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From Hanoi SSB to Hue by bus

18:00
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08:30
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14h 30m

From Hanoi Sinh to Hue by bus

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From Hanoi to Hue by train

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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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10:00
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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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20:50
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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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04:55
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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 8,936 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.

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.
Dec 6, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Viajamos en primera clase donde se supone q las camas son cómodas, pero realmente eran muy duras, el tren hacía mucho ruido y se movía mucho también, fue difícil dormir. El baño es simplemente un horror. Ojo al dato también q un trabajador nos pidió 200k por dormir solos, dijo q no dejaría que nadie mas durmiera con nosotros, nos negamos y al final resultó que aún así viajamos solos. En fin, yo lo evitaría.
Dec 4, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Very bumpy ride. Very thin matras in 1st class. Staff doesn't speak English. Toilets were dirty as hell.
Dec 3, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
There are bugs everywhere
Dec 3, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Great ride! The scenery is beautiful and the trip on time and easy. One of the bathrooms near our room was very disgusting.
Nov 28, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Clean and comfortable. Staff is friendly, smiling and helpful
Nov 27, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
We stayed in a four bunk room staying in the top two bunks, room was nice and clean. Toilets were great but I’ve seen worse. There are locks on the doors which I recommend using as staff just open doors without knocking.
Nov 26, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Bus is old and dirty, trash Ana boxes and bags everywhere, beds are comfy though and you can actually sleep at night if others stop listening to music without earphones for a moment. Bathroom worked no light though, we stopped for a free meal around 6 am.
Nov 26, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Definitely not first class. Not uncomfortable but the cleanest train and there were cockroaches.
Nov 22, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Everything was fine until breakfast came around and they never bought us the breakfast we paid for :( we tried to explain to them but language barriers didn’t help. So disappointed all because of that!
Nov 22, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★☆☆
We booked 2 lower sleepers in VIP and had only 1 the 2nd was upstairs. Train is very noisy and hard to sleep, beds are really tiny and not very clean. For the price and the 12 hours travel, I should have take the plane
Nov 21, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
The bunks were basic and comfortable enough for sleeping. I managed to get a decent sleep despite the rocking of the train. You book this journey for the adventure not the comfort. I knew what to expect and it was just fine! No bugs in sight and the washroom stayed relatively clean for a train washroom. Overall I'm glad I got to experience this, come with low expectations and an open mind.
Nov 18, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Bed and air con great, toilet not so great. Unclear if food included. Train left and arrived bang on time. Would recommend as hassle free way to go Hanoi- Hue.
Nov 15, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
14 hours flew by. Clean, comfortable, quiet
Nov 15, 2018
train #SE9 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Disgusting when people are smoking, the whole coupé will smell like shit. The staff was amazingly friendly, and alright English speaking compared to what I would expect.
Nov 14, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★★★
The bus arrived bag on time to pick us up. Quite clean, cleaner than London busses anyway, and the seat/bed was comfortable enough to have a decent sleep. Driver did have very loud conversations but this is Vietnam and I think it is a standard. Bus actually arrived slightly early to Hue which is was very impressed with! I would recommend this Huong Long service
Nov 13, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Perfect!!!!
Nov 11, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★★
Comfortable. Plenty of toilet stops/ comfort breaks. Arrived early!
Nov 10, 2018
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
13+ hours in train is not recommended at any point in your life. Everything was as they promised.
Nov 9, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★☆
Much better experience than expected. It was a bit confusing at the station with exchanging our voucher for tickets. Kept getting told to wait by the woman behind the desk. Then everyone started queuing to go onto platform and got tickets at that stage. We shared our cabin with two passengers who took up all the floor space with huge cases. We just had backpacks so kept them on our beds. So if you can afford it, buy 4 tickets for the whole cabin!! Got coke, water, a cake and banana. Beds were ok and we slept well. A pillow, thin duvet and blanket provided. There is a car to buy food and drink and also a food trolley goes along too. Toilets were kept clean although toilet roll was gone by the morning. Our departures and arrivals were bang on time.
Nov 8, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Beds very hard even though it said soft beds, no plugs either.
Nov 7, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
12goAsia gets 5 stars for the ease and accuracy of booking. Train was a fun adventure, especially with kids. Definitely book the extra sleepers for yourself if you can. Beds are flat, though hard and short. Bathroom was OK. Not a good night sleep for sure, but a fun experience anyhow.
Nov 5, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
To start, the signs in the trainstation were clear and the train departed in time. Soon we noticed that it was going to be a bumpy ride. Unfortunately the services on board were terrible. After 3 hours the toilets were discusting. The bumpy ride probably didn't help in the aiming of the men, but no cleaning was performed during the 14 hour ride and it went from bad to worse. The beds were rock hard and uncomfortable in stead of the described soft beds. The sheets however seemed clean. The breakfast that can be bought after departure was a very salty baguette with fried eggs, but off course nobody is obliged to buy it and i wouldn't recommend it. A positive note is that the train remained on schedule along the entire trip. Nevertheless the price is expensive for the given service.
Nov 1, 2018
avia Economy, Vietnam Airlines
★★★★★
VA are a nice and friendly airline. Flight was comfortable
Oct 31, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
I must say the train was old, felt rather dirty and funky. The bathrooms were not up to “vip” status. The bed were not soft nor were the sheets looking clean. The train left and arrived on time, the trip was fine overall - just not very “VIP” for the amount of money paid. The Hanoi train station was very nice and clean - I had high hopes!
Oct 29, 2018
avia Economy, VietJet Air
★★★★☆
Although the flight was delayed twice I still rate it positive, we got an email about the first delay so went to airport 2hours later and second delay was only 15minutes and we got a food voucher for lunch. The plane was delayed due to late arrival this happens everywhere, I would use this company again
Oct 26, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Slept well despite a few small cockroaches!
Oct 24, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★☆☆☆
Rooms were too hot. Could not breathe at all so could not sleep at all. Other guests were drinking and partying until very late.
Oct 24, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Overall a fairly nice trip. All staff that we met were friendly. Only improvement I would suggest would be Wifi on the train. I would definitely recommend this option of traveling to others.
Oct 23, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★★
Very clean and safe ride.
Oct 21, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Great journey, and on time
Oct 20, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Good service and on time and bus clean. Beds are not long enough though for anyone who is tall.
Oct 19, 2018
bus Semi Sleeper, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
The staff in the office was great - nice and helpful. Bus was comfortable and the ride was smooth. However, the steward/conducter in the bus was very rude, did not allow food in the bus, eventhough this rule was never mentioned by the staff in the office or in the list of rules on the bus and it seemed to apply only to foreigners, as vietnamese tourists could eat there without problems. He was also very careless with the luggage, he even put several bags of people who boarded the bus later on his seat and then slept on them (!!!) because he did not feel like putting them in the luggage space. The behaviour of the bus personnel really ruined what otherwise could have been a very pleasant experience.
Oct 17, 2018
train #SE7 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
The trip itself is very interesting, despite being slow (~50km/h average - however that is clearly indicated in the schedule). The S07 train is, however, in very bad shape and dirty, even the 2nd class A/C (A/C sometimes fails to work). It is worth for the experience.
Oct 17, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Resonable couch but the pillows and blankets were already used. People who didn´t book the couch used it till somebody came whose got a ticket and then they went away. In the meantime they used the blankets and pillow. Managemant should look after that.
Oct 15, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
The beds were not uncomfortable! The sheets seemed clean. Though I did have to crush two cockroaches with my phone. The top bunks might be a little inaccessible to some as there is no ladder. The toilets are what you would expect. Not clean , but not dreadful - bearable. The bathroom had no western toilet, so prepare to crouch. Would recommend using when the train has stopped at a station!! One significant downside which is not the fault of the train company necessarily, a drunk man in our cabin kept making advances towards myself (a woman) and my female friend all night and when I tried to find someone to help us maybe move none of the staff cared. What ye gunna do!!
Oct 15, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
So much better than expected cannot fault the cabin and slept very well. Great pillow provided. Only downside was the toilet. Smelt bad and no toilet paper provided so tried to avoid that.
Oct 10, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
The bus was old, narrow beds and no toilet not as shown and described when looking to buy tickets. However the driver was good and safe not manic. Number of comfort stops and food provided at last stop.
Oct 10, 2018
bus Standard AC, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The beds Where So hard. The wc doesnt work and er was No WiFi. The driver maken noice all the time and he was smoking inside the bus. Sleeping was almost unpossible.
Oct 5, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Booked 1st class soft sleeper. Bunks hard and short (about 5ft 10in), some cockroaches and ants in compartment. Toilets dirty after a very short time. I would highly recommend that you bring your own sleeping bag / sac and pillow case. Having travelled extensively by train I would not class this is a first class soft sleeper.
Sep 22, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
We did sleep well however got woken up several times due to the train movements. Toilets were fine at the beginning but around 5 am the western toilet was very dirty so went to the local one at the other side of the carriage which was much better. The pillows, sheets and duvet do not get replaced when someone leaves. The staff just make the bed nice so bedding is not fresh at all. There were 2 sinks to freshen up and boiled water available. Only 1 power socket available in the cabin. The ride was fine overall and we got to the destination safe and rested.
Sep 17, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
A/C was very high and toilet in the morning...no words... But rest was ok.
Sep 16, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★☆☆☆
Very hard beds and too much noise early morning. Bed linen was dirty. On the positive. The toilets were cleaner than expected
Sep 8, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Super cool place to travel! Clean, comfty and totally safe! There were some extremely friendly Vietnamese people with me in the 4-bed room. Great experience!
Sep 2, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Hardest mattress ever. Hardly rates as first class but at least I can tick a Vietnamese train journey off my list. Realistically it's cheaper and quicker to fly
Aug 27, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Despite joining the train at its start my bed was dirty with hairs on it and dusty/muddy marks. Additionally having guards shout down the corridors loudly at 6am when lots of passengers are sleeping is not ideal. Other than that the process was easy and the train was fairly comfortable and I could get some sleep.
Aug 25, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★☆
it was easy to buy the tickets and the train was exactly as expected. But even though the instruction said (several times and in capital letters) that we had to change our e electronic voucher in a norma ticket this was'nt necessary at all and created some misunderstanding with the train officers
Aug 23, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Good trip to Hue, on time and staff helpful. Very basic cabin but comfortable and sheets clean.
Aug 22, 2018
bus VIP 36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The bus was basic, and not the bus in the photos! It was dirty and uncomfortable! However they provided water and a blanket, as well as a hot meal in the morning!
Aug 20, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
No real complaints - the only thing is that the AC was very intense for anyone on the top bunk. For me it was ok because I like being cold when I sleep, but maybe bring an extra blanket or sweater
Aug 20, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Perfetto but Too much air Conditional
Aug 18, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★☆☆
Ok cabin, zero service, ac very strong and cold all night, train was 4 hours late. During stops personnel was drinking beer and smoking weed so that was also causing more delay.
Aug 17, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★☆
AC stopped halfway thru the night
Aug 16, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★☆
Very good !
Aug 15, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Unlucky pick : ours was an unrefurbihed sleeper with barebones comfort, dismal toilets and prison-warden staff. The next-door carriages looked more appealing. Still, the a/c worked overtime to keep us cool so we got a few hours of sleep all the same.
Aug 12, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
Driving was a bit intense later on in the journey, but all in all, it was a comfortable ride
Aug 11, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
There were insects in the compartement. At some point we were 6 in a 4 people compartement and the conductor let the others stay without telling us who they were. No English spoken
Aug 11, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
The bed and also the travel weren't t so much comfortable...but I could sleep,anyway my personal opinion you could make the guest more comfortable Thank you Enrico
Aug 10, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Beds are very hard, it’s freezing because the a/c is turned up to the max, you are thrown around in your bed and the toilets are a nightmare. Still three stars: booking with 12go is supereasy, the train left and arrived on time, and having your own cabin with a family of four is quite cosy and in a way an adventure..;-)
Aug 9, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★☆☆
Station staff not very helpful. Cabin was good and clean a nice touch was the food and drink provided in the cabin. Very noisy but it is a train after all. Toilets were not the best and need to be checked on regularly by staff to keep clean and tidy. 2 more sleeper train journeys coming up this week!!
Aug 9, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
The beds are not that soft. The toilet was dirty and people smoke in it. You pay 60 dollars but you don't receive even water. The water in the train taste awful.
Aug 8, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
It was very dirty. We could not even go to the bathroom.
Aug 7, 2018
train #SE19 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
The toilet was very gross. The soft seats were fine, but they were not so spacious. The train and people inside were very loud
Aug 2, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★☆
We had booked Violette but, as often happens it seems, got transferred to Livitrans (were informed of this in good time). The train is clean and comfortable. Good air con. Polite friendly staff - good English and a sense of humour. The toilet was still very clean in the morning. Each person was given a can of Coke, bottle of water, chocolatey bread roll, and a banana. And a roll of toilet paper per cabin. You can’t pull curtains across your bed but I preferred that - felt less claustrophobic and I was happy on the lower berth. I felt very safe and secure, especially with my suitcase wedged under my own bed. Maybe people expect more - but this is a train - don't expect soft beds - of course there might be noise and movement as you trundle down the tracks. We left on the dot and arrived within 15 minutes of scheduled time. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because of the faff at the station. We couldn't work out how to get the voucher - kept being told to wait - until it felt like a frantic rush at the last minute and then we were given a voucher which did not have our passport numbers on. Not sure if this is for Livitrans to improve, or the railway station authorities themselves. Thumbs up for suitcase storage at the station - it helped us as we left our suitcases in huge lockers for six hours. No idea if we paid over the odds (100,000 dong) but felt it was worth it.
Aug 1, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★☆☆
The wagon was not so Very clean.
Jul 31, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Great service all round from 12goasia to train staff. Train a bit bumpy but we are in vietnam. Arrived safely.
Jul 30, 2018
bus VIP 36, Hoang Long
★★★☆☆
Very short beds
Jul 29, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★☆☆
Timely departure and clean VIP Sleeper. Even toilet was kept clean during the travel. Beds were not very comfortable, very hard. And complementary breakfast could have rather been skipped.
Jul 27, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Paid a lot for first class which included apparent 'soft' beds but this definitely was not the case! No charging points anywhere either. Also - the website when booking isn't clear about whether you're selecting a top or bottom bunk which is annoying! I don't regret getting the train but for the price I paid I was expecting a bit more!
Jul 26, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
1st class is still with very hard beds!
Jul 23, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★★★★
We had a super experience on the night train from Hanoi to Hue. Booking and travel was excellent
Jul 23, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Berth clean and tidy with reasonable space for 4 adults with baggage. Cabin temperature in controllable to hot on lower berth to cold on upper berth. Toilets disgusting!
Jul 22, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train
★★☆☆☆
Quite disturbing to find out that even in a 1st class sleeper coach the sheets were not changed after we left (leaving us wondering what happened before us). The airco running at 17 degrees also made it less comfortable.
Jul 21, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★☆
Nice clean cabin, and water and snacks which we weren’t expecting! Exchanging your vouchers at Checkin wasn’t very obvious, people at desks weren’t very helpful when we went earlier on, a parry from saying come back later. Essentially you need to arrive 1hr before the train departure time and then you’ll need to find the checkin person who has your tickets who will be hanging around the Checkin desk area. Once on the train, we settled in fine. Was noisy until about 2:30am so don’t count on getting a great nights sleep but wasn’t a surprise for us (our kids slept through it fine but yours may not). All in all we thought it was fine for the price, about $75 each for a 4 berth VIP Livtrans cabin between Hanoi and Hue)
Jul 19, 2018
train #SE17 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Grand for what we needed! Recommend hitting the bar at the top of the train and staying there until drunk/tired enough to sleep in the bunks.
Jul 16, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★☆
Everything went well, couches are for Europeans a litlle small but not to bad
Jul 15, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Noise, mice, hard bed and airco was pointed at 1 bed what was very cold for 1 person
Jul 15, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★☆☆
We had booked a VIP Sleeper which was very clean and tidy. Toilets were maintained well during the journey also however the beds where extremely uncomfortable to the point it might have been more comfortable sleeping on the ground. We booked VIP due to the 13 hour journey however the 1st class sleeper we had the night before from Sapa (Lao Cai) to Hanoi was so much more comfortable. If Livitrans provide more comfortable mattresses then it would be VIP but with the ones provided it was more like a hard sleeper experience.
Jul 14, 2018
train #SE5 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
The train itself was ok. The problem we had was that we paid for a first class sleeper thinking there would be only 4 people in there. For the first part of the journey we had 8 at one point all the kids sitting in with their parents and were so loud. They go off and we had a while on our own. Then two older people got on with two boys, I assume their grandchildren. The boys were awful and so loud screaming and running riot. There seemed to be no control from the grandparents . They also were eating the most smelly foods like shrimp and tuna and had live crabs in a bucket! It was the journey from hell!
Jul 13, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Really good and useful to not waste a day moving city’s would reccomend to al!
Jul 13, 2018
train #SE5 Class II AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Everything worked as expected. And there were a lot of nice and helpful local people on the train. But the staff wasn't helpful at all.
Jul 8, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★★
Check in went very very smooth cause I printed out the ticket they sent to me via email. Bed was hard but it was not a problem at all. Toilet got really messy after 13hours though.... good experience after all
Jul 8, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★☆☆☆
Beds was like sleeping on wood and bes sheets were dirty like someone else was sleeping before! The window view was very beautiful that's why we choose to travel by train, to see more places from Vietnam.
Jul 8, 2018
bus Standard AC, Grouptour
★★★☆☆
The bus was an hour late and we set off then had just settled when we were told we had to get off because the bus was not going to Hoi An or Hué. The bus was still on time in Hué though. Good drivers. Seats OK
Jul 6, 2018
bus VIP 36, Hoang Long
★★☆☆☆
The bus was terrible! It was not as the pictures they show. We take the night bus Hoang Long brand, from Hanoi to Hue. It was old, the beds were super small, I barely fit. You can not recline the seats they have this weard uncomfortably position. And they over sell tickets so even in the halls they were people sleeping! We take another bus from other company from Hoi An and was super good so I don’t recommend this one at all!
Jul 4, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
Trip was fine. No toilet on bus but had 2 toilet stops along the way. The air con was pretty much non existent so very hard to sleep.
Jul 2, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★☆
It was more or less as expected and the journey went quite smoothy. The bedding wasn't the best but was adequate and the toilet was reasonably clean. Room got very cold throughout the night due to air con so wrap up well!
Jun 22, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
Pre-Boarding was chaos! Arrived at the meet up location as specified by the ticket. Got sent to another location about a 15 minute walk from the office. We were worries that we would meet the bus. Made it (just). Bus was comfortable, Wi-Fi worked well and stopped for food and toilet breaks. Once you arrive, be prepared to be harassed by the drivers and other locals trying to sell you hotels, tours and motorbike rentals.
Jun 16, 2018
train #SE19 Class II Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Train was not clean but it did the job.
Jun 15, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★★☆
Wasn't bad but not perfect. Train seemed to crash around a lot more than other trains ive been on so couldnt sleep. Also no curtain to shield you from other passengers. When other people in our car left they actually got replaced. It serves a purpose but certainly isn't first class!
Jun 13, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Not as bad as everyone was saying. The beds are fine, not the most comfortable but good enough to fall asleep on. The train does shake a lot but it’s not that noticeable. If you’re quite tall you might struggle. There’s little room in the cabins but if you don’t have many other options the train is perfectly fine to take.
Jun 12, 2018
train #SE17 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Decent bed, washrooms are horrible but train staff are helpful.
Jun 8, 2018
train #SE1 VIP Sleeper, Vietnam Railways
★★★☆☆
Room was clean and had good facilities (minus toilet ????) on time and helpful staff. needs same sex cabins as we felt very uncomfortable sharing with 2 men therefore couldn’t rest easy.
Jun 5, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★★☆
If you are not too tall, a perfect way to sleep during traveling.
Jun 5, 2018
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★☆
Great trip- we had the whole cabin to ourselves! The beds are pretty hard (even though we booked a soft sleeper) and the bedding did smell a bit stale, but the bathroom and sink facilities were great, the staff were really friendly and helpful (they even gave us a 10minute warning before our stop). A million times better than the night bus- actually had a decent night’s sleep. Would definitely recommend.
Jun 4, 2018
bus VIP Sleeper 41, The SinhTourist
★★★☆☆
Hanoi to Hue the coach journey was fine, they stopped a few times for toilet breaks over the 13 hours as there was no toilet onboard. what I want to complain about is when we got to the office to check in for the bus and they told us to goto another office which was only across the road a bit. When we got to the other office they told us to go somewhere else about 15 minutes walk away. They only checked our ticket at the last stop so why not just tell us to go there first of all instead of walking around thinking we are going to miss our bus. Overall the bus ride was safe and good.
Jun 2, 2018
train #SE19 VIP Sleeper 4x, Livitrans Express
★★★★☆
Make sure you receive a paper ticket when you arrive, as this is your boarding pass. Directly ask whoever picks you up at the Mango Hotel for the boarding ticket. They might give you a ticket with someone else’s name on it, as I think the agency books a bunch of tickets at once, but as long as it’s the right train and destination then you’re fine.

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