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How to get to Cat Ba island from Hanoi

How to get to Cat Ba island from Hanoi Capital

 

Being one of the biggest island in the north of Vietnam – Cat Ba island is isolated from the main land with the South facing to ocean of East Sea, North East covered by Ha Long bay and the West facing to Hai Phong city. So the options of transportation to get here are: Junk boat, Ferry, Speed boat and Hydrofoil


Cat ba Island Vietnam

How to get to Cat Ba island  From Hanoi capital

1. Combo Package Hanoi - Cat Ba island (recommended for the most economical way)  

With one combo package ticket, we will take care all the logistic of your journey from Hanoi to Cat Ba island. The advantage of this package is the pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hai Phong city by Share - Tourist - Van (not local public bus) before catching sped boat to Cat Ba town which make your trip more comfortable and faster. For the return way, we will drop you at any hotel in Hanoi. This also aims to avoid taxi scams at local bus station in Hanoi. 

Free hotel pickup: hotel located in Hanoi Old Quater only. If yours is not, please be at Hanoi Opera House

Hanoi - Cat Ba island: 7:30, 11:00, 14:00

Cat Ba island - Hanoi: 08:30, 12:00, 15:30 

Duration:   3.5 hours

Cost:   18 USD/person/one way

For booking, please drop an email at info@vietnaminsidertravel.com Or urgent booking call : +84(0) 98 575 8866

Note: 

- For instant confirmation, please make it clear in your email: Travel date, group size, departure time, hotel address, your booking name, one or 2 ways ticket.

- Additional cost for airport pickup: $25/ group max to 4 people

 

2 Private van - hydrofoil package (recommended for family travel with kids)

This route from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island is more scenic, more comfortable, faster and it avoids the need to find the bus station since the van will pick you up at your hotel.

Free hotel pickup: any hotel within 7km away from Hanoi Old Quarter.

Departure times from Hanoi:   6:00 AM;   09:30 AM ; 13h00

Return from Cat Ba to Hanoi:   08:00 AM; 10:00 AM; 14:00 PM; 16:00 PM

Duration:   3 hours

Cost:   $80 USD for van transfer (4-7 seats  +  $14 USD per person for the hydrofoil

For booking, please drop an email at info@vietnaminsidertravel.com Or urgent booking call : +84(0) 98 575 8866

Note:

- For instant confirmation, please make it clear in your email:  Travel date, group size, departure time, hotel address, your booking name, one or 2 ways ticket.

- Additional cost for airport pickup: $25/ group max to 4 people

 

3. Public bus – boat – bus package 

Altenative way to get to Cat Ba Island.  You only need to buy one ticket.  The people from the bus company will guide you through all the simple transfers. It's used to be the most economical way to get to Cat Ba island as its bus station Luong Yen was located right in Hanoi old quarter but from 2017, it's moved out of city to Yen Nghia bus station where is 17km away from down town. Unless you would like to have real local experiences, otherwise we do not recommend this option any more

Bus Station:Yen Nghia - 30 minute taxi ride from the Old Quarter

Bus Company:Hoang Long -Buy your ticket inside the building at the bus station

Departure times:5:20 AM; 7:20 AM; 11:20 AM; 1:20 PM

Duration:4 hours

Cost:$12 USD per person

Notes:   Show up to the bus station 20 minutes before departure.  Motorcycle taxi to the bus station from the Old Quarter should cost 150,000 VND per person; normal taxi should cost 120,000 VND.

 

 

 

Hydrofoil Cat ba
Hydrofoil

 

4. Train (recommended for slow travel)

Being built by French Colonial in the late 19 century, the railway system in Vietnam aimed to transferring the natural resources back to France. Nowadays this railway system is becoming a new travel experience for local and international tourist.

- Route: Train  (Hanoi – Hai Phong) – Taxi (Train station in Hai Phong – Ben Binh pier) Hydrofoil (Ben Binh pierCat Ba island)

- Departure: 08h30

- Train ticket: 60.000 VND ($3USD)/one way ticket

- Hydrofoil: 200.000 VND ($7.5USD)/ one way ticket

- Duration: 3hours

- Train station in Hanoi: Long Bien Railway Station

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