Lao Cai to Hanoi

Lao Cai to Hanoi

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21:40
Sapa Lao Cai
7h 50m ride in train #SP4 with Sapaly Express
3.9+
05:30
+1
Hanoi
From VND 1.76 m per adult
15:45
Lao Cai Sao Viet
6h bus ride with Sao Viet in Sleeper
2.0
21:45
Pham Van Dong Sao Viet, Hanoi
VND 233 k per adult

From Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi by train

21:40
Sapa Lao Cai
7h 50m ride in train #SP4 with Sapaly Express
3.9+
05:30
+1
Hanoi
From VND 1.76 m per adult

From Lao Cai Sao Viet to Hanoi by bus

15:45
Lao Cai Sao Viet
6h bus ride with Sao Viet in Sleeper
2.0
21:45
Pham Van Dong Sao Viet, Hanoi
VND 233 k per adult

Lao Cai to Hanoi Schedule

Lao Cai to Hanoi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Sao Viet Sleeper 05:30 - 11:30VND 233k
Sao Viet Sleeper 06:30 - 12:30VND 233k
Sao Viet Sleeper 08:15 - 14:15VND 233k
Sao Viet Sleeper 10:45 - 16:45VND 233k
Fansipan Express Bus VIP 13:30 - 19:30VND 640k
Sao Viet Sleeper 14:15 - 20:15VND 233k
Sao Viet Sleeper 16:00 - 22:00VND 233k
Sao Viet Sleeper 18:15 - 00:15VND 233k
Fanxipan 1st Class Sleeper 21:40 - 05:15VND 1,760k
Orient Express 1st Class Sleeper 21:40 - 05:15VND 1,400k
Pumpkin Express 1st Class Sleeper 21:40 - 05:15VND 1,400k
Sao Viet Sleeper 22:30 - 04:30VND 233k

Transportation from Lao Cai to Hanoi

Lao Cai to Hanoi destination reviews

CP
van VIP, GreenLion Bus (Du lịch Sư tử Xanh), Mar 24, 2020
Nothing happened according to the contract and what's been told prior to the trip. We book the ENTIRE van. When we got in, the driver announced that 2 people were joining us. So 2 of us had to spend the 6.5 hours (not 5) next to the driver with no space to our legs. Not at all the vip experience we booked. They booked these people the night before to get extra money, however they indeed paid for 4 seats to have room for their luggage. The organizer said that the driver will make it up by getting us coffee (never happened), when we already actually shared coffee and treats with him from the beginning. Not refund was ever made to the 2 extra people of for us. And a coffee worth 20cts would have not compensate the 2 VIP seats and a PRIVATE van we booked 1 month earlier. When booking with them... Ask the right questions as their standards and contracts definitely don't work as they're supposed to. So make sure you ask before, and my advise would be to just book through WhatsApp and pay on the spot to avoid not getting the money back. Very disappointed. The organizer just stopped answering when I asked for a partial refund of the 2 seats.
DY
Bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express, Mar 1, 2020
Bathrooms were gross, the cabin smelled and the cleanliness of the seats was questionable
JP
Bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express, Feb 28, 2020
Highly reccomended. Wifi onboard and also in their officies. Safe driving, professional staff. Nice sleeper buses. The only notice for persons of tall or bigger figure - sleeper seats are probabLy designed for local people of predominately thiner figure (compared to european measures) so you may feel a bit uncomfortable.
DS
Bus VIP-Class, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu), Sep 12, 2019
The journey was generally smooth however the bus air con smelt of petrol fumes and the driver and his companions were very noisy and shouting at us trying to rush us off the bus when arriving at Hanoi.
OC
Bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express, Jul 8, 2019
The sleeper bus was great. It stopped two times throughout the journey, 1 for 30 minutes for having meals (breakfast/dinner , depend on your bus time )and another 1 for 10 minutes for toilet break. There is free wifi , a toilet at the back of the bus and you can put your luggage at the bottom storage. The seat is kinda short and narrow, so tall and big sized people might get a bit uncomfortable. I am 172 cm and my legs doesn't fit well in it. However, I do think that it is a great deal if compared to the price !
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How to get from Lao Cai to Hanoi

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you VND 299,580,053 if you go by van; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere VND 633,131.

How long does it take to get from Lao Cai to Hanoi?

It can take you anywhere between 4 and 8 hours to travel between Lao Cai and Hanoi depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Lao Cai and Hanoi. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 3h 55m. Train does a much slower job and take about 7h 50m to reach Hanoi.

How much does it cost to get from Lao Cai to Hanoi?

Travelling between Lao Cai and Hanoi can be as cheap as VND 633,131 if you opt for a Fansipan Express Bus bus and as expensive as VND 299,580,053 if you buy a GreenLion Bus (Du lịch Sư tử Xanh), Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour) van 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 Lao Cai and Hanoi ?

  • 7 from Lao Cai to Hanoi starting from 07:40 Sapa SSB until 15:30 Sapa SSB
  • 1 from Lao Cai to Hanoi starting from 13:30 Hanoi Fansipanbus until 16:00 Hanoi Fansipanbus
  • 1 from Lao Cai to Hanoi starting from 21:40 Hanoi until 21:40 Hanoi

1 from Lao Cai to Hanoi starting from 00:00 Hanoi Airport until 00:00 Hanoi Airport

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

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

Bus

Travelling from Lao Cai to Hanoi 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 Lao Cai and Hanoi

Fansipan Express Bus

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 Lao Cai and Hanoi

Booking Car (Lang Viet Trading Co.,Ltd), DichungTaxi, Hai Van Transport (Hai Van), OUROS Travel, Viet Technology Travel (Cty TNHH CÔNG NGHỆ DU LỊCH VIỆT)

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 Lao Cai and Hanoi, 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 Lao Cai and Hanoi

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

What is the most popular transport to get from Lao Cai to Hanoi?

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

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 56% took a van
  • 40% took a train
  • 2% opted for a bus
  • 2% bought a taxi ride