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Vietnam travel packages – how to spend 17 hours on a train


Referring to Quang Nam, people often think of Hoi An – a small city on the Thu Bon River. Not only knew by tourists in the country, Hoi An ancient town is also an ideal destination for foreigners. There are many means of transportation to bring visitors to Hoi An such as airplanes, cars, motorbikes, coaches … but perhaps most interesting and interesting is to travel Hoi An by train.

Hoi An city has no railway station. Most visitors to Hoi An by train must stop at Da Nang station or Tam Ky. From the station, tourists can take bus, private car or taxi to Hoi An city.


Sunrise on Ancient Town of Hoi An

Train ticket price from Hanoi to Da Nang is about 300,000 – 650,000 VND, depending on the type of seat. Travel time is around 17 hours. Although the train travel time is quite long, in return, visitors have many interesting experiences on a tour to central Vietnam:

1/ Enjoy the wonderful view

When flying at a height of more than 9,000 meters, you will not have the opportunity to view mountains or valleys. However, through the window of the train, the scenery along the way is even more worth a visit. You will be relaxed throughout your trip instead of sleeping on the plane. The train passing through Hai Van pass is a very enjoyable experience in this Vietnam tailor-made tour. From the windows you can admire the beautiful scenery of Lang Co Bay, then the sea borders Hue and Da Nang. At night, the surroundings became quiet, with only a few lights on. Watching the night on the train is very cool and peaceful.


Beautiful Lang Co Bay

2/ Opportunity to make new friends and spend time with old friends

A journey on the train will be an opportunity to spend time with old friends, without having to watch a movie on the plane or be disturbed by car horns when driving. You will be able to chat with friends, even answer the questions from curious children on the train during the trip. This is a gift that tailor made tours in Vietnam always try to bring to tourists.

In addition, carriages are also a place to meet and make new friends. Seats on the train often face each other, very easy to talk. On the plane, the bar area is reserved for VIPs, otherwise, on the train, the dining hall is for everyone to eat and drink.

3/ Relax moment

Seats on the plane are often very narrow, while the space on board is much more comfortable. You can even get up and walk whenever you want without having to wait for the safety LEDs to turn off like on an airplane.

You can also lay a bed, which is much cheaper than a first-class plane ticket to have a comfortable bed. When waking up, a beautiful scene may be waiting for you outside the window of the train.


A room on a train

When sitting for a long time and feeling tired, you should go around the train to explore, it will be very interesting. If you are lucky, you can even meet an artist who brings the guitar on board and enjoys free music.

4/ Ideal workspace

If you are on an airplane, you may be annoyed because people are too noisy. On a train, you can stand up and find another place. Empty seats on the train are often more on the plane. In other words, the train has more space and fewer annoyances. Also, you can watch the scenery outside the train, the vast space as wide as before. Also, you can watch the scenery outside the train, the vast space is spread out in front of your eyes. It will be a very memorable thing.


A train crossing Hai Van Pass

The bus station is not located in the train station, so visitors need to move to the station to catch the bus to the city. The Da Nang-Hoi An bus route will take about 20 minutes, operating from 5 hours 30 minutes to 17 hours 30 minutes, ticket price about 20,000 VND / person/ticket.


Da Nang train station

If you want to travel by taxi to Hoi An, you can pick up the car at the station, the cost ranges from 100,000 to 200,000.

If traveling by motorbike, tourists can travel along Highway 1 to the South about 27km to Vinh Dien, turn left to Huynh Thuc Khang. Then, visitors will go straight to the ancient town of Hoi An.

For transportation to Hoi An, tourists can be assured that the means of transportation here are diverse and cheap. To explore the ancient town of Hoi An and surrounding areas, guests can walk, rent bikes, motorcycles, pedicabs, taxis or even boats.

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