Vietnam Current Train Information

Vietnam current train information

I quite often have to phone or run down to the train station
to get accurate information on the train schedules and prices. Many of the
posters on the travel forums also have publicly asked for information on lesser
known routes to Nha Trang and other locations. Well here it is…… Photo’s of
actual updated train information.

I uploaded the photos in a large format so you should be
able to zoom in ans see the information.

Pricing….. A good rule of thumb is that a soft sleeper will
cost you about 10,000 dong per kilometer traveled.

Sorry if the photos are a bit blurry


Vietnam railways has a new website. Here is the link to some information









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Golden train berth
Golden train berth







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48 thoughts on “Vietnam Current Train Information

  1. Hi Owee,

    can you help us, we want to travel around Vietnam. I got cheap ticket from KL – HCM. but we prefer to see some traditional village and stay there for 1-2 days. any suggestion? is it possible travel by train to this village.
    any recommendation places to go surrounding neighborhoods HCM.
    we will travel for a week at end of june , is it good season to travel to vietnam ??

    many thanks!

  2. Hi Owee,

    I will be coming from Singapore to HCM on 23-27 May. I will reach HCM ard 2pm and hope to travel to Nha Trang in the nite. Any suggestion where to take the Train or sleep bus ? Please provide the Train or Bus Station address. And place to stay in Nha Trang.

    Thanks a lot.

    1. Most of the sleeper busses have offices on Phan Ngu Lao street in the tourist area, very easy to find. The train station is about a 60000 dong ride away in district 3. Address is 1 Nguy?n Thông, ph??ng 9, qu?n 3. I suggest Carpe DM or the Ha Van in the tourist area……. my place is more suited to those that want a more “local” experience in Vietnam.

  3. Hi,
    I am interested in booking a private cabin for 4 on an overnight train from Saigon to Nha Trang. But I got confused with many websites where I can do the booking on and about the few cabin choices.
    Can someone point me to the right directions?

    1. There is really no train reservation service that I am aware of offered by Vietnam railway. That may be why it looks confusing. Tickets have to be purchased and paid for in advance (no reservations) You may be able to get your hotel to purchase tickets for you. I am not sure if you can request a specific car.

  4. hi owee,

    we will be travelling to ho chi minh city next week. can you suggest itinerary for us?.. we are 4. i would love to see the beautiful places in and out of the city – travel by bus or train is great.we will be there for 7days. thanks!

  5. Is it possible to purchase a ticket for SE03 Nha Trang to Saigon in Saigon Railway Station or do i need to purchase it at Nha Trang itself ?

    Thanks for assisting.

  6. HI Owee,
    Good day to you! I am looking forward to spending 5 days in Vietnam. We plan to stay Danang for 3 days then take train to Ho Chi Mihn for another 2 days stay. Any suggest itenarery for us?

  7. Hi there, was just wondering if it is possible to get train tickets from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang on the day itself? I would be going during the last week of Dec. Thank you so much for your kind advice.

    1. Hi Jo,
      It is quite often possible to book a train on the same day. It will all depend on whether it is a weekend and Christmas holidays. There is always a sleeper bus if the train is full.

  8. Hi Owee, Over the past few weeks, you have given me answers to a few questions that I have posted on the forum. Thankyou. I have somehow stumbled across this page & was wondering if you could answer a couple more questions.

    We are travelling to Vietnam in January 2012 & want to catch a train from Hanoi to Da Nang.
    Q1. Do you think booking 4 days ahead for train travel will be enough. I plan on booking train ticket first day we arrive in Hanoi. We really need to travel on a certain date.
    Q2. We are family with 3 kids. Will we be allowed to have 4 berth sleeper with two younger kids sharring bed. (youngest is 4 years old)
    Q3. Do you know approx cost for us to travel.( Kids ages: 11, 8, & 4)
    Thankyou very much.

  9. I am looking forward to spending 4 days in Nha Trang. I am a bit confused. It seems there are various trains from HCMC to Nha Trang. There are the S trains, and I also read that there is a 5star express which is not shown here. I am traveling with my family (2 adults 2 kids) and want to do the overnight train. Is ticket available in any travel agent in district 1? Will they deliver to the hotel where I’m staying (Sheraton)?

    1. The 5 star express train is now only a car added to the same SE trains. I am confused about it also as I have never seen it but know it exists (now called the golden train i think) All of the SE trains are decent and clean. Tickets can be easily arranged through your hotel and the tickets are delivered free of charge to the hotel. (expect a small hotel charge for the service)…. It might be cheaper to get a local agent to order it.. The Sheraton is a pricey placve after all 😉

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