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From Hanoi SSB to Hue by bus

18:30
Hanoi SSB
09:00
Hue SSB
14h 30m

From Hanoi Sinh to Hue by bus

17:30
Hanoi Sinh
06:30
Hue Sinh
13h
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18:00
Hanoi Sinh
07:00
Hue Sinh
13h
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From Hanoi to Hue by train

06:00
HNO Hanoi
19:51
HUE Hue
13h 51m
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HNO Hanoi
22:28
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14:30
HNO Hanoi
04:55
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14h 25m
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04:55
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14h 25m
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04:55
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HNO Hanoi
08:30
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13h
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HNO Hanoi
08:30
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13h
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HNO Hanoi
08:37
HUE Hue
13h 7m
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HNO Hanoi
08:37
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13h 7m
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HNO Hanoi
08:37
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13h 7m
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HNO Hanoi
09:31
HUE Hue
13h 21m
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HNO Hanoi
09:31
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13h 21m
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HNO Hanoi
09:31
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13h 21m
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HNO Hanoi
10:04
HUE Hue
13h 54m
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HNO Hanoi
10:04
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13h 54m
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HNO Hanoi
10:04
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13h 54m
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HNO Hanoi
09:26
HUE Hue
13h 16m
20:10
HNO Hanoi
09:26
HUE Hue
13h 16m
20:45
HNO Hanoi
10:13
HUE Hue
13h 28m
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HNO Hanoi
10:13
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13h 28m
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HNO Hanoi
10:13
HUE Hue
13h 28m
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22:20
HNO Hanoi
10:59
HUE Hue
12h 39m
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HNO Hanoi
10:59
HUE Hue
12h 39m
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22:20
HNO Hanoi
11:20
HUE Hue
13h
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22:20
HNO Hanoi
10:59
HUE Hue
12h 39m
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10:59
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12h 39m
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From Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station to Hue by bus

07:00
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
19:30
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
12h 30m
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13:00
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
01:30
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
12h 30m
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20:00
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
08:30
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
12h 30m
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21:30
Hanoi Nuoc Ngam Station
10:00
Phia Nam Hue Bus Station
12h 30m
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From Noibai Airport to Hue by flight

07:00
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
08:10
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 10m
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08:00
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
09:10
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 10m
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HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
09:45
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 15m
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09:55
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
11:05
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 10m
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14:40
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
15:55
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 15m
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19:00
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
20:15
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 15m
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19:30
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
20:40
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 10m
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20:00
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
21:10
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 10m
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From Giap Bat to Hue by train

14:45
GBA Giap Bat, Hanoi
04:55
HUE Hue
14h 10m
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14:45
GBA Giap Bat, Hanoi
04:55
HUE Hue
14h 10m
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14:45
GBA Giap Bat, Hanoi
04:55
HUE Hue
14h 10m
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How to get from Hanoi to Hue

What About

Hue was the imperial capitol of the Nguyen Dynasty in Vietnam from 1802 until the communist revolution in 1945. The city sustained heavy damage during the last war but the imperial citadel, royal tombs and temple complex still attract both foreign and domestic visitors. Hue is situated on the always beautiful Perfume River and the peaceful city is a welcome change from the rush of Hanoi.

Traveling from Hanoi to Hue

Traveling from Hanoi to Hue can be quite an enjoyable trip and you will have many transportations options. The journey from Hanoi to Hue on land takes about 14 hours and can be done by bus or train. Unlike neighboring countries, the bus is usually not faster than train due to poor road conditions. Going from Hanoi to Hue by train will either give you the chance to view the beautiful scenery by day or get a good sleep by night. Hanoi to Hue by airplane is only an hour of flight time but neither airport is located near the cities and delays are to be expected on domestic flights.

From Hanoi to Hue by Train

Taking the train from Hanoi to Hue is very popular amongst our users and deserves special attention as it is serviced by two private railroad companies. These firms operate luxury cars which are attached to the Vietnam Railways trains running from Hanoi to Hue. The fastest trains run at night and make the trip from Hanoi to Hue in around 13 hours. These would be the SE1 and SE3 which depart at 7:30 and 10:00pm respectively and arrive in Hue at 9:00 and 10:30am. VIP Sleeper Cabins with 4 berths in each are available on Livitrans Express and Violette Express Train. These cabins are considerably cleaner and the staff more attentive than Vietnam Railways making them ideal for going from Hanoi to Hue by train. The luxury train operators will provide more comfortable sleeping arrangements and higher quality amenities than you are likely to find elsewhere. Livitrans and Violette Express berths for the route from Hanoi to Hue will cost about $75 for the slower train and $85 for the fastest .

Vietnam Railways also operates two day trains which can give you the chance to take in the scenery along the way but they are not serviced by any private train companies. These services depart at 9:00am and 1:10pm, arriving in Hue at 11pm and 4:00am. A hard seat on Vietnam Railways for getting from Hanoi to Hue will be about $25 but we recommend that you avoid both hard and soft seats for this trip if possible as they can get quite uncomfortable after a few hours. The price for a 1st class sleeper will be around $45 and should make for a much more enjoyable trip from Hanoi to Hue.

From Hanoi to Hue by Bus

To get from Hanoi to Hue by overnight bus is one option the budget traveler can consider. Small bus companies that operate between Hanoi and Hue have questionable service records with regards to cleanliness and safety and so we advise you to travel with a well known operator that has a history of serving foreign travelers. One such company is the Sinh Tourist which operates a sleeper bus from Hanoi to Hue that departs at 7:00pm and arrives at 8:00am. Customers have only sent good feedback for the service from Hanoi to Hue and the price is $13.50.

Getting Around

Hue is a fairly compact city and most attractions (except the royal tombs) will be within walking distance. Cyclos and motorbike taxis are common so ask your hotel about reasonable prices before heading out. To avoid confusion and conflict agree on a price beforehand and write the number (including all zeroes) on a piece of paper.

While not known for having as many scams as Hanoi, Hue has few major taxi companies and thus service can be hit or miss. All taxis should have a working meter but be generally aware of how to get to your destination to avoid being overcharged. Your best option may be having a hotel or restaurant arrange the taxi for you.

Bicycles and motorbikes are widely available for rent and can be a good option for getting around town since traffic is more manageable than in the big cities. Bicycles are rented out for a few dollars a day and motorbikes for under $10. Ask your hotel to arrange the rental.

Where to stay in Hue

Popular accommodations in Hue are clustered within a few blocks of the Perfume River across from the citadel. Their rates tend to be lower than Hanoi or Saigon and the quality comparable. It is usually not necessary to book far in advance but you should consult a calendar to ensure that your time in Hue does not coincide with a holiday as the city is a popular domestic tourism destination.

Activities in Hue

The imperial citadel in Hue attracts domestic and foreign visitors alike despite sustaining heavy damage during the American War. 20 structures remain on the site and you can spend several hours exploring it and the adjacent To Mieu temples. The site is near the Perfume River, across from most accommodations and guides are available should you want a detailed history.

To the south of Hue are the tombs of several emperors from the Nguyen Dynasty, each with a unique style inline with the story of the person buried. There are four prominent sites 8 to 12 kilometers away from the center of Hue and are within biking distance if you have good directions. Each tomb is a short walk from the river and you can hire a boat to take you on a tour for the day. Expect to pay a few dollars to enter the sites but they are well worth it.

The Thien Mu Pagoda is the official symbol of Hue and it’s tiered, octagon shaped tower is an icon recognized across Vietnam. The pagoda is on a hill overlooking the river 4 kilometers south of the citadel and can be reached by both bicycle and boat.

Onward travel from Hue

Several hours south of Hue by bus or train is the city of Danang and the nearby tourist attraction of Hoi An Town, a restored trading post dating back hundreds of years. The journey by train from Hue to Danang is considered especially beautiful and takes only three hours with a cost of $5 on Vietnam Railways. There are three trains daily but only the 10:30am departure will allow you to enjoy the scenery during daylight hours. To travel on to Hoi An you will need to catch a taxi from the train station or book a charter taxi to avoid being overcharged. The transfer takes about one hour and costs $40. The Sinh Tourist offers bus services at 8am and 1pm from Hue to Danang for $5 and continuing on from Danang to Hoi An for under $15.

Passenger reviews out of total 12,040 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

May 25, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★☆☆☆☆
Very noisy coaches; uncomfortable bed. Spent 13 hours on train; at most only slept for 1 hour. Traveling with my partner but were given beds in different cabins in different coaches (5 coaches apart) despite requesting to be together. As it transpires, there was a free bed in one our cabins but we weren't allowed to move. Poor service from 12go.asia. Also train very dirty; toilets a no go zone. Would avoid if possible. Everyone is up from 5am so if you want to sleep past this time, tough luck.
May 25, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Clean and comfortable transportation with great possibilities to see the countryside. The only disadvantage for me was that I didn’t purchase separate bed for me and my baby so we didn’t have enough space. Otherwise I warmly recommend it to anyone traveling Vietnam. Restrooms are very decent and we didn’t see any bugs around like some reviews mentioned. Would do it again for sure!
May 23, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Staff was really loud and a little rude! Other people on the train were also really loud. Don't expect 1st class travel!
May 17, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
The Bus station is so big and there’s not many foreigners. Luckily one guy pointed where I had to go and then I just followed everybody else to the bus. But be there 45 mins-1 hr earlier, because you really don’t wanna miss a bus when almost nobody speaks English! Then in the bus the driver wasn’t that friendly and they didn’t have space under the bus to put the luggage in? So both of the paths between the seats were full of bags and then also people slept in those paths which was kinda weird. But yeah the seat is just the same as in every other sleeper bus.
May 12, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★☆
VIP Sleeper - Hanoi - Hue Wasn't so bad at all clean beds toilets, of course, wasn't great but did the job. Just luck on who's in a cabin with you and next door regarding noise.
May 10, 2019
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Wasn’t great wasn’t terrible. Large cockroach came out of the comforter on one of the beds, but besides that was clean and comfortable.
May 5, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Trip was fine, driving fine, driver shouted at passengers a lot for no real reason then drove straight through the middle of Hue past our drop off point to a spot about a 20 minute walk out of town on an empty street where a load of taxis were waiting. Sure he will have gotten a backhander for that. We just walked back to town but it was still annoying because it was a completely unnecessary walk caused by the driver wanting a bit extra cash.
May 3, 2019
train #SE1 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
It was easy to travel on the sleeper train because it meant we didn't waste a day travelling but it was very expensive for what we got. We chose the second class beds and they were quite hard. There were 2 bunk beds with 3 levels (6 beds) and the space above the beds decreased as you went with very little room between the top beds and the ceiling (couldn't even crawl). For other people's reference, the beds at the bottom are the smaller of the numbers for each cabin. There is free drinking water (cold and hot) available via machines. I would use a sleeper train again for the ease of getting to the location without much stress however I might look around more to try to find better value for money
May 2, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★☆
When I tried to pay online my bank tagged this as a possible fraudulent site, so that was a pain getting that sorted, but once I had my ticket, it was an easy process. Counter to exchange your voucher for a ticket was well displayed once you enter Hanoi Station and there were clear instructions provided prior. I would have liked the opportunity to select my bunk, as I was on the top and apart from it being an acrobatic feat to get up there, your view is very limited. I ended up in the dining car for breakfast and had a good view from there. Bunks were hard, certainly not soft as advertised. But all in all a great experience.
May 1, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Cabin 2x, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Nice way of travelling trough Vietnam.
May 1, 2019
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
The trip was fine, the train was only about 15 mins late. The compartment and cabin was comfy enough although I'd appreciate if it was clearer when booking which one is the top and which one is the bottom bed... I also found the price to be pretty expensive considering what's offered (a flimsy hard mattress, size was just okay but I'm a small person). Didn't detect any announcement but when we were approaching Hue, my destination, an employee came to my cabin and told me to get off there.
Apr 28, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
They get 2 stars and not 1 as the guys who I was in contact in was a pretty reasonable guy. In the 24hour before my trip they changed the time of the bus 3 or 4 times for no real reason. These guys are not a bus company. Rather an agent booking tickets for you and are rather disorganized. The bus ride was pretty OK.
Apr 27, 2019
avia Economy, VietJet Air
★★★★☆
Good flight, but scedule changed short before
Apr 27, 2019
train #SE3 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Very cramped, a/c was on full blast and broken, so couldn’t turn it down. I was top bunk so it was very cold!
Apr 27, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★☆
Very nice train, clean, with helpful staff that tells you when it's your stop. The train arrived at its destinatioon only 15 minutes later than planned, so overall pretty punctual. Check-in procedure was very nice, I didnt even have to wait in line in Hanoi station (but then again I got there well in advance). You get food on the train, but it's only 1 banana and 1 cookie so make sure you take something for yourself as well. Much less noisy and uncomfortable than the 'regular' sleeper trains by Vietnam Railways. I recommend!
Apr 25, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★★★
Arrive in time!
Apr 25, 2019
train #SE19 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Overall was a good journey however lights kept getting turned on and staff were pretty loud even though it was a night train& it was freezing at night. But seats were fairly comfortable as they moved us to a more spacious carriage
Apr 24, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★★
I really recommend it. Very comfortable way of transport. Everything was clean and perfect organised.
Apr 22, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Cabin 2x, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Comfy beds, food was okay, toilets were dirty as usual. Minimal interaction from staff.
Apr 22, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★★
Excellent accommodation bottled water chocolates fruit and wipes were supplied. Remember if you are taller than 6 Foot you may be wedged into the bed bunk. Everything was great
Apr 18, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★☆
nice travel
Apr 17, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★☆
The trip was well organised and easy to exchange vouchers. Clear and accurate information. The only reason I’m giving a 4 is because I was in a top bunk on the train - close to the air con (which is centrally controlled) and I was freezing all night despite wearing several layers. Not 12go Asia’s fault but the train company won’t ask for feedback so have to write it here.
Apr 15, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★★
I had a very nice trip on the train. The cabin was very clean and the attention was great. Very comfortable with AC. We left and arrived perfectly on time. Very good experience!
Apr 8, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★☆☆
Muy dificil el cambio del voucher por los tickets , no hay una oficina para este tramite, poca información El tren es viejo y remodelado, es puntual y bastante limpio, podrían dejar mas elementos de cortesía
Apr 5, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Got there safely however, we stopped to change two tyres on the bus, the driver smoked the whole way, it was hard to sleep as the driver beeped the horn so much for no apparent reason which is common in Vietnam. Also we stopped for a thirty minute rest break and the driver just pulled up and got off the bus, didn’t explain why we were stopped or how long we’d be there for, luckily a local person on the bus told everyone.
Apr 1, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★☆☆
The booking process was efficient. We were shown to our carriage and compartment efficiently. The bunks were hard however and this should not be called a soft sleeper! We suspect ours was not a Violets coach. but a Vietnam Railways coach. However it got us to our destination in Hue a a reasonable cost.
Mar 27, 2019
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Nice and safe trip. Soft beds clean.
Mar 25, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The bus was on time and I arrived at Hue on time, but I didn’t got the bed I had chosen, it was freezing and overall not very clean. However the bus driver was nice and tried to give me ad much information as he could even though I didn’t speak Vietnamese. A weird experience that I will not do again...
Mar 24, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★☆☆
Changing vouchers for tickets and boarding the train was well organised. The train itself was way below the standard we were advised of and the standard shown on the Internet. We booked January 8 for our March 22 2019 train trip and we were told we could not book the Livitrans train but 12go would book our sleeper on Violette train as it was the same as Livitrans trains. We did enjoy the experience, must try it once. Be aware of the guy offering wine in the evening and coffee in the mornings as you assume it is part of the service and after you accept he will advise you of the payment. He also offered us our own cabin for an extra payment but we did not accept the offer. To summaries the trip, we enjoyed the experience but felt let down by what we were given. Carriage 12A was well below the standard of the carriages before us ( eg carriages 9 to 12). The costs we payed should relate to the standard of the carriage and in this case it did not.
Mar 23, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Clean and comfortable bus trip
Mar 23, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★★
great fun, fast friendly reliable service. comfy and clean and complimentary drinks and snacks on arrival waiting for you in your cabin.
Mar 22, 2019
train #SE3 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Very nice overnight ride overall. We were on a newer car in a very nice 2nd class cabin that was at least as comfortable as the 1st class cabin I've ridden in (same mattress, sheets and comforter), though a bit cramped with six people and bunks. The sheets looked fresh. Bottled water was available. AC worked great. The staff was attentive and helpful, if a bit brusk. Car manger even made sure we knew it was our stop to exit. The only downside was that the rest rooms were not especially clean or desirable.
Mar 18, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★☆
They put us on different train (Violette) than we originally booked (and they didn't give us back the difference of 2€). Train was on time. We found everything without problems. Coupe was clean and small but we expected that. Toilets were dirty.
Mar 18, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Rude staff. Made to get off because they were over 3 people and told another bus coming. We got off, no other bus, waited 10 mins then next thing we know we’re shoved in a taxi up the road to get back on the same bus with no explanation. Not sure what happened to other couple who had to get off with us. They told us they’d paid the driver but he asked for money when we arrived. Journey was fine enough after that but won’t book through Grouptour again. Oh and to get to the bus at the start we were crammed into a small minivan 6 or 7 people over the limit .. but dangerous but that’s probably minor here
Mar 16, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
A bit hard to sleep with the driver constantly honking the horn.
Mar 15, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Smooth trip! Would definitely recommend as an easy way to get around Vietnam. E-ticket PDF was all that was needed, no need to exchange anything or print anything off, they just scanned my phone at the Hanoi train station. 4-bed cabin was newer and looked very clean, definitely NO cockroaches or bugs of any kind. USB plugs and night lights at each bed. Bedding was clean, although I can't speak for how they'll look further along the journey. There is a loud speaker in each room, but you can turn it off as well as the one in the hallway outside your room. Lower beds are a bit bigger, and worth grabbing as you can then use the table in the room. People come around selling drinks/snacks, and you can get a coffee in the morning as well which was nice. When booking, keep in mind that odds and evens are sperate sides of the room (so we had 25 & 27, which were the lower and upper beds on one side of the room). In the future I'd book both of us on the lower bunks though. All in all, good price for the trip and it was a nice way to get around. Would recommend!
Mar 13, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
There was no water for basins in 12A. And the soft beds were pretty hard. The quilt was stinking
Mar 13, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★☆☆
Good: train was clean and left on time Not so good: bed was uncomfortable, not enough hot food coming round, air con cold and noisy
Mar 11, 2019
train #SE9 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Getting on the train at Giap Bat was very difficult because the distance from the ground up was over 1 metre! We didn't need to climb more, because - luckily - our beds (numbers 17 and 18) were the low-level beds. Unfortunately, they were also very very hard (even though the description said 'soft'). The sheets and pillow cases are folded up between passengers, so you may be sleeping on someone else's bed. The toilet was clean and 'sitting on', next to the smokers area - so book a compartment in the middle of the carriage if you want to avoid sleeping with smokers next to you. Food is available to buy, 1 small bottle of water / passenger available for free. The train attendant wakes you up about 10 minutes before your stop, which is a great service. Wifi is sketchy.
Mar 8, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Cabin 2x, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Nice and clean cabine, bed was very good, toilet was not always clean.
Mar 7, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Not necessarily the railway lines fault but at 6 ft 5 I couldn't fit in the bed which led to very little sleep and an uncomfortable journey. Nonetheless I was happy to experience a Vietnamese train journey.
Mar 3, 2019
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Very loudy, hot and could it depend on the aircondition. We didnt sleep that much that night.
Feb 27, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★☆☆
The boarding process was fine. The toilets were blocked and disgusting. The beds were uncomfortable because the mattresses were too thin and, in consequence, we could feel every bump on the train track. Drunken Germans in another couchette made a lot of noise until late at night. Definitely not a first class experience
Feb 27, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★☆☆☆
Conductors smoked all night next door to our room and smoke came in through air vent. We had booked non smoking. We were not assigned to the berths that we had booked.
Feb 24, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★☆
Train departed and arrived on time. Service at Hanoi station was good. Berth was comfortable. But not very clean, there was a mouse running around.
Feb 23, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
4 bed soft sleeper, very comfortable, a bit tight for luggage, 2 suitcases 2 large rucksacks, but completely doable. Toilets not as bad as you expect! Take loo roll with you! Very comfortable.
Feb 21, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★☆
Great journey
Feb 19, 2019
train #SE7 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Ok cheap enough ways travel the distance but seats quite small and jammed together,foot plates broken so hard to get in and out.
Feb 17, 2019
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Very efficient service with professional staff. Good way of seeing some more of the country, rather than flying. Only 4stars because rail TV too loud for 13 hours.
Feb 14, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Beds were hard not soft. Also the men WGO worked on the train were speaking very loud, even in the night .
Feb 13, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★☆☆☆
Even though the bus is already overbooked, they still accepted many people come into the bus and let them sleep on corridors, and the bus driver push the car corn for many many times, too noisy for sleeping, and the air in the car is not very good.
Feb 12, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★☆☆
Got us from Hanoi to Hue. 12go Asia booking/instructions were great. As for Violette "superior service" not sure what that was as never saw a sole.....maybe the small bottle of water?...
Feb 6, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★☆☆
What I expected,the train was ok very rough sheets, annoyingannouncements quite late at night. But the biggest and most avoidable problem is the voucher instructions very stressful people boarding train and you cant exchange ticket.a agent arrives kiar before but we did not know that was going to happen.
Feb 4, 2019
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Ride was very comfortable, I met lots of interesting people, read some good books, and had a good nights rest.
Feb 1, 2019
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
We travelled from Hanoi to Hue in train SE19 on carriage 10 (suppositely 1st class sleepers). Almost all 1st class carriages were new but not 10. It didn't even seem a 1st class carriage. The toilets are also in need of improvement. And by morning they were disguting. Matresses are terrible and fitting 4 people with bags inside one cabine is not an easy task. The train was so full that there were even people in the middle of the corridors sitting in benches or sleeping on the floor. We would not recommend this trip to friends.
Jan 28, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Go for the middle of the carriage, as ends are a rough ride, but book early to get the middle. Cabin was clean and bright - new or refurbished carriage on SE1. Regular food trolleys of various kinds. A great way to feel Vietnam.
Jan 27, 2019
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Ok, the toilets should be bigger and cleaner
Jan 25, 2019
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
All went well with the booking and arrival of e-ticket. Train was clean and left and arrived on schedule.
Jan 21, 2019
bus Semi Sleeper, Grouptour
★★★★☆
The bus set off an hour late and no one really told us what was going on. However I slept well and had a comfortable journey and still managed to arrive an hour earlier than expected.
Jan 20, 2019
avia Economy, VietJet Air
★★★★☆
Plane departure was very late but everything else was good
Jan 18, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
A fun thing to do with the family!
Jan 18, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Decent bus ride with solid beds. The bus was a bit dirty though and especially the toilet. Worth the cheap money.
Jan 16, 2019
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
For the price of the ticket it’s worth the experience. Don’t expect luxury. Bed is hard but I managed to sleep thanks to ear plugs. Cabin is small and the train is old fashioned but again you get what you pay for so it’s basic. There were three of us and we had fun. The toilets aren’t great that’s true so take your own paper and soap. It’s not the Orient Express but if you take snacks, water, toilet paper and ear plugs then you’ll be fine. Just go with it!
Jan 15, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★☆☆
Despite being told I needed to change my document from 12goasia to tickets with a barcode I didn't. I only needed to turn up at the Violette counter 1 hour before departure. The boarding process was good. The cabin was merely functional despite all the claims it was more luxurious than the standard 4 berth cabins. The toilets were fairly horrendous. Lots of coffee/tea/snacks vendors. My advice save your money and buy a standard 4 berth ticket and buy it from the station ticket office and save $+++
Jan 13, 2019
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
Dirty, cramped, crazy bus ride! Didn’t get the seats we had booked but to be honest we had the top ones at the back and this was better I guess than on the floor! Interesting experience overall...we did sleep most of the way though so that’s good! I wouldn’t necessarily reccomend the company but also it was cheap and we got where we needed to only 3 hours later than scheduled. The drivers did seem angry but also we don’t speak Vietnamese so if we did maybe we would have understood there occasional shouting! We survived! It could’ve been worse...but not much!
Jan 13, 2019
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
No air conditioning in our car and we were all hot. The toilets were disgusting. I almost threw up using it.
Jan 13, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★★
Great train ride. The complaints by some people are unwarranted. If you like trains then this is a great way to get to Hue from Hanoi. John M, Australia
Jan 11, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
It was excellent and exciting experience for me and my friends
Jan 6, 2019
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Beware of the scammers at the Hanoi train station. They will offer to take you to your train but they do not work there!! Do not go with them. Cabin was okay. Linen was not clean and the bed was hard as rock and was too short for me and I’m only 163cm. Didn’t use the toilet but was advised to take our own toilet paper ;) Worth the experience but would probably not do it again.
Jan 6, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
It was good thanks, beds were somewhat uncomfortable
Jan 6, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Booked a first class sleeper to get a little more comfort for a change than the 2nd class. They were basically the exact same
Jan 5, 2019
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★☆☆☆
Everything was quite cheap and check was not well arranged. Arrival time was perfect.
Jan 5, 2019
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Toilets weren't very clean but otherwise was exactly what was promised
Jan 5, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Hard bed! Very Noise! Not so good like in Thailand.
Jan 5, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★☆☆
It was ok, we had a toilet smell occasionally, the bed was fine and the train arrived on time.
Jan 4, 2019
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Comfy beds and nice room but could've done without the cockroaches. The toilet was disgusting.
Jan 2, 2019
train #SE3 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Comfortable chairs we where given blankets for the night and breakfast in the morning, tray tables where broken
Jan 1, 2019
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★☆
Overall it was good yet at some point toilet was shut down and out of operation for the rest of the journey
Jan 1, 2019
train #SE5 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Got what we paid for. Did not find experience half as bad as I read other people's were, even looked like they cleaned toilets during trip. Conductor made sure people climbed off at correct stations. Our family of 4 travelled,1st class, using day train SE 5 from Hanoi to Hue.
Dec 31, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★☆
The night train experience is amazing. We travelled on Christmas Eve and the train staff up on a Christmas Party complete with visiting Santa, and we socialised with a lot of fellow travellers, sharing stories and drinks. The compartments are clean and tidy with everything you need for the night. Don’t expect a brilliant nights sleep however as the tracks are really bumpy and the carriages do clatter as the train goes along. But I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone travelling through Vietnam. The views after sunrise on the way to Hue are amazing!
Dec 26, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★☆☆
Overall the experience was OK, but now - when we can compare to a lower class trains - it can be counted as a good one actually. Minuses: - the train shakes really hard, it’s hard to walk and not so easy to sleep - not very clean (1 cockroach seen, old stains on the sheets, the toilet was not super clean) - super noisy staff (especially in the morning)
Dec 23, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★☆☆
Saw very little of train staff, but they were pleasant, dropped off linens. Car was fine. Seemed clean, rather noisy. Food was bad. Toilets were marginal, clearly needed more upkeep.
Dec 23, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
The Office in Hanoi is very small and there is not place to waite På dansk: kontoret i Hanoi er meget lille, der er ikke plads til at vente eller til bagage, pga alle de pakker der skal med bussen. Bussen var ok, men jeg kan ikke forstå, hvorfor vi skal stoppe, fordi chaufføren skal handle privat!!!!
Dec 21, 2018
train #SE19 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
yeah It was a good bumpy ride. I was able to sleep. didnt see all the bugs people talked about, and washrooms are no more dirty than a train or Mall In north America
Dec 20, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★☆☆
Booking and picking up tickets was easy. Finding cabin is was chaotic. Toilet facilities very poor. Train was on time and cabin was adequate.
Dec 19, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
We booked lower berth bunks about a month in advance. Although the beds are rather firm we slept for most of the journey. The bedding was clean. The toilet was ok too. Train staff were friendly and helpful.
Dec 19, 2018
avia Economy, VietJet Air
★★★★★
Great service ???? flight left on time , check in service was easy and hassle free, no problems with luggage. An amazing experience!
Dec 17, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
We traveled in a four bunk soft sleeper cabin. The night was good. Doors can be locked and we brought additional locks to secure our bags. The staff specifically told us to store our valuables under the pillows, so be aware! I strongly recommend to use the toilet in the early morning since it was clogged later. Have a safe trip!
Dec 17, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Bus was more comfortable than we were expecting. The only minus was that the bus driver spoke no English.
Dec 16, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Train ran on time. Bunks & linen were clean as was the toilet. Bunks alittle on the small size & hard, so not particularly comfortable. Overall a good journey
Dec 16, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★★
Very clean. Also the toilet was clean. Very good value. No wake up in the morning. We had a good sleep. The beds a little bit hard. We can really recommend this company. The staff could be more flexible. We had the cabin for our selves , but we could not change to lower beth for both of us when we asked the staff.
Dec 15, 2018
avia Economy, VietJet Air
★★★★★
Excelent.
Dec 13, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Abbiamo preso due biglietti di prima classe con letti comodi ed invece erano durissimi, il materasso era molto sottile, la cuccetta non era riscaldata (la temperatura esterna era di circa 10 gradi con pioggia) e non c’era nemmeno una vera coperta (solo il copripiumone). Abbiamo dormito vestiti e con giubbotto addosso. Inoltre anche a noi il capotreno ha chiesto 200k per rimanere da soli nella cuccetta da 4 posti col vagone quasi vuoto. I bagni erano sporchi (ma in linea con lo standard).
Dec 13, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★☆
The cabin is clean and comfortable, although it’s a bit small. Suitable for lean people below 178cm. The toilet at the end of the coach has a lock but it’s spoilt. Passengers who smoke could only do so along the corridor. However, the train crew maintain that the could only do so at the end of the corridor.
Dec 13, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★☆☆☆
The train wasnt so good. When I booked I choose the lower berth only to find the receptionist says the agency didnt tell them. When we arrived at our berth there were tons of laundry under our bed so no space to put our luggage. The pillow was damp and the bed was solid as rock and not to mention the snack only very tiny wafer and little water bottle. The bathroom was filthy. .my experience with this train was disappointing conaidering it was expensive train.
Dec 12, 2018
avia Economy, VietJet Air
★★★★☆
Flight was delayed by 45 minutes but otherwise good. Make sure to allow at least 30 minutes for check in and security as the queue was very long.
Dec 9, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The bus arrived at the destination 2 hours late :(
Dec 9, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
It’s not the most comfortable ride, but do it for the experience.
Dec 7, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Comfortable compartment with power ports and complimentary breakfast. Unfortunately toilet was dirty.
Dec 6, 2018
train #SE3 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Train left on time and arrived in one piece. Clean enough. Quite hard seats but I put my sleeping bag down. There was some covers provided too. Toilets are the squat kind. You can thank me later.

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