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Train or Bus – Choosing the best way to get to Sapa from Hanoi

Located in the mountains of northern Vietnam, Sapa – despite being only 380 kilometres from Hanoi. From Hanoi to Sapa, there are many ways to get here. However the most popular way to get to Sapa is by overnight train. And thanks to a new highway opening in 2014, Sapa can also be reached by bus which is faster. So, Travel trips Sapa from Hanoi are very easy.

Within the scope of this post, we will give reasons for travellers choose the best way to get to Sapa from Hanoi: bus or train.

1. Get to Sapa from Hanoi by train

Train or Bus - Choosing the best way to get to Sapa from Hanoi

Traveling by train takes about 8-9 hours and the train only stops in Lao Cai, the province which Sapa belongs to. It then takes another hour to get to Sapa from Lao Cai station.

Ticket price about from  30 to 45 USD / pax for one way ticket (Hanoi – Lao Cai or Lao Cai – Hanoi). 

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Advantages of travelling by night train:

Train often departs at between 9:00pm and 10:00pm, and you can catch a good sleep before getting woked up by the beautiful mountain sceneray at dawn.

With famous brands like Sapaly Train, King Train… You will be satisfied with the quality of service. The cabins on train  is clean, and quiet for your sleep.

Take a cheaper train and you will reduce the cost for 2 nights at the hotel

Train or Bus - Choosing the best way to get to Sapa from Hanoi

Disadvantages:

-A cabin has 4 beds and you will have to share the cabin with 3 others. It’s okay because this is also an opportunity for you to have new friends.

– If you go to Sapa from Hanoi, the train will stop at Lao Cai Station. Sapa has no railway station, but it’s about 38 km (24 miles) from Lao Cai railway station and easily reached from there by bus, jeep or taxi in about 50 minutes.

2. Get to Sapa from Hanoi by bus

There are daily bus departing Hanoi at 7:00am or 10:00pm. One way trip takes around 5 hours.

Bus with famous brand like Sapa Express. The quality of service for tourists on the bus is also quite good. They prepare food and water on the vehicle along with an English speaking guide.

With the choice of bus, we have the tour package available as: The Best Sapa Tour by bus with only 120USD – http://sapatoursfromhanoi.com/tour/best-sapa-tour-2-days-1-night/

Train or Bus - Choosing the best way to get to Sapa from Hanoi

Advantages of travelling by night train:

The price is cheaper than the train.

You will go a long way from Hanoi to Sapa. And you have a short time to rest in the middle of the road (it is about 20 minutes)

Disadvantages:

Beds are much smaller than those on the trains. And you will spend extra money for the night in the hotel

So, You can base on advantages and disadvantages of each vehicle to choose appropriate for your trip.

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