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bus/train journey times advice

Posted by loafheaduk on 16/4/2014 at 03:50

Hi all

Can anybody advise how long it roughly takes to get from hanoi - hoi an by sleeper train or bus please. Also the same question for hoi an - Ho chi minh city

nice one brothers and sisters, happy travelling :-)

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Posted by oncecalledfred on 16/4/2014 at 04:39

Posted from within Vietnam.

Hi there is no direct train to Hoi An, you'd have to get train to Danang and either get a local bus or get taxi. We got a taxi with Mai Ling for 400,000d but 350,000 on way back in smaller taxi different company. When you get to station you can haggle for price. A private taxi also offered to take us to HA for 250,000 but we didn't accept as we didn't quite trust him.

So train times - we took day train from Danang to Hue took just over 2.5hrs, we then bought another ticket from Hue (as we're stopping there for few days) to Hanoi over night which will take 13hrs though there is a quicker day train which takes 11hrs. So a straight run would take 13.5hrs ish. The reason we decided on night train sleeping coach is because we didn't want to waste a whole day travelling and it saves us one night's hotel.

Hope that makes sense.

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Posted by loafheaduk on 16/4/2014 at 06:32

Nice one fred. Deciding on my itinerary so thats a massive help, cheers buddy :-)

#3 loafheaduk has been a member since 13/4/2014. Posts: 5

Posted by oncecalledfred on 16/4/2014 at 11:54

Posted from within Vietnam.

If you're planning on itinerary, not sure if you've heard of 'heaven and earth' bicycle tours in Hoi An. We went yesterday and it was quite fun and interesting. There's different tours but we went on an afternoon one where you take boat over to another island, ride around with various stops to see local craftsmen and see the countryside. It's slightly expensive but still glad we did it.

We started our trip South working up north stopping at saigon, madagui, dalat, nha trang, Hoi An, hue and will be going to Hanoi in few days, using mixture of bus and train.

Also meant to say ticket from hue-hanoi sleeping train 9pm ish 'soft seat' is 780,000d per ticket though is cheaper if you choose 'hard seat'.

#4 oncecalledfred has been a member since 9/9/2013. Posts: 9

Posted by loafheaduk on 16/4/2014 at 18:11

Yeah nice one fred, keep me posted what you're up to if you see anything [img]smileys/smile.gif[/img]

#5 loafheaduk has been a member since 13/4/2014. Posts: 5

Posted by anton77 on 18/4/2014 at 04:51

Posted from within Vietnam.

You can see the train schedule here http://www.vietnamrailways.net/train-schedule-from-hanoi-to-saigon/

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