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How to get from
Sapa to Hanoi

Sapa to Hanoi Trip Overview

Distance253 km (158.1 miles)
Price range$9-$251
Ride Duration Range4h 45m-8h 20m
Earliest Departure17:30
Latest Departure23:30

Taking a bus from Sapa to Hanoi is very affordable and convenient. You never have to worry about missing a bus because they make transfers all throughout the day. It can get very hot, wet, and humid during the summer months in Vietnam, so try and plan a trip during the Spring or Autumn. Hanoi is great for sightseeing, with plenty of museums, temples, and ancient architecture to visit. It’s known especially for its great food and fine art.

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Taking a bus from Sapa to Hanoi

Fastest bus: 4h 45m

Cheapest bus: $9

The fastest: 4h 45m

The cheapest: $9

Pros

Free cancellations

Inexpensive

Replaces night accommodation

Comfortable sleeper buses

Incredible views from window

Cons

Departure time limited to specific time of day

Long journey

Bumpy ride

Shared cabin: possibly crowded

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Wifi

Reclining Seats

WC

Food

Blanket

Charger

TV

English Speaking Staff

The fastest: 7h 50m

The cheapest: $25

Pros

Great Vietnamese experience

Modern train experience

English speaking services

Toilet on board

Clean cabins

Cons

Long journey

Makes no stops

Shared bathroom

Noisy

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Wifi

Charger

Food

Blanket

WC

English Speaking Staff

Wheelchair accessibility

The fastest: 5h

The cheapest: $16

Pros

Possible to cancel

Flexible pick up

Efficient service

Soft seats

Consistent, accessible pricing

Cons

Mountaneous road

Shared van: possibly cramped

A/C on high

Driver lottery

Speedy driving

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Charger

English Speaking Staff

Food

Reclining Seats

Wifi

Blanket

TV

The fastest: 5h 30m

The cheapest: $121

Pros

Luggage allowance

Air conditioned cabin

Super flexible departure time

Many different types of cars available (sedans, SUVs)

English speaking service provided

Cons

Expensive service

Long journey

Not eco friendly

Airport pick up/drop off available for extra fee ($20)

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

Reclining Seats

English Speaking Staff

A beautiful view from within central Hanoi

About the ride from Sapa to Hanoi

Sapa to Hanoi Route Information

The distance between Sapa and Hanoi is 158 miles, or approximately 253 kilometers.

There are 4 ways to get from Sapa to Hanoi, including bus,train,minivan,car.

The earliest departure leaves at 17:30 and has a duration of 5 hours 30 minutes.

The fastest way to travel is by bus, which takes approximately 4 hours 45 minutes.

Depending on how you choose to travel, the following amenities are available: .

Sapa to Hanoi by bus

  • Starting Price: $8
  • 394 departures a day, or 2758 departures a week

There are 34 travel classes for this journey, including: VIP Cabin, Sleeping, Tourist Sleeping, Express, Limo, Tourist, Royal Cabin, VIP Sleeping, VIP 20 Seats, Semi-Sleeper, VIP 9 Express, Executive, VIP 32 Seats, Express 29, VIP, Middle seats, Front and Back seats, Regional, Express 45, Upper Single Cabin, VIP 34 Seats, Luxury, Standard, VIP Cabin 20, Local Cabin, Shared Cabin, VIP 32 Sleeping, Limousine 9, Limousine 11, VIP Luxury 22, Lower Single Cabin, Double cabin, Upper Bed and VIP 9.

Each bus ticket offers an individual seat with basic passenger necessities. Conditions and amenities vary by provider. For more detailed information and availability see all options.

Sapa to Hanoi by train

  • Starting Price: $24
  • 49 departures a day, or 343 departures a week

There are 14 travel classes for this journey, including: Shared Luxury Cabin 4 PAX, Private VIP Cabin with twin beds, Private VIP Cabin with double bed, Shared Cabin for 4, First Class Sleeper, Second Class Sleeper, VIP Cabin, Shared Deluxe Cabin for 4, Shared Suite Cabin for 4, Luxury, Suite Cabin, Cabin 2x, Suite 2x and VIP Double Bed.

Each train ticket offers an individual seat with basic passenger necessities. Conditions and amenities vary by provider. For more detailed information and availability see all options.

Sapa to Hanoi by minivan

  • Starting Price: $15
  • 635 departures a day, or 4445 departures a week

There are 4 travel classes for this journey, including: VIP, Standard, Limo and Luxury.

Each minivan ticket offers an individual seat with basic passenger necessities. Conditions and amenities vary by provider. For more detailed information and availability see all options.

Sapa to Hanoi by car

  • Starting Price: $121
  • 589 departures a day, or 4123 departures a week

There are 2 travel classes for this journey, including: SUV and Standard.

Each car ticket offers an individual seat with basic passenger necessities. Conditions and amenities vary by provider. For more detailed information and availability see all options.

Companies Operating from Sapa to Hanoi

Average time

6h 30m

Average price

$14 - $19

(9)

Average time

5h 30m

Average price

$121 - $208

(171)

Popular stations and stops in Sapa and Hanoi

Departure stations in Sapa

Sao Viet Sapa Office

Coffee FootBall

Lao Cai Train Station

Sapa - Any hotel in the city center

582 Dien Bien Phu

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Arrival stations in Hanoi

Sao Viet office Hanoi, Old Quarter

26 Hang Tre, Old Quarter

Sao Viet Pham Van Dong office

Hanoi Train Station

Hanoi - Any hotel in the Old Quarter

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