Buses From Hanoi To Sapa, Phong Nha, Hue, Ninh Binh, Ha Giang, Ha Long and Cat Ba

Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, gateway to the pleasures of the north (Halong Bay and Sapa) and a lovely city in its own right set on the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake, so not to be missed on a tour of Vietnam! The bus routes, with times and prices are shown in the tables below – just click on the BOOK IT link to book your bus ticket.

Hanoi to Phong Nha:

Bus TypeDepartsArrivesTypePrice 
618:3003:30 A/C Sleeper Berth $15.00 USD Book it!
Bus Type 6: Operated by Hung Thanh, with air-conditioned 35 berth sleeper buses.
Exterior picture of Bus Type 6: Operated by Hung Thanh, with air-conditioned 35 berth sleeper buses. Interior picture of Bus Type 6: Operated by Hung Thanh, with air-conditioned 35 berth sleeper buses.  

Hanoi to Sapa:

Bus TypeDepartsArrivesTypePrice 
101907:0013:00 A/C Standard Seat $17.00 USD Book it!
101407:0013:00 A/C Sleeper Berth $12.00 USD Book it!
102007:0013:00 A/C Luxury Seated $19.00 USD Book it!
102014:3020:30 A/C Luxury Seated $19.00 USD Book it!
101422:0004:00 A/C Sleeper Berth $12.00 USD Book it!
Bus Type 1014: Air-conditioned 35 berth sleeper buses.
Exterior picture of Bus Type 1014: Air-conditioned 35 berth sleeper buses. Interior picture of Bus Type 1014: Air-conditioned 35 berth sleeper buses.  
Bus Type 1019: Soft seat limousine bus with 28 seats.
Exterior picture of Bus Type 1019: Soft seat limousine bus with 28 seats. Interior picture of Bus Type 1019: Soft seat limousine bus with 28 seats.  
Bus Type 1020: 9 seater limousine mini-bus.
Exterior picture of Bus Type 1020: 9 seater limousine mini-bus. Interior picture of Bus Type 1020: 9 seater limousine mini-bus.  

Hanoi to Hue:

Bus TypeDepartsArrivesTypePrice 
618:0008:00 A/C Sleeper Berth $15.00 USD Book it!
Bus Type 6: Operated by Hung Thanh, with air-conditioned 35 berth sleeper buses.
Exterior picture of Bus Type 6: Operated by Hung Thanh, with air-conditioned 35 berth sleeper buses. Interior picture of Bus Type 6: Operated by Hung Thanh, with air-conditioned 35 berth sleeper buses.  

Hanoi to Ninh Binh:

Bus TypeDepartsArrivesTypePrice 
618:3020:30 A/C Sleeper Berth $11.00 USD Book it!
Bus Type 6: Operated by Hung Thanh, with air-conditioned 35 berth sleeper buses.
Exterior picture of Bus Type 6: Operated by Hung Thanh, with air-conditioned 35 berth sleeper buses. Interior picture of Bus Type 6: Operated by Hung Thanh, with air-conditioned 35 berth sleeper buses.  

Hanoi to Ha Giang:

Bus TypeDepartsArrivesTypePrice 
908:0016:00 A/C Sleeper Berth $14.00 USD Book it!
914:0022:00 A/C Sleeper Berth $14.00 USD Book it!
921:0005:00 A/C Sleeper Berth $14.00 USD Book it!
Bus Type 9: Operated by Hung Thanh, with air-conditioned 35 berth sleeper or seated buses.
Exterior picture of Bus Type 9: Operated by Hung Thanh, with air-conditioned 35 berth sleeper or seated buses. Interior picture of Bus Type 9: Operated by Hung Thanh, with air-conditioned 35 berth sleeper or seated buses.  

Hanoi to Ha Long:

Bus TypeDepartsArrivesTypePrice 
102008:0012:30 A/C Luxury Seated $16.50 USD Book it!
Bus Type 1020: 9 seater limousine mini-bus.
Exterior picture of Bus Type 1020: 9 seater limousine mini-bus. Interior picture of Bus Type 1020: 9 seater limousine mini-bus.  

Hanoi to Cat Ba:

Bus TypeDepartsArrivesTypePrice 
1507:3011:30 A/C Standard Seat $16.50 USD Book it!
1510:0014:00 A/C Standard Seat $16.50 USD Book it!
1514:0018:00 A/C Standard Seat $16.50 USD Book it!
Bus Type 15: Air-conditioned seated buses.
Exterior picture of Bus Type 15: Air-conditioned seated buses. Interior picture of Bus Type 15: Air-conditioned seated buses.  

We’re so used to Saigon, that when we do get up to Hanoi we’re always surprised at how different it is! Certainly not as crazy, and it has a real heart – the old quarter – which we love to wander, checking out the street food, the architecture and the shops.

When you’ve had enough of the city, there are some great options for travel – take a bus or train up to Sapa in the mountains (or better still, rent a motorbike and ride up there, via Dien Bien Phu and dozens of minority tribe villages), or head out to the beautiful Ha Long Bay for a couple of days – cruises can be booked up easily at any of the travel agents in Hanoi, but choose carefully to make sure you get a good one – its usually worth paying a little extra and not taking the cheapest, in our experience.