Ba Be national is located 240 kilometres northwest of the capital city Hanoi, and can be reached by local bus, shuttle bus, motorbike or private car.
For those who prefer privacy, booking a private car is best choice for an ideal trip from Ha Noi to Ba Be. Of course, private car will cost more than public vehicles.
The traveler can rent or buy a motorbike to discover nature on the way and make it more of an adventure.
Buses are ideal option for budget travellers. There are 2 options for you to get Ba Be from Ha Noi by local bus:
Option 1: From My Dinh station at 9:30 a.m look for the local bus to Cho Don town, (Thuong Nga company). This is the only one that will take you direct all the way to Cho Don via Thai Nguyen city. The number plate is: 29B-116.37, leaving about 10:00 a.m .
Another mini van of this company will take you to Ba Be lake shore (Ba Be Tourism Centre).
Option 2: Gia Lam station: From Gia Lam bus station at 9:15 a.m look for a local bus to Thai Nguyen city. You will come to Thai Nguyen station around 12 a.m. Then change to another bus with number plate Thuong Nga 20B-012.93 or Truong Giang 97B-000.75. This bus will you at Ba Be lake shore (Ba Be Tourism Centre) around 5:30pm.