If you are in Sapa and intend to climb Mount Fansipan, the “roof of Indochina”, and are looking for a convenient and risk-free way to reach this peak, the Fansipan cable car will be the best option as it only takes fifteen minutes to reach the summit, compared to one or even two days of hiking if you go on foot.
Before embarking on your exciting adventure, read our introduction to the Fansipan cable car to get all the necessary details and prepare for a complete experience.
Where is the cable car station?
The cable car starts its journey at the Hoang Lien station, located in the Fansipan Legend tourist area, 3 km from the stone church in the heart of Sapa town. Each cable car can accommodate 30 to 35 people and transfer 2,000 passengers between the 2 stations in 1 hour.
The final stop is the Fansipan cable car station, from which you can either continue to climb 600 steps to the summit of Fansipan, touch the landmark on the roof of Indochina, or explore the magnificent legend of Fansipan, which includes the bamboo garden, Bao An Thien Tu, Bich Van Thien, and much more.
How to get to the Hoang Lien cable car station ?
Sapa offers many modes of transportation for tourists to visit. From Sapa town, you can take a bus or a train or simply walk to the cable car stop.
Getting to the Hoang Lien cable car by taxi only takes 10 minutes and it’s the fastest choice. If you take a taxi in Sapa, expect to pay 17,000 VND per kilometer instead of an average price of 10,000 to 12,000 VND.
This is the best way to admire the magnificent landscape of Sapa on foot while simultaneously heading towards the Hoang Lien station.
From the Sapa church, you can head towards the Silver Falls crossroads, turn left on Nguyen Chi Thanh and continue straight to Fansipan Legend (about 1.7 km). The route to the cable car stop is well signposted, so you can easily find it.
A mountain train is famous and convenient as tourists can travel from Sapa town to the cable car terminal. The train connects the MGallery hotel in Sa Pa to the Fansipan cable car stop, making it the longest mountain railway in Vietnam.
The train passes through several tunnels, crosses a viaduct, and offers passengers a view of the majestic natural beauty of the Muong Hoa valley and peaceful villages.
Fansipan Cable Car Ticket Prices and Opening Hours
|Services||Monday – Friday||Saturday – Sunday|
|Trip to Fansipan||Last trip to Sapa||Trip to Fansipan||Last trip to Sapa|
|Muong Hoa funicular||7h45 – 16h||18h30||6h30 – 16h30||19h30|
|Cable Car||8h – 16h30||18h||7h – 17h||19h|
|Fansipan Cable Car||8h30 – 17h||17h30||7h30 – 17h30||18h30|
|Ticket office||7h30 – 16h||6h00 – 16h30|
|Van Sam Restaurant||11h – 15h Everyday|
Fansipan cable car price
|Services||Weekdays, Saturday afternoons and Sundays||Sunday mornings, public holidays|
|Adult (>1.4m)||Children (1m-1.4m)||Adult (>1.4m)||Children (1m-1.4m)|
|Round trip cable car||Non-Lao Cai citizens||800 000 VND||550 000 VND||900 000 VND||550 000 VND|
|Funicular||Muong Hoa funicular (return journey)||150 000 VND||150 000 VND|
|Fansipan funicular (uphill)||150 000 VND||150 000 VND|
|Fansipan funicular (downhill)||120 000 VND||120 000 VND|
|Fansipan funicular (round trip)||270.000 VND||270.000 VND|
- The ticket is valid only for the selected visit date
- There will be no exchanges or refunds available
- The price for children under 1 meter in height will not be charged