how to get to ha giang

How to Go from Hanoi to Ha Giang

August 1, 2022
Travel guide

If you have a plan to travel from Hanoi to Ha Giang, don’t forget to use these traveling directions for a safe, fast, and convenient journey.

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and is located in the Northern Delta region. Ha Giang is a leading tourist attraction in the Northwest highland region. The distance from Hanoi to Ha Giang is about 285 km (following National Highway 2) and 295 km (if following Highway 32 and Highway 2).

Ha Giang fascinates many tourists with the overwhelming beauty of its pristine mountains. It will take you about 6 to 10 hours, depending on the route and kind of vehicle you select.

To move from Hanoi to Ha Giang, there are three transport options: by public bus, motorbike, or car

Public Bus

It also takes about 7-8 hours to move by a passenger vehicle. This is a common choice for many people because it is safe, and the price is also very reasonable. The price is around from 250.000VND to 600.000 VND depending on what kind of vehicle you choose.

Below is the list of some popular and prestigious buses for you to refer to.

Bang Phan Bus

Bang Phan sleeper bus.

This is one of most favorite ones of many people. The bus has many amenities such as air conditioning, drinking water, and free high-speed wifi. Therefore, your 6-hour journey will not be too boring. In addition, the driver is also very calm with a steady speed. So you can have a great sleep in the car bed.

Type: 40-seat sleeper bus, 16-seat Limousine car, Palace car

Price: 250,000VND-sleeper bus; 300.000VND-Limousine car; 350.000VND-single cabin; 550.000VND double cabin.

Bang Phan has flexible pick-up and drop-off points in the inner city of Hanoi and the Ha Giang city area with thick frequency.

Pick-up points: My Dinh, Giap Bat, Gia Lam bus station, Noi Bai airport, inner city, and personal places.

Drop-off points: Ha Giang city area

Departure time (same as the opposite direction time):

–        Sleeper bus: 9h, 9h30, 13h30, 19h, 21h, 22h.

–        Limousine car: 7h, 16h.

–        Palace car: 21h.

Quang Nghi Bus

Quang Nghi sleeper bus.

Quang Nghi operator has 8 trips per day departing from My Dinh bus station. Vehicles are equipped with amenities such as air conditioning and drinking water.

Type: 40-seat sleeper bus, 13/16/25-seat Limousine car, Palace car

Price: 250,000VND-sleeper bus; 350.000VND-Limousine car; 350.000VND-single cabin; 550.000VND double cabin.

Pick-up points: My Dinh, Giap Bat, Gia Lam bus station, Noi Bai airport, inner city, and personal places.

Drop-off points: Ha Giang city area

Departure time (same as the opposite direction time):

–        Sleeper bus: 8h30, 16h, 20h30, 22h

–        Limousine car: 7h, 12h30, 16h

–        Palace car: 21h.

Manh Quan Limousine Bus

Manh Quan limousine bus.

This Limousine company has recently operated, so the cars are all very new. They meet safety standards so you can trust them.

Manh Quan cars depart from Gia Lam through the inner city to My Dinh bus station Therefore, inner-city customers can set an address to wait for the car to arrive. This is very convenient because you don’t have to move around a lot. Drop-off points in Ha Giang are also very flexible.

Type: 19-seat Limousine car; Palace car.

Price: 300.000VND- Limousine car; 350.000VND-single cabin; 550.000VND-double cabin.

Pick-up points: My Dinh bus station and personal places.

Drop-off points: Ha Giang bus station or milestone 0, homestays (Mama, Ha Giang Moment), hostel (Kiki’s House Hostel, Bong Ha Giang Hostel, QT Guest House, Phuot House).

Departure time (same as the opposite direction time):

–        Limousine car: 14h30

–        Palace car: 8h30, 21h30

Ngoc Cuong Bus

Ngoc Cuong bus.

This operator provides very convenient Limousine and sleeper buses for guests to Ha Giang. The car is integrated with high-end amenities- such as a massage chair, and an LCD screen to watch movies.

Type: 40-seat sleeper bus, Limousine car, Palace car, Mobile Hotel car

Price: 250,000VND-sleeper bus; 250.000VND-Limousine car; 350.000VND-single cabin; 600.000VND double cabin

Pick-up points: My Dinh, Gia Lam, Giap Bat, Yen Nghia bus station, Noi Bai airport, inner city, personal places.

Drop-off points: Ha Giang city area

Departure time (same as the opposite direction time):

–        Sleeper bus: 11h30, 12h30

–        Limousine car: 7h, 16h

–        Palace & mobile hotel car: 20h30, 21h

You can also rent a private car with a fee of about 4.1 million per day for a 16-seater shuttle. And when you arrive at Ha Giang, you can easily rent motorbikes to discover places you want.


Go to Ha Giang by motorbikes.

If you choose to move by motorcycle, you can be free to discover many interesting places along your way. Traveling by motorbike will take much longer than other means, about 8–10 hours to reach Ha Giang. But in return, you will enjoy the rare feeling of conquest and the fantastic scenery of the mountains and forests in the most authentic way. This will save you the most, with just more 200,000 VND for gas.

The zigzag and dangerous roads of the Northwest high mountains always bring a strong attraction for speed enthusiasts. Although this road is quite hard to travel, the landscape is both majestic and poetic, and the culture of the ethnic minorities here will make you conquer for sure. You will pass through many provinces with famous tourist destinations, such as Vinh Phuc, Tuyen Quang, and Ha Giang. You will be free to take many beautiful photos along the way.

You can choose between two routes as for traveling by car.

By Car

You will see on the way to Ha Giang.

The road from Hanoi to Ha Giang is not too far. But due to the mountain terrain, there will be many steep slopes and abysses, which may contain risks and dangers. Therefore, if you decide to drive by yourself, you must have a firm steering wheel and experience on mountain roads to move safely.

It will take you around 7 hours to reach the destination. You will have two routes to choose from: Highway 2 and Highway 32.

Route 1: Following Highway 2

From the center of Hanoi, follow the Kim Ma direction to the street Vo Nguyen Giap. After about 16km, turn right onto Highway 2A, then onto Provincial Road 131 and Freeway 05. After that, continue following Highway 2B. After 550m on Highway 2B, turn left onto Highway 2C. At the rotation of Highway 2C at Tuyen Quang, turn left at the first crossroad to go onto Highway 37.

After 4.9km on Highway 37, turn left to go through An Hoa Bridge for another 3.9km, then turn right onto Highway 02 at the Health Station of Doi Can. Keep your driving for the next 158km to reach Ban Me-Phuong Thien. At the crossroads of Ban Me, turn right and follow the high road to get to Ha Giang Province.

This route is 285km and takes you around 6 hours to travel. The road is quite large and smooth. So it is suitable for travel by car. Please take note that this route has BOT.

Route 2: Following Highway 32

This one is a little bit longer—295km in distance. Then, you will spend more 7 hours driving to reach your destination.

From Hanoi, you keep driving in the direction of Ton Duc Thang, La Thanh, and Tran Duy Hung and drive through the tunnel Trung Hoa to reach Highway Thang Long. Keep moving for the next 27km and go onto Highway 21. After 20km of moving, you will see a rotation. Follow the third road to enter Highway 32.

You need to turn left onto Highway 32C after 29km of driving. Keep going straight to Ngoc Thap Bridge and follow Provincial Road 320. You can see the Phu Tho vocational college and turn left onto Highway 02. Then keep moving until you reach the rotation and turn left at the first crossroad to enter Highway 37. Then follow the guidelines through Highway 02 as above.

Tips And Notes Before You Start Your Journey

If you choose to drive by yourself, you should keep in mind that you need to have experienced and good driving skills because of the many dangerous and sharp bends on the road.

You should depart in the early morning to ensure your journey will be in the daytime. The daytime will keep you from the fog as well as narrow-seeing bends. You should also watch the weather forecast because the bad weather will make this journey harder.

Don’t forget to bring the driving license, identity papers, and other involved documents. Follow all applicable traffic laws and signs to have a safe and happy journey. Bring enough personal items and medicine for any urgent case.

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