Lao Cai is the nearest train station to the popular destination of Sapa. To travel by train from Sapa to Hanoi, you first need travel 58.9 km by road from Sapa to Lao Cai train station to board your train to Hanoi.
Times from Lao Cai to Hanoi
- The fastest train service from Lao Cai to Hanoi is Train #SP8 which departs from Lao Cai at 13:50 and is scheduled to arrive 7 hours 00 minutes later in Hanoi at 19:32.
- The slowest of the four train services is Train #LC4 departing from Lao Cai at 10:05 and arriving in Hanoi at 20:50, a journey time of 9 hours 27 minutes.
- 1st Class and VIP sleeper berths are available on Trains #SP2 and #SP2.
Buy Train Tickets to Lao Cai
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After purchasing your ticket, you will be sent an electronic voucher which you use to travel on the train.
Hanoi is Vietnam’s second city with a population of over 7 million, and the cultural capital of the North of Vietnam.
Ha Noi is a very old city, with the first settlements dating back to around 3,000 BC. As a consequence of this long history Ha Noi has a wealth of great architecture and interesting sights for visitors. Amongst the top attractions for visitors in Ha Noi are:
- Ho Chi Minh Museum: A museum dedicated to Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh who lead Vietnam’s struggle for independence first against the French colonialists and later against US forces in the Vietnam War.
- Ngoc Son Temple: A beautiful temple extending over a lake set within peaceful gardens.
- Temple of Literature: Temple founded in 1,070 AD which later become Vietnam’s first university.
- Hoan Kiem Lake: City centre park around a lake and very popular with the residents of Ha Noi as a place to spend their leisure time.
- Hoa Lo Prison: Popularly known as the ‘Hanoi Hilton’, Hoa Lo Prison is now a museum with displays telling telling the history of the prison from the time it was built by the French colonialists, and served as the place of execution for captured Vietnamese revolutionaries, to the time when it housed American prisoners of war during the Vietnam War.