How to Get to Halong Bay from Ho Chi Minh city?

How to Get to Halong Bay from Ho Chi Minh city?
You can get from Ho Chi Minh city to Halong Bay by the 5 main transports, which includes flight, coach, shuttle bus, private car, train and motorbike, it is fairly easy to reach Halong Bay by either booking a cruise. Halong Bay Cruises normally include transport to and from Hanoi city, meals, some drinks, accommodation, entertainment and excursions.
 
 
HOW TO TRAVEL TO HALONG BAY
Top Travel Tips to Plan Your Halong Bay Trips From Ho Chi Minh city for First Time Travelers
 
 
Halong Bay is one of the world’s natural wonders, and is the most beautiful tourist destination of Vietnam, which is a natural heritage and a new natural wonder of the world, is located in Quang Ninh Province. Halong Bay features more than one thousand awesome limestone karsts and islands of various sizes and shapes along the coastline of Halong Beach. The best way to tour, see and enjoy Halong Bay scenery is cruise trips and cruise around the bay's islands. In the early morning, standing on the sundeck and watching the unfurled sails on the sea, you will feel like the blue sky and sea merge into one like an amazing watercolor painting of the sea. In the evening, release your soul in a melodious music under the fanciful moonlight on the bay and enjoy the silence of the sea to completely immerse yourself in the nature. If you are wondering how to get to Halong bay from Ho Chi Minh city? Here are top travel tips to plan your Ha Long Bay trips from Ho Chi Minh city.

 

Cheap Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
 

How far is Halong Bay from Ho Chi Minh City?
 
Ho Chi Minh city visitors annually often cite charming Halong Bay as one of their favourite destinations. You can get from Ho Chi Minh city to Halong Bay by the many transports, which includes plane, train, coach, private car and motorbike, it is fairly easy to reach Halong Bay by either booking onto a cruise with a professional company like Halongbaycruise.vn or by heading independently to Ha Long International Cruise Port, Tuan Chau Harbour, Hon Gai,  Got harbours or Bai Chay Bus Station, all of which service Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Here are 5 main transports which you can get from Ho Chi Minh city to Halong Bay.


1. By Plane (Domestic Flight)

Nowadays, flying from Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province is not a difficult issue anymore. If you're pressed for time, the quickest option for getting from Ho Chi Minh city to Halong Bay is by flying. When booked in advance, the two-hour flight is usually less than US $100. Jetstar is generally the cheapest carrier between the two cities.


Vietnam Airlines Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
 

2. By Train - For A Slow But Safe Ride

You can travel to Halong Bay from Ho Chi Minh city by train, the most scenic way to see Vietnam while moving between points is by rail. The air-conditioned trains show some wear and tear, but they are fairly comfortable. You can have set meals delivered to your compartment or take advantage of food-and-drink carts. Crossing from Ho Chi Minh city to Hanoi by rail with no stops takes approximately 33 hours to cover the 1,056 miles on a sleeper-style train. You'll get off the train in Hanoi then travel approximately 170km from Hanoi to Ha Long International Cruise Port or Tuan Chau Harbour, and travel time expected approximately 2.5 hour or more via bus or private car. This way will help you save a lot of money but take you lots of time.


Vietnam Railways from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi


3. By Private Car - utmost privacy (1721 kilometers in 33 hours)

The journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay is such a long one. It may take you about 33 hours to pass 1721 kilometers through 14 and 1A National Highway.


Private car from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi
 

4. By Bus (Coach) (1721 kilometers in 33 hours)

Both daytime and sleeper-style, long-haul buses clog the highway between the north and south. While traveling by bus is incredibly cheap, chaotic road conditions provide less scenery and far less sleep than you would get on the train. Buses are also the slowest option for getting around. While they do provide some convenience, many tourist companies will collect you right at your hotel and tickets are easy to book, you'll spend hours waiting in Vietnam's terrible traffic to collect other passengers and get out of the city. Always add an hour or two to the estimated arrival time to compensate for rest stops and traffic.


Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi


5. By Motorbike (1721 kilometers in 33 hours)

The journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Halong Bay is such a long one. It may take you about 33 hours to pass 1721 kilometers through 14 and 1A National Highway.


Motorbike from Ho Chi Minh city to Hanoi
 



HALONG BAY TRAVEL GUIDE
 
 
1. Best time to visit Halong Bay
 
The best time of year to visit Halong Bay is during the spring or autumn, especially from March to April with constant sunshine. Halong Bay attracts visitors year-round with peak season from October to April. November's sunny blue-sky days and lack of crowds make it the best time to make a beeline here. However, January to March is often cool and drizzly, and the ensuing fog can make visibility low, but adds bags of eerie atmosphere. From May to September tropical storms are frequent, and year-round tourist boats sometimes need to alter their itineraries, depending on the weather.
Peak season cruise: From October to April
Off-peak season cruise: From May to September
 
 
With Vietnamese visitors: Based on the number of Vietnamese tourists visiting Halong each year. It can be seen, June, July and August is the time most Vietnamese visitors to choose to Halong Bay. The reason is because in June, July and August is the summer, the hottest weather is in the North. Therefore, many tourists choose to Ha Long Bay to cool, bathing and enjoy water activities. Going to the caves of Ha Long discovery is also suitable because the cave is cooler outside. Another reason is that, this time on the summer vacation of the students so many families choose to reward their children a vacation Vietnam after a tired school year. Therefore, the whole family can come to Halong to rest this time.
 
 
2. Which Cruise to Take in Halong Bay?
 
Based on online reviews and feedback from other travelers and from travel agencies, As you browse through our list of Halong Bay cruises, be confident that you are looking at the very best ones for Halong Bay. We are selective in partnerships, and only present to you the cruise trips that meet safety and security standard as well as offering customers the best experience of the Bay. On the other hand, we want to give you as many choices as possible, comprehensive quality cruise listing is our priority, check out our list of Halong Bay overnight cruises by click on https://www.halongbaycruise.vn, all of which offer expert transport through, entrance fees, meals on board, insurance on board and activities in the bay for a range of different budgets.
 
 
 
3. How many days in Ha Long Bay?
 
There are a few options for visiting Ha Long Bay, but most will choose to take a cruise for either one or two nights. 2 days in Ha Long Bay is highly recommended, but 1 day is also possible in case your schedule is quite tight, 3 days can be a good choice if you have time. An overnight Halong Bay cruise offers you the bay's magnificent scenery of countless rugged limestone islands. Through the bay, you enjoy traditional Vietnamese and fusion cuisine served on the Halong Bay Cruises. Pause for a swim in the azure waters and lay back on one of the secluded beaches scattered throughout the bay. Make the most of your boat's sundeck and take in the sunset, or join a Tai Chi session. Meet residents of a remote fishing village and learn about how they live. Kayak into hidden lagoons and take your time paddling around mysterious islands.
 
 
 
4. What to eat?
 
Halong Bay Cuisine is famous because of many kinds of seafood like not only lobster, squid, oysters but also snails. A range of culinary creations from both international and local cuisines. In an atmosphere of elegant luxury, you can enjoy sumptuous buffets and tasty menus served by a crew in traditional Vietnamese costumes. Eating delicious foods, meeting awesome people, visiting one of world heritage sites and sharing memorable moments with your beloved, how could it be more incredible!
 
 
 
5. Best things to do?
 
During your cruise you will have the option to join a number of activities, depending on your specific itinerary and local conditions. From Halong Bay activities, everyone in the family can enjoy the freedom and flexibility to do their own thing, on their own time. Swim, Kayaking, cycling, trekking, Discover grottos and caves, Visit a floating village or bonding experiences are around every corner. You will be informed by cruise staff about the scheduling of activities, and staff members are always available to answer questions about these activities.
 
 
 
6. How to book a Halong Bay cruise from Ho Chi Minh city?
 
Joining a Ha Long Bay cruise is a good option for first-timers. Go to the home page of Halong Bay Cruises at https://www.halongbaycruise.vn and picking the cruise right for you, We offering special rates and savings on cruise bookings with some of the most popular cruise boats in Halong Bay, we are so confident in our cruise packages that each and every deal is backed by a price guarantee. You won't find these prices on other cruise booking sites. We using brand name ".VN" domain name of Vietnam is protected by Ministry of Information and Communications. Using brand name HalongBayCruise.vn in Vietnam is one of the best preventative measures we can take to secure our trademark and combat copyright infringement. With a .VN domain name will rank higher in local search results and in the hearts of the locals. Book a cruise today and enjoy the excitement of cruising the Halong Bay with us!
 
 
 
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