Trains from Hanoi to Sapa

Trains from Hanoi to Sapa

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Hanoi to Sapa Schedule

Hanoi to Sapa Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
VTS Comfort Any time$ 165.73
Sapa Group Bus VIP 22 06:45 - 12:35$ 18.02
Sao Viet VIP Cabin 08:30 - 14:00$ 18.02
Grouptour VIP 22 10:16 - 18:16VND 529k
Grouptour VIP 22 12:30 - 18:30VND 863k
Grouptour VIP 9 Express 14:51 - 22:51VND 575k
Grouptour VIP 22 16:01 - 00:01VND 529k
Grouptour VIP 22 18:30 - 00:30VND 483k
Grouptour VIP Sleeper 41 21:42 - 05:42VND 363k
Laman Express VIP Sleeper 4x 22:00 - 06:05$ 28.03

Transportation from Hanoi to Sapa

Hanoi to Sapa Destination Reviews

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
Service was great - lady behind the counter spoke English very well, she gave us water and we waited in hotel lounge. Than she escorted us to our train and our train cabin. We shared a cabin with two other travelers. Beds and cabin was clean except top shelves were a bit dusty. In a train was small snack, coke, water and wet tissues for everyone. AC could be stronger (top beds were little bit hot). Ride with a train was a little bit bumpy and noisy but we counted on it… we would appreciate earplugs in a service packet. Train arrived on time.
Train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Oct 16, 2022
Very confiable trip. On time to leave Hanoi and at arrival to SAPA. Beds are little hard.
Train #SP3 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Oct 11, 2022
Overall fine experience travelling by night train from Hanoi to Sapa. Cabin was clean, beds hard and there was a lot of noise from the train. We tried to book the private cabin but couldn’t through the site. Ended up with a private cabin though (by paying extra at arrival).
Train #SP3 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Oct 8, 2022
Easy booking service, easy to find the train with the information panels and great timw in the train.
Train #SP3 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Sep 18, 2022
The cabin looked completely different as in the pictures. The bed were extremely uncomfortable. The entire ride was bumpy so no good sleep possible.
Train #SP3 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Sep 7, 2022
12go is very responsive and fast
Train #SP1 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Aug 27, 2022
The service was great, we got collected at the hotel and brought to our cabin but.. we reserved a cabin in the middle but got one at the end close to the door and toilet this led to a lot of noise. People were always standing here and talking, the door and windows were open so we heard outside noises very well, the door to the toilet was constantly slamming and the door connected to our cabin was also making a lot of noise. Ac was also not working properly. But it was nice that there were complimentary drinks and a banana waiting for us in the cabin. I did not get more sleep than 1 hour and would probably not go again with this night train.
Train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Aug 15, 2022
Train is beautiful and good experience. Easy to sleep and not tried in 7hr riding time. I feel ticket counter is little difficult to find, but it's not serious.
Train #SP3 1st Class Sleeper, Sapaly Express, Oct 13, 2020
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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 151 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 19m. 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.