The commute modes from Hanoi to Sapa consist of sleeping bus, limousine, overnight train, motorbike or taxi. Each type of transport provides you different routes and also experience in your path between the two destinations.

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Hanoi to Sapa
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Sapa is a small town in Lao Cai province. This town is located on the ground at an altitude of 1500 - 1650m, on the slopes of Lo Su Tong Tong, 38 km from Lao Cai city center. The distance from Hanoi to Sapa Vietnam is over 320km. There are many ways for you to travel such as by train, sleeper bus, motorbike and taxi.


hanoi to sapa distance

Sapa from above - Krisztian Tabori

I - Popular buses from Hanoi to Sapa

Traveling by bus often takes about 5.5 hours and night buses are always the most ideal choice. You can refer to the following buses & limousines:


hanoi to sapa by bus

Source: Internet

Sao Viet Bus

- Pick-up point: No.114 Tran Nhat Duat Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

- Drop-off point:  No.571 Dien Bien Phu Street, Sapa Town

- Price: 240,000 VND / ticket ($10.5)

- Frequency: 1 trip every 1 hour

- Contact: 1900 6746

- Website: 

Green Bus - popular sleeping bus from Hanoi to Sapa

- Pick-up point: No.30 Hang Muoi Street, Ly Thai To Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi and your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter at 7am, 8am, 1:30pm, 2pm, 4pm, 10pm

- Drop-off point: No.618 Dien Bien Phu Street, Sapa Town

- Price: 320,000 VND / ticket ($13.8)

- Contact: 0243 933 8282

- Website: 

Ecosapa Limousine 

- Pick-up point: No.42 Hang Giay Street, Hang Ma Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 

- Drop-off point: No.494 Dien Bien Phu Street, Sapa Town

- Price: 570,000 VND / ticket ($25)

- Contact: 0375 556 666

- Website:

Luxury Van Limousine 

- Address: No.16 Hang Chinh Street, Hang Buom Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

- Bus from Hanoi to Sapa schedule: Pick-up point: Hanoi Old Quarter

- Drop-off point: Sapa town

- Contact: 1900 1112 

- Price: 330,000 VND / ticket ($14.5)

- Website:

Daily Limousine 

- Address: No.78 Tran Nhat Duat Street, Dong Xuan Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 

- Pick-up point: Hanoi Old Quarter 

- Contact: 1900 1224

- Price: 320,000 VND / ticket ($14)

- Website:

Hoang Yen Express Limousine 

- Address: No.02 Nguyen Hoang Street, My Dinh Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 

- Pick-up point: Hanoi Old Quarter

- Contact: 0839 620 909 

- Price: 320,000 VND / ticket ($14)

II - How to get from Hanoi to Sapa by train? 

- Depart from Hanoi train station - No.120 Le Duan Street, Cua Nam Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

- Arrive at Lao Cai train station - Group 26A Lao Cai Street, Lao Cai City, Lao Cai Province - 34 km from Sapa town.

- Distance: 288 km 

- Travel time: 7 - 8 hours

- Price: 700,000 -  840,000 VND/ ticket ($31-37)

- You can book a train ticket to Sapa from Hanoi at Hanoi train station or via

Besides, you can buy tickets from travel agencies such as:

Chapa Express

- Price: from 880,000 VND / ticket ($38.5)

- Contact: 0916 861 836

- Website:

Dream Train Express

- Address: No.34 Tran Quy Cap Street, Van Mieu Ward, Dong Da District, Hanoi 

- Price: from 1,100,000 VND / ticket ($48)

- Contact: 0984 492 618 or 024 3996 6672

- Website:

Victoria Express

- Address: No.115 Tran Hung Dao Street, Cua Nam Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 

- Price: 2,500,000 - 3,600,000 VND / ticket ($110 - 160)

- Contact: 0913 360 030 

- You can book a train ticket from Hanoi to Sapa via:

From Lao Cai train station, you can get to Sapa town by: 

By bus route 01

- Pick-up point: Lao Cai train station

- Drop-off point: Sapa Stone Church in the center of Sapa Town

- Opening hours: 5:20am - 6pm

- Price: 25,000 VND / ticket ($1) 

By taxi

- Hieu Hong Lao Cai taxi: 021 4382 0820 & 10,000 VND / km ($0.44)

- Mai Linh Lao Cai taxi: 0214 376 7676 & 10,500 VND / km ($0.46)

- Xanh Sapa taxi: 0203 636 363 & 11,000 VND / km ($0.48)

Note: you should book a transfer service when booking train tickets through train ticket agencies. 

III - Travel from Hanoi to Sapa by motorbike

hanoi to sapa by motorbike

Travel to Sapa by motorbike - Source: Vietnammoontravel

There are two main routes to get to Sapa from Hanoi: 

- Route 01 (National road 70): Hanoi - Lao Cai province (390km), take 10-12 hours 

- Route 02 (National road 32): Hanoi - Lai Chau province (450km), take 14 hours

The Hanoi - Lao Cai route is much easier to travel. However, if you follow Hanoi - Lai Chau route, you can have an opportunity to conquer two in four great mountain passes in Vietnam including Khau Pha Pass and O Quy Ho Pass, and pay a visit to Love Waterfall or Silver Waterfall on the way from O Quy Ho Pass to Sapa. Best places to rent a motorbike in Hanoi


- Address: No.01 Trang Tien Street, Phan Chu Trinh Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

- Contact: 0966 456 969 

- Fee: about 200,000 VND/ day ($8.8)

- Website:

Gia Hung Motorbike Rental 

- Address: No.28 Tho Xuong Street, Hang Trong Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

- Contact: 0936 345 123

- Fee: 100,000 - 200,000 VND/ day ($4.4 - 8.8)

- Website:

13535 Motorbike Rental  Hanoi

- Address: No.120 Le Duan Street, Van Mieu Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

- Contact: 0988 717 016

- Fee: from 130,000 VND/ day (from $4.6)

- Fanpage:

Notes when riding a motorbike from Hanoi to Sapa Vietnam:

- Clothes + money: you should bring a high-adhesion coat, sneakers or flip-flops. You need to plan a clear itinerary, destination and accommodation to bring the appropriate spending money.

- Documents: ID card for hotel rental, room procedure, driving license + vehicle license.

- Motorbike: you should bring a repair tool kit in case the motorbike breaks down along the way.

- Packing: face masks, sunscreen, sunglasses, protective equipment, tourist maps,...

IV - Travel from Hanoi to Sapa by taxi

hanoi to sapa by taxi

Taxi Wego - Source: Internet

Cost for 4-seater taxi: 2,400,000 VND / way ($106)

Cost for 7-seater taxi: 3,300,000 VND / way ($146)

Some taxi companies in Hanoi

Mai Linh Hanoi Taxi 

- Address: No.41 Phung Chi Kien Street, Nghia Do Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi

- Contact: 024 38 333 333

Group Hanoi Taxi 

- Address: No.15 Pham Hung Street, My Dinh 2 Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi

- Contact: 024 3853 5353 or 1900 54 54 67

Sao Hanoi Taxi 

- Address: No.282 Hoang Van Thai Street, Khuong Trung Ward, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi

- Contact: 024 3535 3535

Taking a taxi is also a safe option, but the price is much more expensive than traveling by train, bus or motorbike.


sapa landscape

A corner of Sapa - Source: Chansereypich Seng

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