HANOI to SAPA → Bus Schedule / Timetable

Hanoi to Sapa - Bus Schedule + Tickets
Hanoi to Sapa – Bus Schedule / Timetable, tickets, fares+bus companies (photo: Sapa Express VIP Class, 12go.asia).

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icon-list-alt  Bus from Hanoi to Sapa – Schedule / Timetable + Bus Tickets:

    • Hanoi to Sapa – one of the most frequented bus routes in the north of Vietnam
    • there are a lot of various buses – sleeper, seat, overnight, vip, minivans, minibuses…
    • bus tickets from Hanoi to Sapa start at $9.50/pp, VIP minibuses/vans – about $12-22/pp
    • travel by bus from Hanoi to Sapa takes about 5.5-6 hours (it can change)
    • buses to Sapa depart from various bus stations in Hanoi
    • buses to Sapa arrive to various bus stations (or hotels) in Sapa
    • bus companies from Hanoi to Sapa: Hason Haivan, InterBus Lines, Eco Sapa, Grouptour, Sapa Express, GoodMorning Sapa, Hung Thanh, Dragon Express, Truly Ha Giang, GreenLion Bus, Sao Viet…

Bus Schedule - Hanoi to Sapa

Departs in Hanoi

Arrival in Sapa

Book Bus Tickets

Hung Thanh

07:00

13:00

Book from $9.47

Hung Thanh

22:00

04:00

Book from $9.47

Hason Haivan (Royal Bus)

06:55

12:55

Book from $19.00

Hason Haivan (Royal Bus)

09:00

15:00

Book from $11.20

Hason Haivan

12:30

18:30

Book from $11.20

Hason Haivan

13:00

19:00

Book from $11.20

Hason Haivan (Royal Bus)

22:35

04:35

Book from $19.00

Good Morning Sapa

07:00

13:00

Book from $11.20

Inter Bus Lines

07:00

13:00

Book from $11.20

Inter Bus Lines

13:30

19:30

Book from $11.20

Inter Bus Lines

21:00

03:00

Book from $11.20

Eco Sapa (VIP)

07:00

13:30

Book from $18.00

Eco Sapa (VIP)

08:00

13:30

Book from $21.50

Eco Sapa (VIP)

15:30

22:00

Book from $18.00

Eco Sapa (VIP)

16:30

22:00

Book from $21.50

Sapa Express

06:30

12:00

Book from $16.00

Sapa Express

07:00

13:00

Book from $12.00

Sapa Express

15:00

21:00

Book from $18.00

Sapa Express

22:00

04:00

Book from $12.00

Grouptour

06:30

13:00

Book from $11.00

Grouptour

07:00

13:30

Book from $11.00

Grouptour

13:15

19:45

Book from $11.00

Grouptour

14:00

20:30

Book from $11.00

Grouptour

21:00

03:30

Book from $11.00

Grouptour

21:45

04:15

Book from $11.00

Truly Ha Giang

07:00

12:50

Book from $12.00

GreenLion Bus (VIP)

07:00

12:30

Book from $20.00

Grouptour (VIP)

06:00

12:00

Book from $16.00

Grouptour (VIP)

06:45

12:15

Book from $16.00

Grouptour (VIP)

07:00

12:30

Book from $16.00

Grouptour (VIP)

07:15

12:45

Book from $16.00

Grouptour (VIP)

07:30

13:00

Book from $16.00

Grouptour (VIP)

14:30

20:00

Book from $16.00

Grouptour (VIP)

15:00

20:30

Book from $16.00

Dragon Express

07:00

12:30

Book from $14.00

Dragon Express

22:00

03:30

Book from $11.00

There are various buses on the route from Hanoi to Sapa:

(From Hanoi to Sapa you can travel by various types of bus – sleeper, seats, semisleeper, minibuses, vans)

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Ha Son Hai Van Royal Bus (photo: Baolau)
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Inter Bus Lines sleeper bus (photo: Baolau)
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EcoSapa VIP bus from Hanoi to Sapa (photo: Baolau).
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Sapa Express semi sleeper bus from Hanoi to Sapa (photo: 12go.asia)
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Sapa Express VIP class bus from Hanoi to Sapa (photo: 12go.asia)
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Grouptour VIP bus from Hanoi to Sapa (photo: 12go.asia)
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Hung Thanh bus from Hanoi to Sapa (photo: Baolau).
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Goodmorning Sapa bus from Hanoi to Sapa (photo: Baolau).
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Sao Viet limousine bus from Hanoi to Sapa (photo: Baolau).
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Van of Truly Ha Giang – VIP class from Hanoi to Sapa (photo: 12go.asia)
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Sapa Dragon Express sleeper bus from Hanoi to Sapa (photo: 12go.asia)

Bus from Sapa to Hanoi – Schedule / Timetable + Bus Tickets:

Bus Schedule - Sapa to Hanoi

Departs in Sapa

Arrival in Hanoi

Book Bus Tickets

Hason Haivan

16:45

22:45

Book from $11.20

Hason Haivan

22:30

04:30

Book from $11.20

Hason Haivan

23:00

05:00

Book from $11.20

Hason Haivan (Royal Bus)

11:30

17:30

Book from $19.40

Good Morning Sapa

15:30

21:30

Book from $11.20

Inter Bus Lines

07:30

12:30

Book from $12.50

Inter Bus Lines

13:30

18:30

Book from $12.50

Inter Bus Lines

16:00

21:00

Book from $12.50

Inter Bus Lines

22:00

03:00

Book from $12.50

Eco Sapa (VIP)

07:00

12:30

Book from $21.60

Eco Sapa (VIP)

15:00

20:30

Book from $21.60

Eco Sapa (VIP)

07:00

13:30

Book from $18.10

Eco Sapa (VIP)

15:00

21:30

Book from $18.10

Sapa Express

15:30

21:00

Book from $16.00

Sapa Express

13:15

19:15

Book from $12.00

Sapa Express

15:15

21:15

Book from $12.00

Grouptour

07:45

14:15

Book from $11.00

Grouptour

13:15

19:45

Book from $11.00

Grouptour

15:00

21:30

Book from $11.00

Grouptour

15:15

21:15

Book from $16.00

Grouptour

15:45

22:15

Book from $11.00

Grouptour

21:45

04:15

Book from $11.00

Truly Ha Giang

16:00

21:50

Book from $12.00

Dragon Express

15:30

21:00

Book from $11.00

Dragon Express

15:30

21:00

Book from $13.00

Hung Thanh

08:00

14:00

Book from $9.50

Hung Thanh

11:00

17:00

Book from $9.50

Hung Thanh

16:00

22:00

Book from $9.50

Hung Thanh

22:00

04:00

Book from $9.50


Frequently asked questions – Bus from Hanoi to Sapa:

How to book bus tickets from Hanoi to Sapa in Lao Cai province?

    • You can book bus tickets (+train tickets to Lao Cai) from Hanoi to Sapa on 12go.asia or Baolau.

How long does it take to travel by bus from Hanoi to Sapa?

    • Travel by bus from Hanoi to Sapa takes about 5.5-6 hours. It is good to know that sometimes the buses may be delayed. The most fastest are vans or minibuses (or private taxi).

How much does it cost to travel by bus from Hanoi to Sapa?

    • Travel by bus from Hanoi to Sapa cost about $9.50-22/pp. It depends on the type of bus and company. Travel by classic sleeper or semi-sleeper tourist bus costs about $11-22. Travel by VIP van, minibus costs about $16-22/pp.

What is the travel distance by bus from Hanoi to Sapa?

    • Travel distance from Hanoi to Sapa by bus is about 320 km.

Which bus from Hanoi to Sapa to choose? Which bus is better?

    • If you are looking for a comfortable way of traveling, definitely you should choose a small van/minibus (or VIP). Tickets are not expensive and you can book these tickets already from $16-22/pp. For the tall people it is better to choose a small van/minibus, more comfortable.

Is an e-ticket in smartphone or tablet acceptable?

    • After you book your bus ticket from Hanoi to Sapa online you will receive your ticket/voucher in your e-mail. E-tickets in smartphone are acceptable, but it is better to print your ticket/voucher. Follow the instruction at Baolau or 12go.asia.

I do not want to travel by bus, is there a different way how to get to Sapa?

    • Yes, you can also travel from Hanoi to Sapa by train. There are various trains (overnight trains) from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Lao Cai is about 35 km from Sapa, so in Lao Cai you can take a local bus to Sapa or taxi.
    • Read this article > How to get from Hanoi to Sapa – Train or bus?

What is good to know about traveling by bus to Sapa?

    • It is good to know, that some buses in Vietnam sometimes have a lot of stops before they arrive to final destination. Delays of buses in Vietnam are possible. Lots of people do not speak English, how to solve this? You can use Google Translator in your smartphone. E-tickets are acceptable, but it is recommended to print your bus ticket.

What is the route of buses from Hanoi to Sapa?

    • Most buses from Hanoi to Sapa go over the Lao Cai City. This route can change according the bus company.

Is traveling by bus from Hanoi to Sapa dangerous?

    • It is good to know, that some bus drivers can drive very fast. For many people and foreign tourists, this situation can be a whole new experience. If there are safety belts on the bus, definitely use them.

Flight from Hanoi to Sapa? It is possible?

    • No, you can not travel by plane, no direct flights is available, because there is no airport in Sapa. There is a plan to build a new airport in Lao Cai.

How to get from Noi Bai Airport to Sapa?

    • You can travel by sleeper/semi-sleeper bus, eg. Inter Bus Lines or EcoSapa have some bus connections directly from Noi Bai Airport to Sapa. Search and book bus tickets from Noi Bai to Sapa (deprature “Hanoi – Noi Bai) on Baolau. You can also travel from Sapa to Noi Bai Airport by bus.

In which bus station in Sapa buses from Hanoi arrive?

    • Buses arrive to various bus stations in Sapa, there is the main bus station at the Sapa Market, but some buses can arrive directly to hotels or another places in Sapa (check Baolau and 12go.asia).

When to come to the bus station in Hanoi?

    • It is better to come to the bus station in Hanoi (or place of departure) at least 1 hour before departure.
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Route map from Hanoi to Sapa.

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