Discover the Hidden Charm of Vietnam Train Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Lying on the eastern part of the Indochinese peninsula, Vietnam is a strip of land shaped like the letter “S”. China borders it to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, the East Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the east and south.

There are many means of transportation connecting Ho Chi Minh City, which is the big tourism centre in Vietnam, attracting a large of visitors to Vietnam and Hanoi Capital, the politics, cultural and economic centre of Vietnam.

To explore Vietnam’s hidden charm and natural beauty you can plan your vacation around a spectacular train journey. The classic Vietnam tour is offered with the great rail journey from HCMC to Hanoi Capital crossing Nha trang, Danang, Hue, Ninh binh and the magnificent northern parts of Vietnam.

Asian Travel and Tours JSC, who are based in Hanoi, will take care of all your HCMC, Vietnam train bookings and provide you with Vietnam train timetable and fares professionally. They do this through Vietnam National Railways who have done a lot to advance the rail transportation system in Vietnam

The train facilities that are being provided for tourists preferring to travel by Vietnam train are pre-processed and pre-packaged supply of food to the passengers along with refined mineral water bottles.

There are no better professional tour operators than Asian Travel and Tours who can confirm your Vietnam train tickets easily. The tickets are available at a promotional price being offered by from Hanoi Capital or HCMC to all other Trans Vietnam cities.

Train travel from HCMC to Hanoi is a great option for all travellers to see the natural countryside of Vietnam. You are offered trips on new trains that are equipped with modern air-conditioned cars and berths for comfortable overnight journey. Some Saigon trains to Hanoi even have VIP cabins.

The train tickets include government tax and transportation insurance. In addition to the HCMC, Vietnam train bookings, you can book special train tour promotion in HCMC or Hanoi to reach various tourist destinations in Vietnam through Asian Travel and Tours who are the specialists in train travel and tour package all over Vietnam.

HCMC and Hanoi Vietnam are in a land of rich and natural beauty. Tourists will get a good opportunity to experience the picturesque scenery of the whole country from the South to the North. Travelling by train is a very affordable and safe way. It will cost you much less than flying or renting a car or going by bus.

You must be aware of the Hanoi Vietnam train time table and HCMC train timetable and fare to plan your journey. The major route is between HCMC to Hanoi will stop over at Nha trang station, Quy Nhon, Danang, Hue, VInh, Ninh Binh and ends at Hanoi train station.


On the return journey the trains from Hanoi to HCMC will stop over at Ninh Binh, Vinh, Phong Nha cave, Hue, Danang , Nha trang and end at HCMC station.


For long distance travel, it would be advisable for you to use Vietnam train bookings in an air conditioned soft-sleeper cabin. Soft seats are fine – but for short distances only. If you are not pushed for time and you are not travelling overnight, then the soft seat is ideal. With air conditioned coaches, you cannot take photographs of the scenery outside. If you would like to record your journey by the Vietnam train, you have to book your train ticket in non-air conditioned trains. Hard sleepers and hard seats have to be avoided altogether as they are usually crowded and uncomfortable. The best time of the year to travel by train is in the autumn season. The weather is cooler between September and March.


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About the Author

David Hams enjoyed his tour of Vietnam and in this article he shared his experiences of his tour.