Cat Ba to Hanoi

How To Get From Cat Ba To Hanoi For Traveler 2023

There are 3 ways to get from Cat Bat to Hanoi, which include bus, train, and ferry. But AnnieGo hight recommends you buy a ticket bus

There are 3 ways to get from Cat Bat to Hanoi, which include bus, train, and ferry. But AnnieGo hight recommends you buy a ticket bus

The best 3 ways to go from Cat Ba to Hanoi

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For the 150km distance from Cat Ba to Hanoi, you have 3 options: 3.5 hours by bus, 3.5 hours by limousine, and 4 hours by train. Prices range between US$11.50 (VND 275,000) and US$15 (VND 353,000). Note that all options include a ferry from Cat Ba to Hai Phong.

A combination of bus and ferry is the most convenient way to get from Cat Ba to Hanoi. With prices starting at 11.50 USD (275,000 VND), you can rest easy knowing that your travel agent has arranged all the transfers for you. Travel time is about 3.5 hours.

If you want more comfort, you can also take the more expensive limousine and ferry from Cat Ba to Hanoi. Limousines offer more spacious seats and a more luxurious ride. Combo prices start from 15 USD (353,000 VND).

There is also the option of combining ferry, taxi, and train from Cat Ba to Hanoi. But unlike other options, you have to book the ferry and train tickets yourself. Total fees start from USD 12.50 (VND 295,000).

At least four operators combine buses and ferries from Cat Ba to Hanoi: Cat Ba Express, Good Morning Cat Ba, Daiichi Travel, and Full Moon Party.

We recommend traveling with Good Morning Cat Ba because they have great reviews and also offer a free hotel pick up and drop off. The combined bus and ferry fare is 11.5 USD (275,000 VND).

The bus and ferry journey from Cat Ba to Hanoi takes about 3.5 hours. The tour operator takes care of all your trips, so you don’t have to worry about anything during your trip.

Departure and arrival station

Different companies have different departure and destination points. Be sure to check these details before booking a trip.

Better yet, just choose a company and they will pick you up from your hotel in Cat Ba and take you to your destination in Hanoi.

Bus schedule from Cat Ba to Hanoi

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For easy booking and a comfortable ride, purchase tickets in advance through online or an agency

You can also book bus tickets and ferry tickets through one of Cat Ba’s local agents. Their prices may be slightly cheaper, but be aware that their buses take longer as they usually use a different port or ferry. Also, don’t expect the same level of comfort offered by either of the previous options.

Schedule Limousine from Cat Ba to Hanoi

A combined limousine and ferry is a more luxurious alternative to a combined bus and ferry.

With this option selected, you will have a more spacious ride and more comfortable seats. Some also offer Wi-Fi and charging ports.

Travel time from Cat Ba to Hanoi is about 3.5 hours by limousine and ferry. Ticket prices start from 15 USD (353,000 VND).

Departure and arrival station

Like buses, limousines do not have designated departure and arrival stations. They usually depart from the office in Cat Ba and stop at the corresponding office in Hanoi.

If they offer a free hotel pick-up, be sure to double-check first.

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We recommend booking a combined bus and ferry ticket from Cat Ba to Hanoi as it is a cheaper and more convenient option.

Schedule a Ferry from Cat Ba to Pha Binh

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However, if you want to split the journey or want to do it independently, you can also combine ferry, taxi, and train from Cat Ba to Hanoi.

There are at least eight ferries per day from Cat Ba to Pha Binh Port in Hai Phong.

You can take the ferry from 05:30 AM to 3:50 PM. These ferries depart from Cat Ba wharf in the city center. You will have no problem walking from the hotel to here.

The journey takes about 1.5 hours, depending on which ferry you take. Ticket prices start at US$6.50 (160,000 VND).

The ferry stops at Pha Binh Port, also known as Ben Binh. From here to Hai Phong Railway Station is about 2 km.

It is best to book online with an agency to secure a seat on the ferry on your preferred date and time.

You can also book ferries through the island’s local agent. Thong Nhat 05 and Mekong Hoang Yen operate daily ferries from Cat Ba to Pha Binh Wharf. They are cheaper (about 5 USD (120,000 VND) ) but also slower.

Why we don’t recommend taking the ferry to Dinh Vu Port

First of all, there is no direct ferry from Cat Ba to Dinh Vu Port. If you choose to go to Dinh Vu Pier in Hai Phong, your itinerary will be as follows:

  • Step 1: Take a 45-minute bus from Cat Ba town to Cai Vieng port.
  • Step 2: Take a 20-minute ferry ride to Got Harbor.
  • Step 3: Transfer to a 30-minute bus ride to Ninh Tiep Wharf.
  • Step 4: Take a 45-minute ferry ride to Dinh Vu Port.
  • Step 5: Take a taxi for 30 minutes to Hai Phong station.

Seems complicated, doesn’t it? Because it is. That’s why we strongly recommend you take the ferry directly from Cat Ba to Pha Binh Port.

From Pha Binh Port, you need to take a taxi to Hai Phong station.

Taxis start at $2.10 (50,000 VND) and the journey only takes about 10 minutes.

If you don’t have a lot of luggage, you can also consider walking for about 20 minutes to get to the train station.

Vietnam Railways operates at least four departures daily from Hai Phong to Hanoi.

Please note that the last bus departs at 18:40. Even if you take the last ferry from Cat Ba, you should still have plenty of time to catch it, just make sure not to stop unnecessarily.

Train fares start from 3.6 USD (85,000 VND) and travel time is about 2.5 hours. Trains depart from Hai Phong Station in central Hai Phong.

You will get off at Gia Lam station, 5 km northeast of Hanoi Old Quarter. You can reach your hotel in 10 minutes by taxi. Taxi prices start from USD 4 (94,000 VND).

That is all information about getting from Cat Ba to Hanoi, if you need any questions please contact AnnieGo.

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