Buses from Hanoi to Sapa

Buses from Hanoi to Sapa

Hanoi to Sapa Schedule

Hanoi to Sapa Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
OUROS Travel VIP Van 9pax Any timeVND 5,350k
Grouptour VIP 9 Express 06:24 - 14:24VND 598k
Sao Viet VIP Cabin 08:30 - 14:00VND 418k
Grouptour VIP 22 10:24 - 18:24VND 529k
Sao Viet VIP Cabin 13:30 - 19:00VND 418k
Grouptour VIP 9 Express 14:31 - 22:31VND 633k
Sao Viet VIP Cabin 16:00 - 21:30VND 418k
Grouptour VIP 22 21:48 - 05:48VND 529k
Laman Express VIP Sleeper 4x 22:00 - 06:05$ 27.98

Transportation from Hanoi to Sapa

  • Buses
    $ 16
  • Trains are not avaliable
  • Ferries are not avaliable
  • Flights are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable

Hanoi to Sapa Destination Reviews

it takes 2hours more than schedule but pretty cozy and comfortable The AC was also satisfied
Bus VIP 9 Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Aug 8, 2022
We were supposed to leave at 2:36 pm, and we leave at 3. Then, the bus made a lot of breaks to pick up other people in the city, so it delayed the arrival. We could have taken the bus at another stop in the city, at 4 pm instead of going to the agency at 2:36.
Bus VIP 9 Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Aug 6, 2022
The bus is truly comfortable, but travelling during day time with 4 children and not being allowed any snack for 7 hours is not ideal. Our bag of snacks was not allowed and taken from us when we entered. I can understand they want to keep the bus clean but keep travelling comfortable ánd realistic. If the busdriver stops (multiple times) for a leak, a smoke or to buy himself a pack of smokes, why not have 10 min break somewhere just for the passengers to have some kind of snack.
Bus VIP 22, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Aug 6, 2022
The cabins were great but the service wasn't very kind. We arrived to Sapa at 3"30 am, and they threw us out of the bus. Other companies allowed passengers stay sleeping until 6 am in the cabus, until hotels receptions were open. .
Bus VIP Cabin, Sao Viet (Sao Việt), Aug 5, 2022
On time. Comfy.
Bus VIP 28, Sapa Express, Aug 2, 2022
The bus was dirty and full of garbage. The stops were too long…
Bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Jul 29, 2022
Bus is clean an comfortable. The team is very friendly. And everything was very punctual. We can recommend that bus. The only point: it would be nice if you could tell all the guests in the beginning to wear masks. One lady next to us seemed sick and was coughing all the time. Hopefully we are not sick now because we both feel a scratching in the throat wince today.
Bus VIP 28, Sapa Express, Jul 26, 2022
The Sao Viet bus was like travelling business class on a aeroplane. The cabins were spacious, modern and clean.
Bus VIP Cabin, Sao Viet (Sao Việt), Jul 26, 2022
Departed Hanoi 1+ hour later than scheduled and one of our seats recliner did not work. Ok experience overall getting to Sapa as everyone worked hard to make it happen for all Travellers.
Bus VIP 22, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Jul 24, 2022
Our first save Bus drive in Vietnam. Highly recommended
Bus VIP 28, Sapa Express, Jul 21, 2022
830 customer reviews

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 5h 30m. 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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