How to get to Ha Giang from Cat Ba Island

From Cat Ba Island to Ha Giang, by bus is the best choice to get to Ha Giang. If you plan for a motorbike trip.

bus Cat Ba to Ha Giang

Situated north of Ha Giang, near the Chinese-Vietnamese border, Dong Van plateau is covered by karst mountains.

The plateau is an ideal place for trekking and mountain climbing, where grandiose mountains may challenge your spirit for real.

In addition, breathtaking landscapes, meetings with local ethnic minorities, and learning from their life stories are nowhere can be found in the world.

Ha Giang (Meo Vac to Yen Minh)

How to travel from Cat Ba Island to Ha Giang

1st Option: Go directly from Cat Ba to Ha Giang

You can book a bus to go straight from Cat Ba to Ha Giang. This way seems more convenient for the journey as you do not need to transit in Ha Noi and then take another bus.

But it is poor service, they even have to change buses in Hai Phong City if they don’t have enough bookings to go by big bus through the ferry.

Departure Time: 08:30 Price around 27$

Bus11 hours 20 mins$27

Book online with the booking box on this website. Click to book (recommend website )

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2nd Option: Going from Ha Giang, transiting from Cat Ba Island to Hanoi

Book a car from Cat Ba to Hanoi with Cat Ba Express and pick up at Cat Ba Island town center.

Bus Hanoi to Cat Ba Island

Bus time Cat Bà island to Hanoi

9h3012h45 - 13h00
12h3016h15 - 16h30
15h3018h45 - 19h15

Need help?

  1. Come to our office at 106 Tran Nhat Duat, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, or 191 No. 191, 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Town.
  2. Book online → here
  3. Call our hotline: +84 84 824 4999 - Whatsapp: +84976951999
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Hanoi to Ha Giang

By bus

There are several bus conductors you can choose to fit your schedule.

  • Tech bus VN JSC: 05:55, 06:00, 06:15, 06:20, 06:30, 06:35, 06:40, 06:50, 07:00, 15:00, 15:15, 15:30, 15:45, 16:00 (VIP 18 Express), 08:45, 08:46, 09:00, 20:15, 20:30 (sleeper bus)
  • Group tour: (VIP 9 Express) 07:00, 07:15, 07:30, (VIP 14) 07:10, 07:35, 07:36, 07:45, 08:00, 08:10, 08:20, 14:00, 14:15, 14:30, 15:30, (VIP 18 Express) 07:00, 07:15, 07:30, (VIP 32) 09:20, 09:30, 09:40, 19:15, (Express 16) 07:15, 07:20, 07:30, 15:30, (VIP 20) 19:00, 19:10, 19:20, (Sleeper bus 38) 19:00, (VIP 33 Sleeper) 19:30.
  • Ha Giang Limousine: 06:30, 10:30, 11:30, 15:30.
  • Duc Duong Bus: (Bus Limousine) 06:00, 06:15, 06:45, 07:00, 15:45, 16:00, (VIP 24 Sleeper) 09:45, 11:00, 13:15, 19:30, 20:45, 21:30, (Sleeper 40) 09:00, 11:30, 15:45, 19:30, 22:00, (VIP Sleeper 34) 16:45, 17:00, 19:00, 19:15

Travel time ~ 8 hours 30 minutes (excluding pick-up time)

Price 11 - 14 USD per person → Book a bus click at here

Pick-up and drop-off spots:
  • Pick-up Hanoi: My Dinh Bus Station or Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Drop-off Ha Giang: Ha Giang city

By train, then local bus

Another option for you is to hop-on and hop-off during the trip to experience traveling by train from Hanoi to Lao Cai town then bus from Lao Cai to Ha Giang.

This way you can stay in Lao Cai for a while to visit Sapa and Bac Ha before heading for Ha Giang on a local bus (6 hours).

If you arrive in Lao Cai right before Sunday, that would be perfect for a visit to the Sunday market of the minor ethnic people called Hmong.

That option is perfect for slow travelers who want to see and try and experience as many things as possible.

Sapa by mortajilla
Sapa - Lao Cai (taken) by Mortajilla
Can Cau market

You can book train tickets online with Fanxipan Express, King Express, Orient Express, Sapaly Express, Livitrans Express, and Chapa Express.

You will receive an e-ticket via email and show it to the travel agency at the bus station to receive the ticket before boarding the train.

Read more → How to get to Sapa (Lao Cai) from Hanoi

Sapa train

Tips: when you get to Ha Giang, you can rent a bike at a quite reasonable price (7 - 15 USD) to explore the region on your own.

Many travelers rent a motorbike in Ha Giang town and then go to the far north (Dong Van, Meo Vac, Lung Cu, Ma Pi Leng Pass …).

Our recommendations are Rentabikevn (Hanoi, Ha Giang, Da Nang – good reference) or HaGiangMotorbike.

Motorbike to Ha Giang

Enjoy your trip!

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