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How To Reach Cao Bang
Cao Bang serves as the capital city of the Northern Province of Vietnam. This place is ideal for visitors looking for a welcome change from the beaches and manic city life of some of the other capitals of Vietnam. The city of Cao Bang enjoys a laid-back and simplistic vibe, full of tiny villages, water bodies, caverns and the Vietnamese countryside. It is best reached by bus or taxis that can be taken from Hanoi or the other major neighbouring cities. There are no domestic airports or railway stations available here. Cao Bang can be easily explored on foot or by bike.
Having no domestic airport of its own. The only way to get to Cao Bang is by first flying out to Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi. From here the only way to get to Cao Bang is by taking one of the bus options available. The Noi Bai Airport is well-connected to most of the major international cities as well as the significant domestic ones in Vietnam. This is the only way for international visitors to reach their destination.
The best and most popular way to get to Cao Bang is by using one of the bus options available from Hanoi or some of the other significant nearby North Vietnamese cities. The journey is about 5 hours long and can get quite uncomfortable. Alternatively there are also busses from Lang Son which similarly takes 4-5 hours.
Visitors are requested to note that there are no railway connections to Cao Bang. Hence, taking a bus or driving down are the only ways to get to this destination.
Cao Bang can be explored best on foot as it is relatively small in size. Visitors can also opt for hiring motorcycles or motorbike taxis which are extremely affordable. The Bang Giang River divides the city into 2 halves, each of which can be scaled by crossing over the bridge dividing them.