Tripadvisor traveler choice Traveler choice

Fly from Hanoi to Halong Bay: Guide to Book the Best Flight

October 06, 2023 - 2593 views

When it comes to how to get to Halong Bay from Hanoi, now tourists are offered a wide range of means of transport. If you like to have new experiences, a flight may be a good choice, as it allows you to get to Ha Long in the shortest time plus have a panoramic view of the World Heritage from above. Is it interesting to you? Keep reading to know more.


With a distance of about 170 km, there is no direct commercial flight between Hanoi and Halong Bay. However, you can fly to Halong Bay from Hanoi by seaplane or helicopter, which is a new great experience to explore the spectacular bay from a bird's-eye view.

Hanoi to Halong Bay flight

View from flight Hanoi - Halong Bay

Furthermore, Hanoi Airport (Noi Bai Airport) also is an airport near Halong Bay. So you can get to Halong Bay by flying to Noi Bai airport and then taking a car or bus to Halong Bay; it's a popular way for many tourists to visit Halong Bay.


Fly from Hanoi to Halong Bay by Seaplane

As luxury transportation, a seaplane provides you the high-end services with the best experience during the flight. Besides, it allows you to have a panoramic view of many stunning sceneries from above, thus having an extremely fascinating experience. You can stand a good chance to take some excellent photos for your travel collection.

Fly from Hanoi to Halong Bay by seaplane

Fly from Hanoi to Halong Bay by seaplane


Seaplane Schedule and Price

  • Schedule

Usually, the flight schedule will be updated according to each season of the year. However, it always follows a fixed itinerary. During the trip, there is usually an additional 15-minute scenic flight around the World Heritage.

- In summer: 9 am and 2 pm every day. In winter: 12.30 am and 4.15 pm.

- Depart from: Noi Bai Airport, at Counter E09, Lobby E, Terminal 1

- Arrive at: Villa T7 Tuan Chau Commercial Urban Area, Tuan Chau Marina, Halong Bay

  • Price

The cost of one flight is around 175 USD - 385 USD per person. The price can vary according to seasons and the kinds of flights. For the best deal, you should book the flight together with cruise Halong Bay.

Let's check the Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise with Seaplane for 2 days at BestPrice Travel.

Check Availability At BestPrice Travel

>> Read more: Seaplane Hanoi to Halong Bay: Fantastic Way to Experience


Fly to Halong Bay from Hanoi by Helicopter

A helicopter can also provide you with many luxury tourist services and a great way to explore Halong Bay.

From Hanoi, you can be taken to Halong Bay in just 45 minutes by helicopter. Therefore, it has been considered the fastest way, also you can have a chance to catch sight of many stunning sceneries from above and take photos of them.

Fly from Hanoi to Halong Bay by helicopter

Fly to Halong Bay from Hanoi by helicopter

Helicopter Schedule and Price

  • Schedule

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday: depart at 9 am at Gia Lam Heliport, then after about 45 to 50-minute flight

Arriving at: Halong Heliport on General Giap Hill.

The flight time is including 8 minutes for sightseeing. If you don't prefer the sightseeing experience, there are still options for you as in the afternoon of the same days, just-flight helicopters are available and leave the ground at 2 pm (on Tuesday and Wednesday) or 4.30 pm (on Saturday).

  • Price

The price for a helicopter varies according to each time of the year, plus the kinds of service.

Usually, it will cost you about 440 USD per person for a flight that offers an 8-minute scenic tour and 390 USD per person for the just-flight service. 

View of a flight from Hanoi to Halong Bay by Helicopter

View of Halong Bay from Helicopter

>> Read more: Hanoi to Halong Bay Helicopter: A Fancy Way to Travel


Seaplane vs Helicopter: Which is Better?

Seaplane or Helicopter, each of them can meet a particular demand, so before choosing one, you have to think clearly about what you want to expect.


  • Best for groups of at least 3 people, suitable for families or groups of friends
  • A wide range of tour combos with the Halong Bay cruise from Hanoi
  • Complete privacy
  • Fast transfer
  • Suitable for a group of over 6 people as it usually requires more people on a flight


Above are all the recommendations on what a flight is like. Since the price of a seaplane or helicopter is pretty high, the service offered to you is more professional. If you are interested in one of them, contact us BestPrice Travel for more information. We all wish you to have a great experience on Halong Bay cruises from Hanoi, and thus be here to help you anytime.

Duc Anh Tran

(Image Source: Internet)

Plan your tailor - made trip with a local expert
Book securely with money-back guarantee
Travel stress-free with local 24/7 support

Questions & Answers (2)

Ask a Question

we would have our rucksacks with us as we are traveling north to south . is there a baggage limit? thankyou

@jenny cross:

For flight we can arrange the 20kg checked luggage for each.

1 Reply

How we can go halong bay from phu quoc by sea plane or helecopter up and down

@Rajeev suri:

No we dont have this option sorry.

1 Reply