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Do you want to travel from Hanoi to Sapa (Lao Cai) by luxury train?

No problem. Many tourists head north of Vietnam from Hanoi to Lao Cai by night train and continue to  Sapa  or  Bac Ha  Ha Giang . You can travel from Hanoi to Lao Cai by bus or luxury night trains. These luxury private trains can offer much better service for tourists than regular vietnamese trains. Of course, these luxury trains from Hanoi to Lao Cai (Sapa) are a little bit more expensive than regular trains, but they compensate for the services and comfort they offer. All of these luxury trains to Lao Cai offer comfortable berth cabins for 2 or 4 people. These luxury trains run only from Hanoi to Lao Cai, Lao Cai is the end station.(Sapa-How much tickets cost)

1. Oriental Express (SP1)

» Sleeper 4-Berth (Deluxe) or Sleeper 2-Berth (VIP)
» designed with modern style, the air-conditioned
» pure private bathroom cabin at the end of each carriage
» price of the train tickets is about $32 or $66/pp
» depart from Hanoi at 21:35, arrive to Lao Cai at 05:30

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Oriental Express Train from Hanoi to Lao Cai (photo: Baolau)

2. Fanxipan Express (SP1)

» Sleeper 4-Berth (Deluxe) or Sleeper 2-Berth (VIP)
» wood paneled, individual reading lights, baggage storage
» pure private bathroom cabin at the end of each carriage
» oversided windows, a mini bar and medicine cabinet
» price of the train tickets is about $36 or $80/pp
» depart from Hanoi at 21:35, arrive to Lao Cai at 05:30

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Fanxipan Express Train from Hanoi to Lao Cai (photo: Baolau)

3. Violette Trains (SP3)

» Sleeper 4-Berth (Deluxe) or Sleeper 2-Berth (VIP)
» well equipped with clean and modern furniture
» a comfort service inclusive mattress, blankets, pillows…
» air-conditioned, a complimentary of mineral water, snack
» price of the train tickets is about $32 or $66/pp
» depart from Hanoi at 22:00, arrive to Lao Cai at 06:05

Violette Train from Hanoi to Lao Cai (photo: Baolau)

4. Livitrans Express (SP1)

» Sleeper 4-Berth (Deluxe)
» one of the most luxurious trains in Vietnam
» mini bar on the head of each carriage
» air-conditioned, a complimentary of mineral water, snack
» price of the train ticket is about $32/pp
» depart from Hanoi at 21:35, arrive to Lao Cai at 05:30

Livitrans Express from Hanoi to Lao Cai (photo: Baolau)

5. King Express (SP3)

» Sleeper 4-Berth (Deluxe) or Sleeper 2-Berth (VIP)
» wood-paneled bed and installed it equipped air conditioners
» each bed is equipped with reading lights, storage containers, mineral water and napkins
» price of the train ticket is about $32 or $66/pp
» depart from Hanoi at 22:00, arrive to Lao Cai at 06:05

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King Express Train from Hanoi to Lao Cai (photo: Baolau)

6. Chapa Express (SP3)

» Sleeper 4-Berth (Deluxe) or Sleeper 2-Berth (VIP)
» air-conditioning, reading lights, comfortable beds and Sapa-inspired décor, complimentary welcome drinks, snacks
» high-speed internet, restrooms, toiletries, hot/cold water
» price of the train ticket is about $36 or $80/pp
» depart from Hanoi at 22:00, arrive to Lao Cai at 06:05

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Chapa Express Train from Hanoi to Lao Cai (photo: Baolau)

7. Sapaly Express (SP3)

» Sleeper 4-Berth (Deluxe) or Sleeper 2-Berth (VIP)
» decorated with wooden floor; graceful curtains
» warm light system, baggage storage, flower, wet towels
» price of the train ticket is about $36 or $80/pp
» depart from Hanoi at 22:00, arrive to Lao Cai at 06:05

Sapaly Express Train from Hanoi to Lao Cai (photo: Baolau)

8. Victoria Express (SP3)

» Sleeper 4-Berth (Superior) or Sleeper 2-Berth (Deluxe)
» wooden furniture, red curtains, white blanket, and pillow
» water, toothpaste, and toothbrush are provided on a small kit on your bed, there is also wifi and electric plug on board
» train serves excellent evening snacks and also breakfast
» both of the toilets on board are clean and modern, equipped with a touchless toilet flush kit
» price of the train ticket is about $105 or $154/pp
» depart from Hanoi at 22:00, arrive to Lao Cai at 06:05

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Victoria Express Train from Hanoi to Lao Cai (photo: Baolau)

Additional important Information:

» For bookings with private railway companies Victoria Express, Fanxipan Express, King Express, Orient Express, Sapaly Express, Chapa Express, you will be required to complete the payment before submitting your order. Your reservation will be processed and you will receive a voucher by email to collect the physical ticket at the station before boarding the train.

» For bookings with  private railway companies New Livitrans Express and Violette Train, you will be required to complete the payment before submitting your order. Your reservation will be processed and you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print and present when boarding the train (you can use your e-ticket in your smartphone, but it is recommended to print this ticket).

» Trains to Lao Cai depart from Tran Quy Cap (Ga Trần Quý Cáp) railway station in Hanoi, it is a part of Hanoi Railway Station (see map), in this station you can collect your physical ticket and board the above-mentioned trains. 
Tran Quy Cap is about 300m from the main Hanoi Railway Station. Some trains can be boarded from the main Hanoi Railway station, but this is situation changed several times in recent months, it is better to ask at the Hanoi Railway Station.

train-hanoi-to-lao-cai-vietnam Trains from Hanoi to Lao Cai run over the Long Bien bridge in Hanoi.

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