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Sleeper train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh via Hue

  • kelpeta

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    I'm trying to find out if I buy a ticket on the overnight train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh...

    1)can I get off at Hue, wonder around for the day, and get back on the next overnight train in Hue to get to Ho Chi Minh City or would I need two separate tickets?

    2)Any ideas of the cost of tickets? I've heard US$35, but not sure if thats just to Hue or through to HCMC.

    3)Is Hue worth the stop if Im pushed for time? Thinking about maybe flying from Hanoi to HCMC, but budget wise I want to compare flight versus train cost.


    #1 Posted: 16/11/2007 - 16:53

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    1) I believe that would be two tickets.

    2) See the Vietnam Railways website for detailed price information or download the Vietnam Railways cheat sheet in the Member's Centre.

    3) If time allows, Hua is worth a stop, but if you're not planning on stopping anywhere else, then a flight could be a better idea.

    #2 Posted: 17/11/2007 - 08:57

  • CatBa2

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    Every journey or segment of a journey has to be separately booked.

    If you catch "the overnight train" to HCMC you will actually get to spend two nights and two days on the train before reaching HCMC.

    Trains travel a maximum speed of around 70 kilometres per hour and given that the distance between the two largest cities is 1,600 kilometres you can calculate the traveling time.

    Flying time is around 1.5 -2 hours.

    Hue can be seen in half a ay by using the City Tour bus (make sure you use the bus from City Tour and NOT Trekking Travel). A half-day tour for around USD$6 includes the Citadel and the tombs.

    At this time Hue is NOT flooded, Hoi An IS still flooded.

    There are flights to Hue from both the north and south.

    #3 Posted: 18/11/2007 - 13:32

  • jamedannock

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Book an overnight train ticket from HCMC to Hue , stop over in Hue for 2 nights then take a livitrans train tickets to Hanoi. It is not bad idea to book the tickets through TrainTicketDeliver.com

    #4 Posted: 14/7/2011 - 08:49

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