my bf, myself and my brother are wanting to travel to hue by train and want to be able to get a cabin to ourselves, if there is a 4 bed one, we are happy to pay for the vacant one, i jut need some help in where to book, and some info on what type of arrangements there are.we are wanting to get on it on the 5th of january 08
if anyone can help much appreciated 😊
There are 4 beds in each cabin on the Hanoi to Hue overnight train and any one of the travel agents in Hanoi will be able to book this for you. We used the same company that we did the Halong Bay tour with, one of the better 'non-fake' companies in Hanoi. The company is Vega Travel/Fansipan on the corner of Ma May street (www.vegavietnamtravel.com) and from memory it cost US$32 per bed including a taxi to the station. I think you need to book about 3-4 days in advance, we booked 3 days in advance and didn't have a problem, most travel agents tend to block book the tickets making it impossible for you to get them any other way.
Check out flights from Hanoi to Danang - can be even cheaper than trains. Try Pacific Airways (bookable online) or Vietnam Airlines websites.
We also used one travel agent in Hanoi named: vptour to book our train tickets to Hue, similar price as Donna and Neil mentioned. The travel agent we used is also a train ticket office. Suggest you can check.
We just got our tickets direct from the station no problems at all. You can find all the train information you could ever want (including timetables, fares and pictures of the cabins) at Seat61.com. Vietnam Rail also have a website (in English and Vietnamese) at vr.com.vn giving fares and timetables.