There is an
extensive network. But….. they are slow, stowed with people and
luggage, so not comfortable at all. In fact, the government discourages
travelers taking the public buses."Open tour"
low budget tourists prefer the so-called "open tourist" bus ticket to
travel through the country. The prices of these tickets are extremely
low and even seem to get lower every year.
However, it is good to remember that this ticket has advantages as well as disadvantages: ADVANTAGES
- It's convenient as these buses follow the usual tourist trail: Saigon-Dalat-Nha Trang-Hoi An-Hue-Hanoi
- During the trip, they also stop at the usual tourist spots
- It's extremely cheap
- Night buses save time and money on accommodation DISADVANTAGES
- This buses tend to be uncomfortable. Sinh Café does have new Daewoo
buses with AC, but believe me leg room is not made for my 186 cm
(although my girlfriend had no problems with her 165 cm).
- Seats are not reclining
These buses stop at restaurants for lunch, but these restaurants can be
very bad and dirty (though this is not always the case).
roads in Vietnam are awful, so on some trips it is simply impossible to
sleep. The trip from Hanoi to Hue is notorious for this, but also
Dalat-Nha Trang and Nha Trang-Hoi An. Saigon-Nha Trang on the contrary
is quite good. CONCLUSION
you care for your comfort and are prepared to spend a bit more, it's
best to avoid some trips, especially the Hue-Hanoi trip, and probably
also Nha Trang-Hoi An (take a plane or night train from Nha Trang to
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