How to get to Quan Lan island from Hanoi capital

How to get to Quan Lan island from Hanoi capital

You love natural beaches & are planning for a trip to Quan Lan Island, Vietnam? You would like to know how to get Quan Lan island from Hanoi capital? Please, have this useful article reviewed and plan your enjoyable trip to Quan Lan island.... Cheers & have nice time there !!!!

Quan Lan travel guide on how to get to Quan Lan Island from Hanoi

Quan Lan is an off-shored island in Bai Tu Long bay area, an interesting & attractive destination for travellers who would like to have a nice beach break swimming in naturally white sand & untouched  beaches, viewing authentic local fishery on this less touristic island for their special Vietnam vacations.If you are planning a trip to Quan Lan island, have this blog pocketed for how to reach to Quan Lan sland from Hanoi?

For your comfort & conveniences, it is our suggestion to join in a tour package to Quan Lan island from Hanoi with all services combined  (guide, meals, speed boat, transfer & accomodation) & useful consultancy for the best routes & time to spend there.

However, some of you may prefer to organize the trip to Quan Lan island yourselves and we would like to provide you with the useful information on how to get to Quan lan island from Hanoi capital : transfer Hanoi to Hon Gai port ( Halong city) or to Cai Rong port ( in Van Don town) ; speed boat tickets from Hon Gai port ( Halong city) or from Cai Rong port ( Van Don town) to Quan Lan island.

How to get from Hanoi to Hon Gai port or to Cai Rong port?

1.Private car with driver.

For the comfort & flexibility, you can get a private car rent to reach Hon Gai port or Cai Rong port.The car with driver will pick your group up at the hotel at your chosen time and transfer directly to your chosen port to board the boat to Quan Lan island ( Hon Gai or Cai Rong port).You no need to catch a taxi to any bus station and wait for the bus schedules & with unsafe transfer to pick up & drop-off their customers along the journey ( public buses).In need of this service, please, let us know your request to our email by goldenholidaytravel.vn@gmail.com, we will consult you with nice travel route & suggestions to choose the suitable cars for your group.

2.Shuttle bus Hanoi to Halong city.

The cheaper option is to join in a shuttle bus departing Hanoi to Halong bay ( around 8h00-9h00a.m). There are many travel agents operating Halong bay group-shared tours with the shuttle buses departing form Hanoi center daily.They may pick you up at the hotel ( if your hotel is located in Hanoi old quarter) & depart to Tuan Chau island in 4 hour drive along the road number 18 ( the cost is around 10usd-15usd/person). When reaching the entrance gate of Tuan Chau island, you can get down and take a taxi or a motorbike taxi or public transport to Hon Gai port (30’ away from Tuan Chau island gate) or to Cai Rong port ( 2 hours from Cai Rong port).Please, have the speed boat schedule reviewed to make sure you are on time for the departure time otherwise you must spend the night in Halong city or Van Don town for the next day’s schedules.You can check the price & book the bus service at www.12go.asia - a secure booking system, paying online and get ticket to your mobile.

bus Hanoi-cai rong port

Bus Hanoi to Cai Rong port

3.Public bus tickets Hanoi to Halong city or Cai Rong port.

If you have time & would like to save the cost, you can plan your trip to Quan Lan island by getting public buses to Halong city ( 170km far from Hanoi & in 4,5 hour transfer)or to Cai Rong port of Van Don town (240km far from Hanoi & 6 hour drive)

Hanoi public bus transfer to Hon Gai Port.

From your hotel in Hanoi, you take a taxi ( Mai Linh or Hanoi taxi group) to My Dinh Bus station, you choose  Gia Phu, Van Don Xanh, Xuan Truong, Hung Duc,Duc Phuc , Kumo, Phuc Xuyen  buses for your travel route to Hon Gai area ( part of Halong city – on the other side of Bai Chai bridge), getting down in Hon Gai area, you can catch a taxi or motor taxi to Hon Gai vinashin port & getting a speed boat ticket to Quan Lan island( just tell the taxi driver about the port you intend to reach – Vinashin port for the speed boat to Quan Lan island)

Hanoi public bus transfer to Cai Rong port.

From your hotel in Hanoi, you take a taxi ( Mai Linh or Hanoi taxi group) to My Dinh Bus station, you choose Gia Phu, Van Don Xanh, Xuan Truong, Duc Phuc , Kumo, Hung Duc, Phuc Xuyen  buses for your travel route to Van Don town ( 70km far from Halong city), tell the bus driver to drop you down in Van Don town, you can catch a taxi or motor taxi to Cai Rong port ( 12km far from Van Don town) & getting a speed boat ticket to Quan Lan island.

For the direct transfer from My Dinh bus station to Cai Rong port, you can catch, Xuan Truong bus ( contact  +84.912 76 76 88, the ticket cost of 130.000 vnd-6.5 usd/person/one way), Hung Duc bus (contact  +84.977 35 53 55, the ticket cost of 130.000 vnd- 6,5 usd /person/one way), Gia Phu bus ( their hot line : 1900 96 96 81, the ticket cost of 130,000 vnd – 6,5 usd/person/oneway) or Van Don Xanh bus ( hotline : 1900 64 84, the ticket cost of 180,000 vnd – 9 usd/person/ one way)

Speed boat- Quan Lan

Speed boat to Quan Lan

How to get to Quan lan island from the main land ( Hon Gai or Cai Rong port)

As a remote island in Bai Tu Long bay, the only way to reach Quan Lan is by water way on speed boats or slow wooden boats.For your conveniences & choices, you can catch the boats either in Hon Gai pier (in Ha Long city) or in Cai Rong pier in Van Don town ( 1,5 hour drive from Halong city).And you will pass scenic Bai Tu Long bay to reach Quan Lan island in between 1-2 hours ( speed boat) and between 2-4 hours ( slow wooden boat).

There are two piers in Quan Lan island : Quan Lan pier & Minh Chau pier.

Quan Lan pier is near the center where is located with more hotels, guest houses & restaurants and in a walking distance to Quan Lan beach (one of three famous beaches in Quan Lan island).In this center, it is also the location of local seafood Quan Lan market, Communal House, Quan Lan temple & pagoda.For the one who would like to stay in the center, you can choose to reach this pier ( make sure with the boat in advance when booking the ticket)

Minh Chau pier is on the other end of this island ( 12km far from Quan Lan pier).Near Minh Chau pier is Minh Chau commune with beautiful Minh Chau beach, quiter area but fewer hotels to choose for your Quan Land island tour.The boat route from the main land to this Minh Chau pier take you less time & less cost to reach the island.

Quan Lan island-beach

Son Hao beach in Quan Lan island

Daily departures & the cost for a speed boat ticket to Quan Lan island from Cai Rong & Hon Gai ports.

Travelling by speed boats will save you the time and cost you more than travelling by wooden boats.It depends on the piers you are boarding & the piers you are landing; and the time of the week ( normal days or weekends), so the cost will be different accordingly.For the high season (between May and September – Vietnamese summer holiday, there are big demands of local tourists travelling to Quan Lan island), you should reserve the speed boat tickets in advance for the availability.

Speed boat route Cai Rong port – Minh Chau pier in Quan Lan island ( Duration- 45 minutes)

·         The cost on normal days : 120.000 vnd (6 usd) / one ticket / one way.

·         The cost on weekends : 140.000 vnd ( 7 usd)/ one ticket/ one way.

Departure times :

·         Cai Rong port – Minh Chau pier : 7h15 a.m (in the morning) and  13h15 ( in the afternoon)

·         Minh Chau pier – Cai Rong port : 7h15 a.m (in the morning) and  13h15 ( in the afternoon)

Speed boat company’s contacts : Ngoc Vinh speed boat ( +982 788 298), Quang Minh speed boat ( +84.333 874 574) or Viet Anh speed  boat

Cai Rong port

Cai Rong port for speed boat to Quan Lan

Speed boat route Cai Rong port – Quan Lan  pier in Quan Lan island ( Duration- 60’ minutes)

·         The cost on normal days : 150.000 vnd (7,5 usd) / one ticket / one way.

·         The cost on weekends : 170.000 vnd ( 8,5 usd)/ one ticket/ one way.

Departure times :

·         Cai Rong port – Quan Lan pier : 7h00 a.m (in the morning) and  13h30 ( in the afternoon)

·         Quan Lan pier – Cai Rong port : 7h15 a.m (in the morning) and  13h30 ( in the afternoon)

Speed boat company’s contacts : Ngoc Vinh speed boat ( +982 788 298), Quang Minh speed boat ( +84.333 874 574) or Viet Anh speed  boat

Quan Lan pier

Quan Lan pier

Speed boat route Hon Gai port – Quan Lan  pier in Quan Lan island ( Duration- 90’ minutes)

·         The cost on normal days : 180.000 vnd (9 usd) / one ticket / one way.

·         The cost on weekends : 200.000 vnd ( 10 usd)/ one ticket/ one way.

Departure times :

·         Hon Gai ( Vinashin port) – Quan Lan pier : 8h00, 10h00 (in the morning); 13h30, 14h00 ( in the afternoon)

·         Quan Lan pier – Hon Gai (Vinashin port)  : 7h30 a.m, 8h00 am (in the morning);12h00, 14h30 (in the afternoon)

Speed boat company’s contact : Thanh Hung speed boat (+84.913 266 252, Hao Thinh speed boat(+84.912 903 824), Havaco (+84.946 193 193)

How to get around in Quan Lan island?

As a small island of 11 square kilometers, the main ways to get around the island is catching TUK TUK – a local three-wheel vehicle that you can easy arrange with your hotel to get one for your group ( if your group is between 8- 10 people (the cost depends on the route & time duration).For more flexibility & sense of adventure, you can rent a motorbike or a bike to get to the beaches, local temples…

Tuk Tuk

Tuktuk -local vehicle in Quan Lan

Travel Service with Golden Holiday Travel to Quan Lan island?

Above are our local shares on how to get to Quan Lan island from Hanoi : road transfer & water way.We hope that it is useful for your trip planning to Quan Lan island.In need of local travel advice or local travel services of Quan Lan tour package or private car rental with driver to Hon Gai port or to Cai Rong port, feel free to contact us at bluewaytourist@gmail.com or SMS to us at this number +84.988 45 15 30 ( viber, whatsapp), we are pleased to support you with useful consultancy & qoute you the right qoutation of concerned travel services. We wish you a pleasant vacation in Quan Lan island, Vietnam.

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