Sapa to Hai Phong by bus, taxi

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From Sapa SSB to Hai Phong by bus

Sapa SSB
Cat Ba SB, Hai Phong
11h 15m
Sapa SSB
Cat Ba SSB, Hai Phong
10h 45m
Sapa SSB
Cat Ba SB, Hai Phong
11h 15m
Sapa SSB
Cat Ba SSB, Hai Phong
10h 45m

From Sapa to Hai Phong by taxi

Cat Ba, Hai Phong
  vehicle, all incl

Sapa to Hai Phong Schedule

Sapa to Hai Phong Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Grouptour Van 9pax 00:00 – 10:00VND 6,200k
Grouptour Semi Sleeper 07:45 – 19:00VND 580k
Grouptour Semi Sleeper 08:15 – 19:00VND 530k
Grouptour Semi Sleeper 20:15 – 07:30VND 580k

Sapa to Hai Phong destination reviews

52 customer reviews
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour, Nov 13, 2019
Messy, chaotic and unorganized onboarding (Sapa - Catba). But despite that the trip was not bad. It's really OK for sleeping. Do not take massive bags as cabin-baggage, there is not much space for it. In total - good and cheap way to get from Sapa to Catba Island without wasting the whole day.
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour, Nov 10, 2019
IT was ok, bus on schedule, friendly stuff. Sleeper places are to small for 1,8m and more people
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour, Nov 10, 2019
Everything was super confusing and unstructured. We were not allowed to eat anything on the bus, from 20.15 pm to 7 am... we had only one toilet break which occurred at 22 pm and nothing after that. At least we arrived a little bit before schedule.
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour, Oct 28, 2019
Perfect trip. We left on time and arrived before schedule.
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour, Oct 19, 2019
After reading rewies I was afraiding but traveling in bus was confortable - I slept almost whole time, good driver, limited honking. But what was horrible to get to the bus - no seats reservation, total mess during onboarding. Seats reservation and it will be 5 stars.
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour, Oct 5, 2019
The bus arrived 1,5 hour late. Because the bus was broken and they had to arrange a different one. In hai phong we had to change busses, however for 2 people there were no places so we had to lay on the ground. I give two stars because even with the delay they arrived on time.
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour, Jul 9, 2019
Semi sleeper was great. Enough legroom. A few more toilet breaks or knowing when there is a toilet break would be nice.
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour, May 11, 2019
We left from a different location and a different time than was given in the email and we were not informed.
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour, Apr 2, 2019
Bus was fine, fair amount of leg room on the sleeper bus. Main issue was that we barely stopped during an 11 hour day time drive. We set off at 8.30am - first stop wasn’t till about 11.45am for about 15 mins. We then didn’t stop until about 5.30pm, where we had 5 mins to go to the loo (the driver actually started driving away as we were walking back) - no where in sight to buy food either. We arrived in CatBa around 7pm and the driver refused to drop people along the main road by their hotels, despite making countless stops to drop off the locals wherever they wanted. The bus also seemed to be a public transport bus and would emergency stop every 5 mins to pick someone up on the side of the motorway. The driver was rude, and was smoking for the whole journey, smelling out the bus. And I know that hooting the horn is normal in Vietnam, and having been here for a month am used to it, but this was next level ridiculous and so unnecessary. The driver would hold the horn down constantly even when there appeared to be no cars near us. Out of the 10 or so bus rides I’ve done in Vietnam this was hands down the worst.
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour, Mar 16, 2019
Bus was clean. If you are 180cm or more, sleepers are tight. Driver kept putting loud (like really loud) vietnamese music in all the bus which was annoying
taxi Van 9pax, Grouptour, Feb 20, 2019
We had a really rude driver who didn't listen to us at all. Drove like a speeding maniac. We were not happy with the service.
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour, Dec 9, 2018
Seats are comfortable, the bus was more or less on time and a pick up was arranged at the final destination. However, the stuff was very unfriendly, barely spoke English, for the first 4 hours there was no stop – except for the driver and the guide, who went out of the bus to smoke a cigaret several times. No informations about the journey was given and for some reasons random local people were picked up and released along the highway, who slept in the passageway of the bus.
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour, Dec 9, 2018
The commodation it was not bad, but they don’t give us nothing (water and food) in 7 hours.
Bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour, Jan 9, 2019
Comfortable, warm blankets, would book it again

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How to get from Sapa to Hai Phong

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

  • Bus
  • 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 Bus 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 6,200,000. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as VND 550,006.

How far is Sapa from Hai Phong?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Sapa to Hai Phong. Your trip will be a total of 350 miles (563 km). The flying distance is 235 miles (377 km).

How long does it take to get from Sapa to Hai Phong?

The travel time from Sapa to Hai Phong can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 10 to 12 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Sapa to Hai Phong?

The cost of the trip from Sapa to Hai Phong varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour): travelling by bus expect to pay as low as VND 550,006 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 6,200,000.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Sapa to Hai Phong:

  • Bus tickets - VND 550,006 to VND 580,006;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from VND 6,200,000 to VND 6,200,000.

How many trips per day are there between Sapa and Hai Phong?

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

  • Buses start plying the route from 07:45 - you can also take a bus as late as 20:15. There are 4 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Sapa to Hai Phong any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Taking a bus from Sapa to Hai Phong 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.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Sapa to Hai Phong. 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 6,200,000.

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

The most popular transport from Sapa to Hai Phong

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Sapa to Hai Phong? 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:

  • 996 decided to go for a bus.
  • 4 decided to catch a taxi.