Sapa to Hanoi

Sapa to Hanoi

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Refundable Fastest
13:30
Sapa SSB
5h 30m bus ride in VIP 20
3.5
19:00
Hanoi SSB
Refundable Fastest
22:30
Sapa SSB
5h 30m bus ride in VIP 20
3.5
04:00
+1
Hanoi SSB
Refundable
21:40
Sapa Lao Cai
7h 50m ride in train #SP4
3.9+
05:30
+1
Hanoi

From Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi by train

Refundable
21:40
Sapa Lao Cai
7h 50m ride in train #SP4
3.9+
05:30
+1
Hanoi

From Sapa SSB to Hanoi by bus

Refundable Fastest
13:30
Sapa SSB
5h 30m bus ride in VIP 20
3.5
19:00
Hanoi SSB
Refundable Fastest
22:30
Sapa SSB
5h 30m bus ride in VIP 20
3.5
04:00
+1
Hanoi SSB

Sapa to Hanoi Schedule

Sapa to Hanoi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Grouptour Van 9pax Any timeVND 3,300k
Grouptour VIP 20 13:30 - 19:00VND 510k
Grouptour VIP 27 15:15 - 21:15VND 242k
Grouptour Semi Sleeper 19:30 - 02:00VND 209k
Sapaly Express 1st Class Sleeper 21:40 - 05:30VND 1,760k
Victoria Express VIP Sleeper 4x 21:40 - 05:30VND 2,605k
Grouptour VIP 20 22:30 - 04:00VND 510k

Transportation from Sapa to Hanoi

Sapa to Hanoi destination reviews

BK
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
GT
Bus VIP 20, 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.
DO
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.
GH
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.
CA
Bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express, Mar 12, 2020
Very affordable and very comfortable ride
GJ
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.
MC
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, King Express, Mar 5, 2020
Beds reasonably comfortable and toilets clean. Train left and arrived on time.
CT
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
GP
van VIP, 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
KM
Bus Sleeper, 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.
KM
van VIP, Grouptour, Feb 16, 2020
The ride itself was fine but we didn't get a confirmation for the ride so the day before we had to go to the office in Sapa and find out what was going on. At first I was told that the bus was cancelled and that I would need to book a different bus through the lady working there. I said If it was cancelled they needed to tell 12go so that I could be reimbursed. I insisted she call her company to find out what was going on. After a few phone calls I was told to check my email and that a confirmation would be there. I did and the confirmation was there. So after being told it was cancelled I guess they decided to run it after all??? Not too sure but we were the only ones in the bus.
SB
Bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express, Feb 11, 2020
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!
ME
Bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express, Feb 4, 2020
Very comfortable bus and meeting location very easy to find. Contact the whatsapp number to let then send a photo of the meeting point if can’t find it
AF
train VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Feb 2, 2020
Since I was traveling solo, the officer offered to change me to a different room that was empty, and leave mine for a group of 3 people. In short, I ended up in one room just for myself. And the other 3 guys got like a private room. Really nice from the staff
CM
Bus Sleeper, Sapa Dragon Express, Jan 31, 2020
Got dropped off right near hostel, & insanely great price:)
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How to get from Sapa to Hanoi

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you VND 6,720,000 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere VND 199,500.

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.

Bus is the fastest way to travel between Sapa and Hanoi. Bus will bring you to your destination in 3h 30m. 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 VND 199,500 if you opt for a Sao Viet (Sao Việt) bus and as expensive as VND 6,720,000 if you buy a Hai Van Transport (Hai Van) 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 ?

  • 7 from Sapa to Hanoi starting from 07:40 Sapa SSB until 15:30 Sapa SSB
  • 1 from Sapa to Hanoi starting from 05:00 Giai Phong Sao Viet until 23:59 Giai Phong Sao Viet
  • 1 from Sapa to Hanoi starting from 20:55 Gia Lam until 21:40 Gia Lam

1 from Sapa to Hanoi starting from 00:00 Hanoi Airport until 00:00 Hanoi Airport

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?

Bus

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

Cuong Lan Sapa (Cuờng Lan SaPa), GreenLion Bus (Du lịch Sư tử Xanh), 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 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, 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 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

  • 29% opted for a bus
  • 29% took a van
  • 28% bought a taxi ride
  • 14% took a train