Lao Cai to Hanoi @ train, bus Sep 28, 2017

27 trips (THB 326 — 5,552)

From Sa Pa SapaExpress to Hanoi by bus

15:45
Sa Pa SapaExpress
21:15
Hanoi SapaExpress
5h 30m
฿ 544
× 2 = ฿ 1,088
 

From Sapa SSB to Hanoi by bus

08:00
Sapa SSB
14:30
Hanoi SB
6h 30m
฿ 364
× 2 = ฿ 728
 
13:00
Sapa SSB
19:30
Hanoi SB
6h 30m
฿ 364
× 2 = ฿ 728
 
14:30
Sapa SSB
19:30
Hanoi SSB
5h
฿ 553
× 2 = ฿ 1,106
 
15:30
Sapa SSB
22:00
Hanoi SSB
6h 30m
฿ 335
× 2 = ฿ 670
 
22:00
Sapa SSB
04:30
Hanoi SB
6h 30m
฿ 364
× 2 = ฿ 728
 

From Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi by train

10:05
Sapa Lao Cai
19:32
Hanoi
9h 27m
Instant Refund
฿ 326
× 2 = ฿ 652
 
20:35
Sapa Lao Cai
04:45
Hanoi
8h 10m
Refund
฿ 2,408
× 2 = ฿ 4,816
 
20:35
Sapa Lao Cai
04:45
Hanoi
8h 10m
Refund
฿ 2,408
× 2 = ฿ 4,816
 
20:35
Sapa Lao Cai
04:45
Hanoi
8h 10m
Instant Refund
฿ 677
× 2 = ฿ 1,354
 
20:35
Sapa Lao Cai
04:45
Hanoi
8h 10m
Refund
฿ 1,215
× 2 = ฿ 2,430
 
#SP2
20:35
Sapa Lao Cai
04:45
Hanoi
8h 10m
Refund
฿ 2,779
× 2 = ฿ 5,558
 
#SP2
20:35
Sapa Lao Cai
04:45
Hanoi
8h 10m
Refund
฿ 1,280
× 2 = ฿ 2,560
 
20:35
Sapa Lao Cai
04:45
Hanoi
8h 10m
Refund
฿ 1,215
× 2 = ฿ 2,430
 
20:35
Sapa Lao Cai
04:45
Hanoi
8h 10m
Refund
฿ 1,215
× 2 = ฿ 2,430
 
21:10
Sapa Lao Cai
05:25
Hanoi
8h 15m
Refund
฿ 1,280
× 2 = ฿ 2,560
 
21:10
Sapa Lao Cai
05:25
Hanoi
8h 15m
Refund
฿ 2,779
× 2 = ฿ 5,558
 
21:10
Sapa Lao Cai
05:25
Hanoi
8h 15m
Refund
฿ 1,215
× 2 = ฿ 2,430
 
21:10
Sapa Lao Cai
05:25
Hanoi
8h 15m
Refund
฿ 2,597
× 2 = ฿ 5,194
 
21:10
Sapa Lao Cai
05:22
Hanoi
8h 12m
Refund
฿ 5,552
× 2 = ฿ 11,104
Only 4 seats left!
21:10
Sapa Lao Cai
05:22
Hanoi
8h 12m
Refund
฿ 3,790
× 2 = ฿ 7,580
Only 4 seats left!
21:10
Sapa Lao Cai
05:22
Hanoi
8h 12m
Instant Refund
฿ 677
× 2 = ฿ 1,354
 
21:10
Sapa Lao Cai
05:25
Hanoi
8h 15m
Refund
฿ 1,499
× 2 = ฿ 2,998
 
21:10
Sapa Lao Cai
05:25
Hanoi
8h 15m
Refund
฿ 1,266
× 2 = ฿ 2,532
 
21:10
Sapa Lao Cai
05:25
Hanoi
8h 15m
Refund
฿ 3,143
× 2 = ฿ 6,286
 

From Sapa Sinh to Hanoi by bus

08:30
Sapa Sinh
14:00
Hanoi Sinh
5h 30m
Refund
฿ 435
× 2 = ฿ 870
 
22:00
Sapa Sinh
03:30
Hanoi Sinh
5h 30m
Refund
฿ 435
× 2 = ฿ 870
 

Passenger reviews out of total 2,895 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 ^_^

★★★★★ Sep 22, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express)
★★☆☆☆ Sep 21, 2017 (train #SP2 VIP Sleeper 4x, Fanxipan) :
Fanxipan is in no way equal to Sapalay express. The bed was very hard, we did not sleep, and there were multiple cockroaches in the car. The train leaves and arrives way too early, with nothing open in Hanoi and riders left to wander the streets in the dark to hopefully wait in a lobby somewhere. Overall the Sapa train experience was miserable and poorly run.
★★★★★ Sep 19, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 29, 2017 (bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour)
★★★★☆ Aug 27, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Chapa Express) :
Nice train compacte to other trips we made by nighttrain. Airco not too cold, complimentary water and cookies, Goes on time. Beds bit hard
★★★★☆ Aug 24, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Chapa Express) :
Dome minor complaints like temperature changing through the night, but generally speaking a good experience.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 23, 2017 (bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour) :
We book with this company and we did not arrive at sapa ssb but somewhere else. On the way back we went where they left us. But that wasn t the right place. Don t be on time. Go there in advance because is never clear where you can get on and off.
★★★☆☆ Aug 23, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
Although the mattresses were comfortable enough, the train ride itself was extremely bumpy, with none of our group of 4 getting much sleep. There were some bugs on the beds as well, biting us during the night.
★★★★★ Aug 23, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 15, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 12, 2017 (van VIP, Grouptour) :
It was a 7 seater, but finally with 10 people. Driver wasn't a save driver. There are better and cheaper alternatives to travel.
★★★★★ Aug 12, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
A great way to travel to/from Sapa. No problems, friendly staff, big clean bus with comfy seats. They even give you water and snacks. Safe driver and two stops one about an hour in for 15 mins and another about an hour before finish for 30 minutes not really necessary as food not that good. That was 3.45pm bus from Sapa to Hanoi.
★★★★★ Aug 11, 2017 (van VIP, Grouptour) :
Nice seats, good airco, on time, pleasent driving. From Sapa to our hotel in Hanoi. We would do it again!
★★★★☆ Aug 6, 2017 (bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 6, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
There were bugs in our room. Bathroom was also dirty. Bed unconfortable for the price.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 4, 2017 (bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour) :
Guests have to tell the bus operator in advance where they're planning to head towards. Friendly people who try their best to understand what I'm trying to say!
★★☆☆☆ Aug 1, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
It was raining an thundering like hell at a certain moment. But the driver didn't adjust his speed. He was at that moment the fastest driver of the highway and that'a not a complement. My girlfriend was scared as hell and other passengers as well
★★★★☆ Jul 31, 2017 (bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour)
★★★★☆ Jul 31, 2017 (train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
Viaje tranquilo y confortable
★★★★★ Jul 25, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
Extremely comfortable bus, arrived early and really cheap. Amazing views of the mountains that you can't get with the overnight train.
★★★★★ Jul 18, 2017 (van VIP, Grouptour) :
The journey was very pleasant. The lounge chairs made the ride relaxing. It was worth the money and I would definitely use this company and the VIP bus again
★★★★☆ Jul 11, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express)
★★★☆☆ Jul 2, 2017 (bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour)
★★★★☆ Jun 21, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express)
★★★★☆ Jun 15, 2017 (bus Express, The SinhTourist) :
Very nice/clean bus with wifi, although the toilet didn't work. We did have a stop for food/toilet use though. Overall good and we arrived early in Hanoi
★★★★★ Jun 9, 2017 (bus Express, The SinhTourist) :
Good operator, service oke
★★★★★ May 29, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
Very comfortable and timely transit from Sapa to Hanoi. Good chairs with sufficient legspace. We came to Sapa by train but if we go again we will certainly take the bus with Sapa Express.
★★★☆☆ May 24, 2017 (train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
I had booked for 2 Adults and 1 child... Child ticket has25% discount still we were charged full rate... Please refund
★★★★★ May 20, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express) :
Very comfortable and clean.
★★★★☆ May 16, 2017 (bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour)
★★★★★ May 9, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express)
★★★★★ Apr 28, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
We use Sapa Express bus from Sapa to Hanoi. The bus was very cozy with large sits. You could sleep very well. The driver goes very safe and not very fast. I recomand it.
★★☆☆☆ Apr 21, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Chapa Express) :
prijs kwaliteit verhouding VIP benaming onwaardig
★★★★★ Apr 17, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express) :
Very comfortable sleeper. No problems!
★★☆☆☆ Apr 16, 2017 (van VIP, Grouptour) :
90 minutes late, no ticket office as stated on the booking form - caused a lot of confusion. Took over an hour to get through to one of the sleepy individuals on the end of the two telephone numbers. They were of little help. One said they would be 15 minutes and extended this a number of time before we finally got picked up - no apology or explanation provided. In fact, the driver denied he was late when I questioned him ("no, no no" where his words). Driver was erratic and clearly not qualified to drive the vehicle. During a break he said it would be 30 minutes - after 30 minutes we were all back at the bus and he was again 20 minutes late. He would not answer his phone during this time. We left Hanoi at 8.00 when it should have been 6.30 and due to the drivers extended break and lack of punctuality we arrived in Sapa at 2.30 instead of the 12.30 stated on the booking form and website. We took a completely different bus home despite booking a return with this company. They can not be trusted.
12Go response:

Thank you for informing us of the problem with your trip to Sapa. It's quite unusual (all other passengers have given them 5 star reviews) and we have spoken with Sapa Shuttle Bus about removing this driver from the route.

We really wish that you had informed us that you were not going to travel with Sapa Shuttle on the return trip as we could have refunded your ticket at no cost.

★★★★★ Apr 14, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
One of the best experiences. The staff were courteous and warm. The journey itself was comfortable and relaxing. Thank you
★★★★★ Mar 27, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
We were at the wrong place to get the bus. With help from a local woman we could step in somewhere else. So lucky us.
★★☆☆☆ Mar 18, 2017 (train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Orient Express) :
For the amount of money involved it was absolutely not worth it.
★★★★★ Mar 15, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 12, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
Great trip.
★★★☆☆ Feb 15, 2017 (train #SP2 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express) :
Linens and cabin were clean and overall everything was ok with the actual train ride. Much better than the standard VN railways cabin. However a lot of confusion while attempting to board with only a voucher. A LOT. Basically the staff wasn't letting us on the train because we did not have printed tickets. We were asked to step aside and wait. My wife and I started to get very worried because none of the staff knew what to do with us until last minute someone came running with our tickets. No sure what exactly transpired, but we were only then were we allowed to board.
★★★★★ Feb 10, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express)
★★★★★ Feb 6, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
Excellent drive, efficient (one) stop of 30 minutes
★★★★★ Feb 3, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
All good
★★★★★ Feb 2, 2017 (bus VIP, Sapa Express) :
Most comfortable seats ever!
★★★☆☆ Feb 2, 2017 (train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
We were booked on the 2 lower berths of a 1st class sleeper supposed to be for 4 people. A family of 4, with children aged approx 12 & 14 came to join us in the 2 upper berths of the sleeper. We didn't know how they were going to fit and we objected to being 6 people having paid more to be in a compartment with only 4 people. We complained to the guard and he managed to arrange something so that we were only 4 people after all. I don't know the policy about travelling with children, but nothing I had read told me that we could have this situation. It was not pleasant to complain, but at least there was a resolution . other than this all was good, but we did see 2 small cockroaches in the compartment which is not hygienic.
★★★★☆ Feb 2, 2017 (train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 30, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express) :
The cabins were decently clean and comfortable. They could probably use some pest control though as we came across three cockroaches in our cabin..can't imagine the ones we couldn't see once the lights were off. Toilet cleanliness needs a lot of work, definitely the biggest downside of the whole experience. Regular check ups/cleans and an upgrade would make it worth the 'VIP' status
★★★★★ Jan 25, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
The beds and cabin were really clean and comfortable. The booking process was very easy and all went smoothly
★★★★★ Jan 22, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
Super comfy, slept all night. Only problem was we couldn't turn the light off.
★★★★☆ Jan 18, 2017 (bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour) :
It took little bit longer, we should arrive 20:30 and we were in Hanoi 22:30 but everything OK
★★★★★ Jan 17, 2017 (train #SP2 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express) :
Sheets an deb very nice and ver well done
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 6, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express) :
My pillow was very dirty. Luckily there was an empty bunk so I could swap pillows with them. The toilet was drenched in water and stank. Otherwise a pleasant journey with helpful and polite staff.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 5, 2017 (bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour)
★★★☆☆ Jan 3, 2017 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train)
★★★☆☆ Dec 25, 2016 (bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour) :
Good bus and had toilet. Only problem was that it departed an hour later than scheduled.
★★★★☆ Dec 18, 2016 (train #SP2 VIP Sleeper 4x, Fanxipan)
★★★☆☆ Dec 1, 2016 (train #SP2 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! Good quality but somewhat overpriced.
★★★★☆ Nov 21, 2016 (train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
Train staff helpful
★★★★★ Nov 16, 2016 (van VIP, Grouptour) :
Very comfortable. Good chair, spacious, provided USB port for charging, water, blanket and comes with WiFi. Highly recommended for long hours trip
★★★★☆ Nov 9, 2016 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express)
★★☆☆☆ Nov 6, 2016 (bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour) :
Bad: 1 hour late departure and arrival, nearly missed flight. Seat adjusting impossible because broken. No information from driver, no english. 12go.asia Sent us to wrong departure adress, it was very confusing to get to the bus. Good: Quite comfortable seats en enough legroom. Fast (when on Time). Cheap compared to Train.
★★★☆☆ Oct 26, 2016 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
I slept a reasonable amount of hours, was a fun experience. Beds were clean, toilets not so much. Train moves and shakes quite a lot. Air conditioning can't make the room cool enough, was really hot. I brought a sheet to lie under, the provided blanket was too hot.
★★★☆☆ Oct 16, 2016 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
Upper bunk blanket and pillow but slept pretty well despite noise of train - no extras but no great need as long as you take some food and drink + arrived on time enabling me to catch train to Haiphong at 6 am.
★★★★★ Oct 13, 2016 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways) :
Bit hard to sleep but everything ok.
★★★★☆ Oct 8, 2016 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express) :
Quite a bumpy ride. Train kept halting. Otherwise a good cabin.
★★★★☆ Sep 27, 2016 (train #SP2 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express) :
Booked online which was easy. If you arrive at Lao Cai station early, don't wait in the waiting room, if you go to the passenger entry to the right of the waiting room entrance you can board the private carriages early. Clean and comfortable. Take earplugs to drown out fellow passenger snores and you should sleep well!!
★★★★★ Sep 5, 2016 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express) :
I had the whole cabin to myself just based on luck. No one else booked the other beds. It was great. The only downside was the wake up call of Vietnamese music
★★★☆☆ Sep 3, 2016 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, King Express)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 6, 2016 (train #SP2 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express) :
Matrass much too hard. Awfull
★★★★★ Aug 6, 2016 (train #SP2 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express)
★★★★★ Aug 6, 2016 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 4, 2016 (train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Chapa Express) :
Chapa Train was OK, but 160 dollars for 2 persons was a bit too much for just two berths.
★★★☆☆ Jul 26, 2016 (train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways)

Book Tickets from Lao Cai to Hanoi Online

Where do you book tickets Lao Cai - Hanoi? How long is the Lao Cai - Hanoi route? It takes on average 7h 34m by Bus, van, train, depending on operator and vehicle. The route is going over a distance of 263 km. Having 27 departures to Hanoi, 12go gives a choice of 13 operators for Lao Cai - Hanoi route. Earliest departure goes at 08:00, while the latest is 22:00 local Vietnam time.

Operators serving the route Lao Cai - Hanoi are Sapa Express, Grouptour, Vietnam Railways, Orient Express, Pumpkin Express, Fanxipan, Livitrans Express, Sapaly Express, King Express, Victoria Express, Violette Express Train, Chapa Express, The SinhTourist. Cheap ticket for Lao Cai - Hanoi by train is ฿ 326 (US $ 9.85) by Vietnam Railways (9h 27m), while most expensive fare and presumably best would be ฿ 5,552 (US $ 167.84) by Victoria Express which takes 8h 12m on schedule. Some operators provide snacks, others stop at a foodcourt on the road (some also include it in the ticket price).

To have a safe and a comfortable trip Lao Cai - Hanoi you may want to choose highest rated trips, and leave your own review.

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