VIETNAM TRAIN TICKET BOOKING
Train to sapa
Vietnamese trains are the
ideal way to get around and experience
Vietnam at ground level. The trains are
safe, comfortable and inexpensive.
Trains link Hanoi, Hue - Danang, Nha
Trang, and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).
Hoi An has no station, but it's just
30km by bus or taxi from Danang. There
are also trains from Hanoi to Haiphong
(for Halong Bay) and Hanoi to Lao Cai
(for Sapa). In case you were wondering,
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is the name for
the whole conurbation. The city centre
is still called Saigon, and it is 'Sai
Gon' (and not Ho Chi Minh City) which
appears in the railway timetables and in
big letters on Saigon station building.
There is some wonderful scenery between
Hanoi and Saigon. Between Hue and Danang
is the most scenic section of line,
running along the coast past bays and
islands and through the hills. The
train travels at low speed up the fierce
gradients, with an assisting locomotive
at the rear and people sitting on the
Trains SE1 to SE6.
These are the best trains in
Vietnam, equipped with modern
- Soft class
air-conditioned sleepers (4-berths per
- Hard class air-conditioned sleepers
(6-berths per compartment)
- Air-conditioned soft class reclining
- A restaurant or buffet car.