Trains from Hanoi to Hue

Trains from Hanoi to Hue

  2 trips (VND 591 k – VND 1.10 m)

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14h 33m Deps: 6:00, 15:20

From VND 591 k
14h 33m ride in train #SE7 with Vietnam Railways
From VND 591 k per adult
14h 39m ride in train #SE5 with Vietnam Railways
From VND 594 k per adult

Hanoi to Hue Schedule

Hanoi to Hue Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Vietnam Railways 1st Class Sleeper 06:00 - 20:33VND 985k
Vietnam Railways 1st Class Sleeper 15:20 - 05:59VND 1,095k

Transportation from Hanoi to Hue

Hanoi to Hue Destination Reviews

Train #SE1 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Mar 27, 2020
perfect, booked a train trip and paid online, printed ticket and everything went smoothly
Train #SE19 1st Class Sleeper, Laman Express, Mar 23, 2020
Would do it again!
Train #SE19 1st Class Sleeper, Laman Express, Mar 23, 2020
There is no charm to the Vietnamese trains system and really no reason to prefer it to air transportation.
Train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Mar 12, 2020
Great service and nice touch with the free drinks and pastries. The cabin was nice and clean and we both had a reasonable nights sleep.
Train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Mar 10, 2020
Overall trip was pretty comfortable, we had enough room to store our bags and loved the complimentary welcome drinks/water and breakfast however toilet paper was not replaced once on a 13 hour journey and when we asked for water we got told we had to pay for it even though our ticket said water would be “free flow” complimentary.
Train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Mar 9, 2020
Very comfortable trip, beds are OK (a little small for some). There are some drinks (water, coffee, tea, beer) and a small breakfast (cake and banana). Overall great experience.
Train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Feb 10, 2020
Pretty comfortable and clean with good breakfast and snack provisions, but it's still quite squishy between four people and your back will get stiff from the bumpiness of the train ride. Toilets are shared with the whole carriage and don't seem the most sanitary. WiFi is incredibly slow too so we ended up using our mobile data.
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Feb 5, 2020
We waited a very long time in the bus before we could get off to board the plane. There was a delay and the bus was cramped. Plane was also delayed but worth the price.
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Feb 5, 2020
Great experience - quick and painless check in and communication levels were great. Flight was comfortable and we got there in under an hour!
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), Jan 24, 2020
Everything was great.
1112 customer reviews

How to get from Hanoi to Hue by Train

Taking a train to get from Hanoi to Hue is a safe, fast, and scenic option to travel the country. On certain routes, there are multiple train departures per day every 10 to 15 minutes. This is typical for intercity travel, while for long distance train routes there are fewer scheduled departures – plan ahead to choose the one that fits your itinerary best.

For long distance train journeys, we recommend reserving your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Buying train tickets via our online booking system will allow you to choose and reserve the best Hanoi to Hue tickets.

Buying your tickets online will help you secure the trip on the selected date and avoid queuing at the station.. When travelling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to a much higher demand. During high season, train tickets sell out quickly – do book as early as you can.

How far is it from Hanoi to Hue?

Travelling by train, the distance from Hanoi to Hue is 463 miles. Before setting
on for a train journey, have a look at the map to find out what tourist spots or landmarks you will pass by – maybe they are worth a quick stop?

How long does it take to get from Hanoi to Hue by Train?

Travel time from Hanoi to Hue is estimated to be about 14h 5m. Trains ensure the fastest time to travel by land. As normally there is no congestion, the speed of travel is more or less constant and stops at train stations are rather short, train is almost always one of the quickest and safest ways to get from Hanoi and Hue.

The most important thing that may affect train travel time is the type of train. Ordinary trains travel at a speed of about 40 mph or 65 km/h to 65 mph or 105 km/h. Some intercity trains with shorter distances between stations run slower than 40 mph. Even with these low speeds, it can still be faster than commuting by car, bus or taxi.

The speed of express trains can reach up to 100 mph or 160 km/h. Modern high-speed trains can run at speeds exceeding 250 mph or 400 km/h.

These speeds of travel together with relatively short stops between stations can greatly shorten the duration of your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Hanoi to Hue by Train?

The train ticket price from Hanoi to Hue varies depending on the types of trains or carriages available.

Some trains feature different types of carriages, seats and berths offering various amenities and level of comfort.

Basic passenger trains which are often non-air-conditioned and have wooden, hard or old seats are normally cheap. Premium or luxury trains and coaches have a higher ticket price but are equipped with air-conditioning, toilets, and large soft seats with sufficient legroom to make train rides comfortable.

Considering the distance travelled, train is the most affordable means of transport. Also, ticket prices include 2 or 3 bags – sometimes even more – per passenger.

Hanoi to Hue timetable

Trains are great for long-distance travel. Double-check your travel itinerary and use the Hanoi to Hue timetable above with train departure times and arrival times to find the best train for your route.

Best-Rated Companies for this Route

Unlike buses or taxis which have numerous companies offering their services, train service is usually offered by just one major company in each country. As railway service requires a large amount of infrastructure, most railway companies are government-owned and are a part of the national transport system.

One of the best advantages of travelling by train is that railway stations are often conveniently located within or very near major cities and urban areas. Immediately on arrival to their destination, travellers find themselves in close proximity to important facilities like hotels, supermarkets, and hospitals.

If you travel with a lot of bags and luggage, trains are your best option. Luggage weight limits on trains are rather flexible and allow you to carry multiple bags with you.

Special or luxury trains feature sufficient legroom which allows you to stretch your legs and relax. In comfort and space these train seats can be compared to business class airplane seats.

Similar to buses, trains can provide a variety of amenities to make your travel more comfortable and enjoyable. Modern trains have WIFI service, a snack counter and a drinking bar. Onboard toilets can be a life saver for travellers with queasy stomachs.

Lastly, unlike buses and other overland means of transport, trains are very rarely involved in accidents.