Public bus Lao Cai to Sapa opened
route Lao Cai city to Sapa tourist town has officially been put
In order to serve travel needs of local people and especially international visitors to Sapa Vietnam and Lao Cai, shuttle bus service from centre Lao Cai city to Sapa was launched by Lao Cai transport join stock company since 22nd July.
This is the first business bus service in the province operating without state subsidy.
After more than two weeks in operation, the bus from Lao Cai to Sapa has been warmly welcomed by passengers for the utility, safety, and price is very reasonable.
However, according to Dang Van Luong, Deputy Director, Department of Transportation Lao Cai, until now it has appeared a number of bad people trying to harass the vehicles, drivers and passengers, badly affecting the overall operation of the entire route, making it difficult for passengers want to use.
The authorities supposed these activities are from people who have run the taxi bus service on the Lao Cai - Sapa route, due to the loss of customers these guys have used such bad behavior on the competition, This is an ugly act should be condemned and need to solve by the public security
The Lao Cai - Sapa route is 37km in distance, vehicle used is 29 seater with the frequency of one trip in every 30 minutes at peak hours, low hours is every 60 minutes a trip. Working hours is from 5.10 am to 8.15 pm everyday, fares is 28.000 vnd per person, aprox 1.3 usd. Fares for routes within Lao Cai city and Sapa town is 10.000 vnd per person.
The bus start from Lao Cai train station square to Nguyen Hue street, Coc Leu bridge to Hoang Lien road at Kim Tam junction, Highway 4d, Ngu Chi Son street - Xuan Vien road, and Thach Son street, near the Sapa central church and vice versa. Sapa train tickets
According to Lao Cai authorities, the bus service between Lao Cai and Sapa will contribute to secure traffic safety and security and solve the problem of "mobile station, bus tout".