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Hanoi to Sapa (10:00pm - 07:00am) **PREMIUM CABIN**

By Chapa Express Train

Overview

Less than 1 day 1 night
Group trip
Price from USD$42 977.310 VND per person
Train departs Hanoi Station at 10:00pm - Arrives Lao Cai Train Station at 6:10am. This option INCLUDES shuttle bus from Lao Cai station to Sapa Town, arriving at around 7:00am.***Voucher will be provided upon booking which can be redeemed for boarding pass at Hanoi Train Station. No need to print.***
  • Train ticket from Hanoi Railway Station (Ga Ha Noi) to Lao Cai train station
  • Bus transfer from Lao Cai train station to Sapa town
  • Bunk bed in 4-person shared room on train
  • Fresh fruits, biscuits and bottled water
  • Access to Chapa Lounge in Lao Cai (with shower facilities)
  • Wifi
Same Price as What You’d Find Locally
Free Date Change ~ 3 Days Before
Community-Based Guides
Low Carbon Footprint
Always Available to Chat
Guaranteed Trip Even with 1 Guest

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Chapa Express Train

Chapa Express is one of the more luxurious ways to get to Sapa. The train cabins are a little more premium than the other train services, and the staff are great hosts. With Chapa Express you can also enjoy access to the Chapa Lounge in Lao Cai where you can relax and shower after and before your train journey.
11 years experience
Basic English
Community-Based

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Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Sapa - Hanoi
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Today you'll depart from Hanoi to Sapa

Accommodation: Chapa Express - 4-person shared room - Deluxe 4-berth Cabin

  • 10 pm - The train departs Hanoi Railway Station (Ga Ha Noi)
  • 6:05 am (the next day) - Train arrives at Lao Cai train station the next morning. You'll then take a minibus from Lao Cai train station
  • 7 am - Arrive in Sapa town

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Transport

Drop-off
07:00AM
Sapa Town
Other Notes

The train departs from Hanoi Railway Station at 10pm so it's recommended to get there at least 30 minutes before.

What others are saying

3.9 out of 9 helpful reviews
Jo B, Australia
about 1 year ago on TripAdvisor
There are 3 different overnight trains between Hanoi and Sapa. I booked our train through Train to Sapa and received incredible service. Ms Ngoc Ha gave me good advice, helped me change tickets when I messed up the booking and did my 2nd booking on Whats Ap which was super convenient. We took the Chapa Express and it was clean, with cute sinks, free water, toothbrushes, nuts and slippers and a bed side lamp. The toilets were clean. We noticed the train felt like it was rocking much more on the upper bunks and it was colder with a strong air con vent at the top of the cabin. It's worth taking some snacks as the food they sell on the train is not great and overpriced (by Vietnam standards). We really enjoyed the train ride overall and I especially loved the service and advice from Ms NGOC HA at Train to Sapa.
61shsh, Israel
over 1 year ago on TripAdvisor
n fact there is only one train from Hanoi to Lao Cai at 10.00 p.m. and there are different couches with different names/ Basically are the same very old train coaches with some minimal redecoration. We booked Chapa Express and the mattresses and bed linen were fairly new and comfortable but it can not cancel the smell of the old train. Also don't accept a booking without reserved places then they will put you at the end of corridor just near the toilet and above the wheels and it's terribly noisy. If you are in the middle of the coach you will get a much better sleep.
Amy C
about 2 years ago on TripAdvisor
This is supposed to be the newest of all the tourist trains so I booked a 4 berth cabin for 35 usd per person per trip inclusive of transport to Sapa from the manager of Sapa Unique Hotel. The bed and pillow is firm and quite comfy and the toilet is decent. However since it is a shared toilet it gets worse as the journey goes on. The air con in my cabin for the return trip did not work properly so it is quite warm. I followed the advice of other travellers to book a lower berth for more stability and put on ear plugs so I could sleep with all the usual rocking motion of the train and started trekking right away at 9 am upon arrival at Sapa.
alicetrip11, Malaysia
over 2 years ago on TripAdvisor
We took the Chapa Express train from Hanoi Station to Lao Cai. We booked the 4 berths cabin through Tonkin Travel. The train left Hanoi Station punctually at 10.00 pm and arrived at Lao Cai at 6 am. As we do not have big luggages, we feels its comfortable and cosy. The bed is hard but comfortable and the sheets are clean and white. Some of us forgot to bring our toothbrushes but surprisingly they even provide it on the train together with some snacks. We all slept well throughout the journey although we heard the train made some stops. There are toilets and wash basin at each end of the coach. I was skeptical about the train ride after reading so many negative reviews. But now I have tried it i will say "Go Fot It". What need attention is Hanoi Train Station. Many tourists and local used this station everyday. It is dated and in desperate need of upgrading and renovation. There is only 1 toilet and its filty and flooded. The wash basin is small and cramp. There's no shower or changing facilities.
kellypL447DW
almost 3 years ago on TripAdvisor
We had an excellent experience with Chapa Express for an overnight train to Sapa, though we did splurge for the VIP private room. They provided snack and beer or wine. The beds were very comfortable. We requested a room towards the middle of the train and got it and have no complaints about noise or smells (well you are still on a train so it is somewhat loud). We enjoyed the buffet breakfast at U Sapa Hotel when we arrived in Sapa. I am unsure if our enjoyment would have been greatly affected if we had not done the VIP private room, but we did enjoy the VIP private room.

Other Things to Know

Cancellation and Exchange Policy
Flexible cancellation policy
You can be fully refunded for cancellations at least 7 days before the adventure start date. Other cancellations will not be refunded.
Flexible Date Policy
You can change your trip date once for free up to 3 days before your trip. Any date change will be subject to availability, and will not count as a cancellation.
Packing list for the trip
Change of clothes
Small towel
Toiletries
Warm clothes if you are travelling in the winter months of December to February
How do I collect the train ticket?
Once you book your spot on the train with us, we will provide you with an e-voucher. You can show the e-voucher at the train operator's booth at the Hanoi or Sapa train station to exchange for the train ticket. There is no need to print anything out beforehand.
What's the difference between the different train companies?
The main thing travellers should know is that the train companies offering Hanoi-Sapa train tickets basically license separate train cabins on the same state-owned train. So regardless of how much you spend on your train ticket and which company you get your ticket from, you'll be getting on the same (fairly old) train. The main thing that will differ is the decor of your cabin - some train operators will maintain their train cabins a little better than others. All the toilets on the train are shared!

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