Exciting Minier Of Vietnam Sleeper Train

Friday, 28/10/2022, 14:01 GMT+7


What you need to know about Sleeper


Viet Nam is a very expansive country and the best way to pass its long distances is to travel by train, as it is cheap and for an interesting cultural insight. Trains in Vietnam are convenient, safe and affordable means of transportation, helping tourists reduce fatigue when traveling long distances. Most subway trains in Vietnam now have wi-fi (although usually the connection speed is not the fastest).


Vietnam Sleeper Train: Schedule & Price 2022

A sleeper train can also save you some accommodation and travel time as there are many trains that operate at night. There are two main ticket classes on regular sleeper trains in Vietnam: hard berths and soft berths. Besides, on Thong Nhat express train, a public train across Vietnam, there are both hard and soft seats. 
Hard berth: More suitable for short-haul trips, a hard berth is the type where you'll lie on a bunk bed, made of iron with a thin mattress. Normally, on most of the hard berth class cabins on Vietnam sleeper trains, there are 6 berths in a compartment, and the fare will depend on the floor you choose: Most expensive to the bottom floor, then to the middle and Lowest rate for the highest floor.
Soft berth: As the most comfortable class for tourists, there are only 4 berths in 1 cabin on a typical first class sleeper train in Vietnam, or 2 berths even if you have special requests there will be an extra charge . All berths are marked with the same price. Soft wharf is highly recommended for overnight or long-distance trains across Vietnam because you can rest comfortably during the hours of travel.

Reasons why to come to Vietnam by overnight train? 


  • Affordable price: It is true that traveling by train is much cheaper than going by plane. Especially the longer you go, the bigger the price difference. In addition, when traveling by train, there are special discounts for children, students, military personnel, etc.
  • Stable fares: If you fly often, you will understand the complexity of the fare structure of this type of transport. Meanwhile, train fares tend to be stable from day to day. Whether departing night or day, Monday or Saturday, train tickets still have the same price.


However, there are also times when the ticket price increases like during the holidays, but the difference is not much and tends to return to the old price when the holiday is over. Therefore, it can be said that train ticket prices are quite stable.
  • Can carry a lot of luggage: This is especially beneficial if you are traveling for a long time and need to carry a lot of luggage; as well as when bringing home souvenirs. If traveling by train, you can bring up to 20 kg of luggage, while on the plane, you can only bring 7 kg in Economy class and 14 kg in Business class.
  • Safety: Trains are a fairly safe means of transport. Due to running on separate tracks, the risk of trains colliding with other vehicles is almost non-existent. So you can rest assured that you'll get where you go, without worrying about ever-increasing car or plane crashes.
  • Environmentally friendly: Compared to cars or airplanes, the emissions that trains emit are much less. The amount of carbon emitted by trains does not directly affect the upper atmosphere and is therefore less toxic than emissions from airplanes.


Some famous night trains in Vietnam today


Hanoi to Sapa overnight train


If you want to get to the hills in Sapa, the best way to get there is by train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. Sa Pa does not have a train station, but it is about 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Lao Cai station and you can easily get there by bus, jeep or taxi in about 50 minutes.
There are both daytime trains and overnight trains between Hanoi and Lao Cai, however, most of these trains depart around 9-10pm from Hanoi and arrive at Lao Cai station at 5-6am.
On some sleeper trains in Vietnam, you can choose between Vietnam's regular rail lines or a range of privately operated sleeper trains of a higher standard that caters to tourists .
If you are looking for some information about overnight trains from Hanoi to Sapa, all the details you need, from regular sleeper trains to first class sleeper trains in Vietnam, are shown in the table below for you to follow.
Train Brand Soft Berth (4) VIP Berth (2)
Orient Express Train 31 67
Livitrans Express Train 33 N/A
The Pumpkin Express Train 33 70
Fansipan Express Train 34 73
King Express Train 35 71
Sapaly Express Train 35 77
Chapa Express Train 37 78
Laman Express Train 41 87
Victoria Express Train 93 143


Hanoi to Hue by sleeper train


The journey from Hanoi to Hue takes 12-14 hours, you should book a soft sleeper ticket. The best option is to arrive in Vietnam by train at night, departing in the evening and arriving around lunchtime, so you'll enjoy the view after waking up in the morning.
Hanoi to Hue by sleeper train
Trains leave on time, food and snacks are sold on trolleys, however, you may consider buying dinner outside before that as the food on board doesn't taste as good as the ones sold outside. For more details on the schedule, you can read the information in the table below.
Hard Seat Soft Seat Hard Berth(6) Hard Berth(6) Soft Berth(4)
22:20 10:52 Reunification Express Train SE1 13hr 32min $50 $52
19:25 8:42 Reunification Express Train SE3 13hr 17min $52 $55
19:30 8:30 Livitrans Express Train SE3 13hr 0min N/A $67
20:10 9:30 Reunification Express Train SE19 13hr 20min $50 $52
22:20 10:52 Viollete Express Train SE1 13hr 32min N/A $58
19:30 8:30 Viollete Express Train SE3 13hr 0min N/A $63
20:10 9:20 Lotus Express Train SE19 N/A $58
20:00 9:34 Laman Express Train SE19 14hr 34min N/A $76


Hanoi to Da Nang overnight train


Because it is about 791 km from Hanoi station to Da Nang and the journey takes about 16 hours, overnight trains in Vietnam are increasingly popular among locals and tourists alike.
You have the opportunity to sleep at night and reach your destination the next morning. Night trains help save on accommodation costs as well as earn daytime travel time.
Hanoi to Da Nang overnight train
Visitors can also enjoy the beautiful view of the countryside after waking up from the night train before heading to Da Nang. Vietnam's overnight trains from Hanoi to Da Nang also have food stalls on board.
You can get different meals and snacks or bring your own and eat on the night train whenever you feel hungry. Take a look at the table below and plan your trip accordingly.
Departs Arrives Train No Hard Berth(6) Soft Berth(4)
22:20 13:26 Reunification Express Train SE1 15hr 6min $55 $57
19:25 11:19 Reunification Express Train SE3 16hr 54min $57 $59
20:10 12:20 Reunification Express Train SE19 16hr 10min $53 $56
19:30 11:05 Livitrans Express Train SE3 16hr 35min N/A $77
22:20 13:26 Viollete Express Train SE1 15hr 6min N/A $63
19:30 11:08 Viollete Express Train SE3 16hr 38min N/A $68
20:10 12:20 Lotus Express Train SE19 N/A $61
20:00 12:25 Laman Express Train SE19 16hr 25min N/A $80


Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang sleeper train


Vietnam Railways has six overnight trains departing Ho Chi Minh City between 7.30 pm and 10.30 pm and arriving in Nha Trang early the next morning. The Saigon Golden Train and Livitrans Express from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang depart at 8.30 pm and get to Nha Trang at 5.30 am the following morning.

These private train services can offer a more relaxing and comfortable journey with cleaner compartments, usable toilets, and dedicated staff to assist any needs that may arise.


Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang sleeper train


Both Livitrans Express and Saigon Golden Train serve a small selection of snacks and drinks with more available for purchase. With all overnight trains from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang, it is advisable to inform your hotel of your arrival time to ensure everything is ready when you get in as the usual check-in hour is after midday but with prior notice, you may sometimes get a room earlier.

For more information about this sleeper train route, take a scan at the table below to find the best sleeper train from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang. 


Departs Arrives Train No Hard Berth(6) Soft Berth(4)
21:55 4:47 Reunification Express Train SE2 7hr 52min $37 $40
19:45 3:14 Reunification Express Train SE4 7hr 29min $35 $38
20:30 5:30 Reunification Express Train SNT2 9hr 0min $37 $40
11:50 19:46 Reunification Express Train SE22 8hr 56min $32 $36
20:30 5:30 Livitrans Express Train SNT2 9hr 0min N/A $46



Tips to Travel by Vietnam Overnight Train


While sleeper trains are not the cheapest option to get around Vietnam, there are a few things you should keep in mind for a better experience:

  • There will be fresh bedding if you jump on from the primary train stations. However, if you get on partway through a journey, chances are they won’t change the bedding. If you’re sensitive to cleanliness, you are encouraged to bring your own bedding and pillowcase. 
  • Expect to share the cabin with someone else, if you choose the beds. It’s generally safe to travel by train; however, you might still want to keep your valuables safely hidden.
  • The train will be loud and a bit shaky. Bring your earplugs or have some music on for a deeper sleep.
  • The toilet might not be on par with those you have in your hometown. It’s best not to drink too much water, as you might not want to go to the toilet every now and then. Bring along tissues and hand sanitizer too.
  • Set an alarm to get up 30 minutes before your stop. The staff will come and wake you up, but it’s good to have some time to prepare your stuff.
  • Keep your tickets as they might check them once again at night.


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