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There are 5 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa by plane, car, bus or train

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Fly to Dienbienphu, drive  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Dienbienphu (DIN) SGN - DIN
  2. Drive from Dienbienphu to Sapa

$120 - $461

Cheapest option

Bus  •  42 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Nam Dinh
  2. Take the bus from Nam Dinh to Ha Noi Giap Bat
  3. Take the bus from Ha Noi to SaPa Lao Cai

$42 - $59

3 alternative options

Fly to Noi Bai International, bus  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Noi Bai International (HAN) SGN - HAN
  2. Take the bus from Ha Noi to SaPa

$48 - $181

Train, bus  •  38 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi Ho Chi Minh
  2. Take the bus from Ha Noi to SaPa

$50 - $77

Drive  •  26 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa 1193.2 miles

$140 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa is to bus which costs $40 - $60 and takes 42 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa is to fly and drive which costs $120 - $470 and takes 8 h 35 min.

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The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Sapa is 1320 km. The road distance is 1909.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa without a car is to train and bus which takes 38 h 24 min and costs $50 - $80.

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It takes approximately 8 h 35 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Dienbienphu Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa is 1909 km. It takes approximately 26 h 29 min to drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa.

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Vietjet Air and Vietnam Airlines offer flights from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Dienbienphu Airport.

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There are 387+ hotels available in Sapa. Prices start at $9 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa.
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  • Distance: 825 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 35 min

What companies run services between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Sapa, Vietnam?

You can take a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa via Nam Dinh, Nam Dinh, Ha Noi Giap Bat, and Ha Noi in around 42 h 30 min.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Dienbienphu via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Dienbienphu via Danang, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Dienbienphu via Quinhon, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Dienbienphu via Hue, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Dienbienphu via Buonmethuot, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $650
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
31 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$32 - $37
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$35 - $55
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Sapa Express
Phone
+84 2466821555
Email
sales@sapaexpress.com
Website
sapaexpress.com
Bus from Ha Noi to SaPa
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
sapaexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Hoang Long Transit Co
FUTA Bus Lines
Xe Sao Việt Bus
Phone
0243 9922 555
Email
xekhachsaoviet@gmail.com
Website
xekhachsaoviet.com
Bus from Ha Noi to SaPa Lao Cai
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
xekhachsaoviet.com
Book at
vexere.com

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