Vietnam Railways/China Railway MR1/T8702: Hanoi (Gia Lam) to Nanning by Train

The Vietnam Railways/China Railway MR1/T8702 from Hanoi (Gia Lam Railway Station) to Nanning is the only international through train remaining in ASEAN (though it's just one country which is actually in ASEAN), with the other ASEAN railway borders of Singapore-Malaysia, Malaysia-Thailand, Thailand-Laos and potentially Thailand-Cambodia being operated by cross-border shuttle trains only. The MR1/T8702 is a … Continue reading Vietnam Railways/China Railway MR1/T8702: Hanoi (Gia Lam) to Nanning by Train

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Hanoibus Express Bus Service 86: Noi Bai International Airport to Hanoi Railway Station by Express Bus

Hanoibus Service 86 is an express airport bus service linking Noi Bai International Airport to Hanoi city centre, terminating at Hanoi Railway Station, offering an affordable and convenient public transport link. With taxi fares costing around VND320,000 (~S$18.73), Hanoibus Service 86 costs around 10 times lesser than that at just VND35,000 (~S$2.05), so it was quite … Continue reading Hanoibus Express Bus Service 86: Noi Bai International Airport to Hanoi Railway Station by Express Bus

Flight Review – AirAsia AK512: Kuala Lumpur (klia2) to Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport) by Airbus A320neo

I opted to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Hanoi rather than straight from Singapore as there was an AirAsia low fare promotion which made the all-in fare from KL cheaper than the new airport tax for departures from Singapore, so the slight additional inconvenience of travelling overnight to KL but having a nice breakfast in … Continue reading Flight Review – AirAsia AK512: Kuala Lumpur (klia2) to Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport) by Airbus A320neo

Day 29-30: Vietnam Railways from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City Part 1

Frequent trains run along the North-South railway line between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Sometimes incorrectly known as the Reunification Express by foreigners, no one will understand this when booking your tickets, and none of the five daily trains, nor any Vietnamese trains at all, bear such a name, or even any name at … Continue reading Day 29-30: Vietnam Railways from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City Part 1