Victoria Express Train ~ Hanoi - Lao Cai (Sapa)

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Ascend in luxury to the roof of Indochina

Welcome on board 

With its elegant carriages, the Victoria Express Train recalls a more romantic era. Passing through the exotic landscapes of North Vietnam, it offers every visitor a wonderful travelling experience. 

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Linking the cities of Hanoi and Lao Cai (train station is 34km/21 miles from the town of Sapa), the Victoria Express Train departs 6 times a week for the 8-hour trip. The train can accommodate up to 52 passengers in two luxurious sleeping carriages. 


Idyllic Journey

The North of Vietnam is a panorama of pristine mountains, thunderous rivers and green paddy elds and the most memorable way to experience this spectacular landscape is aboard the elegant Victoria Express Train.

Travelling to Sapa has never been more appealing. You can now travel in style with our luxury overnight train, and awaken from the comfort of our cosy sleeping carriage just in time to see the sun rise over the glorious scenery before getting ready for the day with a cup of espresso prior to arrival. 

Train information

The train departs six times a week, linking Hanoi to Lao Cai. The Victoria Express Train is a 8.5 hour trip from Hanoi to Lao Cai, accommodating up to 52 passengers in two luxurious sleeping carriages. Each sleeping carriage has 6 superior cabins (4 berths) and 1 deluxe cabin (2 berths), all are air-conditioned, wood paneled, with individual reading lights, baggage storage and oversized windows.  

The Hanoi Railway Station is about 1 hour drive away from Noi Bai (Hanoi) International Airport and less than 10 minutes from City Center​.


  • Train departs from Hanoi at 10.00 pm and arrives in Lao Cai at around 6.30 am the following morning
  • Train departs from Lao Cai at 9.05 pm and arives in Hanoi at around 5.30 am the following morning
  • Train is available everyday except Saturday


Train accommodation

  • 2 sleeping carriages accommodate 52 passengers.
  • Deluxe Cabins have 2 berths per cabin
  • Superior Cabins have 4 berths per cabin
  • Restroom facilities
  • Cabin facilities
  • Wood walls
  • Windows provide unobstructed views
  • Shoe basket
  • Individual amenity kits
  • Air-conditioning
  • Individual lamps per berth

Comfort and convenience

The Victoria Express Train provides round-the-clock service, with additional security and management staff on board throughout the journey.​

  • Complimentary breakfast drinks and croissant
  • Onboard Wi-Fi
  • Library stocked with books, magazines and board games
  • Espresso machine
  • Shoe shine service

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Services on request. Please email Victoria Express Trains directly for special rates and offers

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Victoria Lounge

The luxury Victoria Lounge allows guests to escape the crowds and relax in a tranquil environment with comfortable seating areas while enjoying hot and cold beverages, snacks, Wi-Fi and weekday newspapers.

The lounge is the drop-off and check-in point for all guests travelling on the Victoria Express Train and is open at 8.00 pm, two hours before departure.

Departure / Arrival time is subject to change according to government notices, please contact us for the latest update. Victoria Hotels & Resorts may be obliged to cancel travel arrangements due to circumstances beyond its control. In such cases, Victoria Hotels & Resorts shall inform direct clients without delay and shall offer clients the choice of alternative dates or transportation (in that case the refund can not exceed 30% of the transportation cost) or a full refund of all money paid.

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