Transport to Cat Ba island, How to get to cat ba

Getting there and away

“Transport to Cat Ba island from Hanoi – Getting to Cat Ba & away”

1. HANOI – HAI PHONG – CAT BA

1.1 CAT BA EXPRESS TRANSPORT COMPANY:

 Cat Ba Express  transport company will pick you up at your hotel from  Hanoi Old Quarter and transfer by bus by express way max 120km/hr to Ben Pha Got of Cat Hai Island and connects with a high speed boat = 10 minutes to Ben Pha Cai Vieng  then connect with another bus = 30 minuted to Cat Ba town (3 and half - 4 hours Hanoi – Hai Phong – Cat Ba ). It cos = 12 - 17USD/person/one way (low season - high season).

Note: We only recommend you take the bus with them to Cat Ba. Do not book the tour with them because they will not connect the tour with our company. So please contact Cat Ba Ventures and book the tour with us, we will organize a great trip for you.

You can book online or buy ticket at Cat Ba Express Office. Address: 37B, Nguyen Huu Huan - Hanoi Old Quarter.

Tel: 024 38734999

Departure time from Hanoi: 7.30; 10.30 ; 14.00

Arrive in Cat Ba:                   11.30; 14.30; 18.00

Departure time from Cat Ba:   9.00 ; 12.30 ; 16.00 (pick up up at Cat Ba Ventures office or your hotel in Cat Ba).

Arrive in Hanoi:                    13.00; 16.00; 19.30

1.2: GOOD MORNING CAT BA BUS COMPANY:

This is a fast bus and connect with speed boat which take you by express way, max 120km/hr. As the pickup from your hotel is included, non road pickup on the way as local buses, plus with speed boat, this combo make your journey 4hrs from Hanoi - Cat Ba town.

http://goodmorningcatba.com/bus-hanoi-to-cat-ba/

Note: We only recommend you take the bus with them to Cat Ba. Do not book the tour with them because they will not connect the tour with our company. So please contact Cat Ba Ventures and book the tour with us, we will organize a great trip for you.

 

Departure time from Hanoi to Cat Ba : 08:00; 10.30 and 14:00

Departure time from Cat Ba - Hanoi : 09.00; 12.30 and 16:00 (pick up up at Cat Ba Ventures office or your hotel in Cat Ba).

Duration: 3 and half - 4 hours

  • Cost:   12 - 17USD/person/one way (low season - high season).
  • You can email  them: info@goodmorningcatba.com  and give us your hotel address in Hanoi Old Quarter for picking up. You also can call them or send by text messase for booking: Hotline: +84 914607571

 

1.3 TAKE A TRAIN FROM HANOI – HAI PHONG AND HYDROFOIL TO CAT BA:

We recommend you can take the train at Hanoi train station at 6am, it takes 2 hours to Hai Phong city, arrive at 8.15am, cost = 60.000dong/ticket, then you take a taxi = 4km = 50.000dong to Ben Binh harbour where the hydrofoil leaves at 9am and arrives Cat Ba town at 9.45. The hydrofoil cost = 220.000dong/ticket.

We recommend you can book the train tickets and hydrofoil tickets by yourself on: www.baolau.com

Make sure you can tell the taxi driver takes you only = 4km to Ben Binh harbour, because some bad driver takes you to another harbour = 18km from there. You have to pay more for taxi and will arrive Cat Ba late.

Warning: We have heard many reports of travelers about there are bad women (tourist hunters) who hang around the boat dock and sell overpriced tickets and might take you to wrong boat. You should avoid them then buy ticket inside the office at the entrance of  Cat Ba Island Resort & Spa hydrofoil company.

Note: Do not take the Mekong - Hoang Yen speed boat. It is not the hydrofoil and will take you longer. If you take that boat, you will miss our boat trip which start at 10.00.

 

1.4 PRIVATE TRANSPORT SERVICE: 

Hanoi – Hai Phong – Cat Ba Town.

We can pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi, at Airport or at Hanoi train station by a private car or van, our driver takes you 2 hour though the Red River delta to Hai Phong city. Then connect with  a hydrofoil or a high speed boat which takes you 45 minutes or 80 minute  ( depends  type of speed boats and hydrofoil ) to arrive Cat Ba town.

Cost = 68US$ for a private car = 4 seats; 80US$ for a private mini bus 16 seats.

Note: from 4 people, we will provide a private van 7 seats or mini bus 16seats.

Hydrofoil ticket:  Cost = 10US$/1 ticket  = 220.000Dong

Pick up or drop at Hanoi Airport  extra = 20US$ for a private car = 4 seats;  25US$ for a private mini bus = 16 seats.

Please contact us before, we will prepare for your trip.

 


2. HAI PHONG – CAT BA:

Option1: Hoang Long takes you by bus and speed boat ( 1 and half hour ), cost 150.000 VND.

  • Departures time: From 4 Le Thanh Tong -Hai Phong: 8.00; 10.00; 14.00
  • Contact : Hoang Long office in Hai Phong.
  • Add: 4 Le Thanh Tong- Hai Phong city. Tel 0313.552866

Option 2:  Take a car, motor bike or bicycle to Hai Phong city and find the way to Dinh Vu - Lach Huyen bridge, then take the slow ferry (every 30 minutes) from Ben Pha Got ferry station. It takes 15 minutes to Ben Pha Cai Vieng  then drive 30 mins to Cat Ba town. (Cost 1 and half hours: Hai Phong – Cat Hai island – Cat Ba Town – cheaper than taking the bus or hydrofoil).

Hai Phong – Cat Hai island – Cat Ba TownOption 3: You can take a bus or car from Ha Noi to Hai Phong, stopping at Ben Binh ferry station. There are Hydrofoils to Cat Ba town, talking 45 minutes. Departure: 9.00.

Cat Ba Island Resort & Spa hydrofoil takes you 45 minutes from Ben Binh ferry station to Cat Ba, cost = 220.000dong (low season from September - May).

  • Departure time at Ben Binh: 7.00; 9.00; 13.00; 15.00
  • Departure time at Cat Ba: 8.00; 10.00; 14.00; 16.00

The HAI PHONG DEVELOPMENT JOIN STOCK COMPANYOption 4: The HAI PHONG DEVELOPMENT JOIN STOCK COMPANY  takes you 1 hour and 45 minutes from Ben Binh harbor by bus = 45 minutes to Ben Pha Got ferry station and connect with a high speed boat = 10 minutes to Ben Pha Cai Vieng - Phu Long and connects with another  bus  to Cat Ba Town.

Cost = 120.000 - 160.000VNDong (low season - high season).

  • Departure from  Ben Binh (at the corner):  7.00;  10.00;  13.00; 16.00
  • Departure from Cat Ba town (Cat Ba tourist wharf – waiting lounge): 7.00; 10.00; 13.00; 16.00

Option 5: The CAT BA TOURIST TRANSPORTATION COMPANY takes you 1 hour and 30 minutes from Ben Binh harbor by bus = 45 minutes to Ben Pha Got ferry station and connect with a high speed boat = 10 minutes to Ben Pha Cai Vieng - Phu Long and connects with another  bus  to Cat Ba Town.

Warning: The price in our website is real price of company, but you should be careful. Because there are some bad women (tourist hunters) who hang around the boat dock and sell overpriced tickets. If the weather is bad, do not be talked into paying extra for the buses to the alternative port and on Cat Ba back to the main living area, this should be included in your original ticket price.

* Departure time:

  • From Ben Binh harbour: 06.20; 08.10; 09.30; 13.20; 15.10; 16.35
  • From Cat Ba Town: 06.00; 08.00; 09.00; 12.30; 14;30; 16;10

3. NINH BINH – CAT BA:

CAT BA DISCOVERY TRANSPORT COMPANY  takes you 5 hour from Tam Coc - Ninh Binh city by bus 3 and half hrs to Ben Pha Got ferry station and connect with the ferry 15 minutes to Ben Pha Cai Vieng - Phu Long and connects with another  bus  to Cat Ba Town.

Cost = 13US$.

  • Departure from  Tam Coc - Ninh Binh 8.45; 13.00
  • Departure from Cat Ba town  8.00; 9.00; 12.45; 13.00; 15.00; 15.45 (pick up up at Cat Ba Ventures office or your hotel in Cat Ba).

 

4. SAPA – CAT BA:

CAT BA DISCOVERY TRANSPORT COMPANY  takes you 12 hour from SAPA by bus  to Ben Pha Got ferry station and connect with the ferry 15 minutes to Ben Pha Cai Vieng - Phu Long and connects   to Cat Ba Town.

Cost = 20US$.

  • Departure from  Sa Pa at 7pm and arrive Cat Ba at 7am of the next day.
  • Departure from Cat Ba town at 16.00 and arrive Sa Pa at 3am (pick up up at Cat Ba Ventures office or your hotel in Cat Ba).

5. HA NOI – HA LONG CITY - TUAN CHAU ISLAND – CAT BA:

 Take a car, motor bike or bicycle From Hanoi to to Tuan Chau island. There is Tuan Chau ferry to Gia Luan harbor- Cat Ba island, you can drive 30 minutes from Gia Luan harbor to Cat Ba town.

In the low season from September - April.

Departs from Tuần Châu - Cát Bà: 7h30’, 11h30’, 15h00’
Departs from Cát Bà – Tuần Châu: 9h00’, 13h00’, 16h00’

In the high season it departs in every 30 minutes (from 6.00 AM till 18.00 PM). It takes only 45- 50 minutes per ferry journey.

  • Walker: 80,000Dong
  • Motorbike:  20,000Dong
  • Less than 9 pax Van:   450.000Dong
  • From 9 pax to 16 pax Van: 600,000Dong