火车 #SP3 VIP卧铺舱, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 2019年12月10日
公共汽车 VIP级, Sapa Express, 2019年9月1日
火车 #SP3 VIP卧铺舱, Sapaly Express, 2020年10月13日
Train is beautiful and good experience. Easy to sleep and not tried in 7hr riding time.
I feel ticket counter is little difficult to find, but it's not serious.
火车 #SP1 VIP卧铺舱, Pumpkin Express, 2020年9月3日
The price for what is provided is pretty high, so the value for this train trip is very low. The ticket guy for Pumpkin Express was easy to find and even at the station earlier than expected. He was also very helpful in getting me the drinks and snacks for my cabin and providing clear guidance on when and where to wait and board. Overall, it was an okay experience, but I couldn't sleep at all on the train despite having the entire VIP cabin to myself and there were only a few snacks and a couple drinks provided.
I was impressed with the fact that I could actually charge my phone and they had a few different working lights in the room. The trains are very old, but they were cleaner than I expected. However, I also traveled only one month after the pandemic lockdown was lifted in Vietnam, so there were very few tourists traveling in general; that's probably why things were in decent condition (even the bathroom was pretty clean for a train). I was disappointed that there was no onboard wifi; luckily I had my own SIM with mobile data plan which worked on some parts of the trip.
I took a private, 8-pax bus back from Sapa to Hanoi instead of the train, for which I paid only $25. It was much more comfortable, scenic, and quicker than the train. I likely would not take the train ever again unless the conditions were MUCH better (i.e., they need a complete overhaul).
火车 #SP3 4乘客贵宾卧铺车厢, Laman Express, 2020年3月23日
It was nice. I was actually warn on the first level. People downstairs were a bit cold.
But quite comfortable. Nicely organised and clean.
Just don't follow people straight out of the train... They didn't leave us a chance, and we didn't do what we wanted to.
Also prices were as usual.... Pricier.
Don't get the coffee outside as well, its 3 times the price.
火车 #SP3 4乘客贵宾卧铺车厢, Laman Express, 2020年3月21日
too much cold with the air conditioning
too much noise! impossible to sleep on this train!
公共汽车 VIP 20, Sapa Express, 2020年3月19日
I can’t tell anything because we didn’t go because everything was closed in Sapa because of Corona . We payed for a trip and had nothing.
公共汽车 VIP 27, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), 2020年3月14日
Well, the driver was on eine in the morning. He offers a small snack after collecting all 5 passengers. On the ride we had 2 short tests for bathroom, etc.
火车 #SP1 4乘客贵宾卧铺车厢, Pumpkin Express, 2020年3月13日
Very dirty, cockroaches in cabin. Bathroom filthy. Staff not very friendly. Beds hard and air conditioning doesn't work properly. Room was very hot, no air. Left half an hour late.
公共汽车 半卧铺, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 2020年3月12日
Arrived two hours later, traveled with multiple buses, unclear communication.
火车 VIP卧铺舱, Laman Express, 2020年3月12日
Wonderful check-in with welcome drink and very friendly staff, spacious room for a train with fairly comfortable beds that looked and smelled clean. Nice amenities (2 beers, 2 water, 2 sodas, 2 bananas and 2 danish). Really nothing to complain about!
火车 #SP1 4乘客贵宾卧铺车厢, Orient Express (Orient Express Train Sapa), 2020年3月12日
Train was easy to access and on time. Snacks and water were left for us in our 4 person cabin. There were no interruptions we were able to get in and go to sleep. Woke up in Sapa!
火车 #SP1 4乘客贵宾卧铺车厢, Orient Express (Orient Express Train Sapa), 2020年3月10日
Our train was cancelled and we were moved to a later train but this was not communicated to us in advance. Otherwise the cabin itself was clean, the beds firm but completely fine to sleep for 6-7 hours on the way to Sapa.
公共汽车 VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 2020年2月29日
Best bus ever. Great driver too!
公共汽车 VIP 27, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), 2020年2月28日
Fast, reliable and friendly staff
火车 4乘客贵宾卧铺车厢, Laman Express, 2020年2月25日
Mostly good. Our cabin had some garbage in when we arrived.
Slamming doors next to our room woke us up a couple times.
公共汽车 卧铺, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), 2020年2月24日
The bus journey was good and reliable, seemed to be quicker than I thought it would be. Is wasnt as uncomfortable as others made out, just cold, but they do give you a blanket. I managed to sleep in patches along the way.
The only reason I reduced the stars is that I arranged for pick up at the hostel, which I thought meant the bus would actually pick us up, but it meant some guy comes to collect you and walks you to a different meeting point, where you get on a bus for a short ride out to the main bus.
There is a toilet on the bus, but when we got on it was full, so nobody could use it.
公共汽车 半卧铺, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 2020年2月18日
First off, we had no problem with the booking platform. This worked smoothly. Secondly, this is the cheapest way to travel in Vietnam is by the long haul sleeper buses. We booked through Grouptour on the platform but it was a Sao Viet office/bus we brought to when arriving at Grouptour; which was a bit confusing for us at first. We wished the booking platform noted this information as it is misleading.
About the trip: While this trip was not great, it was what we needed to get to one place to another. We were transferred in 4 different buses which was a bit frustrating. The bus makes A LOT of stops along the way and picks up people on the route. The time length of trip noted is not accurate, therefore I would not recommend using this bus service if you have restricted time or made plans. The bus did not have a bathroom on it and the bus driver/assistant didn't really speak English which wasn't a huge issue, but still some language barrier when asking about the next stops. We didn't have an issue with overcrowding as others have noted. If you want an inexpensive way to travel, this is it but know what you are getting into.
火车 #SP1 4乘客贵宾卧铺车厢, Orient Express (Orient Express Train Sapa), 2020年2月16日
"Luxury" is another thing but we sleeped well.
火车 #SP1 VIP卧铺舱, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 2020年2月15日
公共汽车 半卧铺, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 2020年2月12日
Super zážitek i jizda
公共汽车 VIP 20, Sapa Express, 2020年2月11日
Excellent trip. The staff member on our bus was very regimented and the bus itself is very comfortable with reclining seats and plenty of leg room. Wish all long haul busses were like this!
公共汽车 卧铺, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), 2020年2月11日
It has ok
公共汽车 VIP级, Sapa Express, 2020年2月5日
Very comfortable seats and smooth driving. The bus arrived earlier than expected in Sapa while making 2 stops on the road.
公共汽车 VIP 27, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), 2020年2月3日
Comfortable and quick trip to Sapa, two stops along the way too.
公共汽车 VIP 20, Sapa Express, 2020年2月3日
Comfy bus for a 5 1/2 hour bus ride. We took the 7:00 am so we could see the countryside along the way, nice scenery. The bus host, Aurora was helpful and very friendly. Take your TP and hand sanitizer, the first bathroom stop didn't provide toilet paper, or soap to wash hands, even though they charge you to use the facilities....
火车 4乘客贵宾卧铺车厢, Laman Express, 2020年2月1日
Maybe a bit cold but pretty comfortable. One important thing though, if you need to charge, there are sockets next to the lower beds. In my way to sapa I slept in upper bed and didn’t notice.
公共汽车 卧铺, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), 2020年1月21日
Disfrute del viaje
火车 4乘客贵宾卧铺车厢, Laman Express, 2020年1月20日
Good support all trip in train thank you
公共汽车 VIP 27, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), 2020年1月16日
Only drops at the outskirts of town, a taxi ride or hike to the centre and most of the hotels.
火车 4乘客贵宾卧铺车厢, Laman Express, 2020年1月15日
I thoroughly recommend Laman Express. The train we originally booked was full & we got bumped onto a later train with this superior provider. We appreciated the welcome drink & being guided into the correct compartment, it made us feel 'special'. The beds were comfortable (they looked small but were actually perfectly adequate) & Laman provided a little pastry & banana for breakfast. Teabag & coffee sachet per person too, with a kettle available in the 'wash' area for everyone's use. Toilet & wash area very clean. We slept well, rocked to sleep by the train. All in all a pleasant experience, thank you!
厢型车 VIP舱, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 2020年1月1日
Very good. Comfortable & clean, driver drive at reasonable safe speed.
火车 VIP卧铺舱, Laman Express, 2019年12月31日
Excellent. Thank you
火车 4乘客贵宾卧铺车厢, Laman Express, 2019年12月31日
Great. Prefer lower bunk though. During booking unsure where to write down. Otherwise it was great.
公共汽车 VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 2019年12月30日
Bus arrive late an hour
火车 #SP1 VIP卧铺舱, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 2019年12月28日
Toilet is not clean
火车 4乘客贵宾卧铺车厢, Laman Express, 2019年12月28日
The place is wonderful and clean. Train is noisy as expected but the trip is wonderful. Service is wonderful.
公共汽车 VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 2019年12月27日
We booked for 630am bus but the bus was late for an hour. Bus is comfy but the cleanliness could be better thou.
厢型车 VIP舱, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 2019年12月27日
Transport was good but they were 1 hour late
火车 VIP卧铺舱, Laman Express, 2019年12月27日
Slight mix up last minute on tickets as I missed an email with our vouchers but a rep of Laman express met us at the station and saw us on to the train - surprisingly comfortable and easy journey - I contacted 12go by email regarding my return trip and they were quick to respond and sent my vouchers immediately- even tho it was Xmas day - good service overall although emails let me down - this has happened before with JetStar so I don’t think 12go are at fault here
公共汽车 VIP 20, Sapa Express, 2019年12月26日
Limo bus was really good and comfortable journey. However the stops the bus made was horrible. Food was disgusting and toilets were not at all clean and they were paid toilets !
公共汽车 VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 2019年12月24日
I had traveled from that day and fully satisfied with your bus.
But fully disappointed with your staff.
I told them at least 10 times that my booking is for sa pa but i didn't go sa pa and you must drop me at lao cai but they don't call me when the bus arrive at lao cai and finally they drop me at sa pa.
And advised that you should book a taxi and go back to lao cai.
So that I book a taxi to lao cai and it costs 500000vnd.
My time wasted and money also.
Secondly- i was carrying two bags one of clothes and one another bag of approximate 8 kilograms of peanuts alone with me and i had handover both bag to your staff to keep it in baggage compartment in Hanoi.
And when the bus arrive at sa pa i ask them but they give only my clothes bag and refused for another.
I had checked all the bus but didn't find it.
The boy whom i handover the bag in Hanoi has misbehave with me and blame me that I didn't gave them any another bag even I remind him that i had gave two bags at the same time in hanoi.
So finally I go without my bag of peanuts which I was carrying from India.
Fully satisfied with your bus because it was a very comfortable journey and fully disappointed with your careless and high attitude staff.
火车 4乘客贵宾卧铺车厢, Laman Express, 2019年12月23日
The train overall experience good. Got 1 free beer at the waiting lobby, which is mango restaurant and bar. Bed is fine, train is not so shaky nor noisy. But sometimes was annoyed by stuffs that sell snack and drinks there. Anyway, no biggie. Great experience with Laman express.
公共汽车 VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 2019年12月23日
Bus was late by an hour and took 3 hours longer than expected to arrive in Sapa. Other than that it was acomfortable trip. the facilities on the VIP 20 bus are great. We stopped for lunch and the selection of food was decent and tasty.
Delays seemed because of lack of organisation in the office. We had a frantic admin lady in Hanoi sorting out multiple issues with multiple customers. She did her best and was as helpful and polite as one could expect.
It is stated on 12goasia website that you should expect delays with this bus company, so we are not overly disappointed.
火车 4乘客贵宾卧铺车厢, Laman Express, 2019年12月22日
Very clean and organized
公共汽车 VIP 20, Sapa Express, 2019年12月22日
Comfortable seats, friendly bus guide
公共汽车 VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 2019年12月20日
Good service and good driver, I like it ,
公共汽车 VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 2019年12月20日
Very comfortable. It's not a flatbed as we thought it would be. But a reclining chair that goes all the way down. If you're taller than 5.8" you might find it hard to fully stretch yourself.
火车 VIP卧铺舱, Laman Express, 2019年12月18日
Very well organised, very clean cabin and toilet. Slept well and the drinks and snacks were perfect!! A great memorable experience and would definitely recommend!!!
公共汽车 卧铺, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), 2019年12月17日
Great travel made convinient by the bus.