Hanoi, Vietnam

Getting In


By Bus

Hanoi is the transport hub for long-distance buses serving Vietnam's northern region. There are several bus stations or terminals serving the city, with each station serving a particular area. Besides being connected to major cities and towns in Vietnam, there are also international buses departing from Savannakhet and Vientiane (Laos), Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Nanning (China). The transport system is fairly organised but best to purchase at least a day in advance to ensure yourself a seat.
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You can purchase tickets directly from the ticket counters at the bus stations in the respective cities or towns. Some cities may have travel agents and even some hotels and hostels (acting as agents) may also sell tickets i.e. if you prefer the convenience and willing to pay extra purchasing from an agent. However, beware of scams and some buses may be old and considered not roadworthy by international standards.

Inside a sleeper bus by Ecow

Southern Bus Terminal
Located about 5 km from Hanoi's historic Old Quarter. The station handles buses travelling between destinations in the north, east, south and the Central Highlands including Hue, Danang, Cao Bang, Dien Bien, Than Hoa, Dalat, Buon Me Thuot
 and Ho Chi Minh City.

Gia Lam Bus Station
The station is located across the Red River, about 3 km from Hanoi's city centre. It handles buses travelling between cities north and east of Hanoi including Hai Phong, Hon Gai (Halong Bay), Lao Cai, Lang Son, Mong Cai, Thai Binh, Cao Bang and Ha Giang.

My Dinh Bus Station
My Dinh Bus Station is located about 10 km west of Hanoi. The station handles mainly buses travelling between cities and towns in Vietnam's northern region including Dien Bien Phu, Cao Bang, Nihn Bihn, Bai Chai (Halong Bay), Vinh, Mong Chai and Thanh Hoa.

Luong Yen Bus Station
The station is conveniently located in the Old Quarter. Destinations handled include Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Hue, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Hai Phong, Mong Chai, Vinh, Ha Giang and Lang Son.

Kim Ma Bus Station
The station is centrally located, serving destinations in the northwestern region of Vietnam including Dien Bien Phu and Hoa Binh.

Giap Bat Bus Station
The station is located about 5 km south of the city centre, serving mainly destinations south of Hanoi including Hue and Ninh Binh.

National Highway 18 by Pho Nhay

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