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.

Recommended option

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

$129 - $624

Cheapest option

Bus  •  44 h 27 min

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

$39 - $47

4 alternative options

Fly to Hanoi, bus  •  9 h 20 min

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

$52 - $185

Fly to Haiphong, train, bus  •  12 h 28 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 Central to Sapa Central

$62 - $222

Train, bus  •  38 h 16 min

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

$55 - $83

Drive  •  26 h 29 min

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

$140 - $210

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 27 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
$150 - $800
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dienbienphu via Nha Trang, Hanoi
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dienbienphu via Dong Hoi, Hanoi
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dienbienphu via Dalat, Hanoi
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dienbienphu via Buonmethuot, Hanoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Dienbienphu via Phuquoc, Hanoi
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $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 4 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 Buonmethuot
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $180
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Haiphong via Danang
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
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 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$33 - $38
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$35 - $55
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Hoang Phu Bus
Website
hoangphubus.com
Bus from Ha Noi Central to Sapa Central
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
hoangphubus.com
Book at
hoangphubus.com
Hoang Long Transit Co
Website
hoanglongasia.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mien Dong to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
37 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
hoanglongasia.com
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Sapa is 1320 km. The road distance is 1909 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa is to bus which costs $35 - $50 and takes 44 h 27 min.

The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa is to fly and drive which takes 8 h 25 min and costs $120 - $650.

It takes approximately 8 h 25 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa, including transfers.