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From Hanoi GreenLion to Lao Cai by van

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

From Hanoi SapaExpress to Sapa by bus

06:30
Hanoi SapaExpress
12:00
Sa Pa SapaExpress
5h 30m
15:00
Hanoi SapaExpress
21:00
Sa Pa SapaExpress
6h

From Hanoi SapaExpress to Lao Cai by bus

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

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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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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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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#SP1
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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22:00
HNO Hanoi
06:05
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
8h 5m
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22:00
HNO Hanoi
06:05
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
8h 5m
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22:00
HNO Hanoi
06:05
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
8h 5m
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22:00
HNO Hanoi
06:05
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
8h 5m
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22:00
HNO Hanoi
06:05
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
8h 5m
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22:00
HNO Hanoi
06:05
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
8h 5m
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22:00
HNO Hanoi
06:05
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
8h 5m
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22:30
HNO Hanoi
06:33
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
8h 3m
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From Hanoi to Sapa by train+taxi joint ticket

21:35
HNO Hanoi
05:30
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 55m
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This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
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Lao Cai, Sapa
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Sapa
1h
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8h 55m
#SP1
21:35
HNO Hanoi
05:30
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 55m
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Lao Cai, Sapa
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Sapa
1h
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8h 55m
22:00
HNO Hanoi
06:05
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
8h 5m
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Lao Cai, Sapa
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Sapa
1h
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Total duration
9h 5m

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
12:30
Sapa SapaDragon
5h 30m
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22:00
Hanoi SapaDragon
03:30
Sapa SapaDragon
5h 30m
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From Gia Lam to Sapa by train

21:53
GLA Gia Lam
05:30
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 37m
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22:18
GLA Gia Lam
06:05
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 47m
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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 Airport to Sapa by taxi

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Lao Cai, Sapa
3h 55m
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Lao Cai, Sapa
3h 55m
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Sapa
4h 30m
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Sapa
4h 30m
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Sapa
4h 30m
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Sapa
4h 30m
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Sapa
4h 30m
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Sapa
4h 30m
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
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Sapa
4h 30m
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Sapa
4h 30m
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
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4h 30m
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
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Sapa
4h 30m
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
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Sapa
5h
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From Hanoi SSB to Sapa by bus

06:30
Hanoi SSB
13:00
Sapa SSB
6h 30m
07:00
Hanoi SSB
13:30
Sapa SSB
6h 30m
07:00
Hanoi SSB
13:00
Sapa SSB
6h
13:15
Hanoi SSB
19:45
Sapa SSB
6h 30m
14:00
Hanoi SSB
20:30
Sapa SSB
6h 30m
21:00
Hanoi SSB
03:30
Sapa SSB
6h 30m
21:45
Hanoi SSB
04:15
Sapa SSB
6h 30m

From Hanoi SSB to Sapa by van

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

From Yen Vien to Sapa by train

22:06
YVI Yen Vien, Hanoi
05:30
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 24m
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22:31
YVI Yen Vien, Hanoi
06:05
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 34m
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From Hanoi to Sapa by taxi

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Hanoi
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Sapa
5h
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Hanoi
Time
Sapa
5h
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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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Sapa
5h
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Hanoi
Time
Sapa
5h
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Hanoi
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Sapa
4h 10m
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Hanoi
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Sapa
4h 30m
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Hanoi
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Sapa
4h 30m
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How to get to Sapa from Hanoi

How to get from Hanoi to Sapa
There are two major ways to travel from Hanoi to Sapa, namely by train or by bus.

There is no airport in the region, so your choice is limited to overland means of transportation.

Train

The overnight railway route to Sapa is one of the most popular routes in the country. It is operated both by ordinary Vietnamese Railway carriages and more luxurious private trains which offer both a more expensive and more comfortable alternative.

Trains operate between Hanoi and Lao Cai station, about 35 km from Sapa. If travelling by train, you will then need to hire a taxi or jump onto a bus to cover this final leg.

Train tickets sell out quickly, so it is a good idea to book your ticket online as early as possible if you have travel dates fixed.

Bus

Hanoi to Sapa bus companies often offer pickup from the Old Quarter and around Hoan Kiem Lake. Buses of some companies depart from the Old Quarter. In Sapa, they bring passengers to different location around town.

Buses make multiple trips per day between Hanoi and Sapa. They take the fastest time to get from Hanoi to Sapa and are very budget-friendly but not always that comfortable.

Buses offer the widest choice of departure time throughout the day, too.

How far is from Hanoi to Sapa?

The overland distance from Hanoi to Sapa is 315 km. Sapa is located northwest of the capital in the mountainous area of Lao Cai province.

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

Hanoi to Sapa travel time normally lies within five and a half and 9 hours range. Buses travel faster, while trains are slower, require a taxi or a shuttle bus ride to cover the final leg of the journey but offer more comfort.

Trains normally need from seven and a half to eight and a half hours to reach Lao Cai. From Lao Cai train station, it is another hour–90 minutes to Sapa by taxi or public shuttle bus.

If travelling from Hanoi to Sapa by bus, duration of your trip is likely to be between five and a half and seven and a half hours.

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

Ticket prices from Hanoi to Sapa differ greatly depending on the means of transport and the class of your travel.

Ordinary or semi-sleeper buses cost USD12-USD14. They feature three rows of soft berth instead of seats where you can only lie but not sit.

VIP buses offer soft reclining seats and enough legroom. These ones are more expensive: be ready to pay between USD16 and USD20 per seat.

First class sleepers in Vietnam Railways trains start at USD20-25 for a berth in a closed compartment for four passengers.

Luxury private trains that are essentially separate carriages attached to the same Vietnam Railways train, offer private compartments for two (first class sleeper) or four passengers (VIP sleeper).

For a first class sleeper, you’ll need to shell out about USD35-USD40. A VIP sleeper will set you back about USD70 and USD80 in media, though some companies, e.g. Victoria Express, charge twice as much for both options.

Hanoi to Sapa Timetable

Check Hanoi to Sapa timetable for buses and trains to choose the most convenient trip. Bus schedule is for reference only and can be changed without prior notice.

Trains Hanoi–Lao Cai
Hanoi–Lao Cai daily 9.35 pm 8 hours USD22-85

Hanoi–Lao Cai daily 10 pm 8 hours USD22-165

Buses Hanoi–Sapa
Sapa Express 7 am, 10 pm 5.30–6 hours USD13-16

Green Bus 7 am, 1.30 pm, 9.30 pm 6 hours USD11-12

Green Lion Bus 7 am 5.30 hours USD20

Good Morning Sapa 7 am 6 hours USD13

Fansipan Express 7.30 am, 10 pm 5.30 hours USD11-12

Best Rated Companies for this Route

All luxury trains enjoy great reviews. You can choose Pumpkin Express, Orient Express, Finxipan, Livitrans Express, Chapa Express, Violette Express, Sapaly Express and will not be disappointed.

Victoria Express is the most expensive and most luxurious of them all.

Yet ordinary carriages of Vietnam Railways trains are a decent budget-friendly option.

Reputed Hanoi to Sapa bus operators include Sapa Express, Green Bus, Inter Bus Lines, Queen Café VIP Open Bus, Good Morning Sapa Bus, and others.

Hanoi to Sapa Travel Tips

  • Use online booking for buying your Hanoi to Sapa tickets as it is one of the most popular routes in the country and tickets sell out quickly, especially cheap tickets.
  • While trains do not guarantee the fastest time for your trip, they are the most comfortable way to get from Hanoi to Sapa.
  • There are two Hanoi to Sapa trains a day and both are night trains.
  • Luxurious Victoria Express carriages are available in 10 pm train.
  • There are no toilets on buses in Vietnam, but they make one quick rest stop during their trip from Hanoi to Sapa.
  • The majority of buses to Sapa depart either in the early morning or late in the evening.
  • The road to Sapa is winding and far from perfect in parts so if you are prone to movement sickness opt for a train.

Passenger reviews out of total 23,390 passengers who 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 while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Jun 16, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
Great clean bus. Friendly service. Would recommend 100% to get to sapa.
Jun 15, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
the cabin was not what booked and thought i had paid for two months in advance. It wasn't until the day before the trip we confirmed my booking and then i didn't get the cabin we expected. so a follow up email may have prevented the confusion,
Jun 11, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
The coach was fine, but it would be better if the staffs can speak basic English since there are lots of foreigners who traveled by train as well. The coach could be cleaner, I struggle to fight with a cockroach and asking help from staffs that understand zero English, so I need to speak Vietnamese to them (google translate). Overall, it was a great experience.
Jun 9, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
Very efficient and on time even if the mattress is not so comfortable. We enjoyed it
Jun 8, 2019
bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express
They were right on time, to pick you up! The bus tour itself was more than fine. Overall a good experience!
Jun 7, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
I am really satisfied with SapaExpress services! Our guide (girl with glasses but I do not remember her name) provide us all information which we had to know. A small snack was included. I recommend you!
Jun 6, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
Het was niet duidelijk dat ik een man moest zoeken die mij het trein kaartje zou geven. Zeer onduidelijk!! De man was ook niet te herkennen, gewoon paars T-shirt. Met toeval op het laatste moment gevonden. Zeer stressvol
Jun 3, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
Was good. Nothing bad happened. Reached Sapa at 4.30 A.M and the bus operators allowed passengers to sleep until 6.00 A.M at the bus itself. Recommended.
May 31, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
Very comfortable ride. Arrived on time. Two stops were well spaced out. Would ride again.
May 29, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Orient Express
Great experience for what it is. We had the VIP sleeper; it was clean, there was complimentary drinks and snacks (water, 1 can of beer and coke, 2 bananas and some biscuits). The beds are quite hard and not a lot of space in the cabin, but rocked off to sleep quite easily. One thing to note is the address on the ticket voucher; it says to go to the train station at one address, however on arrival to there from the taxi, we were then directed to walk around the block (about 800m) to the other side of the station to exchange our tickets and board the train from there. (It is in the small print I found out after). But overalll pleasant and fun experience
May 28, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
Not sure why the food isn't include in the 1st class fare - doesn't cost much but not that great either!
May 28, 2019
van VIP, GreenLion Bus
Great trip, good driver (although texting during driving is normal ;)) and lovely bus!
May 28, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
A little bouncy and bumpy but wasn't too uncomfortable.
May 20, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
Our guide was very nice and helpful. She quickly changed our return tickets for more convenient ones and listened to our requests. The bus was quite comfortable, soft and lots of space for the legs. I slept most of the way. I was a bit worried beforehand about the travelling between Lao Cai and Sapa due to reviews talking about dangerous driving but was put to ease by the experienced driver's calm advancing in the mountains. The only negative side was the disorderness before leaving Hanoi. It took the staff a while to check our tickets were valide (our names weren't on the list) and we had to change bus just before leaving. Overall I'm very satisfied with Sapa Express.
May 20, 2019
bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express
Would be nice to have something to put your feet on, especially in the last row, aswell as armrests in the last row Other than that it was very good!
May 19, 2019
bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express
Safe drive, good driver and pilot but the second stop is not necessary or should be done at another place.
May 18, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
Best way to get to Sapa! Bus was clean, driver & attendant were very nice, & they provide pick up service to the old quarter! Bus was running a bit late, but still arrived on time. For the comfort and service, definitely worth the prices stay away from the sleeper buses!
May 17, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
Everything was fine. Bus was in time, snacks and water in bus, good service
May 16, 2019
van VIP, GreenLion Bus
Not an english speaking driver. Wifi not working. USB ports for loading telephone not working. Get no time for our breakfast in the Hotel. We where 6:30 a.m. for a breakfast but driver was already at the hotel and want to go directly. Appointment was as 7 a.m.
May 16, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
The bus is comfortable and clean, staff speaks good English. The only downside is the departure time. On the day of our trip the bus departed 45 mins later.
May 15, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
Value for money :)
May 15, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
A great way to travel! Comfortable beds, friendly service (once we figured out where to check in!). Toilet not particularly clean.
May 13, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Fanxipan
We appreciated the fact, you can have a rest, shower and meal in the Fanxipan Express office, that was a big plus. The staff gave us tickets and took us directly to the train. The train was fine, beds are longer than in Livitrans and air condition was fine. We got hot tea or coffee in the morning for free - another advantage. Without no doubt, I recommend Fanxipan Express.
May 11, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
Comfortable bus and staff speaking very good English during the trip. The only downside is punctuality, the ticket says to be at least 30 minutes prior departure. Got there 45 minutes before and thought I was in the wrong place, not a single person until 6:20. Bus left 07:00 instead of 6:30. Disrespectful for who is committed to be on time.
May 9, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
Once you are in the train, the experience is amazing but before boarding, the lack of information at the station is very stressful.
May 8, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Pumpkin Express
The pumpkin express from Hanoi to Sapa was great. We got a private sleeper cabin and slept pretty much the whole way on very comfortable beds with air con. We even had snacks, WiFi and plug sockets which we weren’t expecting! Would definitely use again.. plus saved money and time. Make sure you organise a pick up from the station when you arrive in Sapa, as it can be a bit hectic with a lot of people trying to over charge.
May 7, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
WC kan schoner In coupe waren kakkelakken
May 5, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
It was good condition train. Toilets are okay but need to be rebuilt.
May 4, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
Perfect Ride, super comfy seats (they have Single seats), nice Service Guide, No scam at the the break stops. Totally recommended
May 4, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
Train shakes a lot so it is difficult to sleep. The beds are clean although a bit small. Bathroom is acceptable but nothing to write home about.
May 4, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
Nice, better than what we expected
May 2, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
Driver was extremely polite. Drived safe and smoothly. Pick up was at hotel which was a huge PLUS!! Highly recommend using!
May 1, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
Excellent train, not to say its super clean but enough to spend over night journey
May 1, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Fanxipan
Nice ride, clean
Apr 28, 2019
van VIP, GreenLion Bus
Everything went smoothly, the drive was good. Only thing was we were supposed to get picked up at 7:15am and we got a call that he arrived at 6:20am!
Apr 28, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, King Express
I booked 2 lower berths however when we got on the train our bed numbers were 1 lower berth and 1 top berth.
Apr 27, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
very old and dirty train
Apr 27, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Sapaly Express
The cabin provided by Sapaly was amazing, with lots of little touches like free drinks and plush bedding that made it lovely. However the train itself was quite old and extremely loud. My partner and I didn’t sleep a wink which meant that when we got to Sapa we were very exhausted and had to catch up on a few hours of sleep in the afternoon. Great experience but we probably wouldn’t do it again!
Apr 25, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
Very smooth and comfortable ride. Got 2 breaks to use the bathroom.
Apr 23, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
One day before the departure we went to the Sapa Shuttle Bus station in Hanoi to verify everything was okay. They told us the driver would come to our Hotel at 6:45am. He arrived without warning at 7:10am. Apart from that the van is confortable, there is room enough for everyone and the seats are cosy. The air cond wasn't working so great and was a bit too strong but the driver turned it off when we asked. It's a bumpy bumpy ride!!! Not because of the driver but mostly because the road is not so even. However we arrived safely around 1:30 in our hotel which was great. I'll definitely recommend for such an affordable price!
Apr 22, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
Great comfortable way of travelling to Sapa. Got a lot of legroom, comfy seats, enough space for our backpacks (but don’t bring your large suitcase, that won’t fit!) and got to Sapa in time. Pickup and drop off at hotels was a big plus. Oh and great views along the way too!
Apr 22, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Pumpkin Express
Bed sheets dirty, covered in blood! Slept with a towel as a blanket. Plus side, you get X2 bottles of water, cola and beer (1st class) very noisy and difficult to sleep but noise and movement settled down around 1am.
Apr 19, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Orient Express
Nice but not realy comfortable
Apr 17, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
I requested a bottom bunk but I guess due to high demand I was placed on the top bunk. There was initial concern both about how I was going to get up and how I was going to not drop out during the ride. I could see getting up being tricky if you’re smaller or don’t have any arm strength, it was a little difficult in the middle of the night half asleep. Although my shorter (5’5) roommate managed to get up to her bunk with little effort - so maybe I’m wrong. I was presently surprised with the comfort of the beds. Despite there being minimal precautions to keep you in the bunk whilst the train is moving there was little risk of falling out. You can feel the train moving obviously but it wasn’t particularly jerky. If you’re over 180cm you’re probably the size of the bed or bigger, as I was. Honestly though it wasn’t a real issue, I was able to curl slightly and get a good nights sleep. The staff were incredibly helpful and even gave us a wake up call in the morning and brought round free tea and coffee. As far as overnight transport goes this was probably the best nights sleep I have had on a bus/train/plane. I saw some comments about the toilet state, they weren’t the prettiest by about half way through the night, but no different to any other long haul journey. Toilets always get gross in these situations.
Apr 16, 2019
bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express
Very staff. Good at English. They gave us free water and snacks in the tour. Good seats. Felt safe
Apr 15, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
Toilets not clean Floor not clean
Apr 14, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Fanxipan
It was totally a new experience for me and my friends travelling 8 hours by sleeper train. Perhaps the train operator can improve the cleanliness of the toilet
Apr 14, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
Train was good but AC was very low, very hot all night.
Apr 14, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, King Express
There was no seat number on the ticket issued by 12goasia which caused confusion at boarding. My name was also incorrect on the passenger list - boarding was not guaranteed because of this and took 45 minutes as a result.
Apr 14, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
It is very tiny bed and difficult to climb to upper bed
Apr 11, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
Very hard beds and not at all like the SP4. Toilets were very smelly We were disappointed.
Apr 5, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
The driver ky was professional & the guide max was friendly and funny.
Apr 3, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
Very comfortable, spacious, clean, wifi, tv.
Apr 3, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express
The train was on time. We weren't able to sleep because the air was really bad, the train was super loud and totally shaky. We felt a little a seasick from time to time. If you're taller than 1,60m you'll be struggeling with the size of the bed. They are short, tightly and not really comfortable. It was a funny adventure but not relaxing or something.
Apr 2, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
Difícil encontrar la persona para cambiar el Voucher por los tickets El tren viejo pero prolijo , puntual partida y llegada Te dejan agua y otras cositas en el camarote
Apr 1, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
We read reviews on the best ways to travel to Sapa from Hanoi and most suggested taking the night train. If you are looking for comfort, we highly recommend other options. However, if you are looking for an experience to later laugh about, try the night train. We booked our tickets with Sapaly Express while we were still in the states. Luckily we had a printed copy of our confirmation because there is no ticket counter. We had a hard time finding the location to pick up our boarding pass. We asked a random guy sitting next to a snack vendor for help and it turned out he was Sapaly person holding our boarding pass. If you thought wasn’t hard enough, we were then directed to walk around the train station to board our train. It was a good 10 minute walk thru a dimly light street. As an FYI, we discovered there is an over-path in the station after we returned. We booked the full birth(2 bottom and 2 top bulks). The mattress is thin and the rail on the top bulks didn’t provide a lot comfort. I was terrified of falling in the middle of the night. The birth comes with crackers, water and toothbrush. We were offered coffee in the morning without additional charge. We didn’t mind the noise from the train ride, but it felt like we were being shucked like toys. At one point in the middle of the night, the train came to a sudden stop with all the doors sliding open. Overall, the ride wasn’t good nor was it bad. It’s now checked off our bucket list and we won’t have the need to try this again.
Mar 31, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
The personnel were very efficient and friendly. Bus was an older model but very clean and run well.
Mar 27, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Truly Hagiang
Thanks, best sleeper bus in Vietnam, I've had
Mar 26, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
Very professional driver. The helper was a nice touch...and the snack...you should tell people that there is a breakfast stop. I felt very safe, even on the tricky curves.
Mar 26, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
Great
Mar 25, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
Booking was confirmed within minutes. The bus was on time, clean, comfortable and as expected. I have no complain.
Mar 22, 2019
charter Van 9pax, Grouptour
Reliable. Honest. The driver arrived on time, and drove us safely going to the Sapa. My phone left in the car, the driver sent back to me.
Mar 21, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
Jour company have a crazy driver! the service it's really dangerous. All people was hangry for the dangerous trip. Tell your drivers that they carry people not animals
Mar 19, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
The bus was ok. They let us stay until 6am in the bus (very useful). The personnel wasn't very kind and was hard to communicate
Mar 18, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
Very happy w/ the bus operator and bus guide! Comfortable, clean, BR stops adequate!
Mar 18, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
There were bugs inside the cabin and the bathroom was a mess
Mar 16, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, King Express
We were very happy with the trip. We had 2 beds in a 4 bed cabin. It was clean. Sure it’s small but we didn’t bring a lot of luggage. We fell asleep quickly and got lots of sleep. It was a bit noisy and rocky but didn’t bother us. People trying to sell stuff were a bit annoying. We didn’t use the toilets so can’t report on those.
Mar 15, 2019
bus AC Seater, Grouptour
Fast and pleasure.
Mar 14, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
Train left and arrived bang on time. Beds pretty comfy, about 180cm long. However our part of the carriage was absolutely boiling, woke up sweating so many time
Mar 14, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
The car was great and comfortable. The only issue was the driver was driving way too fast specially in the curves going to sa pa which made it scary
Mar 13, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
We went from Hanoi to Sapa. Bus supposed to leave at 6:30 a.m. We were there at 6 o'clock (because you should come 30 mins earlier). At 6:45 came some guy and opened the shuttle bus shop. At 7 o'clock he called taxi (he paid for it) to take us to another place where our bus was waiting. We had to wait for more people. The departure was before 8 o'clock. Bus was full and more people got on the bus during the journey - they were locals and stayed in the aisle and got out on the way. There was a blanket. Seats were old, not very clean and not comfortable for taller people. We stopped for a break for almost one hour. The bus arrived one and half hour later then it should have. It was unfortunate because we had plans for the day and had to cancel them.
Mar 13, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
We really enjoyed our journey to Sa Pa. Our compartment was clean and comfortable - the beds were on the firm side, but we like that. The train departed and arrived on time. There was some clunking and banging on the journey, but otherwise we had a good sleep. I’ve seen lots of negative reports about the toilets. They were clean before we left Hanoi but there was a lot of ‘splashing’ from the westerners who had obviously had a few drinks before boarding. This is not the fault of Vietnamese railways! Top marks from us; we’re looking forward to our next journey.
Mar 10, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express
The train car was pretty old. The toilet was dirty and covered in either urine or water. The cabin itself was ok, but we killed at least a dozen cockroaches and a couple other insects during our 8 hour ride. We slept maybe an hour of the entire trip because of the insect problem. Overall not a great experience.
Mar 9, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
В автобусе чисто, доехал аккуратно, единственное, что не понравилось - автобус остановился в Сапе не у офиса, а на большой стоянке для автобусов (была ночь и туман), пришлось ехать на такси. А так все хорошо!
Mar 8, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
Good
Mar 6, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
Comfortable but no space for small belongings like bag. Very kind tour guide. We've got water and snack what was nice, and arrived in Sa Pa even before the scheduled time.
Mar 2, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Pumpkin Express
We booked a double room. The rooms was clean and cute. It’s not exactly easy to sleep. It’s pretty loud and the train rocks quite a bit. Navigating the train station in Hanoi was a bit difficult. Several attendants at the train station directed us to different tracks and trains. We made it on the train about 10 minutes before it left. The train left exactly at 2135 and we arrived on time at the station before Sapa. There is a snack cart and coffee and tea offered in the morning. We experienced the same lack of toilet paper as everyone else. So bring your own just in case.
Mar 1, 2019
bus AC Seater, Grouptour
Was all great until having to hike 5 km to sapa, but this was in no way the companys fault. Very comfy bus and polite host on bus
Mar 1, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
Comfortable but arrived two hours late.
Feb 27, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
The room was really lovely, very comfortable beds and thoughtful touches with the water and snacks, as well as the wood detailing giving it a Old-world feel. Only downside was the toilet, which wasn’t very clean by the end of the trip and had started to smell quite bad. The sapaly ticket office is also located on the opposite side of the train station as the main entrance, so this made collecting our tickets a little confusing.
Feb 24, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express
Easy to travel on train but beds are very very hard.
Feb 24, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
Very old train, cold, not confortable to sleap
Feb 22, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express
Bad beds and no aircondition. Nasty toilet. But cheapest one thats why it was "good"
Feb 22, 2019
bus AC Seater, Grouptour
Prima op tijd en superluxe bus met enorm ruime stoelen. Heel relaxte rit met 2 tussenstops. Had ik echt niet verwacht maar blij dat we dit hebben gekozen!
Feb 22, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
the driver was driving too fast.
Feb 21, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
The compartment is small and it’s noisy and shaky. But it’s a train so don’t expect anything else!! The beds were hard but actually quite comfortable and we both slept through most of the night. Would definitely recommend
Feb 21, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
Good
Feb 20, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Truly Hagiang
Great!!!!
Feb 14, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Pumpkin Express
I think this is very over sold. The carriages were very poor, not clean, the staff were not very interested. We were told in the evening that a coffee in the morning would be free, when it arrived we asked for 20, 000 Dong each, the cup wasn't even half full and it was terrible. The toilets we a shambles. It was very very poor!
Feb 14, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
I think for Vietnamese standards the train is okay but for someone from Holland the ride was very bumpy. I slept reasonably well. The door could be locked from the inside and all the lights could be turned off. It was quite hot and there were some mosquitos. The toilet started fine but it was dirty and full of urine splashes at the end (I think because of the bumpy and shaky ride).
Feb 12, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
Very comfortable,arrived on time, everything ok
Feb 2, 2019
train #SP3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
Some other passengers occupied our seats and we have to keep the upper one. When they get off in the middle of the night, it was really noisy in the train.
Feb 1, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
Comfortable bed to sleep in for the trip even had storage for my bag on the top bunk
Jan 31, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
Seat was comfortable and staff was very friendly. Also they gave to us bottle of water and some snakes. Good job!
Jan 31, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
Bus was clean and even though we have arrived 3am to Sapa, they let us sleep till 6am before we had to leave the bus.
Jan 29, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
Great bus, far more comfortable than our flight over and a friendly/efficient staff!
Jan 29, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
The trip was great - bus is very convenient, clean. They give you water and a small snack on the way. Would suggest bus over train!
Jan 29, 2019
train #SP1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express
Orient Express Vietnam style. Beds were OK we slept great. Clean sheets that no one else had slept in, duvet with clean cover and pillow case. Water, biscuits and banana given for free. The train had suspension. The top bunk was for lying down only no head space to sit up. clean toilet with tissue! Clean cabins.
Jan 27, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
Comfortable sleeper bus, no space for bags though, all need to go in the under compartment of the bus. Reason for 4* and not 5* is the space on the bus is not brilliant and when I called the office they told me that they couldn’t pick me up, even though I was staying in the old quarter. I had to walk to the office and they then changed their mind and agreed to pick us up. Bus arrived at SaPa early.
Jan 27, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
The bus ride was nice and arrived on time. They also offer a free hotel pick up from Hanoi. However, we were asked to take of out shoes when we inter the bus since it is a Sleeper bus. I am fine with the idea until I enter the bus and the overwhelming smell of feet hit me nose. You will get use to it after a while. Other than that it was good.

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