SAPA to NOI BAI AIRPORT — Bus, Taxi, Train?

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How to travel from Sapa to Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi? You can travel by bus, minivan, taxi or train/bus.

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    • Hanoi – Noi Bai International Airport is the biggest airport in northern Vietnam. Noi Bai Airport is about 30 km from the city center of Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam. From this airport you can also travel by various direct flights to the biggest cities of Vietnam. Sapa is one of the most visited places in northern Vietnam and a lot of tourists travel to Noi Bai Airport from Sapa town. You have 3 ways how it is possible to travel to Noi Bai Airport from Sapa – by bus/minivan, private car/taxi or by train+bus via Lao Cai and Hanoi. The most fastest are private taxis, but this way is also the most expensive, so you can also travel by tourist bus. Sapa town has no airport, so it is not possible to travel by plane.
    • You can book tickets/taxi from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

From Sapa to Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi by bus, minivan, taxi, train/bus.

    • Travel distance from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport is about 240 km by bus/taxi. Travel to Noi Bai Airport by sleeper tourist bus or modern minivan takes about 5 hours and bus tickets cost about $11-18/pp. It is the best way how to reach Noi Bai Airport from Sapa, cheap bus tickets and fast way. Sleeper buses arrive to Bus Parking Lot (Bãi đỗ xe – Sân bay Nội Bài), it is only about 200m from the International Terminal of Noi Bai Airport. Another option is to travel by private taxi – car, travel by taxi to Noi Bai from Sapa costs about $159-230 (vehicle, car). You can choose from various cars and modern vehicles, SUVs, minivans or minibuses. The last option is to travel by train+bus via Lao Cai and Hanoi. There is no direct train to Noi Bai Airport from Sapa, there are only trains to Hanoi from Lao Cai. You can book and buy bus tickets or taxi from Sapa to Noi Bai Airport easily online.


How do I get from Sapa to Noi Bai Airport?


1. BUS/MINIVAN from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport

    • from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport (International Terminal) you can travel by sleeper bus or minivan
    • bus companies from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport: Inter Bus Lines, Grouptour
    • travel by sleeper bus/minivan from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport takes about 5 hours
    • one-way bus ticket from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport costs about $11-18/pp
    • sleeper buses arrive to Bus Parking Lot at the Noi Bai Airport (Bãi đỗ xe – Sân bay Nội Bài)
    • Book and buy bus e-tickets from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • recommended – book your bus tickets to Noi Bai Airport easily online in advance
    • you will receive your bus e-ticket to Noi Bai Airport by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus or at the bus in Sapa, read the information
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Sleeper Bus of Inter Bus Lines from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport (photo: Baolau).
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Minivan of Grouptour from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport (photo: 12go.asia).


2. TAXI/CAR from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport

    • from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport you can also travel by private taxi/car
    • private taxi companies from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport: Ouros Travel, Grouptour, Dichung Taxi
    • travel by private taxi/car to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport from Sapa town takes about 4-5.5 hours
    • travel by private taxi/car from to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport from Sapa town costs about $159-230 (car)
    • there are various modern cars, vehicles, SUV, minivans (2-16 passengers)
    • You can book private taxi/vehicle from Sapa Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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Private car/taxi of Ouros Travel from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport (photo: 12go.asia).


3. TRAIN+BUS from Sapa to Noi Bai Airport (via Lao Cai, Hanoi)


This o
ption is for those people, who want to travel by train (+bus). There is no direct train from Sapa to Noi Bai Airport, but there is a train from Lao Cai (about 35 km from Sapa) to Hanoi. But this option takes a lot of time and has 3 steps of travel. Bus to Lao Cai, train from Lao Cai to Hanoi and bus/taxi from Hanoi to Noi Bai Airport.

1. BUS/TAXI from Sapa to Lao Cai City

    • from Sapa to Lao Cai City (Railway Station) you can travel by local bus or private taxi/minivan
    • travel by local bus/taxi from Sapa to Lao Cai takes about 1-1.5 hour
    • one-way bus ticket from Sapa to Lao Cai costs about $1.30/pp
    • private minivan from Sapa to Lao Cai costs about $35 (vehicle for 9 people)
    • Book bus tickets or taxi from Sapa to Lao Cai on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

2. TRAIN from Lao Cai City to Hanoi

3. BUS/TAXI from Hanoi Railway Station to Noi Bai Airport

    • from Hanoi (+Railway Station) you can travel by private taxi or bus
    • travel by taxi from Hanoi to Noi Bai Airport costs about $15-25 (car)
    • travel by Express Bus No.86 from Hanoi Railway Station to Noi Bai Airport costs about $1.40/pp
    • travel by bus No.86 from Hanoi Railway Station to Noi Bai Airport takes about 60-75 minutes
    • schedule of the bus No.86 – Hanoi Railway Station to Noi Bai Airport: 5:05 – 21:35
    • more information + schedule of this Express Bus No.86
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Noi Bai Airport – International Terminal in Hanoi.
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Hanoi Noi Bai Airport is the biggest airport in northern Vietnam.
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Private taxi companies are waiting for the customers in Hanoi Noi Bai Airport.
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Parking lot at the Hanoi Noi Bai International Terminal, a few meters from the airport.


Faqs – Travel route from Sapa to Hanoi Noi Bai Airporticon-angle-double-down 

How to book bus tickets or taxi/car from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport?

    • You can book bus tickets / private taxi from Sapa to Noi Bai Airport on Baolau or 12go.asia.

How long does it take to get from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport?

    • Travel by tourist bus or minivan to Noi Bai Airport from Sapa takes about 5 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi/car to Noi Bai Airport from Sapa takes about 4-5.5 hours.
    • Travel by train+bus to Noi Bai Airport from Sapa (via Lao Cai, Hanoi) takes about 12 hours.

How much does it cost to travel from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport?

    • To get by tourist bus or minivan to Noi Bai Airport from Sapa cost about $11-18/pp.
    • To get by private taxi/car to Noi Bai Airport from Sapa cost about $159-230/vehicle.
    • To get by train+bus to Noi Bai Airport from Sapa (via Lao Cai, Hanoi) cost about $10-140.

What is the travel distance from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport?

    • Travel distance from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport by tourist sleeper bus/minivan is about 240 km.

Is there a flight from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport?

    • There is no airport in Sapa, so you can not travel by plane, there are no direct flights to Noi Bai Airport from Sapa.

Is there a direct train from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport?

    • No, there is no direct train from Sapa town to Noi Bai Airport. It is possible to travel by train from Lao Cai City to Hanoi. Lao Cai is about 35 km from Sapa town (you can get there by local bus or taxi) and Noi Bai Airport is about 30 km from Hanoi city center. From Hanoi to Noi Bai Airport you can travel by bus or taxi.

Are there some hotels at the Noi Bai Airport?

    • Yes, there are some hotels or guesthouses close to the Noi Bai Airport. If you want to find some accommodation you can book these hotels at the Noi Bai Airport easily online. Follow the link below and find the location – Noi Bai Airport.
    • Check this best selection of these hotels > Book your hotel at the Noi Bai Airport

How to get from Hanoi Railway Station to Noi Bai Airport?

    • From Hanoi Railway Station (120 Le Duan) to Noi Bai Airport you can travel by Express Bus No.86 or private taxi. Express buses are new, modern and bus tickets are cheap, start at $1.40/pp. Travel time by this bus is about 60-75 minutes, bus has a few stops on this travel route to the airport.

Bus from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport  – Schedule + Bus Ticketsicon-angle-double-down

Bus Schedule - Sapa to Hanoi Airport

Departure in Sapa

Arrival in Noi Bai Airport

Bus Ticket

Grouptour (Minivan)

07:40

12:40

From $18.00

Grouptour (Minivan)

08:00

13:00

From $18.00

Grouptour (Minivan)

14:30

19:30

From $18.00

Grouptour (Minivan)

15:30

20:30

From $18.00

Inter Bus Lines (Sleeper Bus)

13:30

18:30

From $11.20

Inter Bus Lines (Sleeper Bus)

16:00

21:00

From $11.20

Inter Bus Lines (Sleeper Bus)

13:30

18:30

From $13.50


 Taxi from Sapa to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport – Schedule + Pricesicon-angle-double-down

Taxi Schedule - Sapa to Hanoi Airport

Departure in Sapa

Travel time

Price (Car)

Dichung Taxi (Comfort)

Any time

03:55

From $199.00

Ouros Travel (Van)

Any time

04:30

From $219.00

Ouros Travel (Comfort)

Any time

04:30

From $190.00

Ouros Travel (SUV)

Any time

04:30

From $201.00

Ouros Travel (VIP Van)

Any time

04:30

From $230.00

Grouptour (Van 9pax)

Any time

05:00

From $159.00

Grouptour (Van 7pax)

Any time

05:30

From $189.00

Grouptour (Van 16pax)

Any time

05:30

From $201.00


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(You can change your travel route and book another tickets, e.g. Sapa > Hanoi, Lao Cai > Hanoi…)

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