How to get to Ha Giang

Hanoi - Ha Giang ≈ 300 km by land
The only way how to get from Hanoi to Ha Giang is to travel by bus/van (if you do not have your own motorbike or your private tour company). There are reliable bus companies you with tickets starting at $10. Another option is to travel by sleeper bus.
There is no train connection and no airport in Ha Giang province, so the road is the only way.

The closest railway station is in Lao Cai (about 200km from Ha Giang city). There are also some travel agencies in Hanoi which offer assistance to organize transportation either by private car or by helping you book your bus tickets from Hanoi to Ha Giang.

How to get to Ha Giang
 
Private car
This is best option for a family, couple or one seeking a convenient trip. You can travel with a private driver who can you off and pick you up on the location of your choosing, and can easily stops at any place and time upon request.
 
Buses
+ Shuttle bus or tourist buses with A/C (only from Hanoi to Ha Giang)
Time: 6 hours, several stops
Price: $25 USD/ticket/one-way

Schedule:
Departure Pick up time Arrival time
Hà Nội 07h00 - 07h30 13h00 – 13h30
Hà Nội 16h00 - 16h30 22h00 – 22h30
Hà Giang 07h00 - 07h30 13h00 – 13h30
Hà Giang 16h00 - 16h30 22h00 – 22h30


Limosine Hagiang

Limousine Shuttle Bus Hanoi - Ha Giang


Hagaign bus limosine


+ Sleeping bus (From Hanoi – Ha Giang – Sapa)
Time: 6 hours and 30 minutes, 1 stop for refreshments + toilets
Price: about 250.000 – 300.000 VND

The day buses depart roughly every hour between 5:30am and 12:30pm and the night busses run between 18:00 and 21:30. Both types of bus is equipped with sleeper seats and do not have toilets. Travelers should note that the night bus will arrive in Ha Giang city very early in the morning, but you are usually allowed to stay in the bus and sleep until dawn. The tickets can be booked either by phone +84326025858 or in person at the bus station, though we recommend showing up at least 30 minutes prior to departure if booking in person.
For special request they can pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.

+ Local bus
Time: 6 to 8 hours, several stops
Price: about 250.000 – 300.000 VND

Below is a list of local buses getting to Ha Giang from different starting points, with contact details (Vietnamese- speaking only):

Ha Giang bus Station
Ha Giang bus station
 
Bus Cat Ba - Ha Giang
Cat Ba – Ha Giang, call: +84 911425222 | +84833717188 | +84833717199 Ket Doan bus

Bus Lang Son to Ha Giang
Lang Son – Ha Giang Call: +84 345004279 | +84 944044279 Ngoc Cuong bus

Bus Hoa Binh to Hagiang
Hoa Binh – Ha Giang - Call: +84963580582 Tien Phuong bus

Bus My Dinh - Ha Giang
Hanoi (Cau Me) – Ha Giang
+84 948773033 Cau Me bus | +84 941744733 Quang Nghi bus
Bus Halong to Ha Giang
Quang Ninh (Halong) – Ha Giang
+84 961288885 Cuong Lan bus

Transportation in Vietnam is growing fast so you can easily catch your local bus by using your phone and find the station on Google Maps. However please note that very few people will speak English, therefore make sure you have someone who can help you.
 
Motorbike
Time: 8-10 hours

A great way of transportation but only if you are an experienced driver! The police in Ha Giang checks for driving license so do not forget to order your international driving license before getting to Vietnam.

how to get to ha giang by motorbike

Additional information
Recently Mr Linh’s Adventures has started organizing group tours to Ha Giang. These small group tours take you into the wild and beautiful landscapes of Ha Giang and to the highlights of the mountainous northern region, including Dong Van geology park, Meo Vac valley and Ma Pi Leng pass. Our group tours are designed to suit all ages and abilities, with a variety of activities on offer such as easy hiking and trekking. All daily tours will depart from Ha Giang city whilst the multi-day tours will begin and end in Hanoi with overnight in a sleeper bus.

We hope this information can help you, if you have any query please do not hesitate to email us. Have a good journey!