Ha Giang Vietnam

Hanoi to Ha Giang

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How to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang?

The journey from Hanoi to Ha Giang is as beautiful as the destination. And Ha Giang is home to some of the most amazing landscapes in Vietnam. There are not too many travellers going to this side of northern Vietnam but it’s gradually becoming more well-known.

Ha Giang is winding roads, limestone mountains, and lush hills. If you want to reach Heaven’s Gate, this is the place to be.

2 ways to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus6 hours255,000 VND ($11)Check bus tickets
Van6 hours385,000 VND ($16.50)Check van tickets

When travelling the 300km distance from Hanoi to Ha Giang, you have 2 options: you can either take a bus ($11) or a van ($16.50). Both options take at least 6 hours.

Tip: If you rather book an organized tour, I recommend to have a look at this 3D2N Ha Giang motorbike tour. During three days you will get to see all the highlights of the Ha Giang Loop thanks to an amazing local guide!

Itinerary from Hanoi to Ha Giang


  • Hanoi
  • 6 hours
  • Ha Giang
Hanoi to Ha Giang travelroute
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Hanoi to Ha Giang by Bus

Duration: 6 hours
Cost: 255,000 VND ($11)

Ha Giang offers a beautiful green scenery close to the Chinese border.

There are several bus companies operating buses from Hanoi to Ha Giang. See the schedules below:

Bus OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Group Tour Company18:30-02:308h325,000 VND ($14) + free pick-up
Quang Giang10:00-16:306h 30m255,000 VND ($11)+ free drop-off
Viet Culture Tours19:30-04:008h 30m325,000 VND ($14) + free pick-up
Express Ha Giang20:30-03:006h 30m440,000 VND ($19) + free pick-up

You can book a day or night bus, but Bear in mind you will still need an accommodation if you travel in the night as you will arrive in Ha Giang very early in the morning.

If you’d like to see some pretty sites through the journey, we suggest booking a day time bus. The entire journey takes about 6h 30min but can take longer depending on which bus company you book with.

Each of the bus companies has different departure and arrival points. Be guided accordingly.

Group Tour Company

  • Departs from 16 Hang Chinh Street in the city center
  • Arrives at 55 Minh Khai Street in the city center

Quang Giang

  • Departs from My Dinh Bus Station, west of the city center
  • Arrives at 8 Hai Ba Trung Street, west of the city center

Viet Culture Tours

  • Departs from the Viet Culture Office in the city center
  • Arrives at the Phuot House – Booking Office, west of the city center

Express Ha Giang

  • Departs from 214 Duong Tranh Quang Khai Street, east of the city center
  • Arrives at 539 Nguyen Trai Street, northeast of the city center

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Hanoi to Ha Giang by Limo Van

For a few more bucks, you get a more comfortable ride with a limo van to Ha Giang. You can choose from 2 companies: Truly Ha Giang and Viet Culture Tours.

We recommend travelling with Truly Ha Giang as they offer free pick-up and drop-off if your hotels are at the Hanoi Old Quarter and at Ha Giang city center. A seat costs 385,000 VND ($16.50). They have 1 limo van trip daily and departs from Hanoi at 06:30.

If that doesn’t match your schedule, Viet Culture Tours operates two limo van trips daily. They also offer free pick-up but this is done by a motorcycle. You can see the schedules below.

Van OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Truly Ha Giang06:30-12:306h385,000 VND ($16.50) + free pick-up and drop-off
Viet Culture Tours07:00-13:00
6h420,000 VND ($18) + free pick-up

Check Limo Van Tickets

Truly Ha Giang

  • Departs from 36 Nguyen Hoang, east of city center
  • Arrives at 168 Tran Hung Dao in the city center

Viet Culture Tours

  • Departs from 3 Hang Chieu in the city center
  • Arrives at the Phuot House – Booking Office, west of the city center
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