Getting to China: Mong Cai to Dongxing
Getting to the border Rarely used by travellers, the Chinese border at the Mong Cai/Dongxing border crossing is around 2km from the Mong Cai bus station; around 20,000d on a xe om or 40,000d in a taxi.
At the border The border is open daily between 7am and 8pm Vietnam time. Note that China is one hour ahead of Vietnam. You’ll need to have a prearranged visa for China.
Moving on Across the border in Dongxing, frequent buses run to Nanning in China's Guangxi province.
Buses from Mong Cai
Halong City (Bai Chay)
frequent from 5am-midnight
every 2 hours 6.30am-2.30pm