Trains and Planes in Vietnam

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1. Posted by c_dog03 (Budding Member 13 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


I'll be in Vietnam in about a month, and I have a couple of questions about the transportation. I'm planning on arriving in HCMC from Cambodia in the afternoon and booking a sleeper train ticket for the following night. Will I have any problems booking a sleeper train only 30 hours in advance?

Later I'm planning on booking a flight from Hanoi to Vientiane. Is the best way to buy the ticket through a travel agent? How far in advance should I book it and about how much should it cost?

Thanks for any help,


2. Posted by vngreen (Full Member 71 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

You did'nt told where you go by train, from HCMC to where. Now, the summer in Vietnam, tourism season so the finding a train ticket (soft sleeper is more difficult).But I think there are some kind of train ticket you can choose as hard sleeper, soft seat...
Of course you can use bus or flight.
And the air ticket from Hanoi to Vientian, you can booking in travel agent or air ticket office. The pice about 110USD/per.

3. Posted by liebling (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


Some suggest for you

  • Train (HCM - HN)

if you book the ticket from Station at HCM: SE2 (HCM to HN) the price about 49$ - 65$ but don't care about it. you should book ticket from travel agent (fee service from 5 -10%).

  • Bus (HCM - HN)

Open bus (daily) price about : 30 - 35 U$

  • Flight Ticket From Hanoi to Vientaine about 110$, you can book travel agent or air ticket Officer