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Beijing - Hanoi train

  • eirie

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    15th February, 2008
    Posts: 3

    Hi travellers!

    Can anybody give me information on the train from Beijing to Hanoi? I know that there is a twice weekly connection, I'd just like to find out if it is an interesting journey (landscape-wise or otherwise) and worth doing it.

    Thanx!

    #1 Posted: 24/2/2008 - 06:09

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  • daawgon

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    #2 Posted: 24/2/2008 - 06:50

  • CatBa

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    5th March, 2007
    Posts: 349

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    The best routing to increase your choice of trains AND reduce costs (fares outside a countries border i.e. the VietNam part are calculated is Swiss Francs which means a double currency conversion)is to go BeiJing to NanNing, GuangXi and then catch a bus across the border.

    Details have been posted twice earlier but if you drop me an e-mail at and I'll send you a copy.

    If you do take the train you sure get to see the 'landscape' at PingXiang Station as customs / immigration procedures can take a couple of hours followed by a slow 4 hour run to Ha Noi on narrow gauge rails.

    #3 Posted: 25/2/2008 - 02:12

  • CatBa

    Joined Travelfish
    5th March, 2007
    Posts: 349

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    The best routing to increase your choice of trains AND reduce costs (fares outside a countries border i.e. the VietNam part are calculated is Swiss Francs which means a double currency conversion)is to go BeiJing to NanNing, GuangXi and then catch a bus across the border.

    Details have been posted twice earlier but if you drop me an e-mail at and I'll send you a copy.

    If you do take the train you sure get to see the 'landscape' at PingXiang Station as customs / immigration procedures can take a couple of hours followed by a slow 4 hour run to Ha Noi on narrow gauge rails.

    #4 Posted: 25/2/2008 - 02:14

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