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Written by Amirthavarshini on September 3, 2020 Share on

Train Street in Hanoi – A Complete Guide

Have you ever seen trains that burst into houses like the one in Tom and Jerry? I’m not kidding; when you are in Vietnam this is possible. This peculiar attraction is the one where visitors can watch a train speeding by along a cramped street with a number of residents. Every day when the clock rings at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM, clothes are hurriedly unpegged from the clotheslines, children are shut indoors, and shops are shut. This is because of the trains that come into the streets at a tearing hurry with a high-pitched screeching of wheels on the track. Curious, already? Keep reading before booking the best Vietnam tour packages!

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Jerry stuck in train track
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More about Train Street in Hanoi

Trains always hold a special place in our hearts. Be it, Harry Potter, in Hollywood or MS Dhoni in Bollywood, a train journey has changed their entire life. This train street is also an eye-opener when you get to visit the place. The train street in Hanoi’s is located in the Old Quarter, just a short walk from Hoan Kiem Lake. Tall, narrow buildings claustrophobically standing over either side of the path, fragrant aroma from the cooking broth, women washing their laundry and men cleaning their moped pretty much sums up the train street in Hanoi. This unique place is a must-visit spot in Vietnam especially to take Insta-worthy pictures on the track. Do you want to know about the daily lives of the people and see the speeding train rushing just inches from the buildings? Head to Hanoi!

rushing train in the Train street in Hanoi
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When to visit?

Every day, the train travels down Ngo 224 Le Duan at 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. Since it arrives all the way from Hue to Long Bien railway station, it is recommended to visit the place early to grab a safe spot on your Vietnam honeymoon package. Please note that the train doesn’t stop if you are caught in the middle. So, arrive well in advance and settle in a position.

buildings and houses in the train street in hanoi
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How to reach?

  • Located between Le Duan and Kham Tien street in Hanoi, the train street can easily be visited by tourists in Vietnam. Once you reach Hoan Kiem Lake, you can easily reach the street by walking for 30 minutes. Enter Ngo 224, Le Duan, in Google Maps and make your way.
  • Alternatively, head to the west of Hoan Kiem lake between Tran Phu and Dien Bien Phu streets which is a shorter walk from the old quarter.
cafes near the track
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FAQs on Train Street In Hanoi

Q: What is train street in Hanoi?

A: As the name says, it is a narrow residential street in Hanoi, where a train goes through to the street. The train crosses closely between buildings.

Q: Is it possible to walk on train tracks in Hanoi?

A: Yes, you can walk on train tracks in Hanoi but is can be very dangerous and it recommended to avoid.

Q: What are the timings of train passing through Train Street?

A: The train passes twice a day, once in morning around, 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM and one time in evening around 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Q: Why is this Train Street in Hanoi so popular?

A: The train street offers a unique experience of witnessing a train passing through narrow streets with buildings on both sides.

Q: Where is the Train Street located in Hanoi?

A: The popular Train Street is located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. It is between Lê Duẩn and Khâm Thin streets.

In Summary

Visiting usual attractions such as parks and beaches are so basic. Why can’t we take a risk once and boast it for the rest of our lifetime? The train street in Hanoi is worth the risk and you will surely love the experience. As the train passes the narrow road, it will take your heart and mind, along with the fear of visiting the place. Aren’t you excited already to walk all the way down the railroad track in Vietnam? Head to the Pickyourtrail website and start planning your trip to Vietnam right away!

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