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Posted by bliprogers on 8/7/2006 at 06:04

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Anyway, recently spoke to a few people back from travelling who had bought a very cheap train ticket from Hanoi to Saigon and could hop on and off as they chose, is this true and how can i get more info??

Checked for train info and it claims this is not possible

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Posted by somtam2000 on 8/7/2006 at 07:46 admin

Hi bliprogers,

I've not heard of that -- are you sure you're not confusing it with the "Open Tours" minibus system which runs just as you describe?

I've also taken a look through the Vietnam Railways site and couldn't see any mention of it.

If you do find out more, please post it here!

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Posted by ReneHanoi on 8/7/2006 at 08:36

Somtam's right, you're talking about the "Open Tour" backpackers bus system. Trains are slow, not that cheap and certainly not that flexible.

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Posted by bliprogers on 13/7/2006 at 17:36

Cheers, it appears it was the bus.....!!! Cheers

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