In 1902, Hang Co station was inaugurated and put into operation together with Long Bien Bridge as the starting station of the Hanoi - Lao Cai railway (1905) and until 1936 was a trans-Vietnam railway. After the August Revolution was successful, day and night the train took the Southern armies from the localities to the South against the French. In 1954, Viet Minh forces took over Hang Co station. In 1972, the station was hit by a massive American Empire bomb. The great hall house, where the grand clock of the station was hung, was completely destroyed and from here, trains and trucks all had to run at night. After April 30, 1975, Hang Co Station was renamed Hanoi Station. In 1989, the station was invested, renovated and upgraded to serve customers.
From Hanoi (The Capital of Vietnam), you can go to every where in Vietnam by train, special as Sapa, Hue, Danang... With the overnight train, you should take the Soft berth to sleep and you will feel more comfortable tomorrow morning.
Hanoi station has two gates. The Main gate located at 120 Le Duan street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi. This Gate is usually for South-bound train. And the Station B located at Tran Quy Cap street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi usually for North train as Sapa.
Both of station have the waiting hall for passengers. You can wait for the train at there if you have a long time.
With the Tourist train, If You receive the vourcher, you will have to arrive at their office at Station to reconfirm the train tickets before you get in the train. You will see the address and the guide on the vourcher and you are be at the office 1 hour before your departure.