When traveling to Ha Long, many tourists often wonder about their trip such as: Where is Van Don airport? How long does it take to get to Ha Long? What means of transportation are there?...Especially, during the epidemic period, in order to effectively prevent and control the epidemic, the Ministry of Transport ordered the temporary closure of the airport, whether now the airport has reopened. Not yet? Find the answer with Dong Travel!
1. Overview of Van Don airport
Van Don Airport (VDO), also known as Van Don International Airport or Van Don International Airport, is the first private airport in Vietnam, located in Quang Ninh province (Doan Ket commune, Dong Nai province). Van Don district).
Van Don International Airport is a combined civil and military airport, built by Sun Group. Located in a favorable and strategic geographical position, Van Don has become an important traffic and trade bridge between Quang Ninh and economic centers at home and abroad.
The total area of the airport is up to 325 hectares along with the terminal area of 26,991m2, 4 jet bridges, 7 seats for aircraft to park. The road is flat according to ILS CAT II standards, with a length of 3.6km and a width of 45m. The airport can receive modern aircraft such as B747, B787, B777, A320, A350, A321 or A330.
Up to the present time, the airport receives mainly domestic flights from Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City and international flights such as Korea, China, Japan. In the future, in the next stages of development, the airport will continue to exploit, expand the terminal capacity as well as expand the runway to meet the travel needs of passengers in the best way.
Van Don International Airport
2. Distance from Van Don to Ha Long
Van Don is about 60km from the center of Ha Long. In addition, Van Don is 20km from Cam Pha city, about 90km from Mong Cai city, next to Cai Rong town and Ha Long - Van Don - Mong Cai highway.
3. Travel time from Van Don to Ha Long city
From Van Don airport to Ha Long city center, it takes about 60 to 90 minutes by car. According to Google maps (Google Maps), if you follow Tran Phu street, you will reach Ha Long in 57 minutes.
Image of directions from Google on the way from Van Don airport to Ha Long Center
Two other ways to Ha Long are through Van Don or in the direction of National Highway 18. When passing through Van Don, it will take you 75 minutes by car; Taking the National Highway will take longer, you need about 74 minutes to get to Ha Long.
4. Transportation to Ha Long
To move to Ha Long, go from Van Don airport, you can take a bus or taxi to go there.
4.1 By bus
At the airport, there are two free fare buses, route 14A (from Lan Be Park Gate to Van Don International Airport) and Snow 14B (from Sun World Amusement Park Gate to Van Don Airport) ).
To catch these two buses, you should go out of the airport gate, you will see the area to wait for the bus. Go there and wait for the bus.
Bus trip from Van Don to Ha Long
4.2 Going by taxi
In addition to bus, taxi is the most popular means of transportation to Ha Long from Van Don airport because of its convenience and speed. The price of a taxi will range from 70,000 to 80,000 VND/time. Common taxi companies, you can refer to such as Mai Linh, Thanh Hung, Ha Long, Van Loc, Sao Mai,...
Taxi is a suitable vehicle for guests who need to travel for a relatively long distance, guests traveling with families with children, a group of people or the elderly, who need to move in the dark hours.
Taxi company Van Don Xanh
In addition, when you arrive at the airport, you can use shuttle bus services, rent motorbikes, cars or catch a motorbike taxi to move to Ha Long.
5. Distance from Van Don to tourist attractions
When you arrive at the airport, if you don't want to check in at the hotel or you arrive earlier than the check in time and need to find somewhere to go, you can go to some nearby attractions such as Bai Chay beach, Bay. Ha Long, Yen Tu Mountain, Tuan Chau Island,...
5.1 Bai Chay Beach
Bai Chay is a beach located next to Ha Long Bay, with a sand beach of more than 500m long and 100m wide, this is an ideal place for swimming. Looking from Hon Gai, the fire is always burning red, so it is called Bai Chay.
The clear blue coast along with the lush casuarina groves, the fresh and clean air will help you have a great experience. In particular, you will get beautiful photos at sea.
The distance from Van Don to Bai Chay is about 53 km.
Panorama of Bai Chay beach from above
5.2 Ha Long Bay
Coming to Ha Long, of course, you will not be able to ignore Ha Long Bay - a famous tourist destination, attracting thousands of domestic and foreign tourists.
With beautiful, poetic landscape, splendid nature along with abundant beaches and caves such as Trinh Nu cave, Thien Cung cave, Sung Sot cave, Dau Go cave, Tam Cung cave,... Ha Long Bay will surely make you satisfied with the moments here.
To fully admire the beauty, you can choose the yacht to admire the scenery in the bay.
From Van Don airport, you will travel about 51km to Ha Long Bay.
The poetic beauty of Ha Long Bay
5.3 Yen Tu Mountain Area
Yen Tu mountain area is extremely famous for its beautiful scenery, cool and fresh air. In addition, when coming here, visitors can also admire the architectural works from ancient times such as pagodas, towers, am,...
Yen Tu Mountain is famous for its ancient architectures
From the top of the mountain, you can see the entire Northeast and in the distance the small islands in Ha Long Bay. In particular, in the early spring, Yen Tu festival is also held here, attracting many tourists from all over the world.
Van Don Airport is about 90 km from Ha Long.
5.4 Tuan Chau Island Area
Dubbed "the most charming paradise" in the travel itinerary in Ha Long, Tuan Chau Island has a clear blue coast, a long stretch of fine white sand, and is surrounded by immense green pine forests.
Tuan Chau Island is about 72 km from Van Don airport.
The scenery of Tuan Chau island at night is beautiful and sparkling
6. Van Don Airport is back in operation?
Recently, the situation of COVID-19 epidemic has been complicated. To limit as well as support the process of disease prevention and control, the Prime Minister has decided to close and suspend the operation of Van Don airport from 12:00 on January 28, 2021.
After that, due to the unstable situation, the temporary closure of the airport was continuously extended. Until February 19, after considering the recommendations of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, the Ministry of Transport made a decision to continue extending the airport closure time until 6 a.m. on March 3.
Thus, up to now, the airport has been put back into operation after the temporary closure due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
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