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From Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi by train

20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:17
GLA Gia Lam, Hanoi
7h 22m
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20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 35m
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LCA Sapa Lao Cai
04:17
GLA Gia Lam, Hanoi
7h 22m
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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
04:32
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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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:15
GLA Gia Lam, Hanoi
7h 35m
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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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21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
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LCA Sapa Lao Cai
05:30
HNO Hanoi
7h 50m
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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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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 Sapa Sinh to Hanoi by bus

08:30
Sapa Sinh
14:00
Hanoi Sinh
5h 30m
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15:30
Sapa Sinh
21:00
Hanoi Sinh
5h 30m
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22:00
Sapa Sinh
03:30
Hanoi Sinh
5h 30m
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From Sa Pa SapaExpress to Hanoi by bus

07:00
Sa Pa SapaExpress
13:00
Hanoi SapaExpress
6h
13:15
Sa Pa SapaExpress
19:15
Hanoi SapaExpress
6h
15:15
Sa Pa SapaExpress
21:15
Hanoi SapaExpress
6h
15:30
Sa Pa SapaExpress
21:00
Hanoi SapaExpress
5h 30m

From Sapa GreenLion to Hanoi by van

08:00
Sapa GreenLion, Lao Cai
13:00
Hanoi GreenLion
5h
15:00
Sapa GreenLion, Lao Cai
20:00
Hanoi GreenLion
5h

How to get to Hanoi from Sapa

Why go to Hanoi

Hanoi is the bustling capital city of Vietnam full of lakes, temples and pagodas. The ancient city is also the cultural capital of Vietnam and is managing to retain much of its charm despite rapidly modernizing. Visitors can wander through the streets of the Old Quarter and around Hoan Kiem Lake or take in the grand Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Presidential Palace which dates back to colonial times. Hanoi often seems to be the polar opposite of Saigon in the south but both cities share the same energetic pace.

From Sapa to Hanoi

The only way to get to Hanoi from Sapa is overland as there is no airport nowhere in the vicinity. Travelling this route by train is a classic Vietnamese experience, but buses do a good job, too, and the choice of the means of transport depends entirely on your own preferences. The distance between Sapa and Hanoi is about 300 km but be ready that your journey will take from eight hours to 10 hours.

There is currently no airport near Sapa so travelers make the journey from Sapa to Hanoi by train or bus. The overnight train from Sapa to Hanoi has long been one of the most popular overnight trains in the country with a number of more luxurious private train cars offering travelers varying degrees of comfort and relaxation on the night train.

From Sapa to Hanoi by train

The train stations which serves Sapa is located in the town of Lao Cai, some 35 km from Sapa proper. It takes about one hour to get from Sapa to Lao Cai by taxi or 1¼ hour if going by local bus, as the road is extremely curvy, though beautiful. Take your medicine in advance if you are prone to motion sickness. Note also, that trains are often late – do not be surprised over a couple of hours delay. Expect to pay between USD20 and USD30 for a lift. Tip: share with your fellow travellers.

Note the hottest time to get back from Sapa to Hanoi is Sunday night. Expect your train be full house. Do not be surprised to find ‘extra’ people on board: if no seats/berths available, some conductors accept tips for letting them in. It is unfortunately useless to complain.

Currently there are two express trains daily from Sapa (Lao Cai) to Hanoi. Both are operated by the Vietnam Railways and both are night trains. SP2 leaves Lao Cai at 8.35pm and arrives to Hanoi at 4.45am; SP4 departs half an hour later at 9.10pm and arrives at 5.25am. Both trains feature private cars which provide a much more comfortable experience than ordinary Vietnam Railways cars – though naturally at a higher price. VIP sleepers for four passengers with Livitrans Express, King Express, Fanxipan, Chapa Express or **Sapalay Express provide more or less the same level of service and cost between USD36 and USD40 (VND800,000-VND880,000). While a berth in a first class sleeping car with Victoria Express sets you back USD170 (VND3.8mio).

There is a third train from Sapa to Hanoi (LC2) that departs at 10.05am and arrives at 7.35pm. This train offers only a few dozen soft seats and the rest are hard wooden bench style seats which are quite uncomfortable for journeys of any length.

Tip Normally there is a dining car in each train where quite decent and reasonably priced fare is served. Give it a try, anyway.

In Hanoi, trains from Sapa arrive at the Tran Quy Cap street side of the Hanoi railway station. It is located west of the main entrance Le Duan street and is known as the Tran Quy Cap train station or simply ‘entrance B’. Do not be mislead: it is one and the same train station.

From Sapa to Hanoi by bus

There are sleeper buses and express buses serving the route from Sapa to Hanoi. In Sapa they normally pick up passengers at the bus station in the centre of town close to the Cathedral or directly from your guesthouse and will drop you off in Hanoi in Old Quarter or around Hoan Kiem Lake but exact locations vary depending on the company. Travellers report that Sapa Express is arguably the best way to travel from Sapa to Hanoi with new and clean buses but no toilets on board. The trip takes from six to 8 hours. There are both morning and late night departures. Expect to pay from USD15/VND300,000 per person.

Getting around in Hanoi

Many attractions will be within walking distance for those staying in the Old Quarter but some may opt for the iconic cyclo bicycle taxi, be wary of the cost and ask your hotel about reasonable prices. The same can be said of the motorcycle taxis. To avoid confusion and conflict agree on a price beforehand and write the number (including all zeroes) on a piece of paper.

Unlike Saigon, Hanoi is not known for having a reliable or trustworthy taxi service but there are a small number of green Mai Linh taxi’s which can be counted on to give you an honest metered fare and proper route. All taxis should have a working meter but be generally aware how to get to your destination to avoid being taken on an unrequested tour of Hanoi at your expense.

The ride sharing apps Uber and Grab Taxi are both operating in Hanoi and if you are accustomed to using them or one of their partners at home, you can continue using in Vietnam without having to change anything. However, you may want to grab a cheap local SIM card(~USD5) as many drivers like to call before picking you up. Don’t worry if neither of you speak each other’s language well, the call is common courtesy in Vietnam and the driver will still pick you up.

Where to stay in Hanoi

Hanoi’s Old Quarter and the area surrounding the nearby Hoan Kiem lake are popular for travelers and tourists of all types. The area gives one an easy access to many popular attractions and has one of the more lively nightlife scenes in a city that tends to get quiet rather early. The adjacent French Quarter offers more upscale accommodations without the frenzied activity of the old quarter and is better suited for those looking to get a good night’s sleep.

Things to do in Hanoi

As the country’s cultural capital, Hanoi has too many notable temples to list them all but a popular one is the Temple of the Jade Mountain which sits in the Middle of Hoan Kiem lake and is connected to the shore by the bright red The Huc bridge. Taking a stroll around the lake is also popular with both tourists and locals alike and can take on a festive atmosphere due to the various vendors and entertainers scattered about.

Travelers can checkout the Temple of Literature, where the great scholars of the past studied and whose names are still engraved on monuments in the courtyard. During certain times of the year visitors can also witness the beauty of calligraphers practicing their craft and take home a unique souvenir. A short walk away is the Fine Arts Museum of Vietnam, which boasts an impressive collection spanning the country’s entire history from the ancient civilizations to contemporary artists.

Those interested in recent history may want to tour the Hoa Lo Prison Museum, better known as the Hanoi Hilton where POW’s were held during the American War (as the conflict is referred to locally). For a more upbeat experience, one can check out the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the colonial architecture of the Presidential Palace. Nearby is Ho Tay (West Lake) which hosts several watersport activities depending on the season and has many intriguing temples of its own.

Onward travel from Hanoi

Hanoi often serves as the beginning or the end of one’s travels in Vietnam. Those who have already explored the central and southern regions and come from Sapa to Hanoi will enjoy heading to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Halong Bay for a cruise among the limestone islands that rise dramatically out of the bay. Cruises for Halong Bay depart from the port city of Haiphong which is a few hours by bus or train to the east of Hanoi.

Travelers just beginning their time in Vietnam will want to head south from Hanoi to Hue, the ancient capital and then onwards to the costal cities of Danang and Nha Trang. Flights are available from Noi Bai Airport, situated one hour outside of the city. Always arrange for a set price taxi to the airport or better yet, book a private charter van to ensure comfort and timely arrival. Of course many bus companies can take you from Hanoi to Hue as well as the Vietnam National Railways and the private train companies Livitrans and Violette Express who operate routes daily. Livitrans and Violette offer 4 berth VIP Sleeper cabins costing around USD75-USD85 for the 14 hour overnight journey. Passengers can expect the same experiences as provided on the Sapa to Hanoi journey with snacks, drinks and a much softer bed to sleep in. They will also have wine, beer and meals available for purchase which are of a higher quality than the standard Vietnam Railways fare. The much longer journey of Hanoi to Hue makes having a comfortable berth all the more important for your wellbeing.

Passenger reviews out of total 10,581 passengers who 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 while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Jan 17, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★★★☆
Comfy and clean beds. Friendly staff. Good way to travel. Bring earplugs.
Jan 16, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
The sheets were much cleaner than the sp3 eide from hanoi to lao cai. Still not very comfortable bed, too hard
Jan 15, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Poor ride. The bus driver kept stopping for people on highway and picking them up, which is fine except that instead of a gradual brake, he’s slam on the brakes and everybody would wake up scared to death and their stuff flying everywhere. Horrible. It happened so often! At least once every half hour. The bus driver spoke quickly and never translated to English. Also WiFi was so terrible, you had to wait 5 minutes for a single page to load. No charging outlets either. I give this rating a 2 because I still arrived at my destination.
Jan 14, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Very comfortable and spacious, saw a very small cockroach but overall great experience!
Jan 14, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
Two chairs were broken and wifi didn’t work.
Jan 13, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★★
Comfortable cabin, well equipped. Staff on train friendly and helpful.
Jan 12, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★☆
I didn’t realize that this was a sleeper car, so you were forced to sit in the reclining position. However, I got used to it and enjoyed the ride. Good, safe drivers too.
Jan 10, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
★★★★★
Very enjoyable bus with very comfortable seating. The staff are great, and incredibly friendly staff
Jan 8, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★★
It was very comfortable and fast :) they helped me to take back to the airport as well.
Jan 8, 2019
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Train was clean and on time. Bed quite comfortable.
Jan 8, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
One hour late, driver not very friendly, he assigned seats at his discretion (double check with all other passengers aboard)
Jan 7, 2019
bus AC Seater, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
The bus was late leaving Sapa so we were late arriving in Hanoi. We had no problem with using our ticket.
Jan 3, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★☆
could have been better if they can communicate in English
Dec 28, 2018
van VIP, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Uncomfortable trip: very tight seats in back and front, reckless and irresponsible driving by both drivers, one of whom appeared to either be very tired or under the influence. No English speakers so very hard to communicate. One hour delayed at arrival.
Dec 27, 2018
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
Staff in Sapa were not overly helpful and welcoming. The trip is well planned for toilet and food stops. The driver did his upmost to deliver us to our hotel with streets completely blocked with Christmas Eve festivities. Bus seats very comfortable but we weren’t in the back row or up front with the driver!
Dec 27, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
★★★★★
Clean and good
Dec 26, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Perfect pub. It's all good.
Dec 24, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
★★★★☆
Sleeper seats very tight but otherwise very good experience.
Dec 23, 2018
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper 4x, Fanxipan
★★☆☆☆
"Luxurious and professional" it is not. Firstly, the cabin was filthy - the floor looked like it hadn't been cleaned in months & there were cockroaches scuttling about on the floor. No air conditioning, so it was too hot to sleep with the door closed. We asked the staff to put on the air conditioning, which they did for about 5 minutes, then it went off again. The staff were shouting & talking loudly in the middle of the night. Also, not all the reading lights were in working order. The only good thing I can say is that the train was on time & the bed linen was clean. Not worth the extra money! Would never travel with Fanxipan Express again. (No complaints about 12Go Asia though!)
Dec 20, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Will definitely use again in next visit. Very convenient and comfortable.
Dec 16, 2018
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Clean and comfortable
Dec 15, 2018
bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express
★★★★★
The vip SapaExpress from SaPa to Hanoi was remarkably comfortable, and i would recommend it to everyone. There were big comfy seats, the view was amazing and the bus dropped most people off at their hotels, if they were staying in the Old Quarter. Only downside was the staff who i found really rude and frustrating to deal with. That said, i would still highly recommend. Its a MUCH better experience than the trains (in my opinion) and a fraction of the price.
Dec 14, 2018
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
★★★★☆
The transition at Sapa was miss communicated. There were some bags taken by the staff, but some others were not. Other passengers were confused about their luggage taken by a separate vehicle. The rest of the ride was pleasant.
Dec 13, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★★★★
Sapaly Express is a much better than than Orient express
Dec 10, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
★★★☆☆
The Bus quite old..blanket and pillow not so clean..looklike never wash..smelly..however the steward is good..helpfull..he booked a cheap taxi for me to my hotel..driver ..driving quite fast..but his skill of driving very good..i slept well along the journey....
Dec 7, 2018
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
AC not strong enough hence there was a lot of humidity in the cabin. The train was shaking a lot.
Dec 7, 2018
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express
★★★★☆
way better than the roach coach we had on the way from Hanoi to Lao Cai
Dec 4, 2018
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★☆
The van driver was driving quickly . I have no issue with that but another passenger complained to him to slow down. And in response, driver mentioned that it was the "Vietnamese way of driving". It did get to my destination ahead of schedule even while making 2 rest stops. The driver was nice enough to drop us off directly to airport instead of going back to old city Hanoi and catching a ride from there.
Dec 4, 2018
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★★
The driver picked us up at the hotel. It was about 40 mins later than the departure time, but we were the last group on the limo - assumming that he took sometime to pick others up. There were two stops, one was short only for WC, another was a bit long be able to have some food. We ended up arriving the center of Hanoi around 2 pm later than estimated schedule(12.45 pm) Anyway, they dropped off a couple to the airport which is nice to whom that wanna go directly to the airport. (The airport is quite far from the center of Hanoi.) The limo was clean. The complimentary was a small bottle of water. The driver drove okay. I would say I recommend this type of car.
Dec 1, 2018
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
train was good and clean. the bed was ok. i managed to sleep the whole travel.
Nov 29, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Good and comfortable ride overall. Ticketing area was straightforward without the need to exchange for boarding pass, printout upon booking will do. Bedsheets and amenities were clean, ride was smooth and undisturbed throughout.
Nov 27, 2018
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★☆
Could be better but it’s as expected in this area
Nov 25, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
We hope the bus driver can be more careful when driving.
Nov 22, 2018
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Nice trip, easy to find station and comfortable little cabin
Nov 22, 2018
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Excellent service. We travelled from Hanoi to Sapa and return by overnight train. The journey was very comfortable, the train extremely clean & staff were very helpful. We slept well for both journeys. I would highly recommend this as a way to travel. Thank you.
Nov 20, 2018
van VIP, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
45 minutes of delay and left us 30 minutes away from our hotel/centre
Nov 19, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
★★★★☆
Good travelling ...but Seat was a bit broken...could not sit a straight
Nov 19, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
The booking helped secure the train ride as the payment on the official website didn't go through albeit cost slightly more than the original price. The beds were clean and the blankets provided were slightly thick, do wear something comfy and thin if you can't sleep with warm sheets. There's toilet on the train so no worries about clearing your bladders before the long train ride. It departed punctually and arrived on time. Please get yourself noise-cancelling earphones if you want a good night sleep as the train stops multiple times and you might be woken up by the noise.
Nov 17, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
★★★★★
excelente !!!
Nov 13, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★★★☆
Very smooth travelling. Pillow and blanket were clean and comfy. U got water, crackers, tooth brush and paste, and slippers. Toilet was ok, but smelly. Washing place was open but good. All in all definetely better than go by the vip mini bus to Sapa (from Hanoi)
Nov 13, 2018
van VIP, GreenLion Bus
★★★★★
Muy muy buen servicio. Muy recomendable
Nov 9, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Bed wasn't the most comfortable. Bedsheets were clean. The rails are very bumpy but I guess it's not the train company's fault. The staff was helpful and organized. When the snack lady proposed you some snacks, don't hesitate to bargain. I got a Pringle box for 50k instead of 80k.
Nov 8, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
There is no toilette on the bus
Nov 2, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★★★☆
I was travelling with 2 kids (5yrs) so I enjoyed clean beds and good service. Air conditioning is too strong and sometimes it gets really cold. Nice hot coffee in the morning. Overall we enjoyed our trip.
Oct 31, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Only possitive is that we arrive to Hanoi. Bus is not new and overused, seats are damaged and so doors to toilet. You cannot close them. Driver stopped at 3.40 in Hanoi, through away everybody's luggage from bus and told everybody to get out. No communication in English.
Oct 28, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★★★☆
Enjoyed the journey.The cabin was comfortable and staff courteous.
Oct 24, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
A bit expensive than actual price but it makes sure that I will have a lower bed. The train departs exactly on time. I got coach no. 5 which has good decoration in purple color. Make sure you book room away from toilet. Some time people don't know that the toilet door need to be locked after use. They let the door open and it will be bumped all along the way and keep waking you up.
Oct 21, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Perfect way to travel safe and comfortable
Oct 20, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★☆
Would have been 5* only it didn’t leave on time. It was supposed to leave at 3pm but we left at 3.10, then went to pick up 2 people in their hotel who weren’t ready, and then we returned back to the meeting point to pick up a further more 2 people (I’m guessing they merged our van with someone else’s due to it not being full). We left Sapa at 3.35pm and arrived 30 minutes late, at 8.30pm. Driver was great, stopped for us twice, and dropped us off where we wanted. Seats were comfy and the journey was seemless.
Oct 20, 2018
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★☆
Better ride than our first trip thankfully as I was seriously considering cancelling and finding an alternate travel company. Much safer driving from this driver. The only negatives were the van was not as nice - stained seats and something sticky and gross on the seatbelt. Also the seat poor man's seat in front of me was broken - every time we hit a bump at speed, the back of his seat flew backwards.
Oct 15, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Comfortable
Oct 15, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, King Express
★★★★☆
We had heard lots of negative stories about the sleeper train, but King Express surpassed our expectations. It was clean and comfortable. We paid for a two berth cabin which we thought was worth the expense to have our own private space. Toilet wasn't great but better than expected. For value for money I think the Sapa Express limousine bus is a better option - quicker, cheaper and by travelling during the day you get to spend the night in a bed that's not moving anywhere.
Oct 13, 2018
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★★
It was a confortable bus and it arrived on time, everything was ok!!!
Oct 13, 2018
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★☆
good trip only less space for luggage
Oct 13, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Very efficient and comfortable!
Oct 12, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
First time on a sleeper bus so obviously was a little confused with everything. Especially the bathroom breaks when people get off the bus and go to the washroom right in front of the windows... lol
Oct 8, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
★★★★★
Very good and safe drive from Sapa to Hanoi ! Comfortable sleeper bus also possible to sit !
Oct 7, 2018
bus Standard AC, Sapa Express
★★★★☆
The overall service was good however the WiFi quality was extremely poor compared to several other companies we used during our journey in a Vietnam.
Oct 5, 2018
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Pumpkin Express
★★☆☆☆
We had Insects in our room. The matresses were hard. The Service Lady did not speak any English. The VIP sleeper was totally overpriced. We paid 10 times as much as for a Bus. Next time we will take the Bus both ways the quality is so much better!
Oct 4, 2018
bus Standard AC, Sapa Express
★★★★★
Great members
Sep 28, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★☆
Destination in Hanoi was not as informed. The driver might decide on his own convenience.
Sep 28, 2018
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
Van was overcrowded as most reviews say. First come first serve... Driver had made a stop elsewhere first "not the stated stop the rest of us were waiting at" and picked up 4 locals, so us other 4 westerners were forced to fight over remaining "prime seats". Then the Driver wouldn't even let me eat my crisp in the van, "sorry tourist, no food!" Is what I got. The big buses are a better option. Way more comfortable but takes a little longer. Plus you can eat and drink as you desire with a guilt free reclined assigned seat.
Sep 26, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★★★★
This train was really good
Sep 26, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★☆☆☆
The air con was inconsistent and the toilets were disgusting and smelly. There was fecal matter on the floor. I would have preferred to bus instead.
Sep 25, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★★
vert good driver, thanks
Sep 24, 2018
van VIP, GreenLion Bus
★★☆☆☆
There was no snack. En the wifi was nog working. En not for every body was there water. The driver had een bad driving skill. You don't pass a other car in a blind corner.
Sep 21, 2018
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★★
Travel was Quick and very comfortable. Driver made two stops so we can eat and go to wc. Definetely a good choice to Travel from Sa Pa!
Sep 18, 2018
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
we would like how the security staff handle over crowding people who eager to enter the train. we enjoy our trip to hanoi, but on the way to hanoi i was needed use of toilet, the train couch was waving and wobble, unluckily my shirt was torn by nail @ train wall. that was dangerous. that all.
Sep 18, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★☆
Driver is on time as promised. Only water is provided, No snacks. Short break for each stop (10 mins). Overall is good for the affordable price.
Sep 17, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★★★★
Very good! Beds are fine and service was good
Sep 14, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★★
They driver wasnt very friendly. They beds are perfect for the tall people. Much better that sapa express
Sep 13, 2018
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★★
Skillful driver, awesome!
Sep 10, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★★★★
everything in sapa das amazing. I recomend this place and this kind of trip (Night train)
Sep 9, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Bus was fine but the drive was not Good. More than two hours late back to Hanoi. We wanted to get of at a earlier stop when the bus stopped to drop of some other Passengers but the driver wouldn’t let us.. it was 10 minuts away from our hotel but we had to go to the end station and take a taxi for almost 40 minuts instead and it cost us a lot more... very dissapointing because it wouldn’t have made a difference to the driver because he stopped anyway,,, made no sense
Sep 8, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
★★★☆☆
Departure time was shifted to 13:00 instead of 13:15. As time of arrival 19:00 was given in the booking but they already know it takes longer because they do a 30min stop on the way. Water was distributed and a snack as well - which was great :) the staff was very friendly as well. sadly, there were not pillows for everyone, the blankets were really dirty and the toilet offered no paper. After the 30min break one guy told us to go on the bus and at the same moment, the bus departed and 5 people ran after it in hope the bus would let them in. That was scary, since they didn't tell us sooner to go back. They just told us when the bus was already leaving.
Sep 3, 2018
bus VIP, Sapa Express
★★★★★
This was a great trip. Max was our host and he did very well to give us all the information and make it a good journey
Aug 30, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour
★★★★☆
Very clean bus, good English speaking staff, left on time, enough breaks
Aug 28, 2018
bus VIP, Sapa Express
★★★★★
Good driver Phoenix, felt save all the time. Enthousiatic host Max. Bus right on time. Great chairs (booked the VIP bus).
Aug 24, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour
★★★★★
Sapa - Hanoi. Greenbus. Comfy. Clean. USB charger. Wifi. Clear announcement made. Driver speaks english. Two stops in between.
Aug 22, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, Sapa Express
★★★★☆
Very comfy, convenient bus! I know they beep the horn a lot in Vietnam but I didn’t think they’d do it so much on a ‘sleeper’ bus! Made it a bit difficult to sleep
Aug 18, 2018
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express
★★★★★
I liked it! I thought it was comfortable and had everything I needed.
Aug 16, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★★★☆
Imposible encontrar el lugar donde cambiar mi voucher
Aug 16, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★★★☆
Sapaly nighttrain is a perfect wat for visiting Sapa
Aug 16, 2018
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Pumpkin Express
★★☆☆☆
The train wagon was worse than asia express and we pay just the same. Also there were some bugs in the cabin that we need to kill.
Aug 13, 2018
train #SP2 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Booking online is hassle free. Train is on time. Seat is as expected. However, as usual, almost died freezing. Very cold airconditioned.
Aug 13, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, Sapa Express
★★★★★
Comfortable
Aug 13, 2018
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper 4x, Pumpkin Express
★★★★★
The cabin was very clean and the bed was comfortable and they provided snacks and water, the train trip was a bit bumpy but that was expected.
Aug 12, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, King Express
★★★☆☆
Cabin was well cleaned and in decent conditions, bedsheets were good. The whole coach was terribly cold. Cabin had no room for luggage. Toilets had no water and were flooded.
Aug 12, 2018
bus VIP, Sapa Express
★★★★★
We had a little delay on the way back, but the busses and the service they provide is excellent. No complaints. The ride was very comfortable.
Aug 10, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, Sapa Express
★★★☆☆
+: on schedule, easy wifi, comfortable free water - dirty inside, luggage thrown on the street in Hanoi, could easily be stolen
Aug 10, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★☆☆☆
Service was excellent. A literal red carpet laid out for Sapaly Express passengers, with a staff checking in on us before moving off. Cleanliness of the common facilities was also as expected. Great service was let down by the poor environment. Excessive swaying at night (not Sapaly Express' fault as that is how the train tracks are), coupled with the hit-and-miss air-conditioning which seemed to work for only 5 minutes every hour made it difficult to get a good night's rest. All in all: An experience. But as with all experiences, once is enough.
Aug 9, 2018
van VIP, GreenLion Bus
★★★★☆
Very comfort and spacious bus. The drivers are sometimes reckles, but maybe thats normal for asia. And they where both times a half hour late, but i think thats aswell asian standard
Aug 9, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, King Express
★★☆☆☆
This was our return trip by train from Sapa to Hanoi and, of course, we compared the experience to the first trip. First, we did not understand why they put the AC to maximum. The temperature outside was fine, no need of AC. More annoying was the fact that we asked 3 staff to turn it off - before we left Sapa. They all said yes (or something which we thought was an approval) but no one did nothing about it. I asked again later and the lady looked through me as if I was talking to a ghost. The linen was averagely washed, some stains on it. Plus, the blanked was coming out of the cover. The toiled was quite dirty.
Aug 9, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★★☆☆
Was better the train that we took to arrive to sapa. Still decent.
Aug 6, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
Rude staff. Were transferred to another bus company. Left late from SaPa.
Aug 6, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★★★★
Clean bed, comfy space to sleep.
Aug 6, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Contrary to the hanoi - sapa trip, the return trip was great. We were in a violet couch and had a good aircon, soft beds and it was quiet accept for the rattling of the train. We enjoyed it.
Aug 3, 2018
van VIP, GreenLion Bus
★★★★★
great driver: didn't honk 1 time the whole trip from sapa to hanoi!! picked us up at hotel exactly on time, avoided the dog on the highway & all other dangers along the winding roads just outside sapa. very save driver, made good time & put us right in front of the hotel in hanoi!
Aug 3, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★★★☆
Toilet can be cleaner
Aug 3, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Train was to schedule and everything was good. The only issue I had was that someone was smoking in the cabin next to ours or the next one over. But it felt like they were smoking right beside me because the smell was so strong, so it was a little hard to sleep while that was happening. It would be nice if there was a designated non-smoking coach car to guarantee that this wouldn’t happen.

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