How to get from SAPA to HA GIANG?

How to get from Sapa to Ha Giang
The mountain sceneries in Ha Giang. How to travel from Sapa to Ha Giang?

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 By motorbike to Ha Giang
Map of Ha Giang
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    • Ha Giang is another most interesting places in the north of Vietnam. A unique and authentic place. Lots of travelers continue also from Sapa to Ha Giang. Travel distance from Sapa to Ha Giang is about 250 km by roads. If you do not have a private taxi or travel company, you have to travel by bus or motorbike, there is no other way how to get to Ha Giang and there is no railway in Ha Giang province. Ha Giang has almost everything what the experienced travelers are looking for. If you want to explore this amazing province, the best way is to rent a motorbike in the town of Ha Giang and travel on your own (IDP – International driving permitt is necessary).
    • You can book bus e-tickets from Sapa to Ha Giang online on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

You can travel from Sapa to Ha Giang by bus, taxi or motorbike.

    • There are some tourist sleeper buses of various companies from Sapa to Ha Giang and you can book and buy bus tickets easily online (recommended). Bus tickets to Ha Giang are cheap and cost about $11-17/pp. Travel by tourist bus from Sapa to Ha Giang can take about 7-8 hours, but it is good to know – it can change. Teoretically you can travel by local bus to Lao Cai town and from Lao Cai town you can travel by another bus to Ha Giang, but now it does not make a sense, because there are buses from Sapa, and you will save your time for traveling in Ha Giang. From Ha Giang city you should continue to Dong Van, Ma Pi Leng Pass, Meo Vac, because these places are the most beautiful in this province.

How do I get from Sapa to Ha Giang?


1. BUS from Sapa to Ha Giang

    • yes, there are some tourist sleeper buses from Sapa to Ha Giang
    • bus companies: Quang Tuyen VIP cabin bus, The Long Travel, Grouptour…
    • travel by sleeper bus from Sapa to Ha Giang takes about 6.5-8 hours (it can change)
    • one-way bus ticket from Sapa to Ha Giang costs about $11-17/pp
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Sapa to Ha Giang online on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • another way is to take a local bus to Lao Cai town and from Lao Cai town you can take another bus to Ha Giang
    • 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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Quang Tuyen VIP cabin bus from Sapa to Ha Giang (photo. Baolau).


2. Travel by motorbike from Sapa to Ha Giang

    • you can also travel by motorbike from Sapa to Ha Giang
    • you should know, it is about 250 km from Sapa to Ha Giang (possible stopover – Viet Quang, Bac Ha)
    • teoretically you can travel over Bac Ha, just take a look on the map, a nice place for stopover
    • the experienced travelers can continue from Bac Ha to Coc Pai + Hoang Su Phi
    • routes> from Lao Cai to Bao Yen – QL70, from Bao Yen to Viet Quang – QL79, from Viet Quang to Ha Giang – QL2

3. TAXI from Sapa to Ha Giang

    • you can also travel by private taxi/van from Sapa to Ha Giang
    • taxi company to Ha Giang: Grouptour
    • travel by private taxi takes about 7 hours
    • private taxi/vehicle from Sapa to Ha Giang costs about $211/car
    • You can book private taxi/vehicle from Sapa to Ha Giang online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

4. Book your private tour / trip to Ha Giang

    • you can also search and book a tour / motorbike trip to Ha Giang province online
    • there are various types of tours (motorbike tours, trekking tours…)
    • e.g. 3-6 days in Ha Giang province or about 9-20 days in the north of Vietnam
    • local english speaking tour guides from Vietnam
    • Book your trekking or motorbike tour in Ha Giang online on Tourradar icon-external-link-square

How to travel from Ha Giang to Sapa?

    • there is also a tourist bus of Grouptour from Ha Giang to Sapa
    • travel by bus from Ha Giang to Sapa takes about 7-8 hours (it can change)
    • the same price like from Sapa to Ha Giang, bus ticket costs about $11-17/pp
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Ha Giang to Sapa online on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

Ha Giang – Travel map:


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Nho Que River in Ha Giang (Ma Pi Leng Pass).
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Rice paddies in Y Ty.
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Ma Pi Leng Pass in Ha Giang is one of the most dangerous roads in Vietnam.
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Dong Van Karst Global Geopark in Ha Giang is written in UNESCO heritage list.
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Ma Pi Leng Pass in Ha Giang.
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15 best and not expensive hotels in Ha Giang. Photo: Ha Giang Historic Hotel (Agoda).
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15 best local homestays in Ha Giang province.


FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Sapa to Ha Giang:

How to book bus tickets or taxi/car from Sapa to Ha Giang?

    • You can choose and book bus tickets from Sapa to Ha Giang on Baolau or 12go.asia

How long does it take to get by bus from Sapa to Ha Giang?

    • Travel by sleeper tourist bus to Ha Giang from Sapa takes about 6.5-8 hours.
    • Travel by motorbike to Ha Giang from Sapa takes about 7-8 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi to Ha Giang from Sapa takes about 7 hours.

Where to rent a motorbike or motorbike tour to Ha Giang?

    • You can search and book motorbike or motorbike tour on Bikesbooking

How much does it cost to get by bus from Sapa to Ha Giang?

    • Travel by sleeper tourist bus to Ha Giang from Sapa cost about $11-17/pp.
    • Travel by private taxi to Ha Giang from Sapa cost about $211/vehicle.

What is the travel distance by bus from Sapa to Ha Giang?

    • Travel distance from Sapa to Ha Giang by tourist sleeper bus is about 250 km.

What is the best bus, which bus to choose?

    • I recommend to choose some comfortable sleeper bus, you do not want to seat about 7-8 hours. Sleeper bus is the best option, do not take a seat local bus, it is not really comfortable. You can choose e.g. Quyng Tuyen VIP cabin bus – book this bus with Baolau.

Is there another way how to get from Sapa to Ha Giang?

    • Another option is to travel on motorbike. This way is good only for the experienced motorbike drivers. There are also some private tour companeis and they offer various several day trips to Ha Giang province.

Is there a flight or train from Sapa to Ha Giang?

    • No, there is no flight and no train to Ha Giang. Sapa and Ha Giang do not have any airport or railway route.

Where you can also travel from Ha Giang?

    • From Ha Giang you can also travel to Cao Bang province. There are only some local buses or you can travel on motorbike. The better option is to travel via Dong Van town, but it takes a lot of time.

How to get from Ha Giang town to Dong Van town?

    • Dong Van is the northernmost site in Vietnam, it is only about 7 km from Ma Pi Leng Pass. From Ha Giang town to Dong Van town you can travel by bus, you can search and book bus tickets to Dong Van on Baolau.

Book and buy your bus ticket from Sapa to Ha Giang + Schedule:

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