Located on high mountain with no airport, Sapa is accessible by road only. From Hanoi, the most popular way to get to Sapa is by overnight train. However, thanks to a new highway opening in 2014, Sapa can also be reached by bus which is faster.

1. By train.

Traveling by train takes about 8-9 hours and the train only stops in Lao Cai, the province which Sapa belongs to. It then takes another hour to get to Sapa from Lao Cai station.

There are a number of tourists train operating the route from Hanoi. Each of these companies run a carriage which are all attached to the national train carrier. It is suggested that you book your ticket in advance, especially during peak time of the week such as Hanoi to Lao Cai on Thursday and Friday; Lao Cai to Hanoi on Sunday and Monday. This is normally due to the weekend retreat of local tourists, and also on Sunday there is a special market fair in Bac Ha which attracts many visitors.

* Train often departs at between 8:00pm and 10:00pm, and you can catch a good sleep before getting woked up by the beautiful mountain sceneray at dawn.
* There are also day trains which are not as comfortable as night train. It also takes longer time to travel as it makes more stops.
* From Laocai train station after 8 hours ,the guest can take a local bus about 50.000vnd (public bus 30.000vnd)and it's take about 45 minutes to get to Sapa town and then the guests can take a taxi about 200.000vnd( or motobike taxi 80.000vnd) to get to Tavan Chopai Homestay in Tavan village.

2. By bus.

From Laocai train station after 8 hours ,the guest can take a local bus about 50.000vnd (public bus 30.000vnd)and it's take about 45 minutes to get to Sapa town and then the guests can take a taxi about 200.000vnd( or motobike taxi 80.000vnd) to get to Tavan Chopai Homestay in Tavan village.

Note : if the drivers dropped you on the head of village ( where near the Iron Bridge) you can walk up about 100 meters and then turn the left following main roads about 200 meters more you will arriving Chopai Homestay.To pickup pleasse give us date ,time, address befor 2 hour)

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