How to get to Tam Dao
How to get to Tam Dao
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Tam Dao is 80 km far from Hanoi to Northwest. You can easily arrive in Tam Dao from Hanoi after about 2 hours. Below are some options that you can consider.
1. Getting to Tam Dao from Hanoi by private vehicle
From the center of Hanoi, you will move forward to Noi Bai airport through the Thang Long bridge. You will meet the cross with Highway 2 after moved 25 km. Turn left onto Highway 2 for 500 m and continue to turn onto Hanoi – Lao Cai Highway for 25 km more. Then turn right onto Highway 2B. Keep moving until you meet Road 302, then turn left for 9.1 km. You arrived in Tam Dao.
If you choose a motorbike, the route is similar to travel by car. But you need to notice that the last 1,3 km is very high uphill with many tight turns and very dangerous. Make sure you have the ability to handle that before considering to drive yourself to Tam Dao.
- Travel tip: Never pick a scooter for this trip.
2. Getting to Tam Dao by Shuttle bus
Seattle bus is the safest option and also the cheapest. From Long Bien transshipment point, you catch the bus 58 or bus 07 and get down at Me Linh Plaza. Here is where you catch bus 01 (Vinh Phuc bus). You will get down at Vinh Yen station and then continue to catch bus 07 to Tay Thien. Remember to ask the bus’s staff where you can get down to go to Tam Dao. After you get down, ask for hiring a motor taxi (xe om) or taxi to carry you to Tam Dao (about 20 km). Hail a cab to Tam Dao cost around VND 350,000/trip (~US$ 15.4) and the price of the motor taxi will depend on your bargaining ability.
Read more: How to get around Tam Dao, Vietnam
You can also catch the Shuttle bus from My Dinh station. The bus arrives at Vinh Yen station from My Dinh station in 1 hour.
|Brand name||Departure time||Price (VND)||Contact|
|Ngan Ha||18:00||100,000||(+84) 1645 262 626|
|Hai Van||20:30||80,000||(+84) 243 871 7171|
|Thien Truong||6:35||40,000||(+84) 982 168 121|
|Kien||14:30||45,000||(+84) 1665 425 677|
|Newway||6:30||180,000||(+84) 243 565 4898|
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Hai Van and Ngan Ha are higher in services quality. But because getting to Tam Dao during the night is potentially dangerous, you might want to prefer day trips.
Newway will start at No. 32, Nguyen Cong Tru, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi and will carry you right into the center of Tam Dao town.
3. Getting to Tam Dao by train from Hanoi
You can catch Hanoi – Lao Cai train from Hanoi station or Gia Lam station. The price is around VND 150,000 (or US$ 7) You will get down at Vinh Yen station then hail a cab or a motor taxi to get to Tam Dao