Hanoi Train Street

26, Aug

by Anna

About Hanoi Train Street

Tourists have the chance to explore many unique places and experiences in Hanoi such as sacred destinations, historical sites, and types of folk traditions. One of the most interesting activities is to enjoy a drink at the side of the train track. This is surely an incredible trip that you must try once in your lifetime.

Hanoi Train Street

Hanoi Train Street

Train Street is 2 km long passing the quarters of Le Duan, Tran Phu, Cua Dong, and Phung Hung with many arrivals for relaxing, especially at the weekends. The train goes past the inner city through the quarter and sees the bustle and hustle of life here.

The local people know the train’s schedule and they do their own thing as normal until hearing the horns approaching, then they quickly clear the area and make sure there is nothing in the passing way. You can check the train street Hanoi schedule on the internet or ask the local people.

Weather in Hanoi

Vietnam has a total of four seasons and each has its beauty and interesting points. Spring is warm and suitable for discovering the traditional Tet holiday in Vietnam. In this season, you can take a trip to temples or flower markets to enjoy peach blossoms. Summer is hot and it is the best time to explore the best beaches here.

Sunset at West Lake Hanoi

Sunset at West Lake Hanoi

Moreover, hiking the mountains is also a great choice for those who like taking risks and loving nature. Hanoi seems so romantic in Autumn with cool weather so you can travel to many places. Winter is cold but don’t worry, you still have a variety of choices such as Vietnam Tour Packages, Hanoi Day Tours, and Hanoi motorbike tours.

Our friendliness and interesting activities will warm you up. Discovering Hanoi Train Street is available all year round giving tourists different experiences. For more details on the weather before coming to Vietnam, check our post Vietnam Travel Guides.

Enjoy a cup of coffee

In October 2019, the People’s Committee of Hanoi City decided to close all the shops and cafes along the train way due to the covid 19 and the safety of people. However, Train Street reopens and attracts many tourists coming and having drinks here. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get the most exciting experience in Hanoi before any shutdown order.

Drinking Coffee in Hanoi Train Street

Drinking Coffee in Hanoi Train Street

The tourists can try drinks (recommend beer or coffee) under the terraces and wait for the train to pass. That is quite dangerous but it is great if you follow the advice of local people. You can chat with them, walk around to take some photos or enjoy the atmosphere of Hanoi while waiting. In a lively city, sitting down and immersing yourself in nature is the best feeling ever.

In case you want to save time, ask the locals about the train’s schedule, they won't hesitate to tell you. You may pick a place that does not serve food so some vendors can be the best choice to buy food. While you are spending time drinking, order Bánh Mì or sticky rice and they will be happy to bring them to you.

Some Train Street Restaurants

After having a drink on the train street in Hanoi, Vietnam, you might want to find an eating place. Here are some of our recommendations:

Comet Restaurant

It is a warm and glittering restaurant due to the nice decorations and wonderful staff with high-quality food that you never regret trying. This is suitable for all kinds of customers such as alone, a couple, a group of friends, and a family. After that, you can go to the rooftop have a drink, and enjoy the lake view from above with a breeze under the stars. One of the top things to do in Hanoi at night is to see the colorful lights from buildings, cars, and bridges, which creates a memorable image.

Comet Restaurant in Hanoi

Comet Restaurant

Address: 61 Hang Be Street Floor 11, Aurora Premium Hotel & Spa Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

Open time: 3:00-10:00 pm

Price: 5$ - 200$

Quán Ăn Ngon

The restaurant is the typical house of a Vietnamese with a tiled roof, high columns, and wood tables. It offers Vietnamese food such as Pho, spring rolls, oysters, fried chicken, etc. It is quite crowded at particular times and we recommend you book the table before they are full of customers. A great place to try local food here.

Quan An Ngon in Hanoi

Quan An Ngon

Address: 18 Phan Boi Chau, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi

Open time: 6:45 am- 10:00 pm

Price: Reasonable

Grandma's Restaurant

The restaurant serves excellent Vietnamese cuisine with fresh products from local Hanoi. Some of the famous dishes that we recommend are pomelo salad, beef in bamboo and some spring rolls. The atmosphere is so authentic and both owners and staff are really friendly.

Address:  6A Duong Thanh, Cua Dong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

Open time: From 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Price: 15$ - 45$

Hanoi Street Food

In addition, Hanoi is famous for Street food and there are some specialties that we highly recommend. Firstly, Rice noodle soup (Phở) is best known for 2 main types namely Chicken Pho and Beef Pho. The broth of Chicken Pho seems lighter than the other.

Beef Pho in Hanoi

Beef Pho

The customers can add some ingredients such as onion, cilantro, ginger, and fish sauce. For the main dish, you can try Bún Chả made from slow-cooked pork in flavorsome broth, rice noodles, and a basket of herbs and leaves, Bánh Cuốn (Steamed Rice Rolls Stuffed with Pork and Mushrooms).

For dessert, mixed fruits can be the choice with many kinds of fruits including watermelon, mango, jackfruit, etc., or sweet treats. In a stall, there are a variety of dishes that you can try. One of the special drinks in Vietnam is egg coffee and two traditional places are Dinh Cafe and Giang Cafe.

Egg Coffee in Hanoi

Egg Coffee

Egg coffee was first made by Nguyen Van Giang with a simple recipe from egg yolk beaten with condensed milk and black coffee. A cup of coffee with two layers of creamy sweet foam on top and black coffee at the bottom, and the flavor is from light sweet to bitter.

During your journey, don’t forget to take amazing photos to memorize the trip to Hanoi Train Street with your tour guide, local people, and your friends. Furthermore, you should record the Train Street Hanoi video. This will be shown and told to others later.

Other destinations

You can visit many other top best places to visit in Hanoi such as the Old Quarter, French Quarter, Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, etc. You will discover many new interesting information in each place and meet new people. Making friends and enjoying the Hanoi lifestyle. At night, don’t miss the chance to visit the St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi known as the Big Church.

It was constructed by French colonists with a typical structure of Gothic architecture in Vietnam, especially colorful tall glass windows and high domes. Coming here in the Christmas season and seeing a wonderful glittering building.

Tam Coc Ninh Binh

Tam Coc, Ninh Binh

In case you want to go further, Ninh Binh is our top recommendation due to the amazing activities there. There are a variety of tourist attractions there with extreme activities such as hiking to the mountain, religious areas like Bai Dinh pagoda which is the biggest one in Vietnam and holds many records in the region. Additionally, Trang An is a must-see destination due to its stunning beauty and boating experience. For further information, read the 30 best things to do and see in Ninh Binh.

Common questions

How to get to Hanoi Train Street?

Although the train way is 2 km long in the city, the attraction is actually 100m long for coffee and a visit between Phung Hung and Ly Nam De, next to the Old Quarter. You can search the exact location:

  • 5 Tran Phu Hanoi Train Street
  • 224 Le Duan Street.
  • Go along Phung Hung Street.

Do I need to pay any fee when visiting Hanoi Train Street?

It is free to visit the train street in Hanoi and you can sit along the railway and buy a drink if you wish. It is up to customers.

When to visit?

The Train Street is available all day in all seasons so you can visit anytime you wish. However, the stalls are scarce at midnight and after that. It is suitable for daytime and before midnight.

The trip to the famous train street in Hanoi would be one of the most memorable trips when arriving in Vietnam. The rain is approaching while the tourists are having a drink and chatting seems scary but on the other side fear is the best feeling. Asia Private Travels are happy to assist customers create itineraries for free at the best time ever.