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  • Et-pumkin Express train Sapa
  • Number of cabins: 07
  • Book up to 12 months in advance
  • E-ticket
  • Tourist Train
  • Deluxe 4-berth cabin: $28
  • VIP 2-berth cabin: $60

ET-Pumpkin Express Sapa train is a popular choice for tourists visiting Sapa from Hanoi. If one walks past the Orient carriage, he or she will not go without noticing this special train: the artistic Oriental exterior design and high use of carved wood interior. Orient ticket price is on the average side of all Hanoi Sapa train which also explains its popularity. Orient Express offers a quite stunning decoration compared with many other trains operating the same route. The cabin is well maintained, and the ticket price is reasonable.


Cabins of ET-Pumpkin Express train are beautifully decorated by wood-paneled and equipped with air-conditioners. Water and snacks are provided for free to passengers. ET-Pumpkin Express train offers two kinds of cabins, including:

  • VIP 2-berths: Each berth has individual reading lights, baggage storage and spacious trunk for suite case and hand luggage. These cabins are designed to for those who desire to have the privacy with the remarkable interior decor.
  • Deluxe 4-berths: 4-berth cabins are the excellent option for groups of travelers and families due to its large and cozy atmosphere, while the VIP 2-berth cabins with more privacy are the ideal place for those who love to enjoy their trip with more tranquil and private space.

All cabins have large glass-window for a great view of country’s landscape along the way. There are clean and pure private bathroom cabin at the end of each carriage.

Schedule of ET-Pumpkin Express train

ET-Pumpkin Express train travels daily with national trains on the route between Hanoi and Lao Cai. From Hanoi to Lao Cai, ET-Pumpkin departs at 21:40, and reaches Lao Cai Province at 5.25am the next day. On the reverse way, ET-Pumpkin’s carriages leave Lao Cai Province at 20:35 and stop in Hanoi at 4.45 the next morning.

  • SP1: Depart Hanoi to Laocai: 21:40 – 05:45
  • SP2: Depart Laocai to Hanoi 20:35 – 4:45

Price of ET-Pumpkin Express train

For booking travel from Sept 8th, 2017 to Sept 30th, 2018

TicketDeluxe 4-berth cabinVIP 2-berth cabin
Et-pumkin Express train Sapa
One way$28 / berth $60 / berths

Surcharge $2 for one-way tickets

The above rates are inclusive of:

  • Value added tax as prescribed by the State
  • Passenger insurance (According to Vietnam Railways regulation)

Children price:

  • Children under 5 years old free
  • From 5 to 10 years old (height is less than 1m30) buy ½ ticket coupled with parents
  • Over 10 years old as adults.

Special Notes:

  • One way ticket is available except high season.
  • Ticket price does not include meals on the train but includes snack and drinks.
  • Free of charge for children under 5-year-old sharing parent‘s existing berths.
  • WC is not cabin

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