VIET NAM RAILWAY
One of the best ways to travel in Vietnam from the South to the North or vice versa is by train. You can reach to the most famous cities or destinations in Vietnam by train. This great opportunity to discover Vietnam. It also costs less traveling by night train.
Vietnam’s air-conditioned trains are safe, comfortable & inexpensive, the ideal way for independent travelers to get around and see Vietnam at ground level. The train journeys are a genuine Vietnamese experience in themselves, an integral part of your visit to Vietnam. You might even meet some Vietnamese people. Inexperienced travelers sometimes think they’ll save time by using internal flights – in fact, an overnight train ride from Hanoi to Huế or Danang actually saves time compared to flying, because the train leaves Hanoi city center in the evening and arrives in Huế city center next morning, but it’s more than this, the train journey is a genuine Vietnamese experience, flying is a wasted opportunity. Flying takes 4 or 5 hours out of your sightseeing day in getting to a remote airport, checking in, taking the flight itself, collecting your bags and getting back into the city center. And the sleeper train saves a hotel bill, too. And what’s the rush anyway? Air-conditioned trains with sleepers and on-board catering link Hanoi, Hué, Danang, Nha Trang, and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Hoi An has no station, but it’s just 30km by bus or taxi from Danang. There are also trains from Hanoi to Haiphong (for Halong Bay) and Hanoi to Lao Cai (for Sapa).
*** Please contact Duc Vuong Hotel tour desk or by contact form bellow for any train direction and schedule all over Vietnam. Nice to serve you!
Rail Safety Tips
SIX THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT LIGHT RAIL AND COMMUTER TRAIN SAFETY
1. STAY ALERT.
Trains can come from either direction at any time and can be very quiet. Around train tracks or in stations, obey all warning signs and signals and use caution when using headsets or cell phones.
2. WATCH THE OVERHANG.
Trains are wider than the tracks; never sit on the edge of a station platform.
3. STAND AWAY FROM THE PLATFORM EDGE.
Pay attention to painted or raised markings at the platform edge, and stay at least three feet from the train while it is coming in or out of the station.
4. WHEN ON BOARD, HOLD ON.
Hold on tight to poles or seats, and listen carefully to directions from the train operator or conductor.
5. WATCH YOUR STEP.
Be careful getting on and off the train – there may be a gap between the train and platform or steps.
6. DON’T TAKE SHORTCUTS WITH YOUR LIFE!
Follow directional signs and markings that let you know where it is safe to cross the tracks. Crossing the tracks anywhere else is dangerous and illegal.