Often overlooked thanks to Ha Long Bay and Sapa, Ninh Binh offers a chance to get away from the tourists and enjoy some spectacular nature.
Everything you need to know about taking the overnight bus from Vietnam’s coastal town of Nha Trang to the ancient city of Hoi An is right here.
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Travelling by bus, especially sleeper bus, is a unique way to get from Hanoi to Sapa. As you go north on this journey, make sure to bring warm clothes during the winter as Vietnam’s climate changes. The bus has great amenities, like WiFi and food, but the time might extend due to traffic.
Minivans from Sapa to Hanoi provide travellers with two options: shared and private. Although this is a pricier option, the van's cabin provides extra space and privacy. But, if you just want a more flexible, shared option, take a standard van for about the same quality and smaller price tag.
Trains from Sapa to Hanoi departs from the central train station. The train leaves in the evening and can fill in as a lodging option, making it a perfectly economical option. Make sure to understand how your destination is called in Vietnamese ahead of time, in order to avoid confusion at the station.
Private cars from Sapa to Hanoi are great, especially if you are traveling with your family. The car offers driver who is very experienced, an air conditioned cabin, and flexible itinerary. This means that you can be picked up virtually from anywhere in Sapa, and dropped off anywhere in Hanoi.