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Hanoi - Hue Trains

Basic Information


The railway length between Hanoi and Hue is about 690km (429miles), the train journey is about 14 hours. Hue is in the south of Hanoi, about 1100km (683miles) north of Ho Chi Minh City, and about 80km (50miles) to Danang. As an ancient capital of Vietnam, history brings the city with UNESCO World Cultural Heritage like The Imperial Palace of Hue and Forbidden Purple City of Vietnam. If you are a history enthusiast, or simply love discovering Southeast Asia cultures, this former royal capital could not be missed on your travel list. The city represents a complex of monuments, tombs and pagodas that attract visitors from all over the world.

There are 5 pairs of trains between Hanoi and Hue each day. SE1, SE3, SE5, SE7 and SE19 for Hanoi to Hue and SE2, SE4, SE6, SE8 and SE20 for Hue to Hanoi. The cheapest tickets are hard seats on SE5, SE7, SE6 and SE8, these four trains depart on early mornings or even midnight, and you will send the whole day on the train, so the soft and hard sleeper berths on other overnight trains are more popular on this route.
 

Luxury Tourist Trains between Hanoi and Hue


From Hanoi to Hue, there are 5 luxury tourist trains which are Viollete Express on SE1, Livitrans Express and Viollete Express on SE3, Lotus Express and Laman Express on SE19. Except Laman Express, other trains only offer soft sleepers, VIP cabins with 2 berth are only available on Laman Express, while the ticket price is much higher, almost twice of the price of Soft sleeper.

As for the return trip from Hue to Hanoi, only two Luxury Tourist Trains serve on this line, which are Livitrans Express on SE4 and Lotus Express on SE20, none of them provide VIP cabin, only soft sleepers are offered.
 

Train Stations

 

Hanoi Railway Station (Hanoi Central Station)


Vietnamese: Ga Hà Nội
Address: Main Gate A, 120 Lê Duẩn, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi, Vietnam
How to Get: It is located in the city center, you could take bus No. 86, 86CT, 01, 32, 38, 40 or CNG03 and get off at Ga Hà Nội.
 

Hue Railway Station


Vietnamese: Ga Huế
Address: 02, Bui Thi Xuan Street, Hue city, about 1 km from the city center
 

Hanoi to Hue Train Schedules


(Last Update on July 29, 2020)
 
SE1 (22:20/10:52+)  Ticket Types and Price (US$)
Soft Seat  Hard Sleeper (6) Soft Sleeper (4)  VIP Berth (2)
Reunification Express 38 52 54 -
Viollete Express - - 60 -
 
SE3 (19:30/08:30+) Ticket Types and Price (US$)
Soft Seat Hard Sleeper (6) Soft Sleeper (4) VIP Berth (2)
Reunification Express 40 54 57 -
Livitrans Express - - 69 -
Viollete Express - - 65 -
 
SE19(20:10/09:30+) Ticket Types and Price (US$)
Soft Seat Hard Sleeper (6) Soft Sleeper (4)  VIP Berth (2)
Reunification Express 38 52 54 -
Lotus Express - - 60 -
Laman Express - - 78 136
 
SE5 (09:00/22:42) Ticket Types and Price (US$)
Hard Seat Soft Seat Hard Sleeper (6) Soft Sleeper (4)
Reunification Express 35 38 52 54
 
SE7 (06:00/19:47) Ticket Types and Price (US$)
Hard Seat Soft Seat Hard Sleeper (6) Soft Sleeper (4)
Reunification Express 35 38 52 54
 

Danang to Hanoi to Train Schedule


(Last Update on July 29, 2020)
 
SE2 (16:26/05:30+) Ticket Types and Price (US$)
Soft Seat Hard Sleeper (6) Soft Sleeper (4) VIP Berth (2)
Reunification Express 38 52 54 -
 
SE4 (15:31 /04:50+) Ticket Types and Price (US$)
Soft Seat Hard Sleeper (6) Soft Sleeper (4) VIP Berth (2)
Reunification Express 40 53 57 -
Livitrans Express - - 69 -
 
SE20(21:30/ 11:55+) Ticket Types and Price (US$)
Soft Seat Hard Sleeper (6) Soft Sleeper (4) VIP Berth (2)
Reunification Express 38 52 54 -
Lotus Express - - 60 -
 
SE6 (05:00/19:12+) Ticket Types and Price (US$)
Hard Seat Soft Seat Hard Sleeper (6) Soft Sleeper (4)
Reunification Express 35 38 52 54
 
SE8 (01:36/15:33+)  Ticket Types and Price (US$)
Hard Seat Soft Seat Hard Sleeper (4) Soft Sleeper (2)
Reunification Express 35 38 52 54
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