Transportation

Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay by Bus, Taxi and Limousine

Transferring to Halong Bay is pretty easy now thanks to the advanced transportation system. Halong also has its own Van Don airport but most small, domestic airports throughout Vietnam do not have direct flights to this airport. Therefore, local visitors from the south and foreigners often take flights to Noi Bai international airport (Hanoi) and then continue to transfer to Halong Bay.

Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay by Bus, Taxi and Limousine

The four most popular and convenient ways to get from Hanoi airport to Halong Bay are: by coach, by Limousine, by taxi, and by seaplane. Below is a comprehensive guide providing you with the necessary information to get to Halong Bay from Hanoi airport.

Location

Noi Bai international airport is located in the suburban area, around 35km from Hanoi city center to the northwest. Halong Bay area is around 10km from the Halong city center. It comprises 4 main parts: Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, and Cat Ba island.

Distance and travel time

The distance between Noi Bai international airport and Halong Bay is 190km. It usually takes 3 hours to transfer following Noi Bai - Halong Expressway.

RoutesDistanceTravel time (est)
Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) to Halong bay190 km2h42m
Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) to Bai Tu Long bay175 km2h22m
Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) to Lan Ha bay139 km1h50m
Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) to Cat Ba Island143 km1h52m

Options to transfer from Noi Bai international airport to Halong City

Bus from Noi Bai to Halong Bay 

By Coach (Anbasco Noibai Services)

Cost: VND 270.000 - VND 400.000/pax/ one way

Tel: 0936 318 736

Email: noibaiservices2808@gmail.com

Transferring by 45-seater coaches and 16-seater buses is a convenient option if you travel on a budget. Anbasco Noibai Services offers hourly buses from Noi Bai international airport to Halong City from 7 am to 7 pm every day.

45-seater coach schedule 

- Noi Bai - Halong: 7:30, 9:30, 11:30, 14:00, 16:00, 17:30, 18:45

- Halong - Noi Bai: 6:30, 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30

16-seater bus schedule

- Noi Bai - Halong: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 18:00, 19:00

- Halong - Noi Bai: 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00

By Limousine

Cô Tô Limousine Noi Bai 

Cost: VND 400.000 - VND 450.000/pax/ one way (US$17 - US$20/pax/one way)

Limousine 9-seater bus is the first choice for many foreigners thanks to reasonable prices and a high level of comfort. The bus is equipped with comfortable, soft leather seats and other modern facilities. You can enjoy a spacious leg space. Drivers are mostly bilingual and can assist you effectively.

Co To Limousine

  • Point of departure: Counter 9, Lobby E, Terminal 1, Noi Bai airport
  • Points of arrival: Muong Thanh hotel; Khách KFC Halong 123 Kenh Liem street; Tuan Chau welcome gate
  • Schedule: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 8:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:30, 17:30
  • Tel: 1900 7070

Tam Bao Anh Limousine

  • Point of departure: Counter 9, Lobby E, Terminal 1, Noi Bai airport
  • Points of arrival: 583 Nguyen Van Cu – 
  • Halong; Tuan Chau welcome gate, Muong Thanh roundabout; Hon Gai port 6A Le Thanh Tong street
  • Schedule: 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00
  • Tel: 0961 802 802 or 0936 802 802

By private taxi

Cost: VND 1.200.000 - VND 1.500.000/ one way (US$52 - US$65/one way)

Private taxi is a very convenient means of transfer if you have a good budget and do not want to wait for scheduled buses. It also provides the utmost privacy. Taxis Noi Bai - Halong are available right at the arrival area of the airport. You should check the price before booking.

Taxis are available at all arrival gates at Noi Bai Airport 

Recommended brands: Mai Linh (green), Viet Thanh (blue-red-while) - (024)8588.4688.

By seaplane

Cost: From USD 175/pax

The most expensive and extraordinary way to get from Hanoi airport to Halong is to take a seaplane flight. This service is exclusively provided by Hai Au aviation. The whole journey lasts 45 minutes flying over Hong Delta and allows you to contemplate the picturesque scenery.

  • Point of departure: Counter E09, Lobby E, Terminal 1, Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Point of arrival: No T7 Tuan Chau Commercial Urban Area, Tuan Chau Ward, Halong City, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam
  • Tel: +84 962 069 689

Comparison of transport modes

Means of transport

Average cost

Pros

Cons

Coach

VND 270.000 - VND 400.000/pax/ one way

(US$10 - US$17/pax/ one

- Cheap

- Convenient with high frequency of coaches

- Suitable for independent travelers and large groups

- It can be a bit crowded

Limousine car

VND 400.000 - VND 450.000/pax/ one way (US$17 - US$20/pax/one way)

- Comfortable

- Not crowded

- Suitable for couples, small groups

- Price is a bit higher than a 45-seater coach

Private taxi

VND 1.200.000 - VND 1.500.000/ one way

(US$52 - US$65/ one way)

- Comfortable

- Flexible in time and route

- Suitable for families with children, small group

- Quite expensive

Seaplane

Starting from USD 175/pax/ one way

- Exciting experience

- Fast and comfortable

- It can easily be fully booked

- High price

 Reverse route: Halong bay to Hanoi Airport

Your transport options for the reverse route Halong to Hanoi airport are mostly the same. So if you have a clear travel plan, you should book roundtrip tickets. Otherwise, you can easily take a Limousine car, bus or private taxi from the Halong city center to Noi Bai international airport. 

By 9-seater Limousine:

  • Co To Limousine, tel: 1900 7070
  • Tam Bao Anh Limousine, tel: 0961802802 

By 45 and 16-seater buses:

  • Anbasco Noibai Services, tel: 0936 318 736 

By private taxi:

  • Taxi Mai Linh, tel: 033 3628628
  • Taxi Hồng Gai, tel: 033 3848484
  • Taxi Halong, tel: 033 3626262

FAQs

What is the distance between Hanoi airport and Halong bay?

The distance between Hanoi airport and Halong Bay is 190 kilometers (118 miles).

Are there any shuttle buses to Halong bay from Hanoi airport?

Yes, Anbasco Noibai services provide 45-seater coaches and 16-seater buses from Hanoi airport to Halong Bay and vice versa. Tel: 0936 318 736.

Can I travel by train from Hanoi airport to Halong bay?

No, if you want to transfer by train, you need to go to Hanoi city center and take a train from Yen Vien station to Halong. This is a quite uncommon way of transport.

How much is a taxi from Hanoi airport to Halong?

The price for a taxi from Hanoi airport to Halong city is from VND 1.200.000 - VND 1.500.000/ one way (US$52 - US$65/one way).

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