Kiến Thức Chung

How to transfer from Hanoi to Sapa – [Updated in 2021 by Handspan]

Sapa, 30 kilometers from Lao Cai city center, is one of the most appealing tourist destinations in the Northwest of Vietnam. Coming here, you can admire the charming natural landscapes and immerse yourself in the airy atmosphere. From Hanoi, it takes you about 8 to 12 hours to reach Sapa. Let’s find how to transfer from Hanoi to Sapa with Handspan Travel Indochina!

Through the article, you will know detailed information about these means of transport below.

  • Motorbike
  • Shuttle bus
  • Limousine
  • Train

If you would like to stop en route to admire the scenery and take photos, you can choose to travel to Sapa by motorbike. It takes you about 10 to 12 hours to reach Sapa, depending on your journey. You can select one of the three routes below to transfer from Hanoi to Sapa.

  • Hanoi – Vinh Phuc – Viet Tri – Phong Chau – Doan Hung – Yen Bai – Lao Cai (total route about 360 kilometers)
  • Hanoi – Hoa Lac – Son Tay – Trung Ha Bridge – Phong Chau Bridge – Doan Hung – 70 Highway – Lao Cai – Sapa (total route about 370 kilometers)
  • Hanoi – Hoa Lac – Son Tay – Trung Ha Bridge – Thanh Son – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – O Quy Ho Pass – Thac Bac – Sapa (total route about 420 kilometers)

Among these three ways to drive from Hanoi to Sapa, most people choose the last way. Although it is longer than the two other ways, driving along the route, you can pass through Khau Pha Pass and O Quy Ho Pass, northwest Vietnam’s two most magnificent passes.

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By driving a motorbike, you can control the itinerary yourself; however, you should not drive if you travel to Vietnam the first time and are not familiar with the Vietnamese road system. Instead, you can use a shuttle bus, limousine, or train to Sapa, as detailed below.

Shuttle bus is the first choice for tourists when they travel from Hanoi to Sapa due to its convenience and time-saving. All of the shuttle buses run along the Noi Bai – Lao Cai highway, which takes you about five to six hours to get to Sapa. Currently, there are many shuttle buses carrying tourists from Hanoi to Sapa with high-quality services. Below is the list of some reliable shuttle bus brands that Handspan highly recommends.

  • Interbus Lines
  • Contact: 0886 385 577
  • Three types of bus: Universe Express sleeper bus with 46 seats, Inter Family with both single and double beds, and Inter Valentine with 22 individual cabins
  • Price: from VND 250,000
  • Departing time from Hanoi: 07.00 a.m. – 01.30 p.m. & 10.00 p.m.
  • Pick-up address: 18C Hang Voi, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, around the Hanoi Old Quarter, 169 Linh Duong, Hanoi University of Science & Technology’s gate, and Hoa Binh Park’s entrance in My Dinh. The shuttle bus also provide pick-up and drop-off services in Noi Bai International Airport with the surcharge of VND 40,000
  • Queen Cafe
  • Contact: 024 39960 199
  • Bus type: 38-seat bed coach
  • Price: VND 200,000
  • Departing time from Hanoi: 07.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.
  • Pick-up address: 208 Tran Quang Khai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, around the Hanoi Old Quarter, University of Languages and International Studies’ gate, Hoa Binh Park’s gate & Noi Bai International Airport crossroads
  • Contact: (+84) 24.668.21555
  • Bus type: 16-seat car & 38-seat bed coach
  • Price: from VND 250,000
  • Departing time: 07.00 a.m. – 07.30 a.m. & 10.00 p.m.
  • Pick-up address: 70C Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

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Let’s choose yourself a shuttle bus and travel from Hanoi to Sapa!

As the shuttle bus, limousines are also popular means of transport to reach Sapa from Hanoi. They are suitable for every guest with luxury and comfortable conveniences. Using the shuttle bus, you can be picked up in every place in the inner city of Hanoi and dropped off directly in your accommodation in Sapa. Let’s find detailed information about some limousines you can choose to travel from Hanoi to Sapa!

  • Contact: +84 098 470 9669
  • Price: from VND 300,000
  • Departing time: around 07.00 a.m.
  • Pick-up address: hotels in the Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Sapa Luxury Van Limousine
  • Contact: 1900 1112
  • Price: around VND 350,000
  • Departing time: 06.30 a.m. – 07.00 a.m., 07.30 a.m., 03.00 p.m. – 03.30 p.m.
  • Pick-up address: 16 Hang Chinh, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, and around the Hanoi Old Quarter
  • ET Pumpkin
  • Contact: +84.912281883
  • Price: from VND 330,000
  • Departing time: 06.30 a.m. – -07.00 a.m.
  • Pick-up address: 89 Ma May, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, and hotels in the Hanoi Old Quarter

Many tourists choose to transfer from Hanoi to Sapa by train due to the safety, convenience, and exciting experiences. Although the train does not take you directly to Sapa, you should choose the train if you would like to admire the majestic scenery of Vietnam’s Northwest mountainous areas.

From Hanoi Railway Station, it takes you 8 hours to Lao Cai Railway Station. You can choose the SP1 departing at 09.35 p.m. or the go, SP3 train departing at 10.00 p.m. The price for a turn is from VND 150,000 per person depending on the type of seat. For more information about the prices, you can check here.

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Besides the standard train, if you would like to experience high-quality services, you can choose these VIP train carriages below.

  • Office: 123 Nguyen Khuyen Street, Hanoi
  • Contact: +84 914991788
  • Price: from VND 460,000
  • Fanxipan Express
  • Office: 14 Tran Quy Cap, Dong Da, Hanoi
  • Contact: 0912 293 357
  • Price: VND 850,000
  • ET Pumpkin
  • Office: 89 Ma May, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • Contact: +84.912281883
  • Price: from 550,000

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These VIP train carriages have a luxurious design and offer modern facilities, such as reading light, two-way air conditioner, luggage compartment, mini bar, etc.

Getting off the train, you should catch a taxi, motorbike, or bus to get to Sapa, which takes you about 45 minutes.

Besides motorbike, shuttle bus, limousine, and train, you can contact us for a private transfer service if you would like to travel with your group only.

In conclusion, through this article, you have just known detailed information about four means of transport to travel from Hanoi to Sapa. Hope that with these pieces of information, you will have an unforgettable experience during your trip!

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