How to catch a coach to Sapa and Ha Long Bay?
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    May 07, 2020

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1. From Hanoi to Sapa:

Traveling time: It takes you 6 - 7 hours to get to Sapa. AskVietnamese recommend you to take an overnight bus so you can sleep during the travel time and when you wake up, you are already there in Sapa! The second option is to leave early in the morning so that you can watch the scenery through the bus window and when you arrive, it’s already time to check-in at your hotel.

Price range: VND240,000 - 300,000/ ticket

Recommended bus brands (they are all sleeper buses):

- Sao Việt Bus

Buy ticket at: 789 Giai Phong, Hoang Mai District

Or at Mỹ Đình bus station (ticket counter no. 36): My Dinh Ward, Nam Tu Liem District

Or call: 0243 9922 555

Or booking on website:

- The Sinh Tourist

Buy ticket at 64 Tran Nhat Duat, Hoan Kiem District

Or call: +84.24.39290394

- Fansipan Express Bus

Buy ticket at: 41 Luong Van Can, Hang Dao Ward, Hoan Kiem District

Or call: (+84) 966 839 934 - (+84) 966 266 335

2. From Hanoi to Ha Long Bay (from Hanoi to Bãi Cháy Station):

Traveling time: It’s just 3 - 4h for this route. Because of the short traveling time, many tourists arrange their Ha Long Bay visit for just one day. The earliest departure is at 5:00am and the last departure from Ha Long Bay is at 20:00pm.

Price range: VND120,000 - 250,000/ ticket

Recommended bus brands:

  • Hùng Đức Kết Đoàn (sleeper)

Buy ticket at the office: 1 Nguyen Van Linh,.Gia Thuy Ward, Long Bien District Or at Mỹ Đình bus station (ticket counter no. 37): My Dinh Ward, Nam Tu Liem District

  • The Sinh Tourist (seater)

Buy your ticket at 64 Tran Nhat Duat, Hoan Kiem District

Or call: +84.24.39290394

  • KumHo Việt Thanh (seater)

Buy your ticket at 186 Duong Lang, Dong Da District

Or call: 19006779

Or using website:

  • Hạ Long Travel Limousine (luxury seater)

Buy your ticket at: 131 Pho Vong, Hai Ba Trung District

Or call: +842473004383

Or booking on website:

Notes for coach/bus traveling:

  • Some buses provide toilets but some do not. Remember to ask carefully before booking.

  • Bed size: beds in normal buses are only about 170cm long and 55cm wide. If you are taller than 170cm, it will be an uncomfortable trip. A backup plan for you is to take the cabin bus instead which has bigger beds but a higher price, of course.

  • Car sickness: if you have car-sickness problems, traveling by bus may cause tiredness, headache, dizziness or sometimes vomiting. Remember to plan your trip so that you have time to rest after arriving.

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