How to get to CAT BA Island from HANOI

How to get to CAT BA Island from HANOI

There are many transportations from HANOI to CAT BA Island by Bus and return as : Open bus, Local bus, Train, Motobike. Travel need to know how to get to Cat Ba Island from Hanoi old quarter

We would like to offer some easy ways as below :

1/ Bus Good Morning Cat Ba Island (highly recommend)

This bus pick up and drop off you at your hotel in Hanoi (Around Old quarter) and Cat Ba island town.

Bus Hanoi to Cat ba

Bus Hanoi to Cat ba

The Schedule Bus Hanoi to Cat Ba:




11h00 – 11h30

14h00 – 14h30


17h00 – 17h30





12h00 – 12h30


16h00 – 16h30


19h00 – 19h30

This bus spend about 3 to 3,5 hours. The package bus Hanoi to Cat ba price : 12 USD/person/way ( Include bus + Speed boat + a bottle water + Snack + English speaking guide)

2/ Hoang Long local bus from Hanoi to Cat ba island

You can buy the Hoang Long local bus from Ha Noi to Cat Ba Island and return at Gia Lam Bus Station – Gia Lam, Nuoc Ngam Bus Station in Giap Bat, Yen Nghia Bus station – Ha Dong. The package price (included bus + Hoang long speed boat + bus)  : 280,000 VND and takes about 5 hours.

Hoang long bus

Hoang long bus

Time Hanoi to Cat ba : 5h20, 7h20,  11h20, 13h20

Time Cat ba to Hanoi : 7h15,  9h15, 13h15, 15h15

3/ Catch Train from Hanoi station to Hai phong station

If you would like use the train, you can catch it from Ha Noi Station -> Gia Lam Station -> Hai Duong Station -> Phu Thai Station -> stop at Hai Phong Station, lastly you catch the taxi to Binh Habour and get the Hydrofoil to Cat Ba island town.

Hanoi station

Hanoi station

Haiphong station

Haiphong station

The train depart time at : 06h00/09h00/ 15h00/18h00.

The Hydrofoil time table from Binh Habour : 09h00/13h00/15h00.

4/ Riding Motobike from Hanoi to Hai phong City

If you want to have experience with your trip by motobike, you can riding Hanoi to Hai Phong city road 5 and then continue to Tan Vu – Lach Huyen Bridge and get to Got Ferry. The ferry depart fron 06h30 until 17h00. Every half an hour for 01 big ferry. Got Ferry depat from 06h00 until 17h00 day, every 30 minutes per trip.

Riding Motobike

Riding Motobike

5/ Other wise, You also join the Ha long Bay tour then going to Cat ba island by travel agent .

08h00 – 08h30 : Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Ha Long city.

12h30 : arrive and get on the boat visit Ha Long Bay, Caves,… Lunch on the boat.

17h00 : arrive in Gia Luan habour in Cat Ba island and the bus will take you to Cat Ba town

6/ Private transfer

80h30 : Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi old quarter and transfer to Hai Phong city.

10h30 : Arrive Got harbor

10h35 : Get on the Ferry to Cat Ba island

11h10 : Arrive Phu Long harbor and the boat + tender will transfer you to resort

11h50 : Arrive Cat ba town.

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