Dalat Railway Station

Dalat Railway Station, Da Lat: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Dalat Railway Station Reviews: 3.5/5

Dalat Railway Station
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
In its heyday, Dalat Station boasted three arrivals and departures daily. The French built the railway station itself, while the zigzagging tracks were planned and implemented by the Swedish, experts in tricky terrain.
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Stephanie C
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam89 contributions
Fun for half an hour
Mar 2021
The parked trains are really cool and look like the Polar Express (or Hogwarts express) and the whole place is very cute. I've been twice and kids (aged 3 and 4) love it. However, the train is never running when I'm there -either I'm just unlucky or it'd be good if they advertised this better
Written April 2, 2021
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DirtyPierreOnTour
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam12,335 contributions
I love old trains so naturally wanted to see the old station
Sep 2020 • Couples
And it didn't disappoint even though the trains weren't running because of COVID-19 we still got to see magnificent examples of carriages from a bygone era. I definitely will make a trip back when the trains are back running again.
Written September 16, 2020
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Veronica Morra
Da Lat, Vietnam299 contributions
Train lover's delight.
Sep 2020 • Solo
The Da Lat-Thap Cham Railway was started in 1908, about ten years before being conceived by the French. Given the challenges of the mountainous landscapeconstruction proceeded slowly and took 24 years to complete. Being able to read a bit of the colorful history was enlightening. The train does do a tourist run to a village just a few kilometers away, but due to COVID19 it was.not running when I visited. They expect to resume activity in a few weeks. Adults and children were enjoying having their photos taken on the cars, locomotive and caboose. There is an open coffee and souvenirs shop and several vendors. The station has a nice park an on the grounds is The Choco Cafe with delicious chocolate drinks and pastries as well as Vietnamese Chocolate for purchase. Very enjoyable.(If the train was running, I would have.given it five stars.)
Written September 14, 2020
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Lunymar
Hanoi, Vietnam95 contributions
Worth the detour from the walk around the lake
Jul 2020
We wandered up to the station, which is only a 10 minute walk up from the lake, on our final day, and were glad that we had. It costs 5,000VND to go in which is very reasonable as it goes towards the upkeep of the station. Train enthusiasts shouldn't miss it, but even if trains aren't your thing,t's worth a visit to appreciate the building's architecture and to take a look at the old carriages and steam engine rusting out back.
Written July 15, 2020
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JSTrip_77
Hanoi, Vietnam1,045 contributions
Pretty but deserted.
May 2020
I'd been so excited to go to the station as I love trains. But, since there were so few visitors, the train wasn't running. So, in the end, I didn't really get the full experience. The station is charming though. It was worth a photo. But, I guess I'l have to go back for the full experience!
Written May 25, 2020
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Stephen Haworth
8 contributions
Dalat
Dec 2019 • Solo
City of flowers, coffee, strawberries and wine. Nice climate, refreshingly cooler than Saigon. Please do visit the Crazy house, Maze bar, French style railway station and ride the cable car to the Truc Lam monastery.
Written April 7, 2020
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Margaret H
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
Railway enthusiasts will enjoy.
Mar 2020
Some interesting old carriages. Be warned - train only goes if 20 people show up. So maybe go early in the morning?
Written March 15, 2020
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Jackie
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
Great little trip
Mar 2020
Cute train ride to an amazing pagoda! They train went through the local villages and market gardens.
Written March 10, 2020
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Port8209
12 contributions
Not as good as expected
Mar 2020 • Couples
We bought tickets for the short trip at 170k dong each - 2nd class VIP tickets. These got us a seat on a padded bench which was quite comfortable. The train itself is quaint and spacious as is the station.

The views from the train are what lets it down - row after row of poly tunnels and various garbage strewn on the train banks.

Some of the passengers pulled their curtains as they didn’t want to sit in the sun so if you were opposite them you could only look out your side. We walked to the end of the carriage and stood outside (guards seemed to be fine with this).

An okay trip.
Written March 5, 2020
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Ian P
Cambridge, UK396 contributions
Loved it
Feb 2020
I enjoyed my visit to the train station and ride on the train. Would definitely recommend a ride on the train. The view from the window wasn't always the best, but it was a lovely smooth ride.
Written March 3, 2020
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