China Vietnam Trains: updated information about most popular train route from China to Vietnam

How to buy China Vietnam Trains ticket, here is the detail schedule for your reference for all trains China Vietnam. Depart from China Railway Stations Beijing, Guilin, Nanning and arrival Vietnam Railway Station: Gia Lam/Hanoi (Gia Lam is 7 km away from Hanoi city center, 25mn by taxi).
Z5 train runs twice a week from Beijing West to Hanoi every Sunday and Thursday, the whole train journey for 2,804kms dure 37,5 hours (taking 2 overnight on train), having 3 points to get off train for security check at: Nanning, Pingxiang and Dong Dang.

 

China Vietnam Trains: schedule of Beijing to Hanoi and Guilin to Hanoi

Country Train Stations Day Train’s Name Arrival time Stop time Remark
China Beijing West Sunday, Thursday Z5 15:45
Guilin Sunday, Thursday Z5 11:30+1 6 mn
Nanning Daily Z5/T8701 15:40+1 2h30mn Get off the train, switch other train/carriage T8701
Pinxiang T8701 22:01+1 40mn Get off the train, custom clearance, luggage
scanned and get the Chinese exit stamp
(China visa required)
Viet Nam Dong Dang T8701/MR2 23:22+1 1h38mn Get off the train, switch other train/carriage
MR2 & the custom clearance,
luggage scanned and get the Vietnamese stamp & fill
in the arival card (Vietnam visa is required for those are not exempted VN visa)
Gia Lam/Hanoi MR2 05:20+2

 

China Vietnam Trains: schedule for Nanning to Hanoi
T8701 train runs daily from Nanning to Hanoi everyday, the whole train journey for 396kms dure 12-13 hours (taking 1 overnight on train), having 2 points to get off train for security check at: Pingxiang and Dong Dang.

 

Country Train Stations Day Train’s Name Arrival time Stop time Remark
China Nanning Daily T8701 18:05
Pinxiang Daily T8701 22:01 40mn Get off the train, custom clearance, luggage scanned and get the Chinese exit stamp (China visa required)
Viet Nam Dong Dang T8701/MR2 23:22 1h38mn Get off the train, switch other train/carriage MR2 & the custom clearance, luggage scanned and get the Vietnamese stamp & fill in the arival card (Vietnam visa is required for those are not exempted VN visa)
Gia Lam/Hanoi MR2 05:20+1

Note:
1. “+1 , +2” means one or two night(s) on train
2. All the listed time is local time, China time UTC/GMT+08:00 is one hour ahead of Vietnam UTC/GMT+07:00
3. Schedule time is for reference only. Passengers should confirm exact time at the railway stations, standard check-in time is one hour prior departure time of train

 

China Vietnam Trains are available for Kunming to Hanoi? How to reach Hanoi from Kumming?
There is no direct train for Kunming – Hanoi. You can plan your trip in mixed of bus and train or buses
By bus crossing the border Kunming East Bus Station to Hekou/LaoCai
Buses depart from Kunming/China at 11:00, 11:40 and 19:30 arrive Hekou/Laocai, Vietnam after 7 hours journey.
Train depart from Laocai to Hanoi, please review this page to know about detail schedule of train Lao Cai-Hanoi or tourist open bus Sapa-Hanoi or other tour package service in Sapa, Hanoi and Vietnam.

  • Buy tickets in China: Beijing-Hanoi, Guilin-Hanoi, Nanning-Hanoi, you are strongly recommended to buy it through an local travel agent, they need:
    the copy passport
    the copy of a valid Vietnamese visa
    the copy of ticket enter/exit China
  • Buy tickets in Vietnam: Hanoi-Beijing, Hanoi-Guilin, Hanoi-Nanning with Vietnam Impressive, we need:
    the copy passport
    the copy of a valid Chinese visa
    the copy of a valid Vietnamese visa
    Paper ticket will be sent to your hotel in Hanoi/Vietnam with a extra delivery fee

Vietnam China Trains: schedule for trains from Hanoi

 

Departure from Day Arrival Train Name Remark
HANOI, Gia Lam station Daily NANNING MR1/T8702 At Dong Dang/Vietnamese border & Pingxiang/Chinese border
Get off the train, switch other train/carriage T8702 & the custom clearance, luggage scanned and get the Vietnamese exit stamp & fill in the arival card (Chinese visa is required)
HANOI, Gia Lam station Tuesday, Friday GUILIN MR1/T8702/Z6 At Dong Dang/Vietnamese border & Pingxiang/Chinese borderGet off the train, switch other train/carriage T8702 & the custom clearance, luggage scanned and get the Vietnamese exit stamp & fill in the arival card (Chinese visa is required)
Move to Z6 train at Nanning station
HANOI, Gia Lam station Tuesday, Friday BEIJING WEST MR1/T8702/Z6