How to get to Pu Luong
3-day inclusive race packages
The easiest way to get to the race is to join one of our packages.
We’ve worked with the finish line village of Ban Hang to create 30 homestays for budget package options. We also have higher end packages at nearby resorts and lodges.
With our 3-Day Inclusive Packages your transport from Hanoi to the mountains and back to Hanoi is included, along with transport to the race starts, food and accommodation.
Our buses depart from Turtle Lake in Tay Ho from 09:00 – 12:00 on the Friday of race weekend.
From Noi Bai Domestic / International Airport to the meeting point
You can take a taxi from the airport, the cost is around VND 350,000/4-seat/way. Allow one hour to reach the meeting point and 30 minutes to an hour for clearing immigration.
Vietnam has extended visa exemption for tourists from 25 countries – please see the list here.
An e-visa is also applicable for citizens of 80 countries – see the list here and apply here.
International Airport, Hanoi
The closest international airport to the race area is Noi Bai International Airport (HAN), in Hanoi.
You can take Bus No. 86 (VND 45,000/person) or a taxi from the airport to the city center, the cost is around VND 350,000/4-seat/way.
From Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), there are flights to Tho Xuan Airport (THD), Thanh Hoa, which is about 100km from the race area. From the airport, you can travel by car.
Hanoi to Pu Luong
As a remote nature reserve, the public transport to Pu Luong is still very limited. Most runners who do not take our packages either arrange their own group transport, or travel independently. Travelling by car from Hanoi to Pu Luong takes about 4-4.5 hours, 150 kilometers.
In Pu Luong area, most accommodations lie in Ban Don area and its neighbour villages. Ban Don is also the start area for 25/50/70km. We will also arrange shuttle buses back from finish to Ban Don for all runners. Please see the detailed program here and accommodation here.
Public transport: taxi (booked in advance)