Chapa Express Train: Everything you need to know before booking

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Everything you need to know about the Chapa Express Train - Tips, best price, office, how to buy tickets, train schedule, pros and cons.

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Recently updated on January 7th, 2023 at 02:11 pm

Sapa, known as the most beautiful and majestic place in the North, attracts a large number of tourists all year. After coming to Sapa, people want to stay forever. Visitors can come to Sapa by many different means, such as cars, and motorbikes .. but the type of vehicle that brings peace of mind to visitors is the train.

Chapa Express is a high-class train brand on the SP3, 4 train that transports tourists on the western route from Hanoi to Lao Cai and vice versa. Chapa Express is not a bad choice if you like Sapa but do not know how to travel to this beautiful city. Here is some information you should know about Chapa Express Train

Chapa ExpressTrain from Hanoi to Sapa

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Something about Chapa Express Train

Fare:

The Chapa train is one of the two most beautiful trains going to Sapa today. The ship has a modern, beautiful and luxurious wooden-paneled interior that is very suitable for foreign guests, tourists, and honeymooners. ALthough Chapa Express train has higher fare than some trains but with it is worth for its quality.

Chapa ExpressTrain from Hanoi to Sapa

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Ticket price:

  • Compartment with 4 beds: 27 USD
  • VIP compartment: 58 USD

Note:

  • Running times and train schedules are subject to change due to weather.
  • Prices are for weekdays.
  • The above prices are subject to change from time to time, including VAT, passenger insurance and cleaning service fees) Free lavi water and wet wipes are served.
  • Support 16-seat car to pick up and drop off from Lao Cai station, so Sapa hotel 50,000vnd/person/way
  • Children under 5 years old or under 1.3 m in height sharing with their parents do not have to buy tickets.
  • Children over 5 years old or 1.3 m tall and above are charged the same ticket as adults

Train schedule

Chapa ExpressTrain from Hanoi to Sapa

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Hanoi – Lao Cai route:

Train name: SP3

Pick up/Drop off point in Hanoi: Hanoi station

Pick up/Drop off point in Lao Cai: 318 Khanh Yen, Lao Cai, 30 meters from Lao Cai station

Departure time: 22:00 at every Thursday and Friday

Arrival time: 6:20

Time to travel: 8 hours

Lao Cai – Hanoi route:

Train name: SP4

Pick up/Drop off point in Lao Cai: 318 Khanh Yen, Lao Cai, 30 meters from Lao Cai station

Pick up/Drop off point in Hanoi: Hanoi station

Departure time: 21:40 at every Sunday

Arrival time: 5:20

Chapa Express Train PRICE & SCHEDULE:

Depart at Ha Noi Station at 22:00, arrive at Lao Cai Station around 05:55

Depart at Lao Cai Station at 21:30, arrive at Ha Noi Station around 05:25

Type of TicketAbout this CabinPriceIncludingImages
Deluxe TicketDeluxe cabin has 04 sleeper berths for 4 people39USD/ticket/way-1 small bottle of water/person– Cold towel– SnackChapa Express DeluxeChapa Express Deluxe
VIP CabinVip cabin has 02 lower berths with 02 upper berths are folded up159USD/ticket/way-1 small bottle of water/person– Snack– Cold towel– Tea/coffeeChapa Express vip cabin Trekking Tour Sa Pa
Suite CabinSuite cabin has 02 sleeper berths inside with special decoration176USD/ticket/way-1 small bottle of water/person– Snack– Cold towel– Tea/coffeeChapa Express vip cabinChapa Express vip cabin

Service on board

Chapa Express is a cruise ship brand invested by Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, the interior is newly built with 7 luxurious wooden-paneled cabins, the design in each cabin is very delicate, fully equipped according to 4-star standard . The toilet is designed separately at the end of the stone-paneled car, which is very clean and convenient.

Chapa ExpressTrain from Hanoi to Sapa

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Chapa Express train has 2 VIP cars with 7 spacious compartments (can fold 2 beds on the wall of 2 bed compartments). 2 Deluxe class carriages each have 7 compartments with 4 soft beds fully equipped, creating a cozy look, convenient for you to travel with the whole family, or a group of friends.

Chapa designed two types of 2-bed and 4-bed cabins, couples who like privacy can buy a whole VIP 2-bed cabin, just like renting a hotel room.

Chapa ExpressTrain from Hanoi to Sapa

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Especially, Chapa sets up a waiting room for his train passengers at the restaurant in Lao Cai Station, creating convenience for customers, where the service staff will guide and complete the boarding procedures for you.

All services on board are served according to 4-star standard including guides (English, Vietnamese). Drinking water, towels, toothbrushes, slippers, wifi, bedding and bedding are changed 100% after each train run.

Chapa ExpressTrain from Hanoi to Sapa

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All services on board are served according to 4-star standard including guides (English, Vietnamese). Drinking water, towels, toothbrushes, slippers, wifi, bedding and bedding are changed 100% after each train runs.

Utility services

  • Luxurious blankets, sheets, pillows, curtains, 100% new after each journey
  • Special: All 2nd bunk beds have folding beds
  • Automatic tuning music
  • The bathroom is spacious, with its own spacious and clean wash basin
  • Attentive reception staff, taking care of customers throughout the journey
  • Bottle of hot and cold water, free service

Free service list

  • 01 bottle of pure mineral water 500ml
  • 01 cream + toothbrush
  • 01 Multi-function hair comb
  • 01 Wet wipes
  • 01 pair of room slippers

Pros and cons of Chapa Express Train

Pros of Chapa Express

Safety

Trains in general as well as Chapa in particular are extremely safe because trains run on their own roads, not being collided with other means of transport. Therefore, if you want the safety of your trip, you should choose the train to Sapa. In the past few decades, there have been almost no accidents related to the railway going to Sapa.

Spacious and comfortable space

In each cabin of Chapa train, there are 4 soft beds with bed size of 80x190cm, quite wide, rolling and crawling on comfortable beds, which you cannot do when traveling by car. This spacious space is suitable for families with young children.

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Clean sheets and pillows

The bed sheets and pillows in the car are treated cleanly to bring comfort to train passengers

Cons of Chapa Express

Expensive

Chapa Express train is quite expensive compared to other airlines, even much higher. Normally, the ticket price of airlines ranges from 450,000 VND to 550,000 VND / ticket and Chapa Express fare is 650,000 VND / ticket, but the service on the train is worth it.

Few departures

Chapa Express train has very few departures, every night runs 1 hour is 22h00 and currently due to the Covid epidemic situation, the train only runs Hanoi Lao Cai on Thursdays and Fridays, and vice versa, Lao Cai Hanoi on Sundays

Chapa Express will provide you with a comfortable, high-quality journey with full facilities and a team of professionally trained staff who are always ready to assist you, ensuring your complete satisfaction. Especially, Chapa Express has a waiting room reservation for train passengers at the restaurant in Lao Cai Station, creating convenience for customers, where the service staff will guide and complete the boarding procedures for you. Contact us to make your trip from Hanoi to Sapa become more interesting and perfect.

CHAPA EXPRESS TRAIN FAQs

What is the phone number of Chapa Express Train?

In case of any information changes or problems, please contact the WhatsApp: +84886766031.

How much does the average Chapa Express train fare?

Currently, the ticket price for Fansipan Express Train ranges from 27 USD to 58 USD

On which routes does the Chapa Express train operate?

The routes of Sapaly Express Train include: going to Sapa – Lao Cai from Hanoi

What time does the Chapa Express train depart in Hanoi?

The Sapaly Express train departs at 22:00 every Thursday and Friday in Hanoi station

What time does the Chapa Express train depart in Sapa?

The Sapaly Express train departs at 21:40 every Sunday in Hanoi station

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