Trains from Thap Cham to Hue

By train the journey from Thap Cham to Hue is scheduled to take from 16 to 18 hours depending upon which train you take.

Train Times from Thap Cham to Hue


There are currently 3 direct train services a day from Thap Cham to Hue available to book online.

TrainThap ChamHue
SE1202:3618:23
SE1018:2612:37
SE621:0913:38
  • The fastest train from Thap Cham to Hue is Train #SE12 which departs from Thap Cham at 02:36 and is scheduled to arrive 15 hours 47 minutes later at 18:23.

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Location of Thap Cham Train Station


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Location of Hue Train Station


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Imperial Citadel in Hue


The former Imperial Citadel in Hue is one of Vietnam’s major tourist attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site is on the other side of the Perfume River to the modern town of Hue and an easy 2 km walk from Hue Railway Station.

Opening Hours

The opening hours for visitors are from 08:00 to 17:30, Monday to Sunday, and admission costs 150,000 VND for foreign visitors. We recommend either going early in the morning before 09:00 or after 16:00 so as to avoid the tour groups.

Gate at the Imperial Citadel in Hue
Gate at the Imperial Citadel in Hue
History of the Imperial Citadel

The Imperial Citadel was the home and centre of government for the Nguyen dynasty from 1804 until 1945.

Size of the Imperial Citadel

The Imperial Citadel is impressively large covering an area of around 10 square kilometres, surrounded by a thick defensive wall and moat.

Battle of Hue

The palace complex was unfortunately largely destroyed during the Battle of Hue in 1968. Fighting took place within the citadel, and heavy munitions were used destroying 150 out of the 160 structures on the site. The parts of the citadel which survived, most notably the the gates, are the most photographed parts of the complex. Since the Reunification of Vietnam there has been an ongoing project to restore and rebuild the Imperial Citadel and there is now a lot to see on a visit.

How Long to Stay at the Imperial Citadel

Allow 3 hours to fully appreciate the Imperial Citadel in Hue, and consider using the services of a guide to assist you in understanding what the Imperial Citadel looked like before the Battle of Hue.

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