Mai Chau is fairly remote and due to its proximity to Hanoi, does not have its own airport or railway station. However, Mai Chau has great bus connectivity. You may also choose to rent a car or a motorbike and enjoy the scenery on the Mai Chau road.
Tourists from India can take flights from major Indian cities like New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore to the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. There are frequent buses from Hanoi, taking about 4 hours to reach Mai Chau.
The Visa Policy for Indians visiting Mai Chau is the same as the rest of Vietnam ie Visa on Arrival.
Read more about Visa Policy of Vietnam.
Mai Chau has great bus connectivity. There are frequent buses to Mai Chau from Hanoi. The journey takes about 4 hours and costs VND 80,000. There are also buses from Hoa Binh that drop you off 2 km away from the city centre. A motorbike taxi to the centre costs VND 20,000. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Son la which will drop you off at Tong Dau junction, 5 km from the city. You can reach the city by Xe Om (VND 50,000)
The closest airport is the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, located 139 km fromChau chau. From the airport, you can reach Mai Chau by bus or by road.
Tentative return flight prices to hanoi from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|New Delhi||₹ 32,411|
Hanoi is located 139 kilometres away and Hoa Binh is located 66 kilometres away from Mai Chau. Cabs are easiest to rent from Hanoi and cost about VND 300,000 - VND 1,200,000, based on size. If you already have a car, a trip via Hoa Binh is an exciting idea.
The closest railway station is at Hanoi. You can reach Mai Chau from Hanoi either by bus or by road.
If you’re staying in Mai Chau town or one of the villages you can easily get around on foot. But if you want to travel further afield it's easy to rent a bike in the villages for VND 20,000 per hour - negotiable for longer rental periods. Mai Chau also has its own taxi company which can be contacted for taxi services. pick up the number from your hotel reception.