The railway station of Hanoi (Vietnam): Ga Hà Nội.
Here the trains departs to the south. To Hue, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City.
Note: the trains (night trains) of the Vietnamese national railway company departs from track 1 to 6 (entrance from the front via the main building).
The tourist trains to Sa Pa leave from the back of the station. It is usually no problem to cross the tracks, but if you come by taxi, you go already to the right place.
The taxi from Old Town to the train station costs around 50,000 Dong.
If you want to exchange a voucher for a tourist-night train to a real ticket, this is only possible at the rear (smaller) station: pass the railway building right hand and you will find a smaller garage. This opens about 1:30 hours before train leaves.
Arriving from Sa Pa by a night train in the morning, taxi drivers already awaits you and want to drive you to Old Town for 150,000 Dong. Just insist on the 50,000 Dong and you will be forwarded to cheaper drivers.
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