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From Hanoi to Sapa by train

21:35
HNO Hanoi
05:30
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 55m
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21:35
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05:30
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7h 55m
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21:35
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05:30
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21:35
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05:30
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7h 55m
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21:35
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05:30
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 55m
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21:35
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05:30
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7h 55m
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21:35
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05:30
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7h 55m
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21:35
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05:30
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7h 55m
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22:00
HNO Hanoi
06:05
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
8h 5m
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22:00
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22:00
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8h 5m
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22:00
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06:05
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8h 5m
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22:00
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06:05
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8h 5m
22:00
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06:05
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8h 5m
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22:00
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06:05
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8h 5m
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22:00
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06:05
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8h 5m
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22:00
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06:05
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8h 5m
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22:00
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06:05
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8h 5m
22:00
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8h 5m
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22:00
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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 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 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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Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai Schedule

Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Pumpkin Express VIP Sleeper 21:35 – 05:30VND 1,655k
Livitrans Express VIP Sleeper 4x 21:35 – 05:30VND 835k
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 21:35 – 05:30VND 531k
Orient Express VIP Sleeper 21:35 – 05:30VND 1,655k
Fanxipan VIP Sleeper 4x 21:35 – 05:30VND 880k
Violette Express Train VIP Sleeper 4x 22:00 – 06:05VND 920k
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 22:00 – 06:05VND 531k
Victoria Express VIP Sleeper 4x 22:00 – 06:05VND 2,605k
King Express VIP Sleeper 22:00 – 06:05VND 1,655k
Laman Express VIP Sleeper 4x 22:00 – 06:05VND 880k
Sapaly Express VIP Sleeper 4x 22:00 – 06:05VND 880k
Chapa Express VIP Sleeper 4x 22:00 – 06:05VND 1,070k

Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai destination reviews

3.8
1413 customer reviews
5
38%
4
32%
3
14%
2
8%
1
8%
TP
5
Bus VIP 20, Sapa Express, Nov 15, 2019
Very comfortable bus and safe driver. Pick up service at the hotel in Hanoi old quarter is really healpful.
GH
4
van VIP, Grouptour, Nov 15, 2019
The Van was comfy and nice, plus the seat belt worked. Though the USB port on my side didn't worked I used another one to charge my phone.
RM
5
Bus VIP 27, Sapa Dragon Express, Nov 14, 2019
SapaDragon is the best
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.
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 1st Class 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 1st Class 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 1st Class Sleeper, Pumpkin Express, Nov 2, 2019
Carriage was comfortable with free refreshments. Staff were friendly and helpful.
EB
2
train #SP1 1st Class 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 1st Class 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 1st Class 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 1st Class 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.

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How to get from Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai?

When you want to get from Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai, your choices are limited. There is only one option we offer for this route:

  • Train

How far is Hanoi from Sapa Lao Cai?

The overland distance from Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai is 252 miles (405 km).
The flying distance is 165 miles (264 km).

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

The travel time from Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai takes 9 hours in media.

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

To get from Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai prepare to shell out about VND 480,006 for your ticket.

How many trips per day are there from Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai?

Buses from Hanoi to Sapa ride 22 times a day.
Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 21 departures a 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
    Taxi is always an attractive option as you can book a cab to take you from Hanoi to Sapa any time of the day.

Useful tips for travel from Hanoi to Sapa Lao Cai

While train is the only option we offer for this route, these simple tips and recommendations will help enhance your travel experience.

Buses

Things to remember before buying your bus ticket:

  • 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.

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