Sapa to Hanoi

Sapa to Hanoi

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Transportation from Sapa to Hanoi

Sapa to Hanoi Destination Reviews

Train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Sep 8, 2020
I didn’t go, the train was cancelled due to Covid - still waiting on refund
Bus VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Mar 27, 2020
Our bus’s quite clean and comfortable, our trip was on time as the its schedule.But,driver and bus hostess (i guess!?) were unfriendly.
Train #SP4 1st Class Sleeper, Laman Express, Mar 26, 2020
Having a waiting room was nice, although not something we felt the need to use. The bathroom was very nice, specifically for a train. Everything was clean. The beds are quite hard and the air conditioner made a really odd inconsist noise that woke me up throughout the night. I can sleep through a steady noise, but this was more of a stop creak. On the trip to Lao Cai we were woken up by "sunrise" music about 20 minutes before disembarking. That didn't happen on the return though. Only about 10 minutes before the arrival did someone come by to wake us.
Train VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Mar 15, 2020
I had a compartment to myself, so that was wonderful. The staff was very polite and helpful. The compartment and toilets were clean and comfortable. The bed was quite hard, which would be a problem for some people. The train was exactly on time.
Bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express, Mar 12, 2020
Very affordable and very comfortable ride
Train VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Mar 10, 2020
We went with Laman Express both ways. Everything was great except noise from the rails, but that is expected, just bring earplugs with you. They gave water bottle, snacks for free. Woke us up in the morning just on time. The bathroom area was clean, there was toilet paper, soap all the time. There was possibility to make a coffee or tea for yourself with a kettle.
Train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, King Express, Mar 5, 2020
Beds reasonably comfortable and toilets clean. Train left and arrived on time.
Bus VIP 20, Sapa Express, Mar 4, 2020
Pleasant and comfortable coach. Well looked after by our guide Sophia. Very convenient way to travel to and from Sapa
Van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Mar 1, 2020
The van was new and safe, but we started one hour later than stated on our booking schedule and have to call two times to get information about the delay. At the end, the driver dropped us off at the airport with a delay of about half an hour
Bus Sleeper, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), Feb 16, 2020
The bus was comfortable. We showed up an hour early for the bus and it's a good thing since we left to walk up to the bus 30 mins before the bus was scheduled to leave. The driver had a bin of shoes so we didn't need to dig out our shoes at the 2 stops during the trip.
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How to get from Sapa to Hanoi

Travelling between Sapa 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 TRY 4,315 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere TRY 162.

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

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

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Sapa 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 Sapa to Hanoi?

Travelling between Sapa and Hanoi can be as cheap as TRY 162 if you opt for a Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour) bus and as expensive as TRY 4,315 if you buy a Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour) 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 Sapa and Hanoi ?

  • 24 from Sapa to Hanoi starting from 07:00 Sa Pa SapaExpress until 23:59 Lao Cai Sao Viet
  • 2 from Sapa to Hanoi starting from 20:55 Sapa Lao Cai until 21:40 Sapa Lao Cai
  • 0 from Sapa to Hanoi starting from 07:40 Sapa SSB until 15:30 Sapa SSB

19 from Sapa to Hanoi starting from 00:00 Lao Cai until 00:00 Lao Cai

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

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


Travelling from Sapa 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 Sapa and Hanoi

Fansipan Express Bus, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Sao Viet (Sao Việt), Sapa Express


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 Sapa and Hanoi

Booking Car (Lang Viet Trading Co.,Ltd), DichungTaxi, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Hai Van Transport (Hai Van), OUROS Travel


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.


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 Sapa 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 Sapa 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 Sapa to Hanoi?

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

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 37% opted for a bus
  • 23% took a van
  • 22% bought a taxi ride
  • 18% took a train