Pumpkin Express Train
Like the other Sapa tourist trains, Pumpkin Express Train is not a separate train, it offers soft sleepers, A/C and clean four-berth cabins. Bread & small bottle of water are supplied in every one for free.
Pumpkin Train offers deluxe cabins in 2 carriages which go with local trains between Hanoi and Lao Cai. The cabins are quite nice following the wooden decorated form make it more cozy & clean. Pumpkin train is one of the best choices for tourists to Sapa.
on The Ticket
- 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
Class, wooden cabin, 4 berths
cabin, 2 berths
Other train ticket
fares and timetable