Car Rental From Hanoi To Halong Bay

Here's an overview of Halong Vietnam.


Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam. Located in the northeastern part of the country, Halong Bay is known for its stunning natural beauty, consisting of thousands of limestone karsts and isles scattered throughout the bay.

Geography: Halong Bay covers an area of approximately 1,500 square kilometers (580 square miles) in the Gulf of Tonkin. It includes around 1,600 limestone islands and islets of various shapes and sizes, many of which are uninhabited.

Natural Features: The towering limestone karsts and islets are the highlight of Halong Bay. These unique formations are the result of millions of years of geological processes, erosion, and tectonic activity.

Some islands have distinct names based on their shapes, such as Voi Islet (Elephant Islet) and Ga Choi Islet (Fighting Cock Islet).

Scenic Beauty: Halong Bay offers breathtaking scenery with emerald-green waters, dense forests, hidden caves, and picturesque beaches.

The interplay of light and shadow on the limestone formations creates a mesmerizing landscape, especially during sunrise and sunset.


View of Ha long bay with a lot of limestone islets and cruise ships on summer day

Caves and Grottoes: Halong Bay is home to numerous caves and grottoes that visitors can explore. Some of the most famous ones include Sung Sot Cave (Surprise Cave), Thien Cung Cave (Heavenly Palace Cave), and Dau Go Cave (Wooden Stakes Cave). These caves showcase impressive stalactites and stalagmites formations.

Activities and Attractions: Visitors to Halong Bay can enjoy a variety of activities, including boat cruises, kayaking, swimming, and visiting fishing villages.

See more: Halong transfer to Sapa by private car 

Overnight cruises are particularly popular, allowing travelers to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the bay. Cat Ba Island, located in the vicinity of Halong Bay, is also a popular destination for its beaches, national park, and hiking trails.

Environmental Conservation: Halong Bay is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its unique ecosystem and geological significance.

Efforts are being made to preserve and protect the bay's natural environment, including the implementation of sustainable tourism practices, environmental monitoring, and strict regulations on waste management and pollution control.

Visiting Halong Bay provides an opportunity to witness a natural wonder that has captivated travelers for centuries. Its majestic landscape and tranquil ambiance make it a must-visit destination in Vietnam.


How far from Hanoi airport to Halong by taxi transfer? and how to get to Halong bay from Hanoi hotel, Noi Bai airport?


Car rental from Hanoi to Halong will takes 3h45 to drive from Hanoi to Halong by private transfer. Book now from 79$US.

It is more 3.5 hours from Hanoi airport (Noi bai international airport) there are many ways to get to Halong bay as by private car hire with good English speaking driver transfer.


How to get to Halong from Hanoi?


To get to Halong Bay from Hanoi, you have several transportation options. Here are the common methods:


By Shuttle Bus or Minivan:


Many hotels and travel agencies in Hanoi offer shuttle bus or minivan services to Halong Bay.
The journey takes approximately 3-4 hours, depending on traffic conditions and the specific destination within Halong. This option is convenient as it includes pick-up from your hotel in Hanoi and drop-off at your accommodation in Halong.



Hanoi to Halong by Express Road


By Public Bus:


Public buses operate between Hanoi and Halong Bay. You can catch a bus from the My Dinh or Luong Yen bus station in Hanoi. The bus journey takes around 4-5 hours, depending on the traffic and the type of bus. Buses typically depart regularly throughout the day, but it's advisable to check the schedule in advance.

See more: Transfer Halong to Ninh Binh 


By private Car or Taxi:


If you prefer a more personalized and flexible mode of transportation, you can hire a private car or taxi from Hanoi to Halong, This option allows you to travel at your own pace and make stops along the way. It takes around 2-3 hours to reach Halong Bay by private car or taxi, depending on the traffic conditions.


By Seaplane:


For a unique and scenic experience, you can take a seaplane from Hanoi to Halong with several airlines offer seaplane services, providing an aerial view of the bay and reducing travel time to approximately 45 minutes. But the seaplane flights are more expensive compared to other transportation options.

If you are traveling with your friends, small group or family trip, my advice is by van transport because van 12-14 seats will be good for the long journey from Hanoi to Halong bay.

5-Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-ImagesHalong bay 1 day trip

5-Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-ImagesHalong bay cruise 2days

5-Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-ImagesHalong bay transfer to Ninh Binh

5-Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-ImagesHanoi airport transfer to Halong bay

By the way you also can take our car hire with English speaking driver from Halong bay to Hai Phong, Cat Bi airport.

Rent a private car from Halong bay directly to Ninh Binh ancient city, Hoa Lu tour (Halong bay on land).

Private local car, van transfer with driver is one of the best ways to overview the local sightseeing from Hanoi to Halong bay, Hai Phong city as well as Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu tour.



A group of 4 travelers rest on road Halong to Ninh Binh

The reason you should try to book a car rental from Hanoi to Halong with us?

5-Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-ImagesGuarantees best prices 5-Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-ImagesNew brand of vehilces  5-Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-ImagesSafety payment.

5-Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-ImagesSafety in driving No hidden charge    5-Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-ImagesWonderful support.

Journey - Rates USD Duration 4 seats 7 seats 16 seats 30 seats 50 seats
Hanoi to Halong 3h40 79 84 112 399 499
Hanoi to Ninh Binh fullday 69 79 89 189 299
Hanoi to Sapa 5h30 169 179 199 289 399

5-Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-ImagesService includes: English speaking driver, all of fuel and driver expenses, parking and airport fee, water, tissue.

5-Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-ImagesService excludes: Entrance fee, tour guide, meals, accommodation, and other services not clearly mentioned.

*An English speaking driver means our driver may communicate basic English at all as says hello, time to pick up and return, tell him to drive you to any tourist attractions, spots & restaurant on the tour as our driver is not a local tour guide and his English speaking is not perfect as the professional tour guide.

Professional English speaking tour guide will be 25$USD/ day.

If this itinerary does not match your wish, Please send an email for us your request.


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How is the car rental reservation procedure and work? 

All the car rental reservations must be required for a payment deposit to secure for your service always available and fix the base charge.

Once we have received your booking payment, our car rental consultants give all the reservation information as driver phone contact, car number and tour guide name, phone..ect.

Payment deposit will refund 100% fees + 100% your paid in case our service is not available for your journey when you have landed or not found our driver.

Our company also offers a free trip for you the next day that is similar to your feature reservation before with us. like you book a one day tour then we will arrange a free one day tour for you.

Our car fleets information:


Sedan 4 seat.

Sedan or Vios :  Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-Fleet-cars-1 3 people & Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-suitcase 3 luggages + handbags.


(Toyota Vios, Mazda 3, Honda Civic, Kia Stinger, Kia Selto)

SUV 7 seat 

SUV or Innova: Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-Fleet-cars-1 5 people   & Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-suitcase 5 luggages + handbags.

(Mux Isuzu, Toyota Fortuner, Inova, Avanza, Rush, Ford Everest, Nissan Terra, Kia Sorento, Xpander, Suzuki Ertiga)

Mini van 16 seat
Minivan : Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-Fleet-cars-112 people &Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-suitcase16 luggages + handbags


(Mercedes Spinter, Huyndai Solati).



How is the car rental reservation procedure and work? 


All the car rental reservations must be required for a payment deposit to secure for your service always available and fix the base charge.

The entire process of booking a car is quite easy! Please, click here.


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