Buses from Hanoi to Sapa

Buses from Hanoi to Sapa

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Hanoi to Sapa Bus Schedule

Hanoi to Sapa Bus Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
VTS Minibus 15pax Any timeVND 4,950k
Grouptour Upper Single Cabin 05:55 - 11:55VND 411k
Sapa Dragon Express Executive 07:00 - 13:00VND 504k
Grouptour VIP 22 09:00 - 13:40VND 437k
Techbus VN JSC VIP 22 11:50 - 17:50VND 420k
Grouptour Upper Single Cabin 12:15 - 17:45VND 411k
Cua Ong Limousine VIP 22 15:20 - 21:20VND 443k
Grouptour VIP 22 16:00 - 20:40VND 437k
Grouptour VIP 22 19:30 - 01:00VND 449k
Techbus VN JSC Sleeper 41 Express 21:40 - 03:40VND 265k
Sao Viet VIP Cabin 23:59 - 05:14VND 418k

Transportation from Hanoi to Sapa

Hanoi to Sapa Destination Reviews

Toilet wasnt working, i have problems with bladder, so i was in pain
Bus Sleeper 40, Daiichi Travel (Daiichi Travel), May 29, 2023
Unfriendly staff and didnt get our booked seats
Bus Upper Single Cabin, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), May 29, 2023
Bus departed on time, seats/beds very comfortable although the electronics to move the seats into up-right position only worked after 2 hours. Wifi was available and was decent. Massage function didn‘t work for me. Brought a banh mi into the bus and the driver took it from me violently. Bus was late by almost one hour
Bus VIP 22, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), May 23, 2023
Picked us up from Noi Bai airport, after we booked tickets last minute, surprised that they had our names printed already! Helpful over whatsapp. Journey was comfortable, even for my husband who is 6ft4, was ok with the size! our USB cables did work. Stopped once for lunch which was needed. Also provided a bottle of water. Honest review from a first timer in Vietnam! Will hope to book again for further journeys
Bus VIP 24, Daiichi Travel (Daiichi Travel), May 22, 2023
Good and confortable ride. USB point to charge your phone. A small bottle of water is provided. No food provided. We had 1 toilet break. The bus arrived 30min late in Sapa.
Bus VIP Cabin, Full Moon Party Tour (Full Moon Party Tour), May 19, 2023
The bud operator was there on time taking names and ensuring everyone who booked was there. We got a free water when we first boarded. He informed us when a stop was upcoming and for how long we would be stopped for and overall good experience.
Bus Sleeper, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), May 17, 2023
Good seats with a lot of legroom. The staff was very informative, and helped us with the transport from saps to our hotel. We also got a bottle of water on the bus. We had to stops were we could buy food, and go to the toilet.
Bus VIP 28, Sapa Express, May 17, 2023
Very friendly driver, slept well, super comfortable:)
Bus Sleeper 40, Daiichi Travel (Daiichi Travel), May 12, 2023
Booked late the night before for the 7.20am VIP Cabin following day (Hanoi to Sapa). Got to office meeting point around 7am, showed booking confirmation which at first they needed to double check as I assume I booked out of office hours. All fine in the end, got the ticket in exchange and baggage tag (I had one small suitcase and one hand carry). The hand carry I brought with me into the cabin. Upon boarding you have to remove your shoes but are given a plastic bag to put it in (you also bring this to your cabin). The driver didn't speak much English but pointed which cabin I needed to go to. Ended up leaving around 7.30am. The bus did stop a few times to pick up packages but not a problem at all as still arrived to Sapa on time. Space was clean, USB ports work, curtain could close to give you privacy. I'm 1.78m and just about fit, managed to sleep for a bit too (I'm quite sensitive normally). I did have a travel neck pillow which definitely helped. Halfway through the journey another staff member did check tickets. I think the bus stopped twice for snack breaks (I was only awake for one). The driver does shout out 'Sa pa' at the end to indicate to get off the bus. I was watching Google maps as well to check I was in the right area. I was worried at first reading the reviews but overall was quite surprised and journey exceeded expectations. Would do it again!
Bus VIP Cabin, Full Moon Party Tour (Full Moon Party Tour), May 8, 2023
The driver behaved rudely.
Bus Sleeper 40, Daiichi Travel (Daiichi Travel), May 6, 2023
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How to get from Hanoi to Sapa by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Hanoi to Sapa is a safe, comfortable and less expensive alternative for traveling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. To less traveled destinations, there may be only 1 scheduled trip a day. The most common bus types are non-air-conditioned, air-conditioned, and premium buses.

It is best to reserve your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Check our list of bus companies available for online booking offering Hanoi to Sapa tickets. When traveling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to higher numbers of travelers, both vacation-makers and urban workers returning home to their provincial home.

How far is it from Hanoi to Sapa?

Traveling by bus, the distance from Hanoi to Sapa depends on the route taken. Most bus companies travel via expressways or tollways. This may not necessarily be the shortest route but it is the fastest one as normally there is less traffic and no traffic lights.

To get to certain island destinations which are not connected to the mainland by a bridge, buses board large car ferries. Passengers are usually asked to get off the bus, but there is no need to take your luggage from the bus. The travel distance from port to port is added to the total distance.

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

The estimate travel time from Hanoi to Sapa is about 4h 40m. Note that traveling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Hanoi and Sapa may differ greatly There is usually more traffic between morning until afternoon during weekdays than during weekends.

Another important factor that may affect travel time is the type of bus. Premium or VIP buses are usually faster as they use motorways and call to fewer bus stations (if any) en route. Buses normally make short 10-30-minute breaks after a few hours of continuous travel to allow passengers use bathrooms, stock up on munchies and let bus attendants and the driver have rest.

Some premium buses have onboard toilets and the second driver. Nevertheless, usually they still make en route stops for a quick lunch or fuel refill.

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

The ticket price from Hanoi to Sapa can vary depending on the type of buses you choose. For a less expensive ticket consider non-air-conditioned or ordinary buses. Premium or luxury buses are more expensive but you can expect more comfort and some additional services like phone charging ports, personal entertainment system screens and toilets.

Hanoi to Sapa timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Hanoi to Sapa timetable of bus departure and arrival times.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Bus companies differ a lot in quality and service they provide. When choosing a bus company for you travels, do some basic research before you buy your tickets.

Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider. We also recommend you checking reviews on overall service quality of the bus companies serving this route.

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