Necessary Things for Transferring to Sapa- Bus to Sapa

Sapa which is a wonderful destination in Vietnam attracted a lot of tourists visiting each year. Therefore, if you are exciting for a tour in Sapa, but you are concerning about necessary and useful things about the place. The post introduces you general information about Sapa.

1 Sapa Tourism Overview

Sapa is a highland district of Lao Cai province, a land of humility and quiet but hidden wonders of nature. The natural landscape of Sapa is combined with the creativity of the people along with the hilly terrain, the green of the forest, as the picture is arranged in harmony to create a region with many scenes and attractive poetry. From the center of Sapa city, you can admire the imposing and stunning beauty of mountains.


Furthermore, when visiting the place, tourists also have a chance to conquer the famous Fansipan Mountain as well as trekking around attractive villages in there. The forest scene with hundreds of flowers blooming, “clouds hugging mountain, hugging Cloud Mountain” will certainly be heartbreaking visitors when you arrive here.

2 Weather

Sapa has invaluable resources that are cool climate with a variety of nuances. Located at an average elevation of 1.500m – 1.800m, Sapa climate is impacted a little bit of temperate country with an average temperature of 15-18°C. From May to August, Sapa has a lot of rain and at the end of the year, when the winter comes; the temperature in Sapa can drop below 0 degrees, sometimes snowfall.

3 Transferring to Sapa

Currently, Sapa is one of the famous destinations of the north so the traffic system to Sapa is very convenient and from there you have a lot of transportation options. Furthermore, Sapa town is 38km from Lao Cai City and 376km from Hanoi. Therefore, in order to travel Sapa, you can choose the means of train or bus.

  • Train

Almost tourists visit Sapa choosing train for transferring. In fact, the train is considered as the safest means for traveling. Furthermore, when traveling by train, tourists can admire the beauty of the landscape in two sides of streets. However, one of the disadvantages of the train is that train takes you to Lao Cai station only. Then, you have to transfer to Sapa town by bus or car with 40km and price from 60.000VND/way.

Train tickets to Sapa (Hanoi – Lao Cai) have many types. On average, it has between 130.000 VND and 600.000 VND for regular ships, while traveling ships are more expensive from 650,000 – 750,000 VND/ 01 tickets / 01 way. Moreover, if you visit Sapa in peak season, you should book the train in advance to avoid run-out tickets.

  • Bus

The bus is also the ideal choice for tourists when visiting Sapa. In the end of 2014, the Noi Bai – Lao Cai expressway has been extended with a total length of 300 – 320 km from Ha Noi to Sapa. The travel time between these two points is reduced to 3.5-4 hours. In addition, the price of a ticket to transfer to Sapa is quite cheap from 300.000VND with luxury services including free wifi, water and so on. With the convenience of travel and cost savings so surely in the near future visitors will gradually switch from train to car. Therefore, bus to Sapa is considered as the ideal choice for tourists because you can save money and time for traveling.  In addition, one of the advantages of the bus, you don’t have to pay extra money for transfer to Lao Cai station to Sapa town like the train because the bus will take you to the center of Sapa town. Furthermore, there are a lot of bus companies for choosing. You can refer price and service on the web to choose the best bus for transferring. However, you can set in mind that almost buses to Sapa have luxury services and reasonable price.

Besides bus or train, the shuttle is also another choice for you. Another way, you can book Sapa tour, the agency will provide car for transferring and help you have perfect trip

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