Hai Phong to Halong Bay
Hai Phong city is about 75 kilometers away from Halong Bay. You can either book a private car or call for a taxi and it will take roughly 2 hours to transfer from Hai Phong to Halong Bay.
The easiest way to book for a private transfer is to ask the reception at your hotel or contact a legit travel agency to arrange the service. If you want to wave for a taxi, do not forget to negotiate the price in advance because for long distance, it is better to pay lump-sum for the whole trip rather than pay on a kilometer-based charge.
There is also daily local bus from Hai Phong bus station to Halong departing every 30 minutes from 6 am to 6 pm and the bus fare is around VND 60,000 to VND 80,000 ($3 to $4) per person. This is a great way to travel as a real local at a low cost. However, the bus follows a fixed route and does not drop guests at any wharfs, you will need to take a taxi or a typical Vietnamese motorbike taxi to the wharf where your cruise docks to join the trip.
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