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Hanoi to Hue Train: Schedule & Price

January 12, 2022 - 1856 views

Hue City is known as an ideal destination that has a long-standing culture and some famous monuments. This place attracted tourists because of its peaceful scenery. Hue is not bustling like other cities, the beauty of Hue is the poetic nature and some grandiose mountains. Tourists often travel to Hue by plane because it is the fastest way to go there. Traveling by bus or train is slower than by plane. However, most people want to go by train from Hanoi to Hue because they can both take a rest and watch some beautiful views through the windows of the train. Therefore, this review will provide some important information about Hanoi to Hue train types including their schedule and price for tourists to consult. 

Hanoi to Hue train

Hanoi to Saigon train types

It is about 688 kilometers from Hanoi to Hue. So that it takes tourists about at least 12,5 hours depending on different trains. Every day, there are 6 trips from Hanoi to Hue, including SE7, SE5, SE9, SE3, SE19, and SE1, with many seat/berth types. 

Overnight Train

Some Vietnam overnight trains from Hanoi to Hue include SE3, SE19, and SE1. This means that tourists have to sleep one night in the trains. Some tourists will surely feel excited if they have an opportunity to sleep on the overnight train. There are many seat types we could have check below:

Hard seat (NC and NCL): made from wood which is installed fixedly with the train. It seems that their prices are the cheapest in seat types, so they are some good choices for tourists. Therefore, they help visitors to save money effectively. Nevertheless, if they have to sit continuously for about 13 hours, they will feel tired and inconvenient. Hard seats can’t help tourists lean back as well as lie stretched. They should be used when tourists have short trips of about 200-300 kilometers. Additionally, tourists who choose overnight trains will feel terrible if they have to sit during the journeys. 

Soft seat (NM and NML): Unlike hard seats, soft ones help tourists sit more comfortably because tourists can lean back about 15 degrees. They are equipped with soft cushions so tourists can sit for a long time without feeling too tired. Admittedly, soft seats are some great choices for visitors because of their affordable prices and convenience. For young people, they are strong enough to sit constantly from Hanoi to Hue.

Hard berth (BNL): Each cabin has 6 berths arranged into 3 floors (each floor has 2 berths). The sleeper train Hanoi to Hue will make some great choices if visitors want to rest comfortably. They are equipped with thin cushions so tourists can sleep well during their trips. There is nothing better than lying stretched and listening to some ballad on the train. 

Visitors can relax on their berths. They have private space to do what they like such as sleeping, making calls, taking some photos... However, some tourists can feel a little inconvenience if they choose the berths on the third floor because it is challenging for them to get out of their cabins. The prices of hard berths are quite expensive. Therefore, it is also a noticeable point which visitors should consider carefully.

 Taking train from Hanoi to Hue

Taking the train from Hanoi to Hue

First Class or Tourist Sleeper Train

The Hanoi to Hue First Class Train type is a modern means of transportation because of its luxurious design and diverse service. To reduce the swing in the transfer process, people try hard to use some material to create them. 

Soft berth (ANL)

This is the best Hanoi to Hue sleeper train, which tourists shouldn’t miss. Only 4 berths in each cabin. This means that it creates some private space for them to do something such as working, sleeping, etc. The thick cushions help tourists sleep well and reduce tiredness. They will feel comfortable during their trips without worry about health problems. To increase the quality of service, each cabin is equipped with reading lamps and sockets. Tourists can use some lamps to read books and work with laptops and mobile phones. The price of the Hanoi to Hue train type is the most expensive because it is very useful for tourists, especially on long trips. 

First class train from Hanoi to Hue

First class train from Hanoi to Hue

Day Train

The travel time of a day train is longer, about 13 - 14 hours including SE7, SE5. Tourists often get on the train in the morning and drop off in the evening. The convenience of day trains is that tourists don’t need to sleep overnight on the train. 

Moreover, traveling by day train is very exciting because they can admire some beautiful views on both sides of the railroad. Tourists are surely amazed by the nature of Vietnam, including calm rivers with clear water and high mountains. Instead of sleeping, tourists who choose day trains should relax by watching some natural scenery out of the window. Definitely, this special experience will not disappoint them if tourists choose day trains, no matter which seat/berth types they choose, will make them feel excited. 

 

Hanoi to Hue train schedule & price

You should consult the schedule and price carefully to choose a suitable departure time. Let’s see the below table: 

Train

Departure time 

Arrival time

Durations

Prices

AN LT1

AN LT2

BN LT1

BN LT2

BN LT3

NM

NC

GP

SE7

6:00

19:46

13 hours 46 mins

$35

$32

$32

$30

$26

$18

$16

$11

SE5

9:00

22:21

13 hours

21 mins

$34

$31

$31

$27

$23

$20

$13

$11

SE9

14:30

4:39

14 hours 9 mins 

$30

$27

$28

$25

$21

$18

$13

$10

SE3

19:30

8:30

13 hours 

$38

$37

$35

$33

$28

$24

x

$14

SE19

20:10

9:26

13 hours 16 mins

$33

$32

$30

$28

$24

$24

 

$11

SE1

22:20

10:52

12 hours 32 mins

$37

$34

$35

$31

$26

$22

x

$13

Note: 

  • AN: 4 berth sleeper cabin (LT1: first level/ LT2: second level)
  • BN: 6 berth sleeper cabin (LT1: First level/ LT2: second level/ LT3: 3rd level)
  • NM: Soft seat (NML: soft seat with air-conditioning)
  • NC: Hard seat (NCL: hard seat with air-conditioning) 
  • GP: Auxiliary seat (these seats are made from plastic, they will be sold when primary tickets of all trains have been sold out) 

 

Local tips to get from Hanoi to Hue by train 

  • The schedule and price are essential, so you should consider them carefully before choosing one. It is recommended to take the overnight train with SE3 or SE19 if you decide to travel by overnight train.
  • You should book tickets early to have the best seats or berths. In the peak season, the tickets are sold out early. 
  • Remember the departure time to avoid missing trains. You should be ready before the train starts at least 30 minutes.
  • Taking an ID card or passport to get on the train.
  • Reading some reviews on the internet to have more travel experience. 

Enjoy the train trip from Hanoi to Hue

Enjoy the train trip from Hanoi to Hue

Obviously, traveling to Hue from Hanoi by train will be a great experience for tourists, especially foreign tourists. Please see the schedule and price to choose the suitable train types. We hope that you will have the best trips. BestPrice will help you to book train tickets as well as hotel rooms. Please contact BestPrice Travel if they need support with some necessary information. Tourists can also go to bestpricetravel.com to consult some reviews to have more travel experiences. We believe that this review will be useful for you before traveling. 

Let's find some best Hue tours to join after the train trip.

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