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Train travel, Nanning China to Sapa Vietnam.

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1. Posted by maxnoss (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

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Two of us soon traveling from Nanning to Sapa, would appreciate ideas on train travel or other suggestions. Thanks.

2. Posted by maxi516 (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

where is Sapa?

3. Posted by pingxc (Budding Member 9 posts) 9y

Sapa, em, a good idea! It's a very comfortable place to enjoin yourself!

It seems no train line between Nanjing and Sapa, so you need to change bus in Kunming.

1. From Nanjing to Kunming: The train leaves west station of Nanjing at 16:25pm everyday, and arrives Kunming at 22:03pm on the third day. It will cost 53 hours.
2. From Kunming to Hekou: You will find the bus for Hekou in Kunming. It costs 98RMB.
3. From Hekou to Laocai Vietnam: On foot. Just a bridge.
4. From Laocai to Sapa: By bus 25000VND per one, or you can rent a car, 240000VNDper car. About 1 hour, you will arrive Sapa.

It's a long trip, thus, I suggest you go to Haoni, Vietnam by air from Nanjing at first. The ticket is very cheap. And then you can choose train or bus for Sapa.

4. Posted by maxnoss (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Thank you for your response. I will not attempt travel to Sapa from Nanning. I may from Kunming if the train is now running to Hekou? Is crossing the border from Hekou to Laocai a problem?

5. Posted by pingxc (Budding Member 9 posts) 9y

You should prepare your passport, and pay for the visa in the station of the border. The guard in the border is very strict to travellers, so do not try to make a deal with them under table.

And no train between Kunming and Hekou. Only bus, boring bus......

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