Ha Noi to Sai Gon by Train

Sai Gon Notre Dame Basilica

Notre Dame Basilica in Sai Gon

The train journey from Ha Noi to Sai Gon journey follows the famous Reunification Line. This railway line has a special significance because it links the former capitals of North Vietnam (the Democratic Republic of Vietnam) and South Vietnam (the Republic of Vietnam) which were unified on 2 July 1976 as single Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The end to end journey on the Reunification Line take 35 to 39 hours. Two strategy to cope with a journey of this length: 1. Make it as comfortable as possible by booking a ‘soft sleeper’ seat well in advance. 2. Break up the journey by stopping overnight in Da Nang and visiting the historic city of Hoi An, which is just 28 km from Da Nang Railway Station.

Best Trains to Book from Ha Noi to Sai Gon 

Train ticket Ha Noi to Sai Gon

Train Tickets Ha Noi to Da Nang – from $43.30

The most comfortable Trains to Book on the Ha Noi to Sai Gon route are trains SE1, SE3, SE5, SE7. These trains have ‘soft seats’ and ‘soft sleepers’. It is worth it to book a ‘soft sleeper’ because this is a really long train journey; most of the trains take two nights to travel the distance from Sai Gon. If you prefer to spend only 1 night on the train then the best departure is train SE7 departing at 06.15 from Ha Noi.

Location of Ha Noi Train Station

Train Timetable Ha Noi to Sai Gon 

Times of fast trains with soft seats and soft sleepers. This is a very long journey and we do not recommend travelling in a hard seat or a hard sleeper as this is likely to become uncomfortable, especially towards the later part of the route.

 Train  Departure    Arrival  
SE1 19:00 04:10 (+ 2 Days)
SE3 23:00 05.00 (+ 2 Days)
SE5 15:45 04:40 (+ 2 Days)
SE7 06:15 15:05 (+ 1 Day)
Location of Sai Gon Train Station

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