Train from Hanoi to Sapa Review in Details For All Travelers!

Besides traveling to Sapa by motorbike or by bus, you can also enjoy taking a seat on the train from Hanoi to Sapa for the next holiday! That would be a unique experience that you should never miss!

1. Overview of Sapa 

Located 1650 meters above sea level, Sapa in Lao Cao is among the most attractive destinations in Vietnam. This town is home to many minorities, including H’mong, Tay, Giay, Kinh, Dao, Thai, and Hoa.  
overview of sapa
Sapa in Lao Cao is among the most attractive destinations in Vietnam
The beauty of Sapa comes from its sights with rice terraces, curving mountains, and roads, including Fansipan Peak. Moreover, Sapa is well-known as the kingdom of delicious fruit such as peaches, plums, tiger macadamia, and apricots. It offers yummy food with Thang Co, salmon hotpot, dried buffalo meat, black chicken, and steamed corn flake. 

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2. What is the best way to get from Hanoi to Sapa?

Many may recommend traveling by bus or motorbike to get to Sapa, but the best way to get to Sapa is by train. The distance from Hanoi to the town center is more than 300 km; traveling by train can give you time to sleep, relax, recharge energy, and feel safe and comfortable. 

3. How long is the train ride from Hanoi to Sapa? - Hanoi to Sapa train duration

Traveling by train from Hanoi to Sapa may take you about 8 hours.
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4. How to book the train from Hanoi to Sapa

To book the train from Hanoi to Sapa, travelers can visit the website to buy a ticket. You can also ask the agencies to get the tickets.
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5. Which train is best from Hanoi to Sapa?

Night trains are the best choice to travel because they take less time. Here are some brands for you to check:
  • King Express Train: 3-star standard train with seven compartments of 28 beds.
  • Fansipan Express Train: has two carriages with 56 beds.
  • Victoria Express Train: including superiors and deluxe cabins, with a bar and a restaurant. 
  • Sapaly Express Train: 3-star carriages of 52 beds with large windows. 
Which train is best from Hanoi to Sapa
Which train is best from Hanoi to Sapa

Note: you can also check for Livian Trains, Chapa Express Train, ET Pumpkin Express Train, Orient Express Train, etc. 

6. How much is the train from Hanoi to Sapa?

The cost for the VIP train may be up to $65 - $70. For a 4-berth cabin, it costs from $35 to $45. For a 6-berth cabin type, the price is from $20 to $25. Children under five are free. But the price may change a little depending on the brand you take. 

train hanoi to sapa vip cabin

The VIP cabin normally have 2 berths 

7. How to get to Sapa from Hanoi by train?

Visitors have to move to Hanoi Station and get on the train. After 7 to 8 hours, you get off at Lao Cai Station. Then you can get on a bus to get to Sapa Center for only $2, and it takes more than 1 hour. 
Trains from Hanoi to Sapa are diverse in different prices and seats. Please ask for help to book comfortable beds for you and your family!

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author hoan
My name is Hoan and I come from Hanoi, with more than 10 years working in the tourism industry (both as a tour guide then tour operator). I am very proud to say that I can give you the best advice for your trip to beautiful Vietnam.

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