How to get from VINH to SAPA?

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How you can travel from Vinh to Sapa in Lao Cai province? You can get there by flight + bus, train, car or taxi.

Flight + Train/Bus to Sapa
Train + Bus to Sapa
Book Tickets to Sapa

    • Travel distance from Vinh to Sapa (Lao Cai) is totally about 610 km by land. There are 3 most popular options how you can travel to Sapa from Vinh – flight + bus, train, taxi. The best and fastest option is to travel by plane + tourist bus/minivan via Hanoi. There are direct flights from Vinh to Hanoi and from Hanoi you can travel by bus or minivan to Sapa town. Travel by plane+bus from Vinh to Sapa (via Hanoi) takes about 9-13 hours and it costs totally about $35-150/pp. Sapa town has no airport, so travel directly by plane is not possible.
    • Another popular way of transfer to Sapa from Vinh is to travel by train+bus via Hanoi and Lao Cai. There is a train from Vinh to Hanoi and another train from Hanoi to Lao Cai, from Lao Cai you can take a local bus/taxi to Sapa town. Lao Cai Railway Station is the closest train station, about 37 km from Sapa town. There are also luxury tourist sleeper trains from Hanoi to Lao Cai, a favorite option by tourists. Transport by train+bus from Vinh to Sapa takes about 20-24 hours and it costs about $20-180/pp. You can easily book bus, train tickets, flights from Vinh to Sapa (via Hanoi) online.

From Vinh to Sapa you can get by plane + train, bus, car, taxi.

    • Travel by tourist bus or minivan to Sapa from Vinh is also possible. There are tourist sleeper or seat buses to Sapa via Hanoi. Transport by tourist bus or minivan from Vinh to Sapa takes totally about 14-16 hours and it costs about $20-40/pp. It is also the cheapest option of transfer between these cities, but it is not so comfortable for this long travel distance. There is also a possibility to book your private car/taxi from Hanoi to Sapa. There are various private companies between Hanoi and Sapa and they have modern and fast cars or minivans.
    • Sapa is one of the most popular and tourist sites in the far north of Vietnam, close to the border with China. There is the highest mountain of Vietnam – Fansipan in Hoang Lien National Park. This mountain is accessible by train + cable car from Sapa town. There are also various ethnic villages, now these are tourist villages, accessible for tourists. You can  try local homestay e.g. in Muong Hoa Valley or Ta Phin, Tavan and other villages nearby. From Sapa town you can travel by bus or private minivan to Mu Cang Chai.

How do I get from Vinh to Sapa (Lao Cai)?


1. FLIGHT + TRAIN + BUS from Vinh to Sapa


A) Direct Flight from Vinh to Hanoi

    • from Vinh International Airport you can take a direct flight to Hanoi – Noi Bai Airport
    • airliens from Vinh to Hanoi: Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways
    • direct flight from Vinh to Hanoi takes about 1 hour
    • direct flight (+low-cost flight) from Vinh to Hanoi costs about $25-80/pp
    • you can check and read this article: How to reach Hanoi from Vinh?

B) Transfer by Bus / Minivan from Hanoi to Sapa

    • there are various tourist seat or sleeper buses or fast minivans to Sapa from Hanoi
    • transport by bus or minivan to Sapa from Hanoi takes about 5.5-6 hours
    • transport by bus or minivan from Hanoi to Sapa town costs about $9.50-22/pp
    • bus companies to Sapa from Hanoi: Hason Haivan, Eco Sapa, Sapa Express, Truly Ha Giang, Inter Bus Lines…
    • you can read this article: Hanoi to Sapa – Bus Schedule
    • read carefully the instructions before and after you book your bus tickets to Sapa
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From Vinh to Sapa you can take a flight + train + bus via Hanoi and Lao Cai. There are flights to Hanoi.


2. TRAIN + BUS from Vinh to Sapa


A) Train from Vinh to Hanoi

    • from Vinh to Hanoi you can travel by train of Vietnam Railways
    • travel time by train from Vinh Railway Station to Hanoi Railway Station is about 5-7 hours
    • train tickets from Vinh Railway Station to Hanoi Railway Station cost about $8-23/pp
    • there are seat and sleeper berth cabin trains to Hanoi from Vinh (cabins for 4-6 people)
    • you can check this article: How to travel to Hanoi from Vinh?

B) Train from Hanoi to Lao Cai

    • you can travel by train of Vietnam Railways + tourist sleeper trains from Hanoi to Lao Cai
    • transferby train from Hanoi to Lao Cai Railway Station takes  about 8 hours
    • transfer by train from Hanoi to Lao Cai Railway Station costs about $7-155/pp
    • the most cheapest tickets starts from $7/pp (soft seat)
    • you can read this article: Tourist Trains from Hanoi to Lao Cai
    • read carefully the informations before and after you book train tickets, print your ticket for tourist train

C) Bus or Taxi from Lao Cai to Sapa town

    • from Lao Cai Train Station you can travel by public bus or private taxi to Sapa
    • transport by bus/taxi to Sapa from Lao Cai takes about 1 hour 15 minutes
    • transport by bus from Lao Cai Railway Station to Sapa costs about $1.30-1.50/pp
    • tranfer by private taxi from Lao Cai to Sapa town costs about $10-35/pp
    • you can check and read this article: How to travel from Lao Cai to Sapa?
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From Vinh to Sapa (Lao Cai Railway Station) you can also travel by train + bus via Hanoi and Lao Cai city.


3. BUS / MINIVAN from Vinh to Sapa


A) Bus from Vinh to Hanoi

    • from Vinh to Hanoi you can also travel by bus
    • travel time by bus from Vinh to Hanoi is about 5-7 hours
    • bus tickets from Vinh to Hanoi cost about $10-17/pp
    • there are some buses from Vinh West Bus Station or Vinh Market Bus Station
    • bus companies from Vinh to Hanoi: Sao Nghệ Limousine, Tâm Anh Hào, Văn Minh
    • there are seat and sleeper buses, but also fast luxury minivans

B) Bus / Minivan from Hanoi to Sapa

    • there are various tourist buses or private minivans to Sapa town from Hanoi
    • transfer by tourist bus or minivan to Sapa from Hanoi takes about 5.5-6 hours
    • transfer by bus or minivan from Hanoi to Sapa costs about $9.50-22/pp
    • various bus companies to Sapa: Hason Haivan, Eco Sapa, Sapa Express, Truly Ha Giang, Inter Bus Lines…
    • you can read this article: How do I get from Hanoi to Sapa?
    • read carefully the informations before and after you book your bus tickets to Sapa
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From Vinh to Sapa you can also travel by tourist sleeper bus or minivan via Hanoi (photo: Baolau).


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Vinh to Sapa (Lao Cai):

How to book train, bus tickets + flights from Vinh to Sapa?

    • Book your train / bus tickets + flights from Vinh to Sapa online on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • You can change your travel route and book another tickets, e.g. Vinh > Hanoi, Hanoi > Sapa…

How long does it take to travel from Vinh to Sapa?

    • Travel by plane + bus from Vinh to Sapa (via Hanoi, Lao Cai) takes about 9-13 hours.
    • Travel by train + bus from Vinh to Sapa (via Hanoi, Lao Cai) takes about 20-24 hours.
    • Travel by bus or minivan from Vinh to Sapa (via Hanoi) takes about 14-16 hours.

What is the travel distance from Vinh to Sapa?

    • Travel distance from Vinh to Sapa (via Hanoi, Lao Cai) is about 610 km by land – train, bus, minivan.

How much does it cost to travel from Vinh to Sapa?

    • Travel by plane + bus from Vinh to Sapa (via Hanoi, Lao Cai) costs about $35-150/pp.
    • Travel by train + bus from Vinh to Sapa (via Hanoi, Lao Cai) costs about $20-180/pp.
    • Travel by bus or minivan from Vinh to Sapa (via Hanoi) costs about $20-40/pp.

What is the best way of transfer from Vinh to Sapa?

    • The most comfortable and best way is to take a direct flight to Hanoi and from Hanoi you can travel by train to Lao Cai Railway Station or tourist bus or minivan to Sapa town. It depends what you preffer, transfer by tourist bus or minivan from Hanoi to Sapa is the fastest option. Because from Lao Cai you have to travel by another bus to Sapa town.

What is the most cheapest option of transport from Vinh to Sapa?

    • The most cheapest option how to travel to Sapa town from Vinh is to travel by bus or train via Hanoi and Lao Cai. The most cheapest option of transport option should cost about $20/pp.

Is there a direct flight from Vinh to Sapa?

    • No, there is no airport in Sapa town, it is not possible to travel by plane from Vinh to Sapa.

How to travel from Sapa to Ha Giang?

    • From Sapa you can travel to Ha Giang. Ha Giang is one of the most attractive sites of northern Vietnam, still this place hides a lot of amazing nature sceneries and ethnic minority people. The best option how to explore this area, is to travel on motorbike. Read this article > How to go to Ha Giang from Sapa?

Where to stay in Sapa, homestay, hotel, resort?

    • Sapa and nearby tourist ethnic villages are ideal if you want to try local homestay. There are tourist homestays but also a few traditional homestays by ethnic minority peoeple. There are various cheap and also luxury hotels in Sapa town.
    • Search your accommodation in Sapa online > Book hotel / homestay in Sapa.
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If you want to visit Fansipan mountain you can travel by Fansipan Legend Cable Car or you can climb this mountain with tour guide.

icon-arrow-circle-right Book flight + train/bus  tickets from Vinh to Sapa + Schedule:

(You can change your route, eg. Vinh > Hanoi, Hanoi > Sapa, Lao Cai > Sapa…)

Vinh > Ninh BinhHa Long > Phu QuocPhu Quoc > Koh RongCan Tho > Con DaoSoc Trang > Con DaoHanoi > Cao BangVang Vieng > Pakse

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