Cat Ba is becoming the famous destination for domestic and international travelers with the beautiful sandy beaches and other tourist attractions. If you want to save cost for your Cat Ba trip, traveling by Cat Ba scooter is the best choice.

The cheapest way to travel from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island is an ideal location to visit for a few days. However, it is quite expensive to get Cat Ba island by private car and speedboat. Traveling by Cat Ba scooter, you can control time and save much money and you can also be active to go any Cat Ba island’s places that you want.

Desolated roads on Cat Ba island
Desolated roads on Cat Ba island

How to get Cat Ba from Hanoi by motorbike?

Starting from Hanoi, you can go in two directions to reach Cat Ba island.

The first direction is along the highway 5 from Hanoi – Hai Phong to Dinh Vu ferry and then to the island at a distance of about 130 km. However, if you follow this direction, you have to take the 2 ferries, so it takes much time on the sea. The first route is Dinh Vu ferry – Ninh Tie to Cat Hai island. Then, you go through Cat Hai island to the second ferry Ben Got – Cai Vien to Cat Ba. The total time of waiting for the ferry and traveling on Cat Hai island is more than 2 hours.

In the second direction, you can go along the highway 18 through Bac Ninh – Hai Duong, Halong to take a ferry at Tuan Chau. The distance is about 150 km, and a little longer. However, you only have to take a ferry, with a time of about 40 minutes. This road is also more attractive. You can visit Con Son – Kiep Bac in Hai Duong or Halong city on your journey. In both directions, when you arrive in Cat Ba, you still have to cross another trip about from 15 to 20 km across the island to reach Cat Ba town. However, this route will give you a very interesting experience.

Many locations to rent motorbike on Cat Ba
Many locations to rent motorbike on Cat Ba

If you go from Hai Phong to Cai Vieng ferry, the distance from the ferry to the town is a very rare coastal road in North Vietnam. You can drive down the not-too-high passes along the coast, watch the panorama of the coast, the fishing village, the cliffs next to the sea with the waves lapping onto the beach. If you start from Tuan Chau to Gia Luan ferry, you will go through Cat Ba island’s center by another way. This road crosses the dense and extremely wild forest on the island. The feeling of the weather will make you extremely enjoy the cool fresh climate.

The Cat Ba roads are upgraded, very nice and easy to go. Cat Ba Island has not too many people, so the road is very wide. In addition, this road has many low passes through a few mountains, so you will feel like pouring a certain pass in the Northwest.

Some Cat Ba scooter rental locations

In the case you travel to Cat Ba island by passenger car,  you can rent Cat Ba island scooter to explore this island. Here are some Cat Ba scooter rental locations.

Mr. Luc or Mr. Toan

Address: No. 228, 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Town, Cat Hai District, Hai Phong city

Contact number: 01666867786 – 0914416573 – 0975724589

Cat Ba Island scooter rent

Address: Cat Ba town, Cat Hai district, Hai Phong city

Contact number: 0974 986107

Mr. Ngoc

Address: No. 197, 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Town, Cat Hai District, Hai Phong

Contact number: 0983 580 288

Moreover, you can hire motorbikes in Cat Ba with the famous brand such as Japanese, Yamaha and Honda in your hotel. There are many hotels and resorts that have Cat Ba scooter rental services with the rental price from 150.000 to 200.000 VND / day. You can refer these hotels and resorts on the Tripadvisor application on your smartphone.


The motorbike taxi prices in town range from 15.000 to 25.000 VND to go anywhere in Cat Ba town.

The high-speed boat in Binh ferry is only for people, you must not carry a scooter. You can take the Hadeco high-speed train at the Binh ferry to hold your motorbike.

Some attractive destinations

Cat Ba has both the forest and the sea so you will have many options for your scooter journey. To explore the island, you should take 2 to 3 days.

Firstly, you spend a day exploring Cat Ba National Park – one of the largest biosphere reserves in the world. This is a primitive, unique and rare forest on Cat Ba island. Many foreign tourists choose Cat Ba National Park as the ideal trekking place. You should come here by motorbike to enjoy the fresh air on the island and watch the wild scenery.

The curvy and mountainous road to Cat Ba
The curvy and mountainous road to Cat Ba

The beaches in Cat Ba are also very beautiful that can captivate any tourist passion. The most famous beaches are Cat Co 1 and Cat Co 2.  You can be easy to go here by motorbike because the road is wide and flat. The two beaches have the smooth white sand stretching along the cliffs to the sea. The sea water is green and has strong waves.

In addition to the nearby beaches, you can rent a boat to visit Lan Ha Bay – the beautiful paradise of North Vietnam, then kayak on the bay with hundreds of small islands around, visit and experience on Monkey Island.

Traveling by scooter or hiring motorbike in Cat Ba is an interesting experience when you visit this island. To know more information about Cat Ba tours, via our website La Pinta Cruise. Share this article if it is useful for you. Have a great trip!

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