How to get from HANOI to MOC CHAU?

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How do you get from Hanoi to Moc Chau? You can travel by bus, minivan, limousine or motorbike

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Moc Chau is easily accessible place full of nature and tea plantations.

    • Moc Chau is a small town in Son La province in northern Vietnam. This place is a good option for your visit if you will be traveling in this province, is located between Son La town and another popular site – Mai Chau. It is about 60 km from Mai Chau and Hoa Binh Lake. Moc Chau is not so visited by many foreign tourists, it is not a tourist attraction, this place is visited mainly by Vietnamese. There you have a good opportunity to try homestay by local Hmong people. There are various large tea plantations, mountain sceneries and ethnic villages of Hmong minority. Moc Chau has no railway station and no airport, so it is not possible to travel by train. You have 3 popular options how to travel to Moc Chau from Hanoi – by tourist sleeper bus, minivan/limousine or your motorbike. If you want to explore this place a bit more, you have to rent a motorbike or a bike, because local buses are very limited.
    • You can book bus tickets from Hanoi to Moc Chau on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

From Hanoi to Moc Chau you can travel by bus, minivan, taxi/car or motorbike.

    • Travel distance from Hanoi to Moc Chau is about 200 km by road via Hoa Binh and Mai Chau. The best way how to go to Moc Chau from Hanoi is to travel by comfortable modern minivan/limousine. Travel by minivan to Moc Chau takes about 4 hours and tickets cost about $9-11/pp. There are also tourist sleeper buses to Moc Chau from Hanoi, travel by sleeper bus takes about 5 hours and bus tickets cost about $8-10/pp. It is the most cheapest way of transport. Another option is to travel by private taxi/car, it is the most fastest option, travel by taxi takes about 2.5-3 hours and it costs about $130-160/car. If you want to drive a motorbike, you can rent a motorbike in Hanoi and travel on your own. You will be driving via QL6 road via Hoa Binh and Mai Chau (your IDP is necessary in Vietnam). If your driving skills are bad – do not travel by motorbike and take a minivan or bus. But to rent a motorbike/bicycle is necessary in Moc Chau, because there are no other ways how to exploret this beautiful district. E.g. you can travel on your motorbike to Dai Yem Waterfall (10 km from the town) or Chieng Khoa Waterfall (about 30 km from Moc Chau town). Book your bus tickets to Moc Chau from Hanoi online.

How do I get from Hanoi to Moc Chau?


1. SLEEPER BUS from Hanoi to Moc Chau

    • there are some sleeper tourist buses to Moc Chau from Hanoi
    • travel by sleeper bus from Hanoi to Moc Chau takes about 5 hours
    • price of the one-way bus ticket to Moc Chau is about $8-10/pp
    • bus company to Moc Chau: Thanh Chung, Thanh Thang…
    • sleeper buses depart from My Dinh Bus Station in Hanoi
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Hanoi to Moc Chau on Baolau icon-external-link-square
    • you will receive your bus e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the bus station before boarding the bus in Hanoi

2. MINIVAN/VAN from Hanoi to Moc Chau

    • you can also travel by luxury minivan / limousine to Moc Chau
    • travel by minivan from Hanoi to Moc Chau takes about 4 hours
    • ticket for these minivans to Moc Chau costs about $9-11/pp
    • operated by Xuan Trang Limousine, Nhat An Limousine…
    • these minivan are a bit faster than sleeper buses, modern and comfortable
    • Book and buy e-tickets from Hanoi to Moc Chau on Baolau icon-external-link-square
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Minivan – Limousine from Hanoi to Moc Chau by Xuan Trang (photo: Baolau).


3. Travel by MOTORBIKE to Moc Chau

    • a good option if your driving skills are very good (IDP in Vietnam is necessary)
    • recommended route via Hoa Binh (visit Hoa Binh Lake) and you can make a stop in Mai Chau
    • you will be driving via QL6 road (use your Google Maps)
    • travel by motorbike from Hanoi to Moc Chau takes about 6-7 hours
    • there are various motorbike rentals in Hanoi
    • rent a motorbike in Vietnam for 1 day costs about 7-15 Usd (semi-automatic motorbike)
    • you can book your motorbike in Hanoi online on Bikesbooking
    • from Mai Chau to Moc Chau you will see various nice sceneries
    • you can buy petrol almost in every small town
    • Note: Traffic in Vietnam is dangerous mainly in the big cities
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From Hanoi to Moc Chau you can also travel by motorbike.


4. PRIVATE TAXI / CAR from Hanoi to Moc Chau

    • another comfortable option of transfer to Moc Chau from Hanoi
    • travel by private car/taxi from Hanoi to Moc Chau takes about 2.5-3 hours
    • travel by private taxi/car to Moc Chau costs about $130-160/car
    • private taxi companies from Hanoi to Moc Chau: Vinasun Taxi or Mailinh Taxi

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How to search and book bus tickets from Hanoi to Moc Chau?

    • Search and book bus tickets from Hanoi to Moc Chau online on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • You can search also another route, e.g. Hanoi > Ninh Binh, Moc Chau > Hanoi…

How long does it take from Hanoi to Moc Chau?

    • Travel by sleeper tourist bus from Hanoi to Moc Chau takes about 5 hours.
    • Travel by minivan/limousine from Hanoi to Moc Chau takes about 4 hours.
    • Travel by motorbike from Hanoi to Moc Chau takes about 6-7 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi/car from Hanoi to Moc Chau takes about 2.5-3 hours.

How far is Moc Chau from Hanoi?

    • Travel distance from Hanoi to Moc Chau is about 200 km by bus/motorbike via Hoa Binh and Mai Chau.

How much does it cost to get from Hanoi to Moc Chau?

    • Transfer by sleeper tourist bus from Hanoi to Moc Chau costs about $8-10/pp.
    • Transfer by van/limousine from Hanoi to Moc Chau costs about $9-11/pp.
    • Transfer by private taxi/car from Hanoi to Moc Chau costs about $130-160/car.

What is the best way of getting from Hanoi to Moc Chau?

    • The best, fast and comfortable option how to reach Moc Chau from Hanoi is to travel by modern minivan / limousine. Motorbike is the best way for the exploring of Moc Chau district, local buses in this city are very limited.

Is there a train from Hanoi to Moc Chau?

    • No, there is no railway from Hanoi to Moc Chau, it is not possible to travel by train. The only way how to reach Moc Chau is to travel by road – tourist bus, minivan, car or motorbike, bicycle.

Is there a flight from Hanoi to Moc Chau?

    • No, there are no flights to Moc Chau because there is no airport in this town.

How to explore Moc Chau district?

    • The best option how to explore and visit some very nice sites in Moc Chau district is to rent a motorbike. It is not so hard to move there by semi-automatic motorbike and you can use your Google Maps navigation. If you want to rent a motorbike try to ask at your hotel/guesthouse or homestay.

Where to travel from Moc Chau?

    • From Moc Chau you can travel by bus/taxi to Mai Chau, by bus to Son La town and also by bus to Dien Bien Phu.

Where to stay in Moc Chau? Hotel or homestay?


Bus from Hanoi to Moc Chau – Schedule / Timetable / Bus Tickets:

Bus Schedule - Hanoi to Moc Chau

Departs in Hanoi

Arrival in Moc Chau

Bus Ticket

Thanh Chung (sleeper)

09:30

14:30

From $8.00

Xuan Trang (van)

06:00

10:00

From $11.00

Xuan Trang (van)

08:00

12:00

From $11.00

Xuan Trang (van)

09:00

10:00

From $11.00

Xuan Trang (van)

10:00

14:00

From $11.00

Xuan Trang (van)

11:30

15:30

From $11.00

Xuan Trang (van)

13:00

17:00

From $11.00

Xuan Trang (van)

14:00

18:00

From $11.00

Xuan Trang (van)

15:00

19:00

From $11.00

Xuan Trang (van)

16:00

20:00

From $11.00

Xuan Trang (van)

17:30

21:30

From $11.00

Xuan Trang (van)

19:00

23:00

From $11.00

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Moc Chau plateau in Vietnam has various nice mountain sceneries.
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You can also visit various amazing and large tea plantations in Moc Chau.
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Moc Chau Plateau is a place of various farms, hills and tea plantations.

ᐈ Book your bus tickets from Hanoi to Moc Chau + Schedule:

(You can change your departure, arrival, e.g. Hanoi > Ha Giang, Hanoi > Sapa…)



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