2 options to get from Hanoi to Sapa:
Bus

Bus from Hanoi to Sapa

transporttion cost
How Much?
15 USD
transporttion duration
How Long?
6 Hours
How to Get a Ticket?
Route Description

Since the construction of the new highway in north Vietnam, getting to Sapa by bus became the most convenient way, instead of the train which costs more and takes more time.

The bus is an air conditioned weird sleeper bus. The agencies arrange a van to pick you up from your hotel and drop you at the bus station. From there it's a direct drive to Sapa bus terminal. A taxi to Sapa center costs about 40,000 VND (2 USD).

Route Tips

- Avoid sitting in the back where the toilet is located.
- bring warm clothes, the air-con can be very strong.

Last verfied: April 2015
Train

Train from Hanoi to Sapa

transporttion cost
How Much?
35 USD
transporttion duration
How Long?
10-11 hours
How to Get a Ticket?
Route Description

The sleeper train leaves from Hanoi Train Station every evening and arrives to Lao Cai in the morning. From there take a local bus to Sapa Bus Station or a taxi, it's an hour ride.

Route Tips

Normally the sleeper train cabins are for 4 people, so it is best to get tickets with people you wanna be stuck with for the night :)

Last verfied: May 2015
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