How to get from HANOI to HA GIANG (2019)?

How to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang

How to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang in Vietnam? You can travel by bus, van or motorbike.


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    • Ha Giang – the most beautiful and still untouched place. Vietnam is full of beautiful places, but sometimes these places are overcrowded by tourists. Mountains, parks, nature, hills, ethnic villages, authenticity of the village life, beautiful sceneries and no mass tourism (it will change slowly). Ha Giang has almost everything. If you want to explore this exceptional province, try to rent a motorbike and go on your own.
    • There are also some local buses in this province, but traveling by these buses is not so comortable. If you will be traveling to the farthest places (and the most beautiful – Dong Van, Meo Vac, Lung Cu…)  you will have to buy a permit ($10). Read the information about Ha Giang – read article > Ha Giang.
    • icon-angle-double-rightBook and buy bus e-tickets + schedule from Hanoi to Ha Giang on Baolau or 12go.asia

From Hanoi to Ha Giang you can travel by bus, van, motorbike or private car.

    • Travel distance from Hanoi to Ha Giang is about 300 km by land. The only way how to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang is to travel by bus/van (if you do not have your own motorbike or your private tour company). There are reliable bus companies and bus tickets start already at $9-10. You can travel by sleeper (+overnight) bus or you can use minivan. There is no train connection and no airport in Ha Giang province, so you need to go by bus/van (or motorbike).
    • The closest railway station is in Lao Cai (about 200km from Ha Giang town). There are also some tourist agencies in Hanoi – these companies with private cars offer for example 3-day tour to Ha Giang province. Book your bus e-tickets from Hanoi to Ha Giang at Baolau or 12go, easy and fast. You can also book and choose online your accommodation (local homestays, guesthouses, hotels…).


How to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang?


1. BUS from Hanoi to Ha Giang

    • travel by bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang takes about 6-8 hours
    • several direct buses run from Hanoi to Ha Giang and from Ha Giang to Hanoi
    • comfortable and modern tourist sleeper buses but also VIP luxury vans + minibuses
    • various bus companies – Cau Me, Grouptour, Hung Thanh, Quang Nghi, Trully Ha Giang, Good Morning Cat Ba, Express Ha Giang and other bus companies
    • schedule of Grouptour bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang > 6:15, 11:00, 19:00, 20:45 (VIP luxury)
    • schedule of Quang Nghi bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang > 7:15, 8:00, 16:15, 20:00
    • schedule of Hung Thanh bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang > 8:30, 14:30, 21:00
    • price of the one-way bus tickets from Hanoi to Ha Giang is about $9-22/pp
    • bus station of Cau Me bus in Hanoi – Mỹ Đình Bus Station (20 Phạm Hùng, Mỹ Đình)
    • bus station of Grouptour in Hanoi – Hanoi SSB (16 Hang Chinh)
    • bus of Hung Thanh goes to Ha Giang Bus Station (Phương Thiện, the main bus station, see map)
    • bus of Grouptour goes to – 539 Nguyen Thai Hoc str. Ha Giang – Minh hostel & coffee
    • icon-angle-double-rightbook and buy bus e-tickets + schedule from Hanoi to Ha Giang on Baolau or 12go.asia
    • this is a top bus travel route from Hanoi to Ha Giang – recommended – book your bus tickets online!
    • you will receive your e-ticket 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, read the information before you buy ticket
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Sleeper bus of Cau Me company from Hanoi to Ha Giang (photo: Baolau).

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Express Ha Giang sleeper overnight bus – VIP from Hanoi to Ha Giang (photo: Baolau).


2. VAN/MINIVAN from Hanoi to Ha Giang

    • travel by van/minivan from Hanoi to Ha Giang takes about 6 hours
    • the most comfortable way of transport from Hanoi to Ha Giang
    • luxury tourist vans, minivans, air-conditioned
    • company – Truly Ha Giang and other smaller companies
    • price of the one-way van ticket from Hanoi to Ha Giang is about $16-20/pp
    • there is also a van of Truly Ha Giang from Noi Bai Airport
    • icon-angle-double-rightbook van e-tickets + schedule from Hanoi to Ha Giang on Baolau or 12go.asia
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Luxury Van/Minivan of Truly Ha Giang from Hanoi to Ha Giang (photo: Baolau)


3. TRAIN+BUS from Hanoi to Ha Giang +

    • next way is to travel by train or bus from Hanoi to Lao Cai town (visitors heading to Sapa or Bac Ha)
    • travel by train from Hanoi to Lao Cai takes about 8 hours, by bus about 4 hours
    • you have to take a local bus from Lao Cai to Ha Giang town (this route by bus takes about 5 hours)
    • you can do a stopover in Bac Ha town and visit the Sunday ethnic market of the Flower Hmong
    • there is no train connection in Ha Giang province!
    • icon-angle-double-rightbook and buy train/bus e-tickets from Hanoi to Lao Cai on Baolau or 12go.asia
    • this is a top travel route from Hanoi to Lao Cai – recommended – book your train tickets online!
    • e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present when boarding the train
    • for bookings with private railway companies Fanxipan Express, King Express, Orient Express, Sapaly Express, Livitrans Express and Chapa Express > you will receive a voucher by email to collect the physical ticket at the station before boarding the train


4. From Hanoi to Ha Giang on MOTORBIKE

    • you can also travel on motorbike from Hanoi to Ha Giang
    • it is a good way of transport only if you are an experienced motorbike driver!
    • travel by motorbike from Hanoi to Ha Giang takes about 8-10 hours (depends on your drive skills)
    • you will be driving through the various nice nature sceneries
    • You can rent a motorbike in Hanoi: Stylemotorbikes or Tigitmotorbikes

 Ha Giang – Tourist Map (+ Motorbike Loop):


What to avoid and not to do in Ha Giang:


→ do not buy tourist items from small children
→ do not give sweets to children and money
→ if you can avoid shopping in plastic goods (bags, bottles, waste disposal systems are unfortunately not in many villages)
→ do not enter to the local schools without notice
→ ask people if you can shoot them and respect privacy
→ do not make too much noise in rural villages (you are not on a party)

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Chín Khoanh Pass (Nine Ramps) in Ha Giang province. You will be traveling through these similar sceneries.

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Ma Pi Leng Pass – one of the biggest “attraction” of Ha Giang province.

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Ha Giang province is a place of various ethnic minority people.

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Dong Van Karst Global Geopark covers a large part of Ha Giang province.

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Tham Ma Pass in Ha Giang, about 10 km from Yen Minh.


   Where to rent a motorbike in Ha Giang?


Lots of travelers rent a motorbike in Ha Giang town and then go to the far north (Dong Van, Meo Vac, Lung Cu, Ma Pi Leng Pass …). Renting a motorbike for 1 day costs around $7-15. You can try for example QT Motorbikes+Tours (about 500m from the bus station in Ha Giang city) or Rentabikevn (Hanoi, Ha Giang, Da Nang – good reference) or. There are contacts on their websites where you can find their premises. I recommend to choose a bit more of a powerful bike, not a scooter, for this mountainous area. A good choice is a semi-automatic bike. Before you set off, check and try your motorbike.

icon-exclamation-circle Important:
Ha Giang motorbike loop and traveling on a motorbike in Ha Giang province is a good choice for experienced drivers – these mountain roads are dangerous. You must also have an international driving licence or vietnamese driving licence if you want to avoid problems with the police.



Baolau – search and book tickets / flights easily online

– train, bus, ferry tickets + flights mainly for Vietnam (also a tickets for Cambodia and Laos, Thailand, Malaysia…)
– Baolau offers also a tickets of the bus companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, The SinhTourist, Hung Thanh, InterBus Lines…)
– flights of Vietnamese airlines, VietJet Air, JetStar, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– ferry tickets in Vietnam (eg. ferry to Cat Ba, ferry to Quan Lanferry to Phu Quoc, ferry to Phnom Penh, ferry Con Dao – Saigon…)
– various travel routes in Vietnam (eg. Cat Ba to Sapa, Da Lat to Hoi An, Lao Cai to Hanoi…)
– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
– you can use online train ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (for sure I recommend to print a ticket)
– read in the order any other information about ticket, read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

    • For bookings with Vietnam Railways, you will be required to complete the payment before submitting your order. Your reservation will be processed and you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present when boarding the train.
    • For bookings with private railway companies Fanxipan Express, King Express, Orient Express, Sapaly Express, Livitrans Express and Chapa Express, you will be required to complete the payment before submitting your order. Your reservation will be processed and you will receive a voucher by email to collect the physical ticket at the station before boarding the train.
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15 best and not expensive hotels in Ha Giang. (photo: Ha Giang Historic Hotel)

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15 best homestays in Ha Giang province.

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icon-info-circle Faqs + Infos – Travel route from Hanoi to Ha Giangicon-angle-double-down 


How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang?

    • Travel by bus/van from Hanoi to Ha Giang takes about 6-8 hours.
    • Travel by train+bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang (over Lao Cai) takes about 12-13 hours.
    • Travel by motorbike from Hanoi to Ha Giang takes about 6-8 hours.
    • Travel by private car from Hanoi to Ha Giang takes about 6-7 hours.

How much does it cost to travel from Hanoi to Ha Giang?

    • Travel by bus/van from Hanoi to Ha Giang costs about $9-20.
    • Travel by train+bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang (over Lao Cai) costs about $10+ (depends on the train).
    • Travel by private car from Hanoi to Ha Giang costs about $120-180.

What is the travel distance from Hanoi to Ha Giang?

    • Travel distance from Hanoi to Ha Giang is about 300 km by bus/minibus/minivan.

Where is the closest railway station at Ha Giang town?

    • The closest railway station is in Lao Cai city, it is about 200 km from Ha Giang town. From Lao Cai you can travel by train or bus to Hanoi. There are also some local buses between Lao Cai and Ha Giang.

How to move in Ha Giang? How to explore Ha Giang?

    • The best way is to travel on your own. If you can and you are an experienced motorbike driver and you have your international driving licence – rent a motorbike. It is good to know, some roads are not in a good condition and roads in these mountains are dangerous, drive carefully. There are also some local buses in Ha Giang province (eg. between Ha Giang town and Dong Van…), but it is limited.

What to do if I do not want to drive a motorbike in Ha Giang?

    • You can use an organized motorbike tours in Ha Giang province. You have your own motorbike driver/guide and you only sit on a motorbike. Some motorbike tours can provide eg. QT Motorbikes.

How to get from Ha Giang town to Ma Pi Leng Pass (Dong Van)?

    • If you want to visit Ma Pi Leng Pass, you have to travel to Dong Van town in the north (about 150 km from Ha Giang town). Ma Pi Leng Pass begins about 5 km from Dong Van town and pass has about 20 km. If you do not have a motorbike, there are some local buses from Ha Giang town to Dong Van town.

How to get back from Ha Giang to Hanoi?

    • The same way how you came to Ha Giang. You can travel by bus/van from Ha Giang or by your own motorbike.

How long to spend on Ha Giang motorbike loop?

    • Lots of people travel by motorbike on the well-known “Ha Giang Loop” about 3 days. In my opinion it is very limited, if you can, stay longer (eg. 6 days) in this unique province and visit also another places, not only Ma Pi Leng Pass.

Is there an airport in Ha Giang province?

    • No, there is not an airport in Ha Giang province. The only way how to get to Ha Giang is to travel by bus/van/motorbike. The closest airport to Ha Giang is Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, about 260 km south of Ha Giang.

What is the best time to visit Ha Giang?

    • The best time to visit Ha Giang is Autumn (October, November) or Spring (March, April, May). If you can, skip the monsoon season (summer months). In winter it can be very cold, prepare warm clothes. Before you go to Ha Giang by motorbike – check the weather.

Is it necessary to travel to Ha Giang with a tourist guide?

    • No, it is not necessary, you can travel in Ha Giang province on your own, for example on a motorbike (only experienced drivers). If you do not have any experience with driving a motorbike it is better to have a tourist guide. Bus transportation in Ha Giang province is limited. You can use your Google maps in your smart phone for the orientation.

Is it possible to get from Ha Giang town to Dong Van town by bus?

    • Yes it is possible, there are some local buses. You have to ask for the exact times at the bus station in Ha Giang. Bus connections from Ha Giang town to Dong Van are a bit limited.

Where to book and buy bus tickets from Hanoi to Ha Giang?

    • icon-angle-double-rightYou can book and buy bus tickets from Hanoi to Ha Giang on Baolau or 12go.asia


Bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang – Schedule / Timetable + Bus Ticketsicon-angle-double-down

Bus Schedule - Hanoi to Ha Giang
Departs in Hanoi
Arrival in Ha Giang
Book bus ticket
Cau Me
07:30
13:30
Cau Me
09:30
15:30
Cau Me
20:00
02:00
Cau Me
21:00
03:30
Cau Me
21:30
04:00
Quang Nghi
07:15
13:15
Quang Nghi
16:15
22:15
Hung Thanh
08:30
16:30
Hung Thanh
14:30
22:30
Hung Thanh
21:00
05:00
Grouptour
06:15
14:45
Grouptour
11:00
19:30
Grouptour
19:00
03:30
Grouptour (VIP20)
20:15
02:15
Express Ha Giang
21:00
03:30
Truly Hagiang
20:45
02:45
Truly Hagiang (VIP-class)
06:40
12:40
Truly Hagiang (Noi Bai Airport)
07:15
13:00
Good Morning Cat Ba
06:30
12:20
Good Morning Cat Ba
15:30
21:20



Bus from Ha Giang to Hanoi – Schedule / Timetable + Bus Ticketsicon-angle-double-down

Bus Schedule - Ha Giang to Hanoi
Departs in Ha Giang
Arrival in Hanoi
Book bus ticket
Cau Me
10:30
16:30
Cau Me
21:00
03:00
Cau Me
08:30
15:30
Cau Me
21:00
03:30
Quang Nghi
07:15
13:15
Quang Nghi
16:15
22:15
Hung Thanh
06:00
14:00
Hung Thanh
19:30
03:30
Grouptour
09:00
14:30
Grouptour
20:00
01:30
Truly Hagiang
15:45
21:45
Express Ha Giang
21:00
03:30
Good Morning Cat Ba
07:00
12:50
Good Morning Cat Ba
16:00
21:50



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