Hanoi to Bai Chay Drive: Road Trip Tips & Info

Hanoi to Bai Chay Drive: Road Trip Tips & Info

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 Hanoi and Bai Chay.

How far is Bai Chay from Hanoi?

As the crow flies, it’s roughly 77 miles between Hanoi and Bai Chay. 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 94 miles or 151 km between Hanoi and Bai Chay. This may vary slightly depending on your start and end points.

Hanoi to Bai Chay drive hours

In terms of travel time by car, the 94 miles drive from Hanoi to Bai Chay takes 1 hour 36 minutes. Again, your final drive time depends on where you start in Hanoi and end in Bai Chay.

As 94 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.

Hanoi to Bai Chay road trip

Realistically, you're not going to want to drive without stopping all the way from Hanoi to Bai Chay, especially if you're the main driver. So let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Bai Chay, 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 36 minutes on the road

Itinerary

Start at Hanoi.

Drive for about 1.6 hours and arrive in Bai Chay

Hanoi to Bai Chay 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: Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)

Arrival airport: Cat Bi International Airport (HPH)

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: 32 minutes

Getting to your destination: 37 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from HAN to HPH 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: 8 minutes

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Hanoi to Bai Chay 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 17 minutes

Flying non-stop from Hanoi to Bai Chay

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Hanoi and Bai Chay. 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 Hanoi to Bai Chay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province is 9 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.