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
VTS Minibus 15pax Any timeVND 4,950k
Grouptour Upper Single Cabin 05:55 - 11:55VND 411k
Daiichi Travel VIP 24 06:30 - 12:50VND 440k
Grouptour VIP 22 09:45 - 15:45VND 460k
Techbus VN JSC VIP 22 10:00 - 15:30VND 436k
Techbus VN JSC VIP 22 13:30 - 19:30VND 455k
Grouptour Van 9pax 14:45 - 20:15VND 357k
Grouptour VIP 22 17:00 - 23:00VND 449k
Grouptour VIP 22 18:00 - 23:10VND 483k
Grouptour VIP 22 21:20 - 02:30VND 428k
Grouptour VIP 20 23:30 - 04:40VND 428k

Transportation from Hanoi to Sapa

Hanoi to Sapa Destination Reviews

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
Very good. Comfortable & clean, driver drive at reasonable safe speed.
Van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Jan 1, 2020
Transport was good but they were 1 hour late
Van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Dec 27, 2019
The Van was comfy and nice, plus the seat belt worked. Though the USB port on my side didn't worked I used another one to charge my phone.
Van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Nov 15, 2019
Van Driver speaks no English. He drove wrong and we lost nearly one hour. The van itself was good, but most of the other tourists brought too much luggage and then we cant adapt our seat at the back proberly. Lunch break was ok.
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Van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Nov 10, 2019
The pictured vehicle interior does not correspond to the truth. Our driver did not speak a word of English. Therefore, there was also no information, but three extended breaks, which no one had wanted.After 5.5 h arrived in Sapa, we stood again 30 minutes on the parking lot - without information. Then we were told that we had to walk to the hotel because of too much traffic in the center of the village. It was also only 500 m. After more than 1 km with suitcases on a muddy road, we called a cab. Can everyone decide for themselves whether this is "VIP".2 stars because we arrived. Otherwise it would be one.
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Van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Nov 10, 2019
the driver was stopping and taking people through the road to fill the van, he was going too fast, it seemed he was in a hurry. Old slgo van and broken seats. Other people's used water bottles everywhere. that yes We arrived on time.
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Van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Nov 9, 2019
We were not picked up at our hotel in Hanoi and when we arrived in Sapa we were left in the city center without being dropped off at our hotel. We had to manage by ourselves ????
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Van VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Nov 3, 2019
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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 X 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.