Vans from Hanoi to Sapa

Vans from Hanoi to Sapa

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Hanoi to Sapa Van Schedule

Hanoi to Sapa Van Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
OUROS Travel SUV 4pax Any timeVND 2,694k
Sao Viet VIP Cabin 05:00 - 11:50VND 426k
To Vietnam Travel Cabin 22 06:15 - 12:15VND 438k
Techbus VN JSC VIP 22 08:10 - 14:10VND 450k
Techbus VN JSC VIP 20 10:15 - 16:15VND 468k
VietNam Travel Bus Sleeper 22 13:00 - 20:00VND 825k
Sao Viet Sleeper 15:30 - 22:15VND 341k
Duc Duong Bus VIP Luxury 22 17:30 - 23:30VND 464k
Duc Duong Bus VIP Luxury 22 18:00 - 00:00VND 464k
Sapa Discovery Travel VIP 20 21:00 - 02:00VND 480k
Sapa Ethnic Travel VIP 22 23:50 - 04:50VND 429k

Transportation from Hanoi to Sapa

Facts about the van from Hanoi to Sapa

Cheapest Van$13
Fastest Van5h
Earliest Van6:30 AM
Latest Van3:00 PM
Daily Van Routes0
Distance209 kilometers
Van CompaniesGreenLion Bus, Grouptour

Hanoi to Sapa Destination Reviews

I had a Sleeper Express from Sa Pa to Cat Ba and it was scheduled to take 10 hours, which was the quickest option. The bus was at the depot, departure was supposed to be 07:30, then left at 08:00. TV or USB didn't work, but the air conditioning did. There were lots of stops on the way, which is perhaps normal, but doesn't mean a fast journey. 2 breaks until Ha Long, which was ok.
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Van Middle seats, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), Jan 16, 2024
The company Sapa Dragon Express was great. We got detailed information and a comfortable seat while waiting for the busdriver. However, the trip from Hanoi to Sapa was awful! We had to sit in the back of the limousine bus, where the airconditioning was not working to well. Also the seatbelts were to small for tall people. Our biggest problem however was that the driver was a maniac. The driver drove incredibly fast. He overtook many vehicles in the mountain while we were in a very sharp (hairpin) turn, so with no sight if there was oncoming traffic. Also he overtook many vehicles on the road that was meant for oncoming traffic, which almost lead to frontal collisions several times. We had an actual accident with a motorbike. Several people in the bus asked the driver to slow down multiple times and said that they preferred to live and that there was no need to rush, but he ignored us. Good news was that we arrived in Sapa on time… but that was not worth the fear.
Van Limousine, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), May 8, 2023
Our Driver was very kind (altho hardly spoke/understood English), but the whole organization from the operator was bad. We had been told we’d be picked up at our hotel but the night before they said we had to go to a pickup point and be there at least 30 mins prior to departure - which we did and ended up waiting more than an hour to be picked up (because the driver went to everyone else’s hotels o pick them up…). The seats in the car left a lot to wish for in terms of comfort (my seat didn’t even have a functioning seat belt). Giving 3 stars only so the driver doesn’t get a bad review (otherwise I would give 1 star to 12Go and the organization).
Van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Aug 3, 2022
The journey itself was fine. However, we had real problems
Van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), May 19, 2022
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How to get from Hanoi to Sapa by Van

Van is a convenient option to get from Hanoi to Sapa. Van tickets are affordable, vans are generally do a faster job than buses, vans offer a good choice of departures.

Depending on the van type, each vehicle can accommodate between 12 and 15 passengers. Yet an evident drawback of travelling by van is limited space for the luggage. In most cases you will need to keep your bags, backpacks or suitcases under your seat or in the aisle. Thus van is not the best choice if you travel with huge luggage. F this is the case, consider buying a separate ticket for your bags or choose bus instead.

On certain routes, vans are your only choice of transportation as no buses, trains or flights are available between those destinations.

It is a popular question whether it is necessary to book van tickets in advance. Though some routes feature a lot of departures, we still highly recommend booking your seat especially if you are going to take one of the last vans of the day; travelling during weekends, public holidays or busy tourist seasons; are in a group of two or more and want to travel on the same van.

Here is the list of companies that run regular vans between Hanoi and Sapa and offer tickets for online booking.

How far is from Hanoi to Sapa?

Vans follow the same routes as buses do. Thus the driving distance between Hanoi and Sapa will be about 209 km. Some vans do not take the shortest route to Sapa and make detours to pick up and drop off passengers en route. If this is the case, it will result in a longer travel time – you can see it when choosing your ticket.

How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Sapa by Van?

Most vans need from 5h to 5h 30m hours to get from Hanoi to Sapa Note though that travel time depends greatly on traffic conditions. Traffic can be dense around the rush hour at both your departure point and destination. Weather conditions – e.g. heavy rain – often result in longer travel time, too.

Before booking your van tickets, check how long the trip with each operator takes as some vans follow longer routes to Sapa or make detours.

Also, it is important to know that van companies that accept online booking offer scheduled van departures; yet there are also some vans which depart only when full, and in certain cases the waiting period can be long. Thus choosing an operator that runs vans on a set schedule is always a better idea.

How much does it cost to get from Hanoi to Sapa by Van?

When using a van, the fare or ticket price for travelling from Hanoi to Sapa is pre-computed. This usually includes toll fees, gas and other overheads. But, it is recommended to read the details and ask for clarifications when this is not clear at the onset.

Pre-computed fares for vans can be expensive but unlike buses and trains; you would not need to buy a ticket for each passenger. For a big group of 12 or more people, this translates to huge savings compared to getting multiple taxis.

This makes it a cheap option for travelling when in groups. The van service will also not charge extra for bags and luggage, as long as it fits inside the van.

Hanoi to Sapa timetable

If you are a group, you can consolidate your schedules and use just one van. Check out above Hanoi to Sapa timetable for van services.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Getting a van service for your group can offer extra space, comfort and convenience not found in other transport options. Unlike taxis or buses which have numerous trips per day, a van service is usually scheduled. But some van services do follow a scheduled departure time. Please check our listings for such services.

Having your entire group together for a long trip can add to the enjoyment. This can allow your group to discuss and even sing to your heart's content without fear of bothering others.

Just like taxis, the advantage of travelling by van is that you can ask the driver to stop by stores, supermarkets and other establishments. You can stop anywhere at any time since you are basically renting the van and not just paying for taxi fare. You can use this opportunity to take epic groupie pics at local landmarks and tourist spots.

Vans are especially useful when travelling with large and sensitive equipment like photography setups and large computers. Trunks and compartments might not be a safe holding area for fragile packages. Placing them inside the roomy and well-padded interior of van will make it more secure and safe.