A Guide to Airports Near Halong Bay
There are 3 airports close to Halong Bay that you can fly into. It’s even possible to fly into Halong Bay directly via seaplane!
Map of Airports near Halong Bay
In this article, we will start with the airport that is closest and most convenient to go to Halong Bay and we will end with the one that is farthest away.
Distance and travel time
|Airport||Distance to Halong Bay||Travel Time|
|Van Don International Airport (Quang Ninh)||53 km||35-45 minutes|
|Cat Bi International Airport (Hai Phong)||65 km||1 hour - 1h15'|
|Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi)||193 km||2-3 hours|
1. Van Don International Airport
Inside Van Don Airport (Photo: Zing.vn)
Van Don International Airport (Sân bay quốc tế Vân Đồn) is the newly constructed airport built to serve the area surrounding Halong Bay. It’s around 53 km (32 miles) away from Halong city with a brand new express way connecting the two. Estimated travel time from the airport to the Halong city is 35 to 45 minutes. If you travel to Halong bay from Ho Chi Minh city, it is recommended that you fly to Van Don Airport for time and money saving.
- Location: Doan Ket, Van Don, Quang Ninh (Maps and directions)
- Official website: http://vdia.com.vn/
- Pros: Closest airport to Halong bay, less travel time. (53 km, 40 minute transfer)
- Cons: Not many international flight options.
As of March 26, 2022, all flights to Van Don airport below are resumed.
|Vietnam Airlines||Van Don- Ho Chi Minh city||15:45||17:50|
|Vietnam Airlines||Ho Chi Minh City- Van Don||13:00||15:05|
|Bamboo Airways||Van Don - Ho Chi Minh City||11:50||14:00|
|Bamboo Airways||Ho Chi Minh City-Van Don||08:50||11:10|
|Vietjet Air||Van Don-Ho Chi Minh City||09:50||12:05|
|Vietjet Air||Ho Chi Minh City - Van Don||07:00||09:15|
|Bamboo Airways||Taipei-Van Don||Coming soon|
|Vietnam Airlines||Incheon-Van Don||Coming soon|
|Vietnam Airlines||Bangkok-Van Don||Coming soon|
|Vietnam Airlines||Tokyo-Van Don||Coming soon|
Free Bus from Van Don To Halong:
There are two FREE bus routes running between Van Don Airport and Halong bay:
- 14A (55km, follows QL 18): Starts from Công Viên Hoa Hạ Long at Lê Thánh Tông, P. Bạch Đằng, Tp. Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh (Map) to Van Don Airport.
- 14B (72km, follows Halong-Van Don highway): Start from Sunworld Complex Ha Long to Van Don Airport.
How to book:
Book online: http://phucxuyen.com.vn/bussanbay or by phone: 02033 55 66 99.
Bus route map:
2. Cat Bi International Airport
This airport services the 3rd biggest city of Vietnam: Hai Phong. The distance between Hai Phong and Halong Bay is around 65 km (40 miles). See our ‘How to get there: Hai Phong to Halong Bay’ section for more information on how to get to Halong Bay from Hai Phong.
- Location: Hai An, Hai Phong (Maps and directions)
- Official website: Catbiairport.vn
- Pros: There are many direct international flights from Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok to Hai Phong. Cat Bi airport location is convenient for those who plan to visit Cat Bat Island and Lan Ha Bay (27 km and 30 minute transfer)
- Cons: Still not many international flight options in comparison to Noi Bai airport.
|Vietnam Airlines||Ho Chi Minh City-Hai Phong||06:00||08:00|
|Vietjet Air||Da Nang- Hai Phong||08:30||09:45|
|Bamboo Airways||Nha Trang-Hai Phong||17:00||18:45|
|Bamboo Airways||Qui Nhon- Hai Phong||12:10||13:45|
|Vietjet Air||Da Lat - Hai Phong||13:15||15:00|
|Vietjet Air||Phu Quoc - Hai Phong||13:10||15:15|
|Vietjet Air||Seoul (ICN) - Hai Phong||07:15||09:40|
|Vietjet Air||Bangkok - Hai Phong||15:20||17:15|
|Donghai Airlines||Shenzhen - Hai Phong||00:20||01:30|
3. Noi Bai International Airport
Noi Bai airport is the busiest airport in Northern Vietnam.
Noi Bai services the capital of Vietnam: Hanoi. The distance between Hanoi and Halong Bay is around 193 km (120 miles). See our guide on taking a bus to Halong bay from Noi Bai.
- Location: Phú Minh, Sóc Sơn, Hà Nội (Maps and directions)
- Official website: http://noibaiairport.vn/HOME/Default.aspx
- Pros: Plenty of domestic and international flight options.
- Cons: Transfer time is longer than flying into Cat Bi Airport and Van Don airport (193km, 2-2.5 hours of transfer time)
|Vietnam Airlines||Kuala Lumpur- Hanoi||19:10||21:25|
|Japan Airlines||Tokyo (NRT) -Hanoi||18:25||22:15|
|Vietjet Air||Seoul (ICN) -Hanoi||06:25||08:55|
|Vietnam Airlines||London (LHR)-Hanoi||11:10||04:35 (+1 day)|
|Hong Kong Airlines||Hong Kong- Hanoi||16:05||17:05|
Notes: Please note that all times are local times. The schedules above are subject to change, you can contact the airlines directly for latest information.
Last updated: March 26, 2022
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