From Hanoi SapaExpress to Lao Cai by Buses
From Hanoi GreenLion to Lao Cai by Vans
From Hanoi SSB to Lao Cai by Vans
From Hanoi SSB to Lao Cai by Buses
From Hanoi to Lao Cai by Trains
From Hanoi to Lao Cai by Trains+Taxis
From Hanoi to Lao Cai by Taxis
From Gia Lam to Lao Cai by Trains
Passenger reviews out of total 17,476 passengers who traveled with us on this route.
At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:
Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)
Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.
How to get from Hanoi to Lao Cai
Travelling between Hanoi and Lao Cai is possible by bus, train, van and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train+taxi is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you VND 5,366,906 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere VND 276,006.
How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Lao Cai?
It can take you anywhere between 5 and 10 hours to travel between Hanoi and Lao Cai depending on the means of transport you choose.
Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Hanoi and Lao Cai. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 4h 10m. Train+taxi does a much slower job and take about 9h 5m to reach Lao Cai.
How much does it cost to get from Hanoi to Lao Cai?
Travelling between Hanoi and Lao Cai can be as cheap as VND 276,006 if you opt for a Sapa Express bus and as expensive as VND 5,366,906 if you buy a DichungTaxi (DichungTaxi) taxi ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
How many trips per day are there between Hanoi and Lao Cai ?
- 19 from Hanoi to Lao Cai starting from 21:35 Hanoi until 22:31 Yen Vien
- 6 by train+charter from Hanoi to Lao Cai starting from 21:35 Hanoi until 22:00 Hanoi
- 4 from Hanoi to Lao Cai starting from 06:30 Hanoi SapaExpress until 22:00 Hanoi SapaExpress
- 3 from Hanoi to Lao Cai starting from 00:00 Hanoi until 00:00 Hanoi
- 1 from Hanoi to Lao Cai starting from 14:30 Hanoi SSB until 14:30 Hanoi SSB
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Hanoi to Lao Cai.
What is the most popular transport to get from Hanoi to Lao Cai?
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route
- 683 took a train
- 286 opted for a bus
- 28 took a van
- 3 chosen train+charter