Ha Giang to Hanoi

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How to get from Ha Giang to Hanoi

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is a vibrant mix of heritage and modernity.

Its iconic Old Quarter is a favourite tourist destination with its lively mix of cozy hotels, residential buildings and neighbourhood cafes. Composed of 36 streets, just walking around this area will reward you with many amazing discoveries.

Make sure to try as much street food as you can, lounge at one of their many coffee shops, and stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake. Must-visit sites include Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and the 19th-century Gothic St. Joseph’s Cathedral.

2 ways to get from Ha Giang to Hanoi

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus6 hours268,000 VND ($10.50)Check Bus Tickets
Van5.5 hours370,000 VND ($14.50)Check Van Tickets

When travelling the 285 km distance from Ha Giang to Hanoi, you have 2 options: you can take a 6-hour bus or a 5.5-hour van. Fares start from 268,000 VND ($10.50) and 370,000 VND ($14.50), respectively.

The bus is an affordable and comfortable way to get from Ha Giang to Hanoi. Both day and evening buses are available. But do note that you won’t be able to save a night on accommodation even if you take the evening bus as you’ll arrive in the middle of the night in Hanoi.

If you want a bit more luxury, you can also travel via a limo van from Ha Giang to Hanoi. Most van companies offer free hotel pick-up and drop-off, which saves you the effort of finding your way to/from departure and arrival points.

PRO TIP: After you’ve visited the North of Vietnam, it’s time to explore the country’s beautiful karst mountains on the coast of Halong Bay or Cat Ba. Use the search tool on top of the page to see the route overviews or book a Halong Bay boat cruise directly with Kook.

Itinerary from Ha Giang to Hanoi

Ha Giang to Hanoi travelroute

Ha Giang to Hanoi by Bus

Duration: 6 hours
Cost: 268,000 VND ($10.50)
Duration: 6 hours
Cost: 268,000 VND ($10.50)

There are plenty of companies operating buses from Ha Giang to Hanoi. We have listed some of their schedules below, but you can also check out BookAway for more options.

You can also choose from several types of buses, with ticket prices starting from 268,000 VND ($10.50). See below a breakdown of bus types from Ha Giang to Hanoi:

  • Sleeping Bus: The most basic, these usually come with sleeper bunks, blankets, as well as food & drinks. Rates start from 268,000 VND ($10.50).
  • VIP Cabin Bus: An upgrade to the sleeping bus, this comes with cabin-type bunks with curtains that you can close for privacy. Fares are from 379,000 VND ($15).
  • Limo Bus: Airconditioned buses with reclining seats – an alternative if you don’t want sleeper bunks. Prices start from 344,000 VND ($13.50).
  • Luxury Bus: Spacious buses with plush reclining seats, complete with blankets, food & drinks, and charging ports. You can get a seat for 401,000 VND ($16).

Departure and arrival station

Most buses depart from Ha Giang Bus Station in Ha Giang town centre and arrive at My Dinh Bus Station, located 10 km west of Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

Some also depart and arrive at their corresponding offices in the two cities, so check the bus company’s departure and arrival stations before booking your ride.

Better yet, book a bus that already offers free hotel pick-up and/or drop-off.

Bus schedule from Ha Giang to Hanoi

Bus OperatorScheduleCosts
Group Tour Company
+ free drop-off
423,000 VND ($17)
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Quang Giang
+ free pick-up
08:15-14:15344,000 VND ($13.50)
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Bang Phan07:00-13:50
268,000 VND ($10.50)
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Manh Quan08:50-14:50
344,000 VND ($13.50)
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Cau Me07:30-14:30
286,000 VND ($11.50)
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Both day and night buses are available for this 6-hour ride. If you’d like to enjoy the beautiful views during the journey, we suggest booking a daytime bus. With an evening bus, you will arrive in the middle of the night in Hanoi and will still need accommodation for that night.

Ha Giang to Hanoi by Van

Duration: 5.5 hours
Cost: 370,000 VND ($14.50)
Duration: 5.5 hours
Cost: 370,000 VND ($14.50)

For a few more bucks, you can get a comfortable limo van ride from Ha Giang to Hanoi. Truly Ha Giang, Good Morning Cat Ba, Group Tour Company, and Quang Nghi are 4 of the companies operating limo vans for this route.

Van fares from Ha Giang to Hanoi start from 370,000 VND ($14.50).

We recommend travelling with Truly Ha Giang because they have the cheapest rates, they are highly rated, and they offer free hotel pick-up and drop-off.

Departure and arrival station

Most van companies offer free hotel pick-up and/or drop-off. It’s best to book with these companies to save yourself the hassle and additional cost of finding your way to/and from van stations.

Some also depart and arrive at their corresponding offices in Ha Giang and Hanoi. Do check this info before your trip to avoid any surprises!

Van schedule from Ha Giang to Hanoi

Van OperatorScheduleCosts
Truly Ha Giang
+ free pick-up and drop-off
16:00-21:30370,000 VND ($14.50)
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Good Morning Cat Ba
+ free pick-up and drop-off
473,000 VND ($19)
Check Van Tickets
Group Tour Company
+ free pick-up
473,000 VND ($19)
Check Van Tickets
Quang Nghi07:00-13:00401,000 VND ($16)
Check Van Tickets

For easy booking, buy your tickets online via BookAway at least a day before your trip.


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Visiting Halong Bay

For many travellers, Halong Bay is one of the highlights of Vietnam. The stunning landscape and breathtaking views over the limestone rocks look almost unreal!

To experience Halong Bay in the best way, you can book a boat cruise departing from Hanoi. Organized tours departing from Hanoi are often cheaper than tours sold by agencies in Halong Bay and another advantage is that you don't need to organize your transport to get there.

We recommend to book your boat tour online to get the best prices and be certain that you book with a trusted company. I already spoke to many travellers who booked boat trips from a random agency on the street and were very disappointed by the service and conditions of this boat.

See here our recommendtion of well-rated boat cruises

*Both tours include free pick-up and drop-off in Hanoi.

Want to have a broader choice of tours? Check out Halongbaytours for more boat cruises around Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay (Cat Ba).


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