Distance between Hanoi and Halong Bay
The distance between Halong and Hanoi is approximately 170 km and it takes up to 2,5 hour – 3 hours driving from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
Getting from Hanoi to Halong Bay
Taking a Local Bus
Shuttle Tourist Bus from Hanoi Old Quarter
Private Car Transfer
Tours and Things to do in Halong Bay
The most famous and most recommended tour to do in Halong Bay is overnight cruising
Should you book a package tour or traveling on your own?
- If you are a solo traveler, don’t forget to pay attention to single supplement fee. Most of cruises operator on Halong bay don’t provide single cabin/room for solo travelers. But some did (such as Dragon Legend Cruise). Of course, if you’re happy to pay a supplement for single occupancy of a double cabin, you can enjoy your trip in a larger cabin. Normally, the supplement can range anywhere from 20 to 100 percent of the trip cost.
- We highly recommend you to book a taxi or motortaxi in Hanoi via Uber or Grab.
- You should pay attention to safety while traveling with children: always keep an eye on them while kayaking, swimming and even when they play around on the sun deck.
- Be aware of the poisonous jellyfish: During summer, especially May, June, July, before going to swim, you should ask the guide or captain for advice because it is when the poisonous jellyfish are most active. Jelly Fish mostly doesn’t cause too much trouble but popular symptoms such as hives, and rashes…
- What to bring for an overnight trip?
- Your original passport
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- Beach hat/Umbrella, Swimsuits, Bikini (a sarong is recommendable for women if you want to go up to the sundeck and sunbathe)
- Flip flops, sandals, comfy cotton t-shirt, shorts, skirts, maxi dresses, etc. are all you need for an awesome summer. If you visit Ha Long Bay in the winter, do not forget to bring warm clothes, scarves, and shoes to keep warm.
- Other necessary things (such as camera, Insect repellent sprays, and lotions, etc.)
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