Looking for the best way to get to Cat Ba from Cai Vieng or Gia Luan? Cat Ba is known as the “Pearl Island” which is famous for its towering limestone karst mountain but way less touristy than Halong bay, lush green forest in the Cat Ba national park
This beautiful island has lots of things to do and see and is home to backpackers, travellers who love nature, and adventure and go off the beaten track.
You have seen a ton of articles that mention how to get to Cat Ba island from Halong, Hai Phong or Hanoi but I haven’t seen any of the article that gives comprehensive information about how to get to the town of Cat Ba from those ferries like Gia Luan, Cai Vieng.
This is why I’m here to help
Most of the ferries crossing with car from Got Pier that takes you to Cai Vieng which is on Cat Ba side or those who take speed boats or hydrofoils from Hai Phong to Cat Ba island
It takes 35 minutes drive from Cai Vieng to the town of Cat Ba. Just get off the ferry at Cai Vieng, get on the bus no 14 which cost 13k VND (half a dollar).
Route : Cai Vieng- Phu Long – Hien Hao – Xuan Dam – Ang Soi T-juntion – Cat Ba town.
The bus departs every half an hour (the last one is 6pm)
If you are staying in an accommodation which is close to Cat Ba National Park, please ask the driver for the closet
Cai Vieng Cat Ba motorbike
If you are solo travellers, sit on the back of the motorbike taxi is a fun experience, they may charge you 150k (6 USD) for one way ride from Cai Vieng to Cat Ba
Cai Vieng Cat Ba private car
If you are travelling in a party from 3 to 5 people, private car is a good option. It costs around 350k to 450k VND depending on the size (SUV or Sedan)
If you take this options, just to inform them number of people and how many pieces of lugage
From Cai Vieng to the Cat Ba National Park, a car transfer costs around 200kVND to 250kVND
Looking for the transfer options from Gia Luan to Cat Ba, which is for those who catch the ferry from Halong to Cat Ba.
There are 4 ways to get to the town of Cat Ba from Gia Luan
Gia Luan to Cat Ba bus
The earliest bus ride : 6.15am
The latest bus ride : 4.15am
Duration: 40 minutes
Bus schedule : Everyone 20 minutes
Route : The town of Cat Ba – Cat Ba national park – Gia Luan
Ticket : 30,000VND per person
Gia Luan to Cat Ba motorbike: Just in case you there is no bus available, taking a motorbike taxi ride is an option, good for those who only have a big backpack and a small bag or carry-on suitcases.
The cost is 170k to 200k VND per person.
If I have to choose, I prefer the more economical bus but the motorbike ride is more fun.
Gia Luan to Cat Ba car
If you are travelling to parties of 2 to 5 people, this option is good option. Since you may have lots of bags, backpacks and suitcases.
Having a driver who already waits for you when you disembark the ferry which is gate.
From Gia Luan to Cat Ba national park : 200 VND to 250VND
From Gia Luan to the town of Cat Ba : 400 to 450 VND
Tips for taking bus from Cat Ba to Gia Luan
For any car services from Gia Luan or Cai Vieng to Cat Ba, I do have contacts of some reliable drivers, If you are looking for one, I can pass the contact or you can use the services with us.
Over to you
We, Hanoi Eco Tour hope this Gia Luan, Cai Vieng to Cat Ba transfer guide helps you some ways to plan your transfer to the town of Cat Ba.
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