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Vietnam Train TIckets

Posted by Lost_Vagabond on 23/2/2013 at 05:16

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.

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Posted by Want2BHappy on 24/2/2013 at 02:34

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,,,,

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Posted by captainbkk on 24/2/2013 at 03:48

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.

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Posted by daawgon on 25/2/2013 at 13:12

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.

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