Halong Bay is a tourist destination that attracts millions of visitors every year. So, to reduce the burden, the problem of how to move, this place has invested a lot to upgrade and develop transport vehicles. Van Don Airport and Cat Bi Airport is the closest airport to Ha Long Bay. But where is the suitable airport which fully meets the needs of visitors. This article will help you choose where to move accordingly.
Van Don Airport is located in Quang Ninh, 50 km from Ha Long Bay (Expressway). Debuted in December 2018, Van Don is the newest international airport in Vietnam covering a 3.6 km runway to facilitate the landing of the aircraft and the service fee is extremely reasonable for all flights.
Cat Bi Airport is located in Hai Phong, 60 km far from Ha Long Bay (highway); it offers flights from multiple airline carriers to many popular global destinations. In fact, there are about 85 flights on 14 different routes from the airport, connecting to 14 different cities in 6 different countries and the most popular routes connect Haiphong to Bangkok, Seoul, Shenzhen, Matsumoto, and Da Nang.
From Van Don Airport, all the passengers will be provided with free bus tickets on Ha Long – Van Don route, or if they prefer a taxi, the cost will not be too expensive as it’s the nearest airport to Ha Long Bay and of course, the taxi fare in Vietnam are comparatively cheap.
From Cat Bi Airport, visitors 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. It will take almost 2 hours and $10-$ 13 if traveling by bus while you can get to the destination for less than 1 hour and $35-$ 50 for a trip by taxi. Also, there are many shared car services at the airport (normally is shuttle bus) and they will pick up enough people for a car and you can share the ticket money with the cost of a 1-hour trip is $15-$20.
Van Don Airport
Van Don Airport
In terms of convenience, Van Don Airport is the newest international airport in Ha Long as well as the most advanced airport to date. Besides, those who have flights to Van Don International Airport will receive free tickets to Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, and Yen Tu. The ticket will be valid for 30 days from their flight and as all these destinations are quite close to the airport, it is quite convenient for tourists to travel to attractions.
On the other hand, Van Don Airport is a brand - new airport, flights are not many, which means the fares will be quite high and limited to your choice of flight hours.
Cat Bi Airport
Cat Bi Airport operates commercial activities from 2016, becoming the center of many airlines such as VietJet Air. Therefore, tourists can book flights directly from Cat Bi to many international airports such as Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Incheon, etc. However, Cat Bi Airport is still a small airport because it is not yet connected to many other airports such as Noi Bai Airport.
As to choose the best airport for the journey, we need to consider the budget and many other factors. So, hopefully through this article can help people to choose which is the best move.
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