How to get from Hanoi to Sapa?

There is no nearby airport in Sapa or Lao Cai, therefore, the only way to get from Hanoi to Sapa is by road or by rail. For a safe and convenient journey, tourists should book an overnight train, bus, or private car to arrive at the destination.
For those who want to enjoy the privacy, booking a private car is the best choice for an ideal trip from Hanoi to Sapa. Of course, a private car will cost you more than other public vehicles like bus or train.
As the service industry has begun to flourish in Vietnam, there are many options of overnight trains that meet foreigner’s requirements such as Orient Express, Sapaly Express, King Express, Victoria Express, and so on. Generally, most of these trains are beautifully decorated and well-appointed with modern amenities to ensure guest’s comfort. The price fluctuates from US$ 35 to 180 depending on how luxurious the train is.
In addition to overnight trains, buses are ideal options for budget travellers. The bus schedule is flexible and the prices are more reasonable, generally around US$15. Some reputable buses highly recommended for you are Bus Hung Thanh Sort Berth – WC, Sapa Express Bus, and Good Morning Sapa Bus.
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