How to get to Halong Bay from Hanoi by passenger buses

How to get to Halong Bay from Hanoi by passenger buses

Passenger bus is widely used by domestic tourists to travel from Hanoi to Halong because it is very convenient and affordable.

However, for foreigners, due to little knowledge about passenger buses in Vietnam, they are often confused when choosing this vehicle.

Anyway, in our opinion, it is still much more beneficial than trains or taxis. Therefore, if you are interested in this type of travel, do not miss this guide of going from Hanoi to Halong Bay by passenger buses.

Advantages of traveling to Halong Bay from Hanoi by passenger buses


If you use private vehicles like cars or go by taxis, you'll have to spend a lot of money. Meanwhile, passenger buses are much cheaper because the number of passengers per vehicle is quite a lot.


Today, most of the buses from Hanoi to Halong Bay are sleeper buses. Therefore, when choosing to travel by bus, you will not have to worry about the surroundings but just rest.

The facilities on the bus

The facilities on the bus


Passenger cars are considered as one of the safest transportation means. Today, buses' quality is always through periodic quality checks to ensure customer safety.


There is a variety of bus lines that run from Hanoi to Halong Bay. So, you can rest assured that the departure time is flexible, and you can choose any time you want. So, you can even pick the right time to see the sunset or sunrise in Halong.


Unpleasant smell

The bus has lots of passengers. Therefore, some people will not tolerate the strange odor or the smell of an air conditioner on the vehicle. You'd better bring a facemask.

The risk of losing things

The possibility of losing things on buses is quite high. Therefore, always be careful to preserve your belongings.

How to buy passenger bus tickets

My Dinh Bus Station

My Dinh Bus Station


Here are the most popular bus lines for you to get to Halong Bay from Hanoi. You can call them to book tickets or buy tickets directly at the bus stations. Note that the price can be changed over time.

Bus line


Departure (Hanoi)

Destination (Quang Ninh)

Departure Time

Phuc Xuyen

VND 100,000

My Dinh Bus Station

Bai Chay Bus Station

05:45 am - 05:45 pm (every 30 minutes)

Quy Ngoc

VND 100,000

Luong Yen Bus Station

Cam Pha Bus Station

05:30 am

Sinh Thanh

VND 100,000

Luong Yen Bus Station

Cam Pha Bus Station

05:30 am, 03:20 pm

Duc Phuc

VND 170,000

Luong Yen Bus Station

Tien Yen Bus Station

10:30 am

Kim Lien

VND 80,000


Quang Yen Bus Station

01:00 pm

Kumho Viet Thanh

VND 120,000

My Dinh Bus Station

Bai Chay - Hon Gai - Cam Pha

05:30 am - 05:30 pm (every 30 minutes)

Ka Long

VND 200,000

My Dinh Bus Station

Mong Cai

07:00 pm - 09:30 pm (every 30 minutes)

Hoang Long

VND 100,000

Nuoc Ngam Bus Station

Cua Ong

05:00 am - 07:00 pm (every 30 minutes)

Tips to have a safe and convenient bus experience

Traveling to Halong

Traveling to Halong

  • You should not carry too much cash. In Halong city, there are many ATMs for you to withdraw money.

  • If you book tickets by phone or on the internet, you should ask for the license plate, departure time, and seat number. Before going, you need to call back to confirm the information with the bus line.

  • If you buy tickets at the bus stop, be careful when someone asks you to buy tickets. You should purchase directly at the ticket counter of the bus station.

  • After arriving in Halong, you can reach the nearest destination by taxi. If it's distant, you should take a motorbike taxi to save costs.

  • You should ask for the front seats to avoid car sickness and tiredness.

  • If you travel to Halong on holiday, you should book tickets at least 1 month in advance to avoid running out of tickets or cramming in the car.

  • Read these tips for first-timers in Halong Bay

Hope that with our guides of traveling to Halong Bay from Hanoi by passenger cars, your trip will be more convenient and memorable. If you need further information, don’t hesitate to contact us. Please like and share the article if it’s useful for you. Thank you.