Distance & Travel Time from Hanoi to Halong Bay [Updated 2024]

April 04, 2024 - 1266 views

What is the exact distance from Hanoi to Halong Bay? How long does it take to travel between the two places? In this guide, Bestprice Travel will give you a detailed answer.

  • The map distance between Hanoi and Halong Bay is about 170 km
  • The travel time from Hanoi to Halong Bay is about 2.5 hours
  • The Hanoi to Tuan Chau pier distance is about 150 km 
  • It would take about 155 km from Hanoi center to Halong International Cruise Port
  • The distance from Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay is about 190 km

From Hanoi, it would take you about 170 km or 2.5 hours to reach Ha Tu Ward, Halong City (next to the Halong Bay area). However, this route is not widely opted for. Instead, most travelers would get to Tuan Chau Pier or Halong International Cruise Port and take a cruise to travel around Halong Bay.

 

Hanoi to Tuan Chau Pier, Halong Bay Distance

  • Distance: about 150 km 
  • Travel time: 2 - 2.5 hrs

Located 8 km to the Northwest of Halong Bay, Tuan Chau Pier is the largest and most popular pier where hundreds of cruises come and go. From Hanoi center, you can take a 2.5-hour road trip to the pier, then do a cruise tour to Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba Island, etc.

Tuan Chau Pier

Tuan Chau Pier

Hanoi - Halong cruises that depart from Tuan Chau Pier

Cruise Price
Peony Cruise From US $153 /pax
Paradise Elegance Cruise From US $170 /pax
Mon Cheri Cruise
From US $175 /pax
Orchid Classic Cruise From US $186 /pax
Stellar of the Seas
From US $307 /pax

 

Hanoi to Halong International Cruise Port Distance

  • Distance: about 155 km 
  • Travel time: 2 - 3 hrs

Halong International Cruise Port, which lies about 155 km from Hanoi center, is also the departure point of many cruises in Halong Bay. There, you could do a cruise tour to several attractions within the bay’s area, such as Bai Tu Long Bay, Vung Vieng fishing village, Trung Trang Cave, etc.

Halong International Cruise Port

Halong International Cruise Port

Hanoi - Halong Cruises that depart from Halong International Cruise Port

Cruise Price
Lily Cruise From US $148 /pax
Scarlet Pearl Cruise From US $170 /pax
Athena Cruise
From US $174 /pax
Dragon Legend Cruise
From US $198 /pax

 

What Is The Distance from Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay?

The map distance between Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) and Halong Bay is about 190 km. Yet if you travel from Hanoi Airport to Tuan Chau Pier or Halong International Cruise Port, the distance and travel time would vary slightly.

Arrival location Distance Travel Time
Tuan Chau Pier About 172 km 2.5 - 3 hrs
Halong International Cruise Port
About 180 km 2.5 - 3.5 hrs

>> Discover more in the comprehensive guide Hanoi Airport to Halong Bay: 4 Fast & Safe Ways to Transfer

 

FAQ About The Distance from Hanoi to Halong Bay

1. How can I travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay? 

There are five ways to get to Halong Bay from Hanoi, including by luxury shuttle bus, private car, seaplane, motorbike and train. While luxury shuttle buses are suitable for most types of travelers, the others could meet some specific demands.

>> You can learn more about how to travel between Hanoi and Halong Bay at Hanoi to Halong Bay: 5 Best Ways to Travel 2024

2. What are the most recommended vehicles to Halong Bay from Hanoi? 

Luxury shuttle buses are the most recommended vehicles from Hanoi to Halong Bay, as they offer great comfort at reasonable prices. 

>> For availability, prices, and services, please go to Hanoi to Halong Bay Luxury Shuttle Bus: Schedule & Price 2024

3. Can I fly to Halong Bay from Hanoi?

Yes, However, as there are no direct flights to Halong Bay from Hanoi Airport, you would have to take a seaplane from Hanoi Airport to the bay. 

>> For detailed information about Halong Bay seaplane, please to go Seaplane Hanoi to Halong Bay: Fantastic Way to Experience

4. Is a Hanoi - Halong Bay day trip possible?

Yes, many day tours by cruise such as Amethyst, Jade Sails, Wonder Bay Cruise, etc. are now available in Halong Bay. They would take you to several attractions such as Vung Vieng Fishing Village, Trung Trang Cave, etc. and back to Hanoi by the end of the day. 

>> Dive into Top 10 Best Halong Bay Day Cruise & Trips from Hanoi 2024 and decide which is the best for you

5. What is the distance from Hanoi center to Halong Bay?

The distance from Hanoi center to Halong Bay is about 170 km, according to Google Maps’ result. Yet, the route on the Maps is not widely recommended. If planning to visit Halong Bay, it would be wise that you choose to travel from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Pier or Halong International Cruise and take a cruise around the bay area.

 

Above is detailed information about the distance from Hanoi to Halong Bay. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

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