Trains from Hanoi to Hue

Trains from Hanoi to Hue

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Hanoi to Hue Train Schedule

Hanoi to Hue Train Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
VietJet Air Economy #VJ56505:55 - 07:10VND 926k
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 06:10 - 20:11VND 1,179k
Vietnam Railways Class II Sleeper AC 08:50 - 22:23VND 1,424k
Bamboo Airways Economy #QH120110:45 - 12:00$ 107.50
Vietnam Railways Class II Sleeper AC 12:25 - 02:41VND 1,206k
Vietnam Railways VIP Sleeper 15:30 - 05:51VND 1,347k
Bamboo Airways Economy #QH120117:35 - 18:50VND 1,236k
Violette Express Train VIP Sleeper 4x 19:25 - 08:25VND 1,880k
Vietnam Railways Class II Sleeper AC 20:00 - 09:33VND 1,424k
NewLivitrans Express VIP Sleeper 4x 22:15 - 11:01VND 1,810k

Transportation from Hanoi to Hue

Hanoi to Hue Destination Reviews

Both the lower and upper berth were long enough for us (at least 185 cm). The air conditioner was weak, so it wasn't very cold. The sheet doesn't cover the entire bed, so either bring your own sheet or wear pyjamas.
Train #SE3 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), May 23, 2023
The berth are really really hard, almost impossible for me to sleep. The train is shaking so much you have the impression to be on Harry Potter's magic bus. But the train was very clean, personnel very polite and we were on perfect time !
Train #SE19 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), May 17, 2023
The cleanliness of the train could be a bit better. The crevices in the ceiling were full of small cockroaches that kept running around the compartment. I know they are a part of life in tropical countries, but I think the amount was too much. Train operator should clean better and put up traps. Also the air con cannot be controlled well and blows directly at one of the two top bunks. So whoever gets to sleep there is kind of screwed. Should be directed more at the center.
Train #SE19 Deluxe, Lotus Train, Apr 6, 2023
Comfortable bunk restful journey coffee could be cheaper
Train #SE19 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Mar 6, 2023
If you ignore the rough tracks the train is driving on, it’s perfect. But thats everywhere the same. With a sleeping pill the time flies. Everything was good, other companies have nicer wagons, but it was clean and we got small bags with bananas and water. So all in all it’s good to travel with.
Train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, NewLivitrans Express (SONG HONG RAILWAY TOURIST SERVICES COMPANY LIMITED), Dec 28, 2022
Toilet is dirty but it’s okay
Train #SE1 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 15, 2022
Great travel. Could be a little bit cleaner but still magical
Train #SE3 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Dec 5, 2022
Not a luxury experience, the AC was broken so VERY hot night, unable to sleep, the walls are dirty, the window was leaking so one of the beds was soaked in the first hour of the trip!
Train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Nov 28, 2022
train is extremely loud and shaky, didnt sleep at all air clima was hot at night und freeezing cold in the morning
Train #SE1 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), Nov 16, 2022
Checked in at Mango Hotel and waited in the hotel. Taken straight through to the train and shown to our cabin. 4 birth cabins, mixed sex. Beds quite comfortable. USB charging point by head of bead. Easy to sleep - very quiet. Croissant, banana and milk in cabin for breakfast and tea and coffee sachets. Communal hot water in the Isle. Staff very helpful. Only downside is the toilets.
Train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Laman Express, Oct 27, 2022
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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 441 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 12h 45m. 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.