Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi by train

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From Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi by train

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
04:32
HNO Hanoi
7h 37m
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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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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
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05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
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21:40
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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
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
21:40
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05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:00
YVI Yen Vien, Hanoi
7h 20m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
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From Sapa Lao Cai to Gia Lam by train

20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:17
GLA Gia Lam
7h 22m
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20:55
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04:17
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7h 22m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:15
GLA Gia Lam
7h 35m
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Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi Schedule

Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Pumpkin Express VIP Sleeper 20:55 – 04:30VND 1,655k
Vietnam Railways Class II AC 20:55 – 04:32VND 241k
Orient Express VIP Sleeper 20:55 – 04:30VND 1,655k
Fanxipan VIP Sleeper 20:55 – 04:30VND 1,910k
Livitrans Express VIP Sleeper 4x 20:55 – 04:32VND 835k
Chapa Express VIP Sleeper 21:40 – 05:30VND 2,360k
Violette Express Train VIP Sleeper 4x 21:40 – 05:30VND 920k
Victoria Express VIP Sleeper 4x 21:40 – 05:30VND 2,605k
King Express VIP Sleeper 21:40 – 05:30VND 1,655k
Laman Express VIP Sleeper 4x 21:40 – 05:30VND 880k
Sapaly Express VIP Sleeper 4x 21:40 – 05:30VND 880k

Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi destination reviews

3.6
1102 customer reviews
5
33%
4
27%
3
15%
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11%
1
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PP
3
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express, Nov 16, 2019
Toilet smell very bed
AS
5
Bus VIP 20, Sapa Express, Nov 16, 2019
great!
SV
3
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express, Nov 10, 2019
Because of our Trekking during the day i was able to sleep just fine on the way back. Sapaly is also one of the better company’s to book with, you get water, slippers, etc. I would recomend if you need to go to the toilet go in the beginning of the trainride. Because it starts to smell.
SR
5
train #SP4 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Nov 9, 2019
Amazingly comfortable train ride. The cabin I got was super clean. I was the only one in the cabin. So it’s like a private train ride. Definitely would recommend this.
AS
5
taxi Comfort, OUROS Travel, Nov 4, 2019
Driver was on time. Clean and comfortable car. Made a couple of brief stops on the way to stretch legs and use rest rooms.
JS
4
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express, Nov 1, 2019
Bit noisy, but clean, friendly staff & on time
MA
4
Bus Sleeper, Sapa Dragon Express, Oct 31, 2019
They could let people in earlier and not just having them wait outside. Some parts of the bus were “destroyed” by usage. An idea to help with the feet smell?
CJ
3
train #SP4 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Oct 30, 2019
Quite noisy, staff were rude (shouting and banging on your door repeatedly to tell us to get off the train rather than having ‘wake up’ music over a tannoy system as we had experienced on previous train), but beds are good enough. Our cabin was smelly but were next to the toilet which didn’t help our experience.
SP
5
Bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express, Oct 28, 2019
The staff were friendly and provided us some snack in the beginning. The driver drove safely enough for fast & convenient trip back to Hanoi.
LS
2
train #SP2 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Oct 27, 2019
Train was on time, beds comfortable but the conductor was creepy. I was traveling alone had almost the train car to myself and my berth (with 4 beds) was only me. The conductor opened my locked berth in the middle of the night and I started shouting to get out. Very creepy. I did see bugs on this trip. Bathroom horrendous.
BP
4
train #SP4 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Oct 27, 2019
Very Comfortable Good deaparture and arrival time Restroom was not clean Electricity plug was not work
LB
5
Bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express, Oct 26, 2019
Great trip, great service. Check in was smooth (no need to be there 30 min before), trip was punctual at 7am from Sa Pa and our guide on the bus was helpful and spoke excellent English. Bus was clean and comfy - two rows of 1 seat. Water, blankets and a small snack provided. Driver was safe and trip ran on time - half hour stop mid way through in a rest area with basic toilets and food stalls. Based on this trip, I’d happily use the service again. Beautiful scenery and better value for money than the overnight train.
JE
5
Bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express, Oct 26, 2019
Service is super. Everyone is very vriendly and helpful. The driver drives safe. The bus goes on time and is very comfortabel. We would certainly book with this company again.
MK
2
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour, Oct 24, 2019
Bus was dirty with bugs inside, there was no light and flush in toilet. Also there was no information about stops arrival time in fact we arrived over 1h earlier what makes a difference for sleeping bus because we had to wait for next bus.
JT
4
train #SP4 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Oct 21, 2019
Everything go smooth. Is just the room wasn't clean, the cleaner left the used wet tissue in the display lamp...
HM
3
van VIP, Grouptour, Oct 21, 2019
A/C was good and trip was safe but the bus was an hour late and by the time we got on the bus we were stuck at the back where seats don't recline and ride quite bumpy
AC
4
train #SP4 1st Class Sleeper, Sapaly Express, Oct 17, 2019
I travelled before on this train in a 4 berth cabin, very uncomfortable mattress and only a sheet and blanket so in comparison the 1st class sleeper is very comfortable. Good mattress and very comfy duvet. Friendly and helpful rep. Train is obviously very noisy when moving at speed so it is difficult to sleep. Toilet ok in 1st class due to fewer people using it.
JS
4
train #SP4 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Oct 11, 2019
People at the Lao cai station were not so much friendly. At that station is no sign which tells the direction or track. There is only the loudspeaker. So we asked personnel amd they didnt want to respond in english. The ride was just fine when we found where to go
AL
3
Bus VIP 20, Sapa Express, Oct 8, 2019
Comfortable ride but two stops was unnecessary - wished we would have just gotten there sooner and eaten a better dinner in Hanoi. Also - WiFi didn’t work and no chargers for devices.
DM
5
Bus VIP 20, Sapa Express, Oct 8, 2019
Comfortable and on time. The bus attendant took good care of us to stay hydrated and with snacks to eat.

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How to get from Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi?

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

  • Train

How far is Sapa Lao Cai from Hanoi?

The overland distance from Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi is 244 miles (392 km).
The flying distance is 165 miles (264 km).

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

The travel time from Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi takes 8 hours in media.

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

To get from Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi prepare to shell out about VND 241,001 for your ticket.

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

Buses from Sapa to Hanoi ride 23 times a day.
Trains always run on a set schedule - there are 20 departures a day.
Vans from Sapa to Hanoi depart during the day - there are approximately 11 departures a day.
Taxi is always an attractive option as you can book a cab to take you from Sapa to Hanoi any time of the day.

Useful tips for travel from Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi

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.

Do many travellers take train from Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi?

Up to now, 594 booked train tickets from Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi through our service. You can check reviews above.