Hanoi is 160 km from Halong Bay and the journey by bus from Hanoi takes around 4 hours. Bus services terminate at Bai Chay bus station which is near to Halong town, and the start of the bridge to Tuan Chau island.
Bus Times Hanoi to Halong Bay
There are 12 bus services a day from Hanoi to Halong Bay which can book online.
|05:45||09:45||Tuan Chau SSB||$ 14.08||Grouptour|
|05:45||09:45||Bai Chay station||$ 14.08||Grouptour|
|07:30||11:30||Tuan Chau SSB||$ 14.08||Grouptour|
|07:30||11:30||Bai Chay station||$ 14.08||Grouptour|
|09:30||13:30||Tuan Chau SSB||$ 14.08||Grouptour|
|09:30||13:30||Bai Chay station||$ 14.08||Grouptour|
|12:30||16:30||Tuan Chau SSB||$ 14.08||Grouptour|
|12:30||16:30||Bai Chay station||$ 14.08||Grouptour|
|14:30||18:30||Tuan Chau SSB||$ 14.08||Grouptour|
|14:30||18:30||Bai Chay station||$ 14.08||Grouptour|
|17:30||21:30||Tuan Chau SSB||$ 14.08||Grouptour|
|17:30||21:30||Bai Chay station||$ 14.08||Grouptour|
Buy Tickets to Halong Bay
Use the Search Form to buy tickets from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
Hanoi SSB Bus Stop
All services to Halong Bay depart from Hanoi SSB bus station at 16 Hang Chinh street.
Tuan Chau SSB SSB Bus Stop
Bai Chay Bus Station
Travel to Halong Bay
Ferry services around Halong Bay depart from the marina on Tuan Chau Island and the Tourist Ferry Pier in Halong Town. Unless you have a specific ferry or tour to take from Tuan Chau Island your best option is to head to Bai Chay bus station and take a motorbike taxi from there to the Tourist Ferry Pier in Halong Town as there a wider range of services operating from that pier.
There are many island in Halong Bay (1,969) some large, some small and a very wide range of different cruise and tour options on sale. Depending upon your budget, how much research have done about where you want to go, and what you want to see ,you may be best off initially going to Cat Ba island which is located in the bay and exploring the other islands from there.