Travel Vietnam By Train

Travel by train is one of the three most popular types of transport in Vietnam today with the huge number of passengers daily. Previously, travel by train was not popular due to many issues. Such as ticket system is not complete, quality of service on the train, long train time…

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However, in the years recently. The railway has been upgraded so the railway has attracted a significant number of tourists choose this way of travel.If you are planning to travel Vietnam by train. This article will be helpful for you.

Vietnam Railway is one of the oldest industries in Vietnam.Vietnam Railway was established in 1881 with the construction of the first railway from Sai Gon to My Tho about 70 km.

The first train to depart in Vietnam was on July 20, 1885. In the following years, the railway network continued to be built throughout Vietnam by the French railway technology with the size ray 1 meter.During the war, the railway system was severely damaged. Since 1986, the Government of Vietnam has been restoring major rail lines and major stations. Especially the North-South Railway.

The current railway system of Vietnam has a total length of 2,600 km, including the main railway lines:

  • Hanoi -Ho Chi Minh City (1,726 km long)
  • Ha noi – Lao Cai
  • Ha noi – Hai Phong
  • Hanoi – Quan Trieu
  • Hanoi – Dong Dang
  • Kep – Uong Bi – Ha Long
  • Double – Save Xa
  • International Railway of Hanoi – Beijing (China), through Dong Dang Railway Station (Lang Son).

Travel Vietnam By Train

Guide To Buy Train Tickets Online

Select a ticket

Visit the online ticketing website of the Vietnam Railway Corporation at and enter information about the station, arrival, time of departure, number of tickets.

Some Places Can Travel By Train

There are quite a number of popular tourist destinations that you can use the railroad to travel, most popular are the famous tourist cities located on the North-South railway.Some of the rail travel destinations that you can make, in order from north to south

Sa Pa – Lao Cai

This is a rare tourist railway in the northern mountainous provinces which are built from Hanoi and passing through some provinces such as Phu Tho, Yen Bai and then to Lao Cai – the last leg of the journey. .Time to train from Hanoi usually evening, 21-22h and to Lao Cai station early in the morning (about 5h).This route also has many private bay is invested by travel companies to serve tourism.Previously, when the highway Ha Noi – Lao Cai is not completed, this route is very hot, tourists travel to Sapa select the train by the time equivalent to car but more comfortable.

Hai Phong

Hanoi – Hai Phong railway is a railway linking the capital Hanoi with the city of Hai Phong.This route was started in France in 1901. On June 16, 1902, the entire route was officially put into operation.This railway is 102 km long, passing through four provinces: Hanoi, Hung Yen, Hai Duong and Hai Phong. It is an “edge” of the economic development triangle (Hanoi – Hai Phong – Quang Ninh). Northern key economic zone.The starting point is Hanoi railway station and the last point is Haiphong railway station.

Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh islocated in the southern part of the Red River delta. Which is a place of economic and cultural exchanges between the Red River basin and the Ma river basin, between the Northern Delta and the Northwest Forests.


Hue is a city located on the East Sea, a central city between the two big cities of Hanoi and Saigon.The two neighboring provinces of Hue are Quang Tri and Da Nang. Hai Van Pass connects Hue to Da Nang and the two regions.

It is the only city in the country that still retains the appearance of a medieval city and the architectural integrity of a monarchy.Hue has become a great and valuable museum.Therefore, the government has ranked the relics in the imperial capital as a valuable asset Hue and December 1993 Hue has been classified as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.


Da Nang is a coastal city located in central Vietnam, located almost at the center of the distance between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.Owning a lot of diverse natural scenery, Danang not only attracts tourists with a beach more than 60 km long, was selected by Forbes magazine asone of the six most attractive beaches on the planet, but also Many impressive scenery such as Son Tra peninsula, Ba Na Hills tourist area, Ngu Hanh Son …

Quy Nhon

The site is in Binh Dinh, a province in the South Central Coast of Vietnam, with tropical monsoon climate.Being one of the five provinces in the central key economic region, Binh Dinh is located in the center of the north-south axis (on all three national highways 1A, trans-Vietnam railway and domestic air routes), the gateway The closest and most favorable sea of the Central Highlands, Southern Laos, Northeast of Cambodia and Thailand.Binh Dinh is home to the arts such as tuong, hut … with long coastline, many bays with beautiful beaches and beautiful landscapes such as Quy Nhon, Tam Quan, Tan Thanh, Vinh Hoi, Trung Luong, Hai Giang, Dao Yen, Hoang Hau beach, Quy Hoa, Bai Dai, Tan Phung, Vinh Loi …

Nha Trang

Nha Trang is a coastal cityand a center of politics, economics, culture, science and technology and tourism of Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam.Before becoming the land of Vietnam. Nha Trang belonged to Champa. Cham sites are still in many places in Nha Trang.

Mui Ne

Located 14 km northeast of Phan Thiet city.It is the name of a fishing villageand also a popular tourist destination in the South Central Coast.The beach is shallow, clean and clear, all year round, there is no storm, so Mui Ne is a place for swimming, ideal for tourists.


Some Note When Traveling By Train

There are a few notes below, you note to not encounter many problems arising in your trip offline.

  • Always book a pre-booked trip about 2-3 days to be able to choose the front.For big holidays, book a few weeks in advance.
  • Before you buy tickets online, be sure to prepare the ID / CCCD information of all passengers on board.Each transaction only takes 10 minutes, so if you do not have time to complete the task, you have to do it again from the beginning.
  • On cruise lines, especially bed linen, evening air conditioning is usually quite cold, the family if there are children, the baby should wear long clothes for the baby.
  • The current Thong Nhat boat will be served free lunch / dinner meals.The rations are wrapped in aluminum boxes as they travel.Short walks are usually not available, but you can buy them at a reasonable price.
  • There is always boiling water on the train, you can bring some shrimp cakes to eat to resist hunger.

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