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VIETNAM TRAIN

TRAIN  IN VIETNAM

Vietnam Train - www.luxuryprivatetravel.com

The Vietnamese railways are an excellent, safe and comfortable way of getting around and seeing Vietnam at ground level. The main line links Hanoi, Hué, Danang, Nha Trang, and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).  There is also a railway between Hanoi and Haiphong.  

In case you were wondering, 'Ho Chi Minh City' is the name of the whole conurbation - 'Saigon' is still the name of the city itself, and it is 'Saigon' which appears in the railway timetables and on the station nameboards... 

Trains from Hanoi to Saigon passes through the lush green hills between Hué and Danang.  This is the most scenic section of line, running along the coast past bays and islands and through the hills.  The train travels at low speed up the fierce gradients, with an assisting locomotive at the rear and people sitting on the roof..!

 

TRAIN TO LAOCAI/SAPA

Victoria Express Train Description: Victoria Train - www.luxuryprivatetravel.com
The Victoria Express offer more comfortable air-conditioned soft sleepers. The train offer is at its best in terms of comfort and services from Hanoi to Lao Cai and vice versa.  The Victoria  Express  train offers two luxury sleeping carriages, one restaurant connected to the train, all with air-conditioning. Due to the increasing popularity of this alternative, they  offer tickets to those staying at Victoria Sapa hotel only. As the seat on Victoria Express especially Deluxe cabin is limited, booking of your berth (and your hotel room) at least 30 days in advance is recommended.

Victoria Sapa Express Reservation

Hanoi - Laocai
Laocai - Hanoi

Prices per person per berth

Round Trip

One Way

With DC

Without DC

1 With DC
1 Without DC

With DC

Without DC

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Weekday

Superior

$198

$179

$188

$165

$145

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Deluxe

$295

$275

$285

$245

$225

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Weekend

Superior

$198

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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Deluxe

$295

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

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- One way ticket is acceptable for all trips except Friday or Sunday
- Above rates are in USD, inclusive of 10% Government tax and 5% service charge.
- The Victoria Express Train is for their guest only (you must stay at
  Victoria Sapa hotel to be able to book Victoria Express Train)
- Train ticket can be delivered to your hotel in Hanoi.
- Transportation Laocai - Sapa US$15 per person one way

Victoria Express Timetable:

TRAIN SCHEDULE (as of June 16th, 2010)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Hanoi - Lao Cai

with dining carriage

without dining carriage

with dining carriage

without dining carriage

with dining carriage

no train

without dining carriage

Departure Time

9:50PM

9:50PM

9:50PM

9:50PM

9:50PM

 

9:50PM

Arrival Time

6:30AM

6:30AM

6:30AM

6:30AM

6:30AM

 

6:30AM

Lao Cai - Hanoi

without dining carriage

with dining carriage

without dining carriage

with dining carriage

without dining carriage

no train

with dining carriage

Departure Time

8:45PM

8:45PM

8:45PM

8:45PM

8:45PM

 

8:45PM

Arrival Time

5:45AM

5:45AM

5:45AM

5:45AM

5:45AM

 

5:45AM

 

** Please note:
 - Weekday Departures (WD): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Lao Cai - Hanoi) & Sunday (Hanoi - Lao Cai)
- Weekend Departures (WE): Friday (Hanoi - Lao Cai) & Sunday (Lao Cai - Hanoi)
- One Way tickets are not available on Weekend Departures
- Train departure times are subject to change without prior notice
- Victoria Express Train is exclusively reserved for Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa's in-house guests
- Cabins are shared, please ask for rate and room surcharge if you wish to have a private cabin
- Meals onboard are not included in the ticket
- On departures with dining carriage an optional 4-course set dinner is available as well as a la carte menu. Please reserve the set dinner at time of train booking
- Hanoi Railway Station: 120 Le Duan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- The Hanoi Railway Station is about 1 hour drive away from Noi Bai (Hanoi) International Airport
- Victoria Hotels & Resorts
may be obliged to cancel travel arrangements due to circumstances beyond its control. These may be for reasons of force majeur (cancellation/alteration of domestic scheduled services, technical problems with transportation, contamination, closure of airport or train stations, war [whether declared or not], threat of war, riots, civil disturbances, strikes, disasters, terrorist activities or threat of such, etc). In such cases, Victoria Hotels & Resorts shall inform direct clients without delay and shall offer clients the choice of alternative dates or transportation (in that case the refund can not exceed 30% of the transportation cost) or a full refund of all money paid. Please contact us at sales@luxuryprivatetravel.com for more information.

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