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From Hanoi SapaExpress to Sapa by bus

07:00
Hanoi SapaExpress
12:30
Sa Pa SapaExpress
5h 30m
15:00
Hanoi SapaExpress
21:00
Sa Pa SapaExpress
6h

From Hanoi SapaExpress to Lao Cai by bus

07:15
Hanoi SapaExpress
13:15
Sa Pa SapaExpress2, Lao Cai
6h
22:00
Hanoi SapaExpress
04:00
Sa Pa SapaExpress2, Lao Cai
6h

From Hanoi GreenLion to Lao Cai by van

07:00
Hanoi GreenLion
12:30
Sapa GreenLion, Lao Cai
5h 30m

From Hanoi to Sapa by train

21:35
HNO Hanoi
05:30
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 55m
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21:35
HNO Hanoi
05:30
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 55m
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22:00
HNO Hanoi
06:05
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
8h 5m
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From 21 Hang Thung to Lao Cai by bus

07:00
21 Hang Thung, Hanoi
12:50
Luong Dinh Cua Sapa, Lao Cai
5h 50m
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From Cua Dong Station to Sapa by van

07:00
Cua Dong Station, Hanoi
12:00
Sapa Union 17
5h
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From Hanoi SapaDragon to Sapa by bus

07:00
Hanoi SapaDragon
13:00
Sapa SapaDragon
6h
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22:00
Hanoi SapaDragon
04:00
Sapa SapaDragon
6h
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From Hanoi Sinh to Sapa by bus

07:00
Hanoi Sinh
12:30
Sapa Sinh
5h 30m
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22:00
Hanoi Sinh
03:30
Sapa Sinh
5h 30m
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From Hanoi SSB to Sapa by bus

06:30
Hanoi SSB
12:00
Sapa SSB
5h 30m
06:45
Hanoi SSB
12:45
Sapa SSB
6h
07:00
Hanoi SSB
13:00
Sapa SSB
6h
07:15
Hanoi SSB
13:15
Sapa SSB
6h
12:00
Hanoi SSB
17:30
Sapa SSB
5h 30m
21:40
Hanoi SSB
03:10
Sapa SSB
5h 30m
22:20
Hanoi SSB
03:50
Sapa SSB
5h 30m

From Hanoi SSB to Sapa by van

06:30
Hanoi SSB
12:00
Sapa SSB
5h 30m
06:40
Hanoi SSB
12:10
Sapa SSB
5h 30m
06:50
Hanoi SSB
12:20
Sapa SSB
5h 30m
07:00
Hanoi SSB
12:30
Sapa SSB
5h 30m
07:10
Hanoi SSB
12:40
Sapa SSB
5h 30m
07:20
Hanoi SSB
12:50
Sapa SSB
5h 30m
07:30
Hanoi SSB
13:00
Sapa SSB
5h 30m
14:30
Hanoi SSB
20:00
Sapa SSB
5h 30m
14:45
Hanoi SSB
20:15
Sapa SSB
5h 30m
15:00
Hanoi SSB
20:30
Sapa SSB
5h 30m

From Hanoi to Sapa by taxi

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Hanoi
Time
Sapa
4h 30m
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Hanoi
Time
Sapa
4h 10m
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Any
Hanoi
Time
Sapa
5h
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Any
Hanoi
Time
Sapa
5h
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Any
Hanoi
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Sapa
5h
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Hanoi
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Sapa
5h
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Hanoi
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5h
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Hanoi SapaExpress to Sa Pa SapaExpress Schedule

Hanoi SapaExpress to Sa Pa SapaExpress Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
DichungTaxi Economy 00:00 – 04:30VND 3,960k
Sapa Express VIP 20 07:00 – 12:30VND 368k
GreenLion Bus VIP 07:00 – 12:30VND 460k
Sapa Dragon Express VIP 27 07:00 – 13:00VND 313k
The SinhTourist Express 07:00 – 12:30VND 292k
Grouptour VIP 20 06:30 – 12:00VND 530k
Grouptour VIP 20 12:00 – 17:30VND 530k
Sapa Express VIP-Class 15:00 – 21:00VND 414k
Orient Express VIP Sleeper 21:35 – 05:30VND 1,655k
Sapa Express Semi Sleeper 22:00 – 04:00VND 276k
Sapa Dragon Express Sleeper 22:00 – 04:00VND 250k

Hanoi SapaExpress to Sa Pa SapaExpress destination reviews

3.8
1404 customer reviews
5
38%
4
32%
3
15%
2
8%
1
8%
BH
5
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express, Nov 12, 2019
Very comfortable bus, left on time, tour guide to help you along the way. Booking easy with 12go Asia.
AA
5
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, King Express, Nov 11, 2019
Good experience. If you come with your friend (4 people), It is really good.
DD
1
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express, Nov 11, 2019
Awful... made me pay for the whole cabin and at my arrival I can’t even get to choose which bed I want to sleep in. The train is noisy and not comfortable at all! They don’t listen to what you want to explain because they simply don’t care! Avoid the train and take a 20-seats bus, it’s cheaper and much more comfortable! For me, never again!!!!
CV
4
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express, Nov 11, 2019
Good trip, comfortable seats. Break on time, arrived as scheduled. Satisfied.
DK
2
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express, Nov 10, 2019
Disgustingly dirty bed. The only good part was that the train was on time.
MS
4
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Nov 9, 2019
Train was clean, but the journey was shaky. Got two bites from something (not mosquitos).
MW
5
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express, Nov 9, 2019
Excellent service the only downfall was the very windy road to sapa ( unavoidable) and tourists who were 50 minutes late when we were departing from Sapa . Out of the control of the company . Mr. Flowers and Aurora very good hosts and driver !
CS
5
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express, Nov 8, 2019
Great comfortable seats and service! Slept whole trip!
SV
2
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Nov 8, 2019
Train was very noisy, didnt sleep at all! We were lucky the 2 other people from the same cabin didnt came so we were alone. Its not clear where the top or bottom numbers are because on the outside of the cabin they display it differently then inside. Aircondiditioning was working so we were lucky i gues. Toilets were discusting and nasty
AS
5
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Pumpkin Express, Nov 2, 2019
Carriage was comfortable with free refreshments. Staff were friendly and helpful.
EB
2
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Nov 1, 2019
No one else booked the cabin, but I was asked to pay first 300,000 Dong, then 200,000, then 150.000 to be alone when actually no one booked. After I disagreed the guy working in the train came back trying to sell a transfer from the train station to sapa town. Very uncomfortable as a woman solo traveler!! The train is not comfortable either, stops very strong
JH
5
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express, Oct 31, 2019
The semi sleeper coach was a first for us - my wife and I both really enjoyed the experience. It’s a great way to travel.
CJ
4
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Oct 30, 2019
Beds are comfy enough - after all you’re only there to sleep- and the train ran on time. Staff not so helpful and poor level of English. Don’t use the toilet unless you’re desperate.
SJ
4
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express, Oct 29, 2019
Really nice bus, good tour guide but could have spoken louder for those at the back of the bus. Outside of windows could be cleaned for nicer view to appreciate the journey more. The roads are very bendy at the end and the driver could have gone a little slower and not overtaken on the bends.
LM
4
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Oct 28, 2019
Booking process and support from 12go Asia was great. No complications whatsoever and even had the 4 berth cabin to ourselves. The train itself is fine, beds are pretty hard but it’s a given you aren’t going to get a great nights sleep anyway. Bedding and cabin was clean and didn’t see any cockroaches or rats as others have said. The toilet wasn’t great, pretty smelly and not overly clean but fine. Would recommend for the price!
TN
4
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Oct 28, 2019
The train is good and well lit. As it's meter gauge, there's lot of swaying. But the train is fast enough it travels at about 50-60kph.
MV
5
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express, Oct 27, 2019
Excepcional service! We went to Sapa from Hanoi in the 7am bus, VIP 20 service. Clean bus, comfy seats, and friendly staff.
JS
2
van VIP, Grouptour, Oct 27, 2019
Driving dangerous. Drivers are rude. On our way back they menace to throw our luggage and not get us back to hanoi because we refused to change seats (on the ticket puts first come first seat we came the first and they shouted at us and threat us saying we won’t travel unless we chaged seats). Rude and agressive people.
RW
3
van VIP, Grouptour, Oct 25, 2019
We were on time 7:15 (pick up 7:30) bus was already gone and we had to wait. We needed to go in the back, we did not get any option. No eating allowed which I can understand. We arrived at a break point and driver suddenly got out and left, did not tell us how long the break would be. Driving like crazy in the mountains and almost made an accident. He did ask us were our hotel was and dropped us off so that was really nice.
SM
4
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Fanxipan, Oct 25, 2019
Cabin was really nice; we had a good sleep. Only thing: the toilet was really smelly and dirty even at the start and also the cabin was not cleaned very good: there was dirt under the bed.. therefor only 4 stars and not 5..

Popular Routes in Vietnam

How to get from Hanoi SapaExpress to Sa Pa SapaExpress

When you want to get from Hanoi SapaExpress to Sa Pa SapaExpress, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Train+taxi ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about VND 5,871,751. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as VND 250,007.

How far is Hanoi SapaExpress from Sa Pa SapaExpress?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Hanoi SapaExpress to Sa Pa SapaExpress. Your trip will be a total of 283 miles (454 km). The flying distance is 166 miles (267 km).

How long does it take to get from Hanoi SapaExpress to Sa Pa SapaExpress?

The travel time from Hanoi SapaExpress to Sa Pa SapaExpress can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 5 to 10 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Hanoi SapaExpress to Sa Pa SapaExpress?

The cost of the trip from Hanoi SapaExpress to Sa Pa SapaExpress varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as VND 250,007 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as VND 5,871,751.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Hanoi SapaExpress to Sa Pa SapaExpress:

  • Bus tickets - VND 250,007 to VND 530,006;
  • Van price : VND 420,007 - VND 460,006;
  • train+charter price: VND 1,540,011 - VND 2,570,009. From Hanoi to Sapa starting from 21:35 Hanoi until 22:00 Hanoi

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from VND 3,699,998 to VND 5,871,751.

How many trips per day are there between Hanoi SapaExpress and Sa Pa SapaExpress?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Buses start plying the route from 06:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 23:00. There are 22 available bus trips every day.
  • Vans from Hanoi to Sapa depart during the day - there are approximately 11 departures a day.
  • 6 by train+charter from Hanoi to Sapa starting from 21:35 Hanoi until 22:00 Hanoi

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Hanoi to Sapa any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Hanoi to Sapa is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Hanoi to Sapa. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as VND 3,699,998.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for travelling from Hanoi to Sapa. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Hanoi to Sapa.

Things to remember: while travelling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Hanoi SapaExpress to Sa Pa SapaExpress

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Hanoi SapaExpress to Sa Pa SapaExpress? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 703 decided to go for a bus.
  • 160 chosen train+charter
  • 133 opted for a van.
  • 4 decided to catch a taxi.