Travelers bound for Sapa, one of the most attractive destinations in Vietnam, normally choose to travel by the night train to the city of Lao Cai, on the Chinese border. Trains in either direction will arrive in the early morning.
At the present time, there are 14 different private train carriages on the night run to Lao Cai, and these carriages provide comfortable, air conditioned, sleeping berths and clean Western lavatories.
Each different carriage provides different facilities, but most travelers opt for a berth in a shared, 4-berth, wood panel compartment at the current rate of $38. to $43. (return tickets also available).
In addition, a 2-berth VIP cabin @ $90. is available on the Sapaly Express, and a Deluxe 2-berth cabin @ $85. is available on the Fansipan Express, Children under the age of 5 will not be charged when sharing their parent's berth. At the present time, Fansipan Express is offering 25% off for children aged 5 through 12.
We highly recommend the Victoria Express,Fansipan Express,Sapaly Express, Orient Express and Livitran Express. Other carriages include the King Express, Tulico Express,Hara Express,Green Express, Royal Express,TSC Express,Pumpkin Express, Friendly Express and Ratraco Express.