How to get to Ha Giang from Hanoi

How to get to Ha Giang from Hanoi by bus, train, or motorbike? In this article, We will answer that question from Hanoi to Ha Giang for you, and your trip will be easier.

Ha Giang

Option 1: From Hanoi to Ha Giang by bus

You can choose several buses from Hanoi to Ha Giang conductors 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 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
Sleeper bus Hanoi to Ha Giang

A sleeper bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang

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Option 2: Hanoi to Ha Giang by train and 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 to 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.

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

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.

Sapa train

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 City 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

Option 3: Get from Hanoi to Ha Giang by motorbike

The route from Hanoi Old Quarter to Ha Giang City by motorbike is 300km so it takes about 8 hours to go non-stop.

But if you want to visit the North Pole, that would be 467 km in 12 hours. Following Google Maps with the options of directions for motorbike seems to be the most convenient way.

So prepare a power bank in case your phone dies. If you travel in a group, divide the route into shorter paths and assign each member to lead so that you can save battery for the group.

Book Ha Giang motorbike tour via WhatsApp 84976951999 Mr. Hien.

Hanoi to Ha Giang map

For that route (as in the picture below) you can visit Meo Vac on the way. Meo Vac region is famous for love markets where people of the ethnic minority Hmong, Tay, and Lo Lo flock to seek a life partner or a change in partner.

The most famous one called Khau Vai market is held once a year on the 27th of March of the lunar calendar (in 2019, the date would be Wednesday, May 1, 2019, solar calendar - Western calendar.) With perfect timing, you can get there by the time of "Love market" and experience such distinguished customs.

Cho Tinh Khau Vai

Plum flower

Dong Van

Enjoy your trip!

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