The H’mong Sapa Hotel has a bus transfer service from Lao Cai to Sapa. Please be aware that the journey from Lao Cai Train Station to Sapa is about 36km and should take approximately one hour.
*The hotel is delighted to offer a FREE bus transfer from Lao Cai to Sapa for all booking made directly with us either via our website, email or on the phone.
For all other bookings, we are also able to arrange for a bus collection on arrival in Lao Cai Station, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can arrange for our driver to pick you up outside the train station with a name card. The bus transfer will drop you off directly at our hotel. The cost for this service is 80,000 VND ($4 US)per person.
Should you prefer to arrange your own transfer, be aware that some minibus drivers could try to charge a lot more. Be vigilant and try to pay what is fair and no more. The area immediately adjacent to the train station is usually quite chaotic in the morning and there will be a lot of people vying for your custom. If you choose an empty bus, you may end up waiting a long while as most drivers prefer a minimum number of passengers before embarking on the climb to Sapa. Choosing a fuller bus will likely minimise any waiting time in Lao Cai.