4 easiest way to travel from Hanoi to Sapa
Sapa has always been one of the most attractive tourist destinations for both domestic and foreign visitors. Travelling here you will have the chance to conquer the famous Fansipan peak, to see the villages hidden in the mist, or to immerse in the cool fresh air all year round. Especially during hot summer days, this is a paradise for you to get away from the heat with your family. Here, Chungxe will suggest for you 4 easiest ways to travel from Hanoi to Sapa.
This highland town is 320 km from Hanoi, visitors can choose to go by train, bus, motorbike or self-drive car/motorbike.
1. By Train
Going by train is the choice of many people when traveling from Hanoi to Sapa. There are many types of tickets from 5 USD – 26 USD / way / person for normal trains. It will take you about 8 hours to arrive by this vehicle and you have to go at night: the earliest train is 19h40, the latest train is 23h00.
You must consider carefully when choosing the type of chair, the tip is don’t be too frugal about this. Because chairs from 5 USD may cause you back pain after a long trip due to its hard and uncomfortable structure, sitting 8 hours on a hard seat to Sapa is indeed a mortuary.
However, taking the train can only reach Lao Cai, you have to take another bus to Sapa town. And this method is more suitable when traveling with a group of friends than with family. Because you will not be able to proactively schedule nor have separate space for the family.
2. By Bus
Currently there are coaches that take you directly to Sapa town such as Vietbus, Sao Viet, Hung Thanh with a fare of about 13 USD / person / way. And it will take about 7-8 hours to get here. This method is quite convenient because you can go straight to the tourist destination without stopping to catch the second trip. However, if you are traveling with your family, you should consider carefully. Because your family depends heavily on bus schedules, it is impossible to take the initiative in your schedule with a private space. Moreover, if your family is large, the cost will be high because the ticket price per person, so the vehicle may sound cheap but actually not.
3. By Self-drive car
If you don’t have a private car, renting a car is probably the most convenient and economical option when traveling with your family. This method helps you have your own space and be able to create your own plan as well as schedule. A self-drive car rental is also very reasonable with only 20 USD / day.
Traveling by self-drive car only takes about 5-6 hours to Sapa, you can choose 1 of the following 3 ways:
Route 1 (about 360km):
Hanoi – Vinh Phuc – Viet Tri – Phong Chau – Doan Hung – Yen Bai – Lao Cai – Sapa
Route 2 ( 370km):
Hanoi – Hoa Lac – Son Tay – Trung Ha Bridge – Phong Chau Bridge – Phong Chau – Doan Hung – along Road 70 – Lao Cai – Sapa
Route 3 (more than 420km):
This is the ideal option for those who want to go sightseeing around without being afraid to take a further route: Hanoi – Hoa Lac – Son Tay – Trung Ha Bridge – Thanh Son – Deo Khe – Tu Le – Mu Cang Chai – Than Uyen – Fork of Binh Lu – O Quy Ho Pass – Silver Waterfall – Sapa
4. Self-drive motorbike
With this option, you can fulfill your trip with unforgettable experiences just like a native Vietnamese on a road. After arriving in Sa Pa, you can choose to continue wandering around the town by self-drive car or rent a motorbike via https://chungxe.vn/. Prices range only from 4 USD per day by paying online on our website.
The above is a summary of Sapa travel facilities. You want to have the most active trip, you can visit the website: Chungxe.vn to consult and rent a car. Chungxe’s Customer Service team will assist you to rent a car/ motorbike in Hanoi to Sapa in particular as well as rent cars/ motorbikes nationwide in general. You can pick up and drop off your rental vehicle at home.
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