Cai Vieng harbour

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Cai Vieng harbour
Cai Vieng harbour

To get to Cat ba island from Hai phong Vietnam, you have crossing Hai Phong and taking the ferry from Dinh Vu in Hai Phong and ends in Cai Vieng harbour away 40km to get in Cat Ba island, and from here you can take local taxi or honda ‘Om’ to get in to Cat Ba town…

Dinh Vu – Cat Ba ferry is operating whole day, from 6AM to 17PM. It consists of two parts: from Dinh Vu (Hai Phong city) to Ninh Tiep (Cat Hai island) and from Got (Cat Hai Island) to Cai Vieng (Cat Ba Island). Ferry fare is quite cheap: 5,000 VND and 3,000 VND for each part respectively. Guests also have to pay 20,000 VND and 12,000 VND for motorcycle.

Cai Vieng harbour
Cai Vieng harbour

Once you arrive in Hai Phong, you might be transferred to a different bus that will take you to the harbor. You may wait up to 30 minutes at a small Hoang Long office with a bathroom. From the harbor, a boat will take you to Cai Vieng (the west harbor of Cat Ba Island), and a final bus will take you to Cat Ba Town. Understand that there will be 2-3 transfers on this journey, all on one ticket.

There are other bus companies available, but they may not be as reliable and will likely be more confusing.