Well-known for attractive landscapes and peaceful atmosphere in the northwest of Vietnam, Mai Chau is a favorite destination of thousand tourists in recent years. About means of transport to travel from Ha Noi to Mai Chau, this article would be useful for those who love to adventure to explore breathtaking views for independent travelling in Mai Chau.
There are not too much means of transport directly from Ha Noi to Mai Chau; train is no exception.
1. By Bus – the most popular way to travel from Ha Noi to Mai Chau
140 km from Ha Noi to Mai Chau, depart from the My Dinh station in Ha Noi, there are lots of local buses directly to Mai Chau town. The time departure is upto brands of bus, the earliest is at 07:50 AM. The journey takes around 4 hours and costs about VND 80.000.
Besides, if you only stop at Hoa Binh station, there are also alternative buses left from Hanoi – every 15 minutes, from 06:00 to 18:00, this type of bus costs only VND 50.000. After that, from Hoa Binh bus station, there are regular buses to Mai Chau. For the first-time visitors, when catching a bus to get there, you should make it clear that you’re heading to Mai Chau. They will drop you off at the right place, if not, you might be drop off down the road from the bus station.
As far as reaching Mai Chau town, tourists can get to the villages by motorbike taxi or for 2-3 km walking. It costs VND 20.000 and you should bargain with drivers.
Be careful that you might be tricky as getting a ticket which is overpaid on the bus to from the desk at My Dinh station.
The return bus leaves from Mai Chau bus station quite regularly. You can ask your guesthouse to get their recommendations.
Moreover, some homestays also organize daily shuttle bus that pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter directly to their homestay in Mai Chau town and vice versa. It will be easier for many tourists who do not would like to go on the tour.
2. By motorbike – more convenient, less safe
If you are adventurers by motorbike, the travel from Ha Noi to Mai Chau will provide tourists stunning stretches of road, mountain views over paddy fields and limestone karst scenery, etc. That is a perfect choice to explore and enjoy the beauty of nature. This way is also popular for most of local tourists. However, it seems so difficult and quite dangerous for first-time visitors because of mountain paths.
Those are the good ways for tourists to go on a travel from Ha Noi to Mai Chau. Read more in many latest articles to have useful experiences in Mai Chau travel guide.
(Source: travelfish, maichaugreenvalley)