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From Sapa Lao Cai to Gia Lam by train

20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:14
GLA Gia Lam
7h 19m
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20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:14
GLA Gia Lam
7h 19m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:12
GLA Gia Lam
7h 32m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:12
GLA Gia Lam
7h 32m
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From Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi by train

20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
03:44
DAN Dong Anh, Hanoi
6h 49m
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20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 35m
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20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 35m
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20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 35m
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20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 35m
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20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 35m
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20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 35m
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20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:32
HNO Hanoi
7h 37m
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20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
03:44
DAN Dong Anh, Hanoi
6h 49m
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20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:32
HNO Hanoi
7h 37m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:58
YVI Yen Vien, Hanoi
7h 18m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:30
DAN Dong Anh, Hanoi
6h 50m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:30
DAN Dong Anh, Hanoi
6h 50m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:58
YVI Yen Vien, Hanoi
7h 18m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
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From Luong Dinh Cua Sapa to Hanoi by bus

16:00
Luong Dinh Cua Sapa, Lao Cai
21:50
194 Tran Quang Khai, Hanoi
5h 50m
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From Sa Pa SapaExpress2 to Hanoi by bus

13:30
Sa Pa SapaExpress2, Lao Cai
19:30
Hanoi SapaExpress
6h
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15:30
Sa Pa SapaExpress2, Lao Cai
21:30
Hanoi SapaExpress
6h
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From Sapa SapaDragon to Hanoi by bus

15:30
Sapa SapaDragon
21:30
Hanoi SapaDragon
6h
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15:30
Sapa SapaDragon
21:30
Hanoi SapaDragon
6h
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From Sapa to Hanoi by taxi

Any
Sapa
Time
Hanoi
5h
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Sapa
Time
Hanoi
5h
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Sapa
Time
Hanoi
5h
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Sapa
Time
Hanoi
5h
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  vehicle, all incl

From Sapa to Noi Bai Airport by taxi

Any
Sapa
Time
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
5h 30m
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Sapa
Time
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
5h 30m
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Sapa
Time
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
4h 30m
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Sapa
Time
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
4h 30m
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Sapa
Time
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
4h 30m
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Sapa
Time
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
4h 30m
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Sapa
Time
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
5h
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Sapa
Time
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
3h 55m
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From Sa Pa SapaExpress to Hanoi by bus

07:00
Sa Pa SapaExpress
13:00
Hanoi SapaExpress
6h
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15:30
Sa Pa SapaExpress
21:00
Hanoi SapaExpress
5h 30m
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From Sapa GreenLion to Hanoi by van

15:00
Sapa GreenLion, Lao Cai
20:00
Hanoi GreenLion
5h

From Sapa SSB to Hanoi by bus

07:30
Sapa SSB
14:00
Hanoi SB
6h 30m
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08:30
Sapa SSB
14:00
Hanoi SSB
5h 30m
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11:30
Sapa SSB
17:00
Hanoi SSB
5h 30m
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12:30
Sapa SSB
19:00
Hanoi SB
6h 30m
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13:30
Sapa SSB
19:00
Hanoi SSB
5h 30m
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14:00
Sapa SSB
20:30
Hanoi SB
6h 30m
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15:00
Sapa SSB
21:30
Hanoi SB
6h 30m
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15:15
Sapa SSB
21:15
Hanoi SSB
6h
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15:45
Sapa SSB
21:45
Hanoi SSB
6h
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19:30
Sapa SSB
02:00
Hanoi SB
6h 30m
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22:00
Sapa SSB
04:30
Hanoi SB
6h 30m
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22:30
Sapa SSB
04:00
Hanoi SSB
5h 30m
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From Sapa SSB to Hanoi by van

07:40
Sapa SSB
12:40
Hanoi SSB
5h
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07:40
Sapa SSB
12:40
Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi
5h
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07:50
Sapa SSB
12:50
Hanoi SSB
5h
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07:50
Sapa SSB
12:50
Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi
5h
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08:00
Sapa SSB
13:00
Hanoi SSB
5h
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08:00
Sapa SSB
13:00
Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi
5h
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14:30
Sapa SSB
19:30
Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi
5h
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14:30
Sapa SSB
19:30
Hanoi SSB
5h
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14:40
Sapa SSB
19:40
Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi
5h
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14:40
Sapa SSB
19:40
Hanoi SSB
5h
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14:50
Sapa SSB
19:50
Hanoi SSB
5h
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14:50
Sapa SSB
19:50
Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi
5h
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15:00
Sapa SSB
20:00
Hanoi SSB
5h
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15:00
Sapa SSB
20:00
Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi
5h
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15:10
Sapa SSB
20:10
Hanoi SSB
5h
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15:10
Sapa SSB
20:10
Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi
5h
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15:20
Sapa SSB
20:20
Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi
5h
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15:20
Sapa SSB
20:20
Hanoi SSB
5h
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15:30
Sapa SSB
20:30
Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi
5h
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15:30
Sapa SSB
20:30
Hanoi SSB
5h
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Lao Cai to Hanoi Schedule

Lao Cai to Hanoi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Grouptour Van 9pax Any timeVND 3,700k
Sapa Express VIP-Class 07:00 – 13:00VND 414k
Grouptour VIP 08:00 – 13:00VND 414k
Grouptour VIP 20 11:30 – 17:00VND 510k
Sapa Express Semi Sleeper 13:30 – 19:30VND 275k
Sapa Express Semi Sleeper 15:30 – 21:30VND 275k
Grouptour Semi Sleeper 19:30 – 02:00VND 250k
Pumpkin Express VIP Sleeper 4x 20:55 – 04:30VND 740k
Chapa Express VIP Sleeper 21:40 – 05:30VND 2,360k
Grouptour Semi Sleeper 22:00 – 04:30VND 250k

Lao Cai to Hanoi destination reviews

3.7
121 customer reviews
5
36%
4
28%
3
17%
2
7%
1
12%
DS
3
Bus VIP-Class, Truly Hagiang, Sep 12, 2019
The journey was generally smooth however the bus air con smelt of petrol fumes and the driver and his companions were very noisy and shouting at us trying to rush us off the bus when arriving at Hanoi.
OC
5
Bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express, Jul 8, 2019
The sleeper bus was great. It stopped two times throughout the journey, 1 for 30 minutes for having meals (breakfast/dinner , depend on your bus time )and another 1 for 10 minutes for toilet break. There is free wifi , a toilet at the back of the bus and you can put your luggage at the bottom storage. The seat is kinda short and narrow, so tall and big sized people might get a bit uncomfortable. I am 172 cm and my legs doesn't fit well in it. However, I do think that it is a great deal if compared to the price !
EV
5
Bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express, Jun 10, 2019
On time, good spot, airco working properly and helpful staff!
HS
4
Bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express, May 31, 2019
The semi-sleeper bus is quite comfortable if you are short enough (I'd say less than 175cm) to straighten your legs. The driver took us carefully down the mountains but accelerated a bit too much for my taste on the highway. Overall, I enjoyed the trip.
DK
5
van VIP, GreenLion Bus, May 2, 2019
great driver: didn't honk 1 time the whole trip from sapa to hanoi!! picked us up at hotel exactly on time, very save driver, made good time & put us right in front of the hotel in hanoi! The only question I have is why my fellow passengers paid half of what we were charged? Not sure if making booking from Canada makes all the services more expensive. But overall I will highly recommend that service!
KC
3
van VIP, GreenLion Bus, May 2, 2019
We thought we would get a seat with large chair as shown in picture. But once the van arrived, all seats are occupied so we need to sit at the back seats which we cannot adjust the seat. Its seem like the van went to pick up somewhere else before came to the pick-up point. But in the paper, it shows that no pick-up under any circumstance. So it really makes us confuse and not convenience.
NA
5
Bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express, Apr 14, 2019
This is my first experience travelling with sleeper bus and it was awesome!
RB
4
Bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express, Apr 5, 2019
Bus was in good condition. Left on time and arrived early with one stop.
JD
3
Bus Semi Sleeper, Truly Hagiang, Mar 4, 2019
The bus was 45 minutes late to leave. Wasn’t allowed to eat or drink on the bus and they advertised it as a 4 hour journey but it was actually 6 hours.

Popular Routes in Vietnam

How to get from Lao Cai to Hanoi

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

  • Bus
  • Train
  • Van
  • Taxi

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

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about VND 6,719,999. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as VND 249,998.

How far is Lao Cai from Hanoi?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Lao Cai to Hanoi. Your trip will be a total of 244 miles (392 km). The flying distance is 161 miles (258 km).

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

The travel time from Lao Cai to Hanoi can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 8 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Lao Cai to Hanoi varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as VND 249,998 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as VND 6,719,999.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Lao Cai to Hanoi:

  • Bus tickets - VND 249,998 to VND 510,009;
  • Van price : VND 400,001 - VND 414,009;
  • Train tickets - VND 739,999 to VND 2,604,998;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from VND 3,700,001 to VND 6,719,999.

How many trips per day are there between Lao Cai and Hanoi?

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

  • Vans from Lao Cai to Hanoi depart during the day - there are approximately 21 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 22:30. There are 18 available bus trips every day.
  • Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 15 trains per day.

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

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

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

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

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

Taxi

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

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as VND 3,700,001.

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

Trains

Things to remember while choosing a train ticket:
Consider everything carefully while choosing the class of your train travel. In most cases, the second class is comfortable enough – it features 2 or 4 berths in each compartment and is often air-conditioned.

If you’re in for a premium experience, consider getting a first class ticket. The price of first class tickets may include Wifi, and a choice of snacks and drinks.

Vans

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

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

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

The most popular transport from Lao Cai to Hanoi

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

  • 54% decided to go for a bus.
  • 33% users enjoyed a train ride.
  • 14% opted for a van.
  • 0% decided to catch a taxi.