Hanoi train street still busy despite ban | Travel guide

Hanoi train street goes through the old town, passing through in front of houses. There, residents often call it the lovely name villages of railway. Let Go Viet Trip help you find out more about train street time & schedule in Hanoi.

1. How to get to Hanoi’s train street

If you stay in Hanoi old quarter is very easy you can walk around 10 your 15 minutes to get the train street. Beside that, visitors can combine to visit others attraction at Hanoi old quater.

2. Where to see Hanoi train street

The railway is starting from Kham Thien to Giai Phong-Dai Co Viet intersection and Le Duan through Tran Phu street. Then to Phung Hung Street and Long Bien bridge are old houses, preserving memories. The beauty is ancient and idyllic, unique in Hanoi.

Hanoi old quarter
Perhaps this is the most busy place to see the train street, because is near many hotels, attractions, convenient for visitors, also have many coffee shops. 
They come to take photos or enjoy a cup of coffee, a beer in a new setting to experience the feeling of watching the charming, "unique and strange" space right in the heart of the capital.


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Most visitors choose to see near the old quarter (Near Ha Trung street) 

224 Le Duan Street near Tran Phu street
This is also popular places for visitors with less busy and easier to take photos. Visitors can put the address 224 Le Duan Street or number 5 Tran Phu street
Long Bien bridge
This is place further and normally visitors can combine with motorbike tours. Beside taking photos visitors can enjoy the views from Red river.

Video Hanoi train street 


3. Hanoi train street history

About 6 years ago, thanks to the growth of social media such as Facebook and Instagram… some tourists have been here taken photos and post social media, then many people like and BOOM... This has become a popular destination to visit in the old quarter. Here are some photos of Hanoi train street

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Visitors walking and taking photos.

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Enjoy beers and coffee.

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The train is coming.


4. How long should stay at Hanoi’s train street

If you just want to look at the place quickly and take some photos 20 – 30 minutes is enough.
However, if you’d like to see the train pass more times and have a drink (coffee or beer) may be take 1 or 2 hours.

5. Hanoi train street closed.

After it becomes a popular place to visit, many services are open, such as coffee shops and beer corners. Then, some people think this is very dangerous for visitors and suggest to close it's accepted Hanoi Department of Tourism decided to close the train street. However, if you come there on your own for some nice pictures, it’s NO problem at all!

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6. Train street timetable & schedule in Hanoi

The train schedule for Hanoi Train Street often changes, so make sure to check the information before visit there, you can contact your friends in Hanoi or some local travel agency to get more information.
The train is run daily through the busy streets of Hanoi's follow the schedule as below:

Daily at 6h a.m-6h15 a.m

Daily at 19h10 pm

Daily at 21h10 p.m


In the morning: 8h46 a.m, 9h15 a.m, 11h35 a.m

In the afternoon: 15h20 p.m, 17h40 p.m, 18h40 p.m, 19h10 p.m.

hanoi train street timetable

The timetable 


7. Best time to see Hanoi train street

The best time to visit is in the afternoon, visitors can combine explore the old quarter and see more deeply about the culture of local people. Weekend is busier than, if possible should go the daily.
In the early morning, you will see the image of clothes drying outside, people will quickly bring in, and motorbikes are neatly set aside, all ready to clear the way for the train to pass.
When the train arrives, people will stick to the wall or go indoors. The train is only a few centimeters from the houses on either side of the ship. When the train had passed, people resumed their daily life. Please be careful when you visit train street.


8. Extra tips for visitors

  • Safety is the most important especially when the train goes through, please be careful and listen to the people every time a train arrives.

  • Should come a bit earlier to find a place to get the best photos,

  • Don't forget to take many photos to choose the best one.

  • Many locals who live here are familiar with the train's schedule. They are always happy to remind tourists when a train arrives. But trains don't always run on time, so make sure you watch the trains. 

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Author Hoan Nguyen

He has over 10 years of experience working in the tourism sector and operator. He has traveled to many places in Vietnam and around the world.

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author hoan
My name is Hoan and I come from Hanoi, with more than 10 years working in the tourism industry (both as a tour guide then tour operator). I am very proud to say that I can give you the best advice for your trip to beautiful Vietnam.

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