What is a Sapa sleeper bus?
With the advent of good technology, there are now special passenger buses that offer a very comfortable and safe journey. These buses are specially designed for travelers and hence, are very comfortable to travel in and generally equipped with all the latest amenities such as music players and LCD screens for the fun and entertainment of the travelers. Traveling from Hanoi to Sapa (and return) is a fun filled experience via bus. As it is a cheap, highly accessible and a comfortable mode of transportation. Also travelling via buses gives one the advantage of enjoying the beautiful scenic beauty on the way.
Below are some popular busses that can be found for your Sapa trip, but you may need to change buses for the final 35kms, from Lao Cai up the mountains to Sapa.
AC buses: provide a comfortable journey allowing you to enjoy a pleasant bus ride to your preferred destination, unaffected by weather conditions outside the AC bus. For a comfortable travel experience, the buses are fitted with upholstered seats that can be reclined. Windows have curtains to block out the sun while some AC buses also play music or movies for entertainment of passengers.
Night Sleeper Buses: An innovative concept introduced a year ago, this type of sleeper buses are today the most preferred bus type for those who want to save time, and are quite convenient. Sleeper buses are specially designed for a comfortable bus travel experience and like trains have berths (pods) instead of seats. Each passenger is assigned a berth to sleep on during the journey. Most sleeper buses feature bunk beds with two berths each and feature window curtains as well.
Night Seater cum Sleeper Buses: The latest combination has resulted in the introduction of seater-cum-sleeper buses that offer you the choice of seats and berths within the same bus. A typical seater-cum-sleeper bus has two rows of seats that regular buses feature and in addition it also features a row of berths above the seats on each side of the aisle. Since the fare for a seat is less than that of a berth in a seater-cum-sleeper bus, depending on your budget and duration of travel, you can now opt for either a seat or a sleeper berth on all seater-cum-sleeper buses. Return to Hanoi from Sapa by Sleeper Bus, you could even do a Halong Bay Cruise the same day you return.