does anyone know how long does it take to get from Hanoi to HCMC by bus?
Ooh, and, is it possible to travel this route by train?
We are in a hurry, because we have our flights back to Europe from HCMC,
but Bkk to Saigon airplane tickets are quite expensive.
The open tour buses take around 24 hours with stop offs at various places enroute but are not direct. There are flights between Hanoi to HCMC which cost around £35 one way Pacific Airways or Vietnam Airlines being the carriers. The trains will do it too but again these are likely to take around 24 hours at least.
Any travel agent or tour operator can book the flights/trains or buses for you with relative ease.
I suggest you try to book a Pacific Airlines ticket online. Second option is the train, bus only as a last resort. Good Luck.