Traveling by train is a commonly affordable way in Vietnam. It generally costs you less than flying or renting car and that too, it is safe and comfortable. What’s more, impressive sightseeing from train will make your trips the most fascinating.
Vietnam railway system
Vietnam Railways Corporation (VRC)-Duong Sat Vietnam is the national railroad carrier with dozens of trains.
Train & routes
VRC has two main types of trains, S/E express and TN, in which the latter are much faster and equipped with more modern coaches.
The major route is Hanoi- Saigon with stops along the way in Hue, Da Nang, Nha Trang and other smaller provincial cities. Every train traveling on this journey is called the Reunification Express.
Trains S/E1 to S/E6 have air-conditioned restaurant cars and soft-sleeping berths with western toilet facilities. They have 3 classes: air-con soft sleeper, air-con hard sleeper and air-con soft seat.
The Time Table and ticket price.
|Departure||Arrival||Duration||Train||Hard Seat||Soft Seat||Hard Berth||Soft berth|
|06:00||16:06||32h 50m||SE7||USD 54||USD 56||USD 85||USD 88|
|09:00||20:03||36h 55m||SE5||USD 52||USD 54||USD 69||N/A|
|19:30||04:39||33h 10m||SE1||USD 54||USD 56||USD 85||USD 88|
|22:00||05:20||30h 00m||SE3||USD 54||USD 56||USD 88||USD 93|
- How long is the train travel distance between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City?
The rail distance from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is 1142 kilometers (equals to 709 miles or 616 nautical miles). Your train will depart from Hanoi Train Station – Gate A at (21° 1’ 23.52”N, 105° 50’ 25.8”E), and will arrive at Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) Train Station at (10° 46’ 57”N, 106° 40’ 39”E).
- How long does it take to travel by train between Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City?
The average train travel time between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City is 25 hours and 22 minutes.
- How much is the fare for trains between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City?
On average, the train fare for the route from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is 1,176,000 VND (or ~$56 USD) for soft-seat and 1,848,000 VND (or ~$88 USD) for soft-berth.
Vietnam Train Hanoi – Sai Gon