Driving From Hanoi To Sapa
Hanoi to Sapa travel time has been cut in half thanks to a new highway where the journey now takes only 4.5 hours, a significant improvement over the previous 9-hour journey, making it a more convenient option for visitors.
Trekkers and nature lovers alike have long sought out Vietnam’s Northwest region, home to the country’s hill tribes and untouched natural beauty. Sapa, a mountain town in northern Vietnam, is a must-see for its stunning scenery and fascinating local minority cultures.
You were previously only able to travel to Sapa by overnight train or bus, both of which are risky options due to poor road conditions and other dangers but since the new highway was built, it has transformed the journey.
Westerners who travel by train often complain about the discomfort of sleeping on small bunks with their luggage squeezing through the narrow aisle. Travelers must wait until noon to check into their hotel because the train usually departs in the evening and arrives in the early morning.
A nightmare trip to Sapa is no longer necessary thanks to the new highway’s successful completion and opening to traffic. A private transfer is strongly recommended, as it will save you time and money, as well as provide a more comfortable and safe ride than a train or bus.
Taking in the scenery along the way is also a bonus when travelling during daylight hours: rice paddies, village houses, a red river, misty mountains and so on, giving a glimpse into rural life as well as a view of the abundance of nature.