How To Get From Ha Giang to Hanoi?
When traveling the 285km distance from Ha Giang to Hanoi, you have 2 options: you can either travel by bus ($11) or via limo van ($16.50). Travel time is at least 6 hours.
Night sleeper buses are available when going to Hanoi from Ha Giang. This will help you save valuable daytime. If you prefer to enjoy the amazing landscapes on the way, daytime buses are also available.
If you want a bit more luxury, you can also travel via a limo van. Only daytime trips are available. This option is a bit more expensive than taking the bus, but one of our recommended companies also offer free pick-up and drop-off within Ha Giang town and Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem district.
PRO-TIP: After you’ve visited the North of Vietnam, it’s time to explore Vietnam’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.
|Bus||6.5 hours||255,000 VND ($11)||Check bus tickets|
|Van||6 hours||380,000 VND ($16.50)||Check van tickets|
View itinerary from Ha Giang to Hanoi
Ha Giang to Hanoi by Bus
Duration: 6.5 hours
Costs: 255,000 VND ($11)
Need to head back to the city after spending a great time in Ha Giang? The journey from Ha Giang to Hanoi is pretty straightforward.
Most travelers opt for the bus ride as it’s the cheapest option. If you prefer a bus ride, you can book with either of the companies in the table below.
|Group Tour Company||21:00-05:00||8h||325,000 VND ($14) + free pick-up|
|6h 30m||255,000 VND ($11)
255,000 VND ($11)
370,000 VND ($16)
|Viet Culture Tours||20:30-03:30||7h||325,000 VND ($14) + free pick-up
|Express Ha Giang||20:30-03:00||6h 30m||440,000 VND ($19) + free pick-up
You can opt to book a day or night bus, both options are available. If you’d like to enjoy the beautiful views during the journey, we suggest booking a daytime bus. The entire journey takes at least 6.5 hours. See below the details for each company.
Group Tour Company
- Departs from 55 Minh Khai Street in the city center
- Arrives at 16 Hang Chinh Street in the city center
- Departs from 8 Hai Ba Trung Street, west of city center
- Arrives at My Dinh Bus Station, west of city center
Viet Culture Tours
- Departs from the Booking Office – Phuot House, west of city center
- Arrives at the Viet Culture Office in the city center
Express Ha Giang
- Departs from Nguyen Trai Street, northeast of city center
- Arrives at 214 Duong Tranh Quang Khai Street, east of city center
Ha Giang to Hanoi by Van
Duration: 6 hours
Costs: 380,000 VND ($16,50)
For a few more bucks, you can get a comfortable limo van ride to Hanoi. Viet Culture Tours and Truly Ha Giang are the 2 companies operating limo vans for this route.
Truly Ha Giang offers free pick-up and drop-off services within the city center of Ha Giang and Hanoi. A seat costs 380,000 VND ($16.50).
Viet Culture Tours also offers free drop-off, but note that this is done by a motorcycle. You can see their schedules below.
|Truly Ha Giang||15:30-21:30||6h||380,000 ($16.50) + free pick-up and drop-off|
|Viet Culture Tours||07:00-13:00|
|6h||415,000 VND ($18) + free drop-off|
My favourite places to stay in Hanoi
Looking for a room in the middle of the Old Quarter? Ancient Lane Hotel offers very clean rooms nicely decorated with ancient attributes. The hosts Thuy and Tuan will make sure you'll have a great stay!
Double room from: $28
Just landed in Hanoi? In this hotel, you will get the best night of sleep you had since ages. The friendly staff will give you a warm welcome and serve a wonderful breakfast buffet the next morning! Located in the middle of the center, but completely isolated from all the noise.
Double rooms with city view from: $42
Visiting Halong Bay
Halong Bay and Cat Ba are one of the highlights of Vietnam. From both locations, you can make beautiful boatrips and cruise through the beautiful landscape filled with karst mountains.
You can opt to travel to Halong Bay by bus. but also book an organised tour including transport from Hanoi. We recommend to book a boat cruise incl. transport from Hanoi as you will have more choice and tours are often cheaper in Hanoi than tours sold by agencies in Halong Bay.
Tours sell as cheap as $39 for a day-trip and $132 for a 2D1N cruise.
See here our 2 favourite tours from to Halong Bay:
*Both tours include free pick-up and drop-off in Hanoi.
If you have a few extra days to spend, you can also visit Lan Ha Bay from Cat Ba. But if you are short in time, Halong Bay is definitely a better option.
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