According to the Transport Branch Lao Cai Railway (Railway Transport Company Hanoi), the train traveling weekends Lao Cai - Hanoi and vice versa increased, while foreign tourists accounted for 30%.
Currently, there are three double daily passenger ships voyages Lao Cai - Hanoi and vice versa, which is the ship: LC3, LC4, SP1, SP3, SP3, SP4; on July 7th and Sunday extra pair SP7 ships, SP8.
According Branch Lao Cai railway transport, since the Noi Bai - Lao Cai in operation, number of passenger decline, now only around 600-700 visitors / day. However, on weekends number of passenger still quite crowded, with waves of up to 1,500 visitors / day, of which about 30% are foreigners.
Representing an interpretation tour operators, foreign tourists still prefer train from Hanoi to Lao Cai tourism by many travel websites in foreign languages are mainly introduced transportation from Hanoi to Lao Cai the train, more foreign visitors always put safety requirements first, so go train remains a priority than customer car.