There are 2 ways to get from Sapa to Cao Bang by train or car

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Train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Sapa Lao Cai to Phu Tho Lao Cai

$28 - $40

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Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Sapa to Cao Bang 145.7 miles

$17 - $26

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The distance between Sapa and Cao Bang is 176 km. The road distance is 233.1 km.

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The best way to get from Sapa to Cao Bang without a car is to train which takes 5 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Sapa to Cao Bang, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sapa to Cao Bang is 233 km. It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to drive from Sapa to Cao Bang.

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There are six+ hotels available in Cao Bang. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 110.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

What companies run services between Sapa, Vietnam and Cao Bang, Phú Thọ, Vietnam?

Vietnam Railways operates a train from Sapa to Cao Bang twice daily. Tickets cost $4 - $12 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min.

Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Train from Sapa Lao Cai to Phu Tho
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
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Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$4 - $6
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$6 - $9
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$8 - $12

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