Are you planning a trip to visit Cat Ba island and Ha Giang, looking for transportation between the two locations? In this article, Vision Travel will help you to fully list the transportation between 2 locations: bus from Ha Giang to Cat Ba and vice versa, Private car, bus fare, ferry ticket ...
Cat Ba island
Ha Giang is one of the most authentic places in northern Vietnam. In this province you can visit Dong Van Karst Global Geopark, written in UNESCO heritage list. Ha Giang is the northernmost part of Vietnam and travel distance from Cat Ba Island to Ha Giang is about 470 km by land. There is no railway in Ha Giang province, so there are 2 way how to get from Cat Ba Island to Ha Giang (direct to Ha Giang or stop in Hanoi) is to travel by bus. The best way how to explore Ha Giang province is to hire a car with English speaking driver, rent a motorbike (Not recommended, because it's not safe), or you can book the group tour by minivan.
How far is it from Cat Ba Island to Ha Giang?
The distance from Cat Ba island to Ha Giang is about 430 km , it takes 8-12 hours to get there (depend on the vehicle).
How long will it be from Cat Ba Island to Ha Giang?
From Cat Ba Island center to the Ha Giang city and vice versa, it will take about 7 – 8 hours, if traveling by private car. If you choose a local bus, the time is longer, it takes about 12 – 12.30 hours
Getting from Cat Ba Island to Ha Giang
By Local Bus
Getting from Cat Ba Island to Ha Giang by Local bus is possible as there exists a direct connection. You have 2 options:
Self-ticket booking at the bus station (Cat Ba Central Bus Station)
Ask the hotel to book a bus ticket
There are not many direct buses from Cat Ba island to Ha Giang, so you should book early to make sure there are vacancies. ravel time is usually around 12 hours. The ticket price for Cat Ba island to Ha Giang by bus is 450.000VND – 670.000VND !!!Warning:
At bus stations, there are many gangster men who are willing to cheat you to get you on a terrible or wrong bus, you have no idea where you are going to as you can not communicate to local people. Till you realise it, you are far away from the big city. There are a lot of buses, neither do you know them, nor do they know you. If there is anything happens to your belongings, you have noone to ask for help. During holiday time in Vietnam: Local people often plan their holiday in advance. Bus tickets fully booked very soon. Therefore it is difficult for you to purchase ticket by yourself if you have a narrow plan.
By Private or Taxi
This option is the fastest and most comfortable way to travel to Ha Giang from Cat Ba island. It’s a little expensive option by Private Car or Taxi. The cost is around 205 USD. You can easily to get it at your hotel in Cat Ba island, atTravel Agency or at Car & Motorbike rental in Ha Giang (https://thuexehagiang.com/en/).
If you have a group of at leasts 3 – 4 people join with you, it will be great plan for your group. If not, it is kind of very expensive to go alone or too small group.
Time schedule of buses from Cat Ba island to Ha Giang
TYPE OF BUS
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AC Seater/AC Sleeper
Thing to Know for a safe, economical trip from Cat Ba island to Ha Giang
Find out exactly what time shuttle bus come to the points
Should be at the points at least 20 minutes before departure
You should find out about reputable bus company before booking. You can book with some reputable travel agents in Hanoi or in Ninh Binh
Check the ticket and book at least 2 days before departure
Should not ride a motorcycle from Ha Long to Ninh Binh. Because of the long distance and so many highway. It is very dangerous for those who do not have much experience in riding motorbike in Vietnam.
If you order a Local bus, you should check the price before making payment.
Vision Travel has contact with many good buses at the bus station, you will not have to worry about your belongings.
Easy to purchase ticket, you can book online 1 day, 2 days or longer in advance if you travel during Vietnam holiday time.
We works with a lot of bus companies for years, so we always have available seats, Best Rate, Even you go on our holiday, as long as you let us know before 48 hours (on holiday time).
Flexible and convenient in payment, you can pay online by Visa, Master, American Express card…
We don’t charge if customers change departure date and informed us 1 day before. Here is all information of our bus that you need to know.
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