Cat Ba Transportation: Travel & Get Around

As known as the sparkling pearl of the Gulf of Tonkin, Cat Ba Island is one of the most significant destinations that can’t be ignored when visiting Vietnam. Surrounded by the Waterland, Cat Ba Island provides visitors with various ways of transfer. In recent years, the Cat Ba transportation system has been significantly upgraded thanks to the blooming of the tourism industry.


How to get to Cat Ba Island

Currently, there are many means of transportation to Cat Ba Island, you can choose to go from Hai Phong or Ha Long and Hanoi. From Hai Phong to Cat Ba is the most time-saving route, but if you want to see the scenery of the Gulf of Tonkin, moving from Ha Long or Hanoi will be the more ideal choice.

From Hai Phong to Cat Ba Island

Which is not too far from Hai Phong City center, about 30km to the Southeast, if traveling from Hai Phong, you will have 2 options to get to Cat Ba Island:

Transportation Time Price
Speedboat/ Hydrofoil
(From Ben Binh)
45 - 60 minutes ~11 USD/Person
Cable car 8 minutes ~7 USD/Adult
~5 USD/Child

From Halong to Cat Ba Island

One of the highly recommended routes to Cat Ba is from Halong. You will have 2 choices to choose from:

  • From Tuan Chau Port, you board a speedboat to Gia Luan wharf island in Cat Ba with a fare of about 80,000 VND/pax
  • Cat Ba Island also opens to welcome lots of overnight cruises to stay. Therefore you can choose an overnight cruise that has a visit to Cat Ba Island in its itinerary. These cruises often begin at Tuan Chau Port (Halong Bay) and then move toward the heart of Cat Ba Island for overnight and visiting. (And if you have to move to the speedboat to visit Cat Ba Island, the price of it is also included in each package)

There will be many different prices as well as different cruise services in Ha Long. You can easily choose from luxury cruises to budget cruises for your trip with BestPrice Travel.

From Hanoi to Cat Ba Island

Hanoi is also an exciting starting point for a trip to Cat Ba Island. The most popular route includes Hanoi – Cat Ba by luxury bus or private car (depending on your request if privacy is important to you). You will travel to Halong by them, then cruise to Cat Ba Island. Another way to save time but extravagantly is experiencing the seaplane from Hanoi.

Transportation Time Price
Luxury bus 2.5 - 3 hours 15 USD/Pax
Shuttle bus 2.5 - 3 hours 20 USD/Pax
Seaplane 45 - 60 minutes 370 USD/Pax

If you want to book a private car, please contact with BestPrice Travel Team to get more information and the guarantee about it. BestPrice also provides all of the transit services above!


How to get around on Cat Ba Island

It is effortless to travel around Cat Ba since rental cars, taxis, motorbikes, buses, and cruise boats are always available in the town. You can depend on the useful information below to choose the perfect transportation on Cat Ba Island to visit during your trip:

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