How to get from HA GIANG to DONG VAN?

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How to travel from Ha Giang to Dong Van in Vietnam? You can travel by bus, motorbike or private taxi.

Bus – Ha Giang to Dong Van 
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Book Ticket to Dong Van

    • Dong Van town is a part of Dong Van Karst Global Geopark in Ha Giang Province – Dong Van District. It is a northernmost town of northern Vietnam and a closest town to Ma Pi Leng Pass – one of the most attractive places in the north of Vietnam. Ha Giang Province is a mountain area and traveling in this place is not so easy if you do not have your motorbike and to travel by motorbike is not for everyone. Lots of travelers start a visit in this province in Ha Giang town. Ha Giang is a big town and you can travel from this place to Dong Van by local bus or you can rent a motorbike (your IDP is necessary). Teoretically you can also book your private tour or motorbike tour to Ha Giang Province. So you can choose from 3 ways of transport.
    • You can book bus tickets from Ha Giang to Dong Van easily online with Baolau icon-external-link-square

From Ha Giang town to Dong Van town you can travel by bus or motorbike.

    • Travel distance from Ha Giang to Dong Van is about 155 km by QL4C road. You can travel by bus to Dong Van, it takes about 5.5-6 hours and another option is to rent a motorbike in Ha Giang and travel on your own. Bus tickets to Dong Van are cheap and start already at $5/pp. To rent a motorbike in Ha Giang costs about $7-10/per a day. Travel by bus is a good way for those, who do not have any driving skills or they do not have your driving licence. This travel route is also a part of “Ha Giang motorbike loop” and about 7 km from Dong Van town there is another attractive site – Ma Pi Leng Pass. You can also book and buy your private tour to Ha Giang Province and visit some attractive places or ethnic markets. Dong Van town is a part od Dong Van Karst Global Geopark – one of the most impressive geoparks in Vietnam. Now it is already possible to book your bus tickets to Dong Van from Ha Giang easily online.

How do I get from Ha Giang to Dong Van?


1. BUS from Ha Giang to Dong Van

    • travel by bus or minivan from Ha Giang to Dong Van town takes about 5.5 hours
    • seat buses or comfortable minivans of various private tour companies
    • bus company to Dong Van – Cau Me
    • bus schedule: departs in Ha Giang in 5:00 and 12:00
    • bus tickets from Ha Giang to Dong Van costs about $5-6/pp
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets + schedule from Ha Giang to Dong Van on Baolau icon-external-link-square
    • book bus tickets online and you will receive your e-ticket/voucher by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone and present at the ticket counter of the station in Ha Giang before boarding the bus, read the information before you book your tickets to Dong Van town
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Bus of Cau Me from Ha Giang to Dong Van (photo: Baolau).


2. From Ha Giang to Dong Van on motorbike

Another popular way is to travel on motorbike from Ha Giang to Dong Van. This way is a good option only for the experienced motorbike drivers. Roads in Ha Giang province are dangerous and you have to drive your motorbike slowly and carefully. This travel route is also a part of well known “Ha Giang Motorbike Loop”. If you do not want to drive your motorbike you can join a motorbike tour in Ha Giang Province with your personal driver.

    • before you go to Dong Van – obtain your IDP – International Driving Permitt!
    • it is possible that you will meet police controls along the way to Dong Van
    • travel by motorbike from Ha Giang to Dong Van takes about 7 hours (depends on your driving skills)
    • I recommend to stop in Tam Son town or Yen Minh (there are also some nice places for visit)
    • you will be traveling on QL4C road
    • roads in Ha Giang Province are dangerous and steep and you have to drive slowly
    • it is good to know – there were also some motorbike accidents with tourists
    • do not rent an automatic scooter (semi-automatic motorbike is a good and cheap option)
    • You can search and book your motorbike in Ha Giang online with Bikesbooking icon-external-link-square

There are 2 popular routes how you can travel on motorbike to Dong Van town:

    • 1. From Ha Giang > Tam Son > Yen Minh > Dong Van
    • 2. From Ha Giang > Bac Me > Bao Lam > Meo Vac (Ma Pi Leng Pass) > Dong Van (Check the map below)
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Traveling on motorbike in Ha Giang Province.


3. Book a tour to Ha Giang Province

    • you can also book a private tour to Ha Giang province(2, 3, 5 … days)
    • there are various tours to Ha Giang (motorbike tour, trekking or trail tour, private transfers…)
    • you can book various tours in northern Vietnam with Tourradar
    • local tour guides from northern Vietnam, from Ha Giang, Hanoi…
    • you can read reviews of these tours in the north of Vietnam on Tourradar
    • Book your private tour or motorbike loop in Ha Giang online with Tourradar icon-external-link-square

Is there a train or flight from Ha Giang town to Dong Van town?

    • No, there is no train and no airport in Ha Giang Province, the only way how to travel is to travel by bus or motorbike.
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Tham Ma Pass is a steep road section at the Yen Minh town.
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Lung Khuy Cave – a nice spot in Quan Ba, about 5 km from Tam Son town.
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You can not miss Chin Khoanh Pass on QL4C road in Ha Giang province.
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Dong Van Karst Geopark is amazing and stunning part of Ha Giang province.
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Dong Van town offers various restaurants, accommodation…


icon-info-circle Faqs + Infos – Travel from Ha Giang to Dong Van:

How to book and buy bus tickets from Ha Giang to Dong Van?

    • You can book and buy bus tickets from Ha Giang to Dong Van on Baolau.

How to search and book a tour to Ha Giang province?

    • You can search and book your tour to Ha Giang easily online. You can search and book various tours in Vietnam with Tourradar. It is one of the biggest and favorite company focused in Vietnam, various tours, trips, hikes…

Is it possible to rent a motrobike in Ha Giang?

    • Yes it is possible, but it is a good option only for the experienced motorbike drivers. If you do not have any motorbike skills – travel by bus to Dong Van. You can find and book your motorbike in Ha Giang online on Bikesbooking. Roads in Ha Giang Province are dangerous and it is necessary to drive slowly and carefully. Check your motorbike before you go, to rent a motorbike for 1 day costs about $7-10 (semi-automatic bike).

How long does it take to get from Ha Giang to Dong Van?

    • Travel by bus/minivan from Ha Giang to Dong Van takes about 5.5-6 hours.
    • Travel by motorbike from Ha Giang to Dong Van takes about 6 hours (depends on your driving skills).

How much does it cost to travel from Ha Giang to Dong Van?

    • Travel by bus/minivan from Ha Giang to Dong Van costs about $5-10.
    • Travel by motorbike from Ha Giang to Dong Van costs about $7-10 (semi-automatic bike for 1 day).

What is the travel distance from Ha Giang to Dong Van?

    • Travel distance from Ha Giang to Dong Van is about 155 km by bus/minivan or motorbike (QL4C road).

Is there a train from Ha Giang to Dong Van?

    • No, there is no train from Ha Giang to Dong Van, there is no railway in Ha Giang Province.

Is there a flight to Dong Van from Ha Giang?

    • No, there are no airports in Ha Giang Province, the only way is to travel by road.

We are traveling on motorbike to Dong Van, where to stop?

    • I recommend to travel slowly in Ha Giang Province and stop in Tam Son town (Quan Ba) or Yen Minh. In these towns you can also find various accommodation or local shops or you can visit ethnic local markets (e.g. Sunday market in Tam Son, Yen Minh…).

Where to stay in Ha Giang? What accommodation to choose?

    • There are various small and also cheap hotels or local homestays in Ha Giang Province. Ha Giang town has also some very good hotels and also hostels for backpackers. Prices are low and you can also book and choose your accommodation online > Accommodation in Ha Giang (there are local homestays, guesthouses, hostels…).

Why to travel to Dong Van?

    • Because about 7 km from Dong Van town you can see and visit Ma Pi Leng Pass. It is one of the most attractive places in Ha Giang Province. This mountain pass has a lenght of about 20 km. Check this map and find another attractive sites.
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Google Map of Ha Giang.


icon-arrow-circle-right Book your bus tickets from Ha Giang to Dong Van + Schedule:

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

Hanoi > Ha GiangHoi An > HueKampot > SaigonPhnom Penh > Can ThoPhn.Penh > Da NangPhong Nha > Ninh BinhPh.Penh > Koh Rong

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