Traveling by train from Hanoi to Sapa is the most popular option and trip ends and departs ( for returns) in Lao Cai where guests have to take another leg of 38 km far to and from Sapa. So pick up and transfer are really necessary for the guests, Sapa Vista Hotel does meet the need of two main options to help its travelers.
Sapa Vista hotel has a team of drivers who are at the train station waiting for the travelers arriving by night trains. The drivers have a welcome board and travelers' name list to make sure that they do the right pick-up for the hotel. They are also helpful when guests need assistance.
Bus Share option: Fee: US$4/ person/ way:
Buses: 16 seat mini bus, 29 seat bus, 35 seat bus:
- From Lao Cai Train Station to the hotel: After meeting, the guests are taken to the buses parking at the Train Station Square. The guest sometimes have to wait a while for other ones. The trip will take 1 hr approx. up the mountain to Sapa and the guests are taken to Sapa Vista hotel
- From the hotel to Lao Cai train Station: The hotel staff will arrange the bus pick-up for the guest to train station. The pick-up times should be at 6 – 10 AM , 14 pm. It is up to the guests' train time and request.
Private pick-up option:
Private vehicle: 4 seat car, 7 seat car, 15 seat van, 29 seat coach and 35 seat coach:
- From Lao Cai train station to the hotel: Our driver holds a welcome board with the guests' name waiting at the train station exit. Right after meeting the guests, he will take the guests to car/ van/ coach and driver straight up to Sapa Vista Hotel. The trip will take 1 hr approx.
- From the hotel back to train station: The hotel staff will arrange the private pick-up for the guests to train station. The pick-up time is up to the guests' train time and request.