Transfer Hanoi To Sapa By Private Car | Budget Car Rental

Sapa is one of the destinations you should definitely visit when coming to Vietnam. Located in the North of Vietnam.

With an altitude of 1500-1650 m above sea level, Sapa has an extremely natural and idyllic beauty. The foggy town attracts visitors with its majestic mountain views and unique experiences with the lives of ethnic minorities.

Here, you can conquer the famous Fansipan peak, see Ham Rong flower garden and explore Muong Hoa valley.

Other places to visit when traveling to Sapa include: Silver Waterfall, Love Waterfall, Ban Ho, Ta Van, Y Linh Ho, Bac Ha market...

What time should you visit Sapa?

The most appropriate time when Sapa has both beautiful scenery and it is convenient for traveling is from March to May or from September to November.

At this time, the weather is relatively mild, warm in the day and cold at night. In particular, if you come to Sapa from March to May. You will admire the beautiful flower valleys and green vegetable fields.

In addition, Sapa is one of the rare regions in Vietnam that gives you the opportunity to watch the snow fall.


If you want to experience the cold of the high mountains, and admire the snow-covered scenery of this small town, do not hesitate to come to Sapa in the winter months.

Recommend for private transfer Hanoi airport to Sapa.

One point to note is that although Sapa is charming in winter, the weather is also very harsh, the temperature can be below 0 degrees, and it is cloudy.

Therefore, when traveling to Sapa on your own during this time, you need to equip yourself with warm clothes and necessary items to ensure health for the trip.

How to get around Sapa from Hanoi, Vietnam?

It is about 376 km from Hanoi to Sapa, so you can move to Sapa in many ways. Motorbike, bus, train or private car is one of the options when you want to be self-sufficient for your trip to Sapa. 

If you want to discover Sapa from Hanoi by train service, here are the best train services for you.

Oriental Express Train

It is a popular choice for many tourists traveling from Hanoi to Sapa, offering supreme comfort. The train provides sleeper 4-berth (Deluxe) or sleeper 2-berth (VIP), designed with modern style and air-conditioned.

There are no bathrooms, but restrooms are conveniently located at the end of each carriage. Water and snacks are provided free of charge to all passengers.

The Oriental Express is probably the most popular choice because of its reasonable price. Soft beds in the deluxe rooms start at US$35 per person, and VIP rooms cost US$70 per person.

The trains depart daily from Hanoi at 22:00 and arrive to Lao Cai the following day at 5:55 am in the morning.

King Express Train

The company offers two types of cabin: Sleeper 4-berth (Deluxe) and Sleeper 2-berth (VIP). All berths are wooden-paneled, air-conditioned with individual reading lights, baggage storage.

Passengers are served with a very tasteful drink in the morning upon the arrival to Lao Cai or Hanoi.
Tickets cost between $34 and $66 per person, and the journey lasts approximately 8 hours. 
- One way ticket is available except during the high season.
- Ticket price does not include meals on the train but includes snacks and drinks.
- Free of charge for children under 5 years old sharing parent's existing berths.
- WC is not cabin.

Victoria Express Train.

The Victoria Express Train will be the best option for tourists who want to experience the most luxurious and expensive train in Vietnam.

There are Sleeper 4-berth (Superior) and Sleeper 2-berth (Deluxe). Decorated with wood paneling in all the cabins and bathrooms, the theme is a fusion of Western and Eastern styles.

The trains serve excellent evening snacks and also breakfast

Both of the toilets on board are clean and modern, equipped with a touchless toilet flush kit
Price of the train ticket is about $105 - $154 per person.

Department time: 22:00 from Hanoi, arrive at Lao Cai the following day at 5:55. Please note that there are trains every day except Saturday.

Alternatively, if you're traveling on a budget, you can take a bus from Hanoi all the way through to Sapa.

By bus from Hanoi to Sapa, you are looking at approximately 5.5-6 hours, and a cost of USD10 upwards.

There are many limousines, sleeping bus transportation from Hanoi to Sapa. If you do not know which type of transportation to choose for your trip, please refer to the bus information here:

Green Sleeper Bus 

Green Bus Company is not only equipped with air-conditioning, soft cushion and free water bottle for each customer, they also provide free Wi-Fi and an English-speaking guide to accompany you on the trip, giving you the most comfortable travel experiences.


Bus Type: 40-seat sleeper bus

Departure time from Hanoi: 7:00 AM; 02:00 PM, and 10:00 PM
Departure time from Sapa: 8:00 AM; 01:30 PM; 04:00 PM, and 10:00 PM
Pick up/Drop off point in Hanoi: 30 Hang Muoi Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Pick up/Drop off point in Sapa: 618 Dien Bien Phu Street, Sapa Town, Lao Cai
Price: $11 - $14 per person/ way.

Good Morning Bus

Good Morning Sapa is a luxury sleeping bus in big size and offering 40 decent comfortable berths. The coach is well-equipped with an excellent sound system with DVD providing you with a useful documentary of Sapa or music video to help you entertain during the journey.

Bus Type: 40-seat sleeper bus
Departure time from Hanoi: 07:00 AM
Departure time from Sapa: 03:30 PM
Pick up/Drop off point in Hanoi: 72 Tran Nhat Duat Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Pick up/Drop off point in Sapa: 139 Thach Son Street, Sapa Town, Lao Cai
Price: $14 per person/ way.

The Limousine is a type of bus that tourists should try at least once because it is comfortable and convenient, equipped with air conditioner and charger ports.

The schedule is flexible, you can choose the pickup time based on your itinerary. Here are few options you can choose for your sapa tour:

Sao Viet

The company provides 9-seats limousine bus with price about $13 
Schedule time: 10:00am, 14:00 pm, 17:00pm
New Enjoy Limousine
Ticket price for 9-seats limousine is $15
Schedule time: 6:50am, 7:10am
Pumpkin Limousine
Offering outstanding bus quality, Pumpkin Limousine has selected the Fuso Limousine from 9 to 19 seats to transport and elevate the customer experience to a new level.
Ticket price for 9-seats limousine is $16
Schedule time: 7:00am, 7:30am.

Travel time is about 5,5 - 6 hours. Their prices can change on the weekend and holidays and depend on vehicle size
You can’t carry too much luggage.
Price is quite high compared to regular bus.

Although you can enjoy the scenery along the way, traveling by bus or train will take time, sometimes causing fatigue affecting the whole trip.

It is necessary to ensure your own safety when driving a motorbike, because these roads are quite steep and dangerous.

However, private car transfers to Sapa from Hanoi is still a good option for all. Traveling by private car takes a similar amount of time as by bus (around 6 hours), but is more convenient.

Our car fleets information:


Sedan 4 seat.

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


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

SUV 7 seat 

SUV or Innova: Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-Fleet-cars-1 5 people   & Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-suitcase 5 luggages + handbags.

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

Mini van 16 seat
Minivan : Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-Fleet-cars-112 people &Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-suitcase16 luggages + handbags


(Mercedes Spinter, Huyndai Solati).

The schedule is flexible to pick up and drop off. You have no waiting at the bus station and need to carry any of your luggage from the hotel to the train/ bus station. 


Another point is that all drivers are friendly, courteous as well as good English speaking so they can support you when moving and visiting in Sapa. 

Therefore, a car with a driver will be the best choice for you to fully enjoy your trip while still being safe.

We will provide transfer Hanoi to Sapa by private car service not only with competitive prices but also standard vehicles to give visitors the most comfort when traveling if you need a car with a driver for a Sapa tour, taxi transfer Sapa to Mu Cang Chai.

Here is basic charge taxi price from Hanoi to Sapa.

Journey - Rates USD Km /hrs  Type of car Price in USD/day
Hanoi to Sapa 5h30 4-7-16 169-179-199
Hanoi airport to Sapa 6hrs 4-7-16 179-189-209

Note: we will chare more a bit if pick up the car and drop off at the difference location.

*Please, book and confirm the self car service with us in advance because we may require for the payment deposit contracted.

5-Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-ImagesService includes: English speaking driver, all of fuel and driver expenses, parking and airport fee, water, tissue.

5-Vietnam-Budget-Car-Rental-ImagesService excludes: Entrance fee, tour guide, meals, accommodation, and other services not clearly mentioned.

*An English speaking driver means our driver may communicate basic English at all as says hello, time to pick up and return, tell him to drive you to any tourist attractions, spots & restaurant on the tour as our driver is not a local tour guide and his English speaking is not perfect as the professional tour guide.

Professional English speaking tour guide will be 25$USD/ day.

If this itinerary does not match your wish, Please send an email for us your request.


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Trip articles 

Sapa private transfer around service includes the following:

1. Taxi Lao Cai train station to Sapa
2. Full day Sapa tour around
3. Private transfer Sapa to Bac Ha love market
4. Taxi transfers service from Sapa to Halong 
5. Private transfer Sapa to Ninh Binh 

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