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Border Crossing

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)

Cost (d)

100,000

Duration (hr)

4

Frequency

frequent 4.30am-11pm

Hanoi

Cost (d)

160,000-220,000

Duration (hr)

8

Frequency

frequent from 5am-midnight

Lang Son

Cost (d)

110,000-140,000

Duration (hr)

Frequency

every two hours 6.30am-2.30pm

Sapa

Cost (d)

450,000

Duration (hr)

12

Frequency

5pm