or a hotel on land.
How much is a taxi from Hanoi to Halong Bay?
Depending on traffic, the journey usually takes 2.5 to 3.5 hours. Taxi fare from the Hanoi airport to Halong Bay is estimated to cost €47-€78 (1,200,000-2,000,000 VND); if you take the express toll highway, you may be subject to pay the toll cost.
Where do Halong Bay cruises depart from?
At present, there are 3 official embarkation ports for Halong Bay Cruises, including Tuan Chau Marina & Hon Gai Harbor in Halong City (cruising Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay respectively), and Got Ferry Terminal in Haiphong City (cruising Lan Ha Bay).
How long should you spend in Hanoi?
Hanoi is truly a multi-layered city where periods of foreign occupation are apparent on every corner. We recommend spending three days in Hanoi to truly get a good feel for the city, especially if you’re a first time visitor.
What is the best time to visit Halong Bay?
If you are most concerned about weather, then the periods September – November and March – May are ideal for a trip to Halong Bay. The dry climate and pleasant temperature will enable you to enjoy all activities offered on board while making sightseeing as perfect as it could be.