Want to know how to get from Ha Giang to Hanoi? In this post, we’ll share a summary of the two ways to get there and compare each option on duration, costs and level of comfort. For each option, we go into more detail to help you decide which transport provider to book with and where to buy your tickets.
What to expect when visiting Hanoi
Hanoi is Vietnam’s bustling capital, where heritage and modernity collide. At its heart is the iconic Old Quarter bustling with cosy hotels, old residential buildings and neighbourhood cafes. Composed of 36 streets, just walking around this area will reward you with many amazing discoveries.
Must-visit sites include the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and the 19th-century gothic St. Joseph’s Cathedral. We recommend munching on as much street food as you can, strolling around Hoan Kiem Lake, and our favourite: watching the world go by from one of the many coffee shops in Hanoi.
2 ways to get from Ha Giang to Hanoi
There are two ways to travel the distance of 285 km (177 miles) from Ha Giang to Hanoi: by bus (6h-8h) and van (5h30m-6h30m). The journey takes between 5h30m - 8h and the quickest way is by van. The lowest priced tickets start from 268,000 VND ($11.00) for the bus.
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
Starts from: 370,000 VND ($15.00)
Cost: 370,000 VND ($15.00)
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 ($15.00).
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!
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