Complete guide how to travel from Hanoi to Ha Giang

Last updated - January 26, 2024
Complete guide how to travel from Hanoi to Ha Giang

Ama Journey wants to share the tips and information for you about safe travel experiences to go to Ha Giang from Hanoi. Follow us to gain necessary experience for your own journey.


1. How far is Ha Giang from Hanoi?

Ha Giang is a locality in the Northern mountainous region of Vietnam, about 300km from Hanoi. Therefore, it will take you about 6 to 7 hours to travel by motorbike or bus.

Ha Giang's terrain is characterized by hills and mountains and winding mountain passes. The East of Ha Giang province borders Cao Bang province, the West borders Yen Bai and Lao Cai provinces, the South borders Tuyen Quang, and the North borders China.

According to experience from travel enthusiasts, the road from Hanoi to Ha Giang is not too far, but due to mountain passes, there will be many steep slopes and abysses containing hidden risks and dangers.

Therefore, directions to Ha Giang from Hanoi require drivers to have a good driving skill and experience on mountain roads to move safely.

2. What means of transportation from Hanoi to Ha Giang?

To move from Hanoi to Ha Giang, visitors can choose 3 types of means of transport: passenger cars, motorbikes and self-driving cars.

2.1. Travelling to Ha Giang from Hanoi by bus

If travelling by bus on the Hanoi - Ha Giang route, it will take about 6 - 7 hours. This is a popular means of transport because it is affordable, safe and suitable for most tourists. There are 3 options when you buy bus tickets as follows:

Seater bus: Low fare, suitable for people in good health, not motion sick. Depending on the type of car, it can pick up passengers along the way or not.

Seater bus ticket price from 170,000 VND/person:
●    Buses depart from My Dinh station or the private office of the bus company
●    Drop off passengers when arriving Ha Giang City
●    Some reputable bus companies: Thinh My Bus Company, Cau Me Bus Company, Them Hau Bus company

Sleeper bus: Ticket prices are higher, suitable for most tourists, and are much more comfortable and pleasant than seater buses.

Sleeper bus ticket price from 200,000 VND/person:
●    Buses depart from My Dinh bus station or Gia Lam bus station
●    Drop off passengers when arriving Ha Giang City
●    Some reputable bus companies: Hung Thanh Bus Company, Bang Phan Bus Company, Khai Huyen Bus Company, Ngoc Cuong Bus company

If you need to go to motels, hotels or motorbike rental locations in Ha Giang after getting off the bus at the bus station or some other locations in the city, you need to take a taxi or motorbike taxi.

2.2. Traveling to Ha Giang by motorbike

The road to Ha Giang from Hanoi by motorbike is a journey with countless interesting things. Many young people who are passionate about backpacking will choose motorbikes to freely and proactively go to all attractions, while also saving a significant amount of money.

A motorbike trip to Ha Giang will bring a great feeling and full experience the beauties of this border land.

The journey from Hanoi to Ha Giang by motorbike will take about 7 hours. The road is quite far and has many steep passes, so it requires you to have good health and great driving skills.

To have a safe journey to Ha Giang, Ama Journey will guide you on 2 suitable routes for motorbikes as follows:

The road passes through National Highway 2
Length 285km
Travel time: About 6 hours
This route has toll stations.

Tourists start their journey from the centre of Hanoi, following Kim Ma's direction to Vo Chi Cong, Vinh Ngoc, and Vo Nguyen Giap streets. After about 16 km of Vo Nguyen Giap Street, turn right onto National Highway 2A, and continue to turn through DT131 and DT05. From DCT05, go to National Highway 2B for about 550 meters, and continue to turn left onto National Highway 2C. Then, at the roundabout on Highway 2C in the Tuyen Quang area, turn left at the 1st intersection to enter Highway 37.

After 5 km on Highway 37, you move to the left and then go straight across An Hoa Bridge for another 4 km, then turn right at Doi Can Commune Medical Station onto Highway 2. Next will be a 158 km journey along National Highway 2 to reach/ leading to Ban Me - Phuong Thien. At the Ban Me intersection, turn right and follow the main road to reach Ha Giang province.

The road passes through Highway 32
Length 300km
Travel time: About 7 hours

Starting from Hanoi, you move in the direction of Ton Duc Thang, La Thanh, and Tran Duy Hung, through the Trung Hoa tunnel to reach Thang Long Avenue. Then, go straight on the Avenue for about 27 km, then turn onto Highway 21, go another 20 km to the roundabout, then take the 3rd exit to enter Highway 32.

Go about 28.9 km on Highway 32, then turn left onto Highway 32C. Continue going straight to Ngoc Thap Bridge and then go towards DT320, when you meet Phu Tho Vocational College, turn left to enter Highway 2. From here, you go straight to the roundabout on Highway 2C in Ham Yen, Tuyen Quang province. Here, continue to turn left at the 1st intersection to enter Highway 37 and continue your journey in the direction of the road passing Highway 2 as instructed above.

2.3. Travelling from Hanoi to Ha Giang by private car

If tourists choose to travel to Ha Giang by private car, it will take about 6 hours to get there. The advantage of this means of transportation is that you can completely control your time and route, suitable for families or groups of friends from 2 to 7 people.

Private car stops on the road in Ha Giang to relax and enjoy the landscapes

Traveling to Ha Giang by private car will require a hard driver and experience in overcoming steep and winding passes. The route for cars to Ha Giang is similar to the two routes for motorbikes as we instructed above. National Highway 2 is quite wide and flat, so it is more suitable for cars to travel.

Above are the directions to Ha Giang from Hanoi that Ama Journey has accumulated and wants to bring to you. Wishing you a safe and smooth trip.

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