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.
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.
HANOI – SAPA BUS SCHEDULE
Pick-up point: Hanoi Opera House or Tran Nhat Duat street
| TYPE BUS
|| DEPART TIME
|| ARRIVAL TIME
|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|
SAPA – HANOI BUS SCHEDULE
Pick-up point: All hotels in Sapa downtown
|TYPE BUS||DEPART TIME||ARRIVAL TIME||PRICE|
|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.