Bus times & tickets – Hanoi to Halong Bay

Hanoi is 160 km from Halong Bay and the journey by bus from Hanoi takes around 4 hours. Bus services terminate at Bai Chay bus station which is near to Halong town, and the start of the bridge to Tuan Chau island.


Bus Times Hanoi to Halong Bay


There are 12 bus services a day from Hanoi to Halong Bay which can book online.

Depart Arrive Destination Cost Company
05:45 09:45 Tuan Chau SSB $ 14.08 Grouptour
05:45 09:45 Bai Chay station $ 14.08 Grouptour
07:30 11:30 Tuan Chau SSB $ 14.08 Grouptour
07:30 11:30 Bai Chay station $ 14.08 Grouptour
09:30 13:30 Tuan Chau SSB $ 14.08 Grouptour
09:30 13:30 Bai Chay station $ 14.08 Grouptour
12:30 16:30 Tuan Chau SSB $ 14.08 Grouptour
12:30 16:30 Bai Chay station $ 14.08 Grouptour
14:30 18:30 Tuan Chau SSB $ 14.08 Grouptour
14:30 18:30 Bai Chay station $ 14.08 Grouptour
17:30 21:30 Tuan Chau SSB $ 14.08 Grouptour
17:30 21:30 Bai Chay station $ 14.08 Grouptour


Buy Tickets to Halong Bay


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Hanoi SSB Bus Stop


All services to Halong Bay depart from Hanoi SSB bus station at 16 Hang Chinh street.


Tuan Chau SSB SSB Bus Stop



Bai Chay Bus Station



Travel to Halong Bay


Ferry services around Halong Bay depart from the marina on Tuan Chau Island and the Tourist Ferry Pier in Halong Town. Unless you have a specific ferry or tour to take from Tuan Chau Island your best option is to head to Bai Chay bus station and take a motorbike taxi from there to the Tourist Ferry Pier in Halong Town as there a wider range of services operating from that pier.

Take a boat around Halong Bay

Take a boat around Halong Bay

There are many island in Halong Bay (1,969) some large, some small and a very wide range of different cruise and tour options on sale. Depending upon your budget, how much research have done about where you want to go, and what you want to see ,you may be best off initially going to Cat Ba island which is located in the bay and exploring the other islands from there.

Next read about Train travel from Sapa to Hanoi