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Grouptour

3.0
1467 customer reviews
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Grouptour Schedule & Timetable

Sapa - Hanoi
Taxi Van 9pax
Taxi 20
Taxi i Sleeper
Taxi
Taxi 27
Hanoi - Sapa
Taxi Van 9pax
Taxi
Taxi 20
Taxi 27
Taxi i Sleeper
Hanoi - Ninh Binh
Taxi Van 9pax
Taxi
Taxi Standard AC
Ha Giang - Hanoi
Taxi Van 9pax
Taxi
Taxi 27
Taxi i Sleeper
Hanoi - Ha Giang
Taxi Van 9pax
Taxi i Sleeper
Taxi
Taxi 27
Ninh Binh - Hanoi
Taxi Van 9pax
Taxi
Hai Phong - Hanoi
Taxi Van 9pax
Taxi ress
Quang Ninh - Hanoi
06:45, 07:45, 08:45, 09:45, 10:45, 11:45, 12:45, 13:45, 14:45, 15:45, 16:45, 17:45
Hanoi - Hai Phong
Taxi Van 9pax
Taxi ress
Hanoi - Mai Chau
Taxi Van 9pax
Taxi Standard AC
Mai Chau - Hanoi
Taxi Van 9pax
Taxi Standard AC
Sapa - Dien Bien
18:00
Ninh Binh - Quang Ninh
06:30
Noi Bai Airport - Sapa
Taxi Minivan 4pax old
Taxi Van 7pax
Taxi Van 9pax
Taxi Van 16pax
Hanoi - Phongsali
16:30

About Grouptour

Quick company Intro
Grouptour is one of the countless private operators on the hugely popular tourist route connecting Hanoi with Sapa. With Grouptour you know that you’ll be arriving in the centre of Sapa and won’t have the hassle of changing in Lao Cai as is the case if you were to choose to make the trip by train.

Routes served by Grouptour
Grouptour offers one route only, making the scenic journey through the mountains to Sapa before heading back again to Hanoi. There are three buses each day leaving Hanoi for Sapa, departing at 06.30, 13.00, 22.00 which are scheduled to arrive at 12.00, 19.30 and 04.30 (the next morning) respectively. The trip will take 6 ½ hours and is priced at VND230,000 in either direction.

Visitors leaving Sapa for Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, have even greater choice. There are five buses every single day making the trip, leaving at 08.00, 13.00, 14.30, 15.30 and 22.00, which are scheduled to arrive in Hanoi throughout the day between 04.30 and 22.00. With such a variety of departure and arrival times, there is sure to be one which fits your schedule.

Pros
Grouptour tickets tend to be cheaper than those offered by its competitors so is a popular option for visitors on a budget. Prices are also far lower than train tickets between Hanoi and Sapa, with the added bonus of not having to change at Lao Cai and making the remainder of the trip by bus.

There are a very good range of services offered by Grouptour so there is bound to be at least one departure that will suit you, whether you need to arrive in Sapa in time for a trek or to make sure you don’t miss a flight from the airport in Hanoi.

Cons
Due to the low cost, Grouptour services are not always the highest quality. The buses themselves can be older than you’d find elsewhere and may not necessarily be as comfortable as you’d like.

Another major issue with travelling by bus is that delays are fairly common, it’s not unusual to arrive an hour or so late so bear this in mind if you are on a tight schedule. Even with delays the journey will still be quicker than catching the train though!

Keep in mind
Grouptour is one of the cheapest options for reaching Sapa from Hanoi and the service you receive can reflect this. If you’re cornered about the quality or comfort of the buses then you might want to consider paying a little more with another operator.

What travellers say
Grouptour is one of the most popular transport operators with budget travellers as it is a very cheap and fairly reliable service to take you to Sapa. Although it might not be as comfortable as a sleeper train, it costs less than half the amount and will get you there in less time as well. This makes it a popular choice with those visiting on a tight schedule.

Usually the biggest cause for complaints are delays and the comfort aboard the buses. Unfortunately, delays are commonplace across Vietnam, whether you are travelling by bus or train, and there is little that can be done to avoid this. It might make you feel better to know that even taking the almost inevitable delays into account, you’ll still almost certainly arrive at your destination more quickly than if you’d made the trip by train.

The comfort of Grouptour services is a common issue but is to be expected from a budget option. You can pay far more with other operators for a slightly better standard but whether you consider this worthwhile is entirely up to you.

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Grouptour Stations

Hanoi SSBSapa SSBDien Bien Phu Bus stationMuang KhuaCat Ba SSBHanoi SBHanoiHa GiangHa Giang SSBHanoi My DinhNinh Binh SSBSapaHalong Bay Tuan ChauCat BaNinh Binh City Hotel TransferHanoi AirportMai Chau BusFriendship PassLang SonHa Long SSBNinh Binh SBCat Ba SBMu Cang Chai SSBMai ChauTrang AnNinh Binh Hotel TransferMai Chau Valley View

Grouptour Company Reviews

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van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Mar 28, 2020
Es hat alles reibungslos geklappt. Trotz der weltweiten Pandemie
GT
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.
NN
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Mar 25, 2020
The bus I booked was cancelled. I was informed early enough to reschedule but 12goAsia was not very helpful here. I contacted the tour operator (Group Tour) directly and he got me a seat on a bus with a different company. Although I am glad and thankful for that, I ended up in a sleeper bus (which I intentionally did not choose for my original booking). Sitting is impossible due to height so one is forced to lie down. Quite sad when it’s daytime and you would like to see the landscape and very uncomfortable when driving up the Serpentines to Sapa. Departure and arrival were on time, but shortly after leaving Hanoi we stopped for almost 1 hour for no obvious reason. Turned out we were waiting for two passengers - with no explanation or excuse.
BV
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Mar 19, 2020
On a réservé un bus couchette et on a eu un min van avec des sièges inclinables. On devait arriver à 4 heures du matin et on nous a largué à 2 h du matin dans un quartier pas très net.
TJ
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Mar 16, 2020
Impossible to get hold of the company or at least someone who was part of the company to confirm our pick up location.
SY
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Mar 15, 2020
Wir hatten einen van gebucht. Als wir ankamen sollten wir in einen Bus einsteigen. Ich versuchte mehrmals klarzustellen, dass wir einen van gebucht haben, was uns leider nicht möglich war. Alles war dann so hektisch, man hatte wenig Verständnis dafür, dass wir nach der Fahrt zu dem Bus noch auf Toilette gehen wollten. Der Fahrer hat eine sehr spezielle Fahrweise, das ist bekannt die Bewertung zieht sich allerdings ausschließlich auf die Art und Weise wie damit umgegangen wurde, dass wir ein anderes Gefährt bekamen. Der van war auch teurer als der Bus.
PV
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Mar 12, 2020
Arrived two hours later, traveled with multiple buses, unclear communication.
LE
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Mar 12, 2020
Beaucoup trop nombreux pour un si long voyage Pas assez d'espace
RW
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Mar 5, 2020
We went with Grouptours from Hanoi to Mu Cang Chay. It was written that we had to be there 30 minutes earlier for boarding , but nobody appeared. The van arrived when it was about to leave. The price was good and the van was very comfortable. But we got dropped off 40 km before Mu Cang Chay in the Le Champ Resort and had to take a taxi for 15,- $! This wasn't written in the voucher. Because of this we lost 30,- $! Another thing was that the driver drove like crazy, so fast, always blowing his horn. One person throw up because of his way of driving! It was a bad experience...
GP
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
JK
Bus VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Feb 29, 2020
Best bus ever. Great driver too!
SL
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Feb 23, 2020
ถือว่าดีครับตอนไปคนเยอะเลยถือว่าโอเครครับ
JP
taxi Van 9pax, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Feb 23, 2020
Good driver He expected us in front of domestic terminal
MS
Bus VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Feb 23, 2020
Although the bus was reasonably clean, the crew was very unfriendly. Next to this we would leave Hanoi at 12 according to schedule but when we got to the meeting point we were told the bus was delayed. When we finally got on the bus it first drove across the whole of Hanoi to pick up people or to wait at the SaoViet office for no apparent reason. As a result we did not arrive in Sapa at 17.30 (which was the planning) but at 21h. Definitely would not recommend anyone to go with this touroperator.
GM
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Feb 20, 2020
Pleased with the transfer time,could have been reassured we were on the correct minibus after getting off once onto another bus then back off and back on the original bus,but we got there.
VK
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Feb 20, 2020
It was Věry nice,I Wanted to go earlier And they helped mě. I enjoy my way.
RG
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Feb 18, 2020
First off, we had no problem with the booking platform. This worked smoothly. Secondly, this is the cheapest way to travel in Vietnam is by the long haul sleeper buses. We booked through Grouptour on the platform but it was a Sao Viet office/bus we brought to when arriving at Grouptour; which was a bit confusing for us at first. We wished the booking platform noted this information as it is misleading. About the trip: While this trip was not great, it was what we needed to get to one place to another. We were transferred in 4 different buses which was a bit frustrating. The bus makes A LOT of stops along the way and picks up people on the route. The time length of trip noted is not accurate, therefore I would not recommend using this bus service if you have restricted time or made plans. The bus did not have a bathroom on it and the bus driver/assistant didn't really speak English which wasn't a huge issue, but still some language barrier when asking about the next stops. We didn't have an issue with overcrowding as others have noted. If you want an inexpensive way to travel, this is it but know what you are getting into.
JK
Bus VIP 27, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Feb 16, 2020
it was a nice trip
JK
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Feb 16, 2020
The bus was comfortable, but the driver went crazy fast and the road was extremely humping and tuning, so it was impossible to sleep and we were jumping up and down and falling left and right all the time. I almost vimted.
JK
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Feb 16, 2020
It was a nice trip on a sleeping bus. My husband didn't fit in to the bed (2 meters height) so he got a bigger place.
KM
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế 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.
KS
Bus Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Feb 14, 2020
Fajn servis ibkomunikace
KS
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Feb 12, 2020
Super zážitek i jizda
AK
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Feb 7, 2020
Didn’t even get a seat and had to sleep on the floor. WHAT a service!
CA
Bus VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Jan 16, 2020
บริษัทประสานงานกันไม่ดีเลย
NS
Bus VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Jan 14, 2020
ขับรถได้เวียนหัวใฃมาก
MM
Bus VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Jan 6, 2020
Sehr entspannt, sauber...
CS
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Jan 2, 2020
Too many stops to pick up and unload passengers which resulted in delay in arrival of bus at final destination.
JB
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Jan 2, 2020
We had no problems whatsoever. Everything went as stated on the confirmation we got from 12Go. There were a few pick-ups and stops along the way with local Vietnamese getting on. I'm sure we paid more than them but this is to be expected, there's always a tourist price vs local price in developing countries in general in all our experience traveling. The ride was comfortable for us and our 2 kids.
VC
Bus VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Jan 1, 2020
เวลาในการแวะพักรถน้อยเกินไป และไม่ตรงเวลา
SI
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Jan 1, 2020
Very good. Comfortable & clean, driver drive at reasonable safe speed.
HP
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 30, 2019
Overall happy with the journey, bus delayed by 1 hour.Need to improvise cleanliness.
MA
Bus VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 30, 2019
Bus arrive late an hour
LM
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 29, 2019
El viaje fue agradable . Lo negativo fue la espera de dos horas de retraso del bus
IB
Bus VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 27, 2019
We booked for 630am bus but the bus was late for an hour. Bus is comfy but the cleanliness could be better thou.
MB
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 27, 2019
Transport was good but they were 1 hour late
RL
Bus VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 24, 2019
I had traveled from that day and fully satisfied with your bus. But fully disappointed with your staff. I told them at least 10 times that my booking is for sa pa but i didn't go sa pa and you must drop me at lao cai but they don't call me when the bus arrive at lao cai and finally they drop me at sa pa. And advised that you should book a taxi and go back to lao cai. So that I book a taxi to lao cai and it costs 500000vnd. My time wasted and money also. Secondly- i was carrying two bags one of clothes and one another bag of approximate 8 kilograms of peanuts alone with me and i had handover both bag to your staff to keep it in baggage compartment in Hanoi. And when the bus arrive at sa pa i ask them but they give only my clothes bag and refused for another. I had checked all the bus but didn't find it. The boy whom i handover the bag in Hanoi has misbehave with me and blame me that I didn't gave them any another bag even I remind him that i had gave two bags at the same time in hanoi. So finally I go without my bag of peanuts which I was carrying from India. Fully satisfied with your bus because it was a very comfortable journey and fully disappointed with your careless and high attitude staff.
ML
Bus VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 23, 2019
Bus was late by an hour and took 3 hours longer than expected to arrive in Sapa. Other than that it was acomfortable trip. the facilities on the VIP 20 bus are great. We stopped for lunch and the selection of food was decent and tasty. Delays seemed because of lack of organisation in the office. We had a frantic admin lady in Hanoi sorting out multiple issues with multiple customers. She did her best and was as helpful and polite as one could expect. It is stated on 12goasia website that you should expect delays with this bus company, so we are not overly disappointed.
VK
Bus VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 20, 2019
Good service and good driver, I like it ,
MA
Bus VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 20, 2019
Very comfortable. It's not a flatbed as we thought it would be. But a reclining chair that goes all the way down. If you're taller than 5.8" you might find it hard to fully stretch yourself.
TS
Bus VIP 20, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 20, 2019
Bus is clean. However, booked departure at 1840hr but the bus depart at 1930hr. Driver do not speak English at all, made a few stops but we do not know what was going on or where we should stop
AG
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 19, 2019
Bus was late and we almost mist our transfer. Also the bus had no leg space. Thanks to the help of the driver we got of first so we did make it!
JJ
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 18, 2019
รถนั่งไม่ค่อยสบายเหมือน ซาปาเอกเพรส จอดบ่อย ที่นั่งแคบไป (คิงเอกเพรส)
AG
Bus Express, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 16, 2019
Bien ! Rendez-vous au point indiqué, le bus est venu nous chercher. La réceptionniste, très gentille, nous a demandé de patienter. Confiance absolue
GA
Bus Standard AC, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 16, 2019
Easy pickup and drop off but driver drove too dangerously. Many times I didn’t feel safe.
KL
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 15, 2019
รถมารับก่อนเวลาที่นัดหมาย น่าจะเป็นรถของบริษัทอื่นมารับแทน แวะตลอดทาง ทำให้ไปถึงล่าช้าไปเกือบชั่วโมง แต่ไม่มีปัญหาอะไร ได้เข้าไปเที่ยวในจุดอื่นมากขึ้น นั่งสบายกว่ารถขามาจากฮานอยเยอะ มีผู้โดยสารแค่ 2 คนเอง สรุปสะดวก สบายดี ราคาก็โอเคร
EC
van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 14, 2019
I expected more room for myself, not sharing my seat with 2 other people. Good because I could drop off in my hotel and I do appreciate it. During all the mails we had, they were very nice and helped me a lot.
์T
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 13, 2019
1.รถออกไม่ตรงเวลาที่จอง 2.พนง.แจ้งว่าต้องเปลี่ยนรถกระทันหัน 3.พนง.สื่อสารไม่ได้
MI
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 12, 2019
出発時間は遅れたが、到着予定時間より早く到着した。
JT
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 11, 2019
รถออกไม่ตรงเวลา
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