Sapa trains Hanoi: Trains and fares

Sapa trains Hanoi run nightly, departing from Ha Noi Train Station B (behind 120 Le Duan Street). There is no train station in Sapa but in the Lao Cai city, daily Sapa trains Hanoi in 8 hour ride from Hanoi and then, you connect another car drive on the 35 km awesome mountain road to reach Sapa town. The following trains to Lao Cai (SP1, SP3, SP7, LC3) and back to Hanoi (SP2, SP4, SP8, LC4). The daytime train sets offer only soft seats & hard seats, whereas travelers enjoy soft-sleepers with air-conditioned, four-berth cabins on the night trains.

• Trains and fares – Sapa trains Hanoi (Best Price 2018)

Price in US$ per one-way ticket per person, double price for a return ticket

Train Class Unit price Includes  
New Livitrans Express First class with wooden cabin – 4 berths sharing 36 1 mineral water, tissue, cracker >Book this<
Livitrans Express First class with wooden cabin – 4 berths sharing 36 1 mineral water, tissue, snack, fruit >Book this<
Fansipan Express First class with wooden cabin – 4 berths sharing 38

1 mineral water, fruit, snack

light breakfast* on request

>Book this<
Private 4-berth cabin, 2 upper bunks are foldable & set up similar VIP cabin 76

1 mineral water, fruit, snack & soft drink or can of beer

light breakfast* on request

>Book this<
Chapa Express First class with wooden cabin – 4 berths sharing 39 Welcome drink, bathroom at Chapa Lounge, 1 cookies/snack or fruit, mineral water >Book this<
Private 4-berth cabin, 2 upper bunks are foldable 78  Welcome drink, bathroom at Chapa Lounge, earbuds, 1 cookies/snack or fruit, mineral water & soft drink or can of beer >Book this<
Orient Express Deluxe class with wooden cabin – 4 berths sharing 35 1 mineral water, tissue, cookies >Book this<

Private 4-berth cabin, 2 upper bunks are foldable

& set up similar VIP cabin

70

1 mineral water, tissue, cookies & soft drink or can of beer

toothbrush & paste

>Book this<
VIP Class – 2 berths (only 1 VIP available)* 75

1 mineral water, tissue, cookies & soft drink or can of beer

toothbrush & paste

>Book this<
Et-Pumpkin Deluxe class with wooden cabin – 4 berths sharing 33 1 mineral water mineral, tissue, snack & fruit >Book this<

Private 4-berth cabin, 2 upper bunks are foldable

& set up similar VIP cabin

70 1 mineral water, tissue, cake/or snack & soft drink or can of beer >Book this<
Violette Express Deluxe Class with wooden cabin – 4 berths sharing 33 1 mineral water, tissue & snack >Book this<

Private 4-berth cabin, 2 upper bunks are foldable

& set up similar VIP cabin

70 1 mineral water, tissue, snack & soft drink or can of beer >Book this<
Sapaly Express First class with wooden cabin – 4 berths sharing 40

1 mineral water, cookies

indoor slippers, comb, toothbrush & paste

hot water

>Book this<

Private 4-berth cabin, 2 upper bunks are foldable

& set up similar VIP cabin

82

1 mineral water, cookies

indoor slippers, comb, toothbrush & paste

hot water

1 small cake & soft drink or can of beer

>Book this<
King Express Deluxe class with wooden cabin – 4 berths sharing 33 1 mineral water, tissue, plastic cup, tea & coke >Book this<
Private 4-berth cabin, 2 upper bunks are foldable & set up similar VIP cabin 70

1 mineral water, tissue, plastic cup, tea, coke

soft drink or can of beer

>Book this<
VIP Class – 2 berths (only 1 VIP available) 70

1 mineral water, tissue, plastic cup, tea, coke

soft drink or can of beer

>Book this<

*Light breakfast on Fansipan Express on request for a return ticket includes: bread, tea, coffee

Note:

All passengers need to provide full name detail to confirm the booking

Children policy applied on Fansipan Express only: child under 11 yrs & under 1.32m: 10% off on adult’s rates

Child under 3 yrs, sharing parent’s existed bed for all tourist carriages

VIP cabin: since having limited VIP cabins so these cabins are often full quickly. You will be normally confirmed under either “private 4-berth cabin, 2 upper bunks are foldable & set up similar VIP cabin and they are not real VIP, those are available on almost all other tourist train. Please make sure this when you received confirmation from us to avoid confusion and frustration later.

Sleeper berth sizes 1m83 length * 62 cm wide

• Sapa Trains Hanoi – Schedule 2018

Departure Destination
Station Departure time Station

Arrival time +1

(the next day)

SP1/ Fansipan, Orient Express, New Livitrans and Et-Pumpkin, Livitrans Express Hanoi 21.35 Lao Cai 05.30+1
SP2/ Fansipan, Orient Express, New Livitrans and Et-Pumpkin, Livitrans Express Lao Cai 20.55 Hanoi 04.32+1
SP3/ Sapaly Express, Chapa Express,  Violette Express, King Express Hanoi 22.00 Lao Cai 06.05+1
SP4/ Sapaly Express, Chapa Express, Violette Express, King Express Lao Cai 21.40 Hanoi 05.30+1
SP7/ Vietnam Railways regular train Hanoi 22.30 Lao Cai 06.33+1

Sapa Tourist Carriages

>Fansipan Express Carriage (attached to SP1/2)view image

The brand new Fansipan Express train has just been introduced to operate routing Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi with 4 fully decorated carriages with high standard soft sleepers with airconditioning wooden cabins. Each berth is equipped with reading lights, baggage storage, flower, mineral water and napkin.

 

>New Livitrans Express Carriage (attached to SP1/2) – view image

To serve tourist requirements, the New Livitrans Express train is also part of a regular train with 2 carriages in SP1 and SP2 which offers A/ C, soft-sleepers and clean four-berth cabins.

 

>Livitrans Carriage (attached to SP1/2) – view image

The Livitrans Express train, recently come back with a coach of wooden cabin of 4 sleeper berths, nice service, luggage store available at Mango hotel in Hanoi, this also connects to the regular train SP1/SP2

>Chapa Express Carriage (attached to SP3/4) – view image

A new tourist carriage train for your trip Hanoi-Laocai-Hanoi in same branch of 4 stars hotel in Sapa: U Sapa hotel. This first class carriage of 7 luxury wooden 4-berth sharing cabin with A/C. Two upper bunks can be foldable, cabin looks like a VIP 2-berth cabin, a good choice for clients preferred the privacy. Nice decorated cabin with soft pillows, fresh blankets, graceful curtains and friendly care of Chapa Express’s staff from beginning to the end of your overnight train journey.

 

>Orient Express Carriage (attached to SP1/2) – view image

With the comfort facilities of the wood-panelling cabins, deluxe cabin of Orient Express carriage makes your stay memorable to relax or simply let the beauty gliding over your spacious windows. Luxury, inspiration and refreshment are main character of these carriages. Donot confuse yourself with Victoria Orient Express!

 

>Et Pumpkin Carriage (attached to SP1/2) – view image

There are two kinds to feature on this carriage: the first called ‘deluxe’ wooden panelled cabins connect with SP1 and SP2 (Hanoi-Laocai-Hanoi) and the second is ‘superior’ croned wooden cabin. We advise you to take all the real wooden panelled cabins. Their deluxe cabin is nice and accepted with the similar standard like other tourist carriages – wooden decored, mineral water, fruit are set up on complimentary basis.

 

>Violette Express Train (attached to SP3/4) – view image

Violette Express Tourist Train newly opened from early 2016 providing nice train services for Hanoi-Laocai-Hanoi enclosed with SP3/4 and Hanoi-Hue-Danang-Hanoi connecting with SE1/2 and later on SE3/4 in March. They have soft sleeper 4-berth of a higher standard, well equipped with clean and modern furniture, a comfort service inclusive mattress, blankets, pillows, individual reading light, air-conditioned and a complimentary of mineral water, snack and magazine set-up in your cabin. Cabins are ready to bestow on passengers a warm stay with deep sleep. Violette Express carriage currently has not set up VIP 2-berth cabin yet, you then can take a whole private cabin by purchasing 4 tickets. Welcome and enjoy your lovely train journey with Violette Express Train.

 

>Sapaly Express Carriage (attached to SP3/4) – view image

A new generation of tourist carriage runs Hanoi-Laocai-Hanoi, each carriage is designed only for 6 spacious cabins instead of 7 cabins as usua. Decorated with natural wooden furniture, soft pillows, fresh blankets, graceful curtains and state of the art facilities, cabins are bound to bestow on passengers a nice stay with deep sleep. Sapaly VIP 2 berth cabins are designed solely for couples who desire to have their own privacy.

>King Express Train (attached to SP3/4)– view image

King Express is a Sapa overnight train which transporting passengers Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi cabin 4 cabin 2 berths and wood-paneled bed and installed it equipped air conditioners, beds soft, each bed is equipped with reading lights, storage containers, mineral water and napkins. In each carriages have clean toilets, modern fully supply clean water in daily life. Featuring three carriages, King Express offers not only 4-berth cabins which are highly appreciated by families but also 03 VIP 2-berth cabins which are more preferred by couples and travelers who value privacy and spacious place.

>More on transfer Lao Cai station – Sapa 

The Ha Noi – Lao Cai train stops at Lao Cai Station, some 40 kilometres from Sapa and stops at Sapa’s main Post Office (Buu Dien). Each way cost about US$4,– per person.

The tourist bus back to Lao Cai leaves from outside Sapa’s church, but it usually will pick you up at your hotel – inquire with the hotel staff for getting a bus ticket back to Lao Cai Station.

The arrival time of Hanoi-Laocai-Hanoi might be changed due to Railways system’s maintenance.

 

>Sapa Trains Hanoi or Sapa Bus? A number of daily buses Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi 

You are looking for a transportation to reach Sapa? Hanoi Sapa Bus is a good choice: 5.5 hour ride from Hanoi city center to Sapa town, Daily Departure, number of buses, cheap prices.

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Sapa trains Hanoi: Trains and fares