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Any other means of travel to Sapa except train?

The best mean of transport to Lao Cai and Sapa is still the train, however, a car or van is also good option to reach this beautiful mountain town.

It will take about 10 hours (not including possible traffic jams) covering a distance of 400 km from Hanoi. Unfortunately, there is not much in the way of sightseeing we can make en route.

We strongly recommend to travel by train, but for some reasons, if you wish to travel to Sapa by car, please check with one of our Footprint travel consultants to see the road conditions since it sometimes is under construction making your journey to Sapa longer than 10 hours. Also, road travel should be at day time.

Tip: We hardly see people traveling by road to Sapa, night train simply is the best option.

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