There are 7 ways to get from Sapa to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus, train  •  17 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from SaPa to Ha Noi
  2. Take the train from Hanoi to Minh Le Hanoi

$56 - $74

Cheapest option

Bus, train via Nam Dinh  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from SaPa Lao Cai to Ha Noi
  2. Take the bus from Ha Noi Giap Bat to Nam Dinh
  3. Take the train from Nam Dinh to Minh Le

$49 - $69

5 alternative options

Train  •  19 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Sapa Lao Cai to Ha Noi Lao Cai
  2. Take the train from Hanoi to Minh Le Hanoi

$68 - $100

Drive  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Sapa to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park 496.4 miles

$60 - $90

Drive to Dienbienphu, fly to Dong Hoi  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Sapa to Dienbienphu
  2. Fly from Dienbienphu (DIN) to Dong Hoi (VDH) DIN - VDH

$70 - $241

Bus to Hanoi, fly to Dong Hoi  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from SaPa to Ha Noi
  2. Fly from Hanoi (HAN) to Dong Hoi (VDH) HAN - VDH

$112 - $359

Drive to Dienbienphu, fly to Vinh, train  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Sapa to Dienbienphu
  2. Fly from Dienbienphu (DIN) to Vinh (VII) DIN - VII
  3. Take the train from Vinh to Minh Le

$87 - $312

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sapa to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is to bus and train which costs $45 - $70 and takes 18 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sapa to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 10 h 3 min.

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The distance between Sapa and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is 585 km. The road distance is 794.2 km.

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It takes approximately 17 h 45 min to get from Sapa to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Dienbienphu Airport to Dong Hoi Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Sapa to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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  • Distance: 365.9 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 45 min

What companies run services between Sapa, Vietnam and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam?

You can take a train from Sapa to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park via Sapa Lao Cai, Ha Noi, Hanoi, and Minh Le in around 19 h 51 min.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Dienbienphu to Dong Hoi via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
6 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Hanoi to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Dienbienphu to Vinh via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Dienbienphu to Dong Hoi via Hanoi
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Hanoi to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Vietnam Air Services Company(VASCO)
Flights from Hanoi to Dong Hoi
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $380
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Hanoi to Minh Le
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$10 - $12
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$13 - $17
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$15 - $21
Train from Nam Dinh to Minh Le
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$8 - $10
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$11 - $15
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$13 - $19
Train from Sapa Lao Cai to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$6 - $8
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$9 - $12
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$10 - $15
Train from Vinh to Minh Le
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
dsvn.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Soft Seat With Air Conditioners
$4 - $5
Hard Bed With Air Conditioners
$6 - $9
Soft Bed With Air Conditioners
$7 - $11
Bus operators
Sapa Express
Website
sapaexpress.com
Bus from SaPa to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
sapaexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Xe Sao Việt Bus
Website
xekhachsaoviet.com
Bus from SaPa Lao Cai to Ha Noi
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
xekhachsaoviet.com
Book at
vexere.com
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