Taking bus from Sapa to Hanoi is an excellent decision. Because of these reasons, there are more and more travellers go to Sapa by bus:
It takes only 6 hours from Sapa to Hanoi, not 10 hours to compare with the train
All buses can take you direct to Hanoi central, you do not need to stop and change to a taxi in Hanoi train station as all trains do.
Getting picked up from Sapa town, no necessary to go to Lao Cai train station by yourself as trains.
Easy to get ticket/ receipt online, without having to change to real ticket as what you have to do with train tickets in train station.
There are a lot of buses leaving from Sapa to Hanoi everyday (morning time, afternoon time, evening time) for you to choose which one is more suitable with your schedule.
There are different types of bus, not only one sleeping type as evening trains: Sleeping bus, reclining seating bus, luxury Limousine bus suites with your budget and your needs.
Here are some advantage and disadvantage of each type of bus:
Bus Sapa to Hanoiin the morning is a good choice to enjoy amazing mountain view on the way get to Sapa. This option is also very convenient for those who finish a trekking tour late at night and wanna have a good night sleep before starting a journey to Hanoi. Because sometimes sleeping on a night bus is not so easy for a lot of people.
But bus from Sapa to Hanoi in the afternoon is for those who are not "early-birds", lazy to get up early in the morning and would like to go back to Hanoi on the same day. Going with this afternoong bus to Hanoi, you still can enjoy beautiful view on the way same as morning bus.
To compare with morning and afternoon buses, evening bus from Sapa to Hanoi, that you can't see any view during travel in the dark. But this is very good for travellers who want to save time and budget for accommodation. This sleeper bus will arrive in Hanoi around 4.00 am and you also can be dropped off at Noi Bai airport area if you have early flight without going back to Hanoi central.
Understanding this, therefore, there are a lot of bus companies have bus leaves from Sapa to Hanoi in the morning, afternoon and evening. You can easily find all bus companies on the website bustosapa.com to have all detail information of each brand.
Here are the most popular bus companies which have morning bus to Hanoi everyday departure: