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Private Car Transfer From Hanoi To Sapa

Sapa is one of the destinations you should definitely visit when coming to Vietnam. Located in the North of Vietnam, with an altitude of 1500-1650 m above sea level, Sapa has an extremely natural and idyllic beauty. The foggy town attracts visitors with its majestic mountain views and unique experiences with the lives of ethnic minorities.

You can conquer the famous Fansipan peak, see Ham Rong flower garden and explore Muong Hoa valley. Other places to visit when traveling to Sapa include: Silver Waterfall, Love Waterfall, Ban Ho, Sapa Market...

What time should you visit Sapa?

The most appropriate time when Sapa has both beautiful scenery and it is convenient for traveling is from March to May or from September to November. At this time, the weather is relatively mild, warm in the day and cold at night. In particular, if you come to Sapa from March to May, you will admire the beautiful flower valleys and green vegetable fields.

In addition, Sapa is one of the rare regions in Vietnam that gives you the opportunity to watch the snow fall. If you want to experience the cold of the high mountains, and admire the snow-covered scenery of this small town, do not hesitate to come to Sapa in the winter months.

Fansipan peak

One point to note is that although Sapa is charming in winter, the weather is also very harsh, the temperature can be below 0 degrees, and it is cloudy. Therefore, when traveling to Sapa on your own during this time, you need to equip yourself with warm clothes and necessary items to ensure health for the trip.

What is the distance from Hanoi to Sapa?

It is about 376 km to transfer from Hanoi to Sapa, Sapa is approximately 38 kilometers away from the heart of Lao Cai City. So you can move to Sapa in many ways. Motorbike, bus, train or private car Hanoi to Sapa is one of the options when you want to be self-sufficient for your trip to Sapa. 

How to get to Sapa from Hanoi, Vietnam?

Hanoi to Sapa by train

For a more genuine Vietnam experience, if time permits, board a train from Hanoi to Sapa. As you go from one place to another at a leisurely pace on a train, you may relax and take in the sights. Trains run often between 9:35 pm and 10:00 pm, and tickets cost between 150,000 and 1,200,000 VND / per person, depending on the class of seat. The trains in question all make their way from Tran Quy Cap Railway Station to Lao Cai Railway Station.

A train journey from Hanoi to Lao Cai takes about 8 hours. From Lao Cai Railway Station, you will transfer 65 minutes to the captivating town of Sapa.

Hanoi to Sapa by train

Oriental Express Train

It is a popular choice for many tourists traveling from Hanoi to Sapa, offering supreme comfort. The train provides sleeper 4-berth (Deluxe) or sleeper 2-berth (VIP), designed with modern style and air-conditioned. There are no bathrooms, but restrooms are conveniently located at the end of each carriage. Water and snacks are provided free of charge to all passengers.

The Oriental Express is probably the most popular choice because of its reasonable price. Soft beds in the deluxe rooms start at US$35 per person, and VIP rooms cost US$70 per person.

The trains depart daily from Hanoi at 22:00 and arrive to Lao Cai the following day at 5:55

King Express Train

The company offers two types of cabin: Sleeper 4-berth (Deluxe) and Sleeper 2-berth (VIP). All berths are wooden-paneled, air-conditioned with inpidual reading lights, baggage storage. Passengers are served with a very tasteful drink in the morning upon the arrival to Lao Cai or Hanoi.

Tickets cost between $34 and $66 per person, and the journey lasts approximately 8 hours. 


- One way ticket is available except during the high season.

- Ticket price does not include meals on the train but includes snacks and drinks.

- Free of charge for children under 5 years old sharing parent's existing berths.

- WC is not cabin

Victoria Express Train

The Victoria Express Train will be the best option for tourists who want to experience the most luxurious and expensive train in Vietnam. There are Sleeper 4-berth (Superior) and Sleeper 2-berth (Deluxe). Decorated with wood paneling in all the cabins and bathrooms, the theme is a fusion of Western and Eastern styles.

The trains serve excellent evening snacks and also breakfast

Both of the toilets on board are clean and modern, equipped with a touchless toilet flush kit

Price of the train ticket is about $105 - $154 per person

Department time: 22:00 from Hanoi, arrive at Lao Cai the following day at 5:55. Please note that there are trains every day except Saturday.

Victoria Express Train

Hanoi to Sapa by bus

Alternatively, if you're traveling on a budget, you can take a bus from Hanoi all the way through to Sapa. By bus from Hanoi to Sapa, you are looking at approximately 5.5-6 hours, and a cost of 10 USD upwards. There are many limousines, sleeping bus transportation from Hanoi to Sapa. If you do not know which type of transportation to choose for your trip, please refer to the bus information here:

Green Sleeper Bus 

Green Bus Company is not only equipped with air-conditioning, soft cushion and free water bottle for each customer, they also provide free Wi-Fi and an English-speaking guide to accompany you on the trip, giving you the most comfortable travel experiences.

Bus Type: 40-seat sleeper bus

Departure time from Hanoi: 7:00 AM; 02:00 PM, and 10:00 PM

Departure time from Sapa: 8:00 AM; 01:30 PM; 04:00 PM, and 10:00 PM

Pick up/Drop off point in Hanoi: 30 Hang Muoi Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Pick up/Drop off point in Sapa: 618 Dien Bien Phu Street, Sapa Town, Lao Cai

Price: $11 - $14 per person/ way

Hanoi to Sapa by bus

Good Morning Bus

Good Morning Sapa is a luxury sleeping bus in big size and offering 40 decent comfortable berths. The coach is well-equipped with an excellent sound system with DVD providing you with a useful documentary of Sapa or music video to help you entertain during the journey.

Bus Type: 40-seat sleeper bus

Departure time from Hanoi: 07:00 AM

Departure time from Sapa: 03:30 PM

Pick up/Drop off point in Hanoi: 72 Tran Nhat Duat Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Pick up/Drop off point in Sapa: 139 Thach Son Street, Sapa Town, Lao Cai

Price: $14 per person/ way 

The Limousine is a type of bus that tourists should try at least once because it is comfortable and convenient, equipped with air conditioner and charger ports. The schedule is flexible, you can choose the pickup time based on your itinerary. Here are few options you can choose for your sapa tour:

Sao Viet

The company provides 9-seats limousine bus with price about $13 

Schedule time: 10:00am, 14:00 pm, 17:00pm

New Enjoy Limousine

Ticket price for 9-seats limousine is $15

Schedule time: 6:50am, 7:10am

Pumpkin Limousine

Offering outstanding bus quality, Pumpkin Limousine has selected the Fuso Limousine from 9 to 19 seats to transport and elevate the customer experience to a new level.

Ticket price for 9-seats limousine is $16

Schedule time: 7:00am, 7:30am

Limousine From Hanoi To SapaNOTICE:

  • Travel time is about 5,5 - 6 hours. Their prices can change on the weekend and holidays and depend on vehicle size
  • You can’t carry too much luggage
  • Price is quite high compared to regular bus

Although you can enjoy the scenery along the way, traveling by bus or train will take time, sometimes causing fatigue affecting the whole trip.

Hanoi Train Station – Gate B
Address: 120 Le Duan Street, Cua Nam Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Lao Cai Railway Station
Address: Group 26A, Lao Cai city, Lao Cai

Hanoi to Sapa by motorbike or scooter

The distance from Hanoi to Sapa by car is 350 km. It's a lot of labor, but it can be finished in a single day. Most will divide it into a trip of one to four days, selecting their own indirect path. stopping at several beautiful locations along the route to rest and stay the night. It's an excellent way to explore the undiscovered routes and the countryside.
Remember that Sapa has frigid and snowy winters. Consider that there is a wet season as well, and schedule your bike appropriately. In Vietnam, it's crucial to know how to ride a motorbike and to stay on the right side of the road so the cars can pass you.

It is necessary to ensure your own safety when driving a motorbike, because these roads are quite steep and dangerous.

Motogo motorbike rental

Address: 1081 Hong Ha, Chuong Duong, Hoan Kiem District

Price: 80,000 - 200,000 VND/day

Phone: 0338 02 3344 – 0966 45 6969

Nguyễn Tú motorbike rental

Address: 24D Ta Hien, Hang Buom ward, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

Price: 120,000 - 150,000 VND/day

Phone: 0942 467 674

Sơn Motor

Address: 119/37 Lane 167 Tay Son, Dong Da District, Hanoi

Price: 120,000 - 150,000 VND/day

Phone: 0928 290 000

Taxi Hanoi to Sapa

Another option for getting to Sapa from Hanoi is to take a cheap taxi. Because Hanoi to Sapa by taxi will pick you up and drop you down at whatever location you choose, they may be the most appealing mode of transportation for tourists. Getting to Sapa by this route, nevertheless, will cost you extra money.

If you want to stop along the way, you aslo extra money. To go from Hanoi to Sapa in a 4-seater taxi will set you back about 2,400,000 VND, while a 7-seater will set you back over 3,500,000 VND.

Private Car Transfer From Hanoi To Sapa

Some taxi companies in Hanoi:

1. Taxi Xanh SM: 1900 2088

2. Taxi Mai Linh: 024 38 333 333

3. Taxi Hà Nội Tourist: 024 38 56 56 56

4. Taxi Thăng Long Vinasun: 024 39 71 71 71

Private Car Transfer From Hanoi To Sapa

However, private car transfers Hanoi to Sapa is still a good option for all. Traveling Hanoi to Sapa by private car takes a similar amount of time as by bus (around 6 hours), but is more convenient. The schedule is flexible to pick up and drop off. You have no waiting at the bus station and need to carry any of your luggage from the hotel to the train/ bus station. 

Another point is that all drivers are friendly, courteous as well as good English speaking so they can support you when moving and visiting in Sapa. 

7 seat taxi Hanoi to Sapa

Therefore, renting a car with a driver Hanoi to Sapa will be the best choice for you to fully enjoy your trip while still being safe.

We will provide Hanoi car rental with driver service not only with competitive prices but also standard vehicles to give visitors the most comfort when traveling if you need rent a car with a driver for a Sapa tour, taxi transfer Sapa to Mu Cang Chai, …

Sapa private transfer around service includes the following:

1. Taxi Lao Cai train station to Sapa

2. Full day Sapa tour around

3. Private transfer Sapa to Bac Ha love market

4. Taxi transfers service from Sapa to Halong 

5. Private transfer Sapa to Ninh Binh 

6. Sapa car rental

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Just book a car a day before your trip and you will receive complete information about the bus type, driver information as well as a quick and perfect schedule for your trip.

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Cheap price will be charged as below:

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Option 1: Online payment deposit required for the reservation in advance just from 30% to ensure the booking is available and no increasing the base cost till up on arrival. 

Option 2 : Cash delivery for our staff at the airport or hotels will be accepted but this issue's payment will not be recommended on the reservation because we may charge more for the peak season holiday or last minute booking.

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Once you have confirmed with the deal then you will receive a booking reserved with a receipt.

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Sapa tourist attractions

Cat Cat Village

Address: San Sa Ho commune, Sapa town, Lao Cai province

The Hmong people of Muong Hoa Valley call Cat Cat Village home. Families from the H'mong and Dzao ethnicities founded it in the 1800s. Stunning traditional homes, rice terraces, artisan stores, and paths for trekking characterise this outdoor museum.

It is a popular destination for those curious in the mountain people of northern Vietnam and their culture. Getting inside the village will cost you 25,000 VND.

Cat Cat Village

Muong Hoa Valley

Address: Lao Chai, Sa Pa, Lao Cai

The Muong Hoa Valley boasts stunning landscapes and is the biggest agricultural area in Sapa and Lao Cai. The valley is a popular starting point for hikes along the Muong Hoa River, and it sits at the foot of two massive mountains. Discover the picturesque countryside, typical village life, and verdant hills here. Its motorbike trip is also well-known.

Thac Bac waterfall

Address: San Sa Ho commune, Sapa town, Lao Cai province

Located just next to Highway 4D is the beautiful Silver Waterfall, also known as Thac Bac waterfall. Silver Waterfall, about thirty minutes outside of Sapa town, is as beautiful as its name suggests.

As the white rivers run down the hillside, they sparkle in the sunshine and give the impression that molten silver is gushing down the slope.

To have a better perspective, you may climb up to 30 metres from the foot of the waterfall. On the opposite side of the hill, verdant pine trees await you if you turn around.

Thac Bac waterfall

Love Waterfall

Address: Tram Ton area, belonging to Hoang Lien National Park in San Sa Ho commune, Sa Pa district, Lao Cai province.

Entry Fee:  70000 VND / Adults and 20000 VND / Children

To reach the top of Fansipan Mountain in Hoang Lien National Park and see the magnificent Love Waterfall, which is 100 metres high, a 30-minute hike is required. One of the fairies that bathed here supposedly fell in love with a little lad who played the flute.

After her parents prevented her from returning to the falls, she turned into a bird to be with her love forever; therefore, the name.

Sapa Market

Visit Sapa Market, a popular spot for Vietnamese commerce and socialising, at QL4D, Sa Pa town in Lao Cai. It offers a wide variety of traditional handicrafts created by local ethnic groups. At the Sapa Market, tourists may experience authentic local cuisine while also blending in with local culture.

The Sapa Market is a meeting spot for villagers from all around the region to trade goods and services. Children can also meet a romantic partner at the market, where they can listen to love ballads accompanied by flute and lip lute music, which many adults like.

Sapa Market

If you are a visitor interested in Sapa culture and want to see how entrepreneurial women and ethnic girls make a living, this market is the place for you. For the most authentic experience and to sample the native breakfast specialties, head to the Sapa Market first thing on Sunday morning.

Ta Phin village

Address: The foot of Hoang Lien Son Mountain in Sapa Town, Lao Cai Province

Ta Phin village is a tranquil ecotourism spot encircled by mountains, situated at a height of 1600m on the slope of Lo Suay Tong hill. Lush green plantations of indigenous crops, including rice, paddy, hemp, and indigo, define the hamlet. You may take a therapeutic bath, stroll around the agricultural terraces, or watch skilled craftspeople at work. Here you may also find the ruins of an old monastery.

Ham Rong Mountain

Address: Duong Len, Sa Pa town, Sa Pa, Lao Cai

Entry Fee:  70000 VND / Adults and 20000 VND / Children

The distinctive form of Ham Rong Mountain resembles a dragon with its beak lifted towards the heavens. There lived a dragon couple who were head over heels for each other, so the story goes. Tragically, the female dragon perished as a flood washed over them.

Ham Rong Mountain

She looked up at her lover, who was soaring towards the sky, and her body became the majestic range as she did this. From its peak, visitors may take in breathtaking views of the Sapa valley and peruse the Flower Garden, which is home to a variety of orchids. Not only that, but the Love Market and the Heaven Gate are also open to guests!

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