Hanoi to Mai Chau Vietnam

Hanoi to Mai Chau Vietnam: Transport & Ticket Price

Highlighted by the poetic beauty of the mountainous region, the unique culture of Thai ethnic people, and the rustic and tasty cuisine, Mai Chau is an ideal choice for a vacation in Northern Vietnam from Hanoi

How to get from Hanoi to Mai Chau?

This article is a detailed transportation guide from Hanoi to Mai Chau Vietnam, including tips on ticket prices, how to book online tickets, and schedule.

Hanoi to Mai Chau Vietnam

 

Route Overview

Mai Chau is about 140 km from Hanoi.

Although the road to Mai Chau is generally lovely, it still has some dangerous passages, especially near Cun and Thung Khe pass.

The natural scenery is excellent along the way, often foggy in the evening and denser in winter-spring weather. 

Option 1: Bus

It’s the cheapest option and costs 280,000 VND per person

Option 2: Taxi

Taxi is quite pricey, but it’s okay if you don’t have a flexible travel time.

Option 3: Motorbike

You can freely explore and stop anyplace on the road.

 


Hanoi to Mai Chau Bus

Duration: 4 hours 15 minutes

Cost: 280,000 VND (~$12.5)

Taking a bus is an affordable option to travel to Mai Chau Vietnam from the capital of Vietnam.

Hanoi SSB offers a daily bus from Hanoi to Mai Chau, and the journey takes approximately 4 hours.

bus from Hanoi to Mai Chau Vietnam

The bus departs daily at 7:15 am and arrives in Mai Chau at 11:30 am. It gives you plenty of time to relax and explore Mai Chau in the afternoon.

How to book online bus tickets?

It’s easy to book online bus tickets to Mai Chau with 12go.asia. You can select your desired travel date, check for availability, and book it.

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Hanoi to Mai Chau Taxi

Duration: 4 hours

Cost: 3,500,000 VND (~$160)

Taking a taxi is an excellent option if you don’t have a flexible schedule.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as 3.5 million VND per car. As always, you should discuss the price in advance.

 


Hanoi to Mai Chau Bike

As Mai Chau valley is relatively close to Hanoi, riding a motorbike seems to be a reasonable choice.

With the bike, you can freely stop anytime, enjoy the scenery along Thung Khe pass and other landscapes.

If traveling to Mai Chau by motorbike, you should start in the morning and do not forget to see the weather forecast before heading to Mai Chau Hoa Binh.

motorbike

Two routes to get to Mai Chau by bike

Route 1

Go from Nguyen Trai (Ha Dong) – Quang Trung – Ba La – Chuc Son – Xuan Mai – Luong Son – Ky Son – Hoa Binh – Cao Phong – Tan Lac – Thung Khe Pass.

After going through Thung Khe pass, there will be a sign for further 6km along Road 15 to reach Mai Chau.

Route 2

Go from Thang Long Boulevard to Hoa Lac, turn left to Xuan Mai, go straight along Highway 6 to the turn into Mai Chau.

Pay attention to avoid crossing the line because there are many traffic police points on the road to Highway 6.

 


Getting around Mai Chau Vietnam

Mai Chau Valley is quite small with attractions spots that are close to the villages, so the most convenient means to explore Mai Chau is a bicycle.

The motels and homestay here have bicycle rental services so you can rent easily.

 

Best places to visit in Mai Chau Vietnam

Here are some exciting destinations in Mai Chau Hoa Binh that you should not miss on your trip

  • Thung Khe Pass
  • Lac village, Poom Coong village: ethnic minority villages imprinted with the Thai culture. You can enjoy the simple and rustic lifestyle of the people here while trying the unique dishes and participate in the annual festivals of the Northwest regions.

 

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