Livitrans Express Train
Livitrans is a newly built train connecting Hanoi and Sapa. It is considered one of the most luxurious trains in Vietnam with its equipment equivalent to a high-class hotel.
The train is a joint venture between Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industry Corporation and Vietnam Railway Corporation which officially starts its operation on 1st September 2007.
Livitrans Express Train, which comprises of 9 wooden carriages and one electricity generation compartment, is expected to expand to 15 carriages to be able to accommodate 420 passengers in the near future. The train will feature sleeping carriage with 2 berths, 4 berths and 6 berths, a bar, toilets, LCD television sets on board, etc... of aviation standards. Passengers will be also offered drinks, confectionery and newspapers for free.
With friendly staff and high class services, Livitrans Express Train will surely bring passengers a memorial trip to Sapa
Note on the tickets
- Passengers are recommended
to travel in first class (deluxe) cabin, 4 soft berths.
- Child fare: under 5 years: free of charge if sharing
bed with parent; 5 years up: adult rate.
- One way transfer from hotel to Hanoi Train Station included
- All cabins are air-conditioned, WC not in cabin.
Cai – Sapa Transfer
Hanoi - Lao Cai train stops at Lao Cai Railway Station, just 40
km from Sapa; in order to reach Sapa, you will need to
travel an hour and a half more through a connecting bus
or private car. The bus stops at Sapa's main Post
Office, leaving you with some minutes walk into town. It
can also stop at your hotel, depending upon the location
of the hotel. Ticket prices for connecting buses Lao Cai
- Sapa are 30000VND or US$2/way.
tourist bus back to Lao Cai leaves from outside Sapa's
church, but usually it can pick you up at your hotel.
You can inquire with the staff at your hotels for
getting a bus ticket back to Lao Cai Railway Station.
TRAIN FARES (one way) - All including Ha Noi station
VIP cabin, 2 berths
class, wooden cabin, 4 berths
soft sleeper, 6 berths
Other train ticket
fares and timetable