Vietnam Railways

Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam) operate the railway line in Vietnam, which consists of multiple branches in the north meeting at Hanoi, with the main North–South Railway line spanning 1600km between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

Vietnam Railways Route Map

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Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) “Reunification Express”

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The North-South Railway linking Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is sometimes referred to by tourists as the “Reunification Express” train. However, there are actually 5 daily pairs of trains plying the full length of the route with no train actually bearing such a name. Many other local and express trains serve the route and its branches too, in addition to the 5 daily pairs of full-route trains.

Hanoi – Nanning

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The Hanoi – Nanning train is a once-daily service run by China Railway. It departs from Gia Lam Railway Station in Hanoi, and not Hanoi Railway Station itself as this is a standard gauge train, running on the dual-gauge line between Gia Lam and Dong Dang.

Tickets from Vietnam to China can be booked online through Baolau.

Hanoi – Nanning – Beijing

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The Hanoi – Nanning – Beijing train is a twice-weekly service run by China Railway. It departs from Gia Lam Railway Station in Hanoi, and not Hanoi Railway Station itself as this is a standard gauge train, running on the dual-gauge line between Gia Lam and Dong Dang. This train is actually formed of through cars on the Hanoi – Nanning train and the Nanning – Beijing Z5/Z6, making for a seamless journey for passengers inside the through cars.

Tickets from Vietnam to China can be booked online through Baolau.

Timetable

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Booking Methods

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