• Visit Hanoi Train Street, here’s how to do it!

    Le CongSeptember 2, 2019
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    Hanoi Train Street is a popular tourist attraction in Vietnam’s capital city. If you’re planning to visit this unique spot, here are a few things you should know before you go.

    Train Schedule

    Trains typically pass through Hanoi Train Street twice a day, once in the morning and again in the late afternoon. The exact times can vary, so it’s a good idea to check with locals or your hotel to find out the schedule. It’s also a good idea to visit during weekdays when there are fewer tourists around.

    Train Schedule IG @Onetripwithlocal

    What to expect at Hanoi Train Street?

    Hanoi Train Street gets very crowded, especially during peak tourist season. You can expect to see locals going about their daily lives, street vendors selling snacks and drinks, and tourists taking photos and videos of the passing trains. Be prepared to stand in tight quarters and watch your step as the trains pass through.

    Hanoi Train Street – 2023 @Onetripwithlocal

    How to get to Hanoi Train Street?

    Hanoi Train Street is located in the Old Quarter of the city and is easily accessible by foot, bike, or taxi. If you’re staying in the Old Quarter, it’s just a short walk away. If you’re coming from further away, it’s best to take a taxi or book a tour that includes Hanoi Train Street in its itinerary.

    Recently, the rail line has become popular among tourists again, but the Railway authorities have expressed concerns about safety. They have urged Hanoi to shut down selfie hotspots and makeshift coffee shops along the train street. In response, the city promptly deployed local police to guard the entrances with barriers, temporarily stopping visitors from entering the train street. Therefore, visitors are no longer able to walk along the train street. However, if you still want to see the place and the passing train, you can do so at the entrance located at 5 Tran Phu Street.

    I visited a café and paid 45,000 VND, which is equivalent to $2, for a cup of tea.

    Another great spot to visit is Kham Thien Train Street, located approximately 1.5 km away from Hoan Kiem Lake. You won’t find any police there, so feel free to stop by and savor a delicious cup of coffee while waiting for the train. It’s a lovely experience that you won’t want to miss!

    Kham Thien – Hanoi Train street @Onetripwithlocal

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    Tips for visiting Hanoi Train Street?

    • Be respectful of the locals and their homes. Remember that this is a residential street, and people still live here.
    • Keep an eye on your belongings, especially when the crowds get thick.
    • Don’t stand too close to the tracks. The trains pass through very quickly and can be dangerous if you’re not paying attention.
    • Be patient and wait for the trains to pass before crossing the street.

    Visiting Hanoi Train Street can be a unique and memorable experience, but it’s important to be respectful of the locals and stay safe while you’re there.

    Hanoi Train Street – 2023 @Onetripwithlocal
    Hanoi Train Street – 2023 @Onetripwithlocal

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