The Chapa Express Train started operations in June 2014, making it one of the newest trains in Vietnam. Make the overnight journey between Ha Noi and Lao Cai in style and comfort in one of our 14 compact yet fully-equipped cabins featuring air-conditioning, reading lights, comfortable beds and Sapa-inspired décor. Choose from shared Deluxe 4-berth cabins or VIP cabins, Suite 2-berth cabins.

High-speed internet, restrooms, toiletries and hot/cold water are available on board for your convenience. Feel right at home with our complimentary welcome drinks, snacks (biscuits or fresh fruits) and hot/cold towels. Our well-trained, professional and multilingual Chapa Express Train staff are also on hand to assist you throughout the journey.

Travel through the night with the gentle swaying of the train to rock you to sleep, allowing you to arrive in Lao Cai refreshed and ready to take on the day! Explore the mountain markets around Lao Cai or continue by road one hour to Sapa. Guests who book return tickets online at www.chapaexpresstrain.com.vn enjoy a complimentary breakfast at the luxe boutique Chapa Lounge. All Chapa Express Train guests also have access to the Chapa Lounge in Lao Cai Railway Station with shower facilities, food and beverages and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The Chapa Express Train provides daily overnight service between Ha Noi (Ha Noi Station at 120 Le Duan Street) and the Lao Cai Station, the gateway to Sapa, according to the following schedule:

Daily departure from Ha Noi at 22:00
Daily departure from Lao Cai at 21:30

The Chapa Express Train together with the boutique Chapa Lounge offer visitors a memorable and seamless traveling experience to Sapa.



Welcome on board the Chapa Express Train!


The Chapa Express Train is designed to provide you with a stylish, comfortable overnight journey.


✪ Ticket Prices: 

 No of pax Suite
USD/ Cabin/ way nett
USD/ Cabin/ way nett
USD/ Ticket/ way nett
USD/ Ticket/ way nett
 1 176 159 39 29
 2 176 159 78 58
 3  166 117 87
 4  183 156 116


✪ Included Services:

 Welcome drink and shower facilities at Chapa Lounge (Lao Cai station) 
 High-speed Wi-Fi
Fresh fruits or biscuits
 Mineral water 
 Amenities kit
Beer & soft drink
 Shuttle bus (Lao Cai station ⇆ Sapa center)
 Note: For round-trip guests only (*)

(*) Applies only to guests who book directly through www.chapaexpresstrain.com.vn

➥ Shuttle bus (Lao Cai station ⇆ Sapa center): 4 USD / person/ way nett


✪ Contact Us Now!


24/7  Booking: (+84) 912200683 / (+84) 913396800

Ha Noi Office: 4th Floor, N01-T4 Building, Doan Ngoai Giao Township, Hoang Minh Thao Str, Bac Tu Liem, Ha Noi

Lao Cai Office: Chapa Lounge, Waiting Room 02, Lao Cai Railway Station, Lao Cai

Office Phone: +84 214 3830 788 | Fax: +84 214 3830 788

Email: reservation@chapaexpresstrain.com.vn  |  Website: www.chapaexpresstrain.com.vn



Chapa express is a special train which operates completely in the darkness of the night. The designers decide to choose the mysteriousness of the black night as the main concept of the train, leaving  the most important areas with the twinkling spotlights. While waiting for their departure on the ground of the Hanoi Railway Station, each of the train*s window shines like the flickering light emanating from houses laying halfway down the middle of the mountain. They provoked the curiousity of an unpredictable journey ahead. Each of the train*s cabin acts like a *house*, greeting passengers with warmth, welcome and peace behind its opened doors.

A *house* subdued the atmosphere of the mountainous houses, with rustic black wooden walls, carrying the colour of time. There are pieces of curtain and bedding, carefully selected from the most beautiful brocades which were weaved, drawn with bee wax, dyed, and hand embroided by the hands of the most refined H*Mong and Dao women. The dim light created by hundreds of tiny bulbs simulating a warm fireplace in the middle of a winter night. They are also like a thousand stars in the night sky, twinkling as the train begin to roll slowly to the North, leaving a mysterious black outside of the windows. The designers also payed attention to the smallest details, such as the bedside table, which was a handcrafted product made from natural wood panels and bars. A garbage basket cleverly hidden under the table, expressed the promise of the company to comply with and support all environmental protection campaigns. Each public areas inside the train uses natural wood panels and decorative pieces of stones, carrying the breath of the mountain. Each of the Long skirt, the Nêm drum, and the Khèn was skillfully transformed into subtle and refined decoration.

To create the reminiscent brocade patterns of the ethnic Sapa, the designers created a system of geometric lines as the main theme for the interior of the train. Besides black, the designers make use of prominent colours such as the Vermilion red of the Dao, the Indigo blue of the H’mong, the White of the Kinh to express the desire to blend and integrate the culture of the destination into their design.

The train slowly approachs Lao Cai Railway station early in the morning, when the sunrise is not yet dawn and the faraway mountains begin to show… A long journey starts from stepping onto the train in the middle of the city, following a good nights sleep which brings out a lot of emotion and ends up by opening eyes on the border region. Everything is just a rough sketch preparing for those following days when passengers could experience the wild beauty of the mountains by themselves. The train is not just a mean of transportation, it is the connection between the wilderness of the Northwest of Vietnam and the urban civilization. It is also the sincerest and warmest welcoming of the land of Sapa to the wanderers.

Let emotions speak.

Chapa Express Train.