Lao Cai City

Lao Cai city is a comprehensive travel guide about private car hire, car rental with driver, easy bus, train station pickup, transfers, transport from/to Lao Cai city, Vietnam. Rent a car with driver and make the most of your trip to Lao Cai city, Lao Cai province, Vietnam.

Lao Cai city is the provincial capital of Lao Cai province in the northwest region of Vietnam. Lao Cai city covers an area of 221 square kilometres. The city contains 11 wards including Pho Moi, Duyen Hai, Coc Leu, Kim Tan, Pom Han, Bac Lenh, Thong Nhat, Xuan Tang, Bac Cuong, Nam Cuong, and Binh Minh. There are 5 communes including Van Hoa, Dong Tuyen, Cam Duong, Ta Phoi, and Hop Thanh.

Lao Cai city map

How to get to Lao Cai city?

There are several ways for getting to Lao Cai city. You can get there by train, private car, limousine shared transfer, shuttle, local bus, motorbike, or bicycle. Your choices are diverse. This depends on your departure location, preferred means of transport, your trip duration, your personal interest and budget. There is no airport in Lao Cai city.

Getting to Lao Cai city from Hanoi

The best way to get to Lao Cai city from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. Booking a private transfer from Hanoi to Lao Cai city offers you the chance to make as many stops on the way as you wish for coffee breaks, side-road visits, or just shooting pictures.

There are also public buses going to Lao Cai city from Hanoi. Taking local public bus or limousine shared transfer are low cost options for getting from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Most of Limousine service and shuttle buses depart from My Dinh bus station in the west of downtown Hanoi. While most of overnight buses leave from My Dinh bus station, you may find some day buses departing from Gia Lam or Giap Bat bus station. Please bear in mind local buses are usually full at weekend and/or during school holidays in summer.

Lots of visitors travel by a night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai city. It takes about 8 hours by train and you will arrive to Lao Cai train station at about 5–6.30 am.

Local taxis, Uber, and Grab car, motorbike rental, bicycle hire service are also available in Hanoi.

Lao Cai city when to go?

Lao Cai city experiences a dry cold climate from October to March, while the tropical monsoon is rainy season which lasts from April to September. The annual average temperature is 23 °C (73 °F). The temperature generally ranges between18 °C (64 °F) and 28 °C (82 °F) in the mountainous region, with the lowland areas showing a temperature variation of between 20 °C (68 °F) and 22 °C (72 °F).

Best time to visit

During the months of September to October, summer slowly starts fading away resulting in a drastic reduction of torrential rain. This time is the off season for domestic travellers and this gives you the opportunity to enjoy a natural holiday and soak in the local culture. September is also the harvest season in Lao Cai city and this adds a lot of colour and local festivities and fun.

Car and driver for Lao Cai city

The best way to explore Lao Cai city as well as its surrounding areas is to rent a car with driver. The option offers you the flexibility to discover the city at your own pace. Booking a private car with driver is recommended for a car trip, family holidays, and photography tour.

We have a big fleet of vehicle including 4, 5 seat Sedan, 7, 8 seat MPV, SUV, 4WD, 15, 16 Minivan, Minibus, 29, 35, 45 Coaches offering a wide selection of car rental packages. Options include easy bus station pickup, private transfers, car rental with driver, private car hire. We also have pickup trucks and box trucks to rent out (with driver) for overland trips, self-guided bicycle, motorbike tours to Lao Cai city, Lao Cai province, and the northern region of Vietnam.

No matter if in Lao Cai city for travel, business, or pleasure you can find the right rental vehicle to match your budget and plans. Get around with more ease with a top quality car rental in Lao Cai city from Vietnam Car Hire!

Lao Cai city car rental packages

The following packages are only sample car rental packages, private transfers we design for travelers to travel to Lao Cai city or from this city to other destinations in northern Vietnam. Please contact us for personalized routes, tailor-made travel plans, car rental options, best rates, deals, specials, discounts, seasonal promotions, and service’s availability.

Private transfers to Lao Cai city

Private transport from Lao Cai city to other destinations in Vietnam

Hanoi to Lao Cai bus

We at don’t provide bus ticket from Hanoi to Lao Cai city. Therefore we can help you with updated information about Hanoi – Lao Cai local bus, timetable, schedule you may need for planning your perfect trip to Lao Cai city, Lao Cai province, Vietnam. More details about this budget option can also be found online at our partner’s site:

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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a car for Lao Cai city?

Lao Cai car rental rates vary much depending on your travel plan, rental cars, routes, date of travel, as well as your trip duration. Please let us know your working agenda (business trip) or day-to-day itinerary (travel itinerary), we will provide a quote.

What is the most popular rental cars in Lao Cai city?

7 seat SUV Ford Everest, Isuzu Highlander and Toyota Fortuner are the most popular rental cars for individual travel in Lao Cai, Vietnam. For small group tours (3-6 people), Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinters (Minivan and Minibus) are also popular rental cars. 4,5 seat Sedans and 45, 50 seat coaches are only recommended for driving to and in Lao Cai city. Many places neighboring Lao Cai city might be inaccessible by sedan and/or big coach.

Why should I book Lao Cai city private transfer with Vietnam Car Hire?

When booking Lao Cai city car hire via, all your car rental options will be suggested by senior car rental agents who live in Vietnam. They are drivers, tour guides, and local people who have been to Lao Cai city. They can provide practical, updated information about this destination. There are no extra costs and no hidden fees involved in booking a rental car with Vietnam Car Hire.

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