How far is it from Lao Cai to Sapa and by what means of transport?

It is 38 km from Lao Cai to Sapa. The road constantly zigzgs its way uphill as soon as you leave Lao Cai. We gain about 1000 m in elevation and reach Sapa town at 1600 m. On route the views are spectacular.

The entire journey is comfortable by AC van or car. Our driver will have you in Sapa in about one hour.

Your guide will be waiting outside the train station to pick you up. Look for the Footprint Travel sign with your name on it.

Tip: Please remember to get the guide’s name and cell phone number from our tour operator or travel consultant in Hanoi.