Overnight Train Hanoi to Hue

Hanoi - Hue Rail Map
Hanoi - Hue Rail Map

Basic Information of Overnight Train Hanoi to Hue

As a historical capital, Hue has some must see attractions to visit. If you would like to save the daytime visiting hours, then the overnight train Hanoi to Hue could be a good choice. The whole length of railway from Hanoi station to Hue station is about 688 kilometres. It takes about 13 to 14.5 hours. 


There are 5 Reunification Express trains, and some tourist carriages are attached with the trains, so you have more options to have a comfort rest during the trip. Four kinds of seats are available for passengers, including hard seat, soft seat, hard sleeper with 6 berths and soft sleeper with 4 berths. The air-conditioned carriages and cabins will remove exhaustion due to a long journey. Since Vietnam government still uses meter railway, the time may not be always punctual. Besides, the traffic is sometimes influenced by whether, especially from May to October. Train passengers had better to make a flexible plan in advance. 

Luxury Tourist Train Carriage: Laman Express (SE19) from Hanoi to Hue

Among the tourist trains, only Laman Express offers VIP cabins, there are two lower berths in one cabin, the ticket fare is about USD136 one way. While, Laman Express is only available for the route from Hanoi to Hue, for the return trip from Hue to Hanoi, you could take Soft Sleeper (4 berths in one cabin) on Livitrans Express (SE4) or Lotus Express (SE20), the price is USD60-69. 

Railway Stations of Overnight Train Hanoi to Hue

 Hanoi Railway Station (A Station, the Main Station)

Location: 120 Le Duan Street, Hoan Kiem District. 

 Hue Railway Station: 

Location: 02, Bui Thi Xuan Street, Hue city, about 1 km from the city center.

Overnight Train Hanoi to Hue  Schedule

(Last Updated Date: May 14, 2020)

Departure Arrival
Train No.
Train Type
Ticket Fare (US$)
06:00
19:47
SE7
Reunification Express
35-54
09:00
22:42
SE5
Reunification Express
19:30
08:30+
SE3
Reunification Express
40-57
Livitrans Express
69
Viollete Express
65
20:00
09:34+
SE19
Laman Express
78-136
Lotus Express
60
Reunification Express
38-54
22:20
10:52+
SE1
Reunification Express
38-54
Viollete Express
60

Hue to Hanoi Train Schedule

(Last Updated Date: May 14, 2020)

Departure
Arrival
Train No.
Train Type
Ticket Fare (US$)
01:36
15:33
SE8
Reunification Express
35-54
05:00
19:12
SE6
Reunification Express
15:31
04:50+
SE4
Reunification Express
40-57
Livitrans Express
69
16:26
05:30+
SE2
Reunification Express
38-54
21:30
12:33+
SE20
Lotus Express
60
Reunification Express
38-54


What can I expect in Hue?

As the ancient capital city, Hue appeals a plenty of tourists by various historic sites such as Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. Hue is the best city to explore the essence of Vietnamese history and culture, like Xi’an in China.

The Imperial Palace of Hue
The Imperial Palace of Hue

Forbidden Purple City of Vietnam
Forbidden Purple City of Vietnam

Other Most-Asked Questions about Taking the Trains

Is there WIFI available on trains?

Yes, passengers can connect free WIFI after boarding the train.

Could I buy an open ticket to visit cities?

Sorry, each ticket only applies to one route. If you have several trips, please book the tickets respectively.

What should I wear in April?

The temperature in April is very suitable for traveling. You can wear T-shirt or skirt and take a lightweight coat at night.


Could I take a whole soft sleeper cabin even we only have 2 passengers?

Yes, you can buy 4 tickets together and then you can take a whole cabin.