Hanoi to Halong Bay by train and tour

Hanoi to Halong Bay by train and tour

Activities to enjoy in Halong Bay tour
Being one of the most spectacular tourist sites in Vietnam, Halong Bay – one of the World Natural Heritage, is undoubtedly the fascination of travelers everywhere to come to visit this gorgeous area. It is not too difficult to cover the distance of 170km between Hanoi capital city and Halong Bay, so, Halong Bay tour is easily accessible. But what are the best ways to explore the beauty of Halong Bay from Hanoi? Take Hanoi to Halong Bay by train and tour into consideration!

Hanoi to Halong Bay by tour

Activities to enjoy in Halong Bay tour

Activities to enjoy in Halong Bay tour- source: internet

Of course, the most popular way to travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay is booking a tour. You will have no difficulty finding daily cheap and available tours offered by operators. By booking a tour, you can have your cruise operator take care of your transportation, accommodation and cruise. Also, there should be an English-speaking guide accompanying with you to help you to know more about all these amazing things along the way. If you do not want to join 20 others on a shuttle bus, it is highly recommended to choose one of some tours having private car option for you.

Hanoi to Halong Bay by tour

Hanoi to Halong Bay by tour- source: internet

Although this will increase the cost, you will also have more comfort. For family, group of friends and anybody who wants to have a fuss free trip, going on tours is a highly recommended option. Expect about VND 3,000,000 (~$130) for an average cost for a 2 day tour. You can scout the Old Quarter in Hanoi if you want to book a tour – you should not miss the tours on offer for every budget! Depending on your budget and types of add ons, there are a large number of choices. You can read more: Jasmine cruise Halong

Hanoi to Halong Bay by train

Hanoi to Halong Bay by train

Hanoi to Halong Bay by train- source: internet

Another option for the journey from Hanoi to Halong Bay is traveling by train. If you want to experience this kind of transport, then you will need to take train number HP1 to Haiphong (the nearest ‘real’ train station to Halong Bay) at Hanoi Main Station in Hanoi. Even though you will have to get up early as the train departs Hanoi at 06.00hrs, you can hopefully expect to arrive in Halong at about 08.30hrs. For those who want to make a day trip to Halong Bay from Hanoi, it is highly recommended to leave Haiphong for the return journey on the HP2 train, which departs at around 6.40.p.m and is scheduled to arrive back in Hanoi before 10.p.m – so before it gets too late, you will have enough time to get back to your accommodation!

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