Transportation

Hanoi to Halong Bay by Helicopter

Similar to seaplane, helicopter is a fantastic means of transport offering you a quick 45-minute ride from Hanoi to Halong Bay.

Hanoi to Halong Bay by Helicopter

During the flight, you will have a chance to contemplate the spectacular landscapes of Red River Delta and Halong Bay from above. It costs around $390/pax/one-way flight from Hanoi to Halong Bay and US$80/person for an 8-minute helicopter ride to Halong Bay. This article provides you with a detailed guide about transfer Hanoi - Halong Bay by helicopter with estimated prices, booking methods, and essential tips so you could get better prepared for your next trip to Halong Bay.

Overview 

Helicopter ride is an alternative to a seaplane flight for transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay. This way of transport is more convenient as you can take the flight from Gia Lam airport and thus do not need to go to Noi Bai airport for a seaplane flight.

Hanoi - Halong Bay helicopter service is provided by the Northern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH). The company's helicopter fleet includes EC155 B1, MI-172, and MI-17-1V, all are well-equipped with innovative technology and facilities. Besides helicopter service for tourism, VNH also provides oil and gas support, the MIA program, and other services like taking photos, shooting, surveying projects, and giving emergency aid.

Additionally, guests taking a scheduled helicopter ride from Hanoi to Halong Bay can also get a bird's eye view over Halong Bay with an 8-minute flight.

Hanoi - Halong Bay by helicopter 

From Gia Lam airport, you get on MI-17 or MI-172 helicopter. After listening to brief safety instructions, the crew takes you on a 45-minute flight over an altitude of 300m. You will have the opportunity to capture majestic views of Red river, Duong river, the plains, and Halong Bay.

The price is around $390/pax/one way without an 8-minute helicopter ride over Halong Bay.

How to book

To book a helicopter flight from Hanoi to Halong Bay, you can contact VNH company directly or through travel agencies based in Hanoi.

  • Address: 1 Nguyen Van Linh street, Gia Thuy ward, Long Bien district, Hanoi 
  • Tel: 043 877 1410
  • Email: sales.vhnn@vnh.com.vn
  • Website: vnh.com.vn

Note: It is a great option for a helicopter and cruise combo. You can choose a day cruise or an overnight cruise depending on your preferences.

Halong Bay helicopter tour 

Photo: TrucThang.vn

There are two aircraft used for sightseeing tours on Halong Bay. Options include 8-minute, 12-minute, 25-minute, and 40-minute helicopter flights with different prices. The maximum capacity for each ride is 12 people including the pilot and passengers.

Types of flights

Helicopter flight route

Estimated price

8-minute helicopter flight 

Tuan Chau - Thien Cung cave - Fighting Cock islet - Van Boi islet - Tung Lam island - Chan Voi islet - Tuan Chau

US$80/pp

12-minute helicopter flight

Tuan Chau - Thien Cung cave - Fighting Cock islet - Titop island - Bai Tu Long bay - Reu island - Tuan Chau

US$121/pp

25-minute helicopter flight

Tuan Chau - Thien Cung cave - Dau Go cave - Titop island - Sung Sot cave - Dong Tien lake - Drum cave - Cua Van fishing village - Vung Vieng fishing village - Cong Do island - Bai Tu Long national park - Reu island - Tuan Chau

US$246/pp

40-minute helicopter flight

Tuan Chau - Thien Cung cave – Fighting Cock islet - Titop island - Sung Sot cave - Dong Tien lake - Drum cave - Cua Van fishing village - Dark & Bright cave - Vung Ha beach - Vung Vieng fishing village - Cong Dam island - Cong Do island - Bai Tu Long national park - Bai Chay bridge - Halong park - Reu island - Tuan Chau.

US$379/pp

How to book 

You can buy tickets directly at ticket counters in Helipad Halong, Tuan Chau, through the company's website, or through travel agencies like TrucThang.vn (Available in Vietnamese only).

The reverse route from Halong Bay to Hanoi

For a reverse helicopter flight from Halong Bay to Hanoi, you can book directly with VNH company or through travel agencies. Besides, if you book a combo of a helicopter ride and cruise vacation, a transfer service will be offered with charges.

VNH company contact:

  • Address: 1 Nguyen Van Linh street, Gia Thuy ward, Long Bien district, Hanoi 
  • Tel: 043 877 1410
  • Email: sales.vhnn@vnh.com.vn
  • Website: vnh.com.vn

Important notes

  • Visitors with specific problems such as acrophobia and heart diseases and the elderly should not take this service.
  • Only 2-year-old children and above are qualified to take the flight.
  • You need to bring along your passport, ID card and birth certificate for children.

Local tips

  • You should read policies about luggage, cancellation, delay, and so on to avoid unexpected situations.
  • Do not pack too many items and clothes.
  • Pack a high-quality camera to capture beautiful views from above.
  • It is ideal for you to choose a combo of helicopter and cruise vacation for a better price and experience.

More information on how to get from Hanoi to Halong bay.

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