how to travel by bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang Vietnam

How to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang

Ha Giang Travel Guide

Ha Giang, a famous travel destination in Northern Vietnam, can be reached from the capital easily.

How to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang?

This article covers transportation information you need to know to travel from Hanoi to Ha Giang by bus, with information on the bus schedule, ticket price and how to book bus online.

how to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang by bus


Getting to Ha Giang from Hanoi

The distance from Hanoi to Ha Giang is about 300km.

If you are interested in conquering Ha Giang completely by motorbike, you can ride a motorbike from Hanoi, and the journey takes approximately 8 to 10 hours depending on the speed.

However, it can be really exhausting because you will need to drive more when you get to Ha Giang.

how to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang by bus

Therefore, I recommend taking a bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang to have an enjoyable trip.

After getting to Ha Giang from Hanoi, you can continue taking buses to highland districts of Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van, and Meo Vac.

bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang Vietnam

Alternatively, you can rent a motorbike and explore Ha Giang on your own. If you travel alone or in a group of 2, you should take a guided tour or have a local show you around for your safety.


Hanoi to Ha Giang bus

Duration: 6 hours or 8 hours

Price: starts at $10

The easiest way to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang is by bus. There are several buses departing daily from Hanoi to Ha Giang, and the journey takes 6 hours or 8 hours depending on the bus providers.

Currently, there are 2 recommended bus companies run Hanoi – Ha Giang route: Quang Nghi and Hung Thanh. Both bus companies provide sleeper buses for travelers, ensuring a comfortable trip to Ha Giang.

Quang Nghi

Price: $13

Duration: 6 hours

Departure time: 7:15 am or 4:15 pm

how to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang by bus

Bus station:

  • Hanoi Bus Station: 40 Nguyễn Hoàng, Mỹ Đình 2, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội
  • Ha Giang Bus Station:: 60 Minh Khai, Hà Giang


Hung Thanh

Price: $10

Duration: 8 hours

Departure time: 8:30, 2:30 pm or 9 pm

how to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang by bus

Bus station:

  • Hanoi Bus Station: 20 Phạm Hùng, Mỹ Đình, Nam Từ Liêm, Hà Nội
  • Ha Giang Bus Station: Phương Thiện, Hà Giang, Tỉnh Hà Giang

Note: Please note that the time schedule and ticket price can be changed depending on the date. Please recheck again to have the most accurate information for your travel.


How to book bus tickets from Hanoi to Ha Giang

You can buy online train ticket easily with Baolau or

After entering your desired day of departure, you can find a fully detailed schedule of the day with different buses.


You should book a night bus so you can arrive at Ha Giang in the morning and have a full day exploring the area.


Hanoi to Ha Giang private transfer

If you are traveling to Ha Giang in a group, you can consider hiring a private transfer from Hanoi. You can ask your hotel or travel agency in Hanoi book for your group.

best things to do in Ha Giang Vietnam

Best things to do in Ha Giang

A trip to Ha Giang brings exciting experiences with the majestic and spectacular natural scenery of rivers, streams, mountains, and highlands.

Dong Van plateau, Tay Con Linh peak, Quan Ba heaven gate, and Lung Cu flagpole are famous attractions that you should not miss on your travel to Ha Giang.

best things to do in Ha Giang Vietnam

Although you can visit Ha Giang with 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights or 4 days 3 nights will give you a sufficient time to have a glimpse of this beautiful Northern area.

Please consider learning a few basic Vietnam phrases and words before visiting the villages so you can communicate with local people.

If you’re interested in taking a day tour to Ha Giang, you can check some options provided by Truly Ha Giang with


Where to stay in Ha Giang

There are several hostels and hotels in Ha Giang, offering you a great place to relax and start your Ha Giang loop. Some hostels even offer free bikes such as Ha Giang Amazing Hostel.


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