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shuttle bus to sapa from Hanoi

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shuttle bus to sapa from Hanoi

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone can recommend or give an insight into a shuttle bus service from Hanoi to Sapa? I have heard that there is new highway (since 2014) from Hanoi to Lao Cai, and that a bus can take between 4 to 6 hours to get to Sapa from Hanoi. Has anyone taken a bus via the new highway? if so, how long did it take? I'd like to find the quickest way to get there and avoid taking a night train. We are planning to be there in June.

Cheers,

Anita

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I took the bus last year, and it was scheduled for 5 1/2 hours, but in the end it took 6 1/2 hours.

Read the warnings about bus travel here (and when I took the bus in some places I understand why), but the highway between Hanoi and Sapa looked very empty, wifh hardly any traffic on it.

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Thanks! I have booked a bus through the hotel - not keen on a night train so i think the shuttle service is the best option..

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4. Re: shuttle bus to sapa from Hanoi

You have a good choice. Do not forget to bring some hiking shoes or camera for trekking tour in Sapa

Cheers

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5. Re: shuttle bus to sapa from Hanoi

Because of the roads, it take a lot of time to do small itineraries but most of time (1-2 hours more are less) the time expected is respected

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6. Re: shuttle bus to sapa from Hanoi

Hey, we took that bus last February and it took about 6 hours, pretty smooth ride (except for the non stop horns :))

You can look for station and price info on this page

www.viamoro.com/transportation/Hanoi/Sapa/

Have fun, Vietnam is gorgeous, especially Sapa!

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