From Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi by Trains

Train #SP2 by Vietnam Railways
20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 22m train ride
5
04:17
+1
GLA Gia Lam
Train #SP2 by Livitrans Express
20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 37m ride in train #SP2, VIP Sleeper 4x
2.5
04:32
+1
HNO Hanoi
Train #SP2 by Vietnam Railways
20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 37m train ride
3.8+
04:32
+1
HNO Hanoi
Train #SP4 by Sapaly Express
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 50m train ride
3.3+
05:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Train #SP4 by Vietnam Railways
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 35m ride in train #SP4, 1st Class Sleeper
05:15
+1
GLA Gia Lam
Train #SP4 by King Express
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 50m train ride
3.6+
05:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Train #SP4 by Vietnam Railways
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 50m ride in train #SP4, 1st Class Sleeper
4.2
05:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Train #SP4 by Violette Express Train
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 50m ride in train #SP4, VIP Sleeper 4x
2.5
05:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Train #SP4 by Chapa Express
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 50m train ride
4.3
05:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Train #SP4 by Vietnam Railways
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 20m ride in train #SP4, 1st Class Sleeper
4.2
05:00
+1
YVI Yen Vien, Hanoi

From Sa Pa SapaExpress to Hanoi by Buses

Bus by Sapa Express
07:00
Sa Pa SapaExpress
6h bus ride in VIP-Class
4.6
13:00
Hanoi SapaExpress
Bus by Sapa Express
15:30
Sa Pa SapaExpress
5h 30m bus ride in VIP 20
4.6
21:00
Hanoi SapaExpress

From Sapa SSB to Hanoi by Vans

Van by Grouptour
07:45
Sapa SSB
5h van ride in VIP
3.9
12:45
Hanoi SSB
Van by Grouptour
14:00
Sapa SSB
5h van ride in VIP
3.9
19:00
Hanoi SSB
Van by Grouptour
14:30
Sapa SSB
5h van ride in VIP
3.9
19:30
Hanoi SSB
Van by Grouptour
15:00
Sapa SSB
5h van ride in VIP
3.9
20:00
Hanoi SSB
Van by Grouptour
15:30
Sapa SSB
5h van ride in VIP
3.9
20:30
Hanoi SSB

From Sapa SSB to Hanoi by Buses

Bus by Grouptour
07:45
Sapa SSB
6h 30m bus ride in Semi Sleeper
3.4
14:15
Hanoi SB
Bus by Grouptour
13:15
Sapa SSB
6h 30m bus ride in Semi Sleeper
3.4
19:45
Hanoi SB
Bus by Grouptour
15:00
Sapa SSB
6h 30m bus ride in Semi Sleeper
3.4
21:30
Hanoi SB
Bus by Grouptour
15:15
Sapa SSB
6h bus ride in AC Seater
4
21:15
Hanoi SSB
Bus by Grouptour
15:45
Sapa SSB
6h 30m bus ride in Semi Sleeper
3.4
22:15
Hanoi SB
Bus by Grouptour
21:45
Sapa SSB
6h 30m bus ride in Semi Sleeper
3.4
04:15
+1
Hanoi SB

From Sapa Union 17 to Hanoi by Vans

Van by Truly Hagiang
15:00
Sapa Union 17
5h van ride in VIP
20:00
Cua Dong Station, Hanoi

From Sapa Sinh to Hanoi by Buses

Bus by The SinhTourist
08:30
Sapa Sinh
5h 30m bus ride in Express
14:00
Hanoi Sinh
Bus by The SinhTourist
15:30
Sapa Sinh
5h 30m bus ride in Express
21:00
Hanoi Sinh
Bus by The SinhTourist
22:00
Sapa Sinh
5h 30m bus ride in Express
03:30
+1
Hanoi Sinh

From Sapa GreenLion to Hanoi by Vans

Van by GreenLion Bus
15:00
Sapa GreenLion, Lao Cai
5h van ride in VIP
4
20:00
Hanoi GreenLion

From Lao Cai to Hanoi by Taxis

Taxi by Hai Van Transport
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Lao Cai, Sapa
3h 55m taxi ride in Minivan 4pax
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Taxi by Hai Van Transport
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Lao Cai, Sapa
3h 55m taxi ride in Van 8pax
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport

From Sa Pa SapaExpress2 to Hanoi by Buses

Bus by Sapa Express
13:15
Sa Pa SapaExpress2, Lao Cai
6h bus ride in Semi Sleeper
4
19:15
Hanoi SapaExpress
Bus by Sapa Express
15:15
Sa Pa SapaExpress2, Lao Cai
6h bus ride in Semi Sleeper
4
21:15
Hanoi SapaExpress

From Luong Dinh Cua Sapa to Hanoi by Buses

Bus by Truly Hagiang
15:00
Luong Dinh Cua Sapa, Lao Cai
5h 50m bus ride in VIP-Class
20:50
194 Tran Quang Khai, Hanoi

From Sapa to Hanoi by Taxis

Taxi by Grouptour
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Sapa
5h taxi ride in Van 9pax
5
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Hanoi
Taxi by OUROS Travel
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Sapa
5h taxi ride in Comfort
--:--
Hanoi
Taxi by OUROS Travel
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Sapa
5h taxi ride in Minivan 4pax
--:--
Hanoi
Taxi by OUROS Travel
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Sapa
5h taxi ride in SUV 4pax
--:--
Hanoi
Taxi by OUROS Travel
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Sapa
5h taxi ride in Van 9pax
--:--
Hanoi
Taxi by OUROS Travel
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Sapa
5h taxi ride in VIP Van 9pax
--:--
Hanoi
Taxi by DichungTaxi
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Sapa
3h 55m taxi ride in Comfort
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Taxi by Grouptour
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Sapa
5h taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Taxi by Hai Van Transport
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Sapa
4h 30m taxi ride in Minivan 4pax
--:--
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Taxi by Hai Van Transport
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Sapa
4h 30m taxi ride in Van 8pax
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Taxi by OUROS Travel
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Sapa
4h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
--:--
Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Taxi by OUROS Travel
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Sapa
4h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Taxi by OUROS Travel
--:--
Sapa
4h 30m taxi ride in Minivan 4pax
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Taxi by OUROS Travel
--:--
Sapa
4h 30m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Taxi by OUROS Travel
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Sapa
4h 30m taxi ride in VIP Van 9pax
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport

Passenger reviews out of total 18,921 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.

May 26, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Overall trip was totally fine, if it wasn't spoiled by the aggressive behavior of one of the staff person in the bus who yelled at us in a very rude way as we couldn't understand his directions and request because he was speaking in vietnamese only. We got very poor information as of where and when to go, location given for pick up was wrong and people barely able to orientate us properly. Can do much better, and please fire this guy.
May 23, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★★
Overall good but need more up to date information. Pickup at Apollo Hotel but hotel is not there. Given phone number not complete to call. No signboard at pickup point to confirm location. At least when i finally found Grouptour's hotline, they responded very quickly and sent someone to assist. Journey was good with one stopover. Service from staff soso.
May 18, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★☆
Easy trip. Quite fast and rather bumpy on the initial downhill to Cao Lai, with a few breaths held while overtaking around blind corners... but overall a comfortable trip back to Hanoi.
May 18, 2019
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
easy & convenient
May 18, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
It was ok
May 17, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Sapaly Express
★★★★☆
This sp4 salary train from Sapa to Hanoi was great. Everything was clean and comfortable. It was a fun experience.
May 13, 2019
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★☆☆☆
We travelled with Livitrans and on the voucher, there was written that the paper itself is a boarding pass. But the staff did not let us in. Luckily, we asked a lady in the near bistro (she was surprised as we were) and she called someone else who came with our tickets. It was one big chaos! The staff in the trained asked us if we want tea or coffee in the morning, but in the morning, they wanted us to pay for it. For comparison - from Hanoi to Lao Cai, we used Fanxipan Express and the morning refreshment was for free, beds were longer and air condition was fine. Air condition in Livitrans was really cold - people sleeping downstairs had to sleep in jackets and hats!
May 10, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Came to know that ticket on Vietnam railway is cheaper than price I paid on 12go. Also train was to shaky compare to I booked before which was Sapaly. But got good sleep.
May 8, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Chapa Express
★★★★☆
Cabin and beds clean, confortable an tidy. Some difficulties to read the number of the coach and to find the right cabin
May 8, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★☆☆☆
Very loud, not possible to sleep..
May 6, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
It was a good trip - clean bunks with no disturbances. The lady on duty is sweet and wakes you up right before your station. She also offered us drinks in the morning. There is no WiFi on board the train. Check-in was extremely easy.
May 5, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Nice and comfy trip. Only wish it were one or two hours longer so we could sleep in a bit more :)
May 5, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
If you want to have a pleasant good night in a train, please do not take this. But if you are a budgeted person, sleep easily, then worth to take. Aircon either cold nor hot, so the air feels so humid.
May 4, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
For me, a VIP service should include an English speaking driver, at least a minimum understanding, able to control the Air Con inside the van. Also, there has been 2 stops that none of the 7 passengers wanted. In the 2nd one, the driver did not even say a single word (in the first one at least he said 20 minutes!). He just stopped the van a got off. We went out for 10 minutes and then we have been waiting for the driver for another 30 in the van. The only VIP, is that the seat is big and leather. No water, snacks or something extra for the 5h trip
May 2, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
Arranged for pick up between 7-8, unfortunately van had mechanical problems. Was not notified of problems, had to call to check. Had to catch private taxi to pick up. Driver was stingy on raising ac for back customers. Customers in the back were complaining about not having enough air circlations . We didn't leave Sapa until 930 am. Our flight were at 315pm in Hanoi. Had to shave off rest time at rest stop to make flight plans. Not driver fault, company should had better customers service when these problem occur. Need to improve on backup plans, in case of mechanical delay. I'd still recommend using because of price and comfort. Other options were private taxi or sleeper bus.
May 2, 2019
van VIP, GreenLion Bus
★★★★★
great driver: didn't honk 1 time the whole trip from sapa to hanoi!! picked us up at hotel exactly on time, very save driver, made good time & put us right in front of the hotel in hanoi! The only question I have is why my fellow passengers paid half of what we were charged? Not sure if making booking from Canada makes all the services more expensive. But overall I will highly recommend that service!
May 2, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★★
Ticket said we had to be there an hour before departure, as it was 'first come, first server's - even though my ticket was pre-booked and paid for. Arrived at 2pm because departure time was 3pm. Bus didn't leave until 3:30pm so I wasn't very happy with waiting an hour and a half. Overall the bus was quite clean and got to destination in good time.
May 2, 2019
van VIP, GreenLion Bus
★★★☆☆
We thought we would get a seat with large chair as shown in picture. But once the van arrived, all seats are occupied so we need to sit at the back seats which we cannot adjust the seat. Its seem like the van went to pick up somewhere else before came to the pick-up point. But in the paper, it shows that no pick-up under any circumstance. So it really makes us confuse and not convenience.
Apr 25, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
★★★★★
Punctual, comfortable and relaxing journey.
Apr 25, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
As stated on the ticket, seats are 1st on 1st served but the driver got angry with where we sat. Also having 8 noisy Vietnamese get on when everyone else is asleep to sleep on the floor because the bus is full wasn't much fun. Seats are made for the Vietnamese.
Apr 23, 2019
bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express
★★★★☆
Everything was good all in all. The driver looked a bit tired and sonetimes I was afraid that he fell asleep, but he was driving not too fast and we arrived safely.
Apr 20, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
We found the pick up place, at a hotel, where a staff member told us to wait, not from sapa express. The a staff from sapa express comes and we’re not on the list so she goes again and we wait 10 mins and she comes back and says we have to follow her, now apparently a different pick up stop. Secondly, when we hit Hanoi, the guide stopped the bus so some Vietnamese could get of, because they asked to get drop off. Then we drive for 15 mins and I politely asked the guide if I could stop around hotel, I pointed and showed him on the map because it was the same route to the drop off point anyway but he said no, and then drove right past our hotel on the street they where going to anyway. Bad service when it clearly states on the mail that we can get get dropped off if it is close.
Apr 19, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★★
The driver was very helpful. We pretty much got there in time despite very poor weather.
Apr 19, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
1. Aircon was terrible 2. When the van came and pick me up, the only place left was the seat next to the driver. Which I find its very unfair because I actually paid more for the VIP seats...if I know that its based on first come first serve basis, I would have opt for the normal seat..even tho I reach the pick up location early... 3. Driver drive too slow at the freeway...im not sure whats there speed limit, but driving at 80km/h is just way tooo slow...it took 5hrs plus....
Apr 18, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Le jour du rendez-vous personne sur place. Obligée d'appeler un numéro pour être sûre que le van sera là. Arrivé avec une demi heure de retard
Apr 18, 2019
bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express
★★★★★
Lovely bus! Clean & very helpful staff
Apr 18, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Very bad driver, bus without toilet. Every. Hour the driver swicht on the light! Better sapa express
Apr 17, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
★★★★★
The chairs were large. Bus was clean. We got safely arrived.
Apr 16, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Chapa Express
★★★★☆
Lower bunkbed is too warm, while the upper is too cold. The bed is a bit too small for someone taller than 185.
Apr 15, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Chapa Express
★★★★★
Awesome experience. Love to travel again.
Apr 14, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★★
Very helpful driver that kept us informed of time/breaks/amenities/hotel drop-offs etc.
Apr 14, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
★★★★★
This is my first experience travelling with sleeper bus and it was awesome!
Apr 14, 2019
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Orient Express
★★☆☆☆
Treno instabile e sporco
Apr 12, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
As always when you book tickets through 12go, it shows you the boarding point right on your ticket. So we arrived early to the location that it stated on our tickets, which was supposedly their ticket office but no one was there and we started to get concerned. Thank goodness there just happened to be a driver there from the same bus company who got on the phone and 10 minutes later a woman pulled up in a taxi and rushed us inside to take us to the bus which we barely made it to on time. The bus itself was good, you get your own little pod and it reclines quite a bit. But make sure you read your ticket thoroughly and call the company ahead of time to make sure where you’re supposed to go!
Apr 11, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★★★☆
On time - clean beds. Good value for money.
Apr 11, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
★★★★★
Wonderful way to travel via sleeper bus.. hardly noticed the 5 and 1/2 hr trip
Apr 8, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★★★★
It's definitely worth paying a bit more for the extra comfort offered by Sapaly! Comparing to Vietnam Railways it's really luxurious! Perfectly clean and comfortable compartments, soft beds and the small details like disposable toothbrush etc. make you feel like in a really good hotel on wheels :-)
Apr 5, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
★★★★☆
Bus was in good condition. Left on time and arrived early with one stop.
Apr 4, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★☆☆
Mala atención para cambiar los Voucher y los cambian por cualquier compañía así que no vale la pena pagar más por elegir la compañía de tren El tren fue puntual y prolijo
Apr 3, 2019
train #SP2 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
The system so helpful. Thank you
Mar 31, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
The bus didn’t leave SaPa till 3:00pm when the ticket stated it would leave at 2:00pm so we arrived 1hr30 late to Hanoi. This caused us a lot of stress as we nearly missed our connecting bus, which we had left a suitable time of 2hr30 to get to. (If it had left on time.)We made 2 stops which I think were unnecessary for a 5hour journey and the places where far from ideal, having to pay to use a dirty toliet. I was also told I couldn’t sit in a certain seat because it was reserved which seemed a bit ridiculous seeing as there was nothing that would have caused the women to need this specific seat. The company clearly states the seats have a first come first serve policy aswell. Try not to sit at the back of this bus!
Mar 26, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★★
Comfortable ride and easy.
Mar 26, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
★★★★★
Easy ride.
Mar 26, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
The bus and journey was okay. First time on sleeper bus and its a unique experience for me. Seat recline into a bed so was amused by the concept. Though seat was a bit hard and became a bit uncomfortable after long journey. But the complain I have is on the booking. Made my booking on 22/3/19 for trip on 25/3/19. Booking was only confirmed 4 hours before the trip! The day before the trip I went to the operator's office to confirm my booking because I didn't receive my voucher. They told me they dont have my booking. Worried, I made another booking for same day at a later time because i have paid itenary to catch up with. I opened case following the purchase. Voucher was finally sent to me 4 hours before trip and being on vacation, of course i didnt not notice the incoming email! I only noticed the email at 1330 and the bus trip was 1315! And i was 30 minutes away from departure point, with my luggage still at the hotel. So I naturally missed the bus. I complained to the operator and they luckily agreed to refund my second purchase without any arguement. It ended well but along the way was a mess! Next time I'm sticking with Sapa Express. They are much more systematic and organised.
Mar 25, 2019
charter Van 9pax, Grouptour
★★★★★
The driver arrived on time, and drove us safely going to the hanoi.
Mar 19, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
★★★★☆
Clean but cramped! Preferred the seat bus!
Mar 19, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Chapa Express
★★★★☆
Pretty good on a rickety train but comfortable. One minor gripe is that as you arrive at Hanoi a member of staff offers tea and coffee. You presume it’s free but it isn’t and not explained so avoid As it is expensive. Otherwise a good service
Mar 18, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
★★★★★
Bus was clean. Seats were comfortable and large. Our tour guide lady was really sweet and spoke well English. We got water and blanket. Bus was on time. We will travel again with Sapa Express next time! Can recommend.
Mar 17, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Rude staff, not so VIP when you have to sit in the back even though we were there earlier than everyone. To “secure” the good seats they said we had to pay more, so what VIP did we pay for? Not recommended at all very bad service.
Mar 16, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Another straightforward trip. Thank you 12go!
Mar 12, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★☆☆☆
Cabines bruyantes, peu confortables, personnel non réactif, toilettes horriblement sales et ne correspond absolument pas aux photos. Néanmoins le train n'a pas eu de retard.
Mar 7, 2019
bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express
★★★★★
Great vans, arrived early, and drove sensibly. Highly recommend
Mar 4, 2019
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
bad dilapidated condition of the beds & heavy rumbles
Mar 4, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Truly Hagiang
★★★☆☆
The bus was 45 minutes late to leave. Wasn’t allowed to eat or drink on the bus and they advertised it as a 4 hour journey but it was actually 6 hours.
Feb 28, 2019
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper 4x, Orient Express
★★★☆☆
Return trip - no AIRCON in room. So hot that we had to leave door open. Noisy.
Feb 28, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
over 1 Hour too late the Trip was OK
Feb 27, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
★★★★☆
I'm a big guy. Didn't quite fit. Trip was fine .
Feb 25, 2019
bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express
★★★☆☆
Beds were pretty comfy. The cabin gets really cold in the middle of the night. Did not visit the bathroom for the entire trip. I got the upper bunk which was pretty nice when the train gets rocky. The bottom beds are nearer to the wheels that might make you more uncomfortable when it gets rocky. Tip: If you have weaker legs, skip the upper bunk. A lot of effort is needed to get up. Overall, good experience.
Feb 25, 2019
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper 4x, Pumpkin Express
★★★☆☆
Cabine de quatre personnes, confortable et propre. Trajet bruyant a cause des passagers de la cabine.
Feb 25, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
★★★★☆
Was very good thx
Feb 25, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Very good.
Feb 21, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Booking with 12GO was very easy, we had no issues, used the tickets that were sent to our email. The train itself was cleaner then I thought, did not see cockroaches, however if you are a light sleeper you may want to avoid this, it is a super bumpy and swaying ride! Left me with a big of vertigo!
Feb 21, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
Not as what we expected.
Feb 20, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Truly Hagiang
★★★★☆
Could be better, but quite good trip from Sa Pa to Hanoi. Just 1 longer stop, what I appreciate. The staff control, where we have our own cabin baggage. I can not leave it in the aisle.
Feb 19, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★☆
Very comfy journey and on time
Feb 19, 2019
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Great
Feb 18, 2019
bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express
★★★★★
Great bus Great service Great host, will take again
Feb 17, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Easy journey and on time. Sheet too small for bunk and pillows and duvet not clean. Toilet seats old and unwashed and cubicle very smelly!
Feb 16, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★☆
Very nice way to travel. The bus had 4 fantastic seats. Unfortunately these were already occupied. We were in the last row with 3. Seat back could be adjusted and no armrests. Still ok, but big difference. You are lucky if picked up first!
Feb 14, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
★★★★☆
It was a good experience. The seat was more comfortable than I expected. I recommend you avoid sitting next to the restroom.
Feb 5, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Comfortable trip, but hot without air-con and no window you can open
Feb 2, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
The train is fine, quite clean, didn’t see any cockroaches. The only thing - it is very loud, especially when stopping, so it’s hard to get a good nights sleep. Otherwise - all good! They even had toilet paper in the toilet!
Feb 2, 2019
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
It was more comfortable than i expected. But AC is too strong so if u want to go by sleeping train u should get more clothes. And toilet was little bit dirty and get your own paper etc.
Jan 30, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
★★★★☆
The bus was a little late. The rest was really good.
Jan 30, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
★★★★★
Good service
Jan 27, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
It was fantastic journey, everything went smoothly from Lao Cai to Gia Lam. Only thing you need to care is when to take exit, one stop begore Ha Noi. We made mistake and exit out on Ha Noi, so we need to buy ticket from Ha Noi to Gia Lam, where from there we had transport to Pha Long.
Jan 25, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Very nice!
Jan 17, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express
★★★★☆
Comfy and clean beds. Friendly staff. Good way to travel. Bring earplugs.
Jan 16, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
The sheets were much cleaner than the sp3 eide from hanoi to lao cai. Still not very comfortable bed, too hard
Jan 15, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Poor ride. The bus driver kept stopping for people on highway and picking them up, which is fine except that instead of a gradual brake, he’s slam on the brakes and everybody would wake up scared to death and their stuff flying everywhere. Horrible. It happened so often! At least once every half hour. The bus driver spoke quickly and never translated to English. Also WiFi was so terrible, you had to wait 5 minutes for a single page to load. No charging outlets either. I give this rating a 2 because I still arrived at my destination.
Jan 14, 2019
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Very comfortable and spacious, saw a very small cockroach but overall great experience!
Jan 14, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
Two chairs were broken and wifi didn’t work.
Jan 13, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★★
Comfortable cabin, well equipped. Staff on train friendly and helpful.
Jan 12, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★☆
I didn’t realize that this was a sleeper car, so you were forced to sit in the reclining position. However, I got used to it and enjoyed the ride. Good, safe drivers too.
Jan 10, 2019
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
★★★★★
Very enjoyable bus with very comfortable seating. The staff are great, and incredibly friendly staff
Jan 8, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★★★
It was very comfortable and fast :) they helped me to take back to the airport as well.
Jan 8, 2019
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Train was clean and on time. Bed quite comfortable.
Jan 8, 2019
van VIP, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
One hour late, driver not very friendly, he assigned seats at his discretion (double check with all other passengers aboard)
Jan 7, 2019
bus AC Seater, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
The bus was late leaving Sapa so we were late arriving in Hanoi. We had no problem with using our ticket.
Jan 3, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★☆
could have been better if they can communicate in English
Dec 28, 2018
van VIP, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Uncomfortable trip: very tight seats in back and front, reckless and irresponsible driving by both drivers, one of whom appeared to either be very tired or under the influence. No English speakers so very hard to communicate. One hour delayed at arrival.
Dec 27, 2018
van VIP, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
Staff in Sapa were not overly helpful and welcoming. The trip is well planned for toilet and food stops. The driver did his upmost to deliver us to our hotel with streets completely blocked with Christmas Eve festivities. Bus seats very comfortable but we weren’t in the back row or up front with the driver!
Dec 27, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
★★★★★
Clean and good
Dec 26, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Perfect pub. It's all good.
Dec 24, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, Sapa Express
★★★★☆
Sleeper seats very tight but otherwise very good experience.
Dec 23, 2018
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper 4x, Fanxipan
★★☆☆☆
"Luxurious and professional" it is not. Firstly, the cabin was filthy - the floor looked like it hadn't been cleaned in months & there were cockroaches scuttling about on the floor. No air conditioning, so it was too hot to sleep with the door closed. We asked the staff to put on the air conditioning, which they did for about 5 minutes, then it went off again. The staff were shouting & talking loudly in the middle of the night. Also, not all the reading lights were in working order. The only good thing I can say is that the train was on time & the bed linen was clean. Not worth the extra money! Would never travel with Fanxipan Express again. (No complaints about 12Go Asia though!)
Dec 20, 2018
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Will definitely use again in next visit. Very convenient and comfortable.
Dec 16, 2018
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Clean and comfortable
Dec 15, 2018
bus VIP-Class, Sapa Express
★★★★★
The vip SapaExpress from SaPa to Hanoi was remarkably comfortable, and i would recommend it to everyone. There were big comfy seats, the view was amazing and the bus dropped most people off at their hotels, if they were staying in the Old Quarter. Only downside was the staff who i found really rude and frustrating to deal with. That said, i would still highly recommend. Its a MUCH better experience than the trains (in my opinion) and a fraction of the price.
Dec 14, 2018
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express
★★★★☆
The transition at Sapa was miss communicated. There were some bags taken by the staff, but some others were not. Other passengers were confused about their luggage taken by a separate vehicle. The rest of the ride was pleasant.

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How to get from Sapa to Hanoi

Travelling between Sapa and Hanoi is possible by bus, train, van and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you VND 6,720,000 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere VND 241,001.

How long does it take to get from Sapa to Hanoi?

It can take you anywhere between 4 and 8 hours to travel between Sapa and Hanoi depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Sapa and Hanoi. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 3h 55m. Train does a much slower job and take about 7h 50m to reach Hanoi.

How much does it cost to get from Sapa to Hanoi?

Travelling between Sapa and Hanoi can be as cheap as VND 241,001 if you opt for a Vietnam Railways (Đường Sắt Việt Nam) train and as expensive as VND 6,720,000 if you buy a Hai Van Transport (Hai Van) 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 Sapa and Hanoi ?

  • 23 from Sapa to Hanoi starting from 20:55 Sapa Lao Cai until 21:40 Sapa Lao Cai
  • 7 from Sapa to Hanoi starting from 07:00 Sa Pa SapaExpress until 15:45 Sapa SSB
  • 4 from Sapa to Hanoi starting from 07:45 Sapa SSB until 15:30 Sapa SSB

17 from Sapa to Hanoi starting from 00:00 Lao Cai until 00:00 Lao Cai

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Sapa to Hanoi.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?

Bus

Travelling from Sapa to Hanoi overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Sapa and Hanoi

Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Sapa Express, Truly Hagiang (Du lich Á châu)

Taxi

Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Sapa and Hanoi

DichungTaxi (DichungTaxi), Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour), Hai Van Transport (Hai Van), OUROS Travel (Ouros Travel)

Train

Train is a often a great choice for long-haul travel especially if you opt for a night sleeper train with berths which will allow you to sleep all your journey through. To make the most of your train journey, choose the class of your ticket wisely.

Note that there are air-conditioned and fan-only carriages; private compartments for 2 or 4; hard and soft seats.
Though the upper class you get the smoother is your journey, often second class air-conditioned or fan-only sleepers are a good money saving alternative.

Van

Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Sapa and Hanoi, too.

Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.

Companies operating vans between Sapa and Hanoi

GreenLion Bus (Du lịch Sư tử Xanh), Grouptour (Công ty du lịch quốc tế Grouptour)

What is the most popular transport to get from Sapa to Hanoi?

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

  • 637 took a train
  • 249 opted for a bus
  • 112 took a van
  • 2 bought a taxi ride