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
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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.