Hanoi Train Station
Before the proliferation of flights and highways, Hanoi Train Station used to play a vital role in connecting the capital with the rest of Vietnam, especially region such as Sapa and Hue.
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|At a glance|
|Address||120 Le Duan Street, Hanoi|
|Location||10 minutes from the Old Quarter, 45 minutes from Hanoi Airport|
|Train routes||Train Northward to China and Sapa, Train Southward to Hue, Danang and Ho Chi Minh City|
|Ticket hours||7:30 AM 12:00PM; 1:30PM - 7:30 PM|
Counter 3 has English speaking staff and sells ticket for North-South train
Counter 13 sells ticket for China-bound train
|Departure information||Terminal A on Le Duan street for Southward train|
Terminal B on Tran Quy Cap street for Sapa train
|Getting to and from the train station|
|Taxis||Taxis to the Old Quarter costs $2-4|
Taxis to and from the airport costs $15
|Buses||Buses #1 and 43|
|Xe-om||Xe om to the Old Quarter costs $1-2|
|Walking||Within walking distance from Ngon Restaurant, Melia hotel and Moevenpick hotel|
|Train station facility and service|
|Information & help desk||Yes, near the ticket booth|
|Currency exchange||Information not available|
|Public telephone||Yes, on the right hand side of the building|
|Food and beverage||Lotteria fast food chain and street vendors at the front|
Free wifi connection available indoor
|Restaurants nearby||Ngon restaurant (less than 1km away)|
Classico Pizza and Pastas (less than 1km away)
Highland Cafe (less than 1km away)
|Hotels nearby||Melia Hotel (*****)|
Moevenpick Hotel (*****)
Mango Hotel (***)
Hanoi is connected to the rest of Vietnam and the world by multiple means of transportation.
Most sights and accommodations are in Hoan Kiem District (downtown), centered around the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake, and Ba Dinh, Dong Da or Hai Ba Trung districts. Most addresses include a district name. You'll want to plan your travels accordingly because getting from one district to another can be time-consuming. Within the downtown, you can easily walk from a spot to another.
The main airport that serves Hanoi and many surrounding Northern provinces is Noi Bai International Airport (HAN).