Đường Tàu
Đường Tàu
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Nestled in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, this narrow alley attracts travelers hoping to snap a picture on the active train track, and even catch a train whizz by! This alley is actually a residential area—many locals have converted their houses into quaint little cafes where you can sip on traditional egg coffee while waiting for the train to pass by—which happens a handful of times throughout the day. Be careful though, as the street can get really busy. Explore Train Street and other backstreets and alleyways of Hanoi on a tour with a local guide. They'll help you take photos, too! – Tripadvisor
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  • Tayla
    Brisbane, Australia69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool and fun experience!
    What a fun activity! As per a lot of reviews we were unsure whether we’d be let onto the tracks but we waited for literally 20 seconds before a vendor invited us to have a drink at her cafe on the tracks. We got there about half an hour before the 3.20pm train. So cool to see the massive train to go past! Definitely recommend
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 July 2023
  • GaryandLesleyTravel
    Auckland Central, New Zealand7,399 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a look for the cost of a coffee or a beer
    The area close to the Old Quarter is busy with people giving you false information and hustling you at a cost to a particular cafe. We contacted the owner of a great cafe “65 Train Coffee” and she advised the train timetable and told us how to get to her cafe with out being hassled. So we suggest you walk a little further and enter the railway line from just before where Kham Thien Street & Le Duan intersect without any bother. “65 Train Coffee” is about 100 metres in just after a bend making for good photos and the owners are wonderful. Please note the train came at speed reminding us this is not a tourist set up but a real domestic train.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia38,565 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique experience
    Don’t be out off by the fake security telling you that you can’t enter. Bcos eventually a cafe owner will led you into train street. Whether u sit at cafe they recommend is up to you. I would highly recommend you visit bcos it’s a fun unique way to end your day in hanoi with a beer watching the trains pass by
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Rupan2016
    Auckland, New Zealand45 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Train street
    Train street is good experience. You can only enter if you buy food or drink at on of the places they offer to sit inside. Carefully choose safe place to sit as train passes very close . It has set timing so be on time so you don’t miss
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Mona Zahara
    Vietnam14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Last train at train street
    Loved it. At the entrance you have to go in with someone who owns a cafe or has a designated cafe. Either way almost all of them are Instagram friendly and just beautiful. There are designated times that the train will pass. We had to wait for almost an hour but there was plenty to click, eat and drink. Our train eventually arrived at 9.15pm. It's best to come in the night as it's cooler and a bit earlier than the train times as it gets pretty crowded closer to, and it may not be easy to get a good seat. Food is great, there's plenty of options for beverages as well.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 August 2023
  • HarryOz
    Melbourne, Australia242 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Here Comes The Train!
    This might be one of the craziest experiences you have encountered! We went there twice. There seems to be only one small section that allows tourists to see this crazy scene and a train comes through about 3 time per day. As you arrive you are prompted to sit on a small seat next to the track and then buy something from the cafe operator. It all gets a bit mad a few minutes before the train comes thundering through. Not real good on the OH&S scene but enough to make sure you are at least 1 meter away from the train!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 August 2023
  • NT
    Hong Kong, China32 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not worth the hype
    We visited Train Street twice. First time was in the afternoon - there are many coffeeshop workers at the entrance who will try to pull you in to buy a drink, that is the only way you are allowed to go into Train Street. There is a guard stationed at the front who will shout at you if you try to enter without someone who works at a coffeeshop. We got taken to a coffeeshop and seated upstairs. The next train wasn't for another hour and we didn't really want to wait that long. The second time we went was very early in the morning, around 6am or so. We were allowed to freely roam the street without having to buy a coffee, and go at our own pace. Unless you're familiar with the timetables, expect to wait an hour or more for the train.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Anshul
    Jaipur, India849 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique Experience with Good Restaurants: A Visit to Train Street in Hanoi
    I had a great experience at Train Street in Hanoi! The ambiance was unique, and the novelty of having a train pass by so close was thrilling. The restaurants nearby offered a variety of delicious options. Just a tip: make sure to check the train schedule before you go to catch the exciting moment. Overall, a must-visit spot with a small caveat.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 August 2023
  • MizuhoK
    Hino, Japan3,957 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    East side of old quarter
    Train street is located east of old quarter. We visited early morning. It was quiet, only some local people were there, some of them even had their tools and some stuffs over the rail and were doing their own work. Cafes stand along the railway so closely, I bet it would be exciting if we’ve been there when train arrived or at night when more people enjoying drinks but we still enjoyed the atmosphere very much. It looks like one scenery from a film.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Kieu D
    Adelaide, Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of my trip
    Absolutely amazing experience to see the train go by, scary but well worth it! The entrance was blocked but if you stand around one of the cafe owners will invite you in and you can bypass the guards. We waited nearly 2 hours for a train but went so fast as we chatted to the owner and other customers and enjoyed a few drinks at Railway Coffee. Took so many photos along the tracks too. We were very lucky the train was on schedule well worth the wait!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 September 2023
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Yangyang
25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We arrived at one section around lunch time and there were barriers up and a guard telling us we couldn’t walk down the track. Having been observing how people enter, I told him we wanted a cafe and he let us in. If you look Vietnamese the guard will most definitely let you in. However, he did not let a pair of middle eastern tourist enter even though they bought a few cups of coffee. he let them hold it outside the gate. Very upset at the racism of the Guards (The photo of the guard is in the pictures). oh yes, the store owner that sells led lights beside the railway station will use a LOUD honk to honk tourist away from HIS STORE. why place your store there, why?!
Written 5 January 2020
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TriciaBishop
Bradford, UK1,687 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We visited a cafe bar next to the tracks with out tour guide around lunch time. It was great to see the people living and working so close to the track.
The trains run twice at night so we booked a table at the same cafe so we could return to witness the train passing that evening. If you are visiting a cafe the guards will let you pass, otherwise the people running businesses there would be ruined.
Written 3 March 2020
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Beth
Bristol, UK1,157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Was pre warned by a friend that visited a few days ago that you wont be allowed access unless you're "invited" into one of the pubs or restaurants. So therefore we dodnt argue when we were invited to a place. Once you're in you can wander around and go to other pubs or restaurants. It did seem to keep the people traffic down, so we were able to take tourist free pictures and enjoy our surroundings. We spent about 2 or 3 hours here, watched 3 trains go by, they're fairly regular, and visited 2 places, one for just a drink and another where we had some nibbley food and a drink. It's a must do here in Hanoi!!
Written 11 March 2020
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Chris B
Nottingham, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Guards will stop you walking down the track so look for local shop owners who will take you to the cafe next to the tracks. I was expecting a scam but nothing. Drinks are reasonably priced too so definitely do it if you can.
Written 1 March 2020
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sushi7
UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We read that if you looked for a person called Linh she will take you to her cafe and will give you an excellent view of the on going trains when they go past at the allocated times. When we found the track at 220 Le Duan (a couple of blocks further past the main Hanoi railway station) Linh indeed was there. There was also a guard who seemed to blow his whistle randomly at tourists. Sometimes he'd let them thru, other times he'd tell them to go away as it's dangerous. Linh guided us to her cafe called the 1990's Hanoi cafe. There are downstairs and upstairs and indeed when the train goes past, it is very very close. Definitely a highlight of the trip so long as you listen to the locals when they tell you what to do to get the best view without causing danger to the tracks.
Written 1 January 2020
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UKMidlandsDickie_Boy
Coventry, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I'd seen the pictures of the trains crossing the road in central Hanoi... now I've experienced the real thing, and what an experience!

It's not an 'official' tourist attraction - the government are trying to stop tourists because of the close proximity to the moving trains. However, if you do find the crossing, take advantage of the many cafe's there are along the track. You can't just walk in - there is guard stopping people walking along the track - but the cafe owners will approach you for a coffee and take you in.

When trains pass its loud and pretty scary, but well worth it.

I've posted a pic of the train timetable as of Jan 2020.
Written 26 January 2020
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JustinR_ZA
South Africa38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
It was quite difficult for us to find, our grab driver just dropped us nearby and the language barrier could have meant we weren’t clear on where we wanted to go. However a helpful couple walking on the street pointed us in the right direction. We found Ha Noi 1990’s. They were great. We had seats, right on the side of the track and a beer within minutes. They knew the exact time the trains were running and were great at getting people organized and sitting safely. We saw the train twice within 15 mins and it was a great activity on our list of things to do/see
Written 7 January 2020
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JPA-2009-SEA
Kent, UK230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is one of the strangest places we have ever been to. You literally walk down the train track and either side are bars and cafes. The best thing to do is go to one of the cafe or bars and have a drink, while you wait for the train to pass inches away from you. Its totally amazing. Great photo/video opportunities! As there is now a barrier in place stopping you from just walking on to the tracks, you need to go with a guide. They have access to the various bars/cafes, which you need to pass through to get on to the track.
Written 17 March 2020
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theroadtoparadise
Scotland, UK354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We were lucky enough to arrive just before the 11.30 am train on Saturday morning we found a nice little cafe and had a coffee then the train arrived, it is definitely an experience and worth the trip.
The local people are really nice and the cafe owner gave us a lot of information which was great.
We did come across the grumpy security guard but we just walked down to the next section and found another spot.
Monday to Friday it’s only night trains from 7 pm and on Saturday and Sunday they start from 11.30 am.
Written 11 January 2020
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Vickyyyyy
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We arrived at the railway, the rude guard never allow us to
Enter the coffee shop near the railway and even shouted at us to ask us to go away! Before entering to the train street, either to tell the rude guard you wanted to go coffee shop (not recommended) OR wait for him to move away from him work station then quickly sneak in to the train street. Never try to wander around the train street if the guard is there or else he will chase you out. In addition, he is racist as well. He allows partially European and American to enter’
Written 6 January 2020
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