Hanoi to Sapa

Hanoi to Sapa

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Refundable
22:00
Hanoi
8h 5m ride in train #SP3
3.6+
06:05
+1
Sapa Lao Cai
From VND 880 k per adult
Refundable
22:00
Hanoi
8h 5m ride in train #SP3
3.9
06:05
+1
Sapa Lao Cai
From VND 321 k per adult
Refundable
22:00
Hanoi SSB
5h 30m bus ride in VIP 20
4.2
03:30
+1
Sapa SSB
VND 517 k per adult

From Hanoi to Sapa by train

Refundable
21:35
Hanoi
7h 55m ride in train #SP1
3.5+
05:30
+1
Sapa Lao Cai
From VND 740 k per adult
Refundable
21:35
Hanoi
7h 55m ride in train #SP1
3.4+
05:30
+1
Sapa Lao Cai
From VND 740 k per adult
Refundable
21:35
Hanoi
7h 55m ride in train #SP1
3.8+
05:30
+1
Sapa Lao Cai
From VND 880 k per adult
Refundable
22:00
Hanoi
8h 5m ride in train #SP3
3.9
06:05
+1
Sapa Lao Cai
From VND 321 k per adult
Refundable
22:00
Hanoi
8h 5m ride in train #SP3
3.6+
06:05
+1
Sapa Lao Cai
From VND 880 k per adult
Refundable
22:00
Hanoi
8h 5m ride in train #SP3
3.8+
06:05
+1
Sapa Lao Cai
From VND 880 k per adult
Refundable
22:00
Hanoi
8h 5m ride in train #SP3, VIP Sleeper 4x
06:05
+1
Sapa Lao Cai
VND 2.61 m per adult

From Hanoi GreenLion to Sapa by van

07:00
Hanoi GreenLion
5h 30m van ride in VIP
4.4
12:30
Sapa GreenLion, Lao Cai
VND 410 k per adult

From Pham Van Dong Sao Viet to Sapa by Bus

Instant
05:30
Pham Van Dong Sao Viet, Hanoi
4h 50m bus ride in Sleeper
10:20
Lao Cai Sao Viet
VND 223 k per adult
Instant
06:30
Pham Van Dong Sao Viet, Hanoi
4h 50m bus ride in Sleeper
11:20
Lao Cai Sao Viet
VND 223 k per adult

Hanoi to Sapa Schedule

Hanoi to Sapa Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Booking Car Economy Any timeVND 5,609k
GreenLion Bus VIP 07:00 - 12:30VND 410k
Grouptour Semi Sleeper 09:50 - 16:20VND 209k
Grouptour VIP 20 12:00 - 17:30VND 517k
Grouptour VIP 14:30 - 20:00VND 330k
Orient Express VIP Sleeper 4x 21:35 - 05:30VND 740k
Fanxipan 1st Class Sleeper 21:35 - 05:30VND 1,760k
Pumpkin Express VIP Sleeper 4x 21:35 - 05:30VND 740k
Grouptour Semi Sleeper 21:00 - 03:30VND 209k
Sao Viet Local 20:00 - 08:00VND 323k
Chapa Express VIP Sleeper 4x 22:00 - 06:05VND 880k
Grouptour VIP 20 22:00 - 03:30VND 517k

Transportation from Hanoi to Sapa

How to get from Hanoi to Sapa

Travelling between Hanoi and Sapa is possible by Bus, van and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you VND 5,608,600 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere VND 209,004.

How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Sapa?

It can take you anywhere between 5 and 7 hours to travel between Hanoi and Sapa depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Hanoi and Sapa. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 4h 10m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 6h 30m to reach Sapa.

How much does it cost to get from Hanoi to Sapa?

Travelling between Hanoi and Sapa can be as cheap as VND 209,004 if you opt for a Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour) bus and as expensive as VND 5,608,600 if you buy a Booking Car (Lang Viet Trading Co.,Ltd) taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Hanoi and Sapa ?

  • 86 from Hanoi to Sapa starting from 04:50 Giai Phong Sao Viet until 23:59 Pham Van Dong Sao Viet
  • 19 from Hanoi to Sapa starting from 21:35 Hanoi until 22:31 Yen Vien
  • 6 by train+taxi from Hanoi to Sapa starting from 21:35 Hanoi until 22:00 Hanoi
  • 5 from Hanoi to Sapa starting from 06:30 Hanoi SSB until 15:00 Hanoi SSB
  • 2 by taxi+train from Hanoi to Sapa starting from 21:35 Hanoi until 22:00 Hanoi

1 from Hanoi to Sapa starting from 00:00 Hanoi City Center Transfer until 00:00 Hanoi City Center Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Hanoi to Sapa.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Bus

Travelling from Hanoi to Sapa overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Hanoi and Sapa

Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Sao Viet (Sao Việt)

Taxi

Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Hanoi and Sapa

Booking Car (Lang Viet Trading Co.,Ltd)

Train

Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

Van

Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Hanoi and Sapa, too.

Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.

Companies operating vans between Hanoi and Sapa

GreenLion Bus (Du lịch Sư tử Xanh), Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour)

What is the most popular transport to get from Hanoi to Sapa?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 33% took a train
  • 21% opted for a bus
  • 20% took a van
  • 13% chosen taxi+train
  • 13% chosen train+taxi