Mai Son

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

Mai Son district covers an area of 1410 square kilometres. The district contains 1 township and 21 communes including Chieng Ban, Chieng Chan, Chieng Chung, Chieng Dong, Chieng Kheo, Chieng Luong, Chieng Mai, Chieng Mung, Chieng Noi, Chieng Sung, Chieng Ve, Co Noi, Hat Lot, Muong Bang, Muong Bon, Muong Tranh, Na Bo, Na Ot, Phieng Cam, Phieng Pan, and Ta Hoc.

Mai Son map

How to get to Mai Son Son La?

There are several ways for getting to Mai Son district, Son La province, Vietnam. You can get there by private car, limousine shared transfer, shuttle, local bus, motorbike, or bicycle. Choices are various depending on your departure location, preferred means of transport, your trip duration, your personal interest and budget.

Getting to Mai Son from Hanoi

Hanoi to Mai Son private car

The best way to get to Mai Son from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. Booking a private transfer from Hanoi to Mai Son offers you the chance to make as many stops on the way as you wish for coffee breaks, side-road visits, or just taking pictures. The option also enables you to discover the district at your own pace. Booking a private car with driver is highly recommended for a 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 Mai Son district, Son La province, and the northern Vietnam.

No matter if in Mai Son 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 Mai Son from Vietnam Car Hire!

Hanoi to Mai Son bus

There are public buses going to Son La city from Hanoi. Taking local bus or shared transfer are low cost options for getting from Hanoi to Son La city. From there you can take a taxi or connect local bus for Mai Son. Most of Limousine service, shuttle, and local 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 also find some day buses departing from Giap Bat bus station. Please bear in mind local buses are usually full at weekend and/or during school holidays in summer.

We at don’t provide bus ticket booking service. Therefore we can help you with updated information of local bus schedule you may need for planning your upcoming trip to Son La city or from Son La city to Mai Son. More details about this budget option can also be found online at our partner’s site:

Hanoi to Mai Son motorbike

Adventure travelers may like renting a motorbike from Hanoi for getting to Mai Son. Taking this option they will have the opportunity to ride on less-busy traffic roads, small back roads where it is sometimes accessible by two wheels only. Please note a valid Vietnamese driving license is required for riding motorbike in Vietnam.

Hanoi to Mai Son bicycle

Cycling from Hanoi to Mai Son is not an easy activity. It requires 3 days at least to complete the Hanoi – Mai Son journey by bicycle. The option is recommended for cyclists and adventure travelers who like to travel northwest Vietnam at slow pace. Best time for taking this option is the winter in northern Vietnam (October through April). Good hybrid bikes can be rented in Hanoi bike shop.

Hanoi to Mai Son train

There is no train connecting Mai Son with Hanoi or other Vietnam’s travel destinations.

Mai Son when to go?

Mai Son features a tropical monsoon climate, which is characterized by torrential rains in the summer (from May to September) and cold and dry in winter (from November to January). Like many provinces in Vietnam, Mai Son also suffers from the influence of the dry and hot wind from Laos in summer which makes the weather intolerable sometimes.

Mai Son’s climate is divided into two distinct seasons. Winter lasts from October to March of the next year, and summer from April to September. The annual average temperature is 21.4oC (the highest temperature is 27oC and the lowest one is 16oC).

Mai Son car rental packages

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

Private transfers to Mai Son, Son La

Private transport from Mai Son to other destinations in Vietnam

Other routes

  • Transport from Dien Bien to Mai Son or v.v
  • Transport from Hoa Binh to Mai Son or v.v
  • Transport from Lai Chau to Mai Son or v.v
  • Transport from Lao Cai to Mai Son or v.v
  • Transport from Yen Bai to Mai Son or v.v

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a car for Mai Son Son La?

Mai Son 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 Mai Son Son La?

7 seat SUV Ford Everest, Isuzu Highlander and Toyota Fortuner are the most popular rental cars for individual travel in Mai Son, Son La province, 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 traveling to Mai Son district’s center. Many communes and villages of this mountainous district of Son La province might be very difficultly accessible by sedan and/or big coach.

Why should I book Mai Son private transfer with Vietnam Car Hire?

When booking Mai Son 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 Mai Son district, Son La 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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