Sapa is a famous tourist destination of the northern region of our country. Therefore, transportation to Sapa is also very diverse, for the convenience of visitors. For those who live in the North, it is easier and faster to go to Sapa. As for tourists in the Central and Southern regions, you need to move to Hanoi, before continuing to Sapa. To find out in detail how to go to Sapa, read the following sharing from Dong Travel!
1. The most popular means of transportation to Sapa
1.1 Sleeper car
Sleeper bus is a means of transportation to Sapa that is popular with many tourists, because it is cheap but still feels comfortable during the journey. Currently, there are many types of sleeper cars such as single beds, double beds, serving the needs of many different groups of passengers.
Sapa is a famous tourist destination, so you don't need to worry about the lack of a car or a trip. According to the experience of traveling Sapa Dong Travel has concluded, you can contact the bus operator to ask for a pick-up, most companies have a shuttle bus. The place to stop in Sapa of the Sapa sleeper bus is in the town center, you can book a homestay nearby for convenient transportation.
Bed buses help you rest comfortably during the journey to Sapa
Because the road to Sapa is mostly hilly and bumpy, you should choose reputable car companies to ensure your safety. Some bus companies for your reference such as: Vietbus (043-627,27.27), Hung Thanh (0989.294,294), Ha Son (04 22.214.171.124), Hai Van (0203,872,606),... from 180,000 VND - 500,000 VND depending on the type of car you order, and the garage you choose.
Note, you should book round-trip tickets and book early to avoid ticket sales.
The bus to Sapa runs many times a day, but to save time and facilitate travel, choose the 22h trip. You can take advantage of the car's travel time to rest. After 5 hours, the car will arrive in Sapa, now you have enough energy to start the journey to discover this place!
For those who suffer from car sickness, another convenient means of transportation to Sapa is the train. The train will depart from Hanoi station and stop at Lao Cai station. When coming to Lao Cai, you have two options: take a taxi or motorbike taxi to Sapa town, located 30km from Lao Cai station.
Traveling by train will bring you many unforgettable experiences (Instagram: Nguyen Huy Phuong)
The train travel time from Hanoi to Lao Cai is 8 hours, there are 2 trips per day from Hanoi to Lao Cai and vice versa, departing at 21:30 and 22h. Ticket prices range from 250,000 VND - 1,800,000 VND depending on the cabin you choose (hard seats, soft seats, beds, air-conditioned compartments,...)
Airplane is a means of transportation to Sapa that is chosen by many tourists in the South and Central region because it saves a lot of time and money. To get to Sapa, you need to move to Noi Bai airport (Hanoi). Here, you continue to move by sleeper car, car or train to Sapa. Noi Bai is a large airport, so there are many airlines operating it (Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Bamboo Airways), you don't need to worry about not being able to buy a ticket.
From Noi Bai airport you can continue to move to Sapa by motorbike or car
In the future, you can fly directly to Lao Cai airport, located 4km from Sapa town. However, Lao Cai airport is a small airport, so it may limit the number of flights per day.
1.4 Motorcycles, personal cars
For those who like to go on a trip, or go to Sapa in the form of family travel, want to be flexible in travel time, motorbikes or personal cars are the means of choice. However, the road to Sapa is quite far, and there are many steep passes, so you need to check the weather carefully before going. Avoid self-sufficient travel to Sapa and the rainy season, usually July or August.
You should move to the national highway, then go in the direction of Lao Cai or Lai Chau. Gasoline for motorbike from Hanoi to Lao Cai is 250,000 VND. As for cars, you will have to pay tolls at some roadside toll stations.
2. Main means of transportation when coming to Sapa
2.1 Motorbike rental
Renting a motorbike is a way of transportation chosen by many tourists in Sapa, because it gives you the freedom to explore according to your liking. Sometimes, motorbikes also lead you to unexpected destinations, unknown to anyone in this foggy town. You can rent motorbikes at motels, or car rental service centers.
Sapa hides many beautiful photo corners that can only be discovered by riding a motorbike (Instagram: sapajadehill_resort)
Some addresses for your reference:
- Mr. Chinh - 44 Fansipan - 0988 628 515. Cheap rent (80,000 VND), good service.
- Long Sa Pa - Sa Pa town - 0989 423 018. The rental price ranges from 100,000 VND (digital car) - 130,000 VND (scooter).
- Lao Cai Tourist Information Center - 2 Fansipan. Rent is 100,000 VND.
2.2 Renting a car
For those who travel in groups, group members with weak steering wheels or families with children, cars are the most appropriate means of transportation. Driving a car helps you avoid the erratic weather of the mountains, however, you cannot drive deep into the villages. To get there, you should stop at the stop, then take a motorbike or walk in. The average car rental price in Sapa is 500,000 VND. You can rent a car at the following addresses:
- Vietnam Discovery Travel Company - 31 Xuan Vien Street, Sa Pa Town - 0984 353 577 - 0912 410 410.
- Mai Long Travel Company - Tran Phu Alley, Group 10, Nam Cuong Ward, City. Lao Cai - 0868 333 883
- Sapa Cloud Hotel - 139 Thach Son Street, Sapa Town - 829 607 412 - 0941 717 888
2.3 Walking to explore every nook and cranny in Sapa
Hiking is a form of tourism that many people are interested in in recent times. If you go hiking in Sapa, you can both exercise with the fresh air of the mountains and admire the majestic scenery of nature here. Because the tourist attractions in Sapa are relatively close, you can walk easily.
Walking will help you admire the majestic beauty of Sapa (Instagram: bakqui)
However, to ensure safety, you need to be in good health, bring enough water and other necessary items during the move. In particular, you should not go alone, because the mountainous terrain is difficult to move, many dangers.
3. Book Sapa tour package, cheap at Dong Travel
In order for a trip to Sapa to bring many good experiences, you need to learn a lot of things such as transportation to Sapa, what to eat in Sapa, homestay Sapa, what Sapa has,... Instead of spending a lot of time searching For information and trip scheduling, you can book a package tour of Sapa at Dong Travel. Our Sapa tours will transport visitors throughout the journey, and include many other services such as meals, resorts, tickets to attractions.
Dong Travel with you to explore all the roads of the majestic land of Sapa (Instagram: bakqui)
The tour schedule is also very diverse with different attractions to suit the needs of many groups of tourists. You can choose the tour 2 days 1 night, 3 days 2 nights, 5 days 4 nights, 6 days 5 nights,... with prices ranging from 1,500,000 VND - 6,000,000 VND/pax.
Above are detailed information about transportation to Sapa and how to travel when visiting this town. To save time and effort to prepare and enjoy your rest time in Sapa, you can book a package tour in Sapa. Wish you have a happy trip to this majestic but equally romantic land!