If you want to travel from Hanoi to Sapa, you have few options. Travel by train; travel by car or travel by bus. We won’t talk about the traveling by plane because there are no flights from Hanoi to Sapa at the moment. Which is the best way to get from Hanoi to Sapa? We will try to clear that one for you.
From Hanoi to Sapa is nearly 350km. This route is mountainous landscapes. Travelers will get great experience when spending holidays in Sapa.
Sapa, Vietnam – photo Duc Loi
How to get from Hanoi to Sapa by train
There are many trains from Hanoi to Sapa departure at Hanoi train stations. Travel by train to Sapa from Hanoi takes 8 hours to run. You should book train tickets in advance. Many local travel agents in Vietnam will help you to book the tickets with some extra fee. Night trains departing from Hanoi are good conditions to use. Train by day is very local standard.
You need a car or taxi to transfer you from Hanoi city center to the train station. You should note that the train from Hanoi to Sapa is actually to Lao Cai train station. From this place, you will get a taxi or book a private car to transfer you to the city center of Sapa. If you need any transfer for your holidays in this area, please contact Vietnam Drive.
Travel Hanoi to Sapa by bus
There are some high quality vehicles traveling daily to Sapa from Hanoi. They start in the morning and in the evening. You will join with other people in the bus. Many different types of bus including sitting seats or beds are available to choose. Vietnam Drive will help you to book bus tickets if you like us to support you. Please contact Vietnam Drive for more information.
How to get from Hanoi to Sapa by car
Now let’s talk about traveling by car. If you chose to travel by a private car, you will pass the trip faster. The price for travel by car for this distance is high. However, you will enjoy sightseeing along the way. If you book a private car, the driver and car will come to pick you up from the hotel in Hanoi, and drop you of at the hotel in Sapa. When traveling by a private ar, you do not need to share your waiting time with other guests as traveling by bus, or need more time to wait and use other short transfers when using the train.
Above are some suggestions for travel to Hanoi city from Sapa. Vietnam Drive hopes that with those advises, you can know how to get from Hanoi to Sapa easily for your holidays in Vietnam.