NORTHERN BUSES / HANOI - CAT BA ISLAND

CAT BA ISLAND

Cat Ba island is the biggest one among 1969 islands on Halong bay.

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Getting to Cat Ba island, you can do a lot of interesting activities:

- Visit caves

- Boat trip to visit Lan Ha bay, small islands (Monkey island), floating villages, kayaking - Trekking Cat Ba National park

- Biking to a small countryside villages, try farming with local people

- Enjoy time on more than 5 different beaches around. 

Taking only transportation to Cat Ba island is a good way for you to do those things by yourself with more freedom. We offer 2 ways bus which are everyday departure.

HANOI TO CAT BA, CAT BA TO HANOI

- Vietnam Local Bus has pick up service from your hotel to bus station with English speaking guide.

- Vietnam Local Bus has 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 travel during Vietnam holiday time.

- Vietnam Local Bus works with a lot of bus companies for years, so we always have available seats. 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 take your ticket.

- Vietnam Local Bus will not charge you if you change departure date, as long as we are informed 24 hours in advance by confirmation to you. Here is all information of our bus that you need to know.

1/ BUS HANOI TO CAT BA

TIME TABLE
 
Schedule Pick up time Arrival time Price
Hanoi to Cat Ba island

7.30 am 12.00 15 USD
10.30 am 15.00 15 USD
14.00 18.30 15 USD
Informaiton
- Pick up from hotel in the Old Quarter
- Drop off in Cat Ba town.
- Bus type: 16 – 35 seating bus.
- Bus from Hanoi – Dinh Vu harbour (Hai Phong): 2.5 hours.
- Speed boat Dinh Vu harbour – Cai Vieng harbour: 1 hour
- Bus from Cai Vieng – Cat Ba town: 30 minutes

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HOW IT WORKS

HANOI TO CAT BA BY MORNING BUS

7.30: Our guide and car picks you up at the hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter then takes 4 hours to Dinh Vu port .

9.30: At Dinh Vu pier, get on speed boat to Cai Vieng harbor.
11.00: At Cai vieng harbor , get on bus to Cat Ba Town (last stop).
12.00: Arrive in Cat Ba Town.

PRICE: 15 USD/ PERSON.

Included: English speaking guide, speed boat ticket, bus ticket to Dinh Vu port.
Excluded: Insurance, meals , drinks, tip to guide, personal expenses.

HANOI TO CAT BA ISLAND NOON TIME BUS

10.30: Our guide and car picks you up at the hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter then takes 4 hours to Dinh Vu port.
12.30: At Dinh Vu pier, get on speed boat to Cai Vieng harbor.
14.30: At Cai vieng harbour, get on bus to Cat Ba Town (last stop).
15.00: Arrive in Cat Ba Town.
 
PRICE: 15 USD/ PERSON
 
Included: English speaking guide, speed boat ticket, bus ticket Hanoi to Dinh Vu pier (Hai Phong city), Cai Vieng pier (Cat Ba town) to Cat Ba center.
 
Excluded: Insurance, meals, drinks, tip to guide, personal expenses.

HANOI TO CAT BA BY AFTERNOON BUS

14.00: Our guide and car picks you up at the hotel in the Hanoi Old Quarter then takes 4 hours to Dinh Vu port.
15.30: At Dinh Vu pier, get on speed boat to Cai Vieng harbor.
16.30: At Cai vieng harbour, get on bus to Cat Ba Town (last stop).
17.00: Arrive in Cat Ba Town.

PRICE: 15 USD

Included: English speaking guide, speed boat ticket, bus ticket Hanoi to Dinh Vu pier (Hai Phong city), Cai Vieng pier (Cat Ba town) to Cat Ba center.
Excluded: Insurance, meals , drinks, tip to guide, personal expenses.
 
BUS ROUTINE HANOI TO CAT BA ISLAND
 
Hanoi Oldquarter – Road 5B – Hai Phong City – Dinh Vu harbour - Cai Vieng harbor – Cat Ba town (last stop). 

2/ BUS FROM CAT BA TO HANOI

TIME TABLE:

Schedule Pick up time Arrival time Price
Cat Ba island - Hanoi


8.00 am 12.30 15 USD
12.00 16.30 15 USD
15.30 19.00 15 USD
Information
- Pick up from hotel in center of Cat Ba town
- Drop off in Hanoi Old Quarter
- Bus type: 16 – 35 seating bus.- Bus from Cat Ba town to Cai Vieng harbour: 30 minutes
- Speed boat Cai Vieng harbour to Dinh Vu harbour: 1 hour
- Bus from Dinh Vu harbour (Hai Phong) to Hanoi: 2.5 hours. 

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HOW IT WORKS

CAT BA TO HANOI BY MORNING BUS

8.00: Our guide and car picks you up at the hotel in the Cat Ba town then takes 40 minutes to Cai Vieng Harbor.
8.40: At Cai Vieng port get on speed boat to Dinh Vu harbour.
11.00: At Dinh Vu harbor , get on bus to Hanoi Old Quarter
12.30: Arrive in Hanoi Old Quarter (last stop). 

PRICE: 15 USD/ PERSON. 

Included: English speaking guide, speed boat ticket, bus ticket Dinh Vu pier (Hai Phong city) to Hanoi, from hotel in Cat Ba center - Cai Vieng pier (Cat Ba town) 
Excluded: Insurance, meals , drinks, tip to guide, personal expenses.

CAT BA TO HANOI BY NOON TIME BUS

12.30: Our guide and car picks you up at the hotel in the Cat Ba town then takes 30 minutes to Cai Vieng harbour.13.00: At Cai Vieng harbour get on speed boat to Dinh Vu harbour.
14.00: At Dinh Vu harbour , get on bus to Hanoi Old Quarter
16.30: Arrive in Hanoi Old Quarter (last stop).

PRICE: 15 USD/ PERSON

Included: English speaking guide, speed boat ticket, bus ticket Dinh Vu pier (Hai Phong city) to Hanoi, from hotel in Cat Ba center - Cai Vieng pier (Cat Ba town)

Excluded: Insurance, meals , drinks, tip to guide, personal expenses.

CAT BA TO HANOI BY AFTERNOON BUS

15.30: Our guide and car picks you up at the hotel in the Cat Ba town then takes 40 minutes to Cai Vieng Harbor.
16:00pm: At Cai Vieng harbour get on speed boat to Dinh Vu harbour.
17:00 pm: At Dinh Vu harbour , get on bus to Hanoi Old Quarter
19:30 pm: Arrive in Hanoi Old Quarter (last stop).

PRICE: 15 USD/ PERSON.

Included: English speaking guide, speed boat ticket, bus ticket Dinh Vu pier (Hai Phong city) to Hanoi, from hotel in Cat Ba center - Cai Vieng pier (Cat Ba town)

Excluded: Insurance, meals , drinks, tip to guide, personal expenses.

CAT BA ISLAND TO HANOI BUS ROUTINE:

Hotel in Cat Ba town – Cai Vieng harbour - Dinh Vu harbour – Hai Phong city – Road 5B - Hanoi Old Quarter (last stop).

TICKETS FOR CHILDREN:

- Children under 4 years old sleep with their parents are free.

- Children from 4 years old and up pay same price as adult, have their own seat.

TRAVEL TO CAT BA ISLAND BY DIFFERENT WAYS

1/ HANOI TO CAT BA ISLAND BY MOTORBIKE

You can rent motorbike in any travel agencies in Hanoi to slowly driving to Ha Long city then Tuan Chau island and and you book ferry ticket from Tuan Chau to Cat Ba. There are only 2 ferries to Cat Ba island 1 day .

For a good quality for motorbike, it costs about 8 USD per day which can be for 2 people sit on. You should drive slowly, it is more safe and you also can enjoy landscapes and photos shooting on the way. Normally, you have to give your passport to agency to deposit for the motorbike.

!!! Warning: 

- You should be carefully before renting because roads to Ha Long bay are very dangerous with traffic jam, bad road.

 - You should read the contact carefully and choose a good motorbike, furthermore you should check careful with their mechanic service conection in case your motobike is broken on the way.

2/ HANOI TO CAT BA ISLAND BY TOURIST BUS

You can book and join a tourist bus from companies who organise tours to Cat Ba. On the other hand on the tourist bus to Cat Ba you will have tour guide to take care you. But you can only go in the morning bus (7.30 am) to join this bus. If you don’t mind getting up in the early morning, then this can be an option for you. It costs about 18 USD per person one way.

3/ HANOI TO CAT BA ISLAND 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. Because, you can decide to get picked up whenever you want, and this car won’t go around the town to pick up people. If you go alone or two small group, it is a bit expensive. It is about 75 USD for a 4 seats car and 89 USD for a 7 seats car.

You can just book a private car to Dinh Vu harbour in Hai Phong city from where you can buy tickets to Cai Vieng harbour by yourself. When you get off the speed boat, it is very easy to take a taxi to your hotel in Cat Ba town.

4/ HANOI TO CAT BA BY LOCAL BUS BY YOURSELF

This is not a good option if you would like to save money. You can take a taxi to Gia Lam, Nuoc Ngam bus station to book ticket. You book ticket to Hai Phong city then bus timetable is not flexible only 2 times. Purchasing bus ticket by yourself, it means you have to arrange verything: 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 stations, 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 Halong Bay mostly fully booked very soon. Therefore it is difficult for you to purchase ticket by yourself if you have a narrow plan.

HANOI TO CAT BA ISLAND TRAVEL TIPS

It is very important to have a safe trip. Here are our tips:
- You should carry valuable things with you, incase your bags are picked up by other people by chance or by purpose.
 
- Remembering plate number of the bus is always good incase, you foget something on bus, we can find it quick & easy for you.
 
- Before leaving the bus, you should check your belongings again and again incase, it is picked up by othe passangers on bus before we find out.
 
- Our bus stops at Cat Ba town the centre of Cat Ba island. You can easy to find hotels .
 
- At Cat Ba town you can rent a private boat to discovery Lan Ha Bay with 70 USD per 4 hours. You also can book the group boat tour (4 hours) to discovery different islands on Lan Ha Bay with only 20 USD/ person.

THE BEST TIME TO VISIT CAT BA ISLAND

You can visit Cat Ba all year, but the best time to travel to Cat Ba island is in Summer and Autumn (From April to October). Because you can see this view very clear from the boat trip, and you also can enjoy the best swimming time on beaches here. You should avoid weekends because it is full of people on this small island, beaches… All services here will be overcharged and the quality of them are not as good as week days.

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