Where can you buy tickets to visit Sa Pa?
Where to buy train tickets to Sapa is a matter of many tourists. So, this article will share with you some useful experience to help you buy tickets to Sapa which is both convenient and economical!
Trains are an important means of transport and are frequently chosen by tourists to travel from Hanoi to Lao Cai. The advantage of trains is that the transferring by train is much safer than cars, motorcycles and buses. Moreover, each passenger will have a ticket corresponding to the number of seats / beds, so there is no overload situation such as coach. For those who suffer from car-sickness, trains are also an ideal choice.
However, this mode of transportation also has the drawbacks is that it will take you about 7 to 8 hours to get to Lao Cai, while it only takes you 3 to 4 hours if you go by car on the route of Hanoi to Lao Cai. Besides, the train stops in Lao Cai City, then you must catch bus, taxi, or motorbike and go about 40km to get to Sa Pa Town.
According to experienced travel experts, you should book tickets before a few weeks in advance, even before 1-2 months if you intend to travel to Sapa in peak season. Because there are only 3 trains per day transferring from Hanoi – Lao Cai so it is easy to run out of tickets.
You should also catch the train SP3 which departs at 10 pm; avoid the trip 19-20pm, so that you will be able to be in Lao Cai at 3-4am as it is hard to catch the car to get to the town. In addition, if you travel with the family or in group, you should buy tickets for the cabin to be able to chat, relax throughout the journey.
Where to buy tickets to get to Sa Pa?
Normally, the most popular way to buy tickets to get to Sa Pa is to buy at the tickets counter at Hanoi railway station which located on Tran Quy Cap street to Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature). However, you need to queue for a long time to get tickets, sometimes, waiting for a half day without being able to buy tickets because of being too crowded is normal thing. You just can buy tickets for hard seats or soft seat tickets. The reason is that when moving long distance with 7-8 hours, everyone wants to rest, therefore sleeping tickets usually run out very soon. So, if you want to experience the road from Hanoi to Sapa by train, then you should buy the train ticket early and be sure about the time of traveling to avoid buying wrong tickets.
However, there is another ideal option for people who have limited time is to use a car rental service or buy bus tickets to get to Sa Pa of Hanoi Travel Bus in order to have a perfect trip. Very simple, what you need to do is pick up the phone, call the hotline 0169 710 3878 – 0165 204 2878, our enthusiastic and friendly staff with high responsibility will help your journey becomes easier.
Hanoi Travel Bus wishes you a fun and safe journey! Wishes you all the best!
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