TIPS AND INFORMATION FOR TRAVELING BY TRAIN IN VIETNAM
TRAVELING BY TRAIN IN VIETNAM 2020
The train is without a doubt the best way to travel in Vietnam. It is the most important means of transport in the country with millions of users, local and foreign, who travel through Vietnam every year. With its main line going from north to south and its very economical prices, the train has become the ideal means of transport for travelers and vacationers who want to discover and explore Vietnam.
THE TRAIN IN VIETNAM: HOW DOES IT WORK?
Planning your trip and starting to find out about the different means of transport in Vietnam? We explain everything about the train in Vietnam: how it works, timetables, how to book your tickets…
A BIT OF HISTORY ON THE TRAIN IN VIETNAM
The development of the railway in Vietnam dates back to French colonial times, when the line connecting the two most important cities of the country (Hanoi and Saigon) was inaugurated in 1936. This line mainly served for the transport of goods between the north and the south of the country until the division of the country in 1954 (after the expulsion of the French). After the civil war and the political events which devastated the country, the line was reopened in 1976, connecting again Hanoi and Saigon become Ho Chi Minh .
THE DIFFERENT TRAIN CLASSES IN VIETNAM
Taking the train in a foreign country is in a sense traveling with the history of the country. In general, the train journeys have a lot of charm, you can discover the landscape differently, the way of life of the inhabitants, the street vendors, the smells … all these little things that make the trip unique.
For short trips you will have the choice between 2 classes of seats:
- Wooden benches.
- Soft, padded benches like on our trains.
For longer journeys such as overnight travel, you will also have the choice of 2 additional classes: sleeper classes
- Compartment 6 berths a little hard.
- Compartment with 4 more comfortable berths.
CAN WE BOOK TICKETS IN ADVANCE OR ONLINE?
The answer is yes and since there are many users, it is best to book in advance. Especially during peak tourist season periods. To book your tickets online, we recommend you book through our website: SASCO Travel , which allows you to book many means of transport (bus, train, boat or plane) in many Asian countries. If necessary discover our article which explains how to book your tickets in Vietnam .
TRAIN ROUTES AND ROUTES IN VIETNAM
As we explained above, traveling by train in Vietnam is really ideal for discovering the country, since the efficient rail network serves the main cities from North to South. Discover the main connections and routes to do by train:
- Itinerary and timetable between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh
- Itinerary and timetable between Hanoi and Sapa
- Directions and times between Ho Chi Minh and Hue
- Directions and times between Hue and Da Nang