Victoria Express or King Express Train

Hanoi to Lao Cai, Vietnam

These evening trains from Hanoi to Lao Cai relive the charm of colonial-style travel. Both trains are basic, but the 4-star option offers superior cabins (four berths in one compartment) and the 5-star option offers deluxe cabins (same size cabin, but outfitted with just two lower berths). Each wood-paneled cabin is air-conditioned, features oversized windows, individual reading lights, and ample baggage storage. The Victoria Express train features in-cabin toilets; shared toilets are down the corridor on the King Express train. The total rail journey is about 10 hours.