The ultimate guide to Cat Ba Island.
Get to Cat Ba Island from…anywhere
With the endless list of newest bus and tour services from Hanoi to Cat Ba or even from way further points like Sapa to Cat Ba and the other way around from Cat Ba to Sapa, it has just become easier to reach many must-go places of the alluring island – Cat Ba. Cat Ba Express provides the best the transportation in the area with just from: $16 for variety of choices of buses. So the options of transportation to get here are: Junk boat, Ferry, Speed boat and Hydrofoil.
By Cat Ba Express BusWith one combo package ticket (Bus, speed boat, water, cake... ) Cat Ba Express will take care all the logistic of your journey from Hanoi to Cat Ba. The advantage of this package is the pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hai Phong city by Cat Ba Express (Eco Bus) before catching sped boat to Cat Ba town which make your trip more comfortable and faster. For the return way, we will drop you at any hotel in Hanoi. This also aims to avoid taxi scams at local bus station in Hanoi.
Free hotel pickup: hotel located in Hanoi Old Quater only, and Cat Ba Express Offices 37b Nguyen Huu Huan Str, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi - Cat Ba island take: 7:30 -7:45, 11:00 - 11:15, 14:00
Cat Ba island - Hanoi take: 08:30 - 8:45, 12:00 - 12:30, 15:30 - 15:45
Duration: 3 hours
Cat Ba Express Bus Timetable:
|PICK UP TIME||HA NOI - DINH VU||DINH VU - CAI VIENG||CAI VIENG - CAT BA||PRICE USD/ PAX|
|TIME||2 hours||30 minutes||45 minutes|
|DEPART - ARRIVE||7.45 - 8.15||8.15 - 10.15||10.15 - 10.45||10.45 - 11.30||16|
|DEPART - ARRIVE||11.15 - 11.45||11.45 - 13.45||13.45 - 14.15||14.15 - 15.00||16|
|DEPART - ARRIVE||14.15 - 14.45||14.45 - 16.45||16.45 - 17.15||17.15 - 18.00||16|
Hotlines: 01248.244.999 - 043.873.4999
Add: 37b Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Public bus – boat – bus package
Altenative way to get to Cat Ba Island. You only need to buy one ticket. The people from the bus company will guide you through all the simple transfers. It's used to be the most economical way to get to Cat Ba island as its bus station Luong Yen was located right in Hanoi old quarter but from 2017, it's moved out of city to Yen Nghia bus station where is 17km away from down town. Unless you would like to have real local experiences, otherwise we do not recommend this option any more.
Train (recommended for slow travel)
Being built by French Colonial in the late 19 century, the railway system in Vietnam aimed to transferring the natural resources back to France. Nowadays this railway system is becoming a new travel experience for local and international tourist.
- Route: Train (Hanoi – Hai Phong) – Taxi (Train station in Hai Phong – Ben Binh pier) Hydrofoil (Ben Binh pier – Cat Ba island)
- Departure: 08h30
- Train ticket: 60.000 VND ($3USD)/one way ticket
- Hydrofoil: 200.000 VND ($7.5USD)/ one way ticket
- Duration: 3hours.
How to get to cat ba island from halong bay?
1. Ferry from Tuan Chau island – Gia Luan Pier
- From Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island by bus: 250,000VND/pax
- By cano 7 - 12 seats: 120 - 150usd/way
- Catch ferry from Tuan Chau Tourist Wharf to Gia Luan pier: 80,000 VND/ticket
- Catch public bus from Gia Luan to Cat Ba town: 40,000VND/pax
In summer: 30-4 to 30-9:
Tuan Chau – Gia Luan: 7h30’, 9h00’, 11h30’, 13h30’, 15h00’
Gia Luan – Tuan Chau: 9h00’, 11h30’, 13h00’, 15h00’, 16h00’
And: 01-10 to 29-4:
Tuan Chau – Gia Luan: 7h30’, 11h30’, 15h00’
Gia Luan – Tuan Chau: 9h00’, 13h00’, 16h00’
How to get to cat ba island from Ninh Binh
From Ninh Binh....
Where to stay in Cat Ba Island?
Cat Ba Homestay
Cat Ba Hotels
Hoang Gia Minh Hotel
Address: 18-20 Nui Ngoc Street, Cat Ba Town Beach, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam
Lan Ha Hotel
Address: 21 Nui Ngoc, Cat Ba Town Beach, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam
Ngoc Anh Hotel
Address: 35 Nui Ngoc, Cat Ba, Hai Phong, Cat Ba, Vietnam
Ngoc Ha Hotel
Cat Ba Hostels
Address: No.31, Nui Truc Street, Cat Ba town, Vietnam.
You can contact the hotlines: +84. 1248.244.999 or +84. 243. 873.4999 orgo to the office of Cat ba Express for more infomation about promotion and discounts