By road the journey from Ha Giang to Sapa takes around 5 hours 30 minutes. The distance travelled is only 236 km but the journey is slow because of the number of bends in the road which crosses mountainous countryside. The views are great but some passengers will experience motion sickness on this journey.
Bus Times from Ha Giang to Sapa
There is a single daily service from Ha Giang to Sapa which you can book online.
- VIP: Grouptour passengers from Ha Giang to Sapa travel in a 9 seat luxury minivan.
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Ha Giang Bus Stop
Grouptour services to Sapa depart from 55 Minh Khai, P. Minh Khai, Hà Giang, Vietnam.
Sapa Bus Stop
Grouptour services from Ha Giang to Sapa terminate at 582 Dien Bien Phu Street, Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam.
Sapa is a popular tourist destination located below Fansipan Mountain, the peak of which is 3,143 metres above sea level making it the tallest mountain in Vietnam. Fanispan Mountain is generally classed as being the last large peak in the Himalayan mountain range. The main attraction of visiting Sapa is seeing Fanispan Mountain and the surrounding countryside, which is hilly and lightly populated by hill tribe ethnic groups living in small villages traditionally making a meagre living from farming on terraces cut into the side of the hills. Sapa town itself stands apart from the surrounding villages as it has great facilities including a wide range of hotels, restaurants, bars and even a shopping mall. Sapa is a major tourist centre but it is also a very convenient base for exploring the surrounding countryside.
If you have the time, a guide, and a good level of fitness there is some fantastic trekking to be done from Sapa. You can walk all the way to the top of Fansipan Mountain in about a week. If you have less time and less energy you can take a cable car up to the top of the mountain or do a number of shorter day walks, without a guide, starting from Sapa town centre. The most popular and easily accessible walk from Sapa is the walk to Cat Cat Village, which takes only half a day including walking from Sapa town centre to the start of the trail. Again, there are lots of tourists who do this walk but the views are great as is Cat Cat Village, which is inhabited by a variety of different hill tribe groups and has large wooden waterwheels in the centre of the village.