How To Travel From Lao Cai To Sapa By Bus

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If you’re traveling from Hanoi to Sapa by train, you will get off the train at Lao Cai Railway station.

How to continue your trip to Sapa? How to get to Sapa from Lao Cai?

This article is a complete transportation guide to travel from Lao Cai to Sapa by bus, with details on ticket price, timetable, transport provider, and how to book bus tickets online.


Lao Cai to Sapa Bus

Cost: $1.5

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

As the train route from Hanoi to Sapa ends at Lao Cai Railway station, you should book a bus or van service to get to Sapa.

To travel from Lao Cai Railway station to Sa Pa at 1,650 m altitude, you need to go through a journey of 38 km ride, which takes 45 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes depending on the providers.

Lao Cai Public Bus provides daily buses from Lao Cai to Sapaand it only costs $1.5 per passenger.

Lao Cai Sapa bus stop Vietnam.


The first bus departs at 5:20 am with the last one departs at 5 pm

Bus stop:

From the main gate of Lao Cai station, turn left and walk for an extra 30 meters. You will see the Bus station. Get in Bus Number 1 to Sapa.

On your way back from Sapa, catch bus Number 2 at the bus stop near the Old Church.

Lao Cai Public bus is painted yellow and red.

Lao Cai to Sapa Vietnam


How to book online bus tickets to Sapa?

It’s very easy to reserve online bus tickets to Sapa. Reserving and booking tickets online will help you avoid overcharges and ensure that you will have a seat without waiting for a long time.

You can search and book bus tickets online easily with Baolau, a trusted transportation search company.

By entering your desired travel date, you will see the timetable and choose the most suitable time for your trip to Sapa.

When your booking is confirmed, you will receive your confirmation through your email and get ready to travel.