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Transfer services

Our Shuttle Transfers

La Vela Cruises operates a fleet of private shuttle transfers daily between Hanoi & Halong Bay. The trip to Halong Bay and back takes about 3.5-4 hours each way. Both of our 16-seat shuttle and 29-seat shuttle transfers are equipped with onboard Wi-Fi and air-conditioning plus complimentary bottles of water, making it an enjoyable ride from your hotel and back.

La Vela Cruise - Ford Transit Shuttle Bus

Shuttle bus - La Vela Cruise

All shuttle transfers coming from Hanoi leave at 07:30 am from Hanoi’s Old Quarter. For guests staying outside the area, guests are requested to head to the central pick-up location at 61 Ly Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

All shuttle transfers from Halong Bay leave at 12:30 and drop guests at their hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter. For guests staying outside this area, the driver will drop them off at the central drop-off point, 61 Ly Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

Please be reminded that all La Vela Cruises shuttle transfers are not available for airport pick-up and drop-off. Guests must book a private car with these types of situations. Guests who do not want to book a private car for airport transfer from Halong Bay are highly advised to book their flights after 18:00.

Note: Drivers can only speak basic English. The 20-minute stopover between Hanoi and Halong Bay is essential for all our drivers to be able to get some breaks and to further assure your safe arrival in Halong Bay. This is a great chance for guests as well to stretch their legs and get a bathroom break before continuing the journey to Tuan Chau Marina for another 1.5 hours. We recommend all guests not to do some serious shopping during the stopover as the products being sold there are much more expensive than its usual cost.

Other options for transfers

Private 4 & 7 seat cars are available for hire. Our driver can pick you up at your hotel or drop you off at the airport. Please note that a lot of the drivers we assign speak basic English or do not speak English at all.

La Vela Cruise - Private 4 seat car

Private car transfer service - La Vela Cruise


Another way to see the stunning views of Halong Bay from the skies above, La Vela Cruises offer special packages for Seaplane transfers departing from Hanoi airport twice a day. The seaplane can typically carry up to 8 adult passengers (with luggage) per aircraft. In some occasions, passenger and luggage weights are below the maximum allowable payload. Therefore, the seaplane may be able to carry 12 passengers in total, particularly for the scenic flights in Halong Bay. For more information and detailed prices, please contact our reservations team at

La Vela Cruise - Seaplane Transfer Service

Seaplane transfer service - La Vela Cruise