Cat Ba is considered as one of the biggest islands in Hai Phong, as well as “ precious pear island ” of the national tourism. In the summer, thousands of tourists pour into Cat Ba enjoying the beautiful beach with smooth white sand, the best seafood, and variety of plants. And you spent a lot of time to find how to get from Hanoi to Cat Ba island, so we will give you three best ways to visit Cat Ba island from Ha Noi.
Take a combo package from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island
The distance from Hanoi to Cát Bà is 165 km. If you choose this combo, the duration time is around 3,5 hours. This combo includes 3 steps: Hanoi – Bên Gót by bus, Bến Gót – Cái Viềng wharf by ferry or speedboat and Cái Viềng wharf to Cát Bà Town by bus.
There are many company providing this service:
- Inter-bus lines: 110A Trần Nhật Duật str.
- Price: 250 000 VND (11 USD)
- Daiichi Travel: 85 Trần Hữu Huân str.
- Price: 200 000 VND (8,5 USD)
- Cat Ba Express: 37B Trần Hữu Huân str
- Price: 240 000 VND (10,53 USD)
How to book: Though booking website, come directly to the office.
or through phone number: 0243.9036.036 (8:00 – 17:00) or 0936.33.00.66 (8:00 – 22:00)
Taking a combo package is a common choice for people who want to travel most quickly to Cat Ba. Because it is fast, cheap and convenient for tourists get the package service. Means of the transportation which tourists experience in the trip include bus, ferry, and speedboat. With this transportation, you will be taken care of all of the journey from Ha Noi to Cat Ba island. This is the most recommended way and also the most economic one.
Step 1 – Bus from Hanoi – Bên Gót
Inter-bus lines: around 2,5 – 3 hours
Daiichi Travel: about 2 hours and 45 minutes
Cat Ba Express: about 2 hours and 45 minutes
Step 2 – Bến Gót – Cái Viềng wharf by ferry or speedboat
Inter-bus lines: 25 – 30 minutes
Daiichi Travel: 25 – 30 minutes
Cat Ba Express: 15 minutes
Step 3 – Cái Viềng wharf to Cát Bà Town by bus.
Inter-bus lines: 1 hour
Daiichi Travel: 1 hour
Cat Ba Express: 1 hour
BUS – HYDROFOIL PACKAGE
With this options you will book the bus and the speedboat separately. Choosing a bus service is convenient for tourists if you want to take advantage of good prices and safe drivers and arrive at your destination inexpensively and safely. Because driver will pick you up in by bus then set off to Hai Phong city. After that arriving Binh harbor and connect with a hydrofoil to get Cat Ba city.
Step 1 – Bus from Hanoi to Hai Phong
Duration: about 2,5 hours.
Price: One-way bus ticket about 4-8 USD
Recommend: Hoang Long bus, you will be provided with the best service and facilities in express tourist bus or luxury limousine.
Bus-stops: Nước Ngầm Bus Station (8 Giải Phóng Str) or Hai Phong – Niem Nghia Bus Station (275 Trần Nguyên Hãn Str)
You should remember that arriving at the station at least one hours before departure time because Hoang Long bus may change the picking time and will not be responsible for your missing or your late.
Step 2 – Book Speedboat from Hai Phong (Pha Binh port) to Cat Ba Island
When arriving to Pha Binh port in Hai Phong (4 Bến Bính), you need to buy ticket directly at the speedboat agencies in Pha Binh port. Then, they will take you to Cat Ba Island.
Duration: 1 hour
Ticket price: $10
Instead of bus, you will go by train from Hanoi to Hải Phòng, then take the speedboat to Cát Bà island. Taking a train is one of the most popular ways to get from Hà Nội to Cát Bà.
Step 1 – Train from Hanoi to Hai Phong
First, you need to buy train ticket at the railway station in Hanoi – Gia Lam Railway Station (481 Ngọc Lâm) or the railway station in Hai Phong – Hai Phong Railway Station (75 Lương Khánh Thiện).
Duration: about 2,5 hours
Ticket price: about 3-4 USD(hard or soft seat).
Step 2 – Speedboat from Hai Phong (Pha Binh port) to Cat Ba Island
You will book directly to speedboat agencies in Pha Binh port as the same way in the option 2.
Duration: 1 hour
Ticket price: $10
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