Bus from Sapa to Hanoi – Sapa with various brilliant and super terraced fields is a place attracting a lot of tourists. At night, you can wear jackets when strolling with friends. In the daytime, viewing Muong Hoa Valley, terraced fields, and going Trekking down to Ta Phin Village, Ta Van Village is the best option.
Sapa is an upland town of Lao Cai province, Sapa’s natural landscape is combined with human creativity, mountainous terrain, and green forest. This combination, which is an attractive poetic landscape, is compared with a wonderful picture having a harmonious layout.
The climate of Sapa is unique to Vietnam. Although located in the North of Vietnam, the climate of Sapa is subtropical. In the summer, the weather in Sapa during a day seems to have four seasons: the morning is spring, the afternoon is summer with sunshine and cool air. At night, the fog fall, which makes visitors feel cold like autumn’s weather. At midnight, visitors can enjoy cold-weather as winter‘s weather.
When should visitors go to Sapa?
The annual average air temperature in Sapa is 15 °C. In the summer, the weather in the town differs from its in the coastal plains. Thus, the temperature’s town is about about 13 ° C – 15 ° C at night and 20 ° C – 25 ° C during the day. Winter is often cloudy and cold, the temperature sometimes drops below 0 ° C, sometimes with snow. The average annual precipitation here ranges from 1,800 to 2,200 mm, and from May to August is the time when the amount of rainfall is the most over twelve months.
Spring is the season that peach blossoms, plum blossoms appear and bloom in all of the Northwestern mountains and Sapa is not an exception.
From May to August, the season in Sapa is rainy season, this time in Sapa seems the most brilliant because of the blooming flowers.
From the end of December to the Tet holiday is the time when Sapa is extremely cold since the North is in winter. If you enjoy feeling the cold as well as watching the ice and snow, you should consider going to Sapa at this time.
How far is it from Hanoi to Sapa?
About 316 km from the center of Hanoi capital.(Map : https://goo.gl/maps/C7DzKcBSuD2cxAV88)
How do visitors travel from Hanoi to Sapa ?
There are many means of transport to get to Sapa : train, bus, limousine or taxi.
Guide to Sapa
I/ By bus : Bus Sapa Hanoiback to menu ↑
Queen Cafe Car
When choosing our service, customers will receive benefits. High-quality bed coach consists of free wifi, free drink, and a closed toilet on car.back to menu ↑
Green bus Sapa
With a long-lasting experience in the transportation industry, we always want to bring great value to customers. Many passengers have trusted Green Bus car manufacture and used the service on many routes. The available seat when booking a Green Bus Sapa ticket will be up to the time the customers make a reservation. Customers need to plan early and contact to keep reservations in advance in case the bus is out of seats or is not the desired seat.back to menu ↑
Sao Viet Car
Sao Viet car manufacture has the most buses on the Hanoi – Sapa route and it will also increase more buses in the near future. Sao Viet is rated as a good quality car manufacture and it has many timeframes for customers to easily choose the right coach to Sapa.
VIP Cabin bed coach includes 21 separate rooms for each passenger. The beds in the room are installed according to the electric folding or stretching mechanism, which is flexible to the body. Guests can adjust this mechanism to either customize the lie straight or sit down in a relaxing style and can enjoy the modern massage features. Sao Viet is a special bed car with each bed (cabin) which is designed as a luxury and modern hotel bedroom. This is a new line of cars that have appeared in Vietnam recently in order to meet the requirement of customers as well as the quality of service.back to menu ↑
Sapa Express bus
Sapa Express bus is famous for the 29-seater Limousine with 5* quality and service on the Hanoi to Sapa route. To serve the needs of customers going to Sapa in the evenings, in 2018, Sapa Express opened a line of 32-bed VIP beds with the best quality and service. Guests choosing Sapa Express will feel absolute satisfaction and peace of mind.
This is a new bed car with all comfortable and spacious beds covered by leather. The car has air conditioning, 04 large LCD screens, a mini-fridge, and a closed toilet with European standards. On the Hanoi-Sapa journey, all passengers of Sapa Express will enjoy free amenities and services such as wifi, cold towels, drinking water, snacks, blankets, and a bilingual guide English – Vietnamese.
Pros: new, luxurious and modern car with a very spacious and smooth bed system. The car has free snacks, a professional and dedicated guide, and an open and cheerful driver team. This is the most luxurious bed car line on the Hanoi-Sapa route.back to menu ↑
King Express Bus
King Express Bus is a 40 – bed Thaco line with good quality, a self-contained toilet according to European standards. The bus picks up passengers from its own office ( if the passengers are in the Hanoi Old Quarter area, Hoa Binh Park, and intersection(roundabout) of Noi Bai airport, they will have the shuttle bus bringing them to the office)
Pros: the bus goes straight to Sapa town without having to stop at any station. There are many buses going all day and night similar to a train.back to menu ↑
Ha Son Hai Van car
Ha Son Hai Van line includes 3 separate services to meet the diverse needs of passengers: standard bed car, Vip car, Royal car. Especially, for VIP car service and Royal car service, passengers also have the opportunity to use free attached services such as VIP lounge with a variety of food and beverages, shuttle bus. Each passenger in the car is arranged on a separate bed compartment which has a curtain to create customers’ privacy. Due to the design of reducing the number of beds, from 44 beds to 20 beds, the bed size will be larger( 1.8m x 0.9m)
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II/ By Train
– If you go to Sapa, you have to go to Tran Quy Cap station. Although the roads are convenient currently, trains only stop at Lao Cai station, you have to take the car to go to Sapa. However, we highly recommend you had better try going to Sapa by train because it is one of the most interesting experiences.
– Train has a variety of chairs such as soft chairs, air-conditioned beds, and so on. Trains start at 9 or 10 p.m and they arrive in Sapa early in the morning.
The train departs from Hanoi Station at 10 p.m and arrives at Lao Cai Station at 6:30 the next morning.
The train departs from Lao Cai Station at 9:05 p.m and arrives at Hanoi Station at 5:30 a.m the next morning.
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III/ Mean of transport when visitors stay at Sapa
- Motorbike: Visitors can rent motorbike with prices ranging from 120,000 – 180,000 VNĐ per moto. You can travel around the cave and narrow alley in Sapa. However, the above rates are charged for one day ( from 6 a.m to 18 p.m). If you rent in the morning or in the evening, you will still charge the same rate ( 120,000 – 180,000 VNĐ).
- Motorbike taxi: For those who want to travel alone, the best option for them is to rent motorbike taxi. Prices will range from 100,000 to 150,000 VNĐ when visitors want to go from 4 to 5 famous places which are close to each other.
- In addition, you can also rent a taxi. However, ethnic minirity villages are often located in small roads and small paths. Therefore, you should consider this option.
IV/ Where will visitors stay in Sapa?
There are many hotels and homestays for all types of customers. Depending on who you travel with: alone, friends, family, and so on, you can choose the suitable hotels or homestays. Here are some hints about cheap hotels and cheap homestays for you.back to menu ↑
V/ Some places you should go and come over to Sapa
- Ham Rong mountain:
Ham Rong mountain is located in the town center. If you want to visit here, you have to buy tickets. You need to climb hundreds of stone steps to reach Ham Rong mountain. You will admire a variety of colorful flowers especially when climbing to the top of Ham Rong mountain, you will enjoy and view the panorama of Sapa town.
- Cat Cat village:
Cat Cat village is an ancient village of the Mong people. It also preserves many traditional handicrafts such as growing cotton, flax, and weaving. Nowadays, this place has been built into the Cat Cat tourist site.
Location: 2km from the center of Sapa town
- Muong Hoa valley and Bai Da ancient stone:
The special thing in this valley is the ancient rock beach with many different engravings, lying between grass, trees, and terraced fields of ethnic minorities. Hundreds of sandstone stones are engraved with strange drawings and characters that have not determined the origin and meaning. Today, this ancient carved area has been ranked a national monument, a unique heritage of the ancient Vietnamese. In Muong Hoa valley, there is also a beautiful stream that stretches about 15km, passes through Lao Chai, Ta Van, Hau Thao communes, and ends at Ban Ho.
Location: in Hau Thao commune, 8 km from Sapa town.
- Fansipan – The highest mountain in Vietnam
You can go Trekking Fansipan: follow tours of travel agencies or organize with the guidance of local Mong and Dao ethnic people on your own. On the way to the top of the mountain, visitors will discover the amazing flora, fauna, and nature. There are many Hoang Lien trees, a precious herb, precious woods, birds, and animals such as grouse, bears, monkeys, antelope, birds, and so on.
Or you can also choose to take the cable car. Fansipan cable car route, which has helped thousands of tourists set foot on the top of Fansipan to admire, explore, and conquer the highest roof of Indochina.
- Ta Van village
Ta Van village is located far from the center of Sapa town, so it is still extremely pristine, bearing the life of the ethnic people here. You will be immersed in the simple life of the H’mong, Dao Do, and Giay ethnic minorities when coming to Ta Van village. You will also experience a quiet life which is different from the noisy city. If you have traveled to sapa and you are looking for a time to refresh to find the inner life, you should consider going to Ta Van village.
- Sin Chai village
Sin Chai village is located in the northernmost tip of the Sapa district, about 4 km away from the town center, a relatively primitive and quiet place. Sin Chai village as well as other upland villages in the Northwest are surrounded by nature and harmony with the fresh air, becoming an interesting new tourist destination attracting domestic and international tourists.
- Ta Phin village
Ta Phin village is the home of ethnic Dao and H’mong, about 12 km from the center of Sapa town. Ta Phin village is one of the upland villages attracting a large number of tourists, photographers, and adventurers to explore and enjoy the wild and amazing beauty.
- Lao Chai village
Lao Chai village is 9km from Sapa town. This is the village of the H’mong people, with houses interleaving with terraced fields.
Leaning against the majestic Hoang Lien Son range, in front of the Muong Hoa stream flowing through, Lao Chai is the village which is the most charming and beautiful scenery in Sapa.
- Ban Ho village
Ban Ho village: is about 30km from Sapa town, you can go the same direction as the Lao Chai – Ta Van route, Ho village is a Tay village, with a relatively small population compared to other ethnic groups. The village is located in a small valley which is the downstream area of the Muong Hoa stream.