Trains from Hanoi to Sapa

Trains from Hanoi to Sapa

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Hanoi to Sapa Train Schedule

Hanoi to Sapa Train Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
VTS Minibus 15pax Any timeVND 4,950k
Grouptour Upper Single Cabin 05:55 - 11:55VND 411k
Daiichi Travel VIP 24 06:30 - 12:50VND 440k
Grouptour VIP 22 09:45 - 15:45VND 460k
Techbus VN JSC VIP 22 10:00 - 15:30VND 436k
Techbus VN JSC VIP 22 13:30 - 19:30VND 455k
Grouptour Van 9pax 14:45 - 20:15VND 357k
Grouptour VIP 22 17:00 - 23:00VND 449k
Grouptour VIP 22 18:00 - 23:10VND 483k
Grouptour VIP 22 21:20 - 02:30VND 428k
Grouptour VIP 20 23:30 - 04:40VND 428k

Transportation from Hanoi to Sapa

Hanoi to Sapa Destination Reviews

Everything was great until an hour before arriving in Sapa we have the speaker in our berth start singing SUPER loud and making announcements. When we told one of the staff members she pointed at the switch on the wall to turn it off. They could have told us while boarding it could have been useful, we had to endure 20 minutes of very loud singing. Otherwise, the trip was great, on time and the train is comfortable enough we slept almost the whole journey.
Train #SP3 1st Class Sleeper, Laman Express, May 29, 2023
The train is an effective way of transportation if you need to get from point A to point B on time. The room is comfortable and spacious, with enough for two large suitcases and a smaller one beneath the bed. The travel itself was unpleasant; it seemed as if someone was shaking you in bed all night.
Train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, May 14, 2023
Very noisy train. Very stupid passenger in the cabin. They wanted to sleep all day long
Train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Apr 25, 2023
Efficient but basic. There was lots of noise all night and people coming and going etc. hard to get any sleep at all.
Train #SP3 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Apr 17, 2023
The journey and facilities were excellent and clean You are never going to get a great night's sleep on the bouncy, noisy train, but a good experience once.
Train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, VicSapa Train, Feb 3, 2023
There was no heating and it was cold. Still hot beverages and snacks were available. The shared WC was too small. Toilet paper was a available. The blanket provided was too thin for the cold weather. The cost was low for a 8hours trip. The personnel helpful and cheerful!
Train #SP3 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 20, 2022
The service was great from the time we checked in to the time we boarded the train. We booked with Laman for the first time and we were blown away by the private check in area at the hotel, where you can peacefully wait to board in their lounge area. And when it came time to board the train, Laman provided an escort to bring you directly to the correct train and boarding room. We were provided with water, sofa and snacks complimentary of Laman. The room and beds felt clean, however their washroom is a little small, but nothing worth complaining. We have booked our returning trip from Sapa to Hanoi with Laman as well!
Train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Dec 13, 2022
I booked first class but it didn’t feel like it. The carriage was quite old and didn’t feel clean at all. There was no proper sink to wash my face. The bed was ok. Not sure if they wash the beddings.
Train #SP3 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 12, 2022
Everything was great, apparently this was one of the most comfy night train rides we've ever had. Cabin was very clean, free snacks and drinks were provided and the staff was friendly. Train was also very much on time. Toilet was ok and not as dirty as we expected after reading some reviews. Even after spending the night on the train we felt quite relaxed in the morning. Would highly recommend!
Train #SP3 1st Class Sleeper, Laman Express, Nov 8, 2022
clean toilet. comfortable beds. a good choice of cabin. will choose Laman Express again when we are back
Train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Nov 5, 2022
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How to get from Hanoi to Sapa by Train

Taking a train to get from Hanoi to Sapa is a safe, fast, and scenic option to travel the country. On certain routes, there are multiple train departures per day every 10 to 15 minutes. This is typical for intercity travel, while for long distance train routes there are fewer scheduled departures – plan ahead to choose the one that fits your itinerary best.

For long distance train journeys, we recommend reserving your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Buying train tickets via our online booking system will allow you to choose and reserve the best Hanoi to Sapa tickets.

Buying your tickets online will help you secure the trip on the selected date and avoid queuing at the station.. When travelling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to a much higher demand. During high season, train tickets sell out quickly – do book as early as you can.

How far is it from Hanoi to Sapa?

Travelling by train, the distance from Hanoi to Sapa is 146 miles. Before setting
on for a train journey, have a look at the map to find out what tourist spots or landmarks you will pass by – maybe they are worth a quick stop?

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

Travel time from Hanoi to Sapa is estimated to be about 7h 55m. Trains ensure the fastest time to travel by land. As normally there is no congestion, the speed of travel is more or less constant and stops at train stations are rather short, train is almost always one of the quickest and safest ways to get from Hanoi and Sapa.

The most important thing that may affect train travel time is the type of train. Ordinary trains travel at a speed of about 40 mph or 65 km/h to 65 mph or 105 km/h. Some intercity trains with shorter distances between stations run slower than 40 mph. Even with these low speeds, it can still be faster than commuting by car, bus or taxi.

The speed of express trains can reach up to 100 mph or 160 km/h. Modern high-speed trains can run at speeds exceeding 250 mph or 400 km/h.

These speeds of travel together with relatively short stops between stations can greatly shorten the duration of your trip.

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

The train ticket price from Hanoi to Sapa varies depending on the types of trains or carriages available.

Some trains feature different types of carriages, seats and berths offering various amenities and level of comfort.

Basic passenger trains which are often non-air-conditioned and have wooden, hard or old seats are normally cheap. Premium or luxury trains and coaches have a higher ticket price but are equipped with air-conditioning, toilets, and large soft seats with sufficient legroom to make train rides comfortable.

Considering the distance travelled, train is the most affordable means of transport. Also, ticket prices include 2 or 3 bags – sometimes even more – per passenger.

Hanoi to Sapa timetable

Trains are great for long-distance travel. Double-check your travel itinerary and use the Hanoi to Sapa timetable above with train departure times and arrival times to find the best train for your route.

Best-Rated Companies for this Route

Unlike buses or taxis which have numerous companies offering their services, train service is usually offered by just one major company in each country. As railway service requires a large amount of infrastructure, most railway companies are government-owned and are a part of the national transport system.

One of the best advantages of travelling by train is that railway stations are often conveniently located within or very near major cities and urban areas. Immediately on arrival to their destination, travellers find themselves in close proximity to important facilities like hotels, supermarkets, and hospitals.

If you travel with a lot of bags and luggage, trains are your best option. Luggage weight limits on trains are rather flexible and allow you to carry multiple bags with you.

Special or luxury trains feature sufficient legroom which allows you to stretch your legs and relax. In comfort and space these train seats can be compared to business class airplane seats.

Similar to buses, trains can provide a variety of amenities to make your travel more comfortable and enjoyable. Modern trains have WIFI service, a snack counter and a drinking bar. Onboard toilets can be a life saver for travellers with queasy stomachs.

Lastly, unlike buses and other overland means of transport, trains are very rarely involved in accidents.