Mai Chau is easy to reach from Hanoi and there is plentiful accommodation ranging from traditional stilt house homestays to luxury boutique resorts. If you prefer, we can take care of everything from Hanoi on our full transport and accommodation packages HERE.

The easiest way to get to the race is to join one of our packages.  

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 Brewing Company 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 all foreigners – apply here.

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, 135km from the race area, about 3 hours by car/taxi; 
  • Noi Bai Airport (HAN), Hanoi, 170km from the race area; about 4 hours by car/taxi. 

From Hanoi, you can travel to Mai Chau by bus or car. 

Main bus stations: My Dinh Bus Station and Yen Nghia Bus Station. Buses with the route Hanoi – Son La/Dien Bien will have the drop-off at Tong Dau junction, which is about 7km from Lac Village. Daily buses are also available with drop-offs in Mai Chau town. Online bus ticket can be booked via websites like 

Travel time is around 4-4.5 hours.

Transportation in Mai Chau: electric vehicle, taxi, rented motorbike 

If you choose to use your own transport to get to the race and book your own accommodation, you can consider staying close to the start area of your race distance as below. There are a wide range of homestays and resorts/lodges, especially in Lac Village. 

5-10-25-70k Start Area + Finish line: Lac Village – Google maps 

50km Start Area: Sân bóng xóm Báo (Báo Hamlet's football field), Bao La Commune, Mai Chau District - Google Maps

Shuttle buses will transfer runners not on our accommodation packages from Lac Village to 50km start line. From finish line at Lac Village, all runners can go back to their own accommodation.