Taking the bus is the most popular option for tourists to travel from Ha Giang to Cao Bang. If this is the first time you have taken this route, you can refer to my experience of taking a bus from Ha Giang to Cao Bang.
Information about bus from Ha Giang to Cao Bang
With the distance of 249 km, it will take you about nearly 7 hours on the bus from Ha Giang to Cao Bang. Currently, there are many types of buses along with different bus operators serving tourists from Ha Giang to Cao Bang.
In a day, there are about two to three rides a day so the tourists can arrange the schedule comfortably. The price for a bus ticket will be in the range from 250,000 VND to 400,000 VND due to your selected seats and types of bus.
Normally, the bus companies will pick you up at Ha Giang bus station and stop at Cao Bang bus station or vice versa. However, there are also other drop-off points along the way. You can tell the driver where you want to stop so they can stop.
The bus operators also provide many types of bus to serve the needs of tourists. Here are some types of bus from Ha Giang to Cao Bang:
- Regular buses is the most typical kind of car, but if you choose it, you will only get seats and no other amenities, which could make the trip feel a little uncomfortable. However, this will be the most cost-effective option.
- Sleeper buses is another option for tourists. For lengthy trips like Cao Bang to Ha Giang, the ability to change from seats to lying mattresses is particularly useful with a sleeper bus. You can get a good night’s sleep on a small bed for a trip that lasts roughly seven hours.
- Limousines have fewer seats than two above buses. This type of bus drives very fast and catches you in a spot that you want. A limousine has a variety of seats from 9 seats to 28 seats. The seats of this car are often separate, so it will create a sense of comfort for the guests.
The ticket price of bus from Ha Giang to Cao Bang
As mentioned above, a bus ticket costs about 250,000 VND to 400,000 VND per pax. However, each bus operator has a different price. And the bus ticket price would alter in the peak tourist season or on the holiday.
The table below is the price of a regular bus. If you want more price information about the other types of bus, please contact the hotlines of the bus service operators.
Here is ticket price information of some reputable bus operators for the trip from Ha Giang to Cao Bang.
|Bus operator||Departure time||Ticket price||Hotline|
|Hiep Giang The Anh||Dong Van: 5h45
Cao Bang: 9h
|250,000 VND||1900 272 708|
|Ngoc Cuong||Ha Giang: 11h45
Cao Bang: 12h
|250,000 VND||0978 914 895|
|Bon Hai||Ha Giang: 14h
Cao Bang: 14h
|250,000 VND||0964 202 094|
Some bus service operators will not depart from Ha Giang bus station but will start to pick you up at tourist destinations such as Meo Vac or Dong Van Ha Giang.
How to buy bus tickets from Ha Giang to Cao Bang
To buy bus tickets from Ha Giang to Cao Bang, you can buy them directly at the bus station or buy tickets online. If you want to take the bus from Sapa to Ha Giang, these are also the main ways for you to buy tickets.
If you depart from Ha Giang city, go to Ha Giang bus station to buy tickets, and if you depart from Cao Bang, the place to buy tickets will be Cao Bang bus station. However, tourists often do not choose this method because it is quite time-consuming and sometimes you will not be able to choose the appropriate ticket.
You can contact the bus operators to book the bus tickets. It is necessary to buy bus tickets 2 weeks in advance to ensure your seats. You can ask the owners of the homestay or hotel for booking the bus tickets. They do tourism service here so they would introduce reputable bus operators. Buying bus tickets online easily through ticket-booking websites is another good option.
Notes when taking notes from Ha Giang to Cao Bang
To have a favorable trip to Cao Bang from Ha Giang, you should consider these helpful notes.
Come to the departure time early: You should go to the bus stop about 30 minutes to 1 hour earlier than the scheduled time. Sometimes many buses will leave earlier than expected so you need to arrive early. Besides, you should arrive early to have time to handle emergencies.
Prepare snacks on the trip: Going on a road trip for nearly 7 hours will definitely require you to recharge your energy. You should bring some snacks and especially odorless snacks to prevent hunger on the road.
Bring motion sickness medicine: The road to Ha Giang – Cao Bang has many bumpy sections, so many visitors will feel car sick or nauseous. So prepare carefully for motion sickness medicine or measures to prevent motion sickness.
Watch the weather forecast before the trip: Weather is an extremely important factor affecting the trip. Therefore, you need to monitor the weather in Ha Giang and Cao Bang to arrange a reasonable schedule.
A lot of tourists choose to take the bus from Ha Giang to Cao Bang for its convenience and safety. If you have any questions about the Ha Giang loop, you can leave a comment below. I hope that my review has provided detailed information for your Ha Giang – Cao Bang trip.