Hanoi to Halong bay transportation

Ha Long bay boasts to be a “must see” destination in Vietnam, especially those visits North of Vietnam. The World Natural Wonder located 170 km from the East of Hanoi with around 3,5 hours driving from Hanoi center and 4hours from Noi Bai airport with 30minutes short break on way.

How to get to Halong bay from Hanoi or Noi bai airport ? There are multiple choices that can be suite any budget and traveling purpose.

Halong bay

By Private Car

Travelling by private car considers the best choice as its flexibility, safety, quality and valuable rates. It also seem be uniquely way to reach Ha Long bay from Noi Bai airport despite the taxi collection as it is indeed unsafe enough because of old age, careless drivers and non-competitive price.

Almost the same taxi cost, you have your own quality car, be greeted by friendly & helpful driver, 24 hours English Speaking assistance and useful consultancy… This means of transfer is really worth for your expense.

Private car pricelist

***NOTE: Return is the round trip same day. For more days, cost must be added overnight fee below. For Ex: Route Noibai - Halong 2 days for Sedan, the total cost = $125 (return ) + $30 (overnight) = $155.

RouteTransferSedanSUVVanMercedes E SeriesBMW 7 Series

Noi Bai Airport – Ha Long Bay

One way90110130280485

Hanoi Center – Ha Long Bay

One way85105125190415
Overnight/night 303545170135
Overtime/hours 57103445


  • Surcharge 5US$/car for late and/or early service from 17:00 to 6:00 Am next day
  • Rate in US$ for per car, included driver, fuel, toll fees, mineral water & tissue on car.
  • The rates may be changed without notice.
  • Driver speaks mainly Vietnamese but on-phone assistance is available 24/7
  • All luxury drivers can speak English

By Shuttle Bus

This type of transfer is available for departing from Hanoi center only. The shuttle bus can be understood as “tourist bus”, leaving Hanoi around 08:00 and return at 12:00 from Ha Long bay everyday. If your hotel located in Hanoi Old Quarter, you will be picking up from the hotel; otherwise, you have to take a taxi to meeting point. There are maximum 14 people on shuttle bus – the Ford Transit minivan.

Meeting point in Hanoi: In front of Opera House, N0 1 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi
Ending point in Ha Long Bay: Bai Chay habour
Cost: 12US$/person/way.

By Public Bus

It is normally using by local people, departing from fix stations, which located outside Hanoi center. Traveling by public bus, you need to take taxi to the stations and buy the ticket. The buses depart hourly and arrival Ha Long station after more than 4 hours driving.

Departing from Hanoi: Gia Lam or Luong Yen Stations
Arrival in Ha Long Bay: Ha Long Bus Station.
Cost: 100.000VND (5US$) per person/per way

Notes: Some years ago, there was a tourist express train from Hanoi to Ha Long bay at rate 10US$/person/way. However, it was closed as ineffectiveness

By Seaplane

Ha Long owns thousands of islands, emerged from the emerald green water and everyone agree that the stunning Ha Long bay would be perfect if admire from above. However, charter helicopter is rather expensive, it makes Ha Long Bay seem be a haughty girl, challenging any guy discover her reality beauty!

The first Seaplane service not only gives you opportunity to admire stunning Ha Long Bay but also marvelous Nha Trang bay from above at reasonable rates. Don’t hesitate, let’s to be the first guy explores magnificent scenery of natural wonders of the world– Ha Long Bay and one of the most beautiful bays in the world – Nha Trang.

Seaplane information

A seaplane is a powered fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing (alighting) on water.

Fleet: Newest model of UAS Cessna Grand Caravan 208B-EX
Capacity: 02 seats for pilots & 09~12 premium seats for passenger.
Cabin baggage: 7kg for SIC (seat-in-coach) & 20kg for charter
Lunching estimate:

  • September 2014: Lunching Ha Noi to Ha Long Bay route
  • December 2014: Lunching Ho Chi Minh City - Mui Ne – Nha Trang route

Routes & Schedules

  • Ha Noi (Gia Lam airport) – Ha Long Bay (Tuan Chau Marina):

It takes about 30 minutes flying from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay. You can choose two options as below:

  • Option 1- “Transfer plus sign-seeing”: This option included flying from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay and 15’ flying in Ha Long Bay.
  • Option 2 - “Transfer only”: If you take this option, it means that you just fly from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay as means of travel.

When you are in Ha Long Bay, there are two different itineraries for your choices to explore Ha Long bay from above.

  • Tour route code S25: Tuan Chau Island – Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay - Tuan Chau Island with 25’ flying.
  • Tour route code S40: Tuan Chau island – Ha Long Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay – Tuan Chau island with 40’ flying.

Schedule & rates

Travel types



Mon to Tue

Fri to Sun

Prices (US$)



Transfer only

Hanoi – Halong Bay


11:40 – 12:10

11:40 – 12:10



Ha Long - Hanoi


10:50 – 11:25
        16:30 – 17:00

10:50 – 11:25
        16:30 – 17:00

Transfer plussigh-seeing

Hanoi – Halong


09:00 – 09:45

08:45 – 09:30
        09:00 – 09:45



Sightseeing S25

Ha Long – Lan Ha Bay


10:15 ~ 10:40
         14:00 ~ 14:25
         14:45 ~ 15:10
         15:30 ~ 15:55

10:20 ~ 10:45
        11:05 ~ 11:30
        11:50 ~ 12:15
        14:00 ~ 14:25
        14:45 ~ 15:10
        15:30 ~ 15:55



Sightseeing S40

Ha Long – Bai Tu Long






Type of helicopterMax capacity(N0 of seats)Charter rates (US$/helicopter)
One wayReturn
EC 155 B11211.94012,250


Price policies

  • The price in US$, applied for per person, per way, excluding 10% of VAT.
  • The prices excluded transfer service to and/or from hotel to departure airport and vice versa.
  • Prices not include any taxes, fees or charges related to air transport service of any state agency airport or any other third -party.
  • The prices can be changed without prior notice.

Cancellation/Amendment policies

Cancellation or amendment including change passenger name, flight, flight time and departure time, are defined as follows:


Types of ticket

Economy class


Change name

Allowance with fee

Not allow

Change route

Allowance with fee

Allowance with fee

Change date of departure

Allowance with fee

Allowance with fee

Change flight

Allowance with fee

Allowance with fee

Ticket refund

Allowance with fee

Not allow

Hand luggage



Boarding procedure

  • Please be present at check-in counters of us at least thirty (30) minutes prior to scheduled departure and we will close fifteen (15) minutes before scheduled departure.
  • Please, bring along with you your validity passport with visa for boarding procedure.
  • No-show: If you do not do the procedure on time, or not on the aircraft before the aircraft departure, the freight you paid will not be refunded to you for any reason.

For booking or further detail information, please contact us at: info@vietnamairporttransfer.com for clearance.