train Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Laman Express, 13 mars 2020
Le train est confortable et des boissons, fruits et viennoiserie sont offertes.
La nuit s'est bien passée.
Tres content de mon voyage avec ce train.
train Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Laman Express, 11 févr. 2020
train Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Laman Express, 11 févr. 2020
Vraiment agréable le train, j’avais des appréhensions mais j’ai dormi, pas toute la nuit mais suffisamment. Ça brasse mais pas trop et eau et petit goûter apprécié. Lit confortable avec sac de couchage pour la chaleur. J’y retournerais au besoin.
train Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Laman Express, 29 janv. 2020
Personnel très accueillant, les couchettes sont propres et les WC aussi.
train VIP, Laman Express, 21 janv. 2020
Before boarding the train, we were welcomed at the Mango hotel and had a drink, before the staff would lead us to the train. We had a Laman Express VIP cabin only for 2 people. Very clean and nicely decorated! Even the toilets were clean. I would recommend!
Bus VIP 20 places, Sapa Express, 18 déc. 2019
Bus Classe VIP, Sapa Express, 29 nov. 2019
Confortable but it’s impossible to lie down as you scribes on your flyers because the seat presses the legs of the passenger from behind
train Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Laman Express, 26 nov. 2019
Nous avons effectué un excellent trajet de nuit avec la. Compagnie Laman express. Personnel adorable, couchette confortable, lavabos pour faire sa toilette. Parfait !
train #SP1 Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Fanxipan, 23 nov. 2019
2 remarks : toilets cleanleness and absolutely not enough room for luggage.
Bus VIP 20 places, Sapa Express, 13 nov. 2019
Très bien. Bus moderne et confortable. Personnel gentil et à l’écoute. La wifi est un vrai +
train #SP7 VIP, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 10 nov. 2019
We were 2 in a cabin for 4, the beds are hard, but that is something we don't minde, we slept great. It is an adventure, which we loved a lot.
Bus Classe VIP, Sapa Express, 7 nov. 2019
Voyage en minibus dans de bonnes conditions de confort
Bus VIP 20 places, Sapa Express, 6 nov. 2019
Minibus VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 3 nov. 2019
On ne nous pas récupérés à notre hôtel à Hanoï et à l’arrivée à Sapa on nous a laissés au centre ville sans nous déposer à notre hôtel. Il a fallu que l’on se débrouille tout seul ????
Bus VIP 27, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), 17 oct. 2019
Good guide which sent you a message via WhatsApp evening before the starting to insure we would find the bus station ! The bus is very comfortable, we slept well !
Bus Wagon-lit, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), 13 oct. 2019
Le chauffeur est venu nous chercher à l’aéroport pour 50k vnd de plus, et le trajet était super! Merci encore!
train #SP1 VIP, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 3 oct. 2019
Couchettes pas confortable.
Nos "compagnons de voyage" étaient une famille de 3 personnes avec un bébé dans une cabine prévu pour 4 personnes, qui plus est très petite. Je vous passe les détails sur les odeurs de couches changées en pleine nuit et les pleurs...
Voyage à faire mais peut être pas avec cette compagnie.
train #SP3 VIP, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 27 sept. 2019
4 personnes dans une cabine c’est beaucoup. Soft bed????
train #SP3 VIP, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 10 sept. 2019
I think for the price it’s comfortable. If you travel alone, don’t be worry because people will inform you. The toilet was a little bit dirty but for the price I think it’s relatable.
Bus VIP 20 places, Sapa Express, 25 août 2019
The service was good.
The seats are confortable.
Bus VIP 20 places, Sapa Express, 16 août 2019
Car très confortable, personnel gentil. Les horaires ont été respectées. Je recommande
Bus Wagon-lit, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), 15 août 2019
Le trajet s’est super bien passé. Le chauffeur conduit un peu vite....
train #SP3 Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Violette Express Train, 12 août 2019
Only dirty rest rooms
Bus Wagon-lit, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), 8 août 2019
Bus comfortable, but difficult to sleep because the driver drove fast and often braked. we also had 1h30 late
train #SP3 Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Violette Express Train, 4 août 2019
Un agent était à la gare et nous a indiqué quel wagon prendre.
Wagon ne correspond pas à ce qu’il y a sur les images. Wagon en bois à l’ancienne mais propre.
4 petites bouteilles d’eau et l’équivalent de kit kat, prévoyez donc de quoi manger au cas d’une petite faim.
Il ne faut pas avoir le sommeil léger car le train est tout sauf sans secousse et on ressens bien les rails.
Malgré tout bien arrivé à Sapa à l’heure même si un peu endormi.
Bus Semi wagon-lit, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 2 août 2019
Nous avons été surclassé dans un van grand luxe.
Le chauffeur s’est arrêté devant notre hébergement.
Très bon voyage.
train #SP3 Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Sapaly Express, 1 août 2019
Bonne nuit comparée au retour : la porte ferme bien avec une sécurité en plus.
Minibus VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 30 juil. 2019
Très bien passé
train #SP3 Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Violette Express Train, 25 juil. 2019
It was an easy trip. A bit shaky but ok , no problems
Bus Classe VIP, Sapa Express, 11 juil. 2019
Ponctualité et service impeccables. Bus très confortable avec WIFI. À RECOMMANDER.
Minibus VIP, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 29 juin 2019
Véhicule confortable. Chauffeur ne parle pas anglais et ne nous donne pas d’explication au moins pour les temps d’arrêt. Rendez-vous fixé à 7h00 à l’hôtel, arrivée du chauffeur avec 1/2 heure de retard.
train #SP3 VIP, Sapaly Express, 13 oct. 2020
Train is beautiful and good experience. Easy to sleep and not tried in 7hr riding time.
I feel ticket counter is little difficult to find, but it's not serious.
train #SP1 VIP, Pumpkin Express, 3 sept. 2020
The price for what is provided is pretty high, so the value for this train trip is very low. The ticket guy for Pumpkin Express was easy to find and even at the station earlier than expected. He was also very helpful in getting me the drinks and snacks for my cabin and providing clear guidance on when and where to wait and board. Overall, it was an okay experience, but I couldn't sleep at all on the train despite having the entire VIP cabin to myself and there were only a few snacks and a couple drinks provided.
I was impressed with the fact that I could actually charge my phone and they had a few different working lights in the room. The trains are very old, but they were cleaner than I expected. However, I also traveled only one month after the pandemic lockdown was lifted in Vietnam, so there were very few tourists traveling in general; that's probably why things were in decent condition (even the bathroom was pretty clean for a train). I was disappointed that there was no onboard wifi; luckily I had my own SIM with mobile data plan which worked on some parts of the trip.
I took a private, 8-pax bus back from Sapa to Hanoi instead of the train, for which I paid only $25. It was much more comfortable, scenic, and quicker than the train. I likely would not take the train ever again unless the conditions were MUCH better (i.e., they need a complete overhaul).
train #SP3 Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Laman Express, 23 mars 2020
It was nice. I was actually warn on the first level. People downstairs were a bit cold.
But quite comfortable. Nicely organised and clean.
Just don't follow people straight out of the train... They didn't leave us a chance, and we didn't do what we wanted to.
Also prices were as usual.... Pricier.
Don't get the coffee outside as well, its 3 times the price.
train #SP3 Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Laman Express, 21 mars 2020
too much cold with the air conditioning
too much noise! impossible to sleep on this train!
Bus VIP 20 places, Sapa Express, 19 mars 2020
I can’t tell anything because we didn’t go because everything was closed in Sapa because of Corona . We payed for a trip and had nothing.
Bus VIP 27, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), 14 mars 2020
Well, the driver was on eine in the morning. He offers a small snack after collecting all 5 passengers. On the ride we had 2 short tests for bathroom, etc.
train #SP1 Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Pumpkin Express, 13 mars 2020
Very dirty, cockroaches in cabin. Bathroom filthy. Staff not very friendly. Beds hard and air conditioning doesn't work properly. Room was very hot, no air. Left half an hour late.
Bus Semi wagon-lit, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 12 mars 2020
Arrived two hours later, traveled with multiple buses, unclear communication.
train VIP, Laman Express, 12 mars 2020
Wonderful check-in with welcome drink and very friendly staff, spacious room for a train with fairly comfortable beds that looked and smelled clean. Nice amenities (2 beers, 2 water, 2 sodas, 2 bananas and 2 danish). Really nothing to complain about!
train #SP1 Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Orient Express (Orient Express Train Sapa), 12 mars 2020
Train was easy to access and on time. Snacks and water were left for us in our 4 person cabin. There were no interruptions we were able to get in and go to sleep. Woke up in Sapa!
train #SP1 Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Orient Express (Orient Express Train Sapa), 10 mars 2020
Our train was cancelled and we were moved to a later train but this was not communicated to us in advance. Otherwise the cabin itself was clean, the beds firm but completely fine to sleep for 6-7 hours on the way to Sapa.
Bus VIP 20 places, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 29 févr. 2020
Best bus ever. Great driver too!
Bus VIP 27, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), 28 févr. 2020
Fast, reliable and friendly staff
train Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Laman Express, 25 févr. 2020
Mostly good. Our cabin had some garbage in when we arrived.
Slamming doors next to our room woke us up a couple times.
Bus Wagon-lit, Sapa Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), 24 févr. 2020
The bus journey was good and reliable, seemed to be quicker than I thought it would be. Is wasnt as uncomfortable as others made out, just cold, but they do give you a blanket. I managed to sleep in patches along the way.
The only reason I reduced the stars is that I arranged for pick up at the hostel, which I thought meant the bus would actually pick us up, but it meant some guy comes to collect you and walks you to a different meeting point, where you get on a bus for a short ride out to the main bus.
There is a toilet on the bus, but when we got on it was full, so nobody could use it.
Bus Semi wagon-lit, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 18 févr. 2020
First off, we had no problem with the booking platform. This worked smoothly. Secondly, this is the cheapest way to travel in Vietnam is by the long haul sleeper buses. We booked through Grouptour on the platform but it was a Sao Viet office/bus we brought to when arriving at Grouptour; which was a bit confusing for us at first. We wished the booking platform noted this information as it is misleading.
About the trip: While this trip was not great, it was what we needed to get to one place to another. We were transferred in 4 different buses which was a bit frustrating. The bus makes A LOT of stops along the way and picks up people on the route. The time length of trip noted is not accurate, therefore I would not recommend using this bus service if you have restricted time or made plans. The bus did not have a bathroom on it and the bus driver/assistant didn't really speak English which wasn't a huge issue, but still some language barrier when asking about the next stops. We didn't have an issue with overcrowding as others have noted. If you want an inexpensive way to travel, this is it but know what you are getting into.
train #SP1 Couchettes VIP 4 pax, Orient Express (Orient Express Train Sapa), 16 févr. 2020
"Luxury" is another thing but we sleeped well.
train #SP1 VIP, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 15 févr. 2020
Bus Semi wagon-lit, Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), 12 févr. 2020
Super zážitek i jizda