However, it’s only for not so long distance. Tourists can hire a private car with driver from Hanoi or Hai Phong to halong bay. Another way is taking a shuttle bus which is much less expensive than hiring a private car. From Hanoi, it takes about 4 hours for one way.
In the near future, the project of Hanoi – Halong Highway and Yen Vien – Halong Railway will be completedand reduce the time of transferring from Hanoi to Halong to one hour and a half.
Tip: If you hire a private car; to save money, you should order a return drive.