Being one of the must-visit destinations in the North Vietnam, Halong Bay will give you to amazing experiences of the stunning wonderland. Is there any cheapest way to travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay? The most popular way to get there from Hanoi is to book a tour. It’s easier for many first-time visitors to have a sightseeing to Halong, but may not the cheapest way.
If you plan to make a visit to this landscape by yourself and want to save cost, it can say that taking a bus from Hanoi is the cheapest way for you.
How far is it from Hanoi to Halong Bay?
Belongs to Quang Ninh province, Halong Bay is approximate 200 km from Hanoi. It will take around 3.5 hour to get there. Traveling by train, local bus, private car or shuttle bus are main means of transport to get there. In addition, you can also choose seaplane if you don’t mind its cost.
Bus – Is it the cheapest way to travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay?
Depending on your location in Hanoi, you can take a bus at many stations.
-From My Dinh station (20 Pham Hung st, My Dinh, Hanoi): This is the latest and most modern bus station in Hanoi. It has daily buses to Bai Chay and Halong Bay. Buses run every 30 minutes from 7 AM to 5 PM.
-From Kim Ma bus station on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, you can take Hoang Long express which departs every 15 minutes from nthe station. It takes about 3-4 hours to reach the bay – VND 60.000/person/one way (~ 3 USD).
-From Gia Lam bus station, taking a bus to Mien Tay bus station in Bai Chay (Halong city) also costs 3 USD/person/one way
This way of transport is quite exciting because you can get to be a part of the daily life as the locals. However, this type is more suitable for those who are familiar with Vietnam traffic conditions. For first-time visitors, it is really not recommended.
In addition, one important thing you should pay attention to is that no one in the bus can speak English, only use the body language. Also, do not miss to bring with you Vietnam Dong currency instead of USD.
Beside of public bus, you can travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay (Bai Chay station) by booking open bus from tour agencies around Hoan Kiem Lake. It will cost 8 USD/person/one way.
For a long time, it seems very easy for many tourists to travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay by yourself. With limited budget and in hope to have an own plan for traveling to Halong Bay, as if this article is useful for you?