There are 3 ways to get from Sapa to Lin’an by train, bus or car
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Train • 4h 8m
Bus, train • 5h 52m
1 alternative option
Drive • 3h 8m
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Sapa to Lin’an is to bus and train which costs $10 - $22 and takes 5h 52m.
The quickest way to get from Sapa to Lin’an is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3h 8m.
The distance between Sapa and Lin’an is 176 km. The road distance is 269.1 km.
It takes approximately 4h 8m to get from Sapa to Lin’an, including transfers.
Lin’an is 1h ahead of Sapa. It is currently 12:04 PM in Sapa and 1:04 PM in Lin’an.
Yes, the driving distance between Sapa to Lin’an is 269 km. It takes approximately 3h 8m to drive from Sapa to Lin’an.
There are two+ hotels available in Lin’an. Prices start at ¥750 per night.
What companies run services between Sapa, Vietnam and Lin’an, Yunnan Sheng, China?
China Railways K-Class operates a train from Hekou North to Jianshui once daily. Tickets cost ¥30 - ¥95 and the journey takes 3h 22m.
Train from Hekou North to Jianshui
- Ave. Duration
- 3h 22m
- Once daily
- Estimated price
- ¥30 - ¥95
- Hard Seat
- ¥30 - ¥45
- Hard sleeper
- ¥75 - ¥95
- Soft sleeper
- ¥120 - ¥140
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