1. By bus supplied by Halong Galaxy Cruise
Halong Galaxy Cruise’s bus leaves the office in Hanoi at 7.45 and goes around Old Quarter to pick the guests from their hotel. Guest needs to provide their hotel name and address to get picked up on time. For the best, guest should come to our office or email us at least 1 day before to register and confirm pick up address. The price of this service is 25USD per person for 2 ways, 12.5USD for 1 way. It is free of charge for the children from 0-4 years old. This is our recommend if you want to use sharing transportation type because of careful driver, enthusiasm English speaking tour guide. We stop only 1 time to do personal needs.
2. By local bus
Mostly Vietnamese people chooses Local bus to go to far distance. Firstly, you need to reach Local bus station then choose the bus rout and ask for the price. It is very inconvenient because of language barriers. The price of this transportation is cheap (about 5-7USD per way). However, the quality is alarming. The driver stops his bus many times on the way to pick more guests how to fulfill his bus. Get on this bus, you could be crammed especially in Vietnam’s holiday. Staff of it can not speak any foreign languages.
2. By car
This is the most comfortable and flexible transportation method from Hanoi to Halong bay. If you book this service, it will pick you up from your hotel and go directly Hanoi – Halong. On the way to there, you could request driver to stop somewhere to do your personal needs or take some photos. The price of it is depending on what kinds of car, which companies… Normally, we charge 85USD per way, price is better if you go two ways.
3. By hydrofoil
This transportation type is very interesting because you can surf on the sea in high speed. There is only 1 route that Hai Phong – Cat Ba. If you want to go from Hanoi, you need to go to Luong Yen bus station and book a ticket includes bus and hydrofoil. The bus leaves the station daily at 7.20am, 9.20am, 11.20am. After arriving to Hai Phong, you will get introductions to get on hydrofoil and be transferred to Cat Ba island. The price of it is about 14USD per ticket including both of bus and hydrofoil.