The Victoria Express offer more comfortable air-conditioned soft sleepers. The train offer is at its best in terms of comfort and services from Hanoi to Lao Cai and vice versa.

The Victoria Express train offers two luxury sleeping carriages, one restaurant connected to the train, all with air-conditioning. Due to the increasing popularity of this alternative, they offer tickets to those staying at Victoria Sapa hotel only. As the seat on Victoria Express especially Deluxe cabin is limited, booking of your berth (and your hotel room) at least 30 days in advance is recommended.
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.
Watch the beautiful scenery in front of you, from the luxury of your seat, or take a nap in the comfort of our cosy sleeping carriage. If you prefer, you can 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 10-hour trip from Hanoi to Lao Cai, accommodating 48 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’s in-house guests only. 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’s rooms reservation form.

Victoria Train Ticket Price

Hanoi – LaoCai DepartLaoCai – Hanoi ReturnPrices in USD per person per berth
Superior Cabin (4 berths)Deluxe Cabin (2 berths)
1 way2 ways1 way2 ways

Victoria Train Scheldule

Hanoi – LaoCai
Departure Time21:5521:5521:5521:5521:55N/A21:55
Arrival TimeSmith06:3006:3006:3006:30N/A06:30
LaoCai – Hanoi
Departure Time21:0521:0521:0521:0521:05N/A21:05
Arrival Time05:3005:3005:3005:3005:30N/A05:30

Weekday Departures (WD): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Lao Cai – Hanoi) & Sunday (Hanoi – Lao Cai)
Weekend Departures (WE): Friday (Hanoi – Lao Cai) & Sunday (Lao Cai – Hanoi)
One Way tickets are not available on Weekend Departures
Ticket price does not include meals
Above rates are for shared cabin basis, please ask for rate and room surcharge if you wish to have a private cabin
On departures with Dining Carriage an optional 4-course set dinner is available as well as a la carte menu. Please reserve the set dinner at time of train booking
Hanoi Railway Station: 120 Le Duan Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
The Hanoi Railway Station is about 1 hour drive away from Noi Bai (Hanoi) International Airport
Specific Terms & Conditions
All above rates are per person, exclusive of 5% service charge and 10% government tax
All rates are based on the current train operations
Rates are valid from 1st Novemver, 2007 until 30th September, 2008
The above rates do not include meals onboard the Victoria Express Train
Victoria Express Train is exclusively reserved for Victoria Sapa Resort’s in-house guests only
Train departure times are subject to change without prior notice
Children from 5 to 12 years old pay 75% of the total fare
Children under 5 years old are free of charge
Victoria Hotels & Resorts may be obliged to cancel travel arrangements due to circumstances beyond its control. These may be for reasons of force majeur (cancellation/alteration of domestic scheduled services, technical problems with transportation, contamination, closure of airport or train stations, war [whether declared or not], threat of war, riots, civil disturbances, strikes, disasters, terrorist activities or threat of such, etc). 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.

Transfers from LaoCai to Sapa
We can arrange a simple transfer with one of our drivers from Lao Cai to Sapa.

1. By shuttle bus
– One way: US$ 10 per person or 75 US$ for the 15 seat bus
– Return: US$20 per person or 150 US$ for the 15 seat bus
2. By private car (4 guests maximum + driver)
– One way: 40 US$ per car
– Return: 80 US$ per car