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Train from Danang to Hue?

  • Flymarbles

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    Hello I am wondering if it is necessary to pre-book train tickets form Danang to Hue? If so what is the best way to go about it?

    Thanks again

    #1 Posted: 24/12/2008 - 16:00

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  • somtam2000

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    It depends when you're going. It's easier to book train tickets once you're in country rather than from overseas, so as long as you're not commencing your trip to Vietnam in Da Nang I'd get the tickets once you're there.

    #2 Posted: 26/12/2008 - 07:15

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    Flymarbles

    Why by train?

    Have you checked out the timetable & cost.

    Cheaper, more efficient and more enjoyable by bus.

    Cheers

    #3 Posted: 27/12/2008 - 15:41

  • annalaura

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    you can also get a bus from danang to hue - VERY CHEAP or even a car or a cab is cheap if there are a couple of you.

    #4 Posted: 31/12/2008 - 07:05

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    The train trip from Da Nang to Hue is one of the most beautiful stretches of railway in the country (Mrs Travelfish says best in the world!) -- that's why we recommend doing it -- sure the bus is cheaper, faster and more convenient, but the train trip is stunning.

    #5 Posted: 31/12/2008 - 07:23

  • brucemoon

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    Must agree that the scenery is fantastic.

    I've done it on moto - and been able to visit the waterfalls, swimsites, beaches, etc.

    And, by bus.

    Just different horses for different courses.

    I doubt Flymarbles has returned. Pity

    #6 Posted: 31/12/2008 - 07:29

  • Flymarbles

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    I've returned. I have been quite busy... Actually leaving tomorrow morning. Yeah!! Planning my itinerary has consumed my life for the last month. I quess that's why one should probably plan well in advance :0) SE Asia seems amazing and I can't wait to go (first time in Asia.) Many thanks to Travel Fish for assisting in my adventure and thanks again to Rufus, for recommending a Barci ceremony. As for the train ride, one last question. Is it better to take an older train where you can stick your head out the window, or a newer faster train where the windows do not open?

    Bon Voyage!

    #7 Posted: 31/12/2008 - 15:33

  • brucemoon

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    The time you will asumedly wish to travel is middle of the day, and its the Reunification Express that will cart you along the tracks.

    Its a Chinese built (think Chinese second hand) train and has a variety of class options (and prices).

    Soft seat tends not to have many smokers, but as you move down the list there's more smoking.

    As for 'look see', if you travel soft seat, you have the priveledge of going about the train to find your own 'site'.

    But, the scenery aspect is really only for about an hour or so.

    cheers

    #8 Posted: 31/12/2008 - 17:05

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