There are three ways to travel from Sapa to Hanoi: 1. Take a direct bus (6 hours). 2. Take a minivan direct (5 hours). 3. Take a bus to Lao Cai and then a train to Hanoi (9 to 10 hours).
Bus Times from Sapa to Hanoi
There are currently 20 bus and minivan services a day from Sapa to Hanoi available to book online.
|07:00||12:30||VIP 20||$ 22||Sapa Express|
|07:30||12:30||VIP Cabin||$ 15||Sao Viet|
|08:30||13:30||VIP Cabin||$ 15||Sao Viet|
|10:30||15:30||VIP Cabin||$ 15||Sao Viet|
|11:30||16:30||VIP Cabin||$ 15||Sao Viet|
|13:00||18:00||VIP Cabin||$ 15||Sao Viet|
|14:00||20:15||Sleeper||$ 12||King Express Bus|
|14:15||19:15||VIP Cabin||$ 15||Sao Viet|
|14:30||19:30||7 seat van||$ 17||Sao Viet|
|14:30||20:00||VIP-Class||$ 19||Dream Transport|
|15:00||20:00||VIP Cabin||$ 15||Sao Viet|
|15:00||21:00||Bus||$ 22||Sapa Express|
|15:00||20:30||VIP-Class||$ 19||Dream Transport|
|16:00||21:00||VIP Cabin||$ 15||Sao Viet|
|16:00||22:15||Sleeper||$ 12||King Express Bus|
|17:30||22:30||VIP Cabin||$ 15||Sao Viet|
|19:01||00:01||VIP Cabin||$ 15||Sao Viet|
|21:00||02:00||VIP Cabin||$ 15||Sao Viet|
|23:57||04:57||VIP Cabin||$ 15||Sao Viet|
|23:58||04:58||VIP Cabin||$ 15||Sao Viet|
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Sapa Grouptour Bus Stop
Grouptour bus and minivan services to Hanoi depart from the Grouptour Office on Luong Dinh Cua Street in Sapa.
Sapa Sapa Express Bus Stop
Sapa Express bus services to Hanoi depart from the Dien Bien Phu Road in Sapa.
Hanoi SSB Bus Stop
Grouptour services from Sapa terminate at the Grouptour office at 16 Hang Chinh Street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
Hanoi Sapa Express Bus Stop
Sapa Express bus services from Sapa depart terminate at 12 Ly Thai To Street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter near the Hoan Kiem Lake.
Hanoi has two areas which are very popular places with foreign visitors: the Old Quarter and area around the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The Old Quarter is, as the name suggests, the oldest residential area in Hanoi. There are plenty of colonial era buildings with a French style design alongside much older Vietnamese buildings dating back hundreds of years, such as the Bach Ma Temple. The other famous feature of Hanoi’s Old Quarter is the Hoan Kiem Lake which contains small island with a temple accessible by a red wooden bridge.
There are even more things to see and do near to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. At the top end of the street where the mausoleum is located is Hanoi’s Presidential Palace, which was originally built by the French in 1906 as the Governor’s Residence and later used by Ho Chi Minh as the headquarters of the Government of North Vietnam. At the bottom end of the same street is the One Pillar Pagoda which is one of Hanoi’s oldest buildings dating back to the early 11th Century. The One Pillar Pagoda rises up from the centre of a pond and has a very symbolic importance to Vietnamese people.