How to travel to Co To from Ha Noi?

Co To is one of the top 10 most beautiful islands of Vietnam. In this summer, if you have a plan to travel to this beautiful island, then, a good preparation is what you need for your trip. In this post, we will guide you how to travel to Co To from Ha Noi covering from transportation to vehicles that tourist should choose to travel.

How far is Co To from Ha Noi?

Co To is a small island group located in the Eastern of Van Don Island, Quang Ninh province. To travel to Co To, you must travel through two parts:

Part 1: From Ha Noi to Cai Rong Port: This 200-kilometer-route takes about 4 to 5 hours to travel by bus/coach.

Part 2: From Cai Rong Port to Co To Island: This 50-kilometer-route takes about 1.5 or 2 hours to travel by high-speed boat.

Which vehicles should you choose?

Part 1: From Ha Noi to Cai Rong Port


There are many buses that travel from Ha Noi to Quang Ninh. Long-distance coach services are provided by My Dinh Station. You should choose buses, of which destination is Cam Pha, Cua Ong. Some trustworthy transport services that you can choose are Hoang Long, Viet Thanh, etc. The price for each trip is about 100.000 VND to 150.000 VND for one person and the frequency is about 15 to 30 minutes. It takes 4 or 5 hours to travel from Ha Noi to Cam Pha, Cua Ong. Cai Rong Port is about 20 kilometers from here. You can call a taxi to travel there. The price of the taxi for this route is about 250.000 VND. 

  An important note is that you should set up from the early morning so that you can come to Co To Island in the afternoon. The latest bus traveling to Cam Pha departs at 9:00 PM. If you set up at this time, you will reach Cai Rong Port at 2:00 AM. 


Motorbike is an ideal choice for the youths.

Part 2: From Cai Rong Port to Co To Island

There are two different options for you: travel by small wooden boats or by high-speed boats. It is highly recommended that you should choose high-speed boats to have the best experience.

High-Speed Boats

·        Duration: 90 minutes

·        Price: 250.000 VND

·        Timetable:

·        From Van Don to Co To: 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM

·        From Co To to Van Don: 5:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Wooden Boats:

·        Duration: 150 minutes

·        Price: 95.000 VND (about 4 USD)

·        Timetable:

·        From Van Don to Co To: 7:00 AM, from Monday to Saturday. There is also an additional trip at 1:00 PM on Sunday.

·        From Co To to Van Don: 7:00 AM.

Vehicles on the Island


·        Available from 7 to 16 seats

·        Price: 1.200.000 VND a day


·        Motorbike is always the most convenient the cheapest option.

·        The price of renting a motorbike is 200.000 VND a day.



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