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HANOI - LAO CAI TRAIN INFORMATION
 

LOCAL TRAIN: HANOI - LAO CAI
The Ha Noi-Lao Cai trains runs every evening, departing from Ha Noi Train Station at 120 Le Duan Street. Three run at night, and one makes a day trip. The following are the trains from Ha Noi to Lao Cai (PM: SP1, LC1, LC3; AM: LC5) and vice versa (PM: SP2, LC2, LC4; AM: LC 6) daily. The daytime route offers only hard seats, whereas travelers can enjoy soft-sleepers, Air-conditioned, four-berth cabins on the night trains. 

In the SP3 & SP4, there are 2 Victoria Carriages. In SP1 & SP2, there are 2 Tulico Carriages, 1 Friendly Carriages, 2 Ratraco Carriages, and 2 TSC Carriages, 2 King Express Carriages, 2 Royal Carriages. All of these are alternatives for tourists to Sapa from Hanoi. 

VICTORIA TRAIN
Victoria Express train is the best train in terms of comfort and services from Hanoi to Lao Cai, Victoria "Orient Express" stylish train offers one restaurant and two luxury sleeping carriages, all with air-conditioning. This is not a separate train, but rather part of the normal run (SP3 & SP4) between Hanoi and Lao Cai. For detail, please check here.

SPECIAL PROMOTION PACKAGE: 2012
- VICTORIA SAPA PACKAGE (train & hotel)

LAO CAI - SAPA TRANSFER  
The Ha Noi - Lao Cai train stops at Valley Lao Cai, just 40 km from Sa Pa; in order to reach Sa Pa, you will need to travel another hour and a half through a connecting bus or private car. Ticket prices for connecting buses Lao Cai - Sa Pa are 35000VND or US$2.30/way.

TRAIN FARE
  Seating Fare (USD)/way  

King Express

First class with wooden cabin- 4 berths

40
Sapaly Train First class with wooden cabin- 4 berths 40

Book train

Fanxipan train First class with wooden cabin- 4 berths 40
Livitrans Train First class with wooden cabin- 4 berths 40
Tulico train

VIP class - 2 berths (only 1 VIP available)

70

First class with wooden cabin- 4 berths

35

Friendly train

First class with wooden cabin- 4 berths

35

TRAIN SCHEDULE

Departure

Destination

Station

Dep time

Station

Arr time

SP1/ Tulico, Friendly, Fanxipan, Royal

Hanoi

21.15

Lao Cai

06.00

SP2/ Tulico, Friendly, Fanxipan, Royal

Lao Cai

20.15

Hanoi

05.00

SP3/Sapaly Train Hanoi 21:50 Lao Cai 06:00
SP4/Sapaly Train Lao Cai 20:45 Hanoi 05:15
SP7/ King Express, Livitrans Hanoi 20:35 Lao Cai 04:55
SP8/King Express, Livitrans Lao Cai 19:30 Hanoi 04:05


NOTE ON THE TICKET

  • We recommend that you choose the Soft Sleeper and the Sapaly, Fanxipan, Livitrans, Friendly, Tulico, King Express, Ratraco, Royal trains for cleaner cabins and berths.  
  • Normal train can easily buy at train station in Hanoi train.
  • We ONLY can purchase the return tickets from Ha Noi for the Victoria Express, Sapaly, Tulico, King Express, Ratraco, Friendly, Royal train. For other normal trains, you need to purchase the return ticket yourself, when you are in Lao Cai or Sa Pa , or request the hotel to buy it for you (you cannot be guaranteed a soft sleeper if you buy on short notice). 
  • Train tickets are returned, 15% of the fare will be charged to you.
  • Child fare: under 5 years: free of charge if sharing bed with parent; 5 years/up: adult rate. 

HOW TO BOOK A TICKET

Simply inform us at the same time you send your request for hotel accommodations, or fill our booking form or email us at service@vietnamstay.com
As a Travel Service, we can obtain Victoria Express, Sapaly, Fanxipan, Tulico, Ratraco, Friendly, King Express, Royal train tickets at special prices, therefore, our fares are cheaper than buying them directly at the train station.

 

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