火车 #SE6 VIP卧铺舱, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 2020年12月19日
Efficient, clean, easy and affordable. Great way to get from HCMC to Hanoi if you have the time. We took a 4 berth cabin with 2 adults and 2 children aged 3 and 5. Hot food served at every meal and toilets were usable.
飞机 经济舱, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), 2020年2月7日
Very good flight, on time and smooth. Flight attendants friendly and helpful. Will fly Vietnam Airlines again; recommended.
飞机 经济舱, Jetstar Pacific (แปซิฟิค แิอร์ไลน์), 2020年2月1日
Just cheap flight. But it's on time. Good budget air travel.
火车 #SE10 VIP卧铺舱, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 2020年1月16日
I have traveled on Vietnamese trains before and although it had 4 beds, they seemed to be hard sleepers. Last time I booked first class, through the station, they were soft mattresses. I was the first person to arrive on the train and was put into a bottom bunk in a carriage. Later, someone came into my carriage about 8:30pm shouting, "what's your neme?", in English, then someone who was not sleeping In the carriage kept coming and opening the door. They would leave the door open and it did not feel safe. Actually, I have been very disappointed with this journey, although one stuardess was very friendly.
火车 #SE6 第2级别空调卧铺车厢, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 2019年12月30日
Staff English is very poor. It was also really cold in the cabin and there were a few bugs in my bed.
But, the price was very cheap, can not really expect a lot for the price I paid.
飞机 经济舱, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), 2019年12月8日
I flew in December 2019 from Saigon to Hanoi with Vietnam airlines via 12go.asia.
I bought the tickets 3 days before received the voucher immediately which allows you to get the airline ticket at the airport.
Great service received from both companies. Thank you.
火车 #SE4 第2级别空调卧铺车厢, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 2019年12月2日
火车 #SE2 2人舱, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 2019年11月13日
Lower your expectations folks, it’s a frickin train!
Yes, toilets are smelly, but there’s ha hose to shower of all possible disgusting things and bring wet tissues and hand sanitizer. We had toilet paper, but better bring some of that too if you want to be sure.
Yes, people leave and new come and that makes some noise, also it’s a train so it make noise. Bring noise cancelling headphones or earplugs - no big deal.
They served food on the train, we ate that and brought instant noodles and fruits. Also they sell snacks on a carriage but that’s quite expensive.
There is hot and cold water, but we only used the hot as we were unsure of the quality of cold (means also bring own water).
Cabin for 2 was great, nice pillow and blanket. They provided water, tea, coffee and some strange vacuum packed banh mi which was terrible. AC was on and off so mostly the temperature was ok, but do bring some sweater or something for the day.
The views were amazing! First through south of Vietnam overlooking the cloudy hills and then train changed orientation and we got to see the coast in central Vietnam from our window. We’re about 40-60 min late all the way but arrived on time.
Overall (after experiencing Russian railways) over my expectations and a great experience.
火车 #SE6 VIP卧铺舱, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 2019年10月30日
Bed was quite comfortable. Staff were helpful. Train ran on time. Toilets weren't great though.
飞机 经济舱, Vietnam Airlines (เวียดนาม แิอร์ไลน์), 2019年10月26日
Everything went smoothly
火车 #SE6 VIP卧铺舱, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 2019年10月22日
You need to work on your food service. I went without eating for 12 hours. The arrival time of 1900 was way off. I got to Hanoi around 24:30. The beds were not made new for every guest that came aboard. It was unclear where any of the facilities were and I got yelled at when I went looking for the restaurant car. It was not a pleasant 39 1/2 hours. Will not recommend
飞机 经济舱, Jetstar Pacific (แปซิฟิค แิอร์ไลน์), 2019年9月20日
Too many delays
火车 #SE2 VIP卧铺舱, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 2019年9月13日
We thought this service can’t be advised as first class. The compartiments were okey, we had enough space and the beds were comfortable. However, it was very hot during the day and very cold during the night (unbearable even wearing a sweater under the sheets). Moreover, we spent the 30 hour trip surrounded by cockroaches which is by far the worst part of this service ofered as a luxury experience. The staff attitude was good and the food was tasty, but we felt a little deceived because of the whole inconveniences. We travelled by train around Vietnam before and other companies offered by far much better facilities. We feel a little disappointed too to read now other customer reviews and not before the booking, 12go.asia should change this.
火车 #SE2 VIP卧铺舱, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 2019年8月27日
We traveled on the SE2 from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. The train started on time but reached Hanoi a couple of hours late. The cabin had 4 berths and we had the lower and upper berth. The compartment was clean and the berths comfortable. The compartment rolls and jerks.a bit so sleep is intermittent. The air-con was adequate but sometimes felt a bit warm.
The booking process was very smooth and finding our berths and compartment quite easy.
The food sold on board was inexpensive and tasty. There is not much variety, so do carry your favourite snacks and drinks. Beer is available for sale on board.
The scenery is pretty good and the long journey gives a chance to see the beautiful countryside.
The train staff were extremely polite and though they could not communicate in English, did their best in sign language.
Downsides: 34 hours on the train can be quite long, so it is better to break up the journey.
There is no restriction on smoking, so smoke smell can be overwhelming.
Sleep is not very smooth due to the constant swaying of the compartment.
飞机 经济舱, VietJet Air, 2019年8月26日
Service was ok
火车 #SE2 2人舱, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 2019年8月19日
Cabin was nice and clean, comfortable beds. The view from the window was stunning.
Service was very poor, had to call and ask for meals. Got forgotten at dinner time and had to have instant noodles.
Toilets were very dirty and toilet paper ran out within the first day.
火车 #SE8 仅是第2等级空调座位, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 2019年8月11日
Interesting trip. We booked seats because we left it till late and all the beds were sold out.
Seats were comfy. No tray for food (i.e. no tray like the ones you get on planes but you can book seats with tables in the middle). Blankets were provided. Lots of kids and people are generally loud even though the carriage is quiet.
If you're going from HoChiMinh to Hanoi, then somewhere in the middle, the train changes sides. So there will be one half of the journey going forward and one half going backwards no matter what seats you select.
No need to carry water as you can buy water on the train and at various stations at the usual street prices.
If you're vegan/Vegetarian/allergic and/or picky about where and how things are cooked, then take your own food unless you only want sugary snacks which are plentiful. No fruits on offer at stations nor the train (which was a surprise to us at least).
Amazing scenery on both sides!
火车 #SE2 VIP卧铺舱, Vietnam Railways (Đường sắt Việt Nam), 2019年7月12日
The staff on the train were nice but the toilets were really dirty. There were men smoking on the train as well and you can smell the smoke going inside the cabin.