Hanoi to Sapa @ train, bus Apr 30, 2017

10 trips (THB 376 — 5,766)

From Hanoi SapaExpress to Sapa by bus

06:45
Hanoi SapaExpress
12:15
Sa Pa SapaExpress, Lao Cai
5h 30m
฿ 612
× 2 = ฿ 1,224
Only 9 seats left!

From Hanoi to Sapa by train

06:10
Hanoi
15:46
Lao Cai
9h 36m
Instant Refund
฿ 376
× 2 = ฿ 752
  available
21:30
Hanoi
05:25
Lao Cai
7h 55m
Instant Refund
฿ 997
× 2 = ฿ 1,994
  available
22:00
Hanoi
06:20
Lao Cai
8h 20m
Refund
฿ 5,766
× 2 = ฿ 11,532
Only 4 seats left!
22:00
Hanoi
06:20
Lao Cai
8h 20m
Refund
฿ 3,936
× 2 = ฿ 7,872
Only 4 seats left!
22:00
Hanoi
06:20
Lao Cai
8h 20m
Instant Refund
฿ 725
× 2 = ฿ 1,450
  available

From Hanoi to Sapa by train+taxi joint ticket

21:40
Hanoi
05:35
Lao Cai
7h 55m
Refund
 
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
Any
Lao Cai
Time
Sapa
1h
Refund
  vehicle, all incl
Total
3h 20m
฿ 3,453
× 2 = ฿ 6,906
#SP1
21:40
Hanoi
05:35
Lao Cai
7h 55m
Refund
 
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
Any
Lao Cai
Time
Sapa
1h
Refund
  vehicle, all incl
Total
3h 20m
฿ 2,282
× 2 = ฿ 4,564
22:00
Hanoi
06:20
Lao Cai
8h 20m
Refund
 
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
Any
Lao Cai
Time
Sapa
1h
Refund
  vehicle, all incl
Total
3h
฿ 3,838
× 2 = ฿ 7,676

From Hanoi SSB to Sapa by bus

06:30
Hanoi SSB
12:00
Sapa SSB, Lao Cai
5h 30m
฿ 725
× 2 = ฿ 1,450
Only 8 seats left!

How to get to Sapa from Hanoi

Why Go to Sapa

Sapa is the favorite destination in Vietnam for those interested in trekking, homestays and the culture of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities. Established as a French hill station in the 1920’s, Sapa boasts incredible views of steep valleys lined with terraced rice paddies and on a clear day one can see the country’s highest peak - Fansipan. There are numerous trekking tours based out of Sapa with many including homestays at the local ethnic groups. Travelers can also visit the colorful Bac Ha market and browse the beautiful embroidered goods of the tribes from the surrounding hills that converge here on the weekends. Don’t forget to bring a good jacket as during the winter months this is one of the coldest places in Vietnam and recently has even been known to experience snowfall.

From Hanoi to Sapa

There is currently no airport in the region so travelers make the journey from Hanoi to Sapa via train or bus. It has long been one of the most popular overnight trains in the country with a number of more luxurious private train cars offering travelers varying degrees of comfort and relaxation on the night train. The train comes to a stop at Lao Cai station, about 35km from Sapa Town and there is no shortage of transportation options to transfer between the two.

From Hanoi to Sapa by Train

Hanoi to Sapa is the most popular and unique train route in Vietnam as it is serviced not only by Vietnam National Railways but also by more than a half dozen private train operators of varying degrees of comfort. Some are simply a cleaner, calmer and more relaxing way to spend the night traveling from Hanoi to Sapa while others are surprisingly luxurious and offer amenities you would not expect to find in a developing country. The level of comfort is reflected in their prices and most travelers say that the cost is certainly worth arriving in Sapa relaxed, well-rested and ready to explore the countryside. Vietnam railways has soft berths with 4 beds per cabin for USD$19. Prices on the private railways vary from $33.75 for VIP Sleeper cabins with 4 berths to $86.85 for VIP Sleeper cabins with 2 berths. All private trains will provide you snacks, drinks and a much softer bed to sleep in. They will also have wine, beer and meals available for purchase which are of a higher quality than the standard Vietnam Railways fare. The most luxurious for traveling from Hanoi to Sapa is Victoria Express which has a private lounge at the Hanoi railway station and their train cars include a bar, dinning room and library.

Trains from Hanoi to Sapa depart from the Tran Quy Cap street entrance to the Hanoi railway station, it should be noted that this is not the main entrance on Le Duan street. Passengers with the private railways to Sapa will need to exchange their vouchers for actual tickets at the respective company offices which open 1-2 hours before departure. Your voucher will give directions to the office which will be either in the Hanoi train station or across the street nearby. The majority of your fellow passengers will also be exchanging tickets and staff members at the station or other ticket booths should be able to point you in the right direction. English language skills may be very basic so remember to speak slowly, smile often and you will find the proper counter.

Departure times for the night train from Hanoi to Sapa are 9:40 and 10:00pm. All private train cars are attached to normal Vietnam National Railways trains and run on the same schedule which gives them arrival times of 5:35 and 6:20am respectively. There is a third train from Hanoi to Sapa that departs at 6:10am and arrives at 3:45pm. This train offers only a few dozen soft seats and the rest are hard wooden bench style seats which are quite uncomfortable for journeys of any length.

The train station is in the town of Lao Cai, about one hour outside of Sapa. Options for this transfer to Sapa include taxi, public shuttle and private charter. Shortly before arrival a woman will walk through the train offering to sell you tickets for the public shuttle to Sapa. Prices will vary widely from under $5 to more than $15. We can never advise to buy a ticket before actually seeing the vehicle for this sort of thing but there have not been many reports of scams at Lao Cai station. Should you choose this mode of transport be prepared for the shuttle to be overcrowded and driving to be a little too fast for the very winding roads. Another option is the regular taxi, be ready to share this with as many passengers as can fit for between $20-$30. The easiest way is to hire a private charter van or car to Sapa which can be arranged for at around $35-$50 depending on the number of passengers

From Hanoi to Sapa by Bus

A number of bus companies operate bus services from Hanoi to Sapa. Most will either depart or offer to pick you up from the Old Quarter and around Hoan Kiem Lake and will drop you off in Sapa Town but exact locations will vary. The trip should last about 6 hours, departing in either early morning or late night. There are no bathrooms on the busses but most will make one quick rest stop during the trip from Hanoi to Sapa.

From Dien Bien Phu to Sapa by Bus

Going from Dien Bien Phu to Sapa there are several small companies offering minivan and bus services. The journey to Sapa on the winding and less than perfect road lasts about 10 hours and should cost under $10. Enquire at your hotel for booking.

Where to Stay in Sapa

Your choices for lodging in Sapa can generally be split into two categories - hotels and homestays. Hotels range between cheap affairs aimed at budget local tourists for around $5 per night to luxury hotel and spas that can cost hundreds of dollars. Sapa itself is quite small with only a few main roads so there is really no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ area to stay. New hotels are popping up every year and these are usually the ones which can be counted on to have fully functioning amenities.

Homestays in Sapa and the surrounding communities are popular among travelers looking for a more unique experience. Some feel like real family homes while many more closely resemble a youth hostel in which you sleep on a thin mat on the floor and go without luxuries such as heat and running water. Usually locally cooked meals are included with the homestay but you should ask ahead if you want truly authentic food otherwise you will end up with toast and eggs for breakfast.

Things to Do in Sapa

Trekking around the trails around Sapa can be a great way to experience both the scenery and culture. You should hire a guide through your hotel and many trekking tours in Sapa include a one night homestay. Most guides are local women and don’t be surprised when you struggle to keep up as you traverse the slippery paths. Your guide may be sporting homemade flip flops, but sturdy footwear is recommended. More serious hikers may want to try to climb up to the peak of Fansipan - Vietnam’s tallest mountain. A guide is required for this and authorities control entrance to the route.

Independent travellers may want to rent a bike and explore the towns and trails near Sapa on their own. Motorcycles can be rented from your hotel and the tourist information center in the middle of Sapa has good maps. Many towns have pay stations where you can park your bike and head off on the local trails. During the high season you certainly won’t be alone and there will be plenty of people around to guide you should you need directions.

On Sundays, the nearby Bac Ha market has a great selection of local arts and crafts as ethnic groups from the surrounding area converge for the day. The most colorful group is known as the Flower H’moung who get their name from the many layers of colorful clothing they wear. The market is best known for traditional embroidery which makes for a great souvenir.

Other activities include cooking classes to learn local H’moung dishes, tours to the nearby waterfall known as Heaven’s Gate and paddle boating around Sapa lake. Tourism is the main focus of Sapa so you will have no problem arranging any activity from even the most basic guesthouse or cafe and you may even be surprised by the level of English spoken by most people as it is much higher than average for the country.

Onward Travel from Sapa

Trains from Sapa to Hanoi depart from Lao Cai station at 8:35 and 9:10pm and will cost the same. For those wishing to travel to Laos you may arrange for a minivan or bus to first take you to Dien Bien Phu (10 hours) and then onward to Laos. We would recommend taking the morning bus from Sapa to Dien Bien Phu, enjoying an evening in there and then continuing on in the morning. This may be preferable to taking an overnight bus from Sapa as the road is not very good and you will not get much sleep. Tickets for the entire journey should be purchased jointly at your guesthouse and please remember to get a receipt.

Passenger reviews out of total 1,664 passengers traveled with us on this route

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★★★ Apr 25, 2017 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express)
★★☆☆☆ Apr 21, 2017 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Chapa Express) :
Prijs kwaliteit benaming VIP sleeper onwaardig!
★★★★☆ Apr 18, 2017 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express) :
We had a return ticket to Sapa. Booking over 12go.asia was nice and easy. On the way to Sapa we were in a 8B coach ant it was brilliant, however our return coach was 8A. It was much smaller and thus not that comfortable. All in all experience was good, would recommend.
★★★★☆ Apr 15, 2017 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Pumpkin Express) :
Train was great, a real adventure. Was rocky but bed very comfortable and slept well. Toilet and washing facilities are what you'd expect on a train but sufficient. 12go.asia were great for arranging the booking but the directions to the ticket office were misleading and we struggled at the station. Glad we arrived 1.5hrs before the train.
★★★★☆ Apr 13, 2017 (train #LC3 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways) :
Easy booking system. We took the daytime train from Hanoi to Lao Cai which cost 144,000 for AC. Very comfortable; food and drinks trolley kept coming round, good selection and good prices. Toilet was acceptable; no smell!
★★★★☆ Apr 10, 2017 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express) :
Generally it was a good trip. The bed was quite comfortable and clean. Some snacks and water were provided. Booking was very easy. Look out for local men who walks you to the ticket office area, calls someone for your tickets and then demand 100 000 dongs for their services. Also we had a booking for particular carriage and beds, but ended up moved to another carriage as ours was full. Moreover, we had to exchange booking voucher for the actual tickets with the "help" of a local guy even though the voucher says it can be used as a ticket.
★★★★★ Apr 7, 2017 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
All went smooth. Got the tickets, printed them, no hassle at the train station. Beds were as comfortable as can be expected. Ised one of the private cars on the way back,not worth the higher price.
★★★★☆ Apr 4, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express)
★★★★☆ Apr 3, 2017 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways)
★★★☆☆ Mar 28, 2017 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express) :
the train was clean and comfortable, but at the raillstation was very difficult meet the righ train, nobady tell us information about the organization before the departure.
★★★☆☆ Mar 27, 2017 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express) :
The ride was ok and comfortable enough but if the price were lower, I were rate it higher.
★★★★☆ Mar 26, 2017 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
Sleeping beds were really comfortable. Staffs on board were very helpful too! But restroom can definitely be improved.
★★★★★ Mar 21, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
Very comfortable way to travel to Sapa. Wish western countries would have buses like these.
★★★★★ Mar 20, 2017 (van VIP, Grouptour) :
Very nice and comfortable! Highly recommended
★★★★★ Mar 16, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
By far the most comfortable transport we have had in a month of traveling SE Asia.
★★★☆☆ Mar 12, 2017 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express) :
A bit worn carriage Ok trip ran on time and managed to sleep
★★★☆☆ Mar 11, 2017 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Orient Express) :
Oriental Express excessively overpriced for what you get. Toilets dreadful.
★★☆☆☆ Feb 20, 2017 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
I purchased a 2 bed VIP on sp4 and got put on car #13 last one. the train very old the door would not shut properly and it had 4 beds.I would not recommend Go Asia to book with.
12Go response:

Dear Catherine Fraser

We apologize for any misunderstanding but 2 bed VIP berths do not exist and we make this clear with pictures of the cabin and the following note which is shown during the booking process and on the receipt you receive:

IMPORTANT: On Vietnam Railways 1st Class Sleepers are 'soft' beds with four (4) berths per cabin. VIP
Sleepers with 2 berths per cabin are ONLY on the privately run railway cars.

★★★★★ Feb 11, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
Goede bus met lekkere brede stoelen. Een verademing tov andere bussen.
★★★★★ Feb 10, 2017 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, King Express)
★★☆☆☆ Feb 9, 2017 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Orient Express) :
The train ride itself was not too bad. Would recommend paying extra and getting a private sleeper cabin if you are two people. The four sleeper cabins looked very cramped. Trying to find the place to collect tickets was a pain as there is more than one train station although only one train line. Most taxi drivers will take you to the wrong train station so make sure to show them the address.
★★★☆☆ Feb 5, 2017 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
Very easy to book. Beds are quite hard and loud music was played randomly throughout the entire journey. Night trains are always an interesting experience! However it was an easy and reasonably comfortable way to travel.
★★★★★ Feb 3, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
Comfortable busses, good price, two stops between Hanoi and Sapa. Free pick up in the Old Quarter.
★★★★★ Jan 31, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
Most comfortable bus ever! And I have seen many of those. It's almost like Business class seats. Good service as well. Great trip especially in Asia.
★★★★★ Jan 27, 2017 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
It was a good, on time service. The train, bedding, toilet and wash area were all clean. Lighting is good. We were in a compartment for 4 people but one of the other beds was not used at all, and someone came on the 3rd bed for just a few hours, so mostly we had the compartment to ourselves which was nice. The beds are not quite long enough for moderately tall westerners, but we are in Asia so that is understandable. If someone is very tall then I think they might want to be aware of this.
★★★★★ Jan 24, 2017 (van VIP, Grouptour)
★★★★★ Jan 21, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express)
★★★★★ Jan 20, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
Really good, great seats, got a snack and it was quick :)
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2017 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
Quite apart from the fact that buying train tickets was 10x easier through this site than if I had had to do it myself (I don't speak Vietnamese), the information provided with the ticket was so helpful with directions to the station etc.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 15, 2017 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, King Express) :
Very small hardly any space, lack of room for suitcases. The toilets were disgusting. People in the next cabin were very noisy for hours into the night. Very shaky train and lots of stops. We booked 2 lower berths and one top berth but another person said they had a lower berth. Thankfully they let us have the lower beds. The good thing was the bed was comfortable. Staff very nice.
★★★★☆ Jan 15, 2017 (bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour)
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2017 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 3, 2017 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express)
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2017 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Orient Express) :
Was prima te doen ????
★★★★★ Jan 1, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
On time. Clean. Friendly and a lot of space. This is how travelling should be!
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, King Express)
★★★☆☆ Dec 26, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
Booking process smooth and easy. Train was fine. Slept well. Bathroom was bad.
★★☆☆☆ Dec 24, 2016 (bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour) :
Ticket office turned into a bar/restaurant so was unsure that we were even catching a bus. We were then collected an hour before stated ticket exchange time so lucky we were early. A man on a scooter then took us to three locations before we were in the right spot and caught bus. Bus facilities and ride was good but arrived at 4am and remained at the bus stop until 6am with no instructions. Only 'toilet' stop on the way was the side of a main road.
★★★★★ Dec 23, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
Beds not soft (average in Vietnam) Cabin, toilets, beds and blankets CLEAN.
★★★★☆ Dec 21, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways)
★★★☆☆ Dec 15, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Fanxipan) :
As expected, not luxe, cabin was ok, but the toilet was terrible.
★★★☆☆ Dec 11, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
Good, reliable service. Cabin clean, bed not too comfortable. Difficult to sleep because of jolting of train.
★★★☆☆ Dec 1, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Orient Express) :
Cabin was the old wooden style, but was a 4 berth used for 2 people rather than a dedicated 2 berth. Toilets could be cleaned more often! Station location not clearly described on the booking. Good quality but somewhat overpriced.
★★★★★ Nov 20, 2016 (van VIP, Grouptour) :
Vers nice trip good driver and on time.
★★★★★ Nov 7, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Orient Express) :
12goasia were great. I was a little worried but had no need to be. Train from Hanoi to Lao Cai was very comfortable. Had a pretty good sleep. Take ear plugs and you should be OK. Even the toilet was acceptable.
★★★★★ Nov 4, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express) :
Everything went perfect. Comfortable clean bed, easy to sleep. Complementary cookies and water offered.
★★★★☆ Oct 24, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, King Express)
★★★★★ Oct 21, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express) :
Comfortable, clean. No delays. Lovely experience!
★★★★☆ Oct 20, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express) :
We found this trip comfortable and quite well-appointed, but the food service was rather perfunctory. The single gripe we have would be difficult for Sapaly to eliminate: an elephantine snoring performance from a co-traveller! Whadyado at midnight, after nearly 2 hours of that? Well, I let him have it, banged the wall near his head to scare the s*** out of him, then verbally balled him out, Another co-traveller thought me heavy-handed, but - in a shared space - I reckon it's entirely up to the snorer to change his ways - go for a walk, get advice re his problem, whatever. Anyway, it fixed the problem (for 3 hours; then I was getting ready to start chucking light missiles... but the journey ended...)
★★★★☆ Oct 5, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Fanxipan) :
The Restop may not be that easy to find to change the tickets, but otherwise an overall very good trip!
★★★★☆ Oct 3, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
Everything ok, but beds wasn't as soft as they supposed to be.
★★★★☆ Sep 2, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, King Express) :
Clean and soft bed. Good bed! Trains shakes a lot.
★★★☆☆ Aug 18, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 15, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express) :
I put 3 stars because in our cabin we haven't welcome pack ( water, bananas and cookies ). The rest was ok
★★★★☆ Aug 15, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
Train was a little old, but nothing you couldn't handle. Beds were provided with linen and pillow, and the seemed clean. The only issue is that the train moves so much on that line, much more than the line Hue-Hanoi, for example. However, the AC was on all night long, so the temperature was OK and I could sleep almost al the trip.
★★★★☆ Aug 10, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 6, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, King Express) :
Clean and soft matrasses. Coffee or tea. Clean toilet. Bad sleep because train was shaking too much and making a lot of noise
★★★★★ Aug 5, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express) :
Very nice trip! Comfortable and clean. 5 stars!
★★★★★ Aug 4, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express)
★★★★☆ Jul 25, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express)
★★★☆☆ Jul 16, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express) :
Small but clean beds!
★★★★★ Jun 9, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
It was very comfortable!
12Go response:

Thank you very much to make a booking ticket with us.
Hope you will be back to use our website again in the future trip.

Have a nice trip

★★★★★ Jun 5, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Chapa Express) :
Helpful staff, clean cabins and bathroom. No issues with either the booking service or the journey - can not ask for anything better!
★★★★★ Jun 5, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Victoria Express) :
My wife and I enjoyed the journey very much and the service was impeccable. I’d recommend going to pick up your tickets early in Hanoi and enjoy a cocktail in the Victoria Lounge – great views.
★★★★★ Jun 2, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train) :
Clean, comfortable train. I am happy that we can get taxi with 12go, made morning arrival no stress.
★★★★★ Jun 1, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express) :
We booked with 12go.asia after falling to get tickets with other sites and I think we made the right choice! Easy to exchange voucher for tickets at station, took no time at all. We were in a 4 berth cabin with another couple, very nice travellers and the trip was enjoyable. Book your taxi to sapa in advance if you can as the touts in lao cai station can be pushy.
★★★★☆ Jun 1, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways)
★★★★★ May 31, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Fanxipan) :
I was put off at first because the outside of the car looked like all the others but inside was a whole different world, well worth the few extra dollars to travel in style and get some solid sleep. Booking and getting the tickets in Hanoi was fast and easy, thanks!
★★★★★ May 31, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Victoria Express) :
I was hesitant because of the price but it really is a top notch hotel and train service, best part of our trip to Vietnam
★★★★★ May 30, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Fanxipan) :
Nice journey, 12go was most helpful in arranging both the train and the transfer to Sapa from the station.
★★★★☆ May 30, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express) :
Train on time but not a smooth ride. Mattress and sheets are clean, staff very active.
★★★★★ May 29, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, King Express) :
Booking and ticket pick up couldn't be easier, train as advertised. The journey was a bit bumpy but the beds were nice enough and we could get some sleep – so well worth it!
★★★★★ May 26, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Chapa Express) :
It departed and arrived on time, we slept for most of it and cannot comment on the staff but everything seemed to be fine. Would highly recommend to others.), (
★★★★☆ May 23, 2016 (train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, King Express) :
The train wasn’t super luxurious although I can say it was a step up from the Vietnam states trains we took last week. Bathroom was clean and useable, which is impressive for se asia!
★★★★★ May 19, 2016 (train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Orient Express) :
Perfect trip, the refreshments were a nice touch and easy to buy more on the train.

News @ Sapa

21 November 2016

Provincial authorities in Quang Nam have given the green light for Hoi An to launch shuttle services from the town’s bus station. A spokesperson for the People’s Committee said all the council in Hoi An had do was acquire the necessary vehicles and launch the service.

14 November 2016

A Hanoi development company recently reached agreement with the Hello Kitty brand proprietors on the construction of a theme park in the city. The memorandum of understanding between Sanrio Wave and the BRG Group could see Vietnam’s first international theme park launch in two years.

07 November 2016

The Vietnam National Tourism Bureau has confirmed that foreign nationals will soon be able to apply for visitor visas online. Local news sources reported last month that the Vietnamese government had agreed in principal to set up an e-visa application portal.