Cat Ba To Sapa By Private Car | Taxi Cat Ba To Sapa

How do you travel from Cat Ba to Sapa?


Cat Ba Island is an excellent destination after your trip to Sapa, Vietnam. The island is charming, with beautiful beaches, caves, and a national park.

This travel guide transfer article will be handy from Cat Ba to Sapa, including a checklist of taxi costs, travel time, and how many ways to get to Sapa from Cat Ba.


Distance from Cat ba to Sapa?


The travel distance between Cat Ba and Sapa is about 435 km by road and 40 km by sea through the Cat Ba island of Hai Phong.



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Some options for you to get to Sapa are by bus + ferry and private car, including a ferry speed boat from Got Boat Station of Hai Phong because no direct train or flight is available.


How long does it take to get to Sapa from Cat Ba?


The journey takes about 8 hours by a private car with a driver, depending on your transit time via the Go ferry service.

Our car with a driver will be ready in 30 minutes at the port exit when you get off the ferry, so we are prepared to go to Sapa.


How many ways to travel from Cat Ba to Sapa?


1. Cat Ba Island to Sapa by bus


There are no direct buses from Cat Ba to Sapa, so the journey includes a bus from Cat Ba to Hanoi and then from Hanoi to Sapa. You must take a second time of the bus transit and consider the luggage before booking the bus to Sapa from Cat Ba Island.

The journey takes 10 hours to 11 hours, depending on your transit time.

The ticket price starts at 450,000 VND ($22). However, it may increase on weekends and national holidays.

You should be ready at least 30 minutes before departure.

Carry-on baggage: 20kg

Hanoi International Airport ( Noi Bai Airport) is 132 kilometers from Cat Ba in 1h45 minutes to drive.



Bus from Cat Ba To Sapa.


Cat ba to Hanoi by private car depends on your mode of transportation and the traffic situation; it usually takes 1.45 minutes or 2 hours to get to Hanoi.


2. Private transfers


Having tried this yourself, you may vouch for the ease and convenience of private transfers from Cat Ba to Sapa.

Book it in advance through the Vietnam Budget Car Rental via email or Whatsapp. It is straightforward to get a private car service. 

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Here’s the adventure :

Convenience:  Cat Ba to Sapa by private car will hold a Welcome board with your name, awaiting you at the port gate's arrival. No need to navigate, haggle, or worry about luggage space care on the trip.

Reliability: These services usually have confirmed the rates, so you know what you’re paying in the right amount and no hidden charge.

Comfort: After a long time to get a ferry from Cat ba Island, the thought of a comfortable vehicle waiting for you is a relief. You can get local tips for sightseeing from your driver on the way.


3. Taxi


Ah, the age-old taxi experience. Your time in Cat ba - -Sapa may make you realize a couple of things:

Fixed Rates: There’s a taxi counter outside the arrivals, and they give you a rate. It’s straightforward, but always be aware of the going rates to avoid overpaying. It may cost about 4,000,000 VND, excluding toll fees,

Grab or Go:  There’s NOT a Grab booth outside the arrival hall of the port

Bargaining: A gentle haggle might reduce the price slightly, but remember, it’s all in good spirits.

Familiar Faces: If you gel well with your taxi driver, consider hiring them for day trips around Ubud. 

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Taxi from cat Ba to Sapa.


How much is a taxi from Cat Ba to Sapa?


Generally, taxi Cat ba to Sapa fares range between 3,900,000 - 4,200,000 VND, but this might vary depending on your negotiation skills and the time of day. It would be best if you pre-booked your private transfers to get the best rate.

Checklist price for a taxi from Cat Ba - Sapa below:




4 seat

7 seat

16 seat

Cat Ba - Sapa

7hrs 50minutes





Is traveling from the Cat Ba island to Sapa at night safe?


Yes, it’s generally safe. However, for added convenience and peace of mind, especially after a long flight, pre-booking private transfers is a recommended option.


Is driving around Sapa challenging? 


Absolutely! Read more: Sapa car rental


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For any FAQs future of the trip, please text our tour consultant on this application below:

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Our car fleet information:


Sedan 4 seat.

Sedan or Vios :  Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-Fleet-cars-1 3 people & Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-suitcase 3 luggage + handbags.


(Toyota Vios, Mazda 3, Honda Civic, Kia Stinger, Kia Selto)

SUV 7 seat 

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(Mux Isuzu, Toyota Fortuner, Inova, Avanza, Rush, Ford Everest, Nissan Terra, Kia Sorento, Xpander, Suzuki Ertiga)

Minivan 16 seat
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(Mercedes Spinter, Huyndai Solati).


How does the car rental reservation procedure work? 

All car rental reservations must require a payment deposit to secure your service always available and fix the base charge.

The entire process of booking a car is relatively easy! Please click here.


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