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Railway: Calcutta-Hanoi-Hongkong

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1. Posted by seabranch (Budding Member, 12 posts) 6 Sep '06 11:03

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Hi!

Is there any way of travelling by railway from Calcutta to Hanoi, and/or from Hanoi to Hongkong.

Thanks!

Martin

[ Edit: Edited at Sep 6, 2006 11:04 AM by seabranch ]

2. Posted by citybell (Respected Member, 419 posts) 6 Sep '06 11:22

There is no railway from Calcutta (now Kolkotta)to Hanoi.
Not sure about Hanoi to Hongkong.

3. Posted by Thi_travel (Budding Member, 27 posts) 6 Sep '06 17:50

Hi,
There is a train from Hanopi to Dong Dang and then go further to China. From China, you can work your way to Hongkong.

Cheers,
Thi

4. Posted by novos (Budding Member, 21 posts) 7 Sep '06 18:57

yes, there is a way from Hanoi to Hongkong.
but i think there is no direct way.

u can go Hanoi to Nanning (Guangxi China)
they got bus and railway too to go HK from Nanning.

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5555 posts) 8 Sep '06 02:54

Quoting seabranch

Hi!

Is there any way of travelling by railway from Calcutta to Hanoi, and/or from Hanoi to Hongkong.

Thanks!

Martin

Unfortunately there are countries like Bangladesh and Myanmar in between and crossing from Myanmar or India into China is almost impossible for tourists.
Maybe take a flight first into China or Thailand?

6. Posted by jonnyg (Budding Member, 2 posts) 3 Jan '07 05:32

there are indirect rail connections from hanoi to hong kong through nanning and guanzhou. however, a faster route would be to take a minibus to the lang son border crossing, a taxi on the other side to the railway, a train to nanning and then a bus to guanzhou, for where you can get the kowloon / canton express. It sounds complicated but I made the journey in about 30 hours, arriving in nanning about 8p.m. and getting the overnight bus (about 12 hours) and an early morning KCR train. The busses are nicer than the trains in china (sleeper busses - with proper beds!) . make sure you have a guide book and place names written in chinese somehow (you can buy maps in chinese in hanoi!) to avoid getting lost.