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Victoria Express Train
 
Victoria Express Train
Victoria Express Train
 
 

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Hanoi - Sapa transfer

 

Hanoi train station: 120 Le Duan Str., Hanoi

Laocai train station: Khanh Yen Street - Pho Moi Ward - Lao Cai Town - Lao Cai Province


Hanoi - Lao cai train stop at valley Lao cai, just 40 km from Sapa, so to reach Sapa you need to travel more 1 hour and a half by a public bus or private car. The bus stops at Sa Pa's main post office leaving you with a couple of minutes walk into town. From Sapa town it is aboVictoria Express Trainut 5' or 15' walk to your hotel. Ticket prices for a bus connecting to Sapa is $5 per person one way.

 

The Victoria Express Train

The best in terms of comfort and services from Hanoi to Lao Cai,  The Victoria Express train offers two luxury sleeping carriages, one restaurant connected to the train, all with air-conditioning. Victoria Express Train is only provided for Victoria in-house guests

 

Victoria Express Train schedule from 01 Oct 2010 to 30 Sept 2011

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Hanoi - Lao Cai

Departure time: 22:00

 With Dining Carriage

Without Dining Carriage

With Dining Carriage

Without Dining Carriage

 With Dining Carriage

No train

Without Dining Carriage

Lao Cai - Hanoi

Departure time: Mon - Wed, Fri & Sun: 21:15 Thus: 10:30

Without Dining Carriage

 With Dining Carriage

Without Dining Carriage

 With Dining Carriage

Without Dining Carriage

No train

Without Dining Carriage

ictoria Express Train Rates:

 

 

 

Round Trip

One Way

With DC

Without DC

1 way with DC/ 1 way without DC

With DC

Without DC

Rates

Superior

180

160

170

140

120

Deluxe

275

245

260

220

200

 

- DC: Dining Carriage.
* Above prices are for per person / berth, quoted in US Dollars, inclusive of applicable government tax & service
charge, non-commissionable.
* One way ticket is not available on weekend departures: Friday (Hanoi to Lao Cai) & Sunday (Lao Cai to Hanoi)
*Train departure times are subject to change without prior notice.
Children policy: 25% off on Adults’ rates for children between 5 years and 12 years old. Free of charge for children 4 years old & below, using parents’ existing berths

Tulico Express Train
Tulico train offers comfortable air-conditioned soft sleepers. It is good and clean cabin, especially the deluxe 2 berth cabin ( for 2 persons only) between Hanoi and Lao Cai. While this is is not a luxurious train it offers good alternative transportation to get to Sapa from Hanoi. It is soft sleeper, A.C and clean 4 berth cabin. The train provide you one bottle of water, small snack and a napkin.

Tulico Train

Train Name

Hanoi - Laocai

Laocai - Hanoi

Cabin AC Soft Sleper

Return

Departure

Arrival

Departure

Arrival

Tulico Express Train

21:10

05:30

20.35

05:00

Wooden Cabin - 4 berths

$64

TSC Express Train

22.00

06.30

21.15

06.00

Wooden Cabin - 4 berths

$62

Ratraco Train

22.00

06.00

21.15

06.00

Soft sleeper - 4 berths

$65

King Express Train

20:35

5:00

19:30

4:30

Deluxe wooden cabin 4 berths

$66

Business wooden cabin 4 berths

$58

Fasipan Express Train

21:10

05:30

20.35

05:00

Wooden deluxe cabin 4 berths

$68

Livitrains Express train

20:35

5:00

19:30

4:30

Wooden deluxe cabin 4 berths

$68

Hara Express Train

21:10

05:30

20.35

05:00

Wooden deluxe cabin 4 berths

$64

Green Express Train

21:10

05:30

20.35

05:00

Wooden deluxe cabin 4 berths

$62

Sapaly Express Train

21:10

05:30

20.35

05:00

Wooden deluxe cabin 4 berths

$68

Pumpkin Express Train

20:35

5:00

19:30

4:30

Wooden deluxe cabin 4 berths

$64

Oriental Express Train

20:35

5:00

19:30

4:30

Wooden deluxe cabin 4 berths

$65

Friendly Express Train

21:10

05:30

20.35

05:00

Wooden deluxe cabin 4 berths

$62

 

Ratraco Train
The Ratraco Express Train is designed with soft 4 berths and two toilet at either ends features 4 soft berth in each cabin with individual reading lights, baggage storage and spacious trunk for suite case and hand luggage. The train provide also water and cold tower.

TSC Express Train
The TSC Express Train is wooden carriage, soft sleeper A.C cabin with soft 4 berths and two toilet at either ends. Each berth is equipped with individual reading lights, baggage storage and spacious trunk for suite case and hand luggage. The train provide also water and cold tower.
King Express Train
King Express Train accommodate 68 berths with A Private deluxe 2 berths, A Private business 2 berths, deluxe 4 berths and business 4 berths cabin accompanied by the hospitality of King express train staff. The enchanting luxury, the comfort facilities of the wood-panelling cabins will make your stay in these carriages memorable.
Passengers are to hold the best opportunity to relax or simply let the beauty gliding over your spacious windows. Luxury, inspiration and refreshment are main character of these carriages. All berths are wooden-panelled, air-conditioned with individual reading lights, baggage storage.
A Private 2 berths King Deluxe cabins and Business cabins create an intimate space for couples with 2 berths only. These cabins are lovingly designed to for those who desire to have the privacy with remarkable interior decor. They are the epitome of a small observation car.
* Note:
- Free picking up from Hanoi to Train Station
- One way ticket are available
- Ticket price does not include meals on the train but include snack and drinks
- WC are not in cabin

Fanxipan Express Train
Fasipan Express Train accommodate 56 berths with 2 berths and 4 berths deluxe cabins, accompanied by the hospitality of Fansipan express train staff. The enchanting luxury, the comfort facilities of the wood-panelling cabins will make your stay in these carriages memorable. Passengers are to hold the best opportunity to relax or simply let the beauty gliding over your spacious windows. Luxury, inspiration and refreshment are main character of these carriages.
A Private deluxe Fansipan 2 berths cabin cabin create an intimate space for couples with 2 berths only. These cabins are lovingly designed to for those who desire to have the privacy with remarkable interior decor. They are the epitome of a small observation car.
Fanxipan Express Train have air-conditioned wood paneled, individual reading lights, baggage storege, toilets and overside window.Each pessenger will be service food and drink such as fruit juices, tea and snack bring the Vietnamese taste
Fanxipan Express has a tool providing cold and hot water, a mini bar on the conner of each carriage offering Vietnamese and westerm delights, snack and drinks. If need, please press the ring in the cabin

* Note:
- 25% off on adult's rates for children between 5 year and 12 year old
- Free of charge for children under 5 year old sharing parent's existing berths
- Free picking up from Hanoi to Train Station
- One way ticket are available
- Ticket price does not include meals on the train but include snack and drinks
- WC are not in cabin

Livitrans Express Train
Livitran Sapa Train is a newly built train connecting Hanoi and Sapa. It is considered one of the most luxurious trains in Vietnam with its equipment equivalent to a high-class hotel. The train is a joint venture between Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industry Corporation and Vietnam Railway Corporation which officially starts its operation on 1st September 2007.
Livitrans Express Train, which comprises of 9 wooden carriages and one electricity generation compartment, is expected to expand to 15 carriages to be able to accommodate 420 passengers in the near future. The train will feature sleeping carriage with VIP Livitrans 2 berths, A Private deluxe 2 berths and deluxe 4 berths. Livitrans offer a bar, toilets, LCD television sets on board, etc... of aviation standards. Passengers will be also offered drinks, confectionery and newspapers.
With friendly staff and high class services, Livitrans Express Train will surely bring you a memorial trip to Sapa.
* Hanoi at 20:35pm to Laocai at 5:00am
* Laocai at 19:30pm to Hanoi at 4:30am
* Note:
- Free picking up from Hanoi to Train Station
- One way ticket are available
- Ticket price does not include meals on the train but include snack and drinks
- WC are not in cabin

Hara Express Train
HaRa Express Train accommodate 48 berths with deluxe cabins, accompanied by the hospitality of Hara express train staff. The enchanting luxury, the comfort facilities of the wood-panelling cabins will make your stay in these carriages memorable. Passengers are to hold the best opportunity to relax or simply let the beauty gliding over your spacious windows. Luxury, inspiration and refreshment are main character of these carriages.
HaRa Express Train is wooden carriage, soft sleeper A/C cabin with soft 2 berths VIP, deluxe 2 berths, 4 berths deluxe cabin and two toilet at either ends. Each berth is equipped with individual reading lights, baggage storage and spacious trunk for suite case and hand luggage.
A Private Hara Deluxe 2 berths cabin and VIP Hara 2 berths cabin create an intimate space for couples with 2 berths only. These cabins are lovingly designed to for those who desire to have the privacy with remarkable interior decor.
* Note:
- Free picking up from Hanoi to Train Station
- One way ticket are available
- Ticket price does not include meals on the train but include snack and drinks
- WC are not in cabin

Green Express Train
Green Express Train is wooden carriage, soft sleeper AC cabin with soft 4 berths and two toilet at either ends. Each berth is equipped with individual reading lights, baggage storage and spacious trunk for suite case and hand luggage. The train provide also water and cold tower.

* Note:
- Free picking up from Hanoi to Train Station
- One way ticket are available
- Ticket price does not include meals on the train but include snack and drinks
- WC are not in cabin

Sapaly Express Train
Best Western Sapaly Hotel would like to introduce to you the high quality carriage “Sapaly Express Train” of the high-class tourism train from Hanoi to Lao Cai and return.With our concern of the service quality, you can enjoy your journey on the “Sapaly Express Train” as in the Best Western Sapaly Hotel. Our train is the combination between the equipments of the four-star Hotel and the professional service agents will ensure to provide you an utmost satisfaction of whole long train journey choice.
With the stunning and luxurious interior which obtains European standards, it’s not hard to imagine that you pass the journey of 350 km from Hanoi to Lao Cai in just only one night with a wonderful sleep in your carriage which is like a luxury room in a four–star hotel. Each cabin has four comfortable and spacious beds with the wooden floor; graceful curtains; warm light system and an interior that will certainly make you feel satisfied.
VIP Sapaly Express Train 2 berths cabin create an intimate space for couples with 2 berths only. These cabins are lovingly designed to for those who desire to have the privacy with remarkable interior decor.
Besides, our “Sapaly Express Train” staff members are always ready to offer you the best customer care and complementary services….
* Note:
- Surcharge: 25% additional on Christmas, New Year and Vietnam Holiday
- Free picking up from Hanoi to Train Station
- One way ticket are available
- Ticket price does not include meals on the train but include snack and drinks
- WC are not in cabin

Pumpkin Express Train
Pumpkin Train is not a separate train, it offers soft sleepers, A/C and clean four-berth cabins in 2 carriages which go with local trains between Hanoi and Lao Cai. The cabins are quite nice following the wooden decorated form make it more cozy & clean. Bread & small bottle of water are supplied in every one for free. Pumpkin train is one of the best choices for tourists to Sapa.
* Note:
- Free picking up from Hanoi to Train Station
- One way ticket are available
- Ticket price does not include meals on the train but include snack and drinks
- WC are not in cabin

Orient Express Train
Orient Express Train accommodate 38 berths with deluxe cabins with the comfort facilities of the wood-panelling cabins will make your stay in these carriages memorable. Passengers are to hold the best opportunity to relax or simply let the beauty gliding over your spacious windows. Luxury, inspiration and refreshment are main character of these carriages.

Orient Express Train is wooden carriage, soft sleeper A.C cabin with soft 2 berths VIP, deluxe 2 berths, 4 berths deluxe cabin and two toilet.Each berth is equipped with individual reading lights, baggage storage and spacious trunk for suite case and hand luggage.
A Private Orient Deluxe 2 berths cabin and VIP Orient 2 berths cabin create an intimate space for couples with 2 berths only. These cabins are lovingly designed to for those who desire to have the privacy with remarkable interior decor.

* Note:
- Free picking up from Hanoi to Train Station
- One way ticket are available
- Ticket price does not include meals on the train but include snack and drinks
- WC are not in cabin

Friendly Express Train
Friendly Express Train also a part of regular train with 2 carriages in SP1 and SP2 between Hanoi and Lao Cai. The Friendly Train is attracted by offering soft sleeper carriage, A/C clean four-berth cabins which create cozy comforts for travelers during the trip
* Note:
- Free picking up from Hanoi to Train Station
- One way ticket are available
- Ticket price does not include meals on the train but include snack and drinks
- WC are not in cabin

SAPA WHERE TO GO

For your information about the places to visit during your holiday in Sapa, we've made a small guide about thee best places. These are the places tourists have found most interesting and informative. We hope this guide will make your stay in Sapa more pleasant and enjoyable.

Sapa Love Market : Montagnards from surrounding villages, especially Red Dao people don their most customers and head to the market on Saturday. The girls try to hide in the dark shadow and sing the love songs to attract the boys. The boys try to find where the songs come from. If they are well matched they together into the forest for 3 days. Back from the forest, they can get married if they want. besides, some people also go to the market to their old girlfriend, or boyfriend whom they couldn't get married to for some reasons. The Love market takes place very late in the evening (from 10 P.M ).Be quiet and patient to discover it. Do not miss it !!!!

HamRong mountain (1,5 km from Sapa ):1750m hight. From here you can see the whole panorama of Sapa town. Ideal for walking 2,5 hours round the trip. The scenery is really wonderful. Discover the artificial orchid garden and enjoy the art show program of the ethnic minority group in Sapa at 10:30 am everyday &at 12:30 P.M every Friday and Saturday ...Entrance fee :20000 VND per pax

Catcat village (4 km ). You can go to Catcat by Jeep, motorbike or on foot, it is a small village of Hmong people, where you can relax beside the waterfall or visit the old power station of the French... Entrance fee :5000VND per pox .(US$20.00 per Jeep &US$ 20.00 per guide).Laochai-Tavan: Take a ca from Sapa to Laochai village (H'mong people) (9 km), Walking to Tavan village (12km),you will see the H'mong , Zay , Dao people and others dressed in the traditional style that is unique to the Northern region.(well-prepared boots or trekking shoes for a two hour trek through terraced).The driver will wait for you here and take you back to Sapa.

Tafin village (red Zao people ,Black Hmong). (15km ).You can reach Tafin by Jeep or motorbike.The trip takes tree hours. You can leave your car or motorbike at the entrance of the village and walk inside the village to visit the Red Zao, Black H'mong houses & experience their daily lives.
Female outfits vary but typically elaborate with silver- color beads and coins (the wealth of the woman is said to be equal to the weight of the coins she carries).Long locks of hair are tied up in to large red embroidered turban.

Thac Bac.(Silver Water fall) (13km).you can reach the Thacbac by motorbike or car. After climbing to the Silver Water Fall, 100m high, you can continue up to the highest pass in Viet Nam. The 2047m high Tram ton pass. Aside from magnificent views, the bizzare thing is how dramatically the climate changes. On the Sapa side of the mountain, you can often expect foggy, cold and generally nasty weather. Drop down a few hundred meters below the pass on the Laichau side and it will often be sunny and warm.

Binh Lu market (50km ) is one on the remote villages of Sapa. Diverse ethnic minority groups surround it, each maintaining its own language and tradition. These distinct people have developed an amazing variety of music, dance and handicraft. A big cave is also available for you to discover in Binh Lu

Bac Ha market (100km): Discover the most famous market of the region-Bac Ha market. Here you can meet all the different minority group of the region: Flower H'mong, Tay, F'la, Thai, Nung. The colorful market is well-known for its handicraft objects. The market only operate on Saturday morning. Depart from Sapa at 6am, you will be in BacHa at 9am. This is the good time to visit the market. On the way back to Sapa, it is possible to hop off in Laocai and catch the night train back to Hanoi,

Muong Hun market (75km):
It is quite hard to discover this area. This is the program for the strong ones. It is mountainous district like Sapa but have different ethnic minorities such as :Flower H'mong, Zay, Red Hmong, White Hmong, Tay, Thai, Nung, Tu Di,dao Tuyen. The market only operate on saturday morning. Depart from Sapa at 6am , you will arrive Muong Hun at 9am. After visiting the market you will go back to Laocai station. You can also visit Muong Vi cave and villages along the road on the way to Laocai.

Coc Ly market (95km): Join us for the amazing excursion of Coc Ly, the latest market discovered in the region, the only one operating on Tuesday. Depart from Sapa at 7am, you will arrive at Coc Ly at around 9.30am. This is the good tine to visit the market. After visiting the market, which is the most fresh and unspoiled market of the region, offering a wide range of different colorful ethnic minorities such as Flower C'mon, Black Dao, Tay , Fula, Lachi, Sandui and Nung....there will be an exciting boat cruise winding you through a breathtaking, out of this-world landscape where the mountain grow from water presenting their most hidden mysteries, including caves and tiny minority ...A picnic lunch box can be prepared for your most convenience....

 

 

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