Halong Bay to Quang Ninh Province Drive: Road Trip Tips & Info

Halong Bay to Quang Ninh Province Drive: Road Trip Tips & Info

Quảng Ninh (Vietnamese: [kwa᷉ːŋ niŋ] ( listen)) is a province along the northeastern coast of Vietnam. The province is home to Hạ Long Bay, a World Heritage Site. The provincial capital is Hạ Long. Nearly 80% of the province is mountainous with abundant land, forest water and mineral resources. Nearly 90% of coal output in the country is extracted in this province. Hạ Long Bay has 1,969 islands, out of which 989 have been given names. The province covers an area of 6,102.4 square kilometres and as of 2014 it had a population of 1,185,200 people.

If you’re planning this same drive and want to know all about it – how long it is, how long it takes, and where to stop along the way – read on. By the end of this post, you’ll know everything about the drive between Halong Bay and Quang Ninh Province.

How far is Quang Ninh Province from Halong Bay?

As the crow flies, it’s roughly 20 miles between Halong Bay and Quang Ninh Province. Luckily, we can’t skip over all the good stuff and have to drive – that means seeing some of the sights and countryside between these two points.

For driving, it is roughly 56 miles or 89 km between Halong Bay and Quang Ninh Province. This may vary slightly depending on your start and end points.

Halong Bay to Quang Ninh Province drive hours

In terms of travel time by car, the 56 miles drive from Halong Bay to Quang Ninh Province takes 1 hour 19 minutes. Again, your final drive time depends on where you start in Halong Bay and end in Quang Ninh Province.

As 56 miles is roughly one tank of gas, you may or may not need to stop for gas along the way; there are plenty of options along these major roads.

Halong Bay to Quang Ninh Province road trip

Realistically, you're not going to want to drive without stopping all the way from Halong Bay to Quang Ninh Province, especially if you're the main driver. So let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Quang Ninh Province, and you need to stop along the way to rest. Plus if it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting stops along the way, eat at great restaurants, and find a hotel to stay overnight. That's what we are perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Andorra, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what we are perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 days of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 1 hour 19 minutes on the road

Itinerary

Start at Halong Bay.

Drive for about 1.3 hours and arrive in Quang Ninh Province

Halong Bay to Quang Ninh Province airports and flights

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: Cat Bi International Airport (HPH)

Arrival airport: Van Don International Airport (VDO)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 35 minutes

Getting to your destination: 55 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from HPH to VDO and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

Commercial flight time: 6 minutes

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Halong Bay to Quang Ninh Province including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 3 hours 36 minutes

Flying non-stop from Halong Bay to Quang Ninh Province

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Halong Bay and Quang Ninh Province. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight time from Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province to Quang Ninh Province is 2 minutes under avarage conditions.

Our flight time calculator assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/hr or 434 knots.

Actual flight times may vary depending on aircraft type, cruise speed, routing, weather conditions, passenger load, and other factors.