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Public Buses to Halong Bay from Hanoi, Vietnam
Journey takes about 4-6 hours depending on traffic
Buses are considered as the best way to visit Halong bay.
You can get a bus from Hanoi Gia Lam bus station to Mien Tay bus station in Bai Chay (Halong city). It currently costs about US$ 4~5(USD is not accepted)
Local bus stations from Hanoi:
•Luong Yen bus station ( Ben xe Luong Yen ) - The closest one from Hanoi.
•Giap Bat bus station ( Ben xe Giap Bat )
•Gia Lam bus station ( Ben xe Gia Lam, other side of Red River, 2km from Hoan Kiem Lake)
Buses depart every 15~30 minutes. From 6am to 6pm daily.