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There are 7 ways to get from Siem Reap to Sapa by plane, car, bus, train or night bus

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Fly to Dienbienphu, drive  •  18 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Siem Reap (REP) to Dienbienphu (DIN) REP - DIN
  2. Drive from Dienbienphu to Sapa

$167 - $388

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Bus  •  46 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Poipet
  2. Take the bus from Aranyaprathet to Mukdahan
  3. Take the bus from Savannakhet Laos to Ha Noi
  4. Take the bus from Ha Noi to SaPa

$76 - $85

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Fly to Wenshan, drive  •  14 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Siem Reap (REP) to Wenshan (WNH) REP - WNH
  2. Drive from Wenshan to Sapa

$145 - $525

Fly to Noi Bai International, bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Siem Reap (REP) to Noi Bai International (HAN) REP - HAN
  2. Take the bus from Ha Noi to SaPa

$85 - $256

Bus, train  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Siem Reap Mekong Express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express
  2. Take the train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
  3. Take the bus from Ha Noi to SaPa

$76 - $108

Minivan, night bus, bus  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the minivan from Siem Reap AVT - Asia Van Transfer to Pakse
  2. Take the night bus from Pakse to Vientiane
  3. Take the bus from Vientiane - Southern Bus Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from Ha Noi to SaPa Lao Cai

$94 - $95

Drive  •  21 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Siem Reap to Sapa 947.5 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Siem Reap to Sapa is to bus which costs $75 - $85 and takes 46 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Siem Reap to Sapa is to fly and bus which costs $85 - $260 and takes 9 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Siem Reap to Sapa. However, there are services departing from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express and arriving at SaPa via Rongkleu Market - Poipet, Aranyaprathet, Mukdahan, Savannakhet Laos and Ha Noi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 52 min.

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The distance between Siem Reap and Sapa is 998 km. The road distance is 1516.1 km.

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The best way to get from Siem Reap to Sapa without a car is to bus which takes 46 h 52 min and costs $75 - $85.

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It takes approximately 18 h 37 min to get from Siem Reap to Sapa, including transfers.

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Siem Reap to Sapa bus services, operated by Virak Buntham, depart from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express station.

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There is no direct flight from Siem Reap Airport to Dienbienphu Airport. The quickest flight takes 14 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Siem Reap to Sapa bus services, operated by Sapa Express, arrive at SaPa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Siem Reap to Sapa is 1516 km. It takes approximately 21 h 27 min to drive from Siem Reap to Sapa.

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  • Distance: 624 miles
  • Duration: 18 h 37 min

What companies run services between Siem Reap, Cambodia and Sapa, Vietnam?

You can take a bus from Siem Reap to Sapa via Poipet, Rongkleu Market - Poipet, Aranyaprathet, Mukdahan, Savannakhet Laos, Ha Noi, and Ha Noi in around 46 h 52 min.

Airlines
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Dienbienphu via Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
16 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Siem Reap to Dienbienphu via Tan Son Nhat, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Flights from Siem Reap to Dienbienphu via Danang, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Siem Reap to Dienbienphu via Don Muang, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Flights from Siem Reap to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Siem Reap to Noi Bai International via Danang
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Wenshan via Kunming
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Siem Reap to Wenshan via Kuala Lumpur, Kunming
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Noi Bai International via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $600
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Wenshan via Guangzhou Baiyun, Nanning
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Siem Reap to Noi Bai International via Luang Prabang
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Train operators
Vietnam Railways
Phone
19006469
Email
support1@dsvn.vn
Website
dsvn.vn
Train from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
Ave. Duration
31 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
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
Phone
+84 2466821555
Email
sales@sapaexpress.com
Website
sapaexpress.com
Bus from Ha Noi to SaPa
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
sapaexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Siem Reap Virak Buntham Express to Poipet
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Yellow Bus
Phone
038-967965-7
Email
yellowbus2008@gmail.com
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus from Aranyaprathet to Mukdahan
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
The Sinh Tourist
Mekong Express
Phone
85512787839
Email
info@catmekongexpress.com
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Siem Reap Mekong Express to Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
AVT Asia Van Transfer
Phone
+855 63 963 853
Website
asiavantransfer.com
Bus from Siem Reap AVT - Asia Van Transfer to Pakse
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
asiavantransfer.com
Book at
baolau.com
Soutchai Travel
Phone
+856 21 254512-5
Email
kenlotchana.travel@gmail.com
Website
soutchaitravel.com
Night bus from Pakse to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
soutchaitravel.com
27-7
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane - Southern Bus Station to Ha Noi Nuoc Ngam Bus Station
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
12go.asia
Xe Sao Việt Bus
Phone
0243 9922 555
Email
xekhachsaoviet@gmail.com
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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Cambodia Angkor Air, Vietjet Air, Thai AirAsia and Vietnam Airlines offer flights from Siem Reap Airport to Dienbienphu Airport.

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There are 385+ hotels available in Sapa. Prices start at $9 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Siem Reap to Siem Reap Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs $7 - $9.

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