Fansipan Cable Car - The most popular attraction in Sapa.

Sun World fansipan Legend is situated in the southwest of Sapa Town, and a premium compound of cultural tourist attractions, cable car service, amusement park and hotels in the breathtaking backdrop legends – the Fansipan. It’s a great masterpiece undertaken by two world famous cable car manufacturers Doppelmayer and Garaventa and designed and built with detailed specifications and stringent inspection of Sun Group for the sake of safety under any circumsntaces. Following the official operation, Sun World Fansipan Legend was registered by the Guinness Record as the tallest, longest and most advanced three-wire cable car system installed for the first time in Asia. The three-wire cable car system with the greatest height difference between the departure and arrival terminal of 1,410 metre

Fansipan Cable Car Sapa

Fansipan Cable Car

The Fansipan is located in Hoang Lien Mountain Range, and the tallest mountain in the three Indochinese countries of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, thus the sacred convergence of the heaven and the earth, long coined as the “Roof of Indochina” at the height of 3,143m. Topping the Fansipan is always a desire for outdoor enthusiasts and those with itchy feet.

Guided by will and determination, Sun Group successfully built the cable car system that trumps the “Roof of Indochina” by the name of Sun World Fansipan Legend.

Fansipan Cable Car

How to reach Fansipan cable car?

You need to go to Sapa town to reach Fansipan cable car. There are many ways for you to choose.

By motorbike: It is suitable for young people who enjoy the landscape on the way themseves but it is quite risk. You must know exactly what you are going to do for a long journey over 300 kilometers one way from Hanoi to Sapa town. The ideal is to prepare the motorcylo trip as far in advance as possible, trying to analyze the route with the points that can generate more problems, with the gas stations that are in route (or the absence of them) to avoid that we are run out of fuel, where we will stay, where we can eat, etc.

By night train: depart from Hanoi railsway station between 9pm-10pm and reach Lao Cai railsway station in the next morning around 4:30am then you need to take car from Lao Cai to Sapa town. We do not recomemend this kind of transportation at this moment as long journey and not everyone can sleep well on the berth on the train. And it is take long time to move.

By car/limousine/coach: It is the most convinient way to reach Sapa nowaday with the new high-way. It takes you 5-6 hours driving and can pick up/drop you at the request meeting point. It is easy to hire a private car or sharing a limousin for couple, family, group of friends or a coach for a big tourist group.

Sapa Town to Fansipan Cable Car Station

It takes 25 minutes to travel by car from Sapa Town to the cable car departure terminal

It takes 8 to 10 minutes to travel by Muong Hoa Hiking Train from the town to the cable car departure terminal, with breathtaking panorama of Muong Hoa Valley, magnificent Hoang Lien Mountains, Sapa Town and sporadic highland hamlets and their mist drenched rice terraces.

Visitors now have an even better option for going to Fansipan cable car station is Muong Hoa mountain train which connect Sa Pa town with the Fansipan cable car station. With a total length of approximately 2 km, this is the longest mountain railway in Vietnam up to the present time. The train departs from the MGallery hotel in Sa Pa town and finishes its journey on the Fansipan cable car station. The train goes through several mysterious tunnels, crosses the viaduct and offers passengers a view to looking down the majestic natural beauty of Muong Hoa valley and ethnic villages.

Where and How to buy Fansipan cable car ticket?

You can buy ticket directly at the Cable Car station and they are only valid for a day. The tickets are circular magnetic ones and are magnetic cards so you have to keep it carefully because you will have to give it back.


  • Only valid for the selected visit date
  • No refund or exchange
  • Return ticket value (Fansipan Funicular Ticket Exclusive)
  • Please be note that the cable car tickets are only valid for use during the day of buying so do not buy in advance to keep tickets if you do not have time to go to Fansipan that day

Fansipan Cable Car Itinerary

Each cabling can accommodate from 30 to 35 people, the capacity of the whole system is about 2000 passengers/ hour. Sapa station is in Muong Hoa valley, the station is a 3000 meters high point and very close to Mount Fansipan. The distance between the two stations is over 1400 meters. The cable car journey is 15 minutes instead of 3-day climbing two to four days as before. The journey is not too long, but it is enough for visitors to admire the beautiful natural landscape at an altitude of thousands of meters. It is the primitive forest Hoang Lien Son, poetic Muong Hoa, the magnificent Hoang Lien Son mountain range, etc.

The higher you go, the more clouds you see, the temperature will also decrease and the wind can make your cable swing a little. Do not fear. It is just a little challenge for your courage!

After arriving at the station, visitors will take about 20 – 30 minutes to climb 600 more ladders to reach the top of Fansipan peak, and touch the landmark in the roof of Indochina. It is no longer a dream far away with many people as before since the cable car Fansipan was born. Besides the Fansipan peak, you can also visit the beautiful Fansipan Legend with Bamboo Garden, Bao An Thien Tu, Bich Van Thien, restaurant, shopping center, etc. You should spend half of a day to enjoy all the beauty of Fansipan Legend.

Fansipan Cable Car

What are recommedable activities?

Visitors to Sun World Fansipan Legend complex should not miss out on these following activities:

  • Most advanced Muong Hoa hiking Railway of Vietnam
  • Modern three-wire cable car system
  • A magnificent cultural and religious compound inspired by architectural motifs and patterns of Ly and Tran Dynasty
  • Festivals and events hosted all year round: Hmong Horn Festival, Opening of the Heavenly Gate, Azalea Festival, Northwestern Food Festival, Harvest Week, Buckwheat Flower Week or Winter Festival…
  • Check-in photos at 3D Gallery
  • A rich food court
  • Rustic Northwestern market

 Things to Remember When Taking the Fansipan Cable Car

  • Opening hours: 7.30am – 5.30p (Last cable car trip from Fansipan Terminal to Hoang Lien Train Station: 5.30pm |Holidays: available from 6.30am – 7pm)
  • Visitors with a history of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases are highly recommended not to conquer Fansipan because the elevation above 3,000 meters, high humidity, and oxygen-deficient air can endanger your health
  • Bring snacks, drinking water or some favorite food so you do not get hungry or thirsty because food and services on the mountain are expensive
  • Do not bring too many things, bulky items because the management will not allow you to take the cable car cabinets
  • Dress neatly, warm enough for climbing, dress clothes which can be easily take off if it is hot. Whether you take your cable car tour in the morning or afternoon, remember to bring your gloves, towels, and woolen hat because the temperature on top of the mountain is just about 8 degrees Celsius
  • When climbing, you should remember to take a break and should not be too hard because the steps are high and steep. Fansipan is nearly 3000 meters high so the oxygen rate is quite low. You have to go slowly to avoid low blood pressure and shortness of breath.
  • When climbing, absolutely do not smoke because it is easy to cause the forest fire
  • Do not litter along the way as you will affect the surrounding landscape

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I am interested in fasipan cable car … and the monorail to muong hoa and the monorail to fansipan peak … can you dell me the price for a person please?
12:36 12/10/2023

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