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Vietnam Railways
VICTORIA EXPRESS TRAIN
Victoria Express is the best train in terms of comfort and services from Hanoi to Lao Cai, Victoria "Orient Express" stylish train offers one restaurant and two luxury sleeping carriages, all with air-conditioning. This is not a separate train, but rather part of the normal run between Hanoi and Lao Cai.
Reaching Sapa has never been more appealing: travel in style on board the luxurious Victoria Express Train. The Victoria Express Train features one dining carriage and two sleeping carriages to make your travelling experience a most comfortable one. With its elegant carriages, the Victoria Express Train recalls a more romantic era. Passing through the exotic landscapes of North Vietnam, between the charming cities of Hanoi and Lao Cai (train station at a distance of 34 km (21 miles) from Sapa), it offers every visitor a wonderful travelling experience. Indulge yourself in our dining carriage, “Le Tonkin”, where you can savour the delights of traditional Vietnamese and Western cuisine. Our talented Chef Nguyen Tien Duc will be waiting for you with a selection of the best wines, adding a further exquisite touch to a memorable experience. 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 with comfortable seating, a dining carriage* (see Victoria Express Train Schedule) and two luxurious sleeping carriages. Each sleeping carriage has 6 superior cabins (4 berths) and 1 deluxe cabins (2 berths), all are air-conditioned, wood panelled, with individual reading lights, baggage storage, toilets and oversized windows. The Victoria Express Train is exclusively reserved for Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa's in-house guests. To make a reservation for the Victoria Express Train, you need to complete a Victoria Express Train reservation form, that is part of the Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa’s rooms reservation form.

TRAIN SCHEDULE (as of June 16th, 2010)
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday Saturday Sunday
Hanoi - Lao Cai  with dining carriage without dining carriage with dining carriage without dining carriage with dining carriage no train without dining carriage
Departure Time  9:50PM 9:50PM 9:50PM 9:50PM 9:50PM   9:50PM
Arrival Time  6:30AM  6:30AM  6:30AM  6:30AM  6:30AM    6:30AM
Lao Cai - Hanoi without dining carriage with dining carriage without dining carriage with dining carriage without dining carriage no train with dining carriage
Departure Time 8:45PM 8:45PM 8:45PM 8:45PM 8:45PM   8:45PM
Arrival Time 5:45AM 5:45AM 5:45AM 5:45AM 5:45AM   5:45AM

How to deliver: tickets will be delivered to your hotel in Hanoi

Departure  01 Nov 2009 - 30 Oct 2010(USD)
Superior(4 berths) Deluxe (2 berths)
Round trip Round trip
Round trip Round trip With
Dining carriage both ways
Weekday 160 250
1 WD + 1 WK - -
Weekend - -
1 way with Dining carriage and 1 way without Dining carriage Weekday 150 235
1 WD + 1 WK - -
Without Dining carriage both ways Weekday 140 220
1 WD + 1 WK - -

* Transfer from Lao Cai to Victoria Sapa

  One way (USD) Return (USD)
Shuttle bus (15 seats) 20/pax 35/pax
Private shuttle bus 95 180
Car 4 seats 50 95


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