Van Chan

Van Chan is a comprehensive travel guide about private car hire, car rental with driver, train, bus station transfers, transport from/to Van Chan, Yen Bai, Vietnam. Rent a car with driver and make the most of your trip to Van Chan, Yen Bai province.

Van Chan, with a total natural area of 121,090.02 ha is a mountainous district of Yen Bai province in northwest Vietnam. The district is located in the southwest of Yen Bai province, sharing its borders in the North with Mu Cang Chai district, in the East with Van Yen and Tran Yen districts, in the West with Tram Tau district, in the South with Son La province.

The district covers an area of 1205 square kilometres. It contains 4 townships and 27 communes including Son Thinh, Lien Son farm, Nghia Lo farm, Tran Phu farm, Suoi Bu, Suoi Giang, Suoi Quyen, Dong Khe, Tan Thinh, Chan Thinh, Thuong Bang La, Minh An, Nghia Tam, Binh Thuan, Dai Lich, Phu Nham, Thanh Luong, Thach Luong, Hanh Son, Phuc Son, Nghia Son, Son Luong, Nam Lanh, An Luong, Nam Muoi, Sung Do, Gia Hoi, Nam Bung, Tu Le, Cat Thinh, and Son A.

Van Chan map

What to explore in Van Chan?

Ban Hoc village

Ban Hoc village is located in the heart of Van Chan district, Yen Bai province, about 200km from Hanoi. With nearly 80% of the Thai ethnic group, living mainly on agriculture. This place still preserves quite intact the typical cultural features of the Thai people.

Pang Cang village

Pang Cang village is located in the west of Suoi Giang commune, about 12 km from the center of Van Chan district. More than 300 years ago, the Mong people migrated from the North to settle down in Suoi Giang commune. Pang Cang is inhabited by H’mong people who are known for industrious, hard-working people. They have unique traditional culture.

How to get to Van Chan?

There are several ways for getting to Van Chan. You can get there by private car, public local bus, motorbike, or bicycle. It depends on your departure location, means of transport, your trip duration, your personal interest and budget.

Getting to Van Chan from Hanoi

You can get to Van Chan from Hanoi by taking the overnight train from downtown Hanoi to Yen Bai city. There are both night and day trains taking you from Hanoi train station to Yen Bai. After you arrive in Yen Bai city, you can rent a private car or take a taxi, motor-taxi for your onward destination. Hanoi to Van Chan car journey offers the chance to stop on the way for side-road visits or taking picture.

Taking local public bus or limousine service are alternative options for getting from Hanoi to Van Chan. Most of Limousine and shuttle buses depart from My Dinh bus station in the morning. Some other overnight buses leave from Gia Lam or Giap Bat bus station in the evening. Please bear in mind local buses are usually full at weekend and during school holidays in summer.

Van Chan when to go?

Van Chan has the tropical monsoon climate with the average temperature of 220C – 230C, the average rainfall of 1,500 – 2,200 mm per year, and the average humidity of 83 – 87%, which are favorable for agriculture and forestry development. With the average altitude of 70m, the average temperature of 230C- 240C, the destination has the most drizzling rain of the province, which is good for food crops, forest trees, fruit trees. The coldest period in Van Chan is from December to February. There is often too thick fog in the winter, but then can be a very nice sunny day and everything changes rapidly.

Best time to visit

September – November and March – May are the best time of year to discover Van Chan as well ans its surroundings. In these months is very good weather and temperature from 15 to 28 °C and a night temperature from 10-18 °C.

Car and driver for Van Chan

The best way to explore this destination is to rent a car with driver. The option offers you the flexibility to discover the region. Booking a private car with driver is really helpful for a 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 in Van Chan as well as in Yen Bai province and the northern highlands of Vietnam. Options include easy train, 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 Chan.

No matter if in Van Chan 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 Chan from Vietnam Car Hire!

Van Chan car rental packages

The following packages are only sample transfers, car rentals we design for travelers to travel to Van Chan or from this district to other destinations in Vietnam. Please contact us for personalized routes, car rental options, best rates, deals, and service’s availability.

Private transfers to Van Chan

Private transport from Van Chan to other destinations

Hanoi to Van Chan bus

We at don’t provide bus ticket booking service. Therefore we can help you with updated information of local train timetable and Van Chan bus schedule. More details about this budget option can be found on our partner’s site at

Other routes

  • From Dien Bien to Van Chan or v.v
  • From Hoa Binh to Van Chan or v.v
  • From Lai Chau to Van Chan or v.v
  • From Lao Cai to Van Chan or v.v
  • From Son La to Van Chan or v.v

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to rent a car for Van Chan, Yen Bai?

Van Chan car rental price varies depending on your travel plan, date of travel, as well as your trip duration. Please let us know your working agenda (business travel) or day-to-day itinerary (travel itinerary), we will provide a quote.

What is the most popular rental cars in Van Chan?

7 seat SUV Ford Everest, Isuzu Highlander and Toyota Fortuner are the most popular rental cars for individual travel in Van Chan, Yen Bai, Vietnam. For small group tours (3-6 people), Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinters (Minivan and Minibus) are also popular rental cars. Big coaches including 45, 50 seat coaches are not recommended for traveling to Van Chan as well as in the Vietnam northern highlands.

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

When booking Van Chan car hire via, all your car rental options will be suggested by local senior car rental agents who live in Vietnam. They are drivers, tour guides who have been to Van Chan. 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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