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Hanoi - Sapa, Lao Cai Train Tickets Information

The best way to go to Sapa from Hanoi is to take the trains. Most of the tourists who visit Sapa travel from Hanoi to Lao Cai (a town at the border with Yunnan province of China, separated by the Red River and the other side is the town of Hekou of China) by overnight trains. Night trains is the best option because it saves time and two nights of accommodations. The train runs along the Red River. All trains leave at night from Hanoi and arrive at Lao Cai train station in the early morning. Trains also leave at night from Lao Cai and arrive in the morning in Hanoi.

To meet tourist demand, some service providers upgrade carriages and put them different names. These carriages are clean, comfortable, fully meet tourist standard with air-conditioners and soft berths. Please click to see brief information and pictures of all tourist trains from Hanoi to Lao Cai train station.

Lao Cai – Sapa Transfer

The Hanoi - Lao Cai train stops at valley of Lao Cai, just 40 km from Sapa; to reach Sapa, you need to travel an hour more by shuttle buses or private car. The buses stops at Sapa's main post office, leaving you with some minutes walk into town center. It can also drop you at your hotel, depending upon the location of the hotel. Ticket price for connecting buses Lao Cai Station - Sapa is Vietnam Dong (VND) 50,000/person/way (about US$2.5/way/person).

For your convenience, ask your hotel staffs to get bus tickeys to Lao Cai instead of do it your-own as you will be charged double with buses driving aorund to collect people.

Note:

- We recommend that you choose the 4-berth cabin in the chart above for cleaner cabins and sleepers. Normal passengers train can easily buy at Hanoi train station. 

- We can only provide return tickets booking from Hanoi for the mentioned tourist trains. For normal trains, you need to buy the return ticket yourself when you are in Lao Cai or Sapa, or request the hotel to buy it for you (you cannot be guaranteed a soft sleeper if you buy in short notice). 

- Child fare: under 5 years is free of charge if sharing bed with parent; 5 years/up: adult rate. 

How to Book

Simply inform us at the same time you send your request for accommodation or touring, or email us at: info@sapamountaintrail.com

Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi Trains Schedule

 

Hanoi - Lao Cai Route

Station

SP1

SP3

SP5

LC1

LC3

LC5

Hanoi

21:15

21:55

8:20

22:05

6:10

20:40

Viet Tri

 

 

 

0:12

8:16

 

Yen Bai

1:53

1:40

12:40

2:30

10:40

0:22

Bao Ha

3:16

 

15:14

5:08

13:32

2:47

Pho Lu

5:03

4:44

15:59

5:53

14:19

3:29

Lao Cai

6:15

6:00

17:05

7:10

15:40

4:35

Lao Cai - Hanoi Route

Station

SP2

SP4

SP6

LC2

LC4

LC6

Lao Cai

20:15

21:00

8:40

18:45

9:45

19:30

Pho Lu

21:22

22:07

9:47

20:04

11:34

20:34

Bao Ha

22:21

 

10:35

20:49

12:20

21:17

Yen Bai

0:17

1:10

13:45

23:10

14:59

23:31

Viet Tri

 

 

16:13

1:46

17:42

 

Hanoi

4:30

5:05

19:10

4:00

19:55

4:10

 
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