How to get from HANOI to CAO BANG (+Ban Gioc)?

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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.

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

    • Cao Bang – it is one of the largest province of northern Vietnam. This place is still not so visited by foreign tourists, mainly Vietnamese visit this province. Cao Bang has various interesting places for visit and one of the biggest tourists site is Ban Gioc Waterfall. Another top visited place is Pac Bo historical site, about 55 km north of Cao Bang town. Cao Bang province has no railway and there is no airport, so the main transportation are buses or you can travel on motorbike. But the bus schedule of the local buses in this province is limited. There are 3 popular ways how you can travel to Cao Bang or Ban Gioc Waterfall from Hanoi – by sleeper tourist bus, taxi/minivan or motorbike.
    • Book bus e-tickets or taxi/van + schedule from Hanoi to Cao Bang on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

From Hanoi to Cao Bang you can travel by bus, van, motorbike or private car/taxi.

    • Travel distance from Hanoi to Cao Bang town is about 300 km by land. The most popular and best way how to reach Cao Bang and Ban Gioc Waterfall is to travel by sleeper bus or private minivan. Travel by sleeper tourist  bus from Hanoi to Cao Bang takes about 8-10 hours and buses depart from My Dinh Bus Station and arrive to Cao Bang Bus Station (M6J2+5X Khau Sả, Đề Thám). There is also a sleeper bus from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall. Bus tickets from Hanoi to Cao Bang start already at $8-11/pp. Another way is to travel by private taxi/van to Ban Gioc Waterfall from Hanoi or Noi Bai International Aiprort. Travel time by private taxi/minivan from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall is about 10 hours and it costs about $198-275/car. You can also travel by train+bus but only via Lang Son. Lang Son has the closest railway station to Cao Bang town, about 125 km is travel distance. From Lang Son to Cao Bang you can travel by bus, there is no train to Cao Bang town. The last way how to get to Cao Bang from Hanoi is to travel on motorbike, but this option is only for the most experienced drivers. You can search and book bus tickets or taxi/minivan from Hanoi to Cao Bang + Ban Gioc Waterfall easily online.

How do I get from Hanoi to Cao Bang?


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

    • travel by sleeper tourist bus from Hanoi to Cao Bang takes about 8-10 hours
    • travel by nigth bus from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall takes about 12 hours
    • bus companies from Hanoi to Cao Bang (+Ban Gioc): Khanh Hoan, Thanh Ly…
    • one-way bus tickets from Hanoi to Cao Bang (+Ban Gioc) costs about $8-11/pp
    • buses from Hanoi to Cao Bang depart from Mỹ Đình Bus Station (Bến xe Mỹ Đình, 20 Phạm Hùng, Mỹ Đình)
    • buses arrive to Cao Bang Bus Station (M6J2+5X Khau Sả, Đề Thám) or there is a bus to Ban Gioc Waterfall
    • You can book and buy bus e-tickets + schedule from Hanoi to Cao Bang on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • recommended – book your bus tickets to Cao Bang in advance online!
    • you will receive your bus e-ticket to 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 Hanoi, read the information before you book your bus ticket to Cao Bang or Ban Gioc online
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Sleeper buses from Hanoi to Cao Bang by Thanh Ly and Khanh Hoan (photo: Baolau).


2. TAXI / VAN from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall

    • travel by private taxi/van/minivan from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall takes about 10 hours
    • the most comfortable way of transport from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall
    • luxury tourist vans, minivans or private limousines or cars, SUV
    • private taxi company from Hanoi to Ban Gioc: Booking Car
    • travel by private taxi/minivan from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall costs about $198-275/car
    • you can also travel by private taxi/van from Noi Bai Airport to Ban Gioc Waterfall
    • Book private taxi/minivan from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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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)


1. TRAIN from Hanoi to Lang Son

    • travel by train from Hanoi to Lang Son takes about 4 hours
    • one-way train tickets from Hanoi to Lang Son costs about $3-4/pp
    • there are seat trains of Vietnam Railways to Lang Son
    • Book and buy train e-tickets from Hanoi to Lang Son on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • train e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present when boarding the train

2. BUS from Lang Son to Cao Bang

    • travel by bus from Lang Son to Cao Bang takes about 3 hours
    • one-way bus tickets from Lang Son to Cao Bang costs about $5-10/pp
    • travel by bus from Lang Son to Cao Bang is the only way of transport, there is no railway
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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 MOTORBIKE

    • you can also travel on motorbike from Hanoi to Cao Bang
    • it is a good option of transport only if you are an experienced motorbike driver!
    • you have to own your IDP – International Driving Permitt for driving in Vietnam
    • travel by motorbike from Hanoi to Cao Bang takes about 10 hours (depends on your driving skills)
    • it is better to travel 2 days, because it is a long journey
    • Search and book your motorbike in Vietnam easily online on Bikesbooking icon-external-link-square
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From Hanoi to Cao Bang you can also travel on motorbike.


5. Book private tour to Cao Bang + Ban Gioc Waterfall

    • you can also book your private tour to Cao Bang province + Ban Gioc Waterfall
    • there are various types of tours (motorbike tours, trekking tours, hiking tours driving loops…)
    • e.g. 3-4 days in Cao Bang province or about 9-20 days in northern Vietnam
    • local tour guides from Vietnam
    • Book your trekking or hiking tour in Cao Bang online on Tourradar icon-external-link-square
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Cao Bang is amazing province in northern Vietnam.
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Phong Nam scenic area in Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang province.
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Ban Gioc Waterfall is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Vietnam.
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Sông Bằng river is the largest river in Cao Bang province.


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

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…

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.

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

    • Travel by sleeper bus from Hanoi to Cao Bang costs about $8-11/pp.
    • Travel by private car/taxi/van from Hanoi to Ban Gioc Waterfall costs about $11/pp.
    • Travel by train+bus from Hanoi to Cao Bang (via Lang Son) costs about $10-12/pp.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How long to spend in Cao Bang province?

    • There are a lot of interesting sites in the whole province. 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.

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.

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.

Where to stay and book your accommodation?

How we can book a tour to Cao Bang province?

    • It is easy to book a tour to Cao Bang province or Ban Gioc Waterfall. You can search and book a tour to Cao Bang province at Tourradar. It is one of the biggest tour company focused in Vietnam and southeast Asia. There are various several days tours to Cao Bang province.

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.

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

Khanh Hoan

21:20

04:30

from $8.70

Khanh Hoan

20:30

04:30

from $8.70

Khanh Hoan

19:30

04:30

from $8.70

Khanh Hoan

18:30

04:30

from $8.70

Khanh Hoan

19:30

07:00 (Ban Gioc)

from $10.80

Thanh Ly

21:45

06:00

from $8.70

Thanh Ly

21:15

05:30

from $10.80


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

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