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Ho Chi Minh to Halong Bay Flight: Best Airline, Schedule & Rate

February 20, 2023 - 553 views

Ho Chi Minh City and Halong Bay are 2 famous tourist attractions in Vietnam. There are several ways to travel between these two places: train, bus, cruise, and flight. Taking a flight from Ho Chi Minh to Halong Bay is the fastest and the most convenient way that a lot of tourists have chosen. The below article including the best airline, schedule, and rate for the flights. Hope that it is useful for your plan to Vietnam. 

Ho chi MInh Halong Bay route

Map Of Distance From Ho Chi Minh City To Halong Bay

Arrival airports for the flight from Ho Chi Minh to Halong Bay

Van Don airport in Quang Ninh

  • Van Don - Halong Bay: 50 km
  • Free bus ticket.

Van Don International Airport is the first private airport in Vietnam that boasts a strategic location, connecting Quang Ninh to other Northern provinces and other countries such as China, Korea, and Japan. This airport is located 50 km from Ha Long Bay. All the passengers flying to Van Don will be provided free bus tickets to Halong Bay. They can also use an inexpensive taxi to travel to Halong Bay if they want privacy. Van Don airport is among the most advanced airports in Vietnam with massive and well-invested infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities. The airport is a part of the tourism development plan of Quang Ninh, therefore services like hotels, resorts, restaurants, and casinos… can be easily found around the airport. At the moment, there are limited flights from Ho Chi Minh to Van Don, however, we can expect this airport to develop more in the future. 

Cat Bi airport in Hai Phong

  • Cat Bi - Halong Bay: 60 km
  • Transfer cost: $10-13 (bus) and $15-50 (taxi).

Cat Bi airport is an international airport located in Hai Phong city, 60 km far from Ha Long Bay. It hosts domestic flights from Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc, Pleiku, Nha Trang, Da Lat, and Da Nang, and also international ones from Macau, and Seoul. Some carriers such as Pacific, VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo, and Emirates are exploiting this airport. From Cat Bi, tourists can take a bus or a taxi to Ha Long Bay. If choosing to travel by bus, tourists will need to take a taxi to Lac Long station, take the bus to Hon Gai, Ha Long, and get a taxi again to Ha Long Bay. Traveling by bus costs from 10-13 USD and nearly 2 hours while a taxi takes around 1 hour and tourists need to pay 35-50 USD. To save money, you can use shared car services at the airport or shuttle bus, and this 1-hour trip costs around 15-20 USD.

Noi Bai airport in Hanoi

  • Noi Bai - Halong Bay: 30 km
  • Transfer cost: $89 (4-seat car) and at least $182 (seaplane).

Noi Bai international airport is the 2nd biggest airport in Vietnam. It is located in the Soc Son district, which is about 30 kilometers from the city center of Hanoi. A lot of tourists choose to fly from Ho Chi Minh to Noi Bai airport, spend a few nights in Hanoi, then take a shuttle bus to Halong Bay. It is easy to find a means of transportation from Noi Bai airport to the Hanoi center, public bus, local bus, private car, or taxi. There are some options for transfer if tourists travel from Noi Bai airport to Halong Bay: shuttle bus, taxi, private car, or seaplane. The private car costs around 89 USD per 4-seat car, it lasts 2.5 hours while a seaplane takes only 45 minutes, and the price starts from 182 USD. 

Noi Bai airport

Noi Bai airport

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Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay Flight Schedule & Price

Flight to Hai Phong airport

Vietnam Airlines: 8 flights daily from Ho Chi Minh to Hai Phong airport.

  • Flight duration: 2 hours
  • Flight price: between 9 USD - 110 USD/ticket depending on the class ticket available.

Please see the schedule below:

Flight Number Departure time Arrival time
VN-6450 05:50 07:50
VN-1182 06:55 09:05
VN-1188 09:20  11:30
VN-7180 10:30  12:40
VN-1184 14:25 16:35
VN-1186 17:25 19:35
VN-6456 19:05  21:05
VN-7286 20:55  23:05

Remarks:

  • Taxes, fees, and charges are subject to change at the time of booking.
  • Fares are subject to availability and may change without notice. Fares may not be available on all days or on all flights.

 

Vietjet Air: The number of Vietjet flights from Ho Chi Minh to Hai Phong airport is the same as Vietnam Airlines. The price starts at 4USD, but it does not include tax, fee, and checked luggage. 

Flight Number Departure time Arrival time
VJ-270 5:00 7:00
VJ-276 9:30 11:30
VJ-272 15:30 17:30
VJ-274 7:30 9:30
VJ-278 23:00 1:00
VJ- 282 13:15 15:15
VJ-284 22:35 0:35
VJ- 286 19:05 21:00

Remarks:

  • Taxes, fees, and charges are subject to change at the time of booking.
  • Fares are subject to availability and may change without notice. Fares may not be available on all days or on all flights.

 

Bamboo Airways: 2 flights from Ho Chi Minh to Hai Phong daily. 

Flight number Departure time Arrival time Duration Price (exclude taxes, fees) 
QH-1544 14:40 16:45 2 hours 5 minutes 9 USD - 100 USD
QH-1540 7:15 9:15 2 hours

Remarks:

  • Taxes, fees, and charges are subject to change at the time of booking.
  • Fares are subject to availability and may change without notice. Fares may not be available on all days or on all flights.

 

Flight to Noi Bai airport

  • Vietnam Airlines: A lot of flights from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi. There are nearly 30 flights from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi every day for you to choose from. It starts from 5:00 to 22:00 daily. The price starts at 5 USD, excluding taxes and fees. From Noi Bai airport, tourists can either travel to the Hanoi city center or get a direct transfer to Halong Bay.
  • Vietjet: The number of Vietjet Air from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi is a little bit less than Vietnam Airlines. Tourists can easily choose one flight among many flights provided by Vietjet. The price for flying with Vietjet air is cheaper than Vietnam Airlines, however, it does not include checked luggage.
  • Bamboo airway: There are bout 10 flights from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi provided by Bamboo airway. The price starts from 18 USD excluding tax, and fees. 

 

Flight to Van Don airport, Quang Ninh

There are only 3 flights from Ho Chi Minh to Van Don airport every day. Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, and Bamboo are three airlines that have daily flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Van Don.

Airline  Flight number Departure time Arrival time Duration Price (exclude taxes, fees) 
Vietnam airline VN-1286 16:20  18:25 2 hours 5 minutes 13 USD
Vietjet VJ-230 07:25  09:40 2 hours 15 minutes 4 USD
Bamboo QH-1970 08:30  10:40 2 hours 10 minutes 17 USD

=> Booking a flight from Ho Chi Minh to these airports is easy. Booking through a travel agency like Best Price Travel has many advantages such as the best rate, great support from travel consultants. Moreover, travel consultants are willing to assist you with booking other services such as hotel accommodations, cruise, transfer, or even a package tour

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How to book a flight ticket with Best Price Travel

- Step 1: Search your flight:

For one-way or round trip, please choose your “flying from” destination & “flying to” destination, your fly date, number of people ( Adults, Children, Infants), then click “search flights”

- Step 2: Choose a flight

The list of flights appears from the cheapest price to the highest. You can choose the flight based on the time, and airlines. Please note that the price for the flight does not include tax and fees, so please click “Show Flight Details” to see the final price. Click “select”, then “continue” for the next step.

- Step 3: Fill in the information

In this step, you will need to fill in all the information required including all clients’ names, and gender (please make sure to put all names which are shown on your passport including first name, middle name & last name)

Book flight baggage: Vietjet Air, Bamboo airway, or Pacific do not include 20 kg checked luggage, so you can book checked luggage in this step.

After finishing all details please click on “Process check out” to continue the next step.

- Step 4: Review your booking

In this step, you can review your flight detail with flight date, flight destination, flight passenger, price, fare rule… to double-check if all the information is correct. Please put your contact detail for any urgent on this step.

- Step 5: Payment

“Book only by your credit card” You can use your credit card to pay online for the flight ticket

Visit our Vietnam flight page to book flight tickets with Best Price Travel

 

Ho Chi Minh City to Ha long bay flight operators

Vietnam airline 

Vietnam airline is a national state-owned carrier founded in 1956. The airline flies to 64 destinations in 17 countries. It runs the largest number of flights from Ho Chi Minh to Noi Bai, Van Don, and Cat Bi airports in total. The airline has excellent reviews from its customers and is considered the best airline in Vietnam. Some tourists find it quite expensive to fly with Vietnam Airlines in comparison with other airlines.

Vietjet

Vietjet is a low-cost carrier founded in 2007. The airline has many domestic flights connecting major cities in Vietnam, and flights to seven international destinations in China, Cambodia, Myanmar, South Korea, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan... The airline provides flights at the cheapest price, however, delays often happen.

Bamboo airway

Bamboo Airways is a privately owned carrier, starting operations in January 2019 with the strategy of becoming a 5-Star airline. It is a Vietnamese leisure airline owned by the FLC Group. This new airline operates a lot of domestic and some international flights to Korea, or Taipei. The airline provides good prices, and great customer service, however, it happens to change the flight time sometimes.

Pacific airline 

It is a low-cost carrier, renamed from Pacific Airlines to Jetstar Pacific Airlines in 2008. It is wholly owned by Vietnam Airlines (VN). Pacific flies to about 40 destinations, both domestic and international destinations such as Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Like other budget airlines, the price is good, but customer service needs to be improved.

 

Tips to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay by flights

  • The cheapest way to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay by flight is to book a flight ticket to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, then travel to Halong Bay. That would be great if you can spend a few nights in Hanoi, then take a shuttle bus provided by Halong Bay cruise to visit Halong Bay
  • Booking flight tickets early in advance can save a lot of money, therefore book the ticket early in advance if you can.
  • Do not forget to compare prices for flight tickets on different airlines. Sometimes, the high-cost airline has promotional tickets.
  • Booking a package tour including flight ticket, cruise, hotel, and transportation is always cheaper than booking all the services separately. Therefore, do not forget to contact travel consultants to have the best deal.

Each airline has its own advantages, and hopefully, that you can find the best airline for your Halong Bay tour. You also can look for Vietnam tour packages which included a flight from Ho Chi Minh and an overnight Halong Bay cruise at our website: bestpricetravel.com 

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