Transportation to Halong Bay is always the first problem you need to tick in your to-do list before your trip to Halong. Previously, travelers who want to explore the world heritage have been flying to Noi Bai or Cat Bi Airport and then take car or bus journey to the UNESCO world heritage site. Nowadays, by launching the new international airport, you can put Van Don Airport to your consideration as a smart choice for transportation.
1. Van Don International Airport
Started the construction in 2015 on a total of 288 hectares in Van Don District, Quang Ninh Province, Van Don International Airport is the first airport in Vietnam to come into operation under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model at a cost of VND 7.46 trillion. The airport is designed to be a military airfield level 2 and a grade 4E airport in accordance with ICAO standards.
Van Don International Airport comprises one single runway and one passenger terminal which has a capacity of 2.5 million passengers and 10,000 cargo tons per year in the first phase by 2020. This airport is capable of catering for Airbus A350, A320 and Boeing 787, 777. The 3.6km runway can facilitate the landing of the world’s most advanced aircraft at discounted service fees for all carriers. And it is expected to be the most advanced airport up to date after completed with massive and well-invested infrastructure as well as state-of-the-art facilities.
2. How to get from Van Don to Halong Bay
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Halong Bay
with overnight cruise especially the cruises depart from Tuan Chau Marina
(main Halong Bay: Paradise Cruise, President Cruise, Aphrodite Cruise, Glory Legend Cruise
) and Hon Gai harbour
(Bai Tu Long Bay: Signature Cruise, Athena Cruise, Renea Cruise, Swan Cruise
) is now much faster and easier than ever. After Van Don International Airport opens, travelers can fly directly to the airport then transfer to Halong Bay. The travel time will take an hour and a half by bus or an hour by taxi due to the accomplishment of the new Halong - Van Don Expressway.
The distance from Van Don International Airport to Halong Bay is around 50km
. Under a resolution approved by Quang Ninh Province People’s Council, passengers flying to this newly-opened airport will receive free tickets
to Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, and Yen Tu. The offer is applied for three years, starting from December 30, 2018
, and each ticket will be valid for 30 days since passengers’ flights. Tourists can also receive free bus tickets on Halong - Van Don Route
, or easily catch a taxi with lower cost as the Van Don Airport now is the nearest to Halong Bay.
Don’t hesitate, let book a Halong Bay Cruise and discover our UNESCO World Heritage as well as Vietnam’s timeless charm. If you need more information or inquires, give our Cruises Expert Team a call and we are willing to support you at any time. Happy Travel!