There are four direct train services a day from Hanoi to Lao Cai, which is the connection point for onward bus travel to Sapa.
Train Schedule: Hanoi to Lao Cai
Buy Train Tickets to Lao Cai
Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets with Vietnam Railways for travel from Hanoi to Lao Cai.
There are a range of different train carriage types to book on this journey including VIP Class Air-conditioned Soft Sleeper seats on the overnight trains. It is a journey of around 8 hours and best travelled at night in sleeper berth.