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HANOI - SAPA, LAOCAI TRAIN INFORMATION

Train Information Price with A/C (US$)
From To Train Name Frequency Departure Time Soft Seat Soft Berth
Hanoi Laocai SP1
LC1
LC3
LC5
Daily 23:30
22:10
06:15
22:00
12
12
11
11
21
20
0
20
Laocai Hanoi SP2
LC2
LC4
LC6
Daily 20:50
19:00
10:20
21:15
12
12
11
11
21
20
0
20

Tourist Train Information

  • Victoria Express Train
  • Victoria Express train is the best train in terms of comfort and services from Hanoi to Laocai, 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 regular run (LC5 and LC6) between Hanoi and Laocai.

    Due to the increasing popularity of this train, the hotel only offers tickets to those staying in the hotel. We recommend booking your berth (and your hotel room) at least 30 days in advance.

    Dining car: Serve Vietnamese & European food.

    Victoria Train Fare:

    Depart Return Rates (US$)
    Superior (4 berths) Deluxe (2 berths)
    One-way Return One-way Return
    Mon. Thu., Sat. 95 105 105 160
    Wed. Sat., Tue.
    Sat. Tue., Thu.
    Wed. Sunday N/A 130 N/A 185
    Fri. Tuesday
    Fri. Sunday N/A 160 N/A 260

    - All rates are in USD, inclusive breakfast, VAT & service charges.
    - Tickets will be delivered to your hotel in Hanoi.

    Transfer from Lao Cai train station to Victoria Sapa:

      One way (US$) Return (US$)
    Shuttle bus (15 seats) 6/pax 12/pax
    Private shuttle bus 75 150
    Car 4 seats 40 80

    Victoria Train Schedule:

    Route Day Departure Duration Arrival
    Hanoi - Lao Cai Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. 22.00 10h 07.00
    Lao Cai - Hanoi Tuesday 18.45 10h 05.00
    Thu., Sat. 10.20 10h 20.20
    Sunday 21.15 10h 07.15

    VICTORIA EXPRESS TRAIN

    VICTORIA EXPRESS TRAIN

    VICTORIA EXPRESS TRAIN

    VICTORIA EXPRESS TRAIN

    Note: Customers aboard the Victoria Sapa carriages can select to remain on board until 7 a.m. to catch a little more sleep.

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  • Tulico Train
  •  

    Tulico train offer comfortable, air-conditioned soft sleepers. While this is not a luxurious train, it offers good alternative transportation to Sapa from Hanoi. It has soft sleepers, A/C and clean four-berth cabins. You will be provided with one bottle of water, a small snack and a napkin.

    Tulico Train's Pictures
    Tulico train's carriage
    Tulico train's cabin Tulico train's VIP room Tulico train's wooden cabin
    Tulico train's carriage Tulico train's cabin Tulico train's VIP room Tulico train's wooden cabin

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  • Ratraco Train
  • In the LC5 and LC6, there are Victoria Cabins, Tulico Cabins, Pumpkin Cabins, and Ratraco Cabins. All of these are alternatives for tourists to Sapa from Hanoi. Ratraco train is one of the best trains to Sapa with wooden cabins.

    Ratraco train's carriage Ratraco train's carriage
    Ratraco train's carriage Ratraco train's carriage

    Ratraco train's corridor Ratraco train's cabin Ratraco train's washing room
    Ratraco train's corridor Ratraco train's cabin Ratraco train's washing room

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  • Pumpkin Train
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    Pumpkin train, like the Tulico train, is not a separate train, but offers soft sleepers, A/C and clean four-berth cabins in 2 carriages which go with local trains (LC5 and LC6) between Hanoi and Laocai. Pumpkin train is one of the best choice for tourists to Sapa.

    Pumpkin train's carriage Pumpkin train's cabin Ratraco train's washing room
    Pumpkin train's carriage Pumpkin train's cabin Ratraco train's washing room
     
    Pumpkin train's corridor Pumpkin train's carriage Tourists' satisfaction
    Pumpkin train's corridor Pumpkin train's carriage Tourists' satisfaction

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  • Royal Train
  • To serve tourist requirements, the Royal Train is also part of a regular train with 2 carriages in SP1 and SP2 which offers A/C, soft-sleepers and clean four-berth cabins.

    Royal train's carriage Royal train's cabin Royal train's berth
    Royal train's carriage Royal train's cabin Royal train's berth
     
    Royal train's corridor Royal train's snack and water Royal train's toilet
    Royal train's corridor Royal train's snack and water Royal train's toilet

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  • Laocai – Sapa Transfer
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    The Hanoi - Laocai train stops at Valley Laocai, just 40 km from Sapa; in order to reach Sapa, you will need to travel an hour and a half more through a connecting bus or private car. The bus stops at Sapa's main Post Office, leaving you with some minutes walk into town. It can also stop at your hotel, depending upon the location of the hotel. Ticket prices for connecting buses Laocai - Sapa are 30000VND or US$2/way.

    The tourist bus back to Laocai leaves from outside Sapa's church, but usually it can pick you up at your hotel. You can inquire with the staff at your hotels for getting a bus ticket back to Laocai Railway Station.

     

  • Train Fare:
  • Train name Accommodation Fare (US$)
    Royal First Class, wooden cabin - 4 berths 26
    Royal AC soft sleeper - 4 berths
    Royal AC soft sleeper - 6 berths
    23
    19
    Ratraco Ratraco AC soft sleeper - 4 berths 23
    Pumpkin First Class, wooden cabin - 4 berths 25
    Second Class, AC soft sleeper - 4 berths 22
    Tulico VIP class - 2 berths (only 1 VIP available) 50
    First class, wooden cabin - 4 berths 25
    Tulico AC soft sleeper - 4 berths 20

     

  • Train Schedule
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    Train name Departure Destination Accommodation
    Station Time Station Time
    Royal,
    Pumpkin
    Hanoi 21.30 Laocai 06.00 Royal - AC soft sleeper - 4 berths
    Pumpkin - AC soft sleeper - 4 berths
    Pumpkin,
    Ratraco,
    Royal,
    Tulico
    Hanoi 22.00 Laocai 06.30
    Pumpkin, wooden soft sleeper
    Ratraco - AC soft sleeper - 4 berths
    Royal - Wooden cabin
    Tulico - VIP
    Tulico - Wooden cabin
    Royal,
    Pumpkin
    Laocai 20.50 Hanoi 05.00  
    Pumpkin,
    Ratraco,
    Royal,
    Tulico
    Laocai 21.15 Hanoi 06.00  

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  • Note on The Ticket:
  • - We recommend that you choose the soft sleeper and the Pumpkin, Ratraco, Royal, Tulico 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 Hanoi for the Victoria Express, Pumpkin, Tulico, Ratraco, Royal train. For other normal trains, you need to purchase the return ticket yourself, when you are in Laocai or Sapa , or request the hotel to buy it for you (you cannot be guaranteed a soft sleeper if you buy on short notice).

    - Child fare: under 5 years: free of charge if sharing bed with parent; 5 years/up: adult rate.

     

  • How to Book
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    As a Travel Agency, we can obtain Victoria Express, Pumpkin, Tulico, Ratraco, Royal train tickets at contract prices, so our fares are cheaper than buying them any where else.

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