Ha Giang is not connected to Vietnam’s railway network and it has no airport, so the only way to travel to Hanoi by road. The distance by road is 309 km and the journey by bus is scheduled to take from 6 to 7 hours depending upon which service you take.
Bus Times from Ha Giang to Hanoi
There are currently 16 bus services a day from Ha Giang to Hanoi available to book online.
|07:00||13:00||VIP 14||$ 13||Quang Nghi|
|07:00||13:30||VIP 24||$ 16||Ha Giang Limousine Bus|
|07:00||13:00||VIP-Class||$ 18||Truly Hagiang|
|07:30||14:30||VIP Sleeper 41||$ 12||Cau Me|
|09:15||15:30||Sleeper||$ 11||Quang Nghi|
|10:30||17:30||VIP Sleeper 41||$ 12||Cau Me|
|12:30||18:45||Sleeper||$ 11||Quang Nghi|
|12:30||19:00||VIP 24||$ 16||Ha Giang Limousine Bus|
|15:30||21:45||Sleeper||$ 11||Quang Nghi|
|15:45||21:45||VIP-Class||$ 18||Truly Hagiang|
|16:00||22:00||VIP 14||$ 13||Quang Nghi|
|16:00||22:30||VIP 24||$ 16||Ha Giang Limousine Bus|
|20:30||02:45||Sleeper||$ 11||Quang Nghi|
|21:00||03:15||Sleeper||$ 11||Quang Nghi|
|21:00||04:00||VIP Sleeper 41||$ 12||Cau Me|
|21:00||03:40||Sleeper||$ 15||Bang Phan|
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Train Travel from Hanoi
Hanoi is the transport hub for the north of Vietnam. Hanoi has an international airport and it is also the terminus for the northern end of the Reunification Railway Line which runs 1,726 km from Sai Go through to Hanoi. The journey by train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes between 31 and 35 hours if you travel the whole distance in a single journey. However, a better option is to break the journey into sections and stop at interesting places on the way.
From North to South here are the top three destinations we recommend that you visit as stopovers on a train journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City:
- Hue: Depending on which train service you use, the journey from Ha Noi to Hue is scheduled to take between 12 hours 35 minutes and 14 hours 45 minutes. Hue was the capital city of the last Imperial Dynasty of Vietnam until 1945 and the Imperial City which was home to the Emperors is one of seven UNESCO World Heritage sites in Vietnam. Although heavily damaged during the Vietnam War, the Imperial City of Hue has been partially restored and there are numerous gates, temples and palaces well worth visiting.
- Da Nang: Da Nang is a relatively short distance from Hue; by the train the journey from Hue to Da Nang takes between 2 hours 40 minutes and 3 hours 31 minutes. Da Nang is the third largest city in Vietnam. Da Nang is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination: it has shops, nightlife, beaches and several interesting historical sites and cultural curiosities nearby the most important of which is the ancient city of Hoi An. Hoi An is another of Vietnam’s seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. Between the 7th and 10th centuries AD Hoi An was the principal port of the Cham Kingdom. Hoi An is 28 km from Da Nang train station and you can travel there by public bus.
- Nha Trang: By the fastest of the train services it take 9 hours to travel from Da Nang to Nha Trang, by the slowest it is scheduled to take 11 hours 14 minutes. Nha Trang is Vietnam’s most popular beach resort. Vietnam’s Khangh Hoa province, of which Nha Trang is capital city, which is renown for its beaches. The city centre beach is 6 km long although many foreign visitors opt to travel north to Doc Let and Jungle beaches which are less busy and have a more bohemian atmosphere. Aside from the beaches, the Po Nagar Cham Towers which date back over 1,000 years are well worth visiting as well as the out of town waterfalls such as those at Ba Ho, 20 km to the north of Nha Trang.