Department of Transport of Hai Phong city has decided to allow the Got ferry terminal to operate for 24 hours every day.
The terminal from Tan Vu Bridge across the island will ferry tourists to Cat Ba tourim island 24 hours a day, so there are no time constraints for visitors to get back to the mainland. However, two-way trucks passing through the terminal are prohibited from 2pm to 9pm on Fridays and from 5am to 9pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The Tan Vu – Lach Huyen Bridge has shortened the travel time from Hai Phong City centre to Cat Ba Island to two hours from the three hours befor.
This is good news for visitors to Cat Ba Island as well as for residents living on the island district. The route from Hai Phong to Cat Ba is now officially connected.
Previously, the ferry terminal was closed at 17h every day, so many vehicles and visitors were stuck on the island if they didn’t timely present at the terminal before 17h to come back land. The ferry terminal remains crowded on weekends and holidays, especially summer. Such loss of time, besides causing inconvenience, affects tourism as well as socio-economic development of Cat Hai Island District.