Border Crossings, Vietnam

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Border Crossings, Vietnam

 -  There are two border crossings to Laos:

 Keo Nua Pass (Cau Treo):
Tourists can take direct overnight buses from Hanoi to Vientiane, across the border at Cau Treo, about 80kms from Vinh City in Vietnam’s Central Provinces. For tickets and information, contact Hanoi’s tours or our website

 Lao Bao is an international border gate
In order to cross the border at Lao Bao, near Dong Ha in the Central Provinces.

Tourists can choose direct buses from Hue to Savannakhet.

- You have three border crossings to Cambodia:

            Moc Bai, an international border gate
The main overland border crossing to Cambodia is northwest of  Ho Chi Minh City at Moc Bai (in Tay Ninh Province). Direct buses from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh take around eight hours.

Vinh Xuong:
The second one to Cambodia is a new riverside border crossing called Vinh Xuong, located 30kms north of Chau Doc, in the Mekong Delta at Vinh Xuong. Transfering up the Mekong River to Phnom Penh by bus is the most suitable,
            Tinh Bien which is about 25 km west of  Chau Doc, is the third international border between Cambodia and Vietnam.

- To China, there are three border crossings over China:

Lao Cai – Ha Khau
The Hekou Bridge overland border to China is at Lao Cai, (the main train station for Sapa) in the northwest. Twice weekly trains also run from Hanoi to Kunming in China; you can also board the train at Lao Cai Train Station. .

Mong Cai – Dong Hung
At Mong Cai Town,  northeastern of Vietnam you can find the third border crossing China can be found . To get there, you can get hydrofoils direct from Hai Phong or Ha Long (see hidrofoils).

Please contact the main boat jetties in town for tickets & information.

 Huu Nghi:
Located in the northeast, Huu Nghi is an overland border of 18kms north of Lang Son. In Hanoi, you can take minibuses depart from Gia Lam Bus Station to Lang Son. There are also local trains from Hanoi, which stop at Dong Dang Station, 4kms away from Huu Nghi. The international train for China (Beijing) departs Hanoi’s main train station via Dong Dang Station, but you can only join the train at Hanoi.

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