Travel to Halong from Hanoi

For most travelers coming to Vietnam, Halong Bay, where they can admire these excellent natural landscapes, pleasant atmosphere as well as enjoy fresh seafood at reasonable price, is a must-visit destination. On planning their trip to Halong, it is necessary to know how to come here. Indochina tours Vietnam

By car

Inside a car travelling to Halong
Inside a car travelling to Halong – source:

Including interprovincial buses, tourist buses, private cars and motorbike, car transportations is the most popular selection among tourists travelling from Hanoi to Halong. The road and bridge tolls are quite cheap are the main reasons why most tourists choose this type of transportation. Moreover, an about 3-hour-and – a- half drive by car enjoying air-conditioning atmosphere and cushioned seats seems to be comfortable and interesting to many tourists.

When it comes to car transportation, tourists have a wide selection to choose. If travelling in a tour in a large group, tourists do not need to worry as the travel agencies will prepare a bus for them. If you travel by yourself individually or with a small group of tourists, the perfect choice is Vietnamese interprovincial buses. Nevertheless, it is worth securing you property especially small items including mobile phones, purse or jewelry. Remember that you only get tickets at the bus station, and never get on any buses that you meet on the road. If you are in the shortage of time, you can also get on a taxi, but it may cost you a little bit extra. Halong bay cruise

Train transportation

You can also go to Halong by train
You can also go to Halong by train – source:

If you are interested in admiring these stunning landscapes while traveling by train, it is a good idea to travel by train. To travel to Halong by train, you will get on a 5.15.a.m train at Yen Vien Station (Hanoi) and join in an about 7 – hour drive to reach Halong City. On the way, you can observe the picturesque views of endless huge green rice paddy fields, lush forests, and ocean – the unique experience that you can never forget within your life time. However, for purity lovers, the train might be a nightmare. Although it is not too dirty it is either trackless.

Helicopter transportation

Discover Halong Bay from above
Discover Halong Bay from above – source:

Since 2008, tourists could have taken advantage of the new service offered by Northern Services Flight Company. The only 45-minute flight to get to Halong City from Hanoi costs you around $550USD for a round trip ticket and $350-420USD for a one way ticket. Beside normal transportation, this company also provides tourists with see-sighting services. Admiring the panoramic sight of Halong Bay from above must be a fascinating memory.

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