Sapa's Climate and Transportation

If you had the opportunity to set foot in this land, guests will never forget the image of a glamorous and mysterious Sapa engulfed in fog in early mornings. Sapa is beautiful all the time. From March to May, it's covered with a cool green color of terraced fields.

Sapa's Climate and Transportation
Photo by Vietnam Typical Tours team
1. Weather

 Sapa has dry season lasting from January to June and then cold atmosphere will cover the town. Time from January to February is the coldest time with too much fog in the town. From March to May, the atmosphere will be better and the summer is quite hot but there are a lot of heavy rains from June to August. Time from September to December is the best time to travel in the area although sometimes having small rain and low temperature in December.

You can spend a week for Sapa, you will have chance to discover locals in Sunday Market. Pretty and interesting villages are waiting for you to explore.

2. Transportation to Sapa

To get into Sapa, you have to go through Lao Cai Province, which is far 38 km from Sapa town. The most popular means are shuttle bus and train.

By bus

 The price: 300,000VND
Name: Hung Thanh Bus
- At Hanoi
Address: 162B Tran Quang Khai, Hanoi or No.8 Tam Trinh, Hanoi
Tel: +84 4 39274284 or +84 4 36337575
- At Lao Cai city
Add: 331 Nguyen Hue Street, Lao Cai City
Tel: +84 203 837614
- At Sapa town
Add: 57 Xuan Vien
Tel: +84203 887688

By Train

There are no train to go directly to Sapa town, only having train from Hanoi to Lao cai Province. The one- way ticket price from Hanoi to Sapa is 135,000VNd/ person to 515,000VND/ person depending on the quality of cabin. You should go to Hanoi Train Station to buy ticket before 3- 5 days. If you choose sleeping bed, you should choose first floor to easier transfer.

You can book ticket at Hanoi Train Station, your hotel or tour information office in Sapa, Lao Cai.
Train from Hanoi to Sapa often departs every night and arrive in Lao Cai at 6a.m. Sapa train’s name are SP1, SP3, SP5, SP7 with the price from 135,000VND- 515,000VND.

Hotels and tour information office can book ticket for you to go to Bac Ha to take part in Sunday Bac Ha Market. The bus will depart to from Sapa town at 1p.m. This is the cheapest way to go to Bac Ha Sunday Market by bus from Lao Cai.

By motorbike

Travelling to Sapa by motorbike from Hanoi is an interesting way, however, you should consider about the distance from Hanoi to Sapa, about 380km. You should prepare a good healthy,  necessary tools on the way and skilled driving because the road is quite dangerous with winding roads.

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