Known as the pearl island of the Gulf of Tonkin, Cat Ba island is the largest island in Cat Ba archipelago, which consists of 367 large and small islands covering an area of over 350 square km.
Cat Ba Island is located in the southwest of Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay, about 40km from the center of Hai Phong and about 60km from Hai Phong port.
How to get from Hai Phong to Cat Ba island?
This article is a transportation guide from Hai Phong to Cat Ba, with a timetable, ticket price, and tips to book tickets online.
From Binh port, there are several speedboats and slow ferries that can take you to Cat Ba island.
You can take Hoang Long bus in Hai Phong to Cat Ba island. This option will take longer than speedboat from Binh port to Cat Ba pier.
Please read below for more details.
Price: 180,000 VND (~$8)
Duration: 1 hour
Taking a speedboat to Cat Ba island from Hai Phong is the easiest way to get to the island.
There is daily speedboat from Hai Phong to Cat Ba island, and the journey takes approximately 1 hour. The ferry departs at 1 pm and arrives at 2 pm at Cat Ba pier.
Departure point: Binh Port (4 Bến Bính, Minh Khai, Hồng Bàng, Hải Phòng)
In order to get from Hai Phong Center to Binh port, you can choose to take a taxi or motorbike. Also, you can take bus number 2 to go straight to Binh port.
You can search and book online ferry tickets easily with Baolau, a trusted transportation search company.
By entering your desired travel date, you will be able to choose the time slot for your ferry. When your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email and get ready to travel.
-> Book ferry tickets to Cat Ba island from Hai Phong
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
From Hoang Long office, Hai Phong, the bus runs about 30 minutes to Dinh Vu pier. The distance from Hai Phong to Dinh Vu pier is about 20 km
Passengers then get off the bus and take a speedboat at Dinh Vu to Cai Vieng pier about 15 to 25 minutes.
Finally, passengers board another bus at Cai Vieng pier and get to Cat Ba in about 30 minutes.
Note: At the moment you won’t be able to book with 12go.asia so you may call or visit Hoang Long bus office to book your bus ticket.
Address: 5 Pham Ngu Lao, Ngo Quyen District, Hai Phong
Phone: 0225 3920920
On your way back from Cat Ba island to Hai Phong, you can also take a ferry from Cat Ba port to Binh Port in Hai Phong.
It takes approximately 1 hour to get to Hai Phong. The ferry departs at 2:20 pm daily and arrives in Hai Phong at 3:20 pm.
-> Book ferry tickets from Cat Ba island to Hai Phong
For a relaxing stay at the beach, Cat Ba Sunrise Resort will offer an amazing experience with a beach view room, outdoor swimming pool, and onsite restaurant and bar.
Alternatively, you can find several hotels in Cat Ba town and enjoy a walk along the coast in the morning.
-> Read reviews and check the availability of accommodation in Cat Ba
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