There are 6 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa by plane, car, bus or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Dienbienphu, drive  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Dienbienphu (DIN) SGN - DIN
  2. Drive from Dienbienphu to Sapa

$125 - $609

Cheapest option

Bus  •  44 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Ha Noi
  2. Take the bus from Ha Noi to SaPa Lao Cai

$39 - $55

4 alternative options

Fly to Hanoi, bus  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Hanoi (HAN) SGN - HAN
  2. Take the bus from Ha Noi to SaPa

$48 - $181

Fly to Haiphong, train, bus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Haiphong (HPH) SGN - HPH
  2. Take the train from Hai Phong to Ha Noi
  3. Take the bus from Ha Noi to SaPa

$58 - $218

Train, bus  •  38 h 4 min

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

$51 - $78

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 $35 - $55 and takes 44 h 12 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 - $650 and takes 8 h 25 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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It takes approximately 8 h 25 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa, including transfers.

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The nearest airport to Sapa is Dienbienphu (DIN) Airport which is 135.9 km away. Other nearby airports include Wenshan (WNH) (144.1 km), Hanoi (HAN) (237.8 km), Thanh Hoe (THD) (319.3 km) and Jinghong (JHG) (319.6 km).

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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 25 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 Ha Noi and Ha Noi in around 44 h 12 min.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dienbienphu via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dienbienphu via Danang, Hanoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dienbienphu via Quinhon, Hanoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dienbienphu via Dalat, Hanoi
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dienbienphu via Vinh, Hanoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Haiphong
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Haiphong
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Haiphong via Danang
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Haiphong via Phuquoc
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $350
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Haiphong
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Hai Phong to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$3 - $4
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$5 - $7
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$6 - $9
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
31 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
Website
sapaexpress.com
Bus from Ha Noi to SaPa
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
sapaexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Hoang Long Transit Co
Xe Sao Việt Bus
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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