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Cat Bi Airport located in Hai Phong city and 50km far way from Halong Bay. There is also a new highway just open so it only takes 1 hours transfer from Halong Bay to Cat Bi Airport.
The distance from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh is 200km. However, due to the low-quality traffic system, it takes around 5 hours to transfer from Halong Bay to Ninh Binh
There are 02 ways to get to Ninh Binh from Halong Bay:
The ticket's rate for the bus Halong Bay- Ninh Binh is quite cheap, only 10USD/Person. However, the bus will not pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. You have to come to the meeting point before departure time of the bus. Additionally, the quality of the service is very low since the buses are operated by local people who do not know how to serve foreign tourists, and do not speak English. So, taking the bus is not recommended to avoid the unhappy time of your journey in Vietnam
Book the private car is the best way to get to Ninh Binh from Halong Bay due to following reason
Driver will pick you up at the hotels, cruise pier and take you to any hotel in Ninh Binh
Driver will pick you up at any time you want. Especially if you would like to go Ninh Binh after your Halong Bay Cruise Tour, the driver will contact with cruise's operator and know when you disembark to pick you up
The rate for the private car from Halong to Ninh Binh:
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Winter (around Octobet to December) and Spring (March and April) are two best seasons to visit Halong. It has the pleasant weather and low chance of rain, during there are higher chance of storm from June to September.
For Halong Bay 2 days or 3 days program is enough to discover main sight here. The longer program is suitable the guest who want to have more time in the stunning scenery and discovery deep inside the center of Bay.
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Halong Bay is 500km far away to Sapa so it will very hard if you transfer on the same day. There are few options below:
Option 1: By bus: you can take overnight bus from Sapa to Hanoi. You will arrive about 6:00 AM in the morning. Relax then take another day bus (about 3 hours) to Halong Bay.
Option 2: Train + Bus: Take overnight train back to Hanoi around 5:00 AM then 3 hours by bus to Halong Bay.
There are 3 best ways to book Halong bay Cruise when you already in Hanoi: