Van Ban

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

Van Ban is a mountainous district of Lao Cai province in the northwest region of Vietnam. The district covers an area of 557 square kilometres, and contains 1 township and 22 communes including Khanh Yen, Van Son, vo Lao, Tan An, Tan Thuong, Nam Ma, Nam Rang, Nam Tha, Liem Phu, Chieng Ken, Son Thuy, Khanh Yen Ha, Khanh Yen Trung, Khanh Yen Thuong, Lang Giang, Hoa Mac, Dan Thang, Duong Quy, Nam Chay, Tham Duong, Minh Luong, Nam Xay, and Nam Xe.

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How to get to Van Ban?

There are several ways for getting to Van Ban. You can get there by train (Hanoi – Lao Cai), 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 Van Ban district.

Getting to Van Ban from Hanoi

The best way to get to Van Ban from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. Booking a private transfer from Hanoi to Van Ban 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 Van Ban from Hanoi. Taking local public bus or limousine shared transfer are low cost options for getting from Hanoi to Van Ban. 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. From Lao Cai city, they connect a local bus or book a private car for Van Ban.

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

Van Ban when to go?

Van Ban district 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 Van Ban district and this adds a lot of colour and local festivities and fun.

Car and driver for Van Ban

The best way to explore Van Ban as well as its surrounding areas is to rent a car with driver. The option offers you the flexibility to discover the district 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 Van Ban district, Lao Cai province, and the northern region of Vietnam.

No matter if in Van Ban 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 Van Ban district from Vietnam Car Hire!

Van Ban car rental packages

The following packages are only sample car rental packages, private transfers we design for travelers to travel to Van Ban Lao Cai or from this place 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 Van Ban district

Private transport from Van Ban district to other destinations in Vietnam

Hanoi to Van Ban bus

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

Other routes

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  • From Quang Ninh to Van Ban or v.v
  • From Thai Nguyen to Van Ban or v.v
  • From Tuyen Quang to Van Ban or v.v

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a car for Van Ban?

Van Ban 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 Van Ban?

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 Van Ban Vietnam. Many places neighboring Van Ban district might be inaccessible by sedan and/or big coach.

Why should I book Van Ban private transfer with Vietnam Car Hire?

When booking Van Ban 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 Van Ban district, Lao Cai province. 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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