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1. Posted by kmsimmonds (Budding Member 10 posts) 37w Star this if you like it!

Hi. We are goingto South East Asia next month, and while we're in Vietnam we're doing the Halong Bay cruise. After that we're going to Da Nang. What is the quickest way of getting from Halong Bay to Da Nang? Is there an airport, or would it make more sense to go back to Hanoi for the night, and fly to Da Nang next day?
Glad of any help.

2. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 346 posts) 37w Star this if you like it!

I think there are flights from Cat Bi airport direct to DaNang, but you'd need to check.

3. Posted by kmsimmonds (Budding Member 10 posts) 36w Star this if you like it!

Hi Andrew. There are ..... but the only direct flights from Cat Bi are early in the morning. We don't get off the boat til almost 12 noon. Also, the flights get very expensive.
I still think the only thing to do is go back to Hanoi, and fly the next day ..... then all the flights are reasonable (and frequent).

4. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 346 posts) 36w Star this if you like it!

I think there's another airport near'ish to Halong bay (can't remember the name) which would be worth checking.

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6. Posted by kmsimmonds (Budding Member 10 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

I'm getting a bit concerned now. There are no flights at all from Haiphong to Danang on the 15th Feb .... or more accurately, they have all sold out. Plan B would be a train to DaNang. Is that possible? and is it from Halong Bay or Haiphong? I can't work it out on the train website.

7. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 346 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

I've no idea about the trains but this may assist ; https://www.seat61.com/

8. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1057 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

And It's definitely worthwhile considering a sleeper train - it's possible to leave Hanoi at around 11pm and wake up in Da Nang the next morning after a refreshing night's sleep.

9. Posted by kmsimmonds (Budding Member 10 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

So we'll have to go back to Hanoi. No train from Halong Bay or Haiphong ? (which is where we're going to be).

10. Posted by David Gandytk (Inactive 4 posts) 33w Star this if you like it!

You should choose the cruise with the off beaten track itinerary to Lan Ha Bay, which picks up and drops off in Got Pier, Hai Phong. Then you can go to Cat Bi Airport in Hai Phong to take the flight to Da Nang. I think this approach is impossible since the there is just only one flight in the morning. Hence the best solution is that you come back Hanoi or stay overnight in Hai Phong City, then the next morning you fly to Da Nang. In my judgment, I still prefer departing from Noi Bai Airport.