There are three daily train services from Yen Bai to Hanoi, two of which travel overnight departing from Yen Bai after midnight. If you plan to take one of these late night train services then we recommend that you plan your trip well in advance and book early to secure a soft sleeper berth on the train.
Train Times from Yen Bai to Hanoi
- The fastest train service from Yen Bai to Hanoi is Train #SP2 which departs from Yen Bai at 00:38 and is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi 3 hours 54 minutes later at 04:32.
- The slowest of the train services from Yen Bai to Hanoi is Train #YB4, departing at 14:45 and arriving in Hanoi at 19:20, a journey time of 4 hours 35 minutes.
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Location of Yen Bai Railway Station
Location of Hanoi Railway Station
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Things to do in Hanoi
There are lots of things to see and do in Hanoi. Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where most visitors to the city choose to stay, is interesting its own right with a city centre lake (Hoan Kiem Lake), the Bach Ma Temple (the oldest temple in Hanoi), and lots of narrow streets with old buildings dating back to the period when Hanoi was a French colony and before.
Beyond the Old Quarter there are lots of interesting things to see near Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, which is to the west of the Old Quarter:
- Presidential Palace: A grand European style building original used as by the French Colonial Government as the residence of the Governor-General of Indochina and later used by Ho Chi Minh as a government building, although he himself chose to live in a simple wooden houses in the palace grounds.
- Ho Chi Minh Museum: Near to the Presidential Palace is a large and interesting museum retelling the events in the life of Ho Chi Minh and the struggle for independence.
- One Pillar Pagoda: Also near the Presidential Palace is the One Pillar Pagoda which is a simple wooden temple sat on a concrete pillar and dates back to 1049. The One Pillar Pagoda is a very important national symbol for Vietnamese people.
- Temple of Literature: The Temple of Literature was a school for senior administrators and member of the Vietnamese Royal Family, first opened in 1076 and in use until 1779. The names of successful graduates are recorded on large stone templates kept in the grounds of the temple.