Where is Train Street Hanoi

Actually, the train tracks weave through numerous streets of Hanoi, but the most renowned ones known by travelers and worth a visit are Phung Hung Street, Le Duan Street, and Tran Phu Street.

  • Phung Hung Street: Phung Hung has become the famous train street in Hanoi, drawing a considerable number of tourists.

  • 224 Le Duan Street (or Kham Thien Street): This train street is situated right at the exit point for trains departing from Hanoi station.

  • 5 Tran Phu Street: Close to Phung Hung train street, this area is a hub for renowned cafes like Indochina Station Coffee, Tram Coffee, the Railway Hanoi, and more.

Can you guess what excites tourists the most about Hanoi’s train street? Of course, it’s the moment when the train passes by. If you’re eagerly anticipating that moment too, make sure to check the train schedule so you don’t miss it: 

  • Le Duan and Tran Phu train street: 6h10 am, 11h40 am, 3h30pm, 6 pm, 7h10 pm, 7h50 pm, and 9 pm.

  • Phung Hung street: 

    • Mon - Fri: 8h30 am, 9h30 am, 11h50 am, 3h15 pm, 7h50pm, 9h15 pm, 9h30 pm and 10 pm.

    • Sat and Sun: 6 am, 7h15 am, 9h30 am, 11h50 am, 3h30 pm, 5h30 pm, 7h30 pm, 7h50 pm, 9h15 pm, 9h30 pm, 10 pm.

Trains will pass through various train streets at different time frames, approximately 10 minutes apart. There might be instances when the train arrives either 15 minutes earlier or later than the scheduled time slots, so arriving early allows you to explore and secure a prime viewing spot. 

How to get there

Train Street Hanoi

The daily life in train street before the train comes

Generally, accessing the train street and navigating between these unique locations isn’t too challenging. The train streets are situated downtown, so you can choose to walk, park your bicycle, motorbike, take a cyclo, or even taxi.

The distance between each train street is:

  • Phung Hung - Le Duan 2,2km

  • Phung Hung - Tran Phu 250m

  • Le Duan - Tran Phu 1,6km

Le Duan is the closest train street to Hanoi station. So, I will exemplify the ease of transportation from a few major tourist sites in Hanoi to this place.

  • 2,9km to Hoan Kiem Lake

  • 3km to Hanoi Old Quarter

  • 3,5km from Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

What to do

Train Street Hanoi

Visitors to Train Street Hanoi

Train Street is renowned for being a residential locality with shops positioned right next to the train tracks, forming an exciting and engaging spectacle.

For visitors to Train Street Hanoi, I suggest trying the following:

  • Wander around, taking in the sights of residences and local establishments along the railway.

  • Capture photos or shoot videos with the signature angles of Hanoi’s train street.

  • Feel the thrill of waiting for the train, witnessing the swift movement of both residents and visitors as they quickly clear the tracks just before the train arrives, accompanied by the distinctive sound of its horn echoing through the community (Always prioritize your safety).

  • Enjoy the distinctive atmosphere of savoring coffee near the train tracks at establishments like Dong Duong Station Coffee (Tran Phu), Cafe 90 (Phung Hung), Train Track Cafe (Le Duan), and others.

  • Have a chat and tune in to the narratives of Train Street shared by locals, friends, or your tour guide.

  • Buy mementos that capture the essence of Vietnam, including clothing, magnets, and other items.

  • Venture into local food joints nearby, where you can savor the delightful offerings of Vietnamese street food.

Some highlight spots for photo

Don’t miss out on snapping some beautiful shots for your Instagram when visiting Hanoi’s train street. Here are some styles and angles to try out:

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On the railway

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Capturing moments with the railway and surrounding neighborhood

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A glimpse of the exposed train awaited by the crowd

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The train’s perspective from the upper level

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The train convoy passing right beside you

Of course, there are still plenty of other things for you to marvel at, be creative with, and discover on your journey.


Lastly, before visiting Train Street Hanoi, let’s quickly go through some key points to keep in mind:

  • Check if the train street is still accessible to visitors. Sometimes, due to overcrowding causing disruptions to railway traffic and safety concerns, the city authorities may impose restrictions on the tourism activities in the area.

  • Accessing the train street doesn’t require a ticket, and there’s no time limit imposed.

  • When enjoying the sight of the train passing, make sure to prioritize your safety by staying away from the tracks and not impeding the train’s path. You can step out of the street or find refuge in nearby cafes, hugging the walls. The speed and proximity of the passing train can be quite astonishing. 

  • The residents on either side of the train tracks are very cooperative in welcoming and informing visitors.

  • Wearing high heels to explore the railway can be challenging as it is mainly covered with gravel.

  • Help keep Train Street Hanoi clean by refraining from irresponsible disposal of trash.

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Train Street Hanoi showcases a captivating neighborhood where the daily life of residents unfolds against the backdrop of trains passing through multiple times a day. This unique aspect has garnered significant attention from worldwide travelers. New Asia Tours wishes you a convenient, safe, and enriching exploration of the site. Feel free to check out our other Vietnam tours for additional information.