On the railway routes from Hanoi to Sapa, Fanxipan train is considered one of the giant suppliers. With main principle to gain attention of travelers and compete with other train by services and professionalism, Fanxipan Express operator has invested reasonably in not only equipping deluxe amenities, but also in training staff and providing application with great quality to their passengers. This explains why Fanxipan Express is more and more chosen by both domestic and international travelers, for the most unforgettable trips exploring the charming Sapa.
Carriages of Fanxipan Express are only able to provide limited number of cabins and berth to its passengers. There is only Superior cabin which have 4 berths on this train, which are located on 4 different carriages with capacity of 112 passengers. Fanxipan Express does not provide private 2-berths cabin, but travelers can also select VIP treatments for more privacy on their trips.
In all cabins of Fanxipan Express, interior and in-room equipment are carefully chosen to guarantee that passengers enjoy their train trip the most. They are paneled with wood, decorated with art work and a large window to see spectacular sceneries outside. Air-conditioner is equipped on every cabin, and other essentials amenities such as reading lights and luggage storage are also equipped. Toilets are not in each cabin, but passengers can find those on the end of carriage. There is no carriage which plays as a restaurant, but mini-bar is located at the end of it, at which passengers can find snack, drink and hot fastfood such as instant noodles.
Fanxipan Express Train is operated everyday with fix schedule for visitors. On the route from Hanoi to Lao Cai, Fanxipan Express has starting time at 9.10 pm and reaches Lao Cai Province at 5.30 am the next day. The reverse route has some minor difference, with travelling time 8.10 pm to 4.50 am the following day. For some reason likes bad weather or technical issues, schedule might be modified, and changes on time are informed to passengers immediately.
One advantage of this train compared to other rail services suppliers in the same route is that, it run in more appropriate time frame. On the Hanoi – Lao Cai direction, starting time at 9.10 is more proper to passengers to have dinner and relax a few minutes before departing, while time to reach Lao Cai at 5.30am is also ideal, as it is not too early to get up. The similar time frame is set to reverse way, while leaving time at 8.10pm is perfect, and time to reach Hanoi at 4.50 is somehow early but still fine. However, Fanxipan Express is more attractive than some of other trains in this route, due to its cheap price and reasonable standard of quality.
Fanxipan Express does not have much disadvantage, but one of the most serious issues is that there might be shortage of some equipment on this train, especially entertainment devices. There are only limited options of entertainment that are provided by Fanxipan Express, with mostly magazines and newspaper. Moreover, no restaurant carriage travels with Fanxipan Express, which means less option of hot meals and drink for passengers to consider.
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Cancellation and change policy are noted in our Terms & Conditions