Sapa Express train carriages, en route Hanoi- Laocai reflect the charm of colonial traveling style in northern Vietnam. Sapa Express Train offer an inspirational experience onboard as well the time to enjoy the beauty of evocative destinations. ...
Tulico train offer comfortable, air-conditioned soft sleepers. While this is not a luxurious train, it offers good alternative transportation to Sapa from Hanoi. It has soft sleepers, A/C and clean four-berth cabins. You will be provided with one bottle of water, a small snack and a napkin.
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Ratraco/Pumpkin/TSC/ Royal Train
Ratraco/Pumpkin/TSC train, like the Tulico train, is not a separate train, but offers soft sleepers, A/C and clean four-berth cabins in 2 carriages which go with local trains (SP1 and SP2) between Hanoi and Laocai. Fanxipan and Ratraco train is one of the best choice for tourists to Sapa.
Laocai – Sapa Transfer
The Hanoi - Laocai train stops at Valley Laocai, just 40 km from Sapa; in order to reach Sapa, you will need to travel an hour and a half more through a connecting bus or private car. The bus stops at Sapa's main Post Office, leaving you with some minutes walk into town. It can also stop at your hotel, depending upon the location of the hotel. Ticket prices for connecting buses Laocai - Sapa are 70000VND or US$4/way.
The tourist bus back to Laocai leaves from outside Sapa's church, but usually it can pick you up at your hotel. You can inquire with the staff at your hotels for getting a bus ticket back to Laocai Railway Station.