NORTHERN BUSES / HANOI - QUAN LAN ISLAND

QUAN LAN ISLAND

Quang Ninh is a province, located in the North - East of Vietnam. The distance from Hanoi to Quang Ninh is about 183 km which takes you about 3,5 hours riding with amazing view on it's way. Nowadays Quang Ninh with Halong Bay becomes a highlight tourist place in Vietnam which attracts a lot of travellers all over the world.
Quan Lan Island is located in Quang Ninh province which is far from Hanoi about 215km, it is take 7 hours riding and speed boating with beautifull lanscape. Nowadays a lot of tourist to visit to Quan Lan island 
 
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HANOI TO QUAN LAN ISLAND, QUAN LAN ISLAND TO HANOI

How to get to Quan Lan island from Hanoi is the question that all travellers want to know. There are 4 different ways to get to Quan Lan from Hanoi. But going with Vietnam Local Bus is the cheapest and easiest way because:
- We have service to pick you up from your hotel or agency with English speaking guide.
- We have contact with many good buses at the bus station, you will not have to worry about your belongings.
- Easy to purchase ticket, you can book online 1 day, 2 days or longer in advance if you go on Vietnam holiday time.
- We have worked with a lot of bus compaies the whole years, so we always have available seats for you even you go on our holiday as long as you let us know before 48 hours (on holiday time).
- Flexible and convenient in payment, you can pay online by Visa, Master, American Express card (3% bank fee will be added), Paypal, Western Union...
- You can check all detail, useful information from our website vietnamlocalbus.com before you decide to purchase your ticket.
- We are free of charge you want to change departure date as long as we are informed 24 hours in advance by confimation to you.

FROM HANOI TO QUAN LAN ISLAND

TIME TABLE
 
SCHEDULE PICK UP TIME ARRIVAL TIME PRICE
Hanoi to Quan Lan island 6.00 am 13.30 23 USD
Information
- Pick up from hotel in the Old Quarter
- Drop off: Wharf on Quan Lan island
- Bus type: 16 – 35 seating bus.
- Bus from Hanoi – Cai Rong harbour (Quang Ninh): 6 hours.
- Speed boat from Cai Rong harbour – Minh Chau harbour: 1 hour

 
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BUS SCHEDULE FROM HANOI TO QUAN LAN ISLAND

6.00: Our guide and motorbike/ taxi picks you up at the hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter then takes 30 minute to My Dinh bus station. At the bus station, you get the ticket and get on the big bus. It takes 7 hours to Quan Lan island. On the way, we have 1 times for shortbreaks for bathroom. You also can find you some snacks for breakfast there on your own.
12.30: Arrive at Cai Rong port, get on speed boat to Quan Lan island.
13. 30: Arrive at Minh Chau wharf, get droped of here, journey finishes.
PRICE: 25 USD/ PERSON
Included: English speaking guide, car or taxi to bus station in Hanoi, bus ticket to Cai Rong, speed boat ticket to Quan Lan.
Excluded: Insurance, meals , drinks, tip to guide, personal expenses.

BUS ROUTINE FROM HANOI TO QUAN LAN ISLAND

Hanoi Old Quarter – My Dinh bus station – Bac Ninh province – Hai Duong Province (short break) – Dong Trieu District – Uong Bi city – Quang Yen Town – Ha Long city – Tuan Chau gate – Bai Chay bus station - Cam Pha city – Van Don district – Cai Rong wharf – Minh Chau wharf  (last stop).

BUS FROM QUAN LAN ISLAND TO HANOI

TIME TABLE
 
SCHEDULE PICK UP TIME ARRIVAL TIME PRICE
Quan Lan island to Hanoi 12.30 19.30 23 USD
Information

- Pick up from hotel in center of Quan Lan island
- Drop off in bus station in Hanoi
- Bus type: 16 – 35 seating bus.
- Bus from Quan Lan town to Minh Chau harbour: 15 minutes
- Speed boat from Minh Chau harbour to Cai Rong harbour: 1 hour
- Bus from Cai Rong harbour (Quang Ninh) to Hanoi: 6 hours.

 
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BUS SCHEDULE FROM QUAN LAN ISLAND TO HANOI

12.00: Our guide and boat pick you up at the hotel in the Minh Chau port in Quan Lan island then takes 45 minute to Cai Rong port. At the Cai Rong port, you get the ticket and get on the big bus. It takes 6 hours to Hanoi. On the way, we have 1 times for shortbreaks for bathroom. You also can find you some snacks for breakfast there on your own.
19.30: Arrive at My Dinh bus station (last stop).
PRICE: 23 USD/ PERSON
Included: Speed boat ticket to Cai Rong, bus ticket to Hanoi.
Excluded: Insurance, meals , drinks, tip to guide, personal expenses.

BUS ROUTINE FROM QUAN LAN ISLAND TO HANOI

Minh Chau port – Cai Rong port – Van Don district – Cam Pha city – Bai Chai bus station – Tuan Chau gate – Quang Yen town – Uong Bi city – Dong Trieu District – Hai Duong province (shortbreak) – Bac Ninh province - My Dinh bus station (last stop).
PRICE FOR CHILDREN
- Children under 4 years old sleep with their parents are free.
- Children from 4 years old and up same price as adult, have their own seats.

Note: Taxi from My Dinh bus station to Hanoi old quarter around 120.000 vnd/ taxi .We recommend one of these taxi companies:
Thanh Cong Taxi: 043257575, Mai Linh Taxi: 0438333333, Thanh Nga Taxi: 0438215215.

DIFFERENT WAYS TO GO TO QUAN LAN ISLAND

1/ GO TO BUS STATION BY YOURSELF

This is the best option for you if you would like to save money because you do everything on your own. You can take a taxi to My Dinh, Giap Bat, and Nuoc Ngam bus station to book ticket. Bus timetable is very flexible. Purchasing bus ticket by yourself, it means you have to arrange verything you do by yourself: taxis, contact driver, finding the right bus among hundreds buses in station... It is not very easy when you dont speak the language and local people here dont speak English too.
!!! Warning:
- At bus station, there are many gangster men who are willing to cheat you to get you on terrible or wrong bus, you have no idea where you are going to as you can not communnicate to local people. Till you realise it, you are far away from the big city.
- There are a lot of buses, neither do you know them, nor do they know you. If there is anything happens to your belongings, you have noone to ask for help.
- During festivals time in Vietnam (Independent holiday, King ceremony holiday, New Year holiday...), local people often plan their holiday in advance. Bus tickets to Quan Lan Island mostly fully booked very soon. Therefore it is difficult for you to purchase ticket by yourself if you have a narrow plan.

2/ HANOI TO QUANLAN ISLAND BY MOTORBIKE

You can rent motorbike in any travel agencies in Hanoi to slowly driving to Quan Lan island and back . For a good quality for motorbike, it costs about 10 USD per day which can be for 2 people sit on. You should drive slowly to enjoy landscapes and stop for photos shooting on the way. And you pay extra ticket for speed boat.
Note: You should give your passport to agency, read the contact carefully and choose good motobike, furthermore you should check careful with their mechanic service conection in case your motobike is broken on the way.
!!! Warning: You should be carefully before renting because roads to Quang Ninh are very dangerous with traffic jam, bad road.

3/ HANOI TO QUAN LAN ISLAND BY TOURIST BUS

You can book and join a tourist bus from companies who organise tours to Quan Lan but you have to leave early in the morning around 7.30 - 8.30 am. Because tour from Hanoi to Quan Lan tour companies always give priority to people who book a package tour than people only book bus ticket. Therefore, sometimes you can book - sometimes you can not. And it can be cancelled in a short advance when they cant collect enough customers to make their tour run.

4/ HANOI TO QUAN LAN BY PRIVATE CAR

This option seems to be the most convenient one for you if you have a group of at leasts 3 - 4 people join with you. If not it is kind of very expensive to go alone or too small group.

BEST TIME TO VISIT QUAN LAN ISLAND

You can visit Quan Lan island all year, but the best time to visit Quan Lan island is in Summer, Auntum (March to October) to see clearly view of islands, islets, caves, floating villages. And this time is the greatest time to enjoy swimming on beautiful beaches here. 

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