Refundable Recommended
20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 35m train ride
3+
04:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Refundable
Refundable Recommended
20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 35m train ride
2+
04:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Refundable
Refundable Recommended
20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 35m train ride
2+
04:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Refundable

From Sapa Lao Cai to Hanoi by Trains

Refundable Recommended
20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 35m train ride
3+
04:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Refundable
Refundable Recommended
20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 35m train ride
2+
04:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Refundable
Refundable Recommended
20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 35m train ride
2+
04:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Refundable
Refundable
20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 37m ride in train #SP2, VIP Sleeper 4x
2
04:32
+1
HNO Hanoi
Refundable
Refundable
20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 37m train ride
3.7+
04:32
+1
HNO Hanoi
Refundable
Refundable
20:55
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 22m train ride
5
04:17
+1
GLA Gia Lam
Refundable
Refundable
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 50m train ride
3.8+
05:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Refundable
Refundable
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 35m ride in train #SP4, 1st Class Sleeper
05:15
+1
GLA Gia Lam
Refundable
Refundable
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 50m train ride
4+
05:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Refundable
Refundable
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 50m train ride
05:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Refundable
Refundable
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 50m ride in train #SP4, 1st Class Sleeper
4.1
05:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Refundable
Refundable
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 50m ride in train #SP4, VIP Sleeper 4x
2.8
05:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Refundable
Refundable
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 50m train ride
4.3
05:30
+1
HNO Hanoi
Refundable
Refundable
21:40
LCA Sapa Lao Cai
7h 20m ride in train #SP4, 1st Class Sleeper
4.1
05:00
+1
YVI Yen Vien, Hanoi
Refundable

From Sa Pa SapaExpress to Hanoi by Buses

07:00
Sa Pa SapaExpress
6h bus ride in VIP-Class
4.7
13:00
Hanoi SapaExpress
15:30
Sa Pa SapaExpress
5h 30m bus ride in VIP 20
4.4
21:00
Hanoi SapaExpress

From Sapa SapaDragon to Hanoi by Buses

Instant
15:30
Sapa SapaDragon
5h 30m bus ride in Sleeper
3
21:00
Hanoi SapaDragon
Instant
Instant
15:30
Sapa SapaDragon
5h 30m bus ride in VIP 27
4
21:00
Hanoi SapaDragon
Instant

From Sapa SSB to Hanoi by Vans

07:45
Sapa SSB
5h van ride in VIP
3.6
12:45
Hanoi SSB
14:30
Sapa SSB
5h van ride in VIP
3.6
19:30
Hanoi SSB
15:00
Sapa SSB
5h van ride in VIP
3.6
20:00
Hanoi SSB
15:30
Sapa SSB
5h van ride in VIP
3.6
20:30
Hanoi SSB

From Sapa SSB to Hanoi by Buses

07:45
Sapa SSB
6h 30m bus ride in Semi Sleeper
3.5
14:15
Hanoi SB
13:15
Sapa SSB
6h 30m bus ride in Semi Sleeper
3.5
19:45
Hanoi SB
15:00
Sapa SSB
6h 30m bus ride in Semi Sleeper
3.5
21:30
Hanoi SB
15:15
Sapa SSB
6h bus ride in AC Seater
4
21:15
Hanoi SSB
15:45
Sapa SSB
6h 30m bus ride in Semi Sleeper
3.5
22:15
Hanoi SB
21:45
Sapa SSB
6h 30m bus ride in Semi Sleeper
3.5
04:15
+1
Hanoi SB

From Sapa Sinh to Hanoi by Buses

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

From Sapa GreenLion to Hanoi by Vans

15:00
Sapa GreenLion, Lao Cai
5h van ride in VIP
3.8
20:00
Hanoi GreenLion

From Lao Cai to Hanoi by Taxis

Instant Fastest
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Lao Cai, Sapa
3h 55m taxi ride in Minivan 4pax
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Instant
Instant Fastest
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Lao Cai, Sapa
3h 55m taxi ride in Van 8pax
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Instant

From Sa Pa SapaExpress2 to Hanoi by Buses

13:15
Sa Pa SapaExpress2, Lao Cai
6h bus ride in Semi Sleeper
4.4
19:15
Hanoi SapaExpress
15:15
Sa Pa SapaExpress2, Lao Cai
6h bus ride in Semi Sleeper
4.4
21:15
Hanoi SapaExpress

From Luong Dinh Cua Sapa to Hanoi by Buses

Instant
16:00
Luong Dinh Cua Sapa, Lao Cai
5h 50m bus ride in VIP-Class
21:50
194 Tran Quang Khai, Hanoi
Instant

From Sapa to Hanoi by Taxis

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Sapa
5h taxi ride in Van 9pax
5
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Hanoi
Instant
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Sapa
5h taxi ride in Comfort
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Hanoi
Instant
Instant
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Sapa
5h taxi ride in Minivan 4pax
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Hanoi
Instant
Instant
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Sapa
5h taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Hanoi
Instant
Instant
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Sapa
5h taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Hanoi
Instant
Instant
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Sapa
5h taxi ride in VIP Van 9pax
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Hanoi
Instant
Instant Fastest
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Sapa
3h 55m taxi ride in Comfort
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Instant
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Sapa
5h taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Instant
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Sapa
4h 30m taxi ride in Minivan 4pax
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Instant
Instant
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Sapa
4h 30m taxi ride in Van 8pax
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Instant
Instant
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Sapa
4h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Instant
Instant
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Sapa
4h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Instant
Instant
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Sapa
4h 30m taxi ride in Minivan 4pax
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Instant
Instant
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Sapa
4h 30m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Instant
Instant
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Sapa
4h 30m taxi ride in VIP Van 9pax
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Hanoi Airport, Noi Bai Airport
Instant

Sapa to Hanoi Schedule

Sapa to Hanoi Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Hai Van Transport Minivan 4pax 00:00 - 03:55VND 5,040k
Sapa Express VIP-Class 07:00 - 13:00VND 414k
The SinhTourist Express 08:30 - 14:00VND 299k
Sapa Express Semi Sleeper 13:15 - 19:15VND 276k
Sapa Express VIP 20 15:30 - 21:00VND 368k
Truly Hagiang VIP-Class 16:00 - 21:50VND 275k
Orient Express VIP Sleeper 4x 20:55 - 04:30VND 835k
Vietnam Railways 1st Class Sleeper 20:55 - 04:32VND 486k
Pumpkin Express VIP Sleeper 4x 20:55 - 04:30VND 835k
Sapaly Express VIP Sleeper 4x 21:40 - 05:30VND 880k
Chapa Express VIP Sleeper 4x 21:40 - 05:30VND 1,070k
The SinhTourist Express 22:00 - 03:30VND 299k

Sapa to Hanoi destination reviews

3.5
918 customer reviews
5
33%
4
27%
3
15%
2
11%
1
15%
75% of 918 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
CG
3
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express, Aug 18, 2019
The room was quite hot, and even though i indicated lower berth, i was given the upper berth.
JD
4
bus VIP 20, Sapa Express, Aug 17, 2019
The bus aircon seems like not working properly. But aside from that the journey from sapa to hanoi is smooth and fast
ME
1
van VIP, Grouptour, Aug 16, 2019
The driver was not speaking English and was very grumpy. De bus was also not cleaned before we left. Me and my friend could not sit togwther and another woman Made a scène so i even had to move to another chair. Then he also did not drive safe and was calling the whole time. Other people in the back of the bus asked him to drive more slow because they felt sick but he did not listen.
AK
4
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Fanxipan, Aug 15, 2019
Easy to exchange ticket with voucher. But slightly disappointed with the train where it's pretty dusty in the room. Toilet is dirty and smelly. Overall is ok for over night train.
CW
3
train #SP2 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways, Aug 13, 2019
The train itself was very old, dirty, and smelly, but the train itself left on time in Lao Cai and arrived very close to the scheduled time in Hanoi so that wasn't too bad.
LS
4
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour, Aug 13, 2019
The bus was clean & seat was quite comfortable, which reclines but not all the way. The Wifi was not very reliable, it cuts out at times. It was good they had USB outlet to charge your phones. And the driver was quite efficient so we weren't delayed in getting to our destination. It was great that the dropped us each off in front of our accommodation.
SJ
4
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express, Aug 12, 2019
Clean comfortable and on time. Only downside was train was very bumpy so hard to sleep
KA
5
van VIP, Grouptour, Aug 10, 2019
Amazing transfer... comfortable, reliable and safe driver. It is on time and service really email and whatsapp for confirmation of time and pick up which make the trip hassle free
PO
5
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express, Aug 7, 2019
Amazing, simply a must do if you are in Vietnam ????????
MK
4
van VIP, Grouptour, Aug 5, 2019
Very good driver. Comfortable van. Delivery all the way to the hotel in Hanoi.
HS
4
bus VIP 27, Sapa Dragon Express, Aug 5, 2019
Good service. Nice people. Enough stops and time. It would have been five stars if the driver rode a little bit smoother.
SV
3
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express, Aug 4, 2019
A bit old style, room clean. Toilettes shall be refurbished and clean more often
MS
4
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Orient Express, Aug 3, 2019
The cabin was clean and comfortable. Just seem a bit more vibration than the cabin that we had with King Express for our journey from Hanoi - Lao Cai. But it is definitely not terrible at all.
LP
4
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express, Aug 3, 2019
Comfortable beds, good temperature inside the room, clean linen!
SL
3
bus Sleeper, Sapa Dragon Express, Aug 1, 2019
No se puede cargar el movil y el wifi no funcionaba.
EH
5
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper 4x, Sapaly Express, Jul 31, 2019
The trip was awesome! Super comfortable. Getting the tickets was a bit confusing.
EC
2
train #SP4 VIP Sleeper, Sapaly Express, Jul 30, 2019
Very noisy and uncomfortable. Much better to go with sleeping bus: is shorter, there is no noise and is cheaper. We payed almost 300€ for 2 way VIP cabin and ee had a horrible experience
JS
2
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Jul 30, 2019
The room was too cold and there was no way to adjust the temperature. The bathroom was so disgusting. The employees on the train were not nice.
MT
4
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Jul 29, 2019
In onze wagon was de airco defect en we werden op initiatief van het treinpersoneel naar een andere coupe gebracht
IB
3
train #SP2 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Jul 29, 2019
We did not have to share our cabin. Could sleep on the bottom bunk. Bathroom 1⭐️

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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 6,720,004 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a train which will set you back mere VND 236,008.

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 236,008 if you opt for a Vietnam Railways (Đường Sắt Việt Nam) train and as expensive as VND 6,720,004 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
  • 13 from Sapa to Hanoi starting from 07:00 Sa Pa SapaExpress until 21:45 Sapa SSB
  • 5 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 Dragon Express (Sapa Dragon Express), 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

  • 999 took a train
  • 1 took a van
  • opted for a bus
  • bought a taxi ride