Vietnam Reunification Express

Vietnam Reunification is also known as North- South train which is interprovincial train route under the management of Vietnam Railways Corporation and begin in Hanoi and end in HCMC.

Train routes

North- South train is the longest train routes in Vietnam with the total length of 1,729 km and normally last about 32 to 34 hours on trains and pass by most provinces which includes Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Dong Nai and Binh Dương. And each stop

Train code

There are two types of trains: SE and TN:

  • The SE trains is the fast train and last about 32 hours and more suitable for all tourists if they want to travel from Hanoi- HCMC and vice versa
  • Another kind is TN train. This is the slow train and has older carriages and hard sleepers, and not all cabins have air conditioners.

Train facilities

  • Each sleeper carriage of the Reunification Train has about 5 to 7 cabins, and one toilet with shower room at the end of the carriage
  • There are mainly two types of cabins: Soft berth ( 4 beds) and Hard berths (6 beds)
  • Each cabin (soft or hard berths) includes pillow and blankets, TV, fans or air conditioner.


  • Hard Seat- Soft Seat: $ 55- $ 70/ Per ticket
  • Hard Berth- Soft Berth: $ 91-$97/ Per ticket

Train timetable

(Last 32 hours on train from Hanoi- HCMC and vice versa)



HCMC- Hanoi



19:30 pm- 4:39 am


19:30pm- 4:50am


22:00 pm- 5:20 am


22:00pm- 5:30am


9:00 am- 20:03 pm


9:00am- 19:58 pm


6:00 am- 16: 05 pm


5:00am- 15:33pm


  • All tourists have to remind that it takes about 32 – 34 hours on train from Hanoi- Ho Chi Minh and vice versa
  • Vietnam train is not modern and really clean like other developed countries like Singapore or Japan
  • Book ticket in advance with reliable travel agencies

Related readings:  The best routes travel by train in Vietnam ,  Vietnam railway information ,  pros and cons of Vietnam railway

Further readings