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How to get to Cat Ba Island from Noi Bai Airport

How to get to Cat Ba Island from Noi Bai Airport

Cat Ba Island is regarded as the sleeping beauty on her wakening. It has the pure charm of sky and sea, covered by the jungle green coat.
That why just right after you google Cat Ba, a bunch of suggestions follow: Cat Ba pearl island, Cat Ba the ideal destination in Vietnam, Cat Ba the priceless gift from mother nature, etc. Why hesitate? Let’s find the way to get to Cat Ba right now. In this post, Cat Ba Express will share with you different ways to get to Cat Ba Island.

From Noi Bai Airport to Cat Ba Island:

Hundreds of arrivals everyday take thousands of tourists, both domestic and international to Hanoi. Some of them do not have enough time to stay in Hanoi, some simply just want to get to the Cat Ba pearl island as soon as possible. A lot of people who are not so fond of news on transportation may be surprised when they happen to know nowadays there are a variety of transportation providers waiting to take them direct to the destination.

Get to Cat Ba by Bus

long with Bus Hoang Long – provide package journey Hanoi to Cat Ba, there are also buses to Hai Phong City: Bus Hai Au, O Ho, Ket Doan and tourism company who organize combined tours such as Khanh Sinh Tour, Sinh Café, Cat Ba Express.

Get to Cat Ba by Taxi

If you arrive from 6:30 AM to 12.30 PM, you can take Noi Bai taxi or rent a car (VND 300.000 – 400.000 depends on the brand) to directly get to the stations. 
Or you can take the bus No. 17 to go to Gia Lam bus station and take Bus Hai Au, or O Ho to Hai Phong; after that you take the high speed boat from Binh port (the last boat is at 4:00 PM) to Cat Ba island center. 

The other way is to take BRT bus

N0. 86 to the train station Le Duan and take the train to Hai Phong. Check the train time and buy ticket here: hai-phong/lich- cac-phuong-tien/pid138/lich-tau- hoa-hai- phong-ha- noi-ha- noi-hai- phong.html.
Now you have 2 choices: You can take the speed boat as above, or you can take another bus to Niem Nghia station and have a package journey with Hoang Long. This is the only local tour provider which has the full package for tourist in Cat Ba. The tour will last for 5 to 6 hours excluding waiting time caused by changes in schedules, or depending on the numbers of customers. Even we may stay on the palastic seats with out any explaination.
However, the best choice is to contact tourism companies which are specialized in the area to take advantage of the competition on services, price and time, especially on high-demanding seasons.
Now, FYI, there will be the details of service provided by Cat Ba Express, one of the best transportation providers to the destination.
You just need to arrive safe and sound in Noi Bai Airport during the time from 6:30 AM to 12:30 PM, the rest will be taken cared by Cat Ba Express Bus 
We provide 3 buses  timetable daily  at 7:30 AM, 10:45 AM and 2:00 PM to Cat Ba. Cat Ba Express will arrange private cars which suit you best to be picked up from the airport (VND 280.000 ($13)) and take you to the nearest buses to Cat Ba. We use the standard tourism buses with enough comfortable seats and package transportation to guarantee the shortest time on board. Cat Ba had completed the journey at minimum time of 2.5 hours and the longest is 4 hours 20 minutes. Regularly, the journey will take 3.5 hours.
All tourists will be picked up at the office at No. 37B Nguyen Huu Huan and hotels in the Old Quarter for no longer than 30 minutes. The bus will leave for the brand new high way No. 5B and enter the bridge across the sea Tan Vu – Lach Huyen. The bus will arrive at Got port, Cat Hai after 2 hours 10 minutes. For more detail click link below :
From here, Cat Ba Express high speed boat will take tourists to Vieng port, cat Ba in 10 minutes. Cat Ba Express buses are already waiting for picking up tourists to travel to hotels in center of Cat Ba Island: Sunrise Resort, Cat Ba Island Resort, Cat Ba Beach Resort, Hùng Long Hotel, Seapearl Hotel, Thảo Minh Newstar Hotel, Hoàng Gia Minh, Cat Ba Central Backpacker hostel, Cat Ba hostel, Cat Ba House Backpacker, Cat Ba island, Cat Ba Green House, Cat Ba central hostel…