How to get to Hanoi from Can Tho

The North of Vietnam, where have different culture to the South, is always tempting to tourists. Hanoi, the over 1.000 year-old capital, is the desired destinations of Vietnamese as well as foreign tourists. Indochina travel Cambodia

Travelling from southern provinces, especially Can Tho – the biggest city of the Mekong Delta, to Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam is getting simpler. Below are highly-suggest transports for you to take from Can Tho to Hanoi.


Travelling between Can Tho and Hanoi by air is favored as it is not only time-saving but also convenient. Can Tho International Airport is about 12 km away from the center of Can Tho. From Can Tho city, travellers can easily caught a taxi to get to the airport.

Currently, only Vietnam Airline and Vietjet Air supply with flights from Can Tho to Hanoi. Tourists can easily bought an air ticket in advance that their official site, and or at agencies.

Planes of Vietnam Airline
Planes of Vietnam Airline- source:

Air tickets for a flight to Hanoi from Can Tho vary from VND1.500.000  – 4.000.000(US$70-200) per person, depending on seat types and airlines. The trip by air from Can Tho to Hanoi takes about 2.5 hours. The plane will arrive at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi.


Most of the bus depart from Can Tho bus station, located at 91B Road, Nguyen Van Linh, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city. However, these buses just head for neighboring provinces including Ca Mau, Vinh Long, Saigon and ect.. Therefore, tourists have to catch more than one bus to get to Hanoi from Can Tho. Firstly, you should get on express bus to reach Saigon from Can Tho. Popular brands of express bus are Phuong Trang (FuTa Bus Line) and Thanh Buoi. The price is around VND100.000 (US$5) per ticket. And it takes about 3.5-4 hours to get to Saigon from Can Tho.

FuTa Bus Line, one of the most favored express bus in the South of Vietnam
FuTa Bus Line, one of the most favored express bus in the South of Vietnam- Source:

After arriving at Mien Tay bus station, located at no.395, Kinh Duong Vuong, Binh Tan district, HCMC, you can catch a city bus (no.14), taxi or motorbike taxi to go to Mien Dong bus station, about 17km away. In Mien Dong bus station, there are several express buses for you to take. Favored ones are Mailinh and Hoang Long, which will arrive at Nuoc Ngam bus station (Giai Phong street, Hoang Mai district, Hanoi). Ticket for a sleeping bus from Saigon to Hanoi is around VND900.000 (US$45) per person. The trip takes about 40 hours to get to Hanoi.

Inside a sleeping bus for North-South trips in Vietnam
Inside a sleeping bus for North-South trips in Vietnam- Source:


The railway of Vietnam, which is 1.730km in length and goes through 21 provinces, connects the two biggest cities, Hanoi and HCMC. To get to Hanoi from Can Tho by train, travellers have to arrive in HCMC Railway Station, located at no.1, Nguyen Thong, District 3, HCMC. Tickets can be booked in advance at Cruises Mekong river

Trains in Vietnam
Trains in Vietnam – Source:

The trip from HCMC to Saigon by train takes round 35 hours. Ticket prices vary from VND700.000 (US$35) to VND1.500.000 (US$70) for one way per person, depending on seat types.


It is not impossible to get to Hanoi from Can Tho by motorbike or bike. With modern technology of GPS, we can easily find the detail route in Google Map. Moreover, the Highway 1A goes through all provinces in Vietnam from North to South. Therefore, by following this road, you can get Hanoi from Can Tho.

Backpacking across VietnamBackpacking across Vietnam
Backpacking across VietnamBackpacking across Vietnam- Source:

As said above, thanks to the Highway 1A, travellers can start the trip anywhere between Can Tho and Hanoi. Certainly, it takes more time to get Hanoi from Can Tho by motorbike or bike. However, you can sightsee on the road and meet local people. Due to the long distance of nearly 2.000km from Can Tho to Hanoi, people rarely choose to go by motorbike or bike to get Hanoi from Can Tho, except backpacking.

So now you know several ways to get to Hanoi from Can Tho. Discovering beautiful provinces from South to North of Vietnam seems not hard, is it? Why don’t you just pack and go?

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