The Best Ways To Get To Halong Bay from Da Nang

With many beautiful landscapes, rich and diverse fauna and flora, great archaeological and geological significance, Halong Bay is considered as one of the most famous places of Vietnam. In this article, we will guide you the best ways to get to Halong bay from Da Nang.

I. Location

Halong Bay is located in the west of the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam, about 170 km from Hanoi or 3.5 - 4 hours by car. Halong city center is located near the sea in the north of the bay. Halong Bay has a total area of 1,553 km2, including the two famous bays of Bai Tu Long Bay to the east and Lan Ha Bay (where Cat Ba Island is located) to the south.

Halong Bay is not only known to visitors for its ancient natural caves scattered across 1,969 large and small islands, but also famous for its rich vegetation and multi-species.

To Halong Bay from Da Nang by plane

II. Transportations from Da Nang to Halong Bay

1. Planes

The perfect time to visit Halong Bay is from April to October. At this time, the weather is dry, suitable for picnics, swimming and exploring the bay. To go to Halong Bay from Da Nang, if you choose to go by plane, you can choose one of two following ways:

  • You can fly from Da Nang to Hai Phong with Vietjet Air, Jetstar Pacific, and Vietnam Airlines every day of the week. On average, there will be 12 flights per week from Da Nang to Hai Phong. The average flight time from Da Nang to Cat Bi Airport in Hai Phong is 1 hour 15 minutes (for the direct flights) and 5-11 hours for the flights with one stop in Saigon. The cheapest return ticket from Da Nang to Cat Bi, Hai Phong Airport last month was 1,028,421VND (45$). The most popular airline from Da Nang to Hai Phong is VietJet Air, which offers cheap direct flights to help travelers save time and money. Cat Bi Airport - Hai Phong City is about 65km from Halong. From here you can take a bus or train to Halong.
  • Alternatively, you can fly from Da Nang to Hanoi and then travel by car from Hanoi to Halong Bay. The Airlines offer many cheap airfare promotions with Da Nang – Hanoi route. Many travelers booked Vietnam Airlines’ ticket for just 390,000 VND (17$). The advantage of this approach is to help you save the time of waiting at the airport and transiting if you cannot book direct flights from Da Nang to Cat Bi, Hai Phong. In addition, from Hanoi, you can choose from a variety of ways to go to Halong Bay (cars, motorbikes, passenger cars, and seaplanes)

* Note: When leaving, remember to bring ID and air ticket (paper ticket or electronic ticket). You should arrive at the airport at least 75 minutes before flight time to check in. If you have never been on an airplane, you should also be prepared for vomiting if you are susceptible to car sickness.

2. Coach

Da Nang - Halong route is about 883 km long. Van Luc Tung Car Company is the only passenger car company offering this route from 15:00 to 7:55. Travel time is about 16 hours. Average ticket price is 350,000VND (15$)

Van Luc Tung car schedule from Lien Chieu - Da Nang to Halong - Quang Ninh

Van Luc Tung passenger car

3. Private Car

If you depart from the central region, especially in Da Nang, car rental is the ideal choice for you to combine many famous tourist attractions in Vietnam on the journey to Halong Bay. At present, the car rental service in Da Nang is developing and the quality of service has been improved to meet the needs of cheap car rental for tourists. Below is the price list for car rental from Da Nang to Halong (Quang Ninh) that you can refer to:

Car rental price from Da Nang to Halong Bay (Quang Ninh) (Unit: thousand VND)

To Halong Bay from Da Nang by train

4. Train

There is no direct train to get to Halong Bay from Da Nang. If you still want to travel by train, you can take the train to Hanoi and catch another train to Halong City. The Hanoi-Halong train departs daily. The train ticket price from Da Nang to Hanoi is 300,000VND to 800,000VND (13$ - 35$), depending on the type of seat, excluding meals and train tickets from Hanoi to Halong is about 70,000VND (3$). This way would cost less but would take a lot of time.

We hope that the above information will be helpful for your journey to Halong Bay from Da Nang. Have a nice trip!

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