Is there a flight to Sapa?

Many tourists often wonder if there is a flight to Sapa. The answer is no, there are no flights to Sapa because there are currently no airports in Sapa or Lao Cai.

Therefore, you cannot travel to Sapa by plane. Hopefully, in the near future, an airport will be constructed and completed as soon as possible to help Sapa’s tourism no longer have obstacles in terms of geographical distance and time.

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But that does not mean you cannot travel to this location. For those who are far away, even if you cannot get to Sapa directly by plane, you can still choose to fly during your travel.

You can book flight tickets to Hanoi, and then use other means to get to Sapa.

Traveling from Hanoi to Sapa

After flying to Hanoi, you will choose different means of transport from Hanoi to Sapa for your journey. The travel time and the cost of vehicles are not too different.

Therefore, you can choose the vehicle that best suits your needs and preferences. The means for your reference are as follows:


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The third means of transport you can choose is the train. Trains to Sapa only take you to Lao Cai station.

Therefore, you must take a motorcycle taxi or a taxi to get to the center of Sapa town. However, it is a means of transport chosen by many tourists because of its safety. The train is also an ideal choice for those who like to explore during their trip!

Some companies you can refer to such as King Express, NewLivitrans,… with one-way fares ranging from 250,000 VND to 1,800,000 VND per person. The train travel time is 6 to 7 hours.


You can take a bus to Sapa, Lao Cai at the main bus stations in Hanoi. You can also choose bus operators such as Hung Thanh, Sao Viet,… with one-way fares ranging from 250,000 VND to 300,000 VND per person.

The bus travel time to Sapa is about 4 to 5 hours on the highway and 7 to 8 hours on the road. You will not have to worry because the bus will take you directly to the center of Sapa town.

Sleeper Bus

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Getting to Sapa by sleeper bus is one of the means chosen by many tourists because it is extremely comfortable. The sleeper bus will also take you to the center of Sapa town.

You can book sleeper bus tickets from companies such as Sapa Shuttle Bus, Interbus Line, Green Bus,… with prices ranging from 150,000 VND to 680,000 VND per person.

The travel time by sleeper bus is 4 to 5 hours if it travels on the highway.

Originally from Lyon, I swapped the cobblestone streets of my hometown for the mystical mountains of Northern Vietnam. Trained as a journalist, I settled in Hanoi five years ago and quickly developed a passion for the cultural richness of the region. A specialist in Lào Cai province, I am also an experienced hiker, sharing my trekking experiences in remote areas and my encounters with local communities.

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