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Ha Noi, Vietnam to Lao Cai, Vietnam Train Schedule & Fare

Train Operator First Train Last Train Duration Departure Day Fare start from
Vietnam Railways 22:00:00 22:00:00 00h10m Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat VND 375.000
Livitrans Express 22:00:00 22:00:00 - Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat VND 600.000
New Livitrans 22:00:00 22:00:00 - Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat VND 660.000
King Sapa Train 22:00:00 22:00:00 - Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat VND 780.000
CHAPA EXPRESS TRAIN 21:35:00 22:00:00 - Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat VND 815.000
Violette Train 22:00:00 22:00:00 - Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat VND 825.000
Ha Noi, Vietnam to Lao Cai, Vietnam Trip Information
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Hanoi To Lao Cai Train Service

Known as Vietnam's second largest city, Hanoi provides an interesting mix of the east and the west with noticeable traces of the communist influence due to past invasions. Located in the heart of the city is the chaotic Old Quarter where the narrows streets roughly exhibit a variety of trades. It is further complimented by a setting portraying diversified centuries-old architecture with a rich culture of Chinese elements as well as trails of French influences.

With many fascinating Vietnamese markets including the famous Dong Xuan market, Hanoi draws an immense number of tourists each year, contributing to a large share of Vietnam's tourism industry. One of the most valuable experiences in Vietnam is certainly its train rides and a ride from Hanoi to Lao Cai is something that should not be missed. The Hanoi to Lao Cai train passes through the same route alike the trains from Hanoi to Sapa as Sapa is the last stop along the route. Get train tickets on board the Hanoi to Lao Cai train via Easybook's convenient platform by placing an online booking.

Popular Train Operators

Two popular train operators manoeuvred along the railway networks in Vietnam to get to Lao Cai is the Livitrans as well as the Violette Train. The Hanoi to Lao Cai train route is also covered by both operators as the service makes an end at the train station in Sapa. Duration of the journey on board the Hanoi to Lao Cai train will be lengthy due to a wide distance between the two destinations which is within an estimated range of 300 kilometres.

From Hanoi to Lao Cai, Vietnam Railways provides train services with train times available in the morning, afternoon as well as evening departing daily. All day trains and overnight trains are yielded with a variety of seats. The trains are also surrounded with an air conditioning system for a comfortable journey. Information on train tickets are available on the website to review train times as well as train ticket prices.

The Hanoi to Lao Cai train journey is bound to fascinate travelers with wondrous sceneries of Vietnamese landscapes. As the train departs from Hanoi, the carriages will make its way through the city’s cluttered suburbs, passing within a few feet of peoples’ homes and businesses, offering an alluring cross-section of the metropolis.

Departure Point - Hanoi Train Station

Locally known as Ga Hanoi, Hanoi Train Station is the departure point for the Hanoi to Lao Cai trains. Hanoi Train Station has two gates whereby the main gate is primarily allocated for south-bound trains. As Sapa is located towards the north and is the final stop for the Hanoi to Lao Cai trains, north-bound trains can be found inside Station B located along the Tran Quy Cap street.

Aboard the Hanoi to Lao Cai trains, a lunch trolley with drink carts will be available passing by throughout the extensive journey. Types of seats in the trains include the hard seats as well as the soft seats and cabins with non-convertible berths. For overnight trains, it is recommended to opt for the berths for a cozy night as the long train journey passes through a series of odd silhouettes of trees against the moonlit sky.

Passengers travelling on the Hanoi to Lao Cai train will be dropped off at the Ga Lao Cai or Lao Cai Train Station. Lao Cai Train Station is a transit stop before train services heads to the final stop along the route in Sapa. Taxis as well as local buses are scattered all over for transportations in getting around the compact town.

Things to know about Lao Cai

Another province in the north-eastern region of Vietnam, Lao Cai adjoins four Vietnam’s provinces namely Lai Chau, Ha Giang, Yen Bai and Son La. It is also a border town to China. Lao Cai possesses true mountainous yet diverse topography with several valleys lying between its hills and mountains. The climate in Lao Cai gives a whole range of feelings as sometimes it could be too cold to enjoy the scenery, but most of the time the atmosphere is dry and cool enough for it to become a frequent getaway.

Panoramic views of the Fansipan and dragon-jaw-shaped Ham Rong Mountain towering peaks can be sighted within Lao Cai. A number of rivers including the prominent Red River flowing from Hanoi also passes through Lao Cai. The wondrous terrains in Lao Cai provides the province with many types of minerals among which cooper, iron and apatite are of the most valuable ones. Motorcycle rentals as well as bike rentals are available at cheap prices for ease of travelling in this exquisite region.

Lao Cai has a subtropical climate. The duration for its monsoon season is from May to September with very heavy rains during July till August. Hikers are drawn to the mountains in the dry season which lasts from November till May. Many warm locals reside by the residences in Lao Cai and it is generally a safe place for tourists coming from all parts of the world. However, remember to keep an eye out for pickpockets and rip offs by expensive fares.

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