How to travel from Sapa to Cat Ba island, Vietnam?
Sapa to Cat Ba: Overview
The travel distance between Sapa to Cat Ba is about 430 km by road and 40 km by sea. At the moment, the only option for you to get there is by bus + ferry because there’s no direct train or flight available.
How long does it take to get to Cat Ba?
The journey takes about 13 hours depending on your transit time. The bus may arrive a bit earlier or later than scheduled, depending on the traffic.
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Sapa to Cat Ba island by bus
At the moment there are no direct buses from Sapa to Cat Ba island, so the journey includes a bus from Sapa to Hanoi and then Hanoi to Cat Ba.
Depending on your transit time, the journey takes 13 hours to 17 hours.
The ticket price starts at 550,000 VND ($24). However, it may increase on weekends and national holidays. You can book tickets online here.
- You should be ready at least 30 mins before departure.
- Carry-on baggage: 20kg
How long is the bus from Sapa to Cat Ba?
The journey takes about 13 hours, including the ferry transfer from Hai Phong to Cat Ba island and transit time. The bus may arrive a bit earlier or later than scheduled, depending on the traffic.
How much is the bus ticket from Sapa to Cat Ba?
If you book in advance, bus ticket prices start from $24 (€21.7). The bus prices change depending on the dates, routes, and bus providers.