Private Car From Hanoi To Sapa

Thanks to its breathtaking scenery, Sapa is one of Vietnam's most famous travel destinations.

You may take a trekking tour in Sapa through pleasant valleys and visit rich cultural villages, and homestay accommodation is the best way to get to Sapa. The convenient way to get to Sapa is from Hanoi or Lao Cai.


This Sapa transfer service guide is a detailed information guide from Hanoi to Sapa by train, bus, and private car with a  driver. 

The fastest option is getting from Hanoi to Sapa by private car with a driver. The journey takes approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes with the Noi Bai – Lao Cai Express road.



Sapa trekking tour with the locals.


Hanoi to Sapa overview travel guide.


Sapa is a small town located at an altitude of 1500 to 1650 meters, 38km from Lao Cai train station and 60 km from Lao Cai border gate.

The distance from Hanoi to Sapa is approximately 325km, and you can easily travel between the two locations by taxi, car, train, and bus.

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How many ways to travel from Hanoi to Sapa? Is it a good experience ways to go to Sapa by car, train or bus?


1. Hanoi to Sapa by Bus


Option 1: Take a direct bus service at My Dinh bus station to Lao Cai city, then take another vehicle, such as a taxi from Lao Cai to Sapa for 30 km more.

Duration: 8 hours from Hanoi to Sapa by Bus

Cost: starts at $16

The night train from Hanoi to Sapa is one of the most convenient and affordable options to get from Hanoi to Sapa.


 2. Hanoi to Sapa by luxury trains


Option 2: Take a train service at Tran Quy Cap train station in Hanoi at 20h30 and travel for night time to Sapa stop at the Lao Cai Railway Station, then take another private car or taxi from Lao Cai train station to Sapa.

You may check & book online bus tickets from the several bus companies connecting Hanoi to Sapa, such as Sapa Express, Group Tour, and Sao Viet.



Train service from Hanoi to Sapa.


When boarding, you will get a bottle of water and wifi access. Please come at least 30 minutes before departure for check-in procedures.

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The journey takes approximately 8 hours. If you take the night train, you will arrive around 5:30 or 6 a.m., depending on your departure time.


3. Hanoi to Sapa by private car with a driver


Hanoi to Sapa by private car with a driver is more flexible time and number of luggage on the journey. Consider booking a taxi from Hanoi to Sapa.

Easy and more convenient to book a private taxi from Hanoi airport to Sapa online with the linked website: with it cost from $US159$ for a group of 3 people to Sapa from Hanoi includes all things fees .

All car brands in a piece of news and fundamental English speaking driver on the journey so you will have peace of mind to get to Sapa from Hanoi.

The private car from Hanoi to Sapa is cheaper than a bus or train service because the private transfer includes pick up at the hotel or Hanoi airport travel direct to Sapa, not stop at Lao Cai like a bus or train service.


Checklist price for taxi Hanoi to Sapa below:




4 seat

7 seat

16 seat

Hanoi to Sapa

5hrs 35 minutes




Notes: This base charge will be applied for the booking confirmed in advance, so any last-minute booking may change the bit amount.


Due to the long distance on the trip in 5h30 minutes, expect to pay about $US169 to Sapa from Hanoi for a group of 5, including all fuel and driver expenses such as gasoline, toll, and airport fees.

Regarding the booking payment method, my company accepts credit card online payment or cash in USD - VND for our driver on tour. Please note that all the confirmed bookings will require a bit of payment deposit to secure the booking available.

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4. Hanoi to Sapa by Motorbike


If you plan to travel by taxi service, you can choose these routes and road conditions:

Route 1 : (Start from Hanoi -direction of Lao Cai): Hanoi – Vinh Phuc – Viet Tri – Phong Chau – Doan Hung – Yen Bai – Lao Cai – Sapa. The total distance is about 360km.

Route 2: (Start from Hanoi - direction of Lai Chau): Hanoi – Hoa Lac – Son Tay – Thanh Son – Along Highway 32 – Sapa. The total distance is about 420km.

Due to the long distance and heavy traffic, you should be careful driving along these routes.

Because motorbikes cannot cross the highway, you must choose a longer detour route via national highway No. 7 or No. 32.

Read more: Taxi Halong to Sapa

With an average distance of about 400km, getting to Sapa takes 10 to 12 hours. Also, the road to Sapa passes through many mountains, rivers, and streams, so the travel time may be longer.


How to book this tour for a day with a driver?


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(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
Minivan : Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-Fleet-cars-112 people &Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-suitcase16 luggages + handbags


(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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