Halong travel guide

Halong travel information

+ Motorcycle / Car: The route Hanoi – Bac Ninh – Halong: 155 km. This is the shortest route from Hanoi to Halong by car (about 3 hour drive). The journey is as follow:
– Hanoi along route 5 – T Junction Sai Dong: 10 km.
– Sai Dong along Highway 1 – Bac Ninh: 23 km.
– From Bac Ninh along Highway 18 – Pha Lai Chi Linh – Dong Trieu –Uong Bi – Halong: 122 km.

The route Hanoi – Bac Ninh – Halong: 160 km.
– Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi) along the Noi Bai – Bac Ninh (32km) to Bac Ninh.
– Connect to Highway 18a through Pha Lai, Dong Trieu, Uong Bi to Halong.
+ Bus:
Visitors can book seats on the major bus companies, which are concentrated in Luong Yen bus station or My Dinh bus station, the first bus departs at 6:00 am and the last bus at 17:00 pm (the journey takes between 3- 4 hours). Buses depart from Hanoi to the bus station in Halong Bai Chay, Quang Ninh province.
Ticket prices range from VND 100.000/ guest/seat to VND 200.000 / guest/ bedon sleeping bus.
Trains from Hanoi – Halong:
Guests can take the tourist train HALONG EXPRESS, which departs from the Gia Lam station. It departs at 7:05 AM in the morning, and take about 5 hours to Halong. Ticket price $ 5 / way/ guests (for Vietnamese) and USD 15/way/guests (for foreigners).
Taxi companies:
The 886 Taxi – Mong Cai Taxi: 033 886 886.
Halong: 033 62 62 62.
Hon Gai: 033 84 84 84
Mai Linh: 033 628 628.
Halong bay boat tour:
Guests can buy separated tickets and can charter a boat. With join-in cruise, it costs between VND 100.000 – 150.000/ person. If traveling with a group or family, you should hire a private boat, VND 1.500.000 – 1.700.000 / 4 hour or 6 hour trip (the high season from May to August the price may be higher).
There are 2 types of ticket: 4 hours and 6 hours. 6 hour tour ticket is a bit more expensive but more sites to see and enjoy.



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