How to get from HALONG BAY to CAO BANG?

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How do you get from Halong Bay to Cao Bang + Ban Gioc Waterfall? You can travel by bus, van/car, motorbike, taxi or train+bus.

Bus – Ha Long to Cao Bang 
Taxi / Van to Ban Gioc 
Train + Bus to Cao Bang
Book Tickets to Cao Bang

    • Cao Bang Province in northern Vietnam is still not so visited place by foreign tourists. Cao Bang Province is also a home of various ethnic groups and it is mainly an agriculture site of Vietnam. One of the most visited places in Cao Bang Province is Ban Gioc Waterfall in Trung Khanh district. Trung Khanh district is an impressive scenic place and it is easy to travel there. Cao Bang province has no railway, so travel by train in this place is not possible. There are only some local buses or you can travel on motorbike and explore this site on your own. There is also no airport in this province.  There are 3 popular ways how you can get to Cao Bang (or Ban Gioc Waterfall) from Halong Bay – by tourist bus, private taxi/car, train+bus via Hanoi. The most fastest option how to reach Cao Bang, is to travel via Hanoi.
    • Book tickets or car + schedule from Ha Long to Cao Bang on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

From Halong Bay to Cao Bang you can travel by bus/van, private car, motorbike.

    • Travel distance from Ha Long to Cao Bang town is about 440 km by land via Hanoi. The best option how to get to Cao Bang from Ha Long is to travel by tourist bus via Hanoi. There are various buses from various sites in Halong Bay. Travel by bus from Ha Long to Cao Bang (via Hanoi) takes with stopover about 13-20 hours and it costs about $14-25/pp. There are buses to Cao Bang city, Trung Khanh or Ban Gioc Waterfall. Another comfortable way how to reach Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang is to travel by private car/taxi. Travel by private car from Ha Long to Ban Gioc Waterfall takes about 13-15 hours. Private car is the most expensive option, it costs about $285/car. You can also travel by train from Hai Phong to Hanoi and from Hanoi you can take a sleeper night bus to Cao Bang city. There is no direct train and no flight from Ha Long or Hai Phong to Cao Bang. The last option how to get to Cao Bang from Ha Long is to travel on motorbike, but this way of transfer is only for the most experienced drivers. Search and book bus tickets or private taxi/minivan from Ha Long to Cao Bang + Ban Gioc Waterfall easily online.

How do I get from Halong Bay to Cao Bang?


1. BUS from Ha Long to Cao Bang (via Hanoi)


A) Bus or Minivan from Ha Long to Hanoi

    • you can take a bus from various sites in Halong Bay (e.g. Bai Chay, Tuan Chau, Cat Ba, Hai Phong…)
    • travel by tourist bus or minivan from Ha Long to Hanoi takes about 3.5-4 hours
    • bus companies from Ha Long to Hanoi: Kumho Samco, Grouptour, Co To Limousine, Hung Duc…
    • one-way bus tickets from Ha Long to Hanoi costs about $5-18/pp
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Ha Long to Hanoi on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

B) Bus from Hanoi to Cao Bang

    • travel by tourist bus to Cao Bang from Hanoi takes about 8-10 hours
    • travel time by nigth bus from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall is about 12 hours
    • bus companies from Hanoi to Cao Bang, Trung Khanh, Ban Gioc: Khanh Hoan, Thanh Ly
    • one-way bus tickets from Hanoi to Cao Bang costs about $8-11/pp
    • recommended – book your bus tickets to Cao Bang in advance online!
    • read this article: How to travel to Cao Bang from Hanoi?
    • you will receive your bus e-ticket to Hanoi and Cao Bang by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus or at the bus in Ha Long and Hanoi, read the information before you book your bus ticket

2. TAXI / VAN from Ha Long to Ban Gioc Waterfall (via Hanoi)


A) Private Taxi / Car from Ha Long to Hanoi

    • from Halong Bay to Hanoi you can travel by private taxi or car
    • travel by private taxi/car from Ha Long to Hanoi takes about 2.5-4 hours
    • taxi companies from Ha Long to Hanoi: Dichung Taxi, Tiim Charter, Cat Ba Express, Grouptour, Ouros Travel…
    • travel by private car/taxi from Ha Long to Hanoi costs about $80-175/car

B) Taxi or Minivan from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall

    • travel time by private taxi/car from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall is about 10 hours
    • the most comfortable and fast way of transfer from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall
    • private transport company from Hanoi to Ban Gioc: Booking Car
    • travel by private car from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall costs about $198-275/vehicle
    • you can also take a private taxi/van from Noi Bai Airport to Ban Gioc Waterfall
    • Book private car from Hanoi (+Noi Bai Airport) to Ban Gioc Waterfall on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • you can also search and book private cars from Halong Bay to Hanoi
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From Ha Long to Cao Bang/Ban Gioc you can travel by private taxi/minivan via Hanoi (photo: Booking Car, 12go.asia).


3. TRAIN + BUS from Hai Phong to Cao Bang (via Hanoi)


1. Train from Hai Phong to Hanoi

    • travel by train from Hai Phong to Hanoi takes about 2.5 hours
    • one-way train tickets from Hai Phong to Hanoi costs about $3-6/pp
    • there are seat trains of Vietnam Railways to Hanoi (Gia Lam Station or Hanoi Railway Station)
    • read this article: How to get to Hanoi from Hai Phong?
    • train e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your smartphone and present when boarding the train in Hai Phong

2. Bus from Hanoi to Cao Bang

    • travel by sleeper bus to Cao Bang from Hanoi takes about 8-10 hours
    • bus companies from Hanoi to Cao Bang: Khanh Hoan, Thanh Ly
    • travel by bus from Hanoi to Cao Bang costs about $8-11/pp
    • recommended – book your bus tickets from Hanoi to Cao Bang in advance online!
    • read this article: How do you get to Cao Bang from Hanoi?
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There is no train from Hanoi to Cao Bang, but you can travel by train from Hai Phong to Hanoi.


4. Book private tour to Cao Bang

    • you can also search and book your private tour to Cao Bang province
    • there are various types of tours in the north of Vietnam (motorbike tours, trekking tours, hiking tours…)
    • e.g. 3-4 days in Cao Bang province or about 7-21 days in northern Vietnam
    • local tour guides from Vietnam
    • Book your private tour in Cao Bang or another sites online on Tourradar icon-external-link-square
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Local people with horses in Cao Bang province.


icon-question-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Halong Bay to Cao Bang:

How to book bus tickets or taxi from Halong Bay to Cao Bang?

    • You can book bus tickets + private taxi from Halong Bay to Cao Bang on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • You can also search another tickets routes, e.g. Tuan Chau > Hanoi, Hanoi > Cao Bang…

How long does it take to get from Halong Bay to Cao Bang?

    • Travel by tourist bus from Halong Bay to Cao Bang (via Hanoi) takes about 13-20 hours.
    • Travel by private car/taxi from Halong Bay to Ban Gioc Waterfall (via Hanoi) takes about 13-15 hours.
    • Travel by train + bus from Hai Phong to Cao Bang (via Hanoi) takes about 12-16 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Halong Bay to Cao Bang?

    • Travel by tourist bus from Halong Bay to Cao Bang (via Hanoi) costs about $14-25/pp.
    • Travel by private car/taxi from Halong Bay to Ban Gioc Waterfall (via Hanoi) costs about $285/car.
    • Travel by train + bus from Hai Phong to Cao Bang (via Hanoi) costs about $12-20/pp.

How to explore Cao Bang province on your own?

    • The best way how to explore this beautiful province of the north of Vietnam is to travel on your own. You can travel on motorbike. You can rent your bike in Hanoi with Bikesbooking. It is good to know, some roads in this province are not in a good condition. Travel on motorbike in this province is only a good way for the most experienced drivers.

What is the travel distance from Halong Bay to Cao Bang?

    • Travel distance from Halong Bay to Cao Bang (via Hanoi) is about 440 km by tourist bus or private car.

Is there a train from Halong Bay to Cao Bang?

    • No, it is not possible to travel by train to Cao Bang from Ha Long, there is no railway. You can travel by train from Hai Phong (or Ha Long town) to Hanoi and from Hanoi you have to travel by tourist sleeper bus or private car.

Where is the closest railway station to Cao Bang city?

    • The closest railway station is in Lang Son. Lang Son is about 125 km from Cao Bang town. So, if you want to visit Lang Son, you can travel by train form Hanoi to Lang Son and from Lang Son you have to travel by bus to Cao Bang city.

Is there a flight from Ha Long to Cao Bang?

    • No, Cao Bang has no airport. There are no flights from Halong Bay to Cao Bang.

How to go from Cao Bang city to Ban Gioc Waterfall?

    • There are some local public buses from Cao Bang city to Ban Gioc Waterfall. Ask for this option at your hotel/homestay in Cao Bang. You can also travel on motorbike, it is a very nice scenic travel route via Trung Khanh district.

How to get from Cao Bang city to Pac Bo historical site?

    • You have to travel on motorbike or you can take a private transfer or taxi. Pac Bo is about 50 km north of Cao Bang city. Pac Bo is very important historical site of northern Vietnam.

Where to stay in Cao Bang province? Hotel, homestay?

    • Cao Bang city has mainly various cheap hotels or guesthouses. There are also some homestays at the Ban Gioc Waterfall. Homestays in Cao Bang province are the most cheapest options.
    • You can search and book hotel/homestay > Book your hotel/homestay in Cao Bang (Discount up to 70%)

How you can book a private tourist tour to Cao Bang province?

    • You can book your private tour to Cao Bang online. Search and book a tour to Cao Bang province with Tourradar.
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Phong Nam scenic area is about 5 km from Trung Khanh town in Cao Bang province.
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Cao Bang is an agriculture province,rice fields are almost everywhere.
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Ban Gioc Waterfall is the most visited place in Cao Bang province.


Book tickets from Halong Bay to Cao Bang (+Ban Gioc) + Schedule:

(You can change your departure or arrival, eg. Ha Long to Hanoi, Hanoi to Cao Bang…)

Vinh > Da NangHa Tien > KampotTuan Chau > N.BinhPhongNha > SaigonKanchanaburi > Chiang MaiNong Khai > Udon ThaniKoh Phi Phi

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