Vietnam Train TIckets
31st October, 2012
I'm planning on travelling to Vietnam about the 2nd of April and am planning on flying in to Hanoi and working my way down the countryover 3 weeks. As I will be stopping off for a few days in different parts is it possible to get a flexible ticket of sorts? What I mean by that instead of having to buy a ticket for all the legs e.g A ticket for Hanoi - Da Nang then a seperate ticket for Nha Trang.
It dosen't bother me either way but it was just so I was informed.
#1 Posted: 23/2/2013 - 05:16
23rd February, 2013
Not possible on the train. You could buy all the different tickets you need at the train station in Hanoi , but then you're stuck with them if you want to change your plans - more stops, fly some legs, head off in to the central highlands (where there is no train).
You can buy a ticket Hanoi - Saigon for a bus trip which allows you the flexibility of stopping off as often as you want along the way, but you're committed to a single company for the whole journey (even if you find out that they suck early on) and, imho, likely to end up in more of a tourist herd...
With three weeks, which is better than two weeks, but still not enough to see everything, I'd just make it up as I went along. Difficult to plan how long you want to stay somewhere until you get there,,,,
#2 Posted: 24/2/2013 - 02:34
16th February, 2012
now do some simple logic thinking.
-all traininfo is via seat61. to find. trains are IMHO only worth it for longer overnite trips in a sleeper.
-For bus: you would need to make a new REServation anyway all the time- does it really matter if you buy a new ticket then again? For those ''stopover''tickets you ALSO need to choose a route, with the stops-you cannot just change mind after buying-or loose the money. These tickets tend to cost a little more (but are still so cheap for westerners thats not worth even thinking about)as all single tickets combined-thats for the added paperwork and sending details over.
#3 Posted: 24/2/2013 - 03:48
17th April, 2007
Total reviews: 2
You will waste too much time traveling by train in Vietnam - suggest you mix in a few flights. Danang-Nha Trang is terribly long and boring by train - fly that sector.
#4 Posted: 25/2/2013 - 13:12
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