train 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Mar 19, 2020
Train was a good way to see country and its people.
train 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Mar 14, 2020
It was ok
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Feb 21, 2020
Last minute flight tkt. Due to cancellation by Vietnam air.thank you Vietjet. Superb flight and seats. 4 mature travellers.
train 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Feb 18, 2020
Not much difference to 2nd class except only 4 beds, pretty dirty but overall an okay trip.
train Cabin 2x, Vietnam Railways, Feb 17, 2020
It was clean, nice conductor and in the night we had only 3 little cockroaches which we killed with the anti brumm forte????
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Feb 3, 2020
flight Economy, Vietnam Airlines, Feb 2, 2020
everything was ok, except for 20m delay
train #SE21 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Jan 31, 2020
We had booked two beds in a 6-bed cabin. We ended up being 11 people, which was way too much!! The door had to stay open in order for people to be there. It was not a pleasant ride.
train #SE7 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Jan 28, 2020
We were left with the top berths which pretty much feel like a coffin. The a/c blows an icy wind frim just half a meter distance. The toilet is definitely off-limits to anyone with a sense of smell and a pair of eyes
train #SE21 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Jan 21, 2020
You get what you pay for. Definitely wouldn't recommend for the 12 hours I was on it. Aircon was too cold, needed to wear jacket with hood up and, toilets were 3rd world.
flight Economy, VietJet Air, Jan 14, 2020
Flight delayed. No offer of a drink of water.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Jan 11, 2020
Наш рейс отменили, нам никто не сообщил, приехали на автовокзал поздно вечером с сумками и облом, пришлось ждать несколько часов до 2 ночи рейса который все таки поехал, было много свободного места, и удалось немного поспать, берите с собой влажные салфетки если хотите спать на чистом месте.
train #SE7 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Jan 9, 2020
Cleanliness of the train is dubious. To climb up onto our top bunks required athletic flexibility as no ladder is provided. The berths are a bit hard and there are no privacy curtains. The train was punctual and it got us to our destination and we managed to sleep quite well. Apart from three other human passengers in our carriage a little mouse also made an appearance.
train #SE7 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Jan 5, 2020
We had booked and paid 1st class tickets, but ended up in the same 2nd class booth we had travelled on a few days earlier, only this time for a few dollars more. We did not get the seats we had booked, which we had been informed about, therefore ok, still not cool. The trains are very dirty (we even had cockroaches), there are people smoking on the train and no one asks them to stop. The AC cannot be adjusted, thus be prepared to be cold and catch a cold (like I did).
Booking service was good, we received the tickets within a few hours, but if you end up not getting the seats and class you paid for, there should be a refund of the difference.
Bus Standard AC, Hoang Long, Jan 5, 2020
Schedule is not precise and arrival point at nha trang is too far from the city center. (This is just to give other traveler a heads up.) The ride was just ok though.
train #SE7 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Jan 3, 2020
Not so much clean
train #SE3 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Dec 30, 2019
Train arrived on time at Da Nang and Nha Trang. Reserved seats clearly marked and plenty of room for luggage. The only issue was with 'broken' seats, in this case the footrest would not go down which was uncomfortable for a ten hour journey.
train #SE5 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Dec 25, 2019
Service from 12goasia was really efficient and very user friendly.
train #SE7 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Dec 22, 2019
The train was quite cramped. No head room whatsoever, specially for the upper berths. The laundry was quite dirty - the bedsheets, the blankets are just folded once you used them and ready for the next guests, the pillows are dirty too.
train #SE1 Cabin 2x, Vietnam Railways, Dec 4, 2019
Although the cabin appeared clean at the beginning, we spent the 8 and a half hour journey killing cockroaches. 16 in total. Very uncomfortable trip due to this.
train #SE7 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Nov 21, 2019
Faster than bus, however very dirty, toilets very dirty. Cold and dirty cabinets. No place to charge any device. Sheets and pillow not changed. Would only recommend if you want to travel faster than bus. Best choice would be flying and bus.
train #SE7 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Nov 20, 2019
Carruagem muito barulhenta, sem local para carregar telemóvel ou qualquer outra coisa, os lençóis não são mudados, apenas esticados e os colchões pouco confortáveis e estávamos em primeira classe. Apesar de tudo tinha um aspecto aparentemente limpo. Enfim, uma aventura que aconselho.
train #SE9 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Nov 18, 2019
Half of the seats were broken and the food was terrible.
train #SE7 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Nov 9, 2019
Rooms and toilet in car was not clean enough. Although it was not as terrible as someone writes.
train #SE7 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Nov 8, 2019
Roaches in the mattress - not a good experience.
train #SE7 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Oct 19, 2019
Very small spacing as I'm 5'10, 210 pounds. I can fit in but don't expect to turn or sit up. Can be good if your just sleeping the whole way. Higher beds are closer to the ac.
train #SE3 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Oct 9, 2019
Very easy trip that suited us well since we wanted to go by anything else but flight. Nice seats and they sold food and drinks on the train. The bad thing was the cockroaches and the toilets.
train #SE3 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Sep 29, 2019
Especially the toilets are not clean, the rest also not.
train #SE7 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Sep 26, 2019
My blanket was in a ball on my bed when I arrived and there was a dead bug under my pillow. The train itself is very noisy and with the wind I needed headphones to listen to music. There is no curtain for privacy of course the toilets are nasty. The train was also an hour late. On the good side of things: the staff warned me personally when we arrived at my stop (ie woke me up).
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train, Sep 14, 2019
I had come to Vietnam to travel the country by train and was not expecting high standards of any type, The trains and station facilities are very basic and there is a definite lack of information for tourists, no help from staff at station not a word then again nobody in this country seems to want to engage with tourists or not me at least ???
I have enjoyed my train journeys and I’ve seen some fantastic scenery along the way and would recommend you for yourself however just don’t expect high standards that you may be used too in your own country.
I paid for violette train SE3 which should have had luxury compartments as in the description and cost was far higher than standard price ??? Apparently this was the only ticket available so I had no choice, standard is always good enough for me.
There was a woman sitting at a small desk at the station where I swapped my voucher and was given a ticket for getting through the automatic barriers.
I boarded at Danang and my cabin was very dirty from previous occupants from Hanoi to Danang, there was lots of insects crawling on the walls, the bedding had been used already and just simply folded for me to reuse. I quickly realised that my compartment was no different to any other compartment on the train regardless of ticket type you paid for so makes me wonder why I had to pay far more for the same thing ? I arrived at Nah Trang 20 minutes late, not bad for over 9 hour journey.
Go for it and give it a try but don’t expect too much, certainly don’t expect a Vietnamese to acknowledge you or speak to you, maybe push you out the way, give you dirty looks, run off with your change !
train #SE7 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Aug 16, 2019
Booking easy and smooth, unlike the rail lines. Bed clean, but it was difficult to sleep due to the very hard mattress and bumpy ride.
train #SE7 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Aug 12, 2019
Delayed and dirty
train #SE7 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Aug 9, 2019
There were cockroaches on the Floor. And no clean sheets. For the rest a comfortabel trip
train #SE7 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Aug 4, 2019
Travel was safe and as good as expected, but the sleeping cabin on the top bunk was dirty and there were 10 people sleeping in the 6 birth cabin. All in all it was an experience, but better signage at the station and more info on the website about what the bunk order is would be good
train #SE5 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Vietnam Railways, Aug 3, 2019
Expected it to be worse. Apart from 30' delay no complaints. 8,5 hrs train for little less than 500km.
train #SE1 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Jul 31, 2019
The train was delayed and we were sitting to close to the smelley toilet. Besides that people were smoking there so that wasn’t pleasent either.
train #SE1 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Jul 27, 2019
The train had a delay of 100 minutes. The chairs were broken, the toilet was very dirty.
train #SE1 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Jul 18, 2019
Not clean seats, people just thought garbage on a floor. It will be so good if you have place for trash.
train #SE9 2nd Class AC seats only, Vietnam Railways, Jul 18, 2019
The train was a little late but the seats are comfortable and the AC worked well.
train #SE21 1st Class Sleeper, Vietnam Railways, Jul 17, 2019
A bit scared when i was reading some comments but the trip was great!
The 1st class sleeper is good enough for our 10 hours trip.
You have usb charger on your bed and because they only announce stops in Vietnamese, someone came to tell us we had to go out in the next stop. So we new when to go out the train.
We are taking an other 9 hours trip in 1st class sleeper in 2 days, and we are now relax about this coming trip
train #SE3 VIP Sleeper 4x, Violette Express Train, Jul 16, 2019
Vi havde en fin togtur. Vognen var ok ren og pæn. Dog så vi en lille mus under et af vores sæder. Desuden kunne rude med fordel gøres ren, så man kunne se mere ud af den.
Men samlet er vi fint tilfredse.