Vietnam trains

Trains in Vietnam are one of popular and cheap means of transportation.

While traveling in Vietnam, you can use trains for some main long routes to save money or night trains to save time: Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi, Hanoi – Hue or Da Nang, Hanoi – Saigon, Saigon – Danang, Hue.

 

Railways in Vietnam

Vietnam Railways (Tổng Công ty Đường sắt Việt Nam) is the state-owned operator of the railway system in Vietnam.

The route is 1,600 km (990 miles), North-South, single track running between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. This was built at the metre gauge (narrow-gauge railways with track gauge of 1,000 mm) in the 1880s during the French colonial rule. There are also standard gauge (railway with a track gauge of 1,435 mm) lines running from Hanoi to China and some mixed gauge in and around Hanoi.

 

Vietnam train tickets

Vietnam train schedule and tickets

 

Popular train stations in Vietnam for tourists

Hanoi Railway Station

There are 2 gates: Gate A is at number 120, Le Duan Street which is for North – South trains. Gate B is at number 1, Tran Quy Cap Street, Gate B is for Hanoi – Lao Cai trains

 

Lao Cai Railway Station

Situated in the city center, Lao Cai Railway Station is 40 KM from Sapa and Bac Ha market.

It is smart idea choosing train for your Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi tour.

There are 3 daily trains departing from Hanoi every evening (19.00 PM ~ 22.00 PM) and arrive Lao Cai early next morning. From Lao Cai Railway Station, you can take a taxi, bus or mini van to Sapa (around 2 ~ 2.5 $US)

 

Ninh Binh Railway Station

Ninh Binh is 100KM from Hanoi and train is rarely chosen by travelers  to visit Hoa Lu, Tam Coc, Bich Dong, Trang An… from Hanoi.

 

Dong Hoi Railway Station

Phong Nha – Ke Bang, Da Nhay beach, Paradise Cave

 

Hue Railway Station

 

Da Nang Railway Station

 

Quy Nhon Railway Station

 

Nha Trang Railway Station

 

Da Lat Railway Station

 

Phan Thiet Railway Station

 

Saigon Railway Station

 

We offer all up to date Vietnam train schedules and Vietnam train tickets with all routes from Hanoi, Saigon, Danang, Sapa… Vietnam  SE trains from Hanoi to Saigon or from Saigon to Hanoi, tourist trains from Hanoi to Lao Cai (Sapa) and vise versa

Train Information(US$)Price with Air Condition
Departe FromReturn ToTrain NameTrain DaysTrain TimeSoft SeatSoft Berth
HanoiHueSE1
SE3
SE5
SE7
Daily19:00
23:00
12:25
05:55
24
26
20
17
17
38
40
29
28
28
HanoiNha TrangSE1
SE3
SE5
SE7
SE9
Daily19:00
23:00
12:25
05:55
13:30
41
43
32
30
30
65
69
55
53
53
HanoiDanangSE1
SE3
SE5
SE7
SE9
Daily19:00
23:00
12:25
05:55
13:30
26
27
21
19
19
40
42
34
32
32
HanoiSaigonSE1
SE3
SE5
SE7
SE9
Daily19:00
23:00
12:25
05:55
13:30
49
50
39
36
36
70
73
66
64
64
HanoiLaocaiSP1
SP3
SP5
SP7
Daily21:10
21:50
19:40
20:35
0
0
0
0
30
30
30
30