Routes: Hanoi – Sapa

Hanoi – Sapa route : full information about transportation, all ways, roads and transportation suppliers from Hanoi to Sapa and Sapa to Hanoi.

Hanoi - Sapa route

Hanoi – Sapa route

1. BY TRAIN – RAILWAY

From Ha Noi to Sa Pa and vice versa by train is the best way to go. Tourists often go to Ha Noi train station, take the train to Lao Cai (a city has a border gate with China), traveling by train is convenient, saves time and money for travelers. Departure from Ha Noi Station at night and arrive at Lao Cai station early in the morning, departure from Lao Cai in the evening and arrive at Ha Noi Station early in the morning. To welcome travelers some service providers have upgraded the carriages and set different names for each train. These carriages with amenities such as air conditioner, nice bathrooms, beds, soft chairs … all very clean.

Train from Ha Noi to Lao Cai will stop at the Lao Cai station, from Lao Cai Station to Sa Pa, just less than 40 km, it takes around 1 hour by bus, taxi or private car. If you take the bus, you will get off the bus at the Sa Pa station front the church. if you have hotel, bus will drop off at hotel, bus ticket will be VND 30,000 from Lao Cai station to Sa Pa Center. Taxi fee will be around VND 300 000.

Lao Cai bus comes back in front of the church Sa Pa, they can come pick you up at the hotel you’re in. You should ask the front of the car to Lao Cai. Bus ticket will be VND 30,000.

One train, but there are so many different kind of cabin and belong to some different company.

There are nine trains from Ha Noi to Sa Pa, train number SP1, SP3, SP5, SP7, LC1, LC3, LC5, LC7, LC9. Train number LC5, LC7, LC9 only use on holiday such as Lunar New Years, National Day,… and Peak season from October to May next year.

Departure at Ha Noi train station at 21:10pm, 21:50pm, 19:40pm, 20:35pm, 22:00pm, 6:10am.

There are nine trains from Sa Pa to Ha Noi, train number SP2, SP4, SP6, SP8, LC2, LC4, LC6, LC8, LC10. Train number LC6, LC8, LC10 only use on holiday such as Lunar New Years, National Day… and and Peak season from October to May next year.

Departure at Lao Cai Station at 20:05pm, 20:45pm, 18:55pm, 19:30pm, 21:20pm, 9:15am, 21:30pm.

It takes from 8 hours to 10 hours, depend on what kind of train you book.

You can purchase ticket from somewhere we recommend to you as below:

Vietnam Railway Company

In Ha Noi

Add: 118 Le Duan Str, Cua Nam ward, Hoan Kiem District

Tel: 19006469

Email: [email protected]

In Lao Cai

Add: 308 Khanh Yen Str, Pho Moi ward, Lao Cai City

Tel: (84-20) 3830093

Train ticket will be VND 450 000 for 1 way ticket. This company sell for all train numbers.

Livitran Expresss

In Ha Noi

Head Booking Office

Add: 1st Tran Quy Cap Str, Van Mieu ward, Dong Da Dict

Tel: (+84)4 39429919

Hotline : (+84) 909248386

Website: http://livitrans.com

Email: [email protected]@livitrans.com

Waiting Hall for Passenger of Internation Train – Door No.3

Add: No.120, Le Duan Str, Hoan Kiem Dict, Ha Noi City, Vietnam

Tel : (+84)4 39429919  – (+84)4 39411716

Hotline : (+84) 909248386

In Lao Cai

Livitrans Booking Office at Lao Cai Train Station

Add: No. 308 Khanh Yen Str, Lao cai, Vietnam

Tel: (+84) 020.62.52.668

Hotline :  +84 904.358.459

The ticket will be from USD 35 to USD 75 for 1 way ticket, depend on what kind of cabin you would like to book. This company sell for train numbers SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4.

Tulico Express Train

In Ha Noi

Add: 86 Le Duan Str, Cua Nam ward, Hoan Kiem District

Tel: (+84 4) 3877.0298  –  (+84 4) 3942.5965

In Lao Cai

Add: 308 Khanh Yen Str, Pho Moi ward, Lao Cai City

Tel: (84-20) 3830093

The ticket will be from USD 27 to USD 60 for 1 way ticket, this company sell for train numbers SP1, SP2.

Orient Express Train

In Ha Noi

Add: 142 Le Duan Str, Cua Nam ward, Hoan Kiem District

Tel: +84 43929 0999 / +84 43929 0597

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.orientexpresstrainsapa.com

In Lao Cai

Add: 308 Khanh Yen Str, Pho Moi ward, Lao Cai City

Tel: (84-20) 3830093

The ticket will be from USD 36 to USD 72 for 1 way ticket. This company sell for train numbers SP1, SP2.

2. BY BUS – ROAD

Nowadays, from Ha Noi to Sa Pa and vice versa, they will go on highway Ha Noi – Lao Cai, about 320 km, it takes around 5 hours, the fee from VND 250 000 to VND 300 000 for 1 way ticket. You can buy ticket from some bus company, we recommend as below:

Sao Viet Bus Company

In Ha Noi

Add 1: 789 Giai Phong Str, Hoang Mai District

Tel: +84 437 638 638 – (+84) 43668 6358

Add 2: 7 Pham Van Dong Str, Mai Dich ward, Cau Giay District

Tel: +84 437.687.687 – (+84) 4.37.921.266

Add 3: Ticket counter No. 11, My Dinh Bus Station, Pham Hung Str, Tu Liem District

Tel: +84 4.3995.8627 – (+84) 4.3995.8127

Add 4: Giap Bat Bus Station, Giai Phong Str, Giap Bat ward, Hoang Mai District

Tel: +84 4.8586.7815

Bus will departure from Ha Noi at 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 13:00pm, 14:00pm, 15:00pm, 16:00pm, 18:00pm, 19:00pm, 20:00pm.

In Lao Cai

Add 1: 333 New Square, Lao Cai Railway Station, Lao Cai City

Tel: +84 203.638.638 – +84 203.689.689

Add 2: 69 Xuan Vien village, Sa Pa Town

Tel: +84 203.509.689

Bus will departure from Sa Pa at 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 13:00pm, 14:00pm, 15:00pm, 16:00pm, 18:00pm, 19:00pm, 20:00pm.

Bus ticket will be VND 260 000 for 1 way ticket, sleeping bus, it takes around 7 hours depend on the weather.

Sa Pa Express

In Ha Noi

Add: 12 Ly Thai To Str, Hoan Kiem District

Tel: (+84) 4 668 21555

Email: [email protected]

Bus will departure from Ha Noi at 6:30am and arrive to Sa Pa at 12:30pm.

In Sa Pa

Add: 03 Fansipan Str, Sa Pa town

Tel: +84 984.890.055  – (+84) 983.210.055

Bus will departure from Sa Pa at 15:45pm and arrive to Ha Noi at 21:30pm.

Bus ticket will be 369 000 VND for 1 way ticket, seating bus and bus will be departing every day.

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