Sapa Express – the new buslines on Hanoi Lao Cai highway

The new buslines Sapa Express was inaugurated since April 2014, and is the latest bus company operating on Hanoi – Sapa route. As the new Hanoi – Lao Cai highway was opening this month, Sapa Express has changed to run on the new highway. Sapa is now nearer from Hanoi, only 5 hour by bus rather than 10 hour drive as before, leading a new transportation for travelers from Hanoi.

The buslines has 1 Limousine 29-seater bus with “the airline services on ground”, 1 Huyndai Universe Luxury 47-seater bus, 1 Ford Transit 16-seater van and 1 Huyndai Thaco 29-seater minibus. The buses are comfortable enough for tourists with complimentary Wifi on board, soft-clining seats, air-condition, LCD screens, mineral water and at least 1 English speaking receptionist on bus to assure the communication between passengers and the crew. Large windows open panoramic view of the mountain ranges and terrace rice fields outside. The buses are stable while running to guarantee your sleep not awaken by the shake. Soft-clining seat is not a berth, but as experienced, we can say it’s more comfortable than a berth on other buses operating on the same route Hanoi – Sapa. A large space is designed before and behind your seat. You can adjust the seat-back down or be fold without disturbing your fellow passengers. Melodious music makes your bus drive like your home.

Hanoi Sapa tourist bus

Sapa Express Bus operates on the new Hanoi – Lao Cai highway. This is the first choice for travelers we’d like to introduce that runs every morning and providing better services than other buses operating on the same route.

Sapa Express buses run during day rather than night, which is an advantage over trains. It brings travelers many benefits. They can take the buses to Sapa after breakfast in Hanoi hotel, then enjoy lunch in Sapa at noon before starting some trekking around typical hilltribal villages in Muong Hoa valley. Next morning is also for travelers’ discovery in the downtown before taking the return buses to Hanoi. The new way of traveling “bus” shortens Sapa tour duration into 2 Days only, cheaper and matching your travel schedule perfectly.


Pick-up point: Hanoi Opera House or Tran Nhat Duat street

Limousine 29 seats 7.00 – 7.30 12.30  18 USD
Luxury (Universe 45 seats, Samco 29 seats, Ford 16 seats)  7.00 – 7.30  12.30  15 USD


Pick-up point: All hotels in Sapa downtown

Limousine 29 seats  16.00  21.30  18 USD
Luxury (Universe 45 seats, Samco 29 seats, Ford 16 seats)  16.00 21.30 15 USD

Our buses and receptionists will pick you up at Sapa town (3 Fansipan street, 100m from Sapa town market) and your downtown hotel then come back to Sapa, following Lao Cai – Hanoi highway. Along the way, you will have chance to contemplate the beauty of northwest mountains that terraced fields are sparkling in sunlight or dim in thick fog. Have a short break in 30 minutes then continue the trip back to Hanoi.

Sapa Express bus Hanoi Lao Cai

Soft clining seats on Sapa Express with panoramic windows takes your tiredness out

Sapa Express Limousine bus

Sapa Express buses is especially designed for tourists. It re-defines the standard for a tourist bus catering on Hanoi Lao Cai route. Free Wifi and newspapers are provided on the buses.

Sapa Express receptionist

There’s a least 1 English speaking receptionist on the bus to support you.

Sapa Express bus crew

Sapa Express bus is now the first choice for travelers from Hanoi to Sapa. Without hesitation, VietnamCheapPackages would like to introduce this new transportation into our new Sapa tours.

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  1. Leow Wan Yee

    Hi, I would like to esquire on the express bus ticket from Sapa to Hanoi at 1600 hours on 19th July, Sunday. Could you please advise? Thanks, Wan Yee

    1. VCP

      Hi Leow, 1 bus ticket from Sapa to Hanoi on 19 July is avalable. The ticket price is 18 USD/ person.
      Bus departs from Sapa – meeting point #3 Fansipan street at 15:45 – arriving at Hanoi old quarter 21:30.
      If you want to book, please send us to
      + your Last Name – Full Name as shown on your credit card
      + your Nationality
      + your Phone number
      + your Email address
      + and Where we can meet you in Hanoi/Sapa to give the bus ticket (your hotel?). Then we will create a PayPal payment link sent to your email. You can pay in credit card
      After your payment done, we will book the seat for you.

      Thank you

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