The distance from Hanoi to Halong Bay is about 170 km. It takes around 3.5 hours by shuttle bus, including haft-hour for break time. If you go on private car, it takes around 3 hours. Alternatively, there is another route which only takes you about 2.5 hours. You can hire a car or buy a ticket of a VIP bus to travel from Hanoi city centre to Halong Bay using the new Hanoi - Hai Phong highway. The distance between Hanoi - Halong shortens to 150km. There will be a fee of 6.5 USD/turn/car for the new highway, making the price a little bit higher than the another. You can read more detail how to travel from hanoi to Halong Bay here
The distance from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh is 200km & it takes around 5 hours to travel due to the low-quality traffic system. There are 02 ways to get to Ninh Binh from Halong Bay:
The ticket's rate for the bus Halong Bay- Ninh Binh is quite cheap, only 10USD/Person. However, the bus will not pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. You have to come to the meeting point before departure time of the bus. Additionally, the quality of the service is very low since the buses are operated by local people who do not know how to serve foreign tourists, and do not speak English. So, taking the bus is not recommended to avoid the unhappy time of your journey in Vietnam
Book the private car is the best way to get to Ninh Binh from Halong Bay due to following reason
The rate for the private car from Halong to Ninh Binh:
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Whenever you travel, it's highly advised to carry insect repellent, hand sanitizer, aspirin/paracetamol, medicines for stomach troubles, etc. And don't forget to bring your Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, cash or credit card, etc.
Cat Bi Airport is located in Hai Phong city, about 50km from Halong Bay. It takes about 1 hour to trave from Halong Bay to the airport thank to new highways which have just been opened recently.
Cruises end at 4 difference ports which belong to Halong or Hai Phong, and you can choose either private or shuttle bus.
It is about 200km from Halong to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi. You can either take a private car or shuttle bus
There is a highway from Hai Phong to Hanoi. It takes only about 2 hours. You can choose to travel with private car or shuttle bus provied by some Halong cruises.
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1. Vietnam Visa Approval Letter
Information to get visa offer will be sent in confirmation email. Once you receive the email, please provide the information of your passport for visa process. The process will take about 2 – 3 working days so please advise at least 4 working days before arrival date into Viet Nam.
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2. Hanoi Street food tour:
After booking a cruise with offer for Hanoi Street food tour,please reconfirm with the travel consultant if you would like to take part into the tour:
In case, you do not confirm to take the offer of visa or Hanoi street food tour, these offer will be automatically cancelled and considered as not available.