How to go → HANOI to CAO BANG? ☀️

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How to get from Hanoi to Cao Bang + Ban Gioc Waterfall? You can travel by bus, van/car, motorbike, taxi or train+bus.
1. Bus – Hanoi to Cao Bang
2. Taxi / Van to Ban Gioc
3. Train + Bus to Cao Bang
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From Hanoi to Cao Bang you can travel by bus, van, motorbike or private car/taxi.

    • The journey from Hanoi to Cao Bang town spans approximately 300 km overland. Optimal and favored, the route to Cao Bang and Ban Gioc Waterfall is via sleeper tourist bus or private minivan / minibus. Sleeper tourist buses departing from Hanoi to Cao Bang, a journey lasting 8-10 hours, depart from My Dinh Bus Station or other stations and arrive mostly at Cao Bang Bus Station (M6J2+5X Khau Sả, Đề Thám), but these buses can also arrive to other sites or stations in Cao Bang town. Ticket prices for this journey start from $16-25 per person. Alternatively, travelers can opt for a private taxi or van from Hanoi or Noi Bai International Airport to Ban Gioc Waterfall, with a travel duration of about 10 hours and costs ranging from $198-275 per car. Another viable option involves train+bus travel, albeit only via Lang Son, which houses the nearest railway station to Cao Bang, located approximately 125 km away. From Lang Son, buses are available for transportation to Cao Bang town, as there are no direct trains to the area. For the adventurous, traveling by motorbike is an option, albeit recommended only for experienced riders. Easily locate and book bus tickets or taxi/minivan services from Hanoi to Cao Bang + Ban Gioc Waterfall online.

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    • Cao Bang – situated in northern Vietnam, it ranks among the largest provinces in the region. While less frequented by international travelers, Cao Bang remains a popular destination among Vietnamese visitors, but also foreign tourists are slowly coming. The province boasts a wealth of attractions, with Cao Bang being home to notable sites such as the awe-inspiring Ban Gioc Waterfall and the historic Pac Bo historical site, located about 55 km north of Cao Bang town. With no railway or airport infrastructure, buses and motorbikes serve as primary modes of transportation within the province. However, note that local bus schedules are limited. Travelers from Hanoi have three main options for reaching Cao Bang or Ban Gioc Waterfall: via sleeper tourist bus, taxi/minivan or motorbike. Ban Gioc Waterfall in Trung Khanh District is the biggest highlight of this province.

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How do I get from Hanoi to Cao Bang?


1. BUS / VAN from Hanoi to Cao Bang (+Ban Gioc)

Traveling by sleeper or seater bus to Cao Bang is the most used and cheapest transport option from Hanoi. However, it is this mode of transport that may discourage some visitors from traveling to Cao Bang, as there is no railway. But that’s a shame, even a bus trip to this province is definitely worth visiting this beautiful province full of nature.

The journey by bus from Hanoi to Cao Bang takes approximately 5.5-8 hours depending on the type of bus or minivan you take. Some buses or private minivans may also stop along the way to Cao Bang Province and this may make the journey longer. Modern smaller minivans or minibuses for up to 11 people in the vehicle tend to be a bit faster than sleeper buses and offer perfect comfort at an adequate price.

Transportation by bus or minibus from Hanoi to Cao Bang costs approximately 16-25 USD / per person. There are various buses from different companies on the route between Hanoi and Cao Bang. Some are relatively well rated, some are not. You can read these company reviews before booking tickets on online platforms.

Buses of companies such as Khanh Hoan, Thanh Ly, Duc Duong Bus, Techbus VN, Grouptour or Sapa Discovery Travel depart from various stations or stops, such as My Dinh, Hanoi Opera House and others, you will always see this information and the departure map before by ordering tickets. Buses may arrive at various locations in Cao Bang and/or around the city center, again you will see this information.

    • You can book bus tickets + schedule from Hanoi to Cao Bang on Baolau ➜ or 12go.asia ➜
    • You will receive your bus e-ticket to Cao Bang by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet. Present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus or at the bus in Hanoi, read the information before you book your bus ticket to Cao Bang or Ban Gioc online
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Sleeper bus and modern van from Hanoi to Cao Bang by Techbus VN and Duc Duong Bus (photo: 12go.asia).


2. TAXI / VAN from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall

Another way to get and travel from Hanoi to Cao Bang is by private taxi or car with a driver from Booking Car and Ouros Travel. This is a more expensive transfer option, but the advantage is perfect comfort and services, or departure from Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi. Some private cars or taxis can take you to the Ban Gioc waterfall, but in this case you have to expect a higher transfer price.

Traveling by private taxi or car from Hanoi City Center to Cao Bang or to Ban Gioc Waterfall, takes about 5.5-10 hours depending on the company and the type of car you drive and where you leave from. The offer includes various modern and luxurious cars, minivans or minibuses for several people, the offer is certainly wide and every traveler who is looking for comfort will surely choose.

These private taxis and cars to Cao Bang can be booked online even in advance and agree on the times and place of departure. The price is higher, the trip by private taxi or car from Hanoi to Cao Bang – Ban Gioc costs about 160-350 USD / car, but if there are more people, the trip can still be worth it. You will save time with various transfers to the hotel, from the hotel or between stops. For those who do not deal with the budget and do not travel low-cost, they can definitely consider a private car trip to Cao Bang.

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From Hanoi (+Noi Bai Airport) to Ban Gioc Waterfall you can travel by private taxi/minivan (photo: 12go.asia).


3. TRAIN + BUS from Hanoi to Cao Bang (via Lang Son)

There is no railway from Hanoi to Cao Bang province, so you have to forget about the direct train journey to this place. However, you can still use the train connection if you want to visit the neighboring province of Lang Son, to which the railway leads. And then from Lang Son city, you can continue by bus to Cao Bang city. However, this option takes more time and is therefore more suitable for those who want to see Lang Son as well.

It takes up to 4 hours to travel by train from Hanoi to Lang Son and Vietnam Railways train tickets cost around 3-5 USD / per person. Tickets can be booked online or purchased in Hanoi at the railway station. It is also a good idea to find out the timetable in advance, as there may be changes. So after exploring the Lang Son area, you need to take a bus to Cao Bang. There is no railway again from there. The bus ride from Lang Son to Cao Bang can take about 3 hours and tickets cost about 5-10 USD / per person.

The journey time may also change if the bus makes additional stops during the transfer. There are also buses and private minivans going to Lang Son from Hanoi, so if you want to go here, it is better to choose a private minivan or minibus, which offers a faster transfer and great comfort.

    • Book and buy train e-tickets from Hanoi to Lang Son on Baolau ➜ or 12go.asia ➜
    • Train e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present when boarding the train
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From Hanoi to Lang Son you can travel by train, Lang Son is the closest railway station to Cao Bang town.


4. From Hanoi to Cao Bang on a MOTORBIKE

Another way to travel from Hanoi to Cao Bang is by motorbike. This is an option that is definitely not suitable for all travelers, you should have some experience of driving a motorcycle often in chaotic traffic. And it must also be taken into account that the journey is very long and can be exhausting, the motorbike transport from Hanoi to Cao Bang will take several hours and it might even be advisable to split it into 2 days.

You must also hold an International Driving Permit with a valid license to drive motorcycles in Vietnam. However, the motorcycle is ideal for exploring Cao Bang province, you will discover remote, authentic and beautiful rural places, that is, places where regular buses never go. It is important to drive very carefully and rather slowly, as traffic in Vietnam can sometimes be life-threatening.

Drivers often do not follow the prescribed regulations, but you always follow them and respect all the movement that takes place on the road. As a basis for exploring Cao Bang province, it is advisable to first go to the city of Cao Bang, stay here and go on excursions from there, for example. And then from there drive to Ban Gioc Waterfall, which is a beautiful and scenic drive through the Vietnamese countryside, which is also inhabited by ethnic residents of various groups.

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From Hanoi to Cao Bang you can also travel on motorbike.


5. Book a Private Tour or Activity in Vietnam

The last option to travel to Cao Bang from Hanoi is to book a private trip, e.g. with a guide. There are some tour companies in Hanoi that will offer you such a personal experience even with an English guide. It is often a service where everything is already prepared, you have arranged transfers, food and even accommodation.

Sometimes you just buy tickets to various tourist attractions and interesting places. The main places of such trips are the areas of the Non Nuoc Geopark and also the Ban Gioc Waterfall or the historical site of Pac Bo. It depends on the specific offers of individual travel agencies.

Some such offices also offer, for example, motorcycle trips to Cao Bang province and others, even for a few days. But this is again an offer more for experienced motorcycle drivers who will ride more powerful machines.

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Ban Gioc Waterfall is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Vietnam.


FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Hanoi to Cao Bang:

1. How to book and buy bus tickets from Hanoi to Cao Bang?

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

2. How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Cao Bang?

    • Travel by sleeper tourist bus from Hanoi to Cao Bang takes about 8-10 hours.
    • Travel by private car/taxi/van from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall takes about 10 hours.
    • Travel by train+bus from Hanoi to Cao Bang (via Lang Son) takes about 8-10 hours.
    • Travel by motorbike from Hanoi to Cao Bang takes about 10 hours.

3. How much does it cost to get from Hanoi to Cao Bang?

    • Travel by sleeper bus from Hanoi to Cao Bang costs about $16-25/pp.
    • Travel by private car/taxi/van from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall costs about $160-350/car.
    • Travel by train+bus from Hanoi to Cao Bang (via Lang Son) costs about $12-14/pp.

4. How to move in Cao Bang? How to explore Cao Bang province?

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

5. What is the travel distance from Hanoi to Cao Bang?

    • Travel distance from Hanoi to Cao Bang town is about 300 km by bus / minibus / minivan or motorbike. Of course, this distance can vary a little, it depends on the route the buses take and whether they go somewhere.

6. Is there a train from Hanoi to Cao Bang?

    • No, there is no train from Hanoi to Cao Bang town because there is no railway station in Cao Bang. The only way how to travel to Cao Bang is to travel by bus, taxi, car, minivan or motorbike.

7. What is the closest railway station to Cao Bang town?

    • The closest railway station is in Lang Son, it is about 125 km from Cao Bang town. So, you can take a train from Hanoi to Lang Son and from Lang Son to Cao Bang you can travel by bus.

8. How long to spend in Cao Bang province?

    • There are a lot of interesting sites in the whole province, e.g. Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark, Pac Bo Historical Site or Ban Gioc Waterfall. It is really does not make a sense to go there for about 1 day. Stay in this province about 5-7 days and explore this site on motorbike.

9. Is there an airport in Cao Bang province?

    • No, there is not an airport in Cao Bang province. The closest airport to Cao Bang is Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, about 270 km from the town of Cao Bang.

10. Is it possible to get from Cao Bang town to Ban Gioc Waterfall by bus?

    • Yes it is possible, there are some local public buses from Cao Bang town to Ban Gioc Waterfall. But the timetables of these buses between these places may be limited.

11. Where to stay and book your accommodation?

12. How we can book a private tour in Vietnam?

    • It is easy to book a tour or other tourist activity or ticket for attraction. You can search and book a private tour in Vietnam at KLOOK. It is one of the biggest company where you can search for various tourist tours, activities and other tourist services.

13. Where to travel from Cao Bang?

    • You can travel and continue in Ha Giang province. It is the biggest mountain province of northern Vietnam, an amazing place full of nature, ethnic minority people, mountain passes and full of authenticity of Vietnam.

14. How to travel solo in Vietnam?

    • Discover the wonders of solo travel in Vietnam as you explore ancient temples, cruise through scenic landscapes or karst sceneries, hike various national parks and ethnic villages and connect with the warm-hearted locals, creating a personalized journey of cultural immersion and breathtaking experiences.

15. What is the weather in Vietnam and what to expect?

    • Weather in Vietnam varies with a tropical climate featuring distinct wet and dry seasons. In the north, the dry season (October to April) brings cooler temperatures, while the wet season (May to September) is marked by higher humidity and heavy rainfall. Central Vietnam experiences a dry period (January to August) with lower humidity and a wet season (September to December) characterized by increased rainfall. In southern Vietnam, the dry season (December to April) offers warm temperatures, while the wet season (May to November) brings higher humidity and occasional heavy rainfall. For accurate information, check local forecasts.

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🚍 Bus from Hanoi to Cao Bang – Schedule / Timetable + Bus Tickets:

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Bus Schedule - Hanoi to Cao Bang

Departure in Hanoi

Arrival in Cao Bang

Bus Ticket - Price

Techbus VN

05:20

10:50

from $20.00

Techbus VN

06:00

11:30

from $20.00

Techbus VN

11:45

17:15

from $20.00

Techbus VN

14:45

20:15

from $20.00

Techbus VN

19:15

03:55

from $17.00

Techbus VN

20:40

05:20

from $17.00

Grouptour

05:40

11:15

from $20.00

Grouptour

19:50

04:00

from $20.00

Duc Duong Bus

06:00

11:30

from $21.00

Duc Duong Bus

12:00

17:30

from $21.00

Duc Duong Bus

15:00

20:30

from $21.00

Duc Duong Bus

20:30

03:30

from $21.00

Khanh Hoan

21:20

04:30

from $16.00

Khanh Hoan

20:30

04:30

from $16.00

Khanh Hoan

19:30

04:30

from $16.00

Khanh Hoan

18:30

04:30

from $16.00

Khanh Hoan

19:30

07:00 (Ban Gioc)

from $16.00

Thanh Ly

21:45

06:00

from $16.00

Thanh Ly

21:15

05:30

from $16.00


🚕 Taxi from Hanoi to Cao Bang – Schedule / Timetable + Prices:

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Taxi Schedule - Hanoi to Ban Gioc

Departure

Travel Time

Price (Car)

Booking Car (Car)

Noi Bai Airport

10 hours

from $253.00

Booking Car (SUV)

Noi Bai Airport

10 hours

from $286.00

Booking Car (Van)

Noi Bai Airport

10 hours

from $352.00

Booking Car

Hanoi

10 hours

from $275.00

Ouros Travel (Car)

Hanoi

5 hours 40 minutes

from $160.00

Ouros Travel (SUV)

Hanoi

5 hours 40 minutes

from $186.00

Ouros Travel (Van)

Hanoi

5 hours 40 minutes

from $242.00

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