Getting around in the North of Vietnam is nowadays easy. There are many means of transportation to suit all needs.


Bus or coach to join cities and villages, whether it is a local bus, a minibus, a sleeper bus, a bus-limousine, the choice is yours… Generally, booking the day before for the next day is sufficient. Our partner companies are present and reactive.


The train, mainly used for night trips and for long distances (Sapa, Hue, …). Practical, reliable, and original!

The plane, much faster to reach the center (Danang, Hoi An) or the south (Saigon) whose cost remains interesting for the time saved.


Choice, flexibility, price, all destinations… travel is simple and comfortable in the North of Vietnam!


International arrival: to arrive in Vietnam, there are two possibilities: Hanoi airport or Saigon airport (many possibilities of direct flight ).


Direct connections are possible from these two main cities (Hanoi and Saigon), to neighboring countries: Cambodia, Laos, China, Malaysia, Burma, Singapore and Thailand.


Domestic Flights: There are many domestic airports in Vietnam. The connections are very practical and the schedules frequent, they link together the cities of the country, and even sometimes the cities of neighboring countries.


From the largest airports in Hanoi, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh City, you can go to other major cities in Vietnam: Dien Bien Phu, Hai Phong, Vinh, Dong Hoi, Hue, Da Nang (Hoi An). , Chu Lai, Pleiku, Nha Trang, Da Lat,, Can Tho, Phu Quoc, Con Dao …


Domestic lines are provided by Vietnam Airlines and by the low-cost companies VietJet and JetStar, whose services are almost equivalent. Be careful, however, because the latter suffer frequent delays without mentioning some cancellations.


Domestic fares fluctuate from day to day, up or down depending on demand, and it can sometimes be beneficial to make a “last minute” decision if your schedule allows.


The Vietnamese rail network runs along the coast between Saigon and Hanoi and connects the capital to other cities in the North.


As the quality of the rail network has improved significantly, this mode of transport is increasingly appreciated by travelers. Although it is slow, the train offers more comfort and safety than the buses.


The train is the best way to get to the north (Lao Cai-Sapa). Two daily night trains (departing around 10 p.m.) make the journey possible.


The upper class sleeper cars are reserved for tourists. These are compartments for 4 or 6 people, air-conditioned with dining car.


Trains usually leave and arrive on time.


There is also a line connecting Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. The journey takes up to 35 hours (direct line).


The trains that serve this line from North to South are commonly called Reunification Express Trains. (Possibility of stops in Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Quy Nhon and Nha Trang).


For long journeys, prefer night trains. (You can take the opportunity to gain a night on the longest journeys: Hanoi – Sapa (8 hours), Hanoi – Hue, NhaTrang – Saigon…).


Most frequent train lines departing from Hanoi:

Hanoi – Lao Cai (Sapa)
Hanoi – Dong Dang (province de Lang Son)
Hanoi – Haiphong (baie d’Halong, île de Cat Ba)
Hanoi – Quan Trieu
Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hô Chi Minh-Ville


For short trips it is possible to book tickets on the same day, however it is strongly recommended that you book tickets in advance for long trips.


Another transportation solution in Vietnam is the bus. The network is very developed and buses connect most towns and villages.


The road network is of uneven quality but constantly improving. It takes an average of 50km / h, day and night.


The main line buses are all air-conditioned and modern, they connect the main axes in direct connection. Count between 40 and 50 passengers.


In addition, there are public minibuses that connect the villages to each other, which are less comfortable.


Finally, for a higher cost and optimal comfort, you can choose the limousine bus, 9 seats, serving the same routes, highly flexible in terms of times and places of deposit.


The main cities of northern Vietnam by bus:

Hai Phong, Lang Son, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Yen Bai, Sapa, Lao Cai, Mu Cang Chai, Nghia Lo, Ninh Binh, Bac Ha, Moc Chau, Mai Chau…


The personal car with driver is the most practical means of transport to visit the country, with the route of your choice, at the pace of your choice, whether you are alone or up to 5 or 6 people. You benefit from the experience of a local driver, discover authentic places and decide the program yourself!


Its cost is to be defined according to meals, accommodation, mileage, time spent …


The vast majority of drivers speak only Vietnamese, so you will have a permanent link with a member of the hotel should the need arise.