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. Co To Island is located in Quang Ninh province which is far from Hanoi about 255 km, it is take 7 hours riding and speed boating with beautifull lanscape. Nowadays a lot of tourist to visit to Quan Lan island .
BUS FROM HANOI TO CO TO ISLAND, CO TO ISLAND TO HANOI
How to get to Co To island from Hanoi is the question that all travellers want to know. There are 4 different ways to get to Co To 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.
1/ BUS FROM HANOI TO CO TO ISLAND
PICK UP TIME
Hanoi to Co To island
- Pick up from hotel in the Old Quarter - Drop off: Wharf on Co To island - Bus type: 16 – 35 seating bus. - Bus from Hanoi – Cai Rong harbour (Quang Ninh): 6 hours. - Speed boat from Cai Rong harbour – Co To harbour: 2 hours
BUS FROM HANOI TO COTO ISLAND
6.00 : Our guide and car/ taxi pick 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 9 hours to Co To 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 harbour, get on speed boat to Co To island. 15. 00: Arrive at Co To harbour, get droped of here, journey finishes. PRICE: 29 USD/ PERSON Included: English speaking guide, car or taxi to bus station in Hanoi, bus ticket to Cai Rong, speed boat ticket to Co To. Excluded: Insurance, meals , drinks, tip to guide, personal expenses.
BUS ROUTINE FROM HANOI TO CO TO 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 port – Co To port (last stop).
BUS FROM CO TO ISLAND TO HANOI
PICK UP TIME
Co To island to Hanoi
- Pick up from hotel in center of Co To island - Drop off in bus station in Hanoi - Bus type: 16 – 35 seating bus. - Bus from Co To island town to the harbour: 15 minutes - Speed boat from Co To harbour to Cai Rong harbour: 2 hour - Bus from Cai Rong harbour (Quang Ninh) to Hanoi: 6 hours
BUS SCHEDULE FROM CO TO ISLAND TO HANOI
9.00: Our guide and boat pick you up at the hotel in the Co To harbour in Co To island then takes approximately 2 hours to Cai Rong harbour. At the Cai Rong harbour, you will 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: arrived My Dinh bus station (last stop). PRICE: 29 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 CO TO ISLAND TO HANOI
Co To harbour – Cai Rong harbour – 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 you to take one of these taxi companies: Thanh Cong Taxi: 0243257575, Mai Linh Taxi: 02438333333, Thanh Nga Taxi: 02438215215.
DIFFERENT WAYS TO GET TO CO TO ISLAND
1/ GO TO BUS STATION BY YOURSELF
This is the best option for you if you would like to save money. 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 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 Co To 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 CO TO ISLAND BY MOTORBIKE
You can rent motorbike in any travel agencies in Hanoi to slowly driving to Co To 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 CO TO ISLAND BY TOURIST BUS
You can book and join a tourist bus from companies who organise tours to Co To but you have to leave early in the morning around 7.30 - 8.30 am. Because tour from Hanoi to Co To 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 CO TO 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 CO TO ISLAND
You can visit Co To island all year, but the best time to visit Co To 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.