Sixty kilometers from Hanoi, home to Pu Luong Natural Reserve, perfect for mountain hikes and views of beautiful rice paddies. Overnight visitors stay in eco-friendly stilt houses, in a region that is home to mostly ethnic Thai.
If you’re planning this same drive and want to know all about it – how long it is, how long it takes, and where to stop along the way – read on. By the end of this post, you’ll know everything about the drive between Hanoi and Mai Chau.
As the crow flies, it’s roughly 56 miles between Hanoi and Mai Chau. Luckily, we can’t skip over all the good stuff and have to drive – that means seeing some of the sights and countryside between these two points.
For driving, it is roughly 86 miles or 138 km between Hanoi and Mai Chau. This may vary slightly depending on your start and end points.
In terms of travel time by car, the 86 miles drive from Hanoi to Mai Chau takes 1 hour 56 minutes. Again, your final drive time depends on where you start in Hanoi and end in Mai Chau.
As 86 miles is roughly one tank of gas, you may or may not need to stop for gas along the way; there are plenty of options along these major roads.
Realistically, you're not going to want to drive without stopping all the way from Hanoi to Mai Chau, especially if you're the main driver. So let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Mai Chau, and you need to stop along the way to rest. Plus if it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting stops along the way, eat at great restaurants, and find a hotel to stay overnight. That's what we are perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.
Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Andorra, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what we are perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.
Road trip: 1 days of driving
With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.
Travel time: 1 hour 56 minutes on the road
Start at Hanoi.
Drive for about 1.9 hours and arrive in Mai Chau
Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between Hanoi and Mai Chau. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.
Flight time from Hanoi to Mai Chau, Hoa Binh Province is 7 minutes under avarage conditions.
Our flight time calculator assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/hr or 434 knots.
Actual flight times may vary depending on aircraft type, cruise speed, routing, weather conditions, passenger load, and other factors.