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9 Best Luxury Shuttle Bus Services From Hanoi to Halong Bay

Renowned for its breathtaking scenery and limestone caves, Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO Heritage Site and approximately 170 kilometers from Ha Noi, attracts millions of visitors per year.

9 Best Luxury Shuttle Bus Services From Hanoi to Halong Bay

A trip between these two usually takes 2.5 to 3 hours by 10-seater or 16-seater car, locally known as “shuttle bus”, which is also the best way to commute between these two cities. This article will identify the best choices for your trip from Ha Noi to Ha Long Bay.

1. Cô Tô Hà Thành Limousine 

Cô Tô Hà Thành is one of the most popular buses to Ha Long Bay from Ha Noi as it offers the highest number of trips daily at a reasonable price. There is no need to book a seat in advance, except during public holidays when the travel demand surges. Its pick-up and drop-off points are also convenient for international tourists.

  • Fares: VND 200.000 - VND 400.000 (USD 8 - USD 16) depending on the seat position
  • Operating hours: 5 am - 8 pm
  • Phone: 0978 901 901 or 19004501
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/nhaxehanoivandon/

Pick-up/Drop-off points:       

- Ha Noi: 562 Nguyen Van Cu, Long Bien, Ha Noi or Noi Bai Airport    

- Ha Long: Bai Chay, Ha Long.

N.B. If your pick-up/drop-off point is Noi Bai Airport, the fare is VND 400.000 (USD 16).

Ha Thanh Limousin - DCar 9 Seater 

2. Hạ Long Travel Limousine

Hạ Long Travel offers trips at one-hour intervals, meaning you may need to reserve a seat in advance in most cases. This bus's pick-up/drop-off points are located in the city centres of both Ha Noi and Ha Long Bay. Also, they offer free door-to-door shuttle service and free wifi onboard. All you need to do is give them a call and provide them with the address where you want to be picked up.

  • Fares: VND 260.000 - VND 300.000 (USD 11 - USD 13) depending on the seat position.
  • Operating hours: 5 am - 8 pm
  • Phone: 024.7300.4383 or 19000381
  • Website: https://xehalong.vn/

Pick-up/Drop-off points: Door-to-door shuttle service.

Halong travel limousine - Luxury interior 

3. Phúc Xuyên Limousine

Phúc Xuyên is also a bus service between Ha Noi and Ha Long Bay that you should take into consideration. It runs at 1-hour intervals. Not only does it feature free wifi onboard, but it also has a big screen so that everyone can watch the same thing together, especially if you’re travelling as a group of friends. There are phone-charging USB portals beside each seat. 

  • Fares: VND 260.000 - VND 300.000 ($11 - $13) depending on the seat position
  • Operating hours: 4 am - 11 pm
  • Phone: 1900 6799
  • Website: https://phucxuyen.com.vn/

Pick-up/Drop-off points:

- Ha Noi: 87 Cổ Linh, Thạch Bàn, Long Biên, Long Biên, Hà Nội and 55 Dương Đình Nghệ, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội.

- Ha Long Bay: 239 Nguyễn Văn Cừ, Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh.

Phuc Xuyen Luxury Bus

4. Hà Vy Limousine

Hà Vy offers Ha Noi - Ha Long bus services at one-hour intervals. It also features free wifi and mineral water onboard, along with USB charging portals to keep your phone alive during the whole trip.

  • Fares: VND 250.000 - VND 300.000 (USD 11 - USD 13)
  • Phone: 0969.255.255 – 0963.385.385
  • Operating hours: 5 am - 5 pm
  • Website: http://havy.nhaxe.vn
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xevip.hopdong

5. Luxury Trans Vietnam

This is one of the highest rated Ha Noi - Ha Long bus services on vexere.com, a popular website for buying bus tickets in Vietnam. There are only four services from Ha Noi to Ha Long and four services for the way back. However, there are free door-to-door shuttle services within the city center of Ha Long and Ha Noi.

  • Fares: VND 280.000 (USD 12)
  • Phone: 1900 6772
  • Operating hours (subject to change, please call the bus hotline to get the latest updates):
  • Ha Noi - Ha Long: 6 am, 7 am, 8 am, 9 am
  • Ha Long - Ha Noi: 6 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm

Pick-up/drop-off points: 

- Ha Noi: 18 Ấu Triệu, Tonkin Cafe

- Ha Long Bay:  Tuan Chau Island and Hon Gai Port

6. Tâm Bảo Anh Limousine

Tâm Bảo Anh is a common choice for many as it has offered Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay bus services for a relatively long time. Besides its high-quality cars, it also provides free door-to-door shuttle services within the city centres of Ha Long and Ha Noi, so you can save a great deal of money spent on taxi rides.

  • Fares: VND 180.000 - VND 220.000 (USD 7.5 - USD 9)
  • Phone: 0961802802
  • Operating hours: 6 am - 6 pm (last departure from Ha Long Bay) and 8 pm (last departure from Ha Noi).
  • Pick-up/Drop-off points: Door-to-door shuttle service

7. Hoàng Phú Limousine

Hoàng Phú Limousine is one of the few options that allows you to book tickets online in advance. However, the website is in Vietnamese only, so make sure you understand the information in the website before booking a ticket.

  • Fares: VND 220.000 - VND 270.000 (USD 9 - USD 12)
  • Phone: 1900 1085 - 0973 244 078
  • Website: https://xehoangphu.vn/ 
  • Operating hours: 5 am - 9 pm
  • Pick-up/Drop-off points: door-to-door shuttle service

8. Vân Đồn Xanh Limousine

Vân Đồn Xanh is another option that has a website where you can purchase tickets. Tickets bought online are 5% cheaper than those sold at the bus station. Their website has an English version, which can help you easily book tickets. The interval between each journey is 1 hour.

  • Fares: VND 250.000 - VND 300.000 (USD 11 - USD 13)
  • Phone: 02033.991.991 -  0964.240.240
  • Website: https://vandonxanh.com
  • Operating hours: 5 am - 9 pm

Pick-up/Drop-off points:

- Ha Noi: 17/214 Nguyễn Xiển, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội

- Ha Long: 2/16 Nguyễn Văn Cừ, Hạ Long

9. Hoàng Công Limousine 

Hoàng Công Limousine is one of the few buses to offer trips between Ha Noi and Ha Long at 30-minute intervals. This means that you’ll be likely to get a seat even without booking tickets in advance. They also have free door-to-door shuttle service within the city centre. 

  • Fares: VND 200.000 (USD 9) 
  • Phone: 19000 392 -  0961 111 112 
  • Operating hours: 3am - 8pm
  • Website: https://nhaxehoangcong.com/
  • Pick-up/Drop-off points: Door-to-door shuttle service

There are two things to keep in mind before you go:

  • First, it is necessary to write down important information, especially your destination in Vietnamese, as most drivers cannot speak English.
  • Second, you should kindly ask the driver to tell you when to get off the bus because there is no bus stop announcement; otherwise, you’ll end up somewhere different from your desired destination. All of the buses mentioned above are air-conditioned and have good amenities, such as free mineral water, so you can enjoy the 3-hour trip between Ha Noi and Ha Long Bay.

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