How to get to Cat Ba island from Hai Phong

It’s quite easy to travel to Cat Ba island from Hai Phong city by hydrofoil or speed boat. You just need to go to Ben Binh pier to buy the ticket (highly recommend to have ticket booked in advanced from June – September as it’s high season. Below is the list of Speed boat company:

Ben binh pier
Ben binh pier

How to get to Cat Ba island from Hai Phong City

It’s quite easy to travel to Cat Ba island from Hai Phong city by hydrofoil or speed boat. You just need to go to Ben Binh pier to buy the ticket (highly recommend to have ticket booked in advanced from June – September as it’s high season. Below is the list of Speed boat company:

1. Mekong Hoang Yen

– Departure time: 08h45

– Duration: 1hour

– Cost: 240.000 VND

– Speed boat station: Ben Binh

Note:

– Oldest transportation company

– New upgrade boat

– Friendly staff

– Punctual

2. Cat Ba island resort & spa

– Departure time: 09h00; 13h00;  16h00

– Duration: 1hour

– Cost: 240.000 VND

– Speed boat station: Ben Binh

Note:

– The most professional

– New boat

– Friendly staff

– Punctual

3. Hadeco

– Departure time: 09h00; 13h00; 15h00

– Duration: 1hour

– Cost: 240.000 VND

– Speed boat station: Ben Binh

Note:

– New boat but small

– Crowded always

4. Van Tai Cat Ba

– Route: Ben Binh by bus – Dinh Vu pier to Cat Ba by speed boat – Shuttle bus to Cat Ba island

– Departure time: 08h30; 10h30; 13h30; 15h30

– Duration: 1hour 30 minutes

– Cost: 1500.000 VND

– Speed boat station: Ben Binh

Note:

– New boat and bus

– Friendly staff

– Punctual

– Calm way ridding

5. Hoang Long

– Route: Ben Binh by bus – Dinh Vu pier to Cat Ba by speed boat – Shuttle bus to Cat Ba island

– Departure time: 09h00; 14h30

– Duration: 1hour 30 minutes

– Cost: 120.000 VND

– Pick up: # 4 Le Thanh Tong str, Hai Phong city

Note:

– First company offer the transportation to and from Hai Phong city

– Friendly staff

– Punctual

– Calm way ridding

6. Thong Nhat

– Departure time: 12h00; 12h30

– Duration: 2hour

– Cost: 110.000 VND

– Speed boat station: Ben Binh

Note:

– Old boat and slow

– Travel with local (sometimes having chicken and pig on the boat)

* Bus Goodmorning from Cat Ba to Hanoi: 08:30 AM and 15:30 PM in Cat Ba town  

For booking, please drop an email at info@goodmorningcatba.com

Or urgent booking call : 0084 914607571

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2 thoughts on “How to get to Cat Ba island from Hai Phong”

  1. Hello, We will arrive at Hai Phong Airport at 12:10 and we were thinking of taking a taxi to Ben Binh and a ferry, the one at 13:00 or 15:00. I have read that taxis are atound 130000VND plus the airport fare 15000VND, is this correct? Are scams usual? Do you think we will arrive on time to take the 13:00 ferry?

    Then we will go back to Hanoi and we don’t know if it is better to do it on our own (ferry to Ben Binh + bus at Lac Long Station) or to buy a combined ticket to do it by bus shuttle to the north of the island + speedboat + bus to hanoi. We are afraid of loosing to much time with the pick ups, how much is it good to pay for this? Thanks

    1. Hi Laura,

      Thank you for your interest in us.

      The distance from Hai Phong airport to Ben Binh is around 10 km and take you around 20 minutes. The price above is correct and you should not pay more than 200.000 VND.

      You also need to cover the hydrofoil ticket which will cost you 180.000 VND/ person.

      For the return, you’re better take the combo bus package ( bus – speed boat – bus) which only cost you $12 US/ person as the way via Ben Binh and Lac Long might cost you more. Moreover, the local bus would drive dangerously as always, take long time and will stop a lot on the way to pickup people. They also will take the old road – not new high way to save the fee.

      Hope this clear enough.

      Best regards,

      Kien Le – Sale Executive

      Vietnam Insider Travel. JSC

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