Location and departure time
You can buy ticket by yourself at: Hoang Long Office inside Luong Yen bus station before the departure time 10 minutes or you can pay on the bus. It is easy and available. Make sure it is Hoang Long bus (the red bus) because there are some bus companies have a similar name but they do not connect you to Cat Ba town, they only drop you in Hai Phong city. Do not catch the Hoang Long bus to Ha Long city.
Departure time from Hanoi: 5h20, 7h20, 11h20, 13h20
Arrive in Cat Ba: 9h30, 11h30, 15h30, 17h30
The bus departs at: Luong Yen Bus Station, address: 1 Nguyen Khoai str, Hanoi.