I live in Hanoi but every year, I have often gone to Sapa for several times. Off couse, Sapa is not as beautiful as Dong Van Kasrt Plateau in Hagiang Province (read more at From Hanoi to Hagiang) in my eyes but many my friends like going to Sapa.
|How long Hanoi to Sapa. Photo: Nguyen Thanh|
Some times we go to Sapa by bus - sleeper bus but I really like going to by trian. The Hanoi Sapa trains have become my memories.
|Bus from Hanoi to Sapa|
From Hanoi to Sapa, if you choose the bus or sleeper bus, you will save a lot of time. You can go to Sapa from Hanoi at daytime or night as you like.
How long does it take from Hanoi to Sapa by bus?
It takes about 3,5-4 hours and the important thing is you can go straight to Sapa from Hanoi on the new road, which is named Noi Bai - Lao Cai hightway. This is the article about Hanoi to Sapa Distance.
How long does it take from Hanoi to Sapa by train?
Please note that the trains from Hanoi to Sapa are not the directly trains and go straight to Sapa. Its final destination is Laocai Station which located in the center of Laocai City, near the Vietnam - China border. And then, you have to get a bus from Laocai City to Sapa Town.
|Train from Hanoi to Sapa. Photo: Dang Hao|
The distance and time to move from Laocai to Sapa is about 20km and takes 30 minutes. And from Hanoi Station to Laocai Station which takes about 8 hours, from 10:00 PM until 6:00 or 7:00 AM. The train you choose which is a tourist train with the fastest speed on the Hanoi - Laocai rout.- Hanoi weather
Thank you for interesting in travel to Sapa but do you know what the best time to visit Sapa is?