Hanoi Railway Station is one of the main railway stations on the North–South Railway (Reunification Express) in Vietnam. It serves the city of Hanoi. The station is located at 120 Lê Duẩn Street, Cua Nam Ward, Hoan Kiem District of Hanoi and is the starting point of five railway lines leading to almost every Vietnamese province.
Hanoi train station has two gates. The main gate, also called station “A” is located at 120 Le Duan street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi. This gate is usually for South-bound trains. The Station B is located at Tran Quy Cap street, Hoan Kiem District. Although these two stations are connected, you should go to the station B if you take any train to go up north Vietnam. Both stations have the waiting hall for passengers.
Doors to the tracks run along the back wall as you enter and the waiting room is on the right of the main entrance. It can also be accessed directly from the car park outside. When the train is ready for boarding you will be directed through the correct door and have to show your ticket to an attendant. Platforms are reached by walking over the tracks.
Station B, for trains to the north, is on the other side of the tracks and reached by an entrance on Tran Quy Cap. To get there, walk across the level crossing off Le Duan to the north of the station and follow the road round to the left.
When arriving for your train at Station B, if you’ve bought a ticket from an agent on one of the private carriages — which make up a large proportion of the train carriages nowadays — you will need to exchange it at the relevant desk. Desks are either just inside the waiting area — on the right of the ticket office — or in one of the huts at the back.
When your train is up on the board in the waiting area, walk through the gate for a ticket check and to reach the trains.