Buses from Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai

Buses from Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai

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Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai Bus Schedule

Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai Bus Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Sao Viet VIP Cabin 07:00 - 11:15VND 366k
Vietnam Railways Class II AC 21:35 - 05:15VND 256k
Chapa Express VIP Sleeper 22:00 - 05:55VND 2,282k

Transportation from Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai

Facts about the bus from Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai

Cheapest Bus$15
Fastest Bus4h 15m
Earliest Bus7:00 AM
Latest Bus11:00 PM
Daily Bus Routes0
Distance213 kilometers
Bus CompaniesSao Viet

Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai Destination Reviews

clean bus, friendly staff, they will stop every 2 hour, so you can go to rest room or buy food , but a little bit smelly. you will get a bottle of water and blanket, best sleeper bus i ever tried
Bus VIP Cabin lower berth, Sapa Express, Sep 23, 2023
The bus office and pickup place is next to the Cafe Phuong Linh (left side) if you are wondering. The sleeper bus was on time (though it stopped twice to pickup other passengers in the town). The seat was comfortable for a 1.75m height person like me though you still cannot fully stretch your legs. Aircond was working well and they give you a blanket too. There is no curtain (except on the windows) if your concern is about privacy but i still think overall it was a good experience with this price. Also, they stopped once after 3 hours ride at a nice R&R for you to grab dinner or some drinks if you don’t bring your own food.
Bus Sleeper 40, Daiichi Travel (Daiichi Travel), Sep 17, 2023
Don’t be above the wheels. It’s awful we didn’t sleep. When they say the bus arrives at 4, it really is and you have to leave the bus really express
Bus VIP Cabin, Full Moon Party Tour (Full Moon Party Tour), Sep 12, 2023
The bus was fine, although the chair to lift it up didn't work and neither did the window blinds. Bad employees, they treat you horribly for no reason. All the comments I read about the drivers were true. The bus company could talk to them, since you ask my opinion, take it into account and take action.
Bus VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Sep 11, 2023
We booked an express sleeper bus ticket from Hanoi to sapa. Someone came to pick us up from our hotel with a scooter, but there were two of us. The pick up person who speaks good English walked with us to the get on point. Our departure from Hanoi old quarter was a little late (around 30 mins?) but it didn’t bother us. The seat was comfortable and lengthy. I was able to sleep most of the bus ride. There were 3-4 time toilet break which was nice. A bottle of water and a vacuum sealed bread was given to each passenger. Bus drivers were nice. Although they didn’t speak English, they kindly notify everyone about toilet break etc with google translate. We arrived just after 2pm where the bus stopped in from of their office at sapa. I strongly recommend daiichi to whoever is deciding on bus provider in Vietnam.
Bus Sleeper 40, Daiichi Travel (Daiichi Travel), Sep 11, 2023
Good for the price, need to remove some cockroach. We'll take it next time
Bus Sleeper 40, Daiichi Travel (Daiichi Travel), Sep 8, 2023
The bus is comfortable but the team was so rude. They need to learn manners. Do get the night bus by the way, they drove crazy because they wanted to finish early and that is dangerous because the roads in sapa are very tricky.
Bus VIP 22, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Sep 7, 2023
The staff was real welcome and the bus stopped several times. The bus could be cleaned better
Bus Sleeper 40, Daiichi Travel (Daiichi Travel), Sep 3, 2023
Overall good and would book again. Given blanket was smelly and dirty and obviously used a couple of times. Staff was unfriendly but not rude. TV did not work Comfy bed, good blinds, driving style was decent.
Bus VIP Cabin, Full Moon Party Tour (Full Moon Party Tour), Aug 30, 2023
We have some problem with the pick up point at Hanoi Airport: the point Is not clear and we have some problem tò meet the driver
Bus VIP 22, Sapa Ethnic Travel (Công Ty TNHH Một Thành Viên Du Lịch Thiểu Số), Aug 27, 2023
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How to get from Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai 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 Lao Cai 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 Lao Cai?

Traveling by bus, the distance from Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai 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 Lao Cai by Bus?

The estimate travel time from Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai is about 4h 15m. 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 Lao Cai 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 Lao Cai by Bus?

The ticket price from Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai 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 Lao Cai timetable

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

Best Rated Companies for this Route

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