Hanoi to Lai Chau Private Car

Hanoi to Lai Chau Private Car is a car rental package we provide for travelers looking for private transport from downtown Ha Noi to Lai Chau city, Vietnam. The package includes a private car with driver for one-way transfer.


Hanoi to Lai Chau Private Car is a car rental package we provide for travelers looking for private transport from downtown Ha Noi to Lai Chau city, Vietnam. The package includes a private car with driver for one-way transfer. Book our reliable, low cost car, minivan, and coach to save.



You will be picked up by our local driver at your hotel in downtown Hanoi, then transferred directly to Lai Chau city, Lai Chau province. Upon your arrival in Lai Chau, you will be dropped off at your hotel (or a given address) in Lai Chau city’s centre. The end of Vietnam Car Hire’s service.

What’s included in the car rental price?

  • A/C vehicle with driver.
  • Fuel.
  • Toll fees.
  • Parking fees.
  • Bottled drinking water provided in the car during the transfer.
  • Government taxes.

What’s NOT included?

  • Accommodation.
  • Tour guide.
  • Food.
  • Drinks (except one bottle of water provided in the car during the transfer).
  • Sightseeing entrance fees.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenditure such as telephone, laundry, shopping and any other services not clearly mentioned on.

Lai Chau city

Lai Chau city is the provincial capital of Lai Chau province in the northwest region of Vietnam. The city covers an area of 70 square kilometres. It is bordered by Phong Tho district to the north, Tam Duong district to the south, and Sin Ho district to the west.

Lai Chau city contains 5 wards and 2 communes including Quyet Thang, Doan Ket, Tan Phong, Dong Phong, Quyet Tien, Nam Loong, and San Thang.

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Frequently asked questions

How to get from Hanoi to Lai Chau city?

There are several ways for getting from Hanoi to this city. You can book a private car with driver; take a taxi, or local buses. At vietnamcarhire.com we only offer one option for this route:

  • Rent a private car with driver.

How far is Lai Chau from Hanoi?

The distance from downtown Hanoi to this city is approximately 400 km.

How long does it take to get to Lai Chau from Hanoi?

The travel time from Hanoi to this city takes about 8 hours by car. It might be slower/faster depending on road traffic, vehicle’s type, means of transport or the roads you will take. We recommend you to break your Hanoi – Lai Chau journey into 2 or 3 days with stops/visits on the way. Because drivers working time must not exceed 10 hours in a day and they must not drive continuously for more than 4 hours (by law).

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Lai Chau car rental with driver

Vietnam Car Hire (vietnamcarhire.com) is a local transport company. We have a big fleet of vehicle including 4, 5 seater cars, sedan, 7, 8 seater mpv, suv, cub, 15, 16 mivivan, minibus, 29, 35, 45 seater coaches, buses, offering a wide selection of car rental packages. Options include easy airport, train, bus station pickup, private transfer, car rental with driver, private car hire. We also have pickup trucks and box trucks to rent out (with driver) for bicycle tours, motorbike tours.

The car rental package above is only a sample that might need to be adjusted to fit your personal requirements better. Please take a look at the following similar car hire packages/transfers or just contact us for a tailor-made quote, or more information about our car rental rates and service’s availability.

Additional Information

Pick-up location

Drop-off location

Distance limit

400 km


8 hours


The itineraries provided are for examples only.

Working time

Working time (including lunch time and personal time rest for driver): 8:00AM – 5:00PM (full day car rental); 8:00 AM – 12:00PM or 1:00PM – 5:00PM (half day car rental). Out of this range (using the car before 8:00AM and/or after 5:00PM), there is an overtime charge. Using the car before 6:00AM and/or after 10:00PM is subject to agreement.

Limitation of distance

There is limitation of distance. In case of excess, a surcharge will be applied.

Pickup/Drop-off location

Pickup/Drop-off are supposed to be in city center.


The full payment is required to confirm the booking.


Our vehicle is provided with fuel and driver. We don’t rent car without driver.

Our price has been quoted on cash payment basis. If payment is made via bank transfer or credit card (non-cash), bank charges will be for sender.

Our price is net including government tax and services charges.

The rental cost may include toll fees, parking fees (travel itinerary is needed for quotation). For monthly car rental, car rental for business trip, toll fees, parking fees are not included – unless you would like us to include these in the quote. Working agenda, trip plan will be required for quotation.

English-speaking driver

Our driver speaks little English only. If you need a person who speaks fluently English/French/German/Chinese/Spanish, we highly recommend you booking a tour guide with an extra charge.


Tipping is not included in the rental price.

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