How to Reach Sa Pa - The Easiest Way to Reach Sa Pa


  • By Train: From Hanoi, trains accessible from Tran Quy Cap St are available till the Lao Cai Railway station. This station is said to be the gateway to Sapa. From the station, minibuses and vans cruise are available to reach Sapa.
  • By Bus: Sleeper buses and express buses are available from Hanoi to reach Sapa. Other than this, buses from Lao Cai and Dien Bien Phu are also there to reach Sapa.
  • By Motorcycle: motorcycles on rent are available from Hanoi. Hence, if you are skilled enough to drive on rocky mountain paths, you can definitely hire a motorcycle to reach Sapa.


  • Sapa lacks public transport within the town. Hence hiring a motorcycle is the best option to move around the town. Else walking around the town is the best option to explore the hidden corners of the town. This is because most of the attractions are closely located.

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How to Reach Sa pa from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Tp. lào cai to Sa pa 18.02 km 18 mins
Tp. lai châu to Sa pa 44.04 km 44 mins
Kunming to Sa pa 129.87 km 2 hours 9 mins
Hanoi to Sa pa 224.63 km 3 hours 44 mins
Bangkok to Sa pa 419.59 km 6 hours 59 mins
Ho chi minh city to Sa pa 455.7 km 7 hours 35 mins
Subang jaya to Sa pa 530.25 km 8 hours 50 mins
George town to Sa pa 550.75 km 9 hours 10 mins
Singapore to Sa pa 554.6 km 9 hours 14 mins
Phú thọ to Sa pa 592.41 km 9 hours 52 mins