Hanoi to Hue by train, bus, flight

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From Hanoi Sinh to Hue by bus

17:30
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06:30
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13h
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From Hanoi to Hue by train

06:00
HNO Hanoi
19:55
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13h 55m
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From Noibai Airport to Hue by flight

18:00
HAN Noibai Airport, Hanoi
19:10
HUI Phu Bai Airport, Hue
1h 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 5,243 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.

Apr 20, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★☆
Talking about the volume of the train is unecessary as this is not the domain of the Livitrains. It was clean,comfortable (I recomend upper bed!). Everything was ok,exept of the changing of the ticket. It is not as we thought. We were there waiting at the train station,as at the reception they constantly said we have to wait...at one moment an agent or some worker just stepped to my boyfiend and pushed some bill-like tickets to his hands and left. We didn't understand this,as the number of passport was not ours stated on the ticket. After a while the same people at the reception showed us that this are the tickets,the passport number is irrelevant. Otherweise the couch itself was fine.
Apr 16, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Plus - comfy beds, we had new bus, got a blanket. Negative - no toilet and toilet stops not communicated. Driver stops overnight to collect goods etc but no official toilet stop apart from once in 13 hours.
Apr 15, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★☆☆
Staff were very loud during the trip and the mattress was super hard as one we have in prison cells. People coming in at 6am and knocking on doors offering coffee at 6am. Train doesn't stop until 11am so why disturb people? Aside from that it was clean and bearable
Apr 15, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★☆
The room was cozy and comfy. We really enjoyed it. The bathrooms were disgusting, but not as bad as I expected. I would take this trip again, and recommend it to others. Just wear shoes in the toilet and wipe the seat first!
Apr 14, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★☆☆☆
Two simple words: Bed Bugs!
Apr 13, 2018
train #SE3 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Stayed in the 6 sleeper cabin, we were lucky to have no one else with us! 100% choose the bottom bunk; overall not as bad as we had first thought however toilets are terrible and everyone smokes everywhere!
Apr 10, 2018
avia Economy, VietJet Air
★★★★★
Easy and smooth.
Apr 9, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★★
Clean and comfortable with some free drinks and snacks included. Couldn't really ask for more on a sleeper train.
Apr 8, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★☆
Sleep is difficult
Apr 7, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★☆
Clean and comfortable. A pleasant journey considering it was 14 hours. Cabins were clean. A bit cold with the AC so bring layers. Staff are extremely loud late into the night. Toilets could be better maintained given the money for a ticket
Apr 6, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★★
The Livitrans car was fine for our group of four. Exchanging vouchers for tickets and boarding was as described in voucher package from 12goasia. Cabin was clean.
Apr 5, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★☆☆
Cabins couldn’t fault. Noted the staff only refolded duvet and not washed. Toilet overflowing with urine and not flushing properly. One particular male staff member made myself and partner feel uncomfortable before the train took off. Again, cabins were faultless, very happy with this. Drinks on arrival and working charging ports, comfortable beds.
Mar 29, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
It would have been useful to have a usb charging outlet like I have seen in other sleeper buses.
Mar 22, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★★
Service was perfect - very easy picking up tickets at station and staff very helpful! Thank you
Mar 18, 2018
train #SE1 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
We are a grupo of six people and the only way to stay together was in a second class cabin. The cabin was still ok but the toillets are durty mainly for women
Mar 11, 2018
train #SE9 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Pretty much as expected, hard bed, a bit cramped as I'm over 6ft but the people I shared with were very friendly and helped pass the time. Managed to get some sleep once they switched out the lights. Had a meal which was cheap and not too bad. beef skewer and tofu with rice - better than instant noodle. the staff were also very friendly and helpful.
Mar 9, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★☆
I had typed two paragraphs when the web form reset itself and I can't be bothered to type it all again. I give 4* not 5* because of the confusion over Livitrans tickets at Hanoi station. I had received a voucher by email. I thought I would sort it out in advance so went to Hanoi station the day before, only to discover there is no Livitrans office. I was told to come back an hour before the train journey. It does say this on the voucher but is not very clear at all. I thought it meant you shouldn't turn up five minutes before the train left. The voucher said go to Coach 12. It turned out this was a Violette coach and the attendant did not know about me. There was great confusion as people were boarding and cleaners were still making up the compartments. In the end the attendant went to coach 11 and found someone from Livitrans who got me into the right compartment in that coach. She had a list of people on her clipboard so I presume there was some organisation behind the chaos. The journey itself was fine. Arrived 30 minutes late which is nothing for an overnight trip. A tip for when you arrive in Hue. If getting a taxi to your hotel make sure it is on the meter, or agree a fare in advance. I was charged 150,000 VND for the ride to my hotel. On returning to the station a few days later it was 23,0000 on the meter. Be warned!
12Go response:

Thank you for the review and very sorry about the confusion with the boarding process! We’ve been told that due to maintenance the numbering of the coaches was mixed up but it should be back to normal now.

For anyone reading this review:

PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE STATION THE DAY BEFORE TO EXCHANGE THE VOUCHER, THEY WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AND PROBABLY CAUSE A LOT OF CONFUSION.

Mar 7, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Great journey, I slept like a baby! The toilet is awful, but to be expected on a train- don't forget toilet paper!
Mar 5, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Thanks for the fine service!
Feb 28, 2018
train #SE3 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
SE3 was a newer train. The 2nd class sleeper beds are quite hard but they tell you that when booking so it's no surprise. They don't seem to change the bed clothes on the journey as we got off at hue from Hanoi but maybe they were fresh from the start of the journey. We probably will go first class for the next trip. They give you food for breakfast which was ok, bring your own if you have a weak stomach. Great way to travel overnight and wake up at your destination. All in all would recommend if first class is sold out
Feb 24, 2018
train #SE3 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
10 people in one cabin
Feb 14, 2018
train #SE1 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Bought the ticket online and just showed up at the station. great service!
Feb 12, 2018
train #SE3 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Simple way of getting to Hue and easy to book. The 2nd class sleeper was okay and for one night you will survive with a night in a bumpy train and a hard mattress. No delay and good to travel during the night.
Feb 10, 2018
train #SE1 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Second class is extremely cramped with no room for luggage. It was awfully cold at night with one blanket not enough. Bathroom was okay actually. No outlets on the second or top bunks.
Feb 9, 2018
train #SE9 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
There was a hiccup from Vietnam railways which delayed confirmation of sleeper carriage. But the communication with 12go was great and they helped us get the sleeper. I would recommend using them for travel arrangements and will use them next time. The sleeper was clean and the bedding was fine. be aware though that you may enchanter cock roaches ( we saw 2 but they didn't bother us. The country side was fascinating and we all slept well enough.
Feb 8, 2018
train #SE3 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
It was clean but the blanket was not very warm. And also, we missed WiFi connection on board.
Feb 7, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
It was good.
Feb 7, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★☆☆☆
No internet connection for the whole trip, carriage not very clean but friendly staff.
Feb 6, 2018
train #SE5 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Great trip. Nothing to moan about. Tip Take bog roll.
Feb 6, 2018
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Excellent!
Feb 6, 2018
train #SE3 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
On time. Easy ticketing and boarding. Free meal, and the Train arrived on time.
Feb 6, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Perfectly new and clean soft sleeper couchettes, only problem was a local guy in ours, who was on the phone loud for 2 hours, and had to be yelled at at 1 am to make him hang up the phone
Feb 5, 2018
train #SE3 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
A cockroach crawled past us but besides that it was lovely. Hard mattresses ofcourse but good 8 hours of sleep. It was better than expected.
Feb 5, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★☆☆
I don't know if this is just a problem with 12GoAsia's ticketing (I've found it much easier booking Vietnam train tickets online elsewhere, and got actual usable boarding passes sent to me; but these were all for daytime trips only, not a sleeping car), or if this is how the Vietnamese railway service deals with the sleeper trains. As other travellers have complained, you only get a 'voucher' e-mailed to you, not the actual ticket. The 'voucher' is 5 or 6 pages long, very complicated, very confusing, in tiny print. It seems you only need to print off the first page of this to exchange for a real ticket - but staff at the station seem confused by these printouts, don't know exactly what to do with it. One member of the ticketing staff that I asked at Hanoi Station a few days before travelling - who had quite good English - told me that I could use the voucher as a ticket, and didn't need to do anything else. This was incorrect. It seems that actual berths are only allocated shortly before boarding - and this leads to somewhat chaotic scenes. There seems to be only one young girl (very nice, speaks good English) going around the Waiting Room distributing tickets according to some hastily printed master list, and she's a bit overwhelmed. Perhaps, as a solo traveller, I was particularly vulnerable. It's nice that they make the effort to keep groups together in one room, even if they've bought tickets at the last minute, but... this meant I got moved twice, in the last few minutes before the train left, ending up in a completely different berth to the one stated on the ticket I'd been given. I found the berths perfectly comfortable; firm mattresses are good for me. Perhaps they were unprepared for the severity of the cold this winter a month or two back, but now they are providing decent duvets, and turning the A/C to 'warm' rather than 'cold'. (One of my companions found a cockroach in the upper berth luggage area; not sure why this seems to be such a common problem on this train!!) A more serious problem is the train's noisiness, and the extreme unevenness of the ride. You will be shaken awake every few minutes. The complimentary drinks kept getting thrown off the table on to the floor. And there were a couple of jolts so violent that I really thought we might have derailed for a moment; the condition of the tracks is obviously pretty terrible. I found the staff all very pleasant and helpful; most seemed to speak at least a few words of English. Complimentary drinks have been increased from just a small bottle of water to some Coke and beer (but only 2 of each, for a room of 4 people, so you have to negotiate sharing!). A lady comes around offering rather dubious looking coffee (but not tea) early in the morning; apart from that, there was no sign of any food or drink being available on the train (the overnight SE1 out of Hanoi). Punctuality wasn't great either; we were 45 minutes later than advertised getting into Hue. It's quite a fun experience, but... you will arrive exhausted. And it's very expensive, compared to almost anywhere else in Asia. It was noticeable that almost all the passengers on the sleeper - even just before the big Tet holiday - were foreign tourists. Certainly not a money-saving option for the budget traveller: works out far more expensive than a daytime train and a night in a hotel.
12Go response:

Thanks a lot for the feedback! We send actual, usable boarding passes for all Vietnam Railways tickets but the system is different for the private trains such as Violette Express. Unfortunately the voucher exchange process is far from optimal for the private trains in Vietnam and is the same no matter which agency one buys the tickets from. It is more or less supposed to work as you describe despite many requests from 12Go and other agencies to improve it.

Our sincere apologies for the hassle and best of luck on the remainder of your travels!

Feb 5, 2018
train #SE5 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Pretty basic even though first class. Train is slow but it gets you there on time in the end.
Feb 4, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
I booked the trip back in december and paid for it right away. I got a confirmation for the booking and then nothing. After 3 weeks without news about out tickets I contacted 12goasia. They told me that they coul not get me the tickets after all and I had to accept another train and an earlier departure that did not suit our plans.
12Go response:

When you booked these tickets there was an error with the Vietnam Railways bookings system which caused berths to be shown as available when in fact they were not. Our staff checked on the availability for this route daily but it never open for sale from Hanoi to Hue on this date as it had already been sold out for longer routes. The booking issue with the Raliways system has been fixed and this situation can not occur in the future.

Jan 29, 2018
train #SE1 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
(2nd class sleeper) Beds really are rock hard and there were a lot of bugs crawling about. However train staff were helpful, the view out the window is amazing and its cheapish.
Jan 29, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Tickets easy to get. Train fairly comfy though plug didn't work and air-conditioning was very cold when it was turned on. Otherwise all good and able to get a decent sleep with just enough space for our bags.
Jan 28, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Most of the train was clean and it was on time. The toilets are harder to appreciate so be prepared for that.
Jan 27, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★★
Was very wel organized
Jan 24, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
I’m not a good sleeper when traveling, but I chose 1st class and manage to get some sleep. Train left and arrived on time.
Jan 24, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Cabin and berths was very clean and modern. Toilet on our carriage was also kept clean the entire trip. The top berths are directly under the air con which you cannot turn off so it can get very cold during the trip.
Jan 23, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Friendly english speaking staff, good sized cabin and clean toilet! Train definitely rocked you to sleep (?!) and the top bunk mattresses are softer than the bottom - info for when you book your bunk! :)
Jan 22, 2018
train #SE9 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Very easy and convenient to book tickets. Receipt of payment arrived immediately, and tickets were sent to my email within 24hr. Just had to print out the ticket to bring to the train station, and got on without a hitch. Only issue was at the train station where there was someone who pretended to help us get to the cabin, but then charged us a fee for it and we had to stand him down until he backed off. Nonetheless, book through 12go Asia, don’t need to worry!
Jan 22, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★☆
Toilet is horible. Rest of it is nice ????
Jan 21, 2018
train #SE3 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Beds were a bit hard and If you are tall you will not be able to stretch full length, but the train ride was comfortable and we managed to sleep 9 of the 12 hours. Own pillow sheet and cloth bag are advisable!
Jan 18, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★☆
Very modern train and comfortable to sleep on the bathrooms though are dirty
Jan 18, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Nothing special, you should expect "soft" beds to be fairly hard in Asia. Cabin was relatively clean.
Jan 15, 2018
train #SE19 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Everything went to perfection.
Jan 10, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★☆☆
The luxury sleeper train did not really meet the expectations. For £60 from Hanoi to Hue I was hoping for a bit of service. There was a small bottle of water and a biscuit for each passanger. Each bed had a pillow and thin duvet cover, but not the actual duvet. It was about 10C when we left Hanoi and the air-conditioning was on very strong! This is winter in Vietnam and they still put AC on? Also disappointed there was no actual duvet. Luckily I had my sleeping bag so was covered from the cold. The food provided on the train was a rice soup with chive and some dried meat - I ate it as I was hungry (you have to pay for it, it's not free of charge). Other than that there was a grilled sweetcorn available and some drinks. Do bring plenty of food for the long journey! While I was sleeping I had couple of cock roaches drop on my face from the ceiling... Didn't have a sound sleep after that. Also found couple of bugs in my luggage..oh well. The bed is super hard, no duvet, ac strongly on, food miserable, I know it is Vietnam I am travelling so I don't want to complain. Just giving honest review (it's not worth the £60).
Jan 5, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Very comfortable trip
Dec 30, 2017
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Great flexible response when our plans changed.
Dec 28, 2017
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★☆
Good but beds were really hard
Dec 28, 2017
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Four berth sleeper was clean and comfortable. Train left on time and taxis were efficiently organised upon our arrival in Hue. Unfortunately, there were some really drunk and noisy backpackers in our carriage, so we didn't sleep very well.
Dec 26, 2017
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
No room for feet. Near impossible to sleep for more than 30 minutes at a time
Dec 20, 2017
train #SE7 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
12Go Asia service is great. Train from Hanoi to Hue was nice, we took daily hard berth coach, it was clean, non english speaking stuff was wery attentive and took care of us...very pleasant journey.
Dec 20, 2017
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Bunks/sheets were clean, but quite a few bugs randomly crawling out.
Dec 20, 2017
train #SE9 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
I wouldn’t call it a VIP sleeper. The bed was hard, my light was broken, and you could only use the outlet to charge your phone if you turned the light out (socket too close to light switch and plug didn’t fit well). But it was pretty clean and there were free water bottles and plenty of food for sale. I think it would be an ok way to travel during the day when you can enjoy the view and not need to sleep, but the train is too loud to sleep in. In addition, our door kept slamming and making more noise. This wasn’t the train company’s fault, but a really loud woman came into our car around 11 pm; when I woke up after hearing weird noises I noticed that a man was in the bunk with her. A 4 person car should mean 4 people, not 5, and it also weirded me out that someone else had entered the car while I was sleeping.
Dec 11, 2017
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Trains were clean and comfy. Being our compartment was at the end of the train it shook back and forth a lot and made it hard to sleep.
Dec 9, 2017
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★☆
‘‘Twas a very nice experience, all good! Even holiday decorations lol
Dec 8, 2017
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★☆
We took the train from Hanoi to Hue. Don't worry about exchanging voucher for tickets, just go to your platform and carriage once the platform is open(45minutes before departure in our case) for passengers(train number and coach number is on the voucher). Livitrans person was there at the carriage to direct us to our sleeper cabin. No problem with the journey, it's not a Shinkansen as this is Vietnam. Rocked and rolled, had a good sleep and arrived in Hue on time.
Dec 6, 2017
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
The soft berths are nice and we could smoke on the train
Dec 4, 2017
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
The train left on time however the cabin smelt damp, beds were very hard and uncomfortable. The train ride was very bumpy/rough leaving us with aches and headache in the morning.
Dec 2, 2017
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★★
Very comfortable and clean sleeper bunks. We were told not to expect much in terms of refreshment, but our cabin came with water, soft drinks, fruit and instant noodles. There was also a power point to charge our gadgets. Toilets were decent and water bidet was available too. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to sleep, but I slept like a baby for most of the trip it actually didn't feel like such a long one. The experience was worth the pricier ticket!
Nov 30, 2017
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
It was ok but A/c was on all night and you only had a thin blanket was really cold
Nov 26, 2017
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Mostly very good. Stops for bathroom were often enough, bus was good and comfortable, but Wi-Fi did not work for much of the trip, was the only problem.
Nov 17, 2017
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★☆☆
Toilets could have been cleaner
Nov 14, 2017
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
All Ok clean and safe. Easy to fine the train at the station in Hanoi.
Nov 14, 2017
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
A good cheap way to get around. You are provided with blankets and bags to put your shoes in. The space is quite comfortable and decent albeit snug. The only issue I had was that my blanket smelt quite bad and that isn't so much the fault of the company for not cleaning them so much as it was the person who used it before me.
Nov 12, 2017
train #SE1 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Freezing, very thin mattress and cockroaches, we had thought we’d hired a 4 berth but arrived to find it was a 6 berth. Same train so cockroaches are probably in all carriages
Nov 9, 2017
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Carriage was cancelled due to typhoon (though there was still a carriage labelled 12 but it was apparently 11a?) So our bottom bunk beds became top bunks which werent suitable as my girlfriend has five slipped discs in her back. We were advised to discuss it with the guys we were sharing with who gave up one bunk. Trip was good otherwise. Arrived on time no food brought round but train left at 10pm so we had already eaten.
Nov 7, 2017
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★☆☆☆
Beds really hard. No air con.
Oct 30, 2017
train #SE19 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Pay for what you get, bed is hard but I slept fine. It was my first over night bus experience and I actually loved it. We paid for ‘breakfast’ but we never got it.. not sure if it was a con man