Train Name From To Ticket Type Departure Arrival Price  
SE8: NHA-HUI (12h49′) Nha Trang Hue 13:28 02:07 US$ 33 Booking
SP1: Orient Train Hanoi Lao Cai 21:10 05:25 US$ 0 Booking
SE7: NHA-SGN (07h23′) Nha Trang Saigon 07:42 15:05 US$ 26 Booking
SP1: Royal Train Hanoi Lao Cai 21:10 05:25 US$ 0 Booking
SE4: HUI-HAN (11h49′) Hue Hanoi 17:11 05:00 US$ 37 Booking
SE2: SGN-HAN (33h02′) Saigon Hanoi 19:00 04:02 US$ 68 Booking
SP1: Tulico Train Hanoi Lao Cai 21:10 05:25 US$ 0 Booking
SE7: HUI-NHA (12h25′) Hue Nha Trang 19:12 07:37 US$ 33 Booking
SE2: SGN-HUI (19h43′) Saigon Hue 19:00 14:43 US$ 47 Booking
SP3: Victoria Train Hanoi Lao Cai 21:50 06:15 US$ 0 Booking
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Vietnam Train Travel

  • Sapa Minority Trek 5 days

    Sapa adventure

    Trekking to Lao Chai, Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai, Ban Ho villages and visit a minority market.

  • Sapa Trekking 4 days


    Visit Sapa town and the minority people, trekking to Cat Cat, Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai village.

  • Hanoi City Tour 1 Day

    Ho Chi Minh mausoleum

    Ho Chi Minh mausoleum – Temple of literature – Ethnology museum – Hoan Kiem Lake – Old quarter – Water puppet show.

Travel News

Vietnam Railways is the state-owned operator of the railway system in Vietnam. The principal route is the 1600 km single track North-South Railway line, running between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. This was built at the metre gauge in the 1880s during the French colonial rule. There are also standard gauge lines running from Hanoi to China, eventually leading to Beijing, and some mixed gauge in and around Hanoi.
Vietnam Railways also planned a 1,630-kilometre (1,013 mi) high-speed standard gauge link from its capital Hanoi in the north to Ho Chi Minh City in the south, capable of running at 250 to 300 km/h (155 to 186 mph). It was planned to have an initial travel time of 9 hours and to make a series of improvements over time to eventually reduce the time to 5 hours. The current single track line has journey times from just under thirty hours,.
The funding of the $33 billion line was to come mostly from the Vietnamese government, with the help of Japanese aid (on the understanding that Japanese firms would engineer the bulk of the project). In 2010, there was an unsuccessful push to fund the project, and efforts to promote the project have fallen off since then.
The timetable called for the initial construction (the 9-hour line) to be completed in 2016, and the line improvements (the 5-hour line) by 2025. At one point, the Vietnamese prime minister had set a target to complete the line by 2013. Approval was delayed several times, and in May 2010, the plan was finally rejected by the government.