Want to know how to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang? 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 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 offers a beautiful green scenery close to the Chinese border. The town is characterized by winding roads, limestone mountains, and lush hills. If you want to reach Heaven’s Gate, Ha Giang is the place to be.
2 ways to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang
There are two ways to travel the distance of 300 km (186 miles) from Hanoi to Ha Giang: by bus (5h30m-8h30m) and limo van (5h30m-6h30m). The journey takes between 5h30m - 8h30m and the quickest way is by bus. The lowest priced tickets start from 277,000 VND ($11.00) for the bus.
We recommend travelling with Truly Ha Giang. They not only have the cheapest rates, they also offer free pick-up and drop-off if your hotels are located in Hanoi Old Quarter and in Ha Giang city centre.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hanoi to Ha Giang
What is the distance from Hanoi to Ha Giang?
The distance from Hanoi to Ha Giang is 300 km (186 miles).
What is the fastest way to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang?
The fastest way to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang is by bus and takes 5h30m-8h30m.
What is the cheapest way to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang?
The cheapest way to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang is by bus with ticket costs starting from 277,000 VND ($11.00).
Rounding it up
We hope this guide was helpful in planning how to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang. If there's anything else you're wondering about, drop us a comment and we'll do our best to answer you within a few days.
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