How to Go to Son La from Halong Bay?
You can get from Halong Bay to Son La by the many transports, which includes motorbike, coach, shuttle bus, private car, train , it is fairly easy to reach Son La by this transports. If you're in Halong Bay and trying to make your way to Son La, this article has some essential information that is sure to make your travels easier.
HALONG BAY TO SON LA
At the end of the Halong Bay cruise 2 days 1 night or 3 days 2 nights, you must leave Ha Long to back your daily life or continue new trips to Son La or across the country. Just like the diversity of its landscapes, Vietnam offers a variety of ways to get around. You may favour windswept motorbike rides or take the overland routes of trains and buses, soaking in the sights along the way. Click here for the list of Halong Bay tours, all Halong Bay cruises include a shuttle or car transfer Hanoi to Halong Bay and return as part of the price. Here are 5 main transports which you can get from Halong to Son La.
1. By Train
Traveling from Halong to Son La is also possible by train, but this takes a lot longer. Traveling by train is slightly cheaper but longer travel time for train. A great way to get from one end of the country to the other fast and scenically. Vietnam Railways operates a single track train network running from Ho Chi Minh city to the Hanoi with beautiful views of the countryside and coast. Slightly slow in places as much of the train line dates back to the colonial period; but that’s just part of the charm, right? (if Son La has no train station, the only way to get there is by road, You can hire a taxi or private car from train station nearest to Son La)
2. By Motor Bike
Many adventurers backpacking Vietnam choose to explore the country by motorbike. With a motorbike, you have a lot more freedom and will see a side of the country that is completely inaccessible if you are travelling by bus or train. Best of all, motorbiking Vietnam can work out pretty damn cheap as you can simply sell your used motorbike to another backpacker at the end of your trip.
3. By Bus
Most backpackers choose to explore Vietnam via bus network. Buses in Vietnam are cheap, plenty are hop-on/hop-off style tickets, and they have ever increasing presence of Air Con.
4. By Taxi
An increasingly common sight in the cities, it is not hard to find a ride. Just be sure to use a metered taxi or haggle and agree on the price before you get in. Be firm with directions and destination whilst using taxi within Vietnam.
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